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1/48 aircraft models

This page shares pictures of the 1/48 model planes I built. This is the scale in which I build most of my models, so this is where most of my learning has happened. I will try to share some of the lessons I learned (which hopefully may save you some trouble if you decide to build the same kits). 


I was always interested in scale models, and like many boys in the 1970's I used to build Revell kits to play with. But I really started on this hobby after my son gave me a kit of the Tamiya 1/350 Bismarck for Christmas in 2017. That seemed overwhelmingly complex, so before I started it I tried to develop some basic skills using (apparently, to me, at the time) simpler kits. The list below is in chronological order, according to when I finished construction (I can only deal with one model at a time...).

1/48 Revell/Monogram A-10 Thunderbolt II (Aug 2018)

1/48 Trumpeter F9F-2 Panther (April 2019)

1/48 Kinetic Super Etendard Modernise (October 2019)

1/48 Italeri F-14A Tomcat (December 2019)

1/48 Italeri F7F-3 Tigercat (February 2020)

1/48 Hasegawa Hawker Hurricane Mk IIa (April 2020)

1/48 FineMolds Savoia S.21F "Porco Rosso" (May 2020)

1/48 Hasegawa A-4M Skyhawk (December 2020)