So, I had this 1/72 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Vb sitting in the closet, and I was given the chance to review this new product from Quickboost for the Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Vb, so I decided, hey what could go wrong?
This book answered a question that has nagged me for many years, since Frog first came out with their Spitfire 14 kit back in 1968. Why would Supermarine want to go away from the fabulous Merlin engine and try something new? Well, this book answered that question early on. The answer is 1700 hp for the Griffon vs 1030 hp for the Merlin.
The contents are:
- Enter the Griffon
- Super Spitfire
- The Spitfire in Belgium
- High Flying Spy
- Last of the Spitfires
- The First Griffon Seafires
- The F Mk 21 at Sea
- Spiteful and Seafang, the Last of the Line Modeling
- Colour Side Views
- Colour Interior Artwork
- The Basics
- Understanding the Subject
- Building the Spitfire and Seafire
- Camouflage and Markings
This is the third Hasegawa Egg Plane I’ve built, and Twobobs is certainly right in their decal description. Everyone probably has one of these in their stash, and finally someone has come out with interesting aftermarket markings for the Lawn Dart. They also describe the kit as whimsical (yep) and one to be built just for the fun of it, as no one has a good photo of the original aircraft.
I built the Hasegawa F-16 Egg plane for a review.
I built the RNethAF F-16 for that review because I worked with them in Italy. So the markings I chose for this review were one of Aviano’s Falcons. This was probably not the most interesting choice, as there are so many good sets of markings on the sheet. The instruction sheet is 4 pages long, so here are half of them.
Ah nostalgia... one of the big benefits of modeling is bringing back memories. Pegasus Hobbies new release of the ship and Martian from My Favorite Martian will certainly do that. For those of you who don't know the show, it ran between 1963 and 1966 for 107 episodes and chronicled the exploits of a crashed Martian anthropologist and the newspaper reporter who found him crashed. The showed starred Bill Bixby as the reporter and Ray Walston as Uncle Martin. Of course most people remember him as Mr. Hand from Fast Times at Ridgemont High and many other things. Bill Bixby played the Incredible Hulk way back when. Both were excellent actors and the show was very funny, at least to me.