Experimental airplanes always fascinated me, as they are used to explore the unknowns of flight, pushing the frontiers of our knowledge. The DFS 40 (also known as Delta V) was such an airplane, designed by Alexander Lippisch in the late 30’s. It was a follow up on previous Lippisch’s designs of tailless aircraft, this one being almost a flying wing. Unfortunately, I could not find much information regarding it and the most significant fact I could gather was that it crashed early in its flight program, due to a error in center of gravity calculation. Continue reading “DFS 40 (1:48 SCALE)”
While attending a model exhibition, in late 2012, I noticed a model of a Tu-2 and thought to myself “What a gorgeous airplane!”. Its smooth lines appealed to me and I managed to figured out it was (at the time) the newly released Xuntong Models 1:48 scale Tu-2T kit. A couple of weeks later, I was given the chance to review the model for Scale Aircraft Modelling and immediately jumped at the opportunity.
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When Meng Model released their first Me 410, a number of years ago, I was given the opportunity to review it for Scale Aircraft Modelling. As I’m fond of the type, I gladly took the challenge and was pleasantly surprised with the contents inside the kit box.
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This last installment on Hasegawa‘s Limited Edition FW 190 A-6 “Strumstafeel 1” is focused solely on its painting stage, using Mr Color lacquers and a variety of acrylics and oils for its weathering (that was kept very subtle). Continue reading “Fw 190 A-6 “Sturmstaffel 1” (1:48 scale) Part 3”
Continuing with Hasegawa‘s Fw 190 A-6 model, this update will focus on some tips and easy ways to improve its detailing. The kit parts feature exquisite details, but there are some areas where replacement with metal tubing or wire can result nicely. Continue reading “Fw 190 A-6 “Sturmstaffel 1” (1:48 scale) Part 2″