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Su-30MK Flanker Academy 1/48

This time, I will try to make a modern Russian military fighter for the first time in a while. It was released by Academy a long time ago. I started making it a long time ago and threw it away on the way. I'll try to make it to the ...
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Grumman F9F-2P Panther Reconnaissance Trumpeter 1/48

This time is the American warplane right after World War II. The F9F Panther is a jet fighter developed by the Grumman Company of the United States. The F9F-2P was developed as a photo-reconnaissance aircraft. Why did I buy this? If I think about it now, I would have preferred ...
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Red Arrows Folland Gnat T.1 Airfix 1/48

This time, I will try to make a British trainer plane Folland Gnat T1, which is quite rare for me. This kit is an airplane of the Red Arrows, an acrobatic team of the British Air Force. When I opened the box, I was surprised that the airframe was quite ...
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Focke-Wulf Ta152 C-1 Hobby Boss 1/48

This time, I will make the Hobby Boss Focke-Wulf Ta152. It was put into practical use just before the end of World War II and the number of production is not so many. There are many types. It has a seat belt, a pedal, an antenna, and various etched parts ...
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Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Float-Plane Fighter Sweet 1/144

I'll try to make Sweet Type 2 float-plane fighters. The packaging is not the usual comical character box, but rather a tasteful airplane painting. If anything, I prefer these box paintings. The box drawing of the girl NASA and the black cat Lucky is cute and good. On the other ...
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Heinkel He219 A-7 UHU Tamiya 1/48

Tamiya's He 219 A -7 UFU kit was released more than 20 years ago. It has a reputation for being pretty good, and that's why no other company has released a model of the same scale, probably. Does it mean that the quality is so high that it is not ...
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Dornier Do215B-4 German Reconnaissance Plane ICM 1/48

This is my first kit of ICM. I think it's a bit difficult to make a German twin-engine for the first time. I'm a little worried if I can finish it. ICM is a major plastic model manufacturer in Ukraine. Among plastic model makers in Eastern Europe, Eduard in the ...
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Sikorsky SH-3D/HSS-2A Seaking JMSDF Hasegawa 1/48

​I decided to build a plastic model of a helicopter for the first time in quite a while. ​What I chose this time was the Seaking of Hasegawa. ​I haven't decided yet, but I think it will be made the JMSDF helicopter. ​Is this kit a special version for replacing ...
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Gloster Gladiator Mk.I Airfix 1/72

For the first time in a while, I would like to make a 1/72 scale airplane plastic model. This Gladiator is a biplane. In the past, when I bought several kits at a local model shop, I was told that I could take two of the small plastic models in ...
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Zero Fighter Akagi Fighter Group (Pearl Harbor) Sweet 1/144

There is nothing written on the package of this Sweet Zero. Only pictures are rare. The comical box painting is also good. This Sweet kit is a set of three Zero fighters. I'll assemble them. The Sweet kit comes with colorful paint instructions, so it's fun to see. I want ...
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JASDF Trainer Aircraft T-6 Texan Platz 1/144

I will make a 1/144 scale airplane plastic model after a long time. This time it's Platz's Texan trainer aircraft T-6. This means that the Air Self-Defense Force and the Maritime Self-Defense Force have a lineup of Texans in the series called Japan's Wing Collection 4 of the F-Toys confect ...
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Mirage III CJ Hobby Boss 1/48

I will make Mirage III CJ of Israel Defense Forces. This is a Hobby Boss product. Is this Hobby Boss Mirage III a copy of Eduard? The parts are almost the same. It's even worse if it's a dead copy. Just in case, I decided to put one small fishing ...
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F-100D Super Sabre Thunderbirds Trumpeter 1/48

This time, I would like to make a Trumpeter kit with decals for Thunderbirds, the acrobatic team of Super Sabre. I decided to put two fishing weights in the gap of the nose just in case. There is nothing written on the assembly manual, but is it okay not to ...
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Antonov An-2/An-2CX Colt Hobby Boss 1/48

