Ever since I saw this Black and White picture of an Argentine Air Force F-86F-40 Sabre in NMF I totally fell in love with the plane.
I started this build the minute I found I had a stashed Academy Fw 190 D9 and Eduard’s 72367 PE set. This PE set is actually designed for the Hasegawa kit but I decided to challenge myself and fit it to the Academy kit.
Probably the most exotic of all the Mirage versions in service with the Argentine Air Force, the Mara (patagonian hare) makes for an interesting subject and a rather easy conversion that would stand out in any delta wing lover’s collection.
For those regular to B72 this is the kit that I started back in early 2010 and, in fact, it is the kit that brought me back to the hobby. However, for some reason, it fell to the unbuilt “shoe box of shame” and I had lost forgotten about it since then.
Another great collaboration from Fabian Vera. This time he shares his improvements over the rather basic Hobby Boss Ah-1S Cobra kit using scratch built details and aftermarket decals.
With the advent of a new mold 1/72 Fiat G.91 Gina from Meng, I thought it was a great idea to revisit one of the previous options of 1/72 kits to model Fiat’s little jet. When Vitor posted his just finished Gina, I had to ask him permission to post it as his model not…
Fabian shares this big, bad and strikingly camouflaged Egyptian TU-16K-26 Badger, built almost straight from the box using Trumpeter’s kit and Condor Decals “Egyptian Warriors” sheet.
Check how some scratch built details and a clever scene can turn Academy’s FW-190 into a petite red bellied masterpiece!
Last June 9th and 10th of June, IPMS Esteban Echeverria & Ezeiza organized their annual Contest and Expo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As usual in these events a lot of very interesting models, modelers and some vendors were present.
Among the several Mirage III derivatives, probably the most exotic of them all, and coincidentally one of the better looking, are the Chilean Air Force Panteras. Nelson joins us from Chile and shares his Herculean efforts to produce an accurate replica of such amazing and peculiar jet fighter!.
Inspired by a friend´s 1/4 scale RC plane, Raul tackled Tamiya’s wonderful 1/72 F4U-1A Corsair and reminds us all that an excellent model doesn’t necessarily comes from a complicated build!
Making Special Hobby’s IA-58 Pucará kit even more special with some great tips and background to produce Argentinean Air Force A-556, a rare Malvinas/Falklands Veteran
Ever wanted to have a model for which the readily available kits in the market where old and crude, and by the time you invested a lot of time trying to bring the kit to current standards somebody else came and released a new mold of it?. Yeah… this is a lot like that.
With the Falklands/Malvinas War 30th Anniversary around the corner I think it is time to revisit decal options to produce some of the airplanes used in this conflict by both Argentina and United Kingdom.
Graham revisits the Braille scale with a deep incursion in RAAF history. This time he brings Us this fabulous rendition of 42nd Squadron RK-E Catalina and the great story of its last flight.