F/A-18E SUPER HORNET : MENG MODELS : 1/48 SCALE MODEL : EPISODE.2

F/A-18E SUPER HORNET The Navy directed that the YF-17 be redesigned into the larger F/A-18 Hornet to meet a requirement for a multi-role fighter to complement the larger and more expensive Grumman F-14 Tomcat serving in fleet defense interceptor and air superiority roles. The Hornet proved to be effective but limited in combat radius. The concept of…

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PILOT PAINTING : RAPID VIDEO BUILD : F/A-18E SUPER HORNET : MENG MODELS : 1/48 SCALE MODEL

PILOT PAINTING Like motorcyclists, U.S. Navy pilots “dress for the slide, not the ride.” Their gear is meant for frost, flames, and flotation. Even the very first pilot to operate from a ship carried safety equipment: Eugene Ely, attempting his landing on the deck of the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania in 1911, took the controls…

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F/A-18E SUPER HORNET : MENG MODELS : 1/48 SCALE MODEL : EPISODE.1

F/A-18E SUPER HORNET The Boeing F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet are a series of American supersonic twin-engine, carrier-capable, multirole fighter aircraft derived from the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet, in service with the armed forces of the U.S., Australia, and Kuwait. The F/A-18E single-seat and F/A-18F tandem-seat variants are larger and more advanced versions of the F/A-18C and D Hornet, respectively. The Super Hornet has an internal 20mm M61A2 rotary…

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F-4G PHANTOM II WILD WEASEL : MENG MODELS : 1/48 SCALE : STEP BY STEP VIDEO BUILD : EPISODE.12

F-4G PHANTOM II WILD WEASEL EPISODE.12 In this episode we glue down the canopy, mask up the air-intakes, prime the canopy and our engine area ready for spraying, spray on mr hobby’s Natural metal finish, buffing NMF and more. Special Tools: Airbrush Consumables: Mr Hobby Mr metal color, Tamiya Masking tape Find Products In Store

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HELLCAT F6F-3 : RAPID VIDEO BUILD : EDUARD : 1/48 SCALE MODEL

HELLCAT F6F-3 The Grumman F6F Hellcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft of World War II. Designed to replace the earlier F4F Wildcat and to counter the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero, it was the United States Navy‘s dominant fighter in the second half of the Pacific War. In gaining that role, it prevailed over its faster competitor, the Vought F4U Corsair, which initially had problems with visibility…

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F-4G PHANTOM II WILD WEASEL : MENG MODELS : 1/48 SCALE : STEP BY STEP VIDEO BUILD : EPISODE.11

F-4G PHANTOM II WILD WEASEL EPISODE.11 In this episode we show cutting canopy masks, using maskel by humbrol, cutting angles with tamiya masking tape, weathering some more of the cockpit, adding a rainbow effect to the instrement dsplay panel and more. Special Tools: Blade Consumables: Maskel by humbrol, Tamiya Masking tape Find Products In Store

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F-4G PHANTOM II WILD WEASEL : MENG MODELS : 1/48 SCALE : STEP BY STEP VIDEO BUILD : EPISODE.10

F-4G PHANTOM II WILD WEASEL EPISODE.10 In this episode we do some final filling and move on to the canopy, removing canopy seam lines, sanding canopys, buffing canopys, polishing canopys and more. Special Tools: Profimodeller : Scraper : 1/32 Scale Consumables: Tamiya : Masking Tape : 18mm Find Products In Store

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MENGS AH-64D APACHE LONGBOW : 1/35 SCALE : IN BOX REVIEW

1/35 Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow QS-004 Meng Model

AH-64D APACHE LONGBOW The Apache is the U.S. Army’s main attack helicopter. By now, it’s still one of the top heavy attack helicopters in the world. The AH-64D Apache Longbow, which entered service in 1997, is famous for its Longbow fire control radar. Thanks to its outstanding performance and powerful firepower, the AH-64D Longbows have been operated…

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G.91R LIGHT FIGHTER BOMBER : 1/72 SCALE : MENG MODELS : IN BOX REVIEW

Meng Model 1/72 Fiat G.91R # 004 - Plastic Model Kit

G.91R LIGHT FIGHTER BOMBER The Fiat G.91 is a jet fighter aircraft designed and built by the Italian aircraft manufacturer Fiat Aviazione, which later merged into Aeritalia. The G.91 has its origins in the NATO-organised NBMR-1 competition started in 1953, which sought a light fighter-bomber (officially, the competition was seeking a “Light Weight Strike Fighter”) to be adopted as standard equipment across the air forces…

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F-4G PHANTOM II WILD WEASEL : MENG MODELS : 1/48 SCALE : STEP BY STEP VIDEO BUILD : EPISODE.9

F-4G PHANTOM II WILD WEASEL EPISODE.9 In this episode we sand down our glue lines by the air-intake, scribing with tamiya plastic P-cutter, CMK saw and RP Produtions P-cutter, scribing on glue lines and more. Special Tools: Tamiya plastic P-cutter Consumables: Green putty, Tamiya Masking Tape Find Products In Store

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