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Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik

To wrap up this set of builds, the Sturmovik has been finished and put on the shelf for display. I was certainly not cheated on this build. 108 more words


The MLU SU – Su-27SM – part 3

And here we are – the paint is on and the thing looks like the real deal now. Well not really yet, as engines area is still masked, some parts are still not installed and of course, it hasn’t been weathered yet. 20 more words

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Messerschmitt Bf-109E Trop

Building the Trop fulfilled a void in the realm of my WWII builds. This was my introduction into the war in North Africa. I have been wanting to get a build like this in for a while but other kits barged their way to the front. 166 more words

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Messerschmitt Bf-109G

When Romania surrendered in August of 1944, they left a vast quantity of Allied POWs in their wake. To expedite repatriation, Lt.-Col. James Gunn rode as Captain Constantine Cantacuzino’s passenger to the US 15th Air Force headquarters in Italy. 193 more words

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New Builds Revealed

With the Saetta finished, I am currently finishing up the two Bf-109’s and the IL-2. All the decals and weathering have been completed and I am beginning to wrap up final assembly. 408 more words

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Double Delta Fishbed – part 2

Last time, I was talking about experience required when building short-run kits. Today I’ve decided to show you the hurdles that await me with this kit. 178 more words

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Macchi C.200 Saetta

I took this kit on not knowing if I could handle a fourth build again. The first time that I attempted it, I failed miserably. That was a pretty detailed kit and the Saetta wasn’t nearly as difficult. 108 more words

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