Tag Archives: Revell Germany

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!