Tag Archives: Trainer
The Soviets always had a knack for finding interesting and original solutions to their armament requirements. When there was a need for a high performance fighter bomber, they took a proven design, the Su-7, added swing wings and got the Su-17. These “Fitters”, as NATO continued to call the new family, proved to be tough […]
Appearances can be deceiving. Just like the little, unassuming AT-3 can pack a big punch, so too can the LO Model 1/72 AT-3 hit hard! While it looked like a fairly nice and simple little kit, it turns out that this model will really fight a builder all the way. With fit issues to rival […]
The Grunau Baby family of gliders was, for a long time, a staple of the primary flight training scene, especially in Europe. While it’s not as well-known today, or in North America, the folks at AZ Model have created a nice little kit of this iconic plane for everyone to enjoy. Check out my out […]
The 1/72 Matchbox Hunter T.7 kit is something you don’t see everyday, which is one of the reasons I really wanted it! It’s another one of those loveably odd British side-by-side trainers, and was exported to many countries to boot. I couldn’t leave well enough alone, though (No, really?), and decided to convert it to […]
Strombecker is not a name that has been seen in the modelling world for some time. In fact, there are likely a lot of younger modellers who’ve never even heard of them. I was among that crowd until I stumbled upon the 1/42 Temco TT-1 Pinto at a local show and swap meet! This half-century […]
I have a thing for two-seat aircraft, especially conversions from one-seaters. Thankfully, while many companies ignore the trainer variants of so many planes, Matchbox did not! A perfect example of that is the 2-in-1 1/72 kit of the Hawker Hunter T.7/FGA.9. While it may be old and simple, it’s also somewhat rare, and it can […]
Sure, maybe the term “midget” isn’t politically correct anymore, but NATO didn’t know that when they named MiG-15 UTI way back in the day! Despite its importance, the two-seat version of Russia’s famous Korean War fighter doesn’t get a lot of attention in plastic. Thankfully, Hobby Boss fixed that with their surprisingly good “Easy Build” […]
Here’s an oddball for you! Check out one of my more recent rescues, the old Heller/Humbrol/Bobcat Harrier T.4, my newest Out of Box Review! You don’t see this kit much today, and once you read this, you’ll know why!
Want to see something bright? Check out the Hasegawa Fuji T-1A/B. That thing has a paint job that would make a Rubik’s cube blush! You can see it in the Planes section of the Model Kits page.