Category Archives: 1/48 Scale

North American F-51D Mustang

IMG_4415Tamiya 1/48 scale, box number 61044, F-51D Mustang with El Salvador Air Force color.

All panel lines are engraved and almost no fitting problem as a standart of Tamiya kit.

All detailed information about this kit was published on:

IN PROGRESS page “North American F-51D Mustang – Building Steps”.

Only pilot was used as an extra from another kit.

Nice decals are from Aztec Model. Latin American Mustangs 1 (48/72-014).

All colors are from Vallejo Acrylics.

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Republic RF-84F Thunderflash

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash – Tanmodel 1/48

img_4925Tanmodel 1/48 scale, box number 2201, RF-84F Thunderflash kit with Turkish Air Force colors, belongs to 1st AB. 114.Filo ESKISEHIR. 1956-1972.

This kit is the second production of the made in Turkey company      TANMODEL. First one was the 1/72 scale TAI HURKUS-A.

This RF-84F is sole RF-84F model with engraved panel lines in scale 1/48. Tanmodel filled this deficiency. Including really nice detailed cockpit, seamless air intake, detailed landing gears  and   amazing   camera parts.

img_4920 img_4915 img_4919Canopy is optionel open or closed. One piece canopy included. Ailerons and flaps are optionel extended or retracted. And camera bay can be build open or closed.

img_4910 img_4909 img_4908 img_4913Eight different decal pattern including Italian, German, Netherlands, USAF, French, Hellenic other than Turkish Air Force decal.

Skill level is 5 by 5 in my opinion. This kit not for beginner certainly. Even though only second kit of the TANMODEL, RF-84F is really nice and acceptable kit. Strongly recommended.

More detailed informations, pictures and building steps about this kit is shared in IN PROGRESS page. Click HERE

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Kaydet

Sukhoi Su-24M Fencer-D 1/48

Trumpeter SU-24M FENCER-D   1/48 Scale

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Trumpeter 1/48 scale, box number 02835. There are more than 600 parts in a big and nice box.

More than half of the parts for armaments. There are very rich variety and almost all kind of russian aircraft weapons can be build.

Parts are grey plastic and has engraved panels. Rivet detail is very weak.

Radar section can be build open and kit gives nice detail for that in the radome.

Wings are swing wing. Spoiler over wings can be positioned up and flaps are extended. But you should fix wing unswept. If you want sweptback wing, spoiler must be down and flaps are retracted as i did which is very hard modification is needed. Because wings are cannot be build with flaps up. No place over wing for that.

Nose landing gear strut is optional, metal or plastic. Main landing gear strus are plastic but there are metal support core inside. Tires and rims are seperated. Tires are black nylon, rims are plastic.

Extras:

  • Intakes are detailless thatswhy i made FOD cover from evergreen plastic.
  • Cockpit and seats are Aires resin. Instrument panel is colorless photoetch.
  • Wheel bays are from Aires resin.
  • B-13L rocket tubes are Aerobonus resin.
  • ZAB-100 bombs are Advanced Modeling resin.
  • Pilots are from Aerobonus resin
  • Ladder is handmade from evergreen plastic.
  • Chock is handmade from evergreen plastic.
  • Decals are from kits decal.

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