Hobby boss Antonov AN-2 military aircraft type kit. It is a biplane developed in 1947 by the former Soviet Union. It is classified as a small transport aircraft. Someday I wanted to make Hasegawa's zero-type water observation aircraft and Tamiya's swordfish so I picked up this biplane as my practice, ...
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Hellcat F6F-5 Early Type Eduard 1/48

This Eduard Hellcat Profipack series comes with a lot of photo-etched parts and color photo-etched parts. There are a lot of plastic parts, so it is suitable for advanced modelers. After reading the assembly manual, I don't feel like making it, it's too detailed. Well, maybe I'll make this aircraft ...
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A-4E Skyhawk Hobby Boss 1/48

I decided to make a Hobby Boss, A-4E Skyhawk. It happened to be the kit that supplied the F/A-18C Hornet and F-15E Strike Eagle with precious ammunition. I used the parts halfway, so I will complete this kit to the end. The assembly was smooth, and before I knew it, ...
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F-15E Strike Eagle Revell 1/48

This time, I would like to make a Revell F-15E Strike Eagle of 1/48 scale. It used to be called the best kit, and I wanted to make one someday. In the meantime, other manufacturers released a few. I also have a couple of GWH F -15's... I guess I ...
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F/A-18C Hornet Hasegawa 1/48

I will make F/A-18C Hornet for the first time. I am a little worried if the 1/48 scale is too difficult as I have never made it before. Some parts are faded because they have been piled up for a long time. It is like when I made Corsair II ...
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Syusui Mitsubishi J8M Rocket-Powered Interceptor Finemolds 1/35

I read a book about the Imperial Navy's development of a prototype jet fighter called "Shusui Issen" written by Yoji Watanabe, and I wanted to make one someday. The Japanese word "Issen" means a flash of lightning. This fine mold kit comes with a set of precision seatbelts from the ...
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Shidenkai (George) Kawanishi N1K2-J IJ Interceptor Hasegawa 1/48

This time, I will make Shiden Kaisei, a fighter of the Imperial Navy. The other day, I reread "Samurai!" (It describes the life and career of Saburo Sakai, the Japanese combat aviator who fought against American fighter pilots in the pacific theater of World War II) and I really want ...
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TBM-3 Avenger USS Bunker Hill US Navy Bomber Academy 1/48

This TBM-3 kit is in the box of the Academy, and the contents are actually the masterpiece kit of the old Accurate Miniature. Decal is made of high-quality Cartograf, so I bought it long ago. Even now, this kit is on sale. A decal is Cartograf, though I bought it ...
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Yak-3 Soviet Air Force Fighter Eduard 1/48

I'll build this Eduard Soviet fighter, Yak-3. The orange ProfiPack has colored photo-etched parts, so it feels a little richer than normal modeling. There are few parts and the impression that I saw it was a simple injection plastic model kit. The part number is not assigned to the runner ...
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P-40E Warhawk U.S. Army Air Force Hasegawa 1/48

This time I will make P-40E. I bought this kit about three years ago. At that time I was looking for an ordinary Hasegawa's P-40E. It happened to be out of stock at all, so there was no normal kit and there is only this Imperial Japanese Army version, so ...
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English Electric Canberra PR.9 Royal Air Force Airfix 1/48

Happy New Year!! I'll challenge the 1/48 scale big kit of Airfix English Electric Canberra. It is said to be a masterpiece of military jet aircraft immediately after the end of WWII. A lot of examples can be seen overseas, but in Japan, Google Search does not have many hits ...
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Mig-21MF Fishbed J Soviet Air Force Academy 1/48

I’ll try making an aircraft plastic model for the first time in a long time. This time it is Academy Mig-21. When I built a Mig-21 Dolphin decal version of the same manufacturer before, I failed to paste the large format decals. I want to succeed as it is a ...
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Messerschmitt Bf109 F-4 Winter Camouflage Luftwaffe Sweet 1/144

It is a Messerschmitt Bf-109 of winter camouflage version. Sweet releases many superb kits and I think it's one of them. There are two pieces in one box. Both front and back are comical packages, there is a simple airplane description. About 40 years ago, it was 100 yen for ...
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Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9 JV44 Luftwaffe Platz 1/144

