Tag: 1/32

MiG-17: great success!

MiG-17: great success!

To my great delight, my Trumpeter 1/32 MiG-17 was judged the winner of the Cold War Model Making & Photos Early Cold War Group Build.

This was a very tough build during which I learned a lot about techniques, paints, how to get certain effects, and the importance of properly masked markings.  It was a major factor in my decision to get a Silhouette Portrait 2 mask cutter, which has already proved itself invaluable in my Mosquito build.

My in-box review of the kit is here

And my full build review is here.

Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109K-4

Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109K-4

After the Corsair, I wanted a straightforward, not too involved build to end the year.  I was really enjoying 1/32 props, and was looking for a low parts count and something that would fit well.  Hasegawa’s Kurfurst fit the bill on that point.  Overall though, this was a “were they even trying?”.

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Why Wingnut Wings’ 1/32 Lancaster makes sense

Why Wingnut Wings’ 1/32 Lancaster makes sense

Since the announcement that Wingnut Wings’ first effort outside of their typical First World War subject matter will be a 1/32 scale Lancaster, I’ve heard a lot of people get very excited about it.  I’ve also heard a few ask whether this move makes sense for the company and whether we can expect to see any further kits from later eras.

In this article, I’m going to show why this makes business sense, and what this might mean for the future.

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