Saturday, August 7, 2021
Friday, July 23, 2021
Friday, July 16, 2021
The Academy/Hobbycraft 1/72 Sabre 5 done as the sole Canadair Sabre 3 used by Jackie Cochran to set a woman's speed record in 1953. Then her nemesis Jacqueline Auriol broke that record in both a Mystère and a Mirage and Jackie had to go trump her again in a TF-104. The model was built for a display at the Museum of Flight on women in aviation.
And when I say, Academy/Hobbycraft it really was a combo. The HC kit was later slightly updated by Academy and I used the Academy fuselage and HC wings. The finish was Tamiya LP-11...awesome stuff...and the dayglo was a cheat with decals.
On display in the case with the Mirage used to represent Jacqueline Auriol's record breaker. Note the tiny Jackie.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Friday, July 2, 2021
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Monday, June 14, 2021
Cool video about the Tempest being rebuilt in Kelowna. I cannot wait to see this in the air!
And in case you missed part one:
Modeler's Note: Looks like we are getting new tool 1/72 Tempest IIs from KP and Edward/Special Hobby. I think I'll wait for the Eduard/Special Hobby collaboration. And don't believe what Knights says, the Matchbox kit ain't that bad.