Monogram 1:48 B-17G Flying Fortress

B-17G, 'Hikin For Home', of 91st Bomb Group, 322 Bomb Squadron, Bassingbourn, England.   Build by: Wayne Hui Build Date: Start October 19, 2019, Finished xxxx Monogram Kit At the time when I write this article, Monogram is the only choice for a B-17 in 48th scale.  That is until now.   I read that by October... Continue Reading →

1:48 Monogram Do-335A Nachtjager

What If -  Luft '46 Do-335A Nachtjager, NJG-1 Build Date: August 18, 2019, Finished Oct 24, 2019. History of Do-335 In 1942, the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (RLM) issued a specification and invitation for tender for a twin-engine Schnellbomber (fighter-bomber) capable of carrying a 500 kg bomb at speeds of 750 km/h over a range of 2000 km. ... Continue Reading →

Academy 1:48 CH/HH 46D Seaknight

Build by: Ricky (Helo) Wong Build Date: September 21, 2019 US NAVY Helicopter Transport Squadron HC-11 Ricky (Helo) Wong, is an avid helicopter/aircraft/armour/diorama/figures modeller.   His well-versed skills in all these areas of scale modelling are brought to bear this time on the Academy 1:48 CH-64D kit which was released sometime back in 2005. Of particular... Continue Reading →

1:48 SB2C-4 Helldiver

Monogram Pro Modeler 1:48 SB2C-4 Curtiss Helldiver Bomber Squadron VB-12 aboard USS Randolph (CV-15), 1945. Build Date:  Start May 13, 2019, Finished July 13, 2019.  SB2C-4 Helldiver  The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver was intended to be an advanced and better dive bomber to replace the ageing SBD Dauntless in November 1943.   After the war in the Pacific... Continue Reading →

Monogram 1:48 TBD Devastator

Devastator 5-T-7 (Section Leader) from VT-5 assigned to the USS Yorktown (CV-5). Build Date: May 2005. This is one of my favourite amongst my models.   This model along with my Monogram A-10 marked the period when my scale modelling techniques improved to a point where I felt I was able to compete with the best... Continue Reading →

Tamiya 1:48 A1J Skyraider

Build Start: August 5, 2017 - Finished September 7 56th Special Operations Wing, 602nd Fighter Squadron, 1969, Thailand The full article of this build will be published in the November Issue 265 of Tamiya Model Magazine (TMMI). Aircraft: The Douglas Skyraider was an aircraft that was designed in the latter part of World War II... Continue Reading →

Hasegawa 1:48 Nakajima B5N2 “Kate”

Hasegawa 1:48 Nakajima B5N2 Type 97 Attack Bomber Kit: No.09442 Build Date:  July 11 Start date, finished July 31, 2017 Introduction Hasegawa first produced this fine 1:48 kit of a Nakajima B5N2 Type 97 back around 2001.  Over the years they reboxed this kit with photoedge to allow the modeller to fold the wing as well... Continue Reading →

Monogram 1:48 RCAF B-25 Mk. III

Built Date: January 22, 2010 RCAF 418 Squadron, "City of Edmonton" The full build article is available in the September 2011 issue (Vol. 29, Issue 7) of Fine Scale Modeler. The Model Kit This is a long-awaited build of a B-25 that was in service with RCAF Squadron 418 "City of Edmonton". I first saw... Continue Reading →

Tamiya 1:48 Avro Lancaster B Mk. I

Built Date: January 22, 2010 Victorious Virgin, RCAF 424 Squadron, 'Tiger Squadron', March 21, 1945, I wish to thank Marcus Nicholls of Tamiya Model Magazine International (TMMI) for sending me this kit to build for an article. The full build article for this model is in the April and May 2010, Issue 174 and Issue... Continue Reading →

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