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 →

Kinetics 1:48 CF-188B/ F-18B Hornet

Built Date: July 2, 2017 A full build article of this model is in the May 2018, Issue 271, of Tamiya Modelling Magazine (TMMI).   On July 2019, Meng Air Modeller also published this build in their issue 85. Kinetics, a model company from Hong Kong, issued an improved 1:48 model of the F-18 A/B/C during... 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 →

Monogram 1:48 F-102 Delta Dagger

Built Date: June, 2008 496 Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Hahn Airbase, Germany. 1961 This model was featured in the September 2009 issue of FineScale Modeler . Refer to this magazine for the full build article. For any serious century series aircraft collection, you got to have the “Deuce”. Monogram F-102A Delta Dagger Kit No. 5518 is... Continue Reading →

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