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Frankentanken

Frankentanken by Ed Mate The 108 gal. paper tanks in the Tamiya 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt kits are decent, but the modeler is challenged with cleaning up the seams on the nose and tail without destroying the fine raised detail. On … Continue reading

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Minicraft P-3C Orion in 1/72nd Scale

Minicraft P-3C Orion, No. 1147, in 1/72nd scale by Paul Gasiorowski Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Exploración (EA6E) (Exploration naval Sqd) The first P-3 Orion entered service in 1962. It was based on Lockheed passenger aircraft the Electra, shortened in the nose and a MAD … Continue reading

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Minicraft PB4Y-1 Liberator in 1/72nd scale

Minicraft PB4Y-1 Liberator in 1/72nd scale by Charlie Scardon   The Minicraft PB4Y-1 kit has been around for some time now and is one of five versions they offer. It was the best B-24 available until the advent of the Hasegawa … Continue reading

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Thundercals 48-005 for 1/48th P-47 kits

Thundercals National Insignia and Data Decals for the P-47, No 48-005 by the Tick 48-005 Type 4 national Insignia and data Decals Pt1 for the P-47 Thunderbolt Besides enough insignia to do 9 complete aircraft in multiple configurations, there is plenty … Continue reading

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Flagship Models 13 inch Seacoast Mortar in 1/35th scale

  Flagship Models 13 inch Seacoast Mortar, Model 1861 in 1/35th scale by Glenn Estry Kit is almost 100% resin except for two or three pieces of brass rod (for levers). Resin parts were so poorly molded, that trying to remove … Continue reading

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Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I in 1/48th scale

Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I in 1/48th scale by Mike Hanlon Airfix has been on a roll in the last few years with multiple releases of newly tooled kits in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/24 scale. A most welcome release is … Continue reading

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Airfix De Havilland Comet 4B in 1/144th scale

Airfix De Havilland Comet 4B in 1/144th scale by Paul Gasiorowski The De Havilland Corporation needed to re-build the aviation industry in Great Britain after the war. The first advanced turbojet was to be designed as the D.H. 106 Comet … Continue reading

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