Best B-17 flying fortress model airplane kit

B-17 Flying Fortress

Best B-17 flying fortress model airplane kit   The Flying Fortress B-17 was a legendary strategic bomber. She began operations in World War II with the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1941, and in the Southwest Pacific with the U.S. Army. The 19th Bombardment Group had deployed to Clark Field in the Philippines a few weeks before the Japanese attack […]

Top List Mitsubishi G4M1 Bomber “Betty” model kits

Mitsubishi bomber Betty mode kit 1/72 scale

Top List Mitsubishi G4M1 Bomber “Betty” model kits       The Mitsubishi G4M was one of the most famous land-based bomber used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in World War II. She received the code name Betty from the Allies. Japanese Navy pilots called it Hamaki  because of its elongated shape, similar to a cigar. The G4M had […]

Top List Luftwaffe decals 1/72 scale

Decals WW2 Luftwaffe 1/72

Top List Luftwaffe decals 1/72 scale     Luftwaffe decals at 1/72 scale is a comprehensive list of all available (or mostly) decals for your built WW2 German aircrafts.  Sometimes, you may wish to paint or decorate an aircraft not with the default decals but with that exact squadron camo or unit you saw in […]

Best B-1 model kit Collection and Books

B-1b Lancer from Dragon

B-1 Bomber Model Kit Collection and Books     B-1 strategic bomber is an iconic aircraft of the US Air  Force. The development of the B-1B Lancer bomber was difficult to say the least. Originally conceived to fulfill a USAF requirement for an Advanced Manned Strategic Aircraft, the original B-1A concept aircraft was accused of being […]

Vought SB2U Vindicator History and Scale Models


Vought SB2U Vindicator History and Scale Models     Vought SB2U Vindicator origins are rooted in 1934 when the United States Navy requested for a new Scout Bomber for carrier use. Vought was one of the six manufacturers that submitted proposals for the aircraft, which had initially two variants, monoplane and biplane. Vought submitted designs in […]

Secret Cave 1961 Mitsubishi J8M Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service Aircraft

Mitsubishi J8M Shusui in 1945 ready for testing flight.

The last Mitsubishi Shusui J8M was found in a secret cave in 1961     Mitsubishi J8M Shusui , which means Autumn Water, was a joint secret project of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service and Imperial Japanese Army Air Service. The Japanese learnt quickly from the devastation produced by B-29s bombers during their massive attacks […]

Gulf War Model Kit set 1/72 scale

Italeri Gulf War 1991 1/72 model kit set

 Gulf War Model Kit set 1/72 scale     Italeri is surprising us lately with a series of diorama kits and combo which includes several vehicles and aircraft. See for example, our previous reports on the D-Day Dioramas. This time they offer an interesting model kit set about the Gulf War. So far, I did […]

1/72 MV-22B Osprey model kits

MV-22B OSPREY 1/72

1/72 MV-22B Osprey model kits     Designed as a multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft with both vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), the MV-22B Bell Osprey has unique qualities for transport and medevav operations. Its short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities allows to perform secret and cover operations in short spaces as well as air-mobile deployment […]

Sturmtiger Tank models 1/72 scale WW2

Sturmpanzer VI Sturmtiger abandoned by crew photographed on 14. April 1945

Sturmtiger Tank models at 1/72 scale WW2       Several variants of the famous Tiger I were quickly designed to satisfy several tactical purposes. The Sturmtiger, with official name Sturmmörserwagen 606/4 mit 38 cm RW 61, was built on a Tiger I chassis but the gun made a notorious difference because it was a 380 mm […]

Project G8N Renzan: Japanese strategic bomber “Rita”

Captured G8N Renzan for testing in the US.

G8N Renzan: Japanese strategic bomber “Rita”     The Imperial Japanese Navy, surprisingly, did not consider seriously to have a long-range strategic bomber until February 1943. Only then, the IJN Headquarters seriously asked Nakajima Company to develop a long-range land-based attack plane with four engines. The designation was G8N Renzan, the latter word meaning “Mountain […]

Battle of Somme World War I Diorama at 1/72 scale

Battle of Somme representation at 1/72 scale with airplanes by Airfix.

Battle of Somme World War I Diorama at 1/72 scale     The number of packs and dioramas that represent famous battles of World War Two are increasing in market. But recently, World War I is a good topic to represent famous operations and battles. Airfix brings this time a complete representation of the famous […]

WW2 Sherman Tank models 1/72 scale

Bastogne battle diorama with Sherman tanks at 1/72 scale by Italeri.

WW2 Sherman Tank models at 1/72 scale     The Sherman tank was probably the most famous American tank in the World War Two. There are, therefore, numerous model kits at different scales from 1/72 to 1/35 which reproduce the large number of variants and camouflages of Sherman Tanks during the war. The Sherman tank […]

Elephant Tank Ferdinand 1 72 scale models

elephant 1/72 scale

Elephant and Ferdinand Tanks 1/72 scale models     Here we show a compiled set of 1/72 scale model for the famous German Elephant Tank and Ferdinand Tank. Note that some models are die-cast so they are already built and painted. But others are plastic models and require to be built and hand-made painted.   […]