Quarterscale Furtive Fighter

Russian Fifth-Generation Fighter SU-57 Zvezda 1/48, Ref. 4824 It’s a massive box that comes from the East, full of 249 parts in transparent and medium grey plastic, including two main parts representing an almost complete, almost 42cm long, aircraft.  Also in the box, two large decal sheets, a instruction booklet and a separate full-colour paintingContinue reading “Quarterscale Furtive Fighter”

Farewell Mirage

Mirage 5 BD BD12 ‘Mirage Farewell’ Belgian Air Force 1993 Syhart 1/48, Ref. 48-121 & 1/72, Ref. 72-121 When the Mirage 5 were retired from the Belgian Air Force, a two-seater, BD12, was given a neat overall silver livery adorned with the badges of the squadrons that flew the delta-winged aircraft.  This particular aircraft enteredContinue reading “Farewell Mirage”

Peaceful Kamikaze

Mitsubishi Karigane Aircraft (Ki-15) KAMIKAZE – World record flight Japan to Europe in 1937 Fine Molds 1/48, Ref. FB26 This ‘Kamikaze’ (Divine Wind) is the prototype of the Mitsubishi Ki-15 Karigane.  Wearing the registration J-BAAI, sponsored by the Asahi Shinbun newspaper, crewed by pilot Masaaki Iinuma and navigator Kenji Tsukagoshi, the aircraft made the worldContinue reading “Peaceful Kamikaze”

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