I used to post regulary on the old sites but lately I have been more interested in building kits than scrolling the forum. Current status for 2022 to follow:
First out was the Airfix 1/72 Spitfire MK 1 built straight from the box. A nice little kit with very little issues.
I had not built a WW II plane for years, but it felt so good that the next one was the Airfix 1/72 Hurricane MK 1. Both the Spit and the Hurricane was painted with Ammo Mig colors.
I was suddenly on a WW II roll (strange for a guy who usually builds modern armor…) so I built the 1/72 Airfix P-51D Mustang. An enjoyable little kit.
In between the Mustang and Hurricane I finished a small Humvee vignett which I will post over at Armorama.
Then I needed to make something modern. My favourit plane is arguably the F-15E. I built the Academy 1/72 F-15E in D-Day remembrance markings and it was an enjoyable kit. I changed the exhaust nozzels for Aires aftermarked ones.
After the F-15 it was back to WW II. I made Hobby 2000 (reboxed Revell) 1/72 P-47M straight from the box. Again an enjoyable kit, but with a little flash on some parts.
After the Thunderbolt it was time for a Spitfire again. A South African 1/72 scale Airfix Spitfire MK Vc. For a new tooled kit the gap between the wings and fuselage was a disapointment. It is easily fixed with some thin strips of styrene, but still a disapointment.
During the last weeks I have actually finished three models. One is a M1A1 vignette which will be over at Armorama. I also built Tamiyas excellent 1/72 scale F-16CJ. This has been the best kit I have built in a long time. Only thing missing is a more detailed pilots seat.
Last one so far is a 1/72 Tamiya F-84G Thunderjet. A very nice little kit, but the aftermarked decals I used for a Norwegian model sucked big time.
So that is the current status. Currently I have a pair of F-18s on the bench. I guess my next update will be in December…