Tag Archives: 1/72 jet
Sword 1/72 TF-9J “Twogar” Update
Value is subjective, and it’s not always something that you can predict. Throughout history, there have been some aircraft that just seem to be endowed with an intrinsic value that is almost “designed into” the airframe. A good example of this is the TF-9J Cougar trainer, also known as the “Twogar”. While the Grumman Panther […]
One Man’s Trash is Another’s WHIF
Quite probably one of the worst kits I have ever owned is the Heller-Airfix 1/72 Bf-109G. This hunk of scrap wasn’t even a very good kit back in the day when it was made, let alone 50+ years later. However, the fact it’s so cruddy also makes it very, very useful. For what? Yes, maybe […]
Lumpy and Violent: Perfect!
There’s nothing like taking a perfectly good aerodynamic shape and throwning extra lumps on it. This is a common enough practice, as some of the most finely-crafted and refined aeronautical shapes have, over the years, grown to have large “hunchback” spines. Thuds, F-16s and Skyhawks all did it, and so did the MiG-21! I, personally, […]
Swift maybe, but still not all there!
When the engineers at Supermarine (producer of the legendary Spiftire) tried to rescue their oh-so portly and pedestrian Attacker from utter mediocrity, they did so by adapting what was all the aeronautical rage at the time; swept wings and tricycle landing gear. While this may not sound like much of a stretch, it was, and […]
Mainstream, Short-Run Back-Breather!
One thing you have to give Chinese modelling companies credit for is exploring subjects that most companies won’t touch. This includes many foreign subjects as well as esoteric ones much closer to home. A perfect example of this is the 1/72 Trumpeter F-107 Ultra Sabre. The Ultra Sabre was North American’s attempt to continue it’s […]