Tag Archives: Revell Germany
Sweet (ish) Sixteen
In the annals of aviation history, the Supermarine Spitfire is certainly one of the all-time greatest aircraft ever produced. It constantly evolved from the days before WWII, and naval variants were fighting in the Korean war. It’s not hard to argue that anyone interested in aviation’s history or WWII should pretty much HAVE to have […]
There are two things I love about modelling. Making an accetably accurate replica of something of historical interest to me, and using my imagination. Rarely do those to meet in the middle, but when they do, it’s almost always a Luft ’46 project that brings them together! Usually, one thinks of Luft ’46 stuff as […]
What Has Four Pounds and Biplanes?
If that sounds like a trick question to you, then you can imagine how I felt! This box-full-o-awesome arrived at my door just a week or so ago from my excellent friend Alan. He said he had some kits he thought I might like, and knowing my penchant for the weirdly awesome, he gathered together […]
Obscurity through Pedestrianism
Not every plane can be famous. Even those that serve during a major conflict can, if they’re not sufficiently numerous or glamorous, get forgotten about and end up in the dark, rarely seen corners of history. A perfect example of this is the Fairey Seafox. This little catapult-launched biplane was used for naval gunnery observation […]
Reboxed Sardine Can
The development of the submarine as a decisive weapon started in WWI and definitely reached maturity in WWII. Most people even slightly familiar with WWII know about the “U-Boat Menace” that scared even the nigh-unflappable Churchill. One class of submarine, though, that gets relatively little (pun intended) of the limelight though, are the midget submarines. […]
Have Gun, Will Travel!
In the days before tank destroyers and helicopters, the main anti-tank weapon was the anti-tank gun, a piece of field artillery specifically designed to kill tanks. Of course, just as had always been the case, the cannons weren’t really mobile, requiring a prime mover to get them into position and move them around the battlefield. […]
Ones and Fours: Mig’s 1.44 in 1/144
See, I told you that was a lot of ones and fours! The Mig 1.44 was that maker’s entry into the then Soviet Union’s next fighter demonstrator competition. However, due to the fall of Communism and the end of the Cold War, the big Mig didn’t get much of a chance to strut its stuff. […]
Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda – a JASDF Typhoon!
While evaluating the JSF’s competition, the Japanese evaluated the Eurofighter Typhoon. Imagine, as I did with my 1/72 Revell Germany F-13B Typhoon, what would have been if they had chosen the more conventional Typhoon over the costly and unproven F-35. Check it out under the What-If section of the Planes tab!