Tag: World War II

Completed Works

Completed : Italeri 1/48 North American A-36 Apache

Kit Info Brand: Italeri No. 2729 Scale: 1/48 Media: Injection Plastic Markings: Kit The Subject The North American A-36 Apache (also listed as ‘Invader’ or ‘Mustang’) was the ground attack/dive bomber version of the P-51 Mustang. A total of 500 A-36s served in North Africa, the Mediterranean, Italy and the Chine-Burma-India...

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On the Bench

WIP : Italeri 1/48 A-36 Apache Pt. 4 – Finishing

Once all the paint has cured, I gave the whole kit a once over with gloss coat. For the scheme I’m doing, there are yellow wing bands which cut across the dive brakes. The decals for these don’t account for the openings on the dive brakes so to make my life easier, I decided to …...

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Completed Works, Hobby Musings

Guide : Painting a 1/48 US WWII Pilot

While finishing my Italeri 1/48 A-36 Apache, I decided to go ahead and paint up a pilot figure so I can use it as a size reference. It’s what I have been doing with my 1/72 modern pilot. This WWII pilot figure comes from the Hasegawa 1/48 WWII Pilot Figure Set. The instructions simply say …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Italeri 1/48 A-36 Apache Pt. 3 – Painting

Before painting can begin, The canopy needs to be prepped. As mentioned previously, once both halves are put together, not much can really be seen in the cockpit. And since the canopy can only be installed closed, even less will be seen. Canopy masking was with Aizu 1.5mm and 1mm masking tape for the outlines. …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Italeri 1/48 A-36 Apache Pt. 2 – Cockpit

Cockpit work begins with a base coat of black and a marbling coat of white. Then thin coats of Model Color Model Color German Cam. Bright Green that doubles as Interior Green. I’ve read that the A-36 might not have had green interiors but I’m going with the instructions. This was done for all the …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Italeri 1/48 A-36 Apache Pt. 1 – Construction

New year, new build. This time it’s the Italeri rebox of the Accurate Miniatures’ 1994 release. The Italeri boxing was released in 2013 with new marking options. Boxart is quite striking and the box is quite big but it turns out the 4 runners really only barely filled 1/2 of it. Interior details are nicely …...

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Completed : Tamiya 1/48 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat

Kit Info Brand and Kit Number: Tamiya 61034 Media: Injection Plastic Markings: Techmod 48018 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat The Subject The Grumman F4F Wildcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft in service with the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps and British Royal Navy in World War II. It was the only fighter available...

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Completed Works, Real Life

My boy’s kit : Hasegawa 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I

And he’s done! I just guided verbally but helped out a bit when he got stuck. The approach was to quickly finish the kit and not get bogged down by the nitty gritty details so fixing seamlines was kept to a minimum. No weathering either. This was painted with both airbrush and by hand for …...

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Real Life

Starting a new kit with my kid

A few weeks ago, my boy asked if he could start building some aircraft kits. Now that term break is here, we decided to crack open the Hasegawa 1/72 Spitfire Mk.I kit which looks to be a quick and easy kit to finish quickly. Previously he tried a Zaku Warrior kit but it didn’t keep …...

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Completed : Tamiya 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb

Kit Info Manufacturer: Tamiya Scale: 1/48 Media: Injection Plastic The Subject The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat, short-range and high-performance fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and her many allies during and after the Second World War. It was the most produced British aircraft in history and spawned...

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