1/32 HK Models B-25J Mitchell – Part III – Markings

Part I | Part II | PART III | Part IV In Part I it was built. In Part II, it was painted. Now, it’s time to give the B-25 its proper markings. The B-25 I’m building is “Bottoms Up II” of the 340th Bomb Group. There aren’t very many markings out there (yet) for the 1/32 B-25, but thankfully “Bottoms…

1/32 HK Models B-25J Mitchell – Part II – Paint

Part I | PART II | Part III | Part IV The big bomber build continues! In Part I, I picked up the pieces of a paused build and pushed through main assembly and paint prep. In Part II, it’s time to paint the beast!

1/32 HK Models B-25J Mitchell – Part I – Assembly

PART I | Part II | Part III | Part IV Rather than the usual breakdown of Cockpit, Assembly, Painting and so on, I’ve decided to break out the HK B-25 build chronologically. In part because it’s a restart, and in part because there’s so much going on with it, and with the various subassemblies, that it’d be torturous to jump…

1/32 Trumpeter P-47D “French Jug”, Part I – Cockpit

PART I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V When I kicked this project off, I had every intention of going with Hasegawa’s 1/32 Jug. Until I pulled it out of the box and began fiddling with it. I’ll address why I soured on it below, but suffice to say…

On the Bench: 1/32 Hasegawa P-47D-27 in French Service

On October 1, Scale Plastic & Rail kicked off its second group build, “In Foreign Colours”. I’m still in the home stretch on my stealth build, but I’m already casting my glance toward what’s next. I’d first aimed for Trumpeter’s 1/48 MiG-15bis, until I found it wasn’t going to be anything like a walk in…

On the Bench: 1/48 Tamiya P-47D-25 Thunderbolt in French Livery

On October 1, Scale Plastic & Rail kicked off its second group build, “In Foreign Colours”. I’m still full bore on my two stealth builds, but I also need something I can swing over to when I need a lighter night at the bench. I’d first aimed for Trumpeter’s 1/48 MiG-15bis, until I found it…

Review: 1/48 Hobby Boss P-47D Thunderbolt

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt is my favorite aircraft, hands down, so when I first read that Hobby Boss would be releasing a new kit into the already-crowded arena of 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolts, my ears perked up. In my opinion, the two best 1/48 Jugs exist at opposite ends of the spectrum. At the high end,…

Review: 1/48 Eduard P-38J Lightning Limited Edition

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is a rare thing in the modeling world – an absolutely iconic design that nobody has really managed to nail…yet. The three principal efforts – those of Monogram (these days repopped by Revell), Academy and Hasegawa – are all compromised in their own ways. The Monogram was absolutely cutting edge when…