I hadn’t built a P-51 in about 30 years. But I seem these days to be redoing a lot of models that I used to think I “already had one” of — and you’ve got to have at least one P-51 in your A-List collection.
So here we feature our newest ship, Heian Maru, an ocean liner converted to wartime service.
Along with the RAF’s Typhoon fighter-bomber, the wide-ranging P-47 was the scourge of enemy aircraft, infrastructure and vehicles.
These photos are for those planes in my collection that I built with landing gear up so they could fly in the outdoor toy-soldier wars I used to run with my friends in the ’70s.
Most airplane enthusiasts admire the Corsair to this day. My ’70s gang and I practically worshiped it.
Junyô was considered a “lucky” ship because it actually survived hostilities, unlike virtually all of its contemporaries. Torpedoed near Nagasaki at the end of 1944, Junyô spent the rest of the […]
Kit by Hobby Boss.
The “Zeke” models pictured here are actually based on the aircraft in The Eternal Zero. Tamiya came out with a version of the A6M5 with decals to match the squadron shown in the film.
A very nice recent addition to the Airfix product catalog, shown here with my Academy B-17G.
Shiretoko Class, completed as oiler, 10 August 1920; converted to seaplane carrier, 1924; re-converted to oiler in 1942; damaged in 1943 and 1944; used as floating fuel storage in Singapore; broken […]