Tag Archives: It-Flys

Something New from Something Else – a Kit Mash-Up Adventure
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I have to say I really have been enjoying our club’s annual Build Challenges as they indeed challenge me to get something “done” by giving me a deadline.  Admittedly, I have only been ready once out out of the past … Full Article→

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Angle of Attack (AoA) Decals
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“Black Ponies and More” 1:32 scale USN & USMC Broncos in the Vietnam War ($22) It was a bit surreal for me to discover a previously unknown decal maker while on Britmodeller.com forums, then visit the AoA site to see … Full Article→

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Accurate Miniatures 1/48th “Doolittle Tokyo Raid” North American B-25B Mitchell
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I obtained this kit (#3430) soon after its release in 1999.  Construction, however, was finally started in January 2012.  Overall, the kit was excellent, but it had a few inaccuracies.  In a nutshell, the B-25 Mitchell had a glorious, historically … Full Article→

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Kit Smash! or “Making a mountain from a mole hill” – Pt. 2
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Tail Surfaces:  After cutting apart the P-38 kit’s tail booms, I was left with four vertical tail surface halves, each with good sized gaps to be filled, both from the opening for the horizontal tail and from the trimmed boom … Full Article→

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Kit Smash! or “Making a mountain from a mole hill” – Pt. 1
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Challenge: Turn a 1/48 scale P-38 Lightning into an experimental WWII Japanese fighter plane. For the November 2014 Club Theme Challenge, we decided to “compete” using any scale or make of P-38 kit, built to any result (in other words, … Full Article→

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P4M-1 Martin Mercator: Kit Review & Build – Part 2
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1:48 Scale Martin P4M Mercator by RCM (Robert’s/Combat Models) Order via website: www.combatmodels.us (kit 48-020 w/ resin detail set)  $59.95 plus shipping Part 2:  After my initial impressions of the Combat Merc, I have decided I would just “go for … Full Article→

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SH-2F Walkaround c. 1988
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This gallery contains 43 photos.

This gallery is a collection of images I took while serving with the US Navy’s premier SH-2 squadron, HSL-34 (Green Checkers.)  It was one of our line aircraft plus a few taken of a static display aircraft at an airshow … Full Article→

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HH-2D Seasprite Helicopter Walkaround
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This gallery contains 238 photos.

This set of images provides a detailed walkaround of the the HH-2D airframe held at the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, Pennsylvania.  Many of the images include a ruler for sizing purposes with multiple views & closeups, useful as … Full Article→

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SH-2F Landing Gear set from Scale Aircraft Conversions
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Metal parts upgrade for the 1:48 Kitty Hawk kit Sometimes we get into a mindset and forget that we’re (usually!) talking with actual people on the “other end” of things. Case in point is when I recently offered my Seasprite … Full Article→

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SH-2F Seasprite Helicopter
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This gallery contains 258 photos.

This series of images is of the SH-2F airframe (BuNo. 149026) being used as a ‘gate guard’ at NAS Norfolk, Virginia.  Most were taken in 2013 though the more ‘colorful’ paint scheme was from a couple of years earlier.  Keep … Full Article→

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