It is a German fighter of a 1/144 scale plastic model. There is a logo of Scale Workshop Bego, this mark reminds me of Kubel Wagen. I have forgotten when I bought this old aircraft kit. The box is pretty crushed. The back of the box is a painting guide ...
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Suchoj S-37 (Su-47) Berkut Russian Air Force Fighter Revell 1/144

I'll try this Revell's Mini Scale 1/144 fighter, Suchoj Berkut. Oh! I painted the cockpit panel in detail, but when I saw the decal sheet well, a decal for the panel was prepared. I have almost missed it because the instruction of decal pasting instruction is just a number. If ...
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F-86F-40 Sabre J.A.S.D.F. Hasegawa 1/48

I'll make F-86 Saber after a long absence. Many Sabers are released from Hasegawa. This one package illustration was drawn by Mr. Shigeo Koike (famous aviation artist) and Cartograf's decal is attached. Moreover, it is amazing to be able to choose from 10 different markings. I am making a cockpit, ...
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Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XII Royal Air Force Fighter Airfix 1/48

First of all, I will make a plastic model of the Airfix for the first time. The instruction is similar to the Revell one that I have made several times before. Only the color number of Humbrol is listed, if we use other manufacturers, we have to convert it one ...
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Polikarpov I-16 Type 10 Russian Air Force Fighter Eduard 1/48

This is the plastic model of Polikarpov I-16. Eduard's Profipack includes photo-etched parts and canopy masking sheets. This kit is different in the color of the wings and the fuselage. It might be diverted parts of the version change or something. This is the attached photo-etched parts. It is a ...
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Tenzan (Jill) Type12 Nakajima B6N2 Carrier Attack Bomber Hasegawa 1/48

I will try to make this 1/48 Tenzan of Hasegawa kit. I am looking forward to this kit because it's reputable as easy to assemble. I would like to complete it without much trouble. In the cockpit interior painting, there is a color mixing guide in the instruction. I used Mr ...
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Wildcat Ghost Fighter FM-2 Sweet 1/144

I thought that it was just a Wildcat, but these aircraft were restored by enthusiasts after the war and are flying around in various air shows. I wonder they call such an aircraft a ghost fighter? I don't understand well, but anyway, it looks like Wildcat. The runner included two ...
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Suchoj Su-17/22M4 Fitter Fighter-Bomber Smer 1/48

It is Su-17 fitter of SMER. Last time, when I also built SMER 1/48 Su-7, it was a pretty difficult kit in my not so much experience of airplane models. I have this Sukhoi Su-17 Fitter by impulse buying... Although I would like to make another company easier kit, first ...
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Messerschmitt Bf109E Bulgarian Air Force Hasegawa 1/48

It is Hasegawa's Bulgarian Air Force Messerschmitt BF109E with Aero Master Decal. If I thought that an ordinary German military decal was also included, it was only the marking of the Bulgarian Air Force. The color of the Aeromaster decal has not dulled even after years. By the way, this ...
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Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat U.S. Navy Carrier-Based Fighter Tamiya 1/48

It is a pretty old Tamiya kit, Wildcat. The detail of the surface is thoroughly molded and I prefer this kind of kit. This kit has many small rivets, good surface. There are rarely any pilots in the Tamiya kit. There is neither a decal of the panel nor a ...
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Savoia-Marchetti S.M.79-II Sparviero Trumpeter 1/48

Trumpeter 1/48 scale, Savoia Marchetti torpedo bomber. Looking at the mold, it was made in 2002, quite an old kit, though I felt I bought it not so long ago. Search on the Internet to find the small things but, not too much hit in the Japanese language. Maybe there ...
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MiG-29 UB Ласточка Fulcrum B Russian Air Force Academy 1/48

I will make a Russian fighter MiG-29 Fulcrum. It is a kit of Academy 1/48 scale. The camouflage color of the Russian Army fighter is a lot of blue-gray combinations of delicate difference. The Academy's Fulcrum has very good quality Cartograf decals. There are also a lot of caution decals ...
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F-4E Phantom II 30th Anniversary U.S. Air Force Fighter Hasegawa 1/48

