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  1. Pepelatz is to release a 1/72nd Lockheed L-210-10 Convoy Fighter resin kit - ref. 7208 Source: https://www.facebook.com/563609150678038/photos/a.731482003890751/830141737358110/ Box art V.P.
  2. F-104G/J & S Starfighter Ejection Seat (Q48369 & Q48370 for Kinetic) 1:48 CMK by Special Hobby Kinetic’s new Starfighter kit is part of their new and growing range, and has been well-received as it’s a while since we’ve had a new tooled kit in this scale. The new Luftwaffe G that we reviewed here used the Martin-Baker seat, but other marks used the factory-fitted C-2 seat, and Special Hobby are cognisant of that fact. As usual with CMK's resin sets, they arrive in the familiar clear vacformed box, with the resin parts safely inside, and the instructions
  3. P-38F/G ‘Lightning Strike’ (ED48009) 1:48 Exito Decals The Lockheed Lightning was one of those aircraft that lived up to its name, being a fast and manoeuvrable aircraft, despite its relatively large size. Brought quickly into service, it played a greater part in the Pacific War (PTO), although it was also used in the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) and the Middle East as airframes became available. With the introduction of Tamiya’s lovely new P-38F/G in 1:48, it’s a happy coincidence for Lightning lovers™. BEWARE: There are a few painted carica
  4. My inspiration: Lockheed L-14H Super Electra ex SP-BPM, June 1940, France. Or better said, its sad remains. Pictures from here and Odkrywca.pl forum. I've used the A-29 / PBO-1 Hudson, released for the first time in 2010, which fitted my needs because of the additional frame with the engines and their covers appropriate for a Polish L-14H. A typical short-run from those years, quite "soapy" details, simplifications, poor fit, specific geometry. In addition, many versions of the aircraft can be made from one box, includ
  5. Hi all, I'm new here and looking to get back in to the model-making scene, having done a few when I was a boy... I'm currently looking in to getting the AMT950 Lockheed Vega 1/48 model to build with my daughter who loves reading about Amelia Earhart - thought it would be a good Daddy-Daughter project for Christmas. So I'm looking for a set of decals to use as the ones that come in the kit are Shell Branded and not the correct decals for the Earhart Vega 5C Little Red Wagon. The only place I've seen is Red Pegasus, but they are not currently selling and not contactable. Does anyone ha
  6. Can you give me your thoughts on some Herc books please. I assume there is not a lot out there for modelling referencing, although the usual places to go to show some historical and story/memories books. I’m looking at something with decent RAF content throughout the ages if it exists and decent photo’s of down the back. Steve.
  7. I would like to take part in this GB with the 1/48th Monogram Lockheed F-104G Starfighter. This is the 1986 #5447 version of this venerable kit that was first released in 1978 and last in 2013. This version was released as the specially painted "Buschel Canary" operated by Jbg 33 and was retired in 1985. I paid £4.39 for the kit on eBay 11 years ago and I almost sent it back, the box smelled of mildew and sadly the decals are unusable. Not sure how I am going to paint her yet, maybe a 'Tiger' scheme but I have plenty of choices. Whilst looking around in the stash I foun
  8. This is the last member of ‘FAC trilogy’ composed of previous O-1E and O-2A shown here in the past. It’s the most unusual and less known of three, the ‘pre production’ Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star. YO-3A was a two-seat nearly silent observation and reconnaissance aircraft designed by the Lockheed Missile and Space Division for use by the US Army at night over South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Its purpose was to detect enemy activity and direct artillery fire and helicopter gunship strikes upon them. The Observer sat in the front of the cockpit and the aircraft was fitted with a down
  9. Lockheed YO-3 "Quiet Star", pics thanks to Randy Malmstrom who retains copyright.
  10. Pics of a T-33 as used by The Royal Danish Air Force, pics thanks to Hans J
  11. Kit by Roden. Decals by Caracal.
  12. New 1/72nd Lockheed Electra kit by (Valom) ? To be followed. Source: https://www.facebook.com/208070375871052/photos/a.208144655863624/2080140125330725/?type=3&theater box art V.P. V.P.
  13. Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C, pics thanks to Graeme H http://www.britmodeller.com/walkarounds/aircraft/p-3/p02.jpg
  14. Ex Luftwaffe F-104G. Pictures by Sven Harjaek taken at La Bourget museum Paris.
  15. Lockheed P-2 Neptune. Royal Australian Air Force L-726 Neptune P2V-7/SP-2H A89-280 at The RAAF Museum, Townsville, Queensland. Pics thanks to Graeme H.
