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REVELL 1/72 P-47 D Thunderbolt – A ‘Holy Moses’ Conversion Build

Published on December 22, 2010 By admin

Kit Rating; 10 + / 10 (Yes, it IS my favourite kit!! It just builds a dream and looks the work.. Enough said!!) Decal Rating: Kit Decals 10 / 10 (Lots of stencilling which can be used on other P-47′ builds as well.. Great stuff!!) AeroMaster Decal Sheet 72-181 ’406 Fighter Group’ 10 / 10 […]

ACADEMY 1/72 F6F-3/5 Hellcat – A Building Review (Hellcat Drone conversion)

Published on December 20, 2010 By admin

Kit Rating: 9 / 10 Decal Rating: 9/10 (I also used decals from my spares) I fancied doing something different.. Music: Crushin, by Jason Shaw / audionautix Drone pictures from Public Domain Photo of ‘SAMI’ cover for review purposes only = Fair Use All model photos and video clip: BasicModelling

ACADEMY 1/72 IL-2 ‘Sturmovik’: A Building Review

Published on December 1, 2010 By admin

Kit Rating: 9 / 10 (Very good fit, but slightly over-engineered, a simpler solution to some parts would have made the assembly much easier) Decal Rating: 10 / 10 (Decals made by Cartograf, which means excellent colour and perfect register, and a more than excellent adhering to the model)

ITALERI 1/72 Camionetta AS 42 Sahariana – A Model (& Diorama) Building Review

Published on November 26, 2010 By admin

Kit Rating: 10 / 10 (It’s flawless) Decal Rating: 10 / 10 (Decals in perfect register and performed very well with the aid of Johnsons KLEAR) Most likely my best model of an armoured vehicle so far.. The figure did not come with the kit, but sampled from my spares box. (Most likely it was […]

MPC (Airfix) 1/72 Avro Vulcan – A Building Review

Published on November 17, 2010 By admin

Got there in the end.. Kit Rating: 9 / 10 (Raised panel lines, otherwise ok! It’s the only kit on the market, be it in this guise or the Airfix original) Decal Rating: 6 / 10 (Thick decals, milky glue.. had to use some from the spares box) Music from Jason Shaw @ audionautix.com Vulcan […]

ACADEMY 1/72 P-39 N / 400 Airacobra – A Twin Building Review

Published on November 12, 2010 By admin

Kit Rating: 9 / 10 (The rear clear part doesn’t fit correctly. Minor plastic surgery needed) Decal Rating: 8 / 10 (In good register, but the normal problems with Academy decals can happen if not careful) Building two P-39 Airacobras, just to show TWO of the THREE different versions you can make from the 1/72 […]

HOBBYBOSS 1/72 P-51 C Mustang – A Building Review

Published on November 10, 2010 By admin

HobbyBoss kit No. 80343 Not the best model I’ve ever made! Not in the right frame of mind for modelling at the moment! Kit Rating: 8 / 10 (I gave it 8/10 because the cockpit has very little detail, and the landing gear doors fittings spoil the look of the wheel wells.. Other than that […]

AIRFIX 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IXc – A Building Review (OOB)

Published on November 9, 2010 By admin

Another twinbuild, straight out the box.. Will build another couple of Airfix Mk.IXc’s later, showing some modifications to the kit.. Kit Rating: 9 / 10 (It builds very easily, and looks like a Spit Mk.IX.. But it would have been nice with some cockpit detail, and to have gunports marked out for the machineguns in […]

AIRFIX 1/72 Yak 9D – A Building Review (Final project for 2009)

Published on November 8, 2010 By admin

Final project for 2009! It only took a couple of days… Kit Rating: 4 / 10 (Help!) Decal Rating: 5 / 10 (Decals out of register, excess carrierfilm & very delicate to handle) I wasted £6.30 of my hard earned cash, buying this kit in the former local CO-OP! Learn from my mistake!! In spite […]

ICM 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4: A Building Review

Published on October 26, 2010 By admin

Kit Rating: 8 / 10 (Not bad, but could be much better. At least it looks like a Bf 109) Decal Rating: 2 / 10 (Awful decals, really) A kit I’ve been wanting to do since I found out it was going to be issued this summer. It was not as good as I had […]