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    June, 2017
Airfix birds in the air
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Sunday, September 10, 2017 8:30 PM

I enjoy the 1/72 scale airfraft, and the Airfix line in particular. Here are a few airplanes I recently finished for an upcoming show in PA. Please forgive my photography!

I really enjoyed doing this Wildcat, the kit went together very well. They look so ungainly on the ground, but take on a whole different look in flight. 

The mount for this P40 is made of 14 gauge wire with a staple-shaped wire soldered underneath that holds the plane. I kind of like this better than the acrylic rod on the Wildcat. 

The Dogfight Double was a fun kit. I decided to position them in a head-on pass. They look close together in the picture but they are a plausible distance apart for the 1/72 scale. No danger of collision!

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Sunday, September 10, 2017 9:17 PM


Those came out nice.



  • Member since
    September, 2013
Posted by blackdog62 on Sunday, September 10, 2017 9:37 PM

Yep it dose look cool flying. I thought I read once that they refused to them as the bugle duck on the ground.

I agree both stands look nice but the p-40 stand well just stands out all pun intended.

Good luck with your show. They all look nice. I have a few 1/48 airfix but have yet to try one.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, September 11, 2017 3:05 AM

Every single build looks fantastic.  But you are correct sir, the Wildcat looks great in-flight!  Good luck in your show.



Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi


On the Bench: Trumpeter 1/32 F4F-3 Wildcat

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    January, 2015
  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, September 11, 2017 8:19 AM

That Wildcat looks great. I agree that the Flying Tiger stand is really fantastic, and the double is sweet. 

Keep it up, U.P.! You're skills are really improving a lot!

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, September 11, 2017 10:06 AM

Nice builds there and very nicley displayed.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''


On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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    June, 2017
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Monday, September 11, 2017 12:07 PM

Thank you all for the compliments! The contributions on this site are most helpful, I've learned so much hanging out here. The show is in Sharon, PA sponsored by the Shenango Valley Area Scale Modellers. I'm looking forward to getting some feedback on my builds, the shopping, and having lunch at Quaker State and Lube, a local wing place. My son is going to enter a build too. He did the Revell SnapTite Grave Digger and he's in the process of making a base. He's eight, so a big accomplishment for him! 

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    September, 2013
Posted by blackdog62 on Monday, September 11, 2017 1:55 PM

Thats great that your son is going to enter with you. Best of luck to the both of you.

My 2 son's built at that age but they didn't stay with it. My grandson is that age and has built several it's a blast watching and helping them.

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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, September 11, 2017 2:34 PM

There all great builds, but the Wildcat should "bring home the Gold !"

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".




  • Member since
    December, 2002
Posted by 7474 on Monday, September 11, 2017 4:41 PM
I really like your builds, you'll do fine.
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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:41 AM

Love how they came out. And good luck with the show!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen


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    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:52 AM

They all look great.  I like the dogfight presentation, but I especially like your Wildcat.  Well done!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 


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    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:18 PM

All fine looking builds, and nice to see in flight models - nicely done! Yes



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    June, 2017
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Sunday, September 17, 2017 8:12 AM

The show was yesterday and we had a great time. My son's Grave Digger took a second place, and the Dogfight Double earned a bronze, so we were both very pleased! Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to get feedback on my builds, things were just too busy. We made it to the candy store and the wing place, so it was one of those days the kid will always remember. 

As for shopping, I came home with an AMT '57 Ford Fairlane 500 kit. I haven't done much with cars, other than struggle with a Revell Mustang GT that has some manufacturing issues. I love those old cars from the '50's, so looking forward to building this once the bench is a little more clear. There was a Monogram P-61 Black Widow kit I almost bought. It was already started, $10. It looked like it was just the cockpit, but i couldn't tell if all the parts were there. 

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    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, September 17, 2017 10:27 AM

A big congrats on your well deserved awards.Toast






 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.


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