The Gladiator, one of the most famous late 1930s biplane fighters, a brave underdog of the early WW2 years, probably doesn’t need a long introduction. The build was fun, even though “a bit” protracted.😁Read more
The British de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito multipurpose aircraft was built in 1938-1940 and entered service in 1941. It was used as a light bomber, night and day fighter and reconnaissance aircraft. Its mostly wooden construction and high flight speed earned it the nickname “Wooden Wonder”. The Mosquitos FB Mk.VI and T.Mk.III were in the Czechoslovak service between 1945-1953 under designations B-36 (CB-36).Read more
During the Christmas Holidays I wanted to unwind by building an easy, relaxing kit and I was also wondering how I could manage to build some of my SBS models resin kit, which I’ve never done before. I have plenty of them in my stash, but I never had the courage to build any of them.Read more
I managed to finish another Hurricane in 1/72 scale. Arma Hobby is really the best kit of this famous plane in 72 scale. The camouflage represents one of the twelve Hurricanes delivered to Romania operating by the famous Escadrille 53.Read more
The Praga E-114 was an excellent sports aircraft that was widely used in our flying clubs before and after World War II.
It has several records to its credit and, above all, a lot of trained pilots.
It was designed in the Praga factory in 1934 by Ing. Jaroslav Šlechta as an all-wooden high-wing aircraft and his trademark was the atypical tilting of the upper part of the cabin to facilitate boarding.
The F4F Wildcat fighter and its modifications were in service with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps throughout WW2. In the early years of the war in the Pacific, the F4F-3/4 versions repelled Japanese attacks on Midway and Guadalnacal, while in the final stages the FM-1/2 versions aboard escort carriers assisted in the battles of Okinawa and patrolled the Atlantic on anti-submarine patrols.Read more
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 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
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