The CANT Z.1007bis was an Italian medium bomber designed in the mid-1930s and used throughout World War II. I’ve always been fond of the tri-motor configuration, and I believe the “Alcione/Kingfisher” was one of the most graceful-looking Italian aircraft. Even at 50 years of age, I realized that the venerable Supermodel kit, when combined with 3D-printed aftermarket parts from Airone Hobby, can still yield very pleasing results.Read more
The infantry tank is a category of tanks that originated between world wars in Great Britain. These tanks were intended mainly for direct support of the advancing infantry and for destroying the enemy’s fortified positions. The Infantry Tank Mk.III was named Valentine and replaced the older Matilda types. In 1940-1944 over eight and a quarter thousand Valentines were produced in eleven versions.Read more
The Miles M.5 Sparrowhawk was a 1930s British single-seat racing and touring monoplane designed by Miles Aircraft Limited.Read more
The Dassault Mirage F.1 is a French single-engine fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by Dassault Aviation. It was developed as a successor to the popular Mirage III family. Her operational usage in many countries and active involvement in combat operations makes this elegant airplane attractive for aircraft modellers across the scales.Read more
The Crusader is a British medium (cruiser) tank produced since 1939 in several modernized versions as well as special anti-aircraft variants. The type played a significant role in the first part of the war in Africa, but it was soon replaced by heavier and more powerful types entering the arsenal of the Allies.Read more
Building the Tamiya A6M3 is really a pleasure. I consider it as the best 1/72 kit ever. The marking depicts Zero V-187, Houkoku 870, Tainan Kokutai found at the Buna Airport scrapyard, in 1942.Read more
In 1916, the French Air Force issued a specification for a new plane, capable of filling reconnaissance and light bomber role.
In response, Emil Samlson submitted his design, later known as Samlson 2.
This design won the trials and after few improvements was put into service starting at 1917. It was produced in two versions – 2A2 as a reconnaissance plane and 2B2 as a light bomber. The Samlson 2 entered the service in our Air Force in 1919, when 49 planes of 2A2 versions, manufactured by Latécoere company, were given out by France. They served until 1923.
The Lockheed Vega was a single-engine fixed-carriage high-wing monoplane designed and flown in 1927 by the Lockheed Aircraft Company. Thanks to its extraordinary performance in those days, this machine went down in aviation history with many record-breaking flights. Names associated with Vega include Amelia Mary Earhart (the Lady Lindy machine, the first woman’s flight across the Atlantic), Wiley Post (the Winnie Mae machine, the first flight and solo flight around the world), or the polar aviators George Hubert Wilkins and Carl Ben Eielson (the first flight across the Arctic). The yellow-red Shell Oil Company machine was also piloted in the 1930s by the later US General James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle.Read more
Finally, I can present you another representative of my favorite air force.😉 I used Hasegawa plastic parts with a lot of my own 3D printed stuff.Read more
The Cessna A-37 Dragonfly was developed from a trainer version of the T-37 Tweet. Since 1967, trials and testing have been conducted on the Vietnam battlefield. This kit is something like a kick-off for the planned collection of US Air Force types participating in the Vietnam war.Read more
The Grumman F4F Wildcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that entered service in 1940 with the United States Navy/US Marines, and the British Royal Navy where it was initially known as the Martlet. First used by the British in the North Atlantic, the Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during the early part of the Second World War. Until the arrival of its successors, the F6F Hellcat and the F4U Corsair in 1943, it was the only machine in the arsenal of the US Navy and Marine Corps Air Forces that could at least match the Japanese Zeros.Read more
The Bedford QL was a series of three-ton 4×4 trucks produced by Bedford for the British Armed Forces between 1941 and 1945. More than 3,300 units of the QLT “Troop Carrier” infantry transport variant alone were produced.Read more
The Mitsubishi Ka-14 was a prototype of the famous A5M Claude, a predecessor to the even more famous A6M Zero. Its most distinctive visual feature is the inverted gull wing with beautiful elliptical wingtips (however, the inverted gull shape was abandoned in the production version of the A5M), and in the case of this particular prototype version, the interesting modified engine cowling.Read more