Tag Archives: 1:32

A modern 1/32 P-51 tooling for 30% the price of Tamiya’s kit.  Where were corners cut?  Everywhere.

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A really nice kit, as expected.  Also an opportunity to attempt to reproduce a build that inspired me to do better.

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Not bad for a short-run kit, though it has its moments.  This little Yak-3 required a bit more thought than usual to get it working, as the biggest challenge was the fit of the landing gear bays.

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Eduard’s 1/32 Bf 109: a nice kit that manages to be strangely annoying.

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The F-14 buildoff left me feeling rather drained, so I opened the kit I had kept the longest.  Like all Wingnuts it presented a curious mix of perfection and (self-inflicted) challenge.

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Sometimes you like a subject enough to put up with a frustrating kit.  That’s what I expected from this one, but it turned out to be quite a delightful build.

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I built Tamiya’s big Mosquito.  It’s the latest tooling in Tamiya’s 1/32 aircraft series, and it is nothing short of fantastic.  I’ve built their Corsair and that is also superb.  One of these two must be the best model kit ever produced to date.

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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.

Front Left view

Despite initial misgivings, this kit turned out to be something of a diamond in the rough.  Nothing about this kit suggests it should go together well, yet somehow it does.  Read on for my first encounter with Kinetic.

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I didn’t enjoy this build.

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10/14