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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)

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 […]

ACADEMY 1/72 P-47 D ‘Razorback’ – A Building Review

Published on October 20, 2010 By admin

Built straight out the box, nothing added with the exemption of an after market decal set! Kit Rating: 10 / 10 (looks like a P-47 Razorback, and comes with a lot of extra goodies!!) Kit Decal Rating: 6 / 10 (An interesting choice of decals, but not many stencils, and the old type Academy decals […]

ACADEMY 1/72 P-51 B & D – A Double Building Review

Published on August 25, 2010 By admin

2 models for the time it takes to watch ONE video!! Don’t say I never give you a bargain.. KIT RATINGS: P-51 B: Nice kit, goes together well, as long as care is taken.. Looks like a B type Mustang to me.. P-51 D: A bit simplyfied, but perfectly ok.. DECAL RATINGS: Urrrrgh! The P-51 […]

ACADEMY 1/72 P-40 M / N Warhawk – A Building Review

Published on August 4, 2010 By admin

Finally an RAF Kittyhawk for my collection! Kit Rating: 8 / 10 (Some fitting problems, the kit needed more filler than expexted from an Academy kit) Decal Rating: 7 / 10 (Some of the kit decals were out of register and un-usable. I used Xtradecals from the pares as replacements. All other decals from the […]

ACADEMY 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 – A Building Review (Battle of Britain Tribute 2)

Published on July 11, 2010 By admin

This video also features a ‘How to Stipple’ section.. Kit Rating: 10 / 10 (Goes together well, nicely detailed cockpit, choice of E-3 or E-4 versions) Decal Rating: Kit decals 10 / 10 (In spite of being Academy decals, the stencils I used went on very well) Southern Expo Battle of Britain Decals: 10 / […]