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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

Building a P-40 WarHawk Chapter III

Published on December 18, 2010 By admin

www.nitroplanes.com This fierce P-40 Warhawk comes with quality hardware including the spinner. Decals are ready applied and protected by clear coat. The model is thus very durable and easy to build. The kit comes with fixed landing gear and optional twist and turn retracts fitting. The fuselage is a huge fiberglass moulding with enough room […]

MATCHBOX 1/48 Spitfire LF.VIII – A Building Review

Published on December 8, 2010 By admin

This is the very last kit I finished before the end of 2009.. Kit Rating: 8 / 10 (No gullwing, canopy was badly damaged and scratched, but otherwise not a bad kit) Decal Rating: 9 / 10 (Decals bent, the sheet had a hole in it, but that aside they were fine) The North Essex […]

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 […]