Monogram F-15C

Build Date: October 12, 2002. F-15C of  1st FS, 325th FW at Tyndall AFB. This model was built from the 1:48 Monogram F-15A kit (Kit No. 5801).  The kit, without any modifications will produce an early F-15A.   The kit is typical of the old molds from Monogram. When this kit was released around 1984 it... Continue Reading →

Model Shop: RX88 Hong Kong

Location:  Kowloon, Hong Kong Just as I have a very good idea of what a good bottle of wine should be, I have a very distinct idea of what a good model shop should be.  As such, I think RX88 Hobby in Hong Kong is an excellent hobby shop to visit while visiting my old... Continue Reading →

CAF Tails

August 11, 2017 Boy, did I got sucked in...  I was searching the web looking for reference photos for my Skyraider project when I bumped into the Vintage Wings of Canada web site.  I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw some really wonderful art work on the tails of our Canadian Air Force aircrafts.... 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 F-4F

1:48 German Luftwaffe F-4F Built Date: 1991, Repainted around 1998 German Luftwaffe F-4F Training in CFB Goosebay, Labrador, Canada This is a Hasegawa F-4F model I build back in 1991.  At that time I did not have enough skills and information to do the Norm 81 paint scheme.   Hence, I just painted it in the... 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 →

Kinetics 1:48 CF-188B Hornet

Built Date: July 2, 2017 Kinetics, a model company from Hong Kong, issued an improved 1:48 model of the F-18 A/B/C during early 2017.  During my travel in March, 2017, I went back to Hong Kong and met with Kinetics/Luckymodel's proprietor, Raymond Chung. Raymond gave me an insight into how he developed his on-line sale of... 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 →

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