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Airfix 1/72 Brewster Buffalo

Airfix 1/72 Brewster Buffalo

Airfix 1/72 Scale Brewster Buffalo F2A-1/2  Kit#A02050 I got this kit for the “Animal” build challenge in the club.  It took longer than I expected to finish.  I did get it done.   The kit is typical Airfix.  The outside has oversized rivets and raised panel lines.  There is little interior detail.  The good is […]

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Academy F/A-18C Special Edition – Chippy Ho! 2009

Academy F/A-18C Special Edition – Chippy Ho! 2009

History –   The F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engined aircraft designed for both fighter and attack missions.  The initial versions, the A and B (two seat) entered operation in 1981.  The F/A-18C was a visually similar but had a number of improvements related to avionics and weapon carrying capability.  It started production in 1987 and has […]

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“Zombie” 1:72 Scale Republic P-47D-20RE SN 42-76594 by Martin Schultz

“Zombie” 1:72 Scale Republic P-47D-20RE SN 42-76594 by Martin Schultz

Thomas F. Bailey was from Nitro, WV and wanted to be a fighter pilot from the age of 10.   He joined the Army Air Corps after graduating from high school but was too young for the aviation cadet program, so he went to aircraft mechanics school before eventually earning his pilot’s wings and a commission […]

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1:72 P-47D by Martin Schultz

1:72 P-47D by Martin Schultz

8/24/12 Update #4 I’ve inverted the article so the newest stuff is at the top.  Hope it doesn’t confuse anyone.  On to the final assembly!  I used a Burnt Sienna wash on the gear struts,  then attached the wheels and gear doors and  put the plane up on it’s gear.  Then I installed the seat […]

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USAF 4+ Build Challenge Results

USAF 4+ Build Challenge Results

I put forward the challenge the club to go big.  The theme was anything USAF with 4 or more engines.  I was in the USAF at mostly SAC bases.  I saw plenty of KC-135s and B-52s. We see plenty of small models at Show & Tell.  Now we are going bigger! We were all waiting […]

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Academy 1/72 Messershmitt 163 Comet – Steve Nelson

Academy 1/72 Messershmitt 163 Comet – Steve Nelson

A quick bit of history from Wikipedia, for those not acquainted with this little Luftwaffe hotrod: The Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet, designed by Alexander Martin Lippisch, was a German rocket-powered fighter aircraft. It is the only rocket-powered fighter aircraft ever to have been operational. Its design was revolutionary, and the Me 163 was capable of […]

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Spad VII – 1/72 – Airfix by Clarence Wentzel

Spad VII – 1/72 – Airfix by Clarence Wentzel

Kit:  Airfix SPAD VII – WW I Fighter Classics Series – 1/72 scale Decals:  “Le Vieux Charles” of Capitaine Georges Guynemer The SPAD VII History: The French industrialist Armand Deperdussin started the famous S.P.A.D. company to initially design and produce a line of streamlined monoplane racers.  When Deperdussin was arrested for a number of questionable […]

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