I started to build a modern fighter after a long interval. Probably it's my first time of F- 4E Phantom II. I had been stocking for quite a while and the boxes became terrible. Phantom II is big on a 1/48 scale. It was slightly distorted when the left and ...
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Corsair F4U-1A U.S. Navy Carrier-Based Fighter Academy 1/48

It is the Academy's Corsair. I think the kit itself is old, but I bought it because of the beautiful decal of Cartograf. I have never made the F4U Corsair once in the past, what kind of feeling is it? I would like to build something perfectly model like a ...
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Arado Ar234B-2/N Nachtigall Reconnaissance Aircraft Hasegawa 1/48

I chose this jet Arado Nachtigall because I have not yet built a 1/48 scale twin-engine aircraft of WWII. A decal was yellowing when opening a box to make Nahatigall a while ago. Especially the clear area. I wonder when I purchased it, I do not have the spare decal, ...
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Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Float-Plane Fighter (Thunderbolt) Sweet 1/144

It is a Nakajima A6M2-N 2 floatplane fighter of 1/144 scale. Sweet has obtained a new report of the U.S. military investigation, and it is a definite version kit that accurately reproduces the dimensions of the unknown point. The dolly (ground moving carriage) and wave scene base are attached, and ...
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Republic P-47N Thunderbolt U.S. Army Air Force Fighter Revell 1/48

Well, I will try to build this Revell aircraft plastic model, this manufacturer is a rare case for my modeling. This time is P-47N Thunderbolt, blue and metallic coloring is a stylish aircraft. I painted a detailed part of the cockpit. Panels on both sides are not glued yet because ...
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MiG-23MF Flogger-B Czech Air Force Fighter Trumpeter 1/48

I’ll try to make this MiG-23 kit of Trumpeter. I would like to complete it with the distinctive coloring of this box art if possible. This Trumpeter aircraft plastic model has many parts as it overflows from the box.  It seems like a Dragon's tank model. Roughly the attached missile ...
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Draken S35E Swedish Air Force Recon Plane Hasegawa 1/48

I'll try to build the photo recon jet fighter version of Hasegawa's Draken. It is a decal change of normal Draken kit 1/48. There was no difficult point to assemble. Parts matching was good. I hesitate to build this large size plane, but I think there is no problem for ...
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MiG-21MF Polish Air Force Academy 1/48

It is MiG-21 of the Academy. A special decal of Cartograf and photo-etched parts are attached. It is a very beautiful decal. I began making it for the silver fuselage to try again, so I believed that it would be silver painted at the beginning. When I put the left ...
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MiG-15Bis Fagot-B Trumpeter 1/48

It is a Trumpeter MiG-15. I wanted to build a metal body fighter. Many kits are under making, but for now, I bought a new cutting mat and I will try making an untouched kit. I thought whether the work environment is messy, it's the reason for various mistakes and ...
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Zero Fighter A6M5 Model52 Imperial Japanese Navy Tamiya 1/48

It is a Zero Fighter Type 52. My work had stopped for a while in the figure painting, now I started again. I heard the Tamiya's Zero is a high-quality product so probably easy to build. Oh, there is not a place to display when the airplane is completed. I ...
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F-14A Black Tomcat U.S. Navy Carrier-Based Fighter Revell 1/144

Speaking of which, Tamiya will release 1/48 F-14 near future. I'm holding two 1/144's and one 1/72 boxes. I would like to build them and having experience with the Tamiya kits. Anyway, it's my first time F-14. There are many parts to 1/144. There are 3 kinds of missiles, Sidewinder, ...
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Dassault Mirage IIIc French Air Force Fighter Eduard 1/48

I have been stocked around five Eduard airplane models for a couple of years. There is a sense of high quality. I try the fighter jet of the French air force. Can a weekend edition be made speedy? I do my best till completion. Compared to the same kit of ...
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Hawker Seahawk FGA Mk.6 Royal Navy Carrier-Based Fighter Trumpeter 1/48

