Tag Archives: jet

Hasegawa’s venerable 1/48 F-15 is a surprisingly nice build that stacks up well against more modern toolings.  Other F-15 kits are embarrassingly poor efforts in comparison.

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Nice little kit of a 1980’s Warsaw Pact mainstay.  No major headaches, though it is fiddly in places.

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Kinetic has taken a significant step up with this kit.  The fiddly landing gear are the only downside to a kit that is otherwise a joy to build.

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Tamiya’s F-14 is a joy to build.  AMK’s should not have been released.  Even on parole.

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A Cold War Reconnaissance group build?  What could be a better fit than a big SR-71?  Admittedly I didn’t realise how big this kit was going to be, nor how frustrating.

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This was a very problematic build, though the finished model looks nice.  I screwed mine up, so you don’t have to.  It’s a public service I provide.

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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.

Another year, another group build, another regrettable purchase?  Welcome to my in-box review of Trumpeter’s MiG-17, in 1/32 scale.

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8/8