  16. Based at Suwon (K-13) during the Korean War in 1952, "Evil Eye Fleagle" was a Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star serial 49-547 assigned to the 36th FBS (Fighter Bomber Squadron) under the 8th FBG (Fighter Bomber Group). The Lockheed Shooting Star was a first generation jet and as the Korean war progressed the type struggled against the MiG-15 however performed sterling service in the bomber role in a very harsh environment. This is the HobbyBoss 1/48th kit of the F-80C, it can be built as "Evil Eye Fleagle" or the equally well-known "Saggin Dragon". I chose the first aircraft as it was
  17. The Lockheed TriStar kit was one of the first in Hasegawas LoveLiner series in the early 80s. It is very accurate in shape,nicely molded and detailed. Apart from the 1/144 Otaki / now also Eastern Express kit,its the only accurate TriStar plastic molded kit. The Cathay Pacific version was released around 1980 and so the decal set offers the original paint scheme complete with the union jack on the tail. The decals were in surprisingly good condition and could be applied with no problems. The build was straight forward and the only modification I made,was shorte
  18. "Hey, Ridley!" "Yeah?" "You got any Beeman's?" "I might have Mystic." "Well loan me some, would ya? I'll pay ya back later." "Fair enough!" "I think I see a plane over there with my name on it!" The film was "The Right Stuff" back in 1983 and this was the cue for Chuck Yeagar's flight in the F-104 Starfighter which. for me, is still one of the most thrilling aviation sequences ever filmed. I started this kit three years ago and it depicts 63-13269, one of the two Lockheed F-104G Starfighters used in the film. It is unusual in being mainly covered in silver foil to try to give an ac
  19. This year I made a resolution to complete as many models as I can from my pile of started kits and after much thinking I selected this oldie: Probably I purchased it in the late 90s, it's one of the last kits released by Pegasus, and after an immediate start it was put back in the box for better days. Actually I don't even remember why I lost my enthusiasm and didn't get beyond cleaning the plastic parts and applying Squadron White Putty here and there... On checking the fit I may have found one of the reasons: The fuse
  20. Hello friends, I am continuing to make aircraft used in the Yugoslav War Air Force. Lockheed T-33A is familiar to all of you. This is old Hasegawa, which is very nicely folded and there are no problems for work. Here's the picture. Enjoy.
  21. This is my latest build; a 1/72 S-3A Viking. Hasegawa is my go to company when I want to build something and this one was not a disappointment. Fit was very good, with one exception. The decals were good and I think it make a good build. The one exception to the good fit was the underside wing to fuselage joint which I had to fill with 10 thousandth card. Also used was the Eduard interior. Next up is the Mach 2 X-24A
  22. Ventura Mk.II Update Sets (for Revell) 1:48 Eduard Designed for the reboxing of Revell's (fairly) recent PV-1 Ventura, which was re-released with different parts to depict the British Mk.II, these sets share much in common with the original PV-1 sets, but if you have this boxing, then Eduard have tailored them to this edition. As usual with Eduard's Photo-Etch (PE) and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat resealable package, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwiched between. Interior (49799) Cont
  23. Canadair licence built CF-104. Pics thanks to Bob (moaning dolphin). Aircraft is at Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum, Halifax International Airport, Halifax, Nova Scoti.
  24. Ex USAF & Royal Jordanian Air Force F-104A 56-779. At the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Texas. Pics thanks to Nigel Heath. It is noticeable that the tail number is 56-780, It appears that 56-779 received the tail section of 56-780 sometime while in USAF service. The visible sign of identifying an aircraft is by the serial number on the tail so after this happened, aircraft #779 effectively became #780. (see http://www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com/index.php/component/content/article/77)
  25. Actually I am an airliner modeller,but I also have interest in transport aircrafts and the Lockheed Galaxy is among my favourites. I found this ancient little kit on a flea market for just a few bucks. Its from "Sunny" and had been re-released over many years by different companys,also from Academy. For its tiny scale,it is very nicely detailed and has fine engraved panel lines. The kit consists of only about 20 parts,no landing gear,but a display stand.Fitting is very good and all parts are moulded nice and clean. The decals were not to use anymore so I
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