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  1. Finished today is my Airfix Defiant NF1 in 1/72. This is the old kit moulded from 1964 and re-released with reprinted decals. I built it out of the box and added steel antenna's on the underside and the radio wiring on each side of the fuselage and underside. With the euphemism of "it is what it is". Added wing lights too. Enjoyable fun little build.






  2. Finally complete is my 1/35 Elefant Sd.Kfz.184 by Italeri. This depicts a late war vehicle of 653rd Heavy Panzerjäger Battalion in Germany. As many know, the Italeri kit is from the 70's and has some age related issues to be fixed, but perhaps the biggest difference was the addition of a metal barrel for the 88mm gun and metal tow plates. There are a few other add-ons to finish it all up, namely a home made flag, the addition of the Tamiya zimmerit, and the trees and broken logs on the front glacis plate. I very much enjoyed this build as it seemed to get better as it went on! (not always like that) Everything seemed to flow very well and by the time we reached the final airbrush work, the mighty Grex TG came through a dream. Enjoy the Elefant!







  3. Finally completed today is my 1/72 A-1H Skyraider in South Vietnamese markings from Tan Son Nhut, ca 11/1970. This is a kit by a brand I have never seen before called "Tsukada models" (kit # WP01) japanese origin. Anyway, the decals are Cutting Edge and overall it went together well. The kit decals were Ok, but not as good as the Cutting Edge. Any errors are mine. I always was curious about RVNAF machines, and wanted to find out more about Skyraiders - so I achieved two things at once (and also buy another A-1H for a future build). It was fun to do the SEA scheme and find out about the weapons loading and do the research. Enjoy! - Adam





  4. Hi all. Does anyone know if there is a current Scale Aviation Modeler International Index available any more? I recall a few years back that there was a gentleman who was keeping up with it, but that was the last I heard. I'd like to get a copy please if anyone has a (more) current version.

    Thank you.


  5. Hi all. Does anyone have copies of the July & August 2014 editions of Model Aircraft Monthly? I've tried all the usual places with no luck for a hard copy, so I wanted to ask if anyone could scan the article called "Air Power Down Under" Part 1 (July?) and Part II (August). PDF or .jpeg is fine. Would very much appreciate the favour. I'll post if I get a positive response so as to update everyone. Thank you. Adam ca920@sbcglobal.net

  6. Just finished is my 1/72 P-40N ex. Hasegawa, built OOB except for seat belts and the antenna wire. As many know, this is quite an old kit, but I think it built up quite well. I especially enjoyed using my Grex TG on the paint job. Enjoy! - Adam




  7. Pics attached of my just completed Revell 1/72 FW-190 A-8/R-1. This is the old "Collectors Choice" ca. 1973. And what a kit it was! The kit came with three options, and I stuck with a hybrid of the R-1 (2x gunpacks) and U-8 to include the SC 250 bomb. I don't know a lot about the "Collectors Choice" series, but the box coincides with the very first releases of Matchbox and probably Frog with their multi-version and uprated new kit releases of the time. I enjoyed the build and followed the instructions as well as tried to salvage the decals too. Enjoy! - Adam





  8. Just finished today is my 1/72 Whippet Mk A tank, A347 "Firefly", of B Company, 6th Battalion Tank Corps in France early 1918. The kit decals were used from the EMHAR kit which depicts “Firefly” with a minor few inaccuracies. I built the speedy (8mph) tank out of the box, with the addition of the communications wire reel added to the front. Armament was four 0.303 in Hotchkiss Mk 1 machine guns, one covering each direction. As there were only three crewmen, the gunner had to jump around a lot, though often assisted by the commander. Always wanted to make one of these and gain an appreciation of my favourite early tanks. And, now “Mephisto” has a 1/72 buddy on my shelf. Enjoy!





  9. Hello -

    Not sure if I am behind the times on this, but has anyone heard of the early 1960's design called the Chevrolet "TUFI"? (Truck Utility Floatable Independent) I was reading about this recently, and it was interesting to say the least. Basically, an amphibious humvee type vehicle that never moved past the prototype stage.

    ...then I thought.. is there a model kit of this out there somewhere? (resin/cottage obviously)

    Any ideas/info on this?


  10. Hi, I have used some before. They are nice. (For rubber.)

    Try here in the states.


    From Russia I believe?



    Thank you. Nothing with those guys unfortunately. The aviapress site still mentions the $40.37.

    The hunt is on for a substitute - surely someone has one that is half that price, or these was a wheel which is similar. Anyway, all of the help is very useful.


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