Once again an airplane plastic model. It's a first-generation jet fighter of the Royal Navy, Hawker Seahawk. There is a carved seal of 2006 on the photo-etched parts. It has passed for 10 years after its release. I thought it was still a new kit, but is it 10 years ...
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F-86F Sabre Thunder Tiger Republic Of China Air Force Hasegawa 1/48

Airplane plastic model. This time, I wanted to build the jet fighter after a long absence. It is F-86F of the Taiwanese (the Republic of China) air force. I remember that I made Royal Canadian Air Force Sabre a long time ago. This Rio Olympics have many medal counts of ...
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Lavochkin La-7 Soviet Fighter Academy 1/48

Try to build the Lavochkin La-7 released from ACADEMY. The kit I purchased quite before, the condition of the decal looks good. I tried playing Pokemon Go around 5 days. I played carefully not to look at my smartphone while walking. When I sat down at a bank and a ...
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Tomahawk IIb (P-40C) Royal Air Force Fighter Academy 1/48

Hi, I decided to build this British Tomahawk purchased a few years ago. Original in the United States Army fighters P-40, the British military was called this from type A to P-40C Tomahawk, the D-type after the Kitty Hawk. I like this coloring box series kit, maybe many kits include ...
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Zero Fighter A6M5 Model52 Imperial Japanese Navy Sweet 1/144

It is a standard kit of Zero Fighter. I think it's included two aircraft as usual, but in fact, the package was written only one. Because this Zero fighter did not have a pitot tube, I sharpened metal wire and thinned it to attach. Though it was small, I masked it ...
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P-51D Mustang U.S. Army Air Force Fighter Platz 1/144

Previously purchased, it is difficult to buy it now. I try to build this 1/144 scale P-51D. It might be irregular, 4 canopies were included. It's very delicate and seems like a nice kit. I can choose the pattern from these three types in a beautiful Cartograf decal sheet. I ...
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Junkers Ju87G-2 Stuka German Anti Tank Attacker Hasegawa 1/48

Recently, I often build a model of the aircraft, this time try a Hasegawa after a long interval. It is a Stuka dive bomber. It's better to say it's an attack aircraft for amounting the cannons. I should have to glue the cockpit interior panel together accurately here, It intervened ...
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Messerschmitt Bf109K-4 German Fighter Academy 1/48

German Messerschmitt that I am going to make it someday. I'm having K-4 and another is the Bulgarian air force. I'll try Bf109K-4 of Academy. This kit includes Cartograf's beautiful decal sheet. I wonder the tail wheel keeps on leave out while flying, as this box art? German aircraft internal ...
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Suchoj Su-7 BKL Fitter A Polish Fighter-Bomber Smer 1/48

Because I usually make only a kit by Tamiya and Hasegawa, this kit is tough. I wonder it's an easier class in the kit of Eastern European manufacturers? The Su-7 original mold of the SMER is KP, Kopro, it's also from the original OEZ. It is worth challenging once. Well, ...
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F-100F Super Sabre U.S. Air Force Fighter Trumpeter 1/48

Because the storage space does not increase at all, even if I make a small model as 1/144 scale, I touched again the big box. I'll try this F-100F Trumpeter model. The overall length is about 35cm. It looks better to replace the larger cutter mat. Because the manual of the ...
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Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Finish & Romanian Air Force Fighter Sweet 1/144

FINNISH AIR FORCE (Lelv32) Summer 1941 at Immola ROMANIAN AIR FORCE No.53 Squadron June 1941 at Mamaia / Lieutenant Horia Agarici I decided to make Hawker Hurricane of SWEET 1/144. I liked the Zero fighter which I completed before. I do my best to be finished well. It seems to ...
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Zero Fighter A6M3 Model32 Imperial Japanese Navy Sweet 1/144

The plane that I made for the first time on a 1/144 scale was Zero Battle. It was completed in September 2015. 1/144 ZERO FIGHTER A6M3 Model 32 Air Battle of Solomon (SWEET) - CV ZUIKAKU Fighter Group 1943 - X-151, 3rd Flying Group NPC 2/C Kiyoshi Ito I make ...
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Seiran Aichi M6A1 Imperial Japanese Navy Attack Aircraft Tamiya 1/48

