Model Shop: Volks, Osaka and Tokyo

Location:  Akihabara District, Tokyo, and Nipponbashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka. While in Tokyo and Osaka, I visited Volks, a chain of large hobby shops in Japan.  Volks is a large hobby shop spanning six floors of a building, same in both Tokyo and in Osaka, with each floor dedicated to a category of hobby such as Gundam, sexy... Continue Reading →

Hasegawa Bf-109 G-2

Model by:  Yuri Hul. Our modelling buddy, Yuri Hul, just finished his 1:32 Hasegawa Bf-109 G-2 in North Africa scheme.   I thought I would share his work here. The model is for the Luftwaffe ace, Hans-Joachim Marseille, with 158 aerial victories before he was KIA, not due to being shot down but due to mechanical... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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