Review: Revell 1/144 Northrop F-5E Tiger II

The F-5E Tiger II is effectively the FN FAL of the Western Air Forces. Developed as a cheaper to buy and operate alternative to the F-4 Phantom it saw service in a whole range of nations. A number of variants were developed, the A, B, E and F variants for example, but also Trainer, Reconnaissance … Continue reading Review: Revell 1/144 Northrop F-5E Tiger II

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News: Amusing Hobby Focke-Wulf Triebflügel

Ever since Il-2 1946 I've been a fan of the Focke-Wulf Triebflügel (literally Thrust Wing in English). This outlandish looking aircraft looked like it was the illegitimate son of a Me-262 jet and a Flettner Fi 282 helicopter. I've literally searched for a kit of this aircraft for years, and while one or two companies … Continue reading News: Amusing Hobby Focke-Wulf Triebflügel

Review: Tamiya 1/72 Aichi M6A1 Seiran

The Japanese Aichi M6A1 Seiran was a floatplane used by the Imperial Japanese Navy serving on the large I-400 class submarines. Yes, Submarines. Now if you're imagining a submarine crew sharing bunk beds with aircraft parts you would be wrong. The I-400 class submarines were designed and built with a dedicated hangar in front of the conning tower that held up to three Seirans.

Review: Modelcollect 1/72 E-75 Ausf. Vierfüßler Rheintochter 1

If you are thinking "I didn't know this Ausführung existed" you are right: It didn't. It's one of those fantasy panzers that take Paper Panzers to the next level. Think Maschinen Krieger but based on a E-75 hull. But if the Germans struggled to make the Panther and (King) Tigers reliable, how on earth would … Continue reading Review: Modelcollect 1/72 E-75 Ausf. Vierfüßler Rheintochter 1