It is Seiran, an attack aircraft carrier in a submarine. It was completed in September 2015. I make the special attack aircraft named Seiran which is released from Tamiya. The Imperial Japanese Navy developed it with the idea that the airplane stored in a large submarine and attack secretly. The ...
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A-7E Corsair II U.S. Navy Attack Aircraft Hasegawa 1/48

It is a pretty old kit, Corsair II. I made it in June 2015. The other day, I found this kit from our closet while putting away my down quilt using in winter. This 1/48 scale Corsair II "VALIONS" is a pretty old kit, I almost forgot it. This P ...
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Apache AH-64D JGSDF Attack Helicopter Hasegawa 1/48

This is the helicopter model I built for the first time, in May 2015. Recently, sometimes I'm making modern tanks and airplanes, but not yet touched any Japanese Modern military forces. This time I choose to make this attack helicopter, the Apache of Japan Ground Self Defense Force. This kit ...
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Su-33 Flanker D Russian Navy Carrier-Borne Fighter Hasegawa 1/72

I made a Russian fighter plane in April 2015. The other day, I went to the hobby shop near my house to purchase the color of Merkava IV now I'm making, but unfortunately, it's out of stock so I had an impulse purchase for this Flanker D. Since I made ...
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Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb Trop. Royal Air Force Fighter Tamiya 1/48

It is a feature of the good old Tamiya Spitfire. I made it in April 2015. When I discovered the caterpillar track of the tiger the other day, various plastic models came out of my cave. Spitfire of this North African front version is very old (around 20 years ago?), ...
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F-15E Strike Eagle U.S. Air Force Fighter Hasegawa 1/72

It is F-15E which I made in February 2015. It is a jet fighter I made for the first time in a while. I play flight shooting games occasionally, and now I'm interested in jet fighters recently. Speaking of the lead status of the jet fighter, I think it's an ...
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Raiden [Jack] Type21 Mitsubishi J2M3 Japanese Navy Interceptor Hasegawa 1/32

It is an airplane model made for the first time in a long time. Moreover, it is the first 1/32 scale. I made it in August 2014. I wanted to make an airplane after a long absence and bought it like a flash. It's the anniversary commemorating the end of ...
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Typhoon Mk.1B Royal Air Force Fighter-Bomber Hasegawa 1/48

It is Hawker Typhoon which I made in March 2008. I would like to make a hurricane but mistook to buy typhoon. This plane equips as many as eight rockets, it seems to be strong. I suppose it's easy to paint inside of the cockpit even after I assemble around ...
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Focke-Wulf FW190A-3 German Fighter Hasegawa 1/48

It is the Luftwaffe fighter Foche-Wulf. I built it from February to March 2008. Since I'm continually making several tanks, I decided to change my feelings to make this fighter. I'll strike the rivets on the all body to refer to airplane model magazine. I worked to make sure after ...
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Canadair Sabre MK.5 F-86 Royal Canadian Air Force Hasegawa 1/48

It's a Canadair Sabre. This is the air-frame of the F-86 base. I built it in September 2007. This time, I'll build Hasegawa Canadair Sabre F-86. This kit is easy to assemble for beginners. I try to finish up with beautiful paintings. (2007/09/3) The photo is assembled as instruction. It's ...
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Lockheed F-104C Starfighter U.S. Air Force Hasegawa 1/48

This is the article transferred from my former site, I built this from July to August 2007. I want to make the jet plane this time because I had completed the WWII plane last time. I chose the F-104C Starfighter. The long and slender body looks difficult to complete. (2007/07/12) ...
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Republic P-47M Thunderbolt U.S. Army Air Force Tamiya 1/48

This is Tamiya's REPUBLIC P-47M THUNDERBOLT, I built it from June to July 2007. I want to make an aircraft model when I painted the inside of the tank and I bought this kit. I chose this because it was a kit recommended to the beginner for easy to assemble. This ...
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