In the workshop: Supermarine Attacker FB.2 | Trumpeter 1:48 – part two

Hi, All Attacker quickly takes its ugly shapes. To get more fine and smooth joints I ended with filling and sanding the top and the bottom of the fuselage... Initially I was hoping, that the fit is perfect OOB, but either it is me, either it is Trumpy's fault, I couldn't make it fit perfectly. … Continue reading In the workshop: Supermarine Attacker FB.2 | Trumpeter 1:48 – part two

In the workshop: Supermarine Attacker FB.2 | Trumpeter 1:48 – part one

Hi All, Decided to start another project (hopefully a quick build), something a little bit different, than usual - a jet airplane. These early jets have always fascinated me: sometimes with strange shapes, strange technical solutions, many dead ends in the aviation technique development. One of such planes is Supermarine Attacker. Who would say that … Continue reading In the workshop: Supermarine Attacker FB.2 | Trumpeter 1:48 – part one

In the gallery: Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete II | Italeri 1:48

Hi, All Yes, it's been a while since my last post - but it doesn't mean that nothing has been done. Finally got the Reggiane completed. The Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete II (eng: Ram) was a ground attack aircraft developed from the Re.2001 fighter, The most obvious difference between the two aircraft was the engine. While the Re.2001 … Continue reading In the gallery: Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete II | Italeri 1:48

Kawasaki Ki-100-I Koh Type 5 Fighter | Hasegawa 1:48

Hi All, Finally I can call this done: Kawasaki Ki-100 I-Koh, white “177” of the 2nd Chutai, 59 Sentai, Ashiya Kiusiu near Fukuoka, 1945. That's how it looked like in October of 1945: This small aircraft has taken more time than I expected - mainly due to late deliveries of some aftermarket products that I considered … Continue reading Kawasaki Ki-100-I Koh Type 5 Fighter | Hasegawa 1:48

In the workshop: PZL. 43 | Mirage Hobby 1:48. Part 2 – a tough kit

Hi All, This kit is a pig indeed. Parts do not fit, the plastic is brittle and quite problematic with regard to the way it works with a glue (especially Tamiya's Extra Thin) - dries for hours. In addition to that it seems, that the photo-etched fret in my kit is missing, as some instructions … Continue reading In the workshop: PZL. 43 | Mirage Hobby 1:48. Part 2 – a tough kit

In the workshop: Kawasaki Ki-100-I Koh Type 5 Fighter | Hasegawa 1:48 Part 4 – finishing

Hi All, Haven't published anything lately - well, Christmas, New Year - this should have been a peaceful time, but this time it wasn't. Many has happened in my professional and family life, leaving not much time for modelling and photography. But, that's the way things go sometimes, now at last it is much easier, … Continue reading In the workshop: Kawasaki Ki-100-I Koh Type 5 Fighter | Hasegawa 1:48 Part 4 – finishing