For me, this kit was a perseverance project. I actually considered throwing it away without finishing it when I was about midway through. This is my story.
Over all my years of collecting and building models, I never had a Betty… until I saw this old kit in the local hobby store. I saw the price tag of $13 (you can see the sticker in my box-top image) and thought, “Now’s my chance!”
In keeping with a trend in my adult-era model-building, I am pretty much doing a new version of most models I have, including this one, which I first built around 30 years ago.
The models in the 1/72-scale War Bird Collection by Tamiya are some of my favorite models to build. I find the quality to be excellent, and I appreciate the optimal […]
I built this kit during what you might call the “medieval” period of my model-making career. It was after the Golden Age of being 10, 11 and 12 years old, […]
This kit, representative of Airfix’s new generation of products, made for a very satisfying build.
I had one of these back in the ’70s, so when I saw the kit at the local hobby shop — in a condition and at a price that suggested it had been on someone’s shelf for quite a while before being transferred for resale — I sprang for it and recently put it together.
Can you spot the difference between the two variants?
The Swordfish, known by its affectionate crews as the “String Bag,” did a lot of significant damage for an aircraft that was obsolescent even before the War began, with historic […]
Raise your hand if you like Grumman’s iconic design for a torpedo bomber! (Me too.)