The start of my Korean Air War project, or what will probably become my forever project due to the scale of the subject.
The Korean air war is an interesting area to build. It combines piston aircraft from WWII, newer piston engine aircraft designed as WWII was finishing or just after, the first helicopters and of course the first jets.
Another plus point in building aircraft from this conflict, is that most have been or are currently available in 1/72 scale kit form.
So lets have a look at what kits I currently have for this project.
Airfix 1/72 F-51D Mustang
This little kit from Airfix is actually quite good. I have already built 2 for this project. The first one was a SAAF F-51D and a USAF F-51D. So when Airfix re-released the kit with ROK and USAF markings, I had to get it again. This time I will be building it as a ROK version. View this kit on the Airfix site.
Eduard 1/72 MiG-15
You can’t go wrong with Eduard? Not actually built an Eduard kit yet, but they do get some good reviews, so looking forward to building this one.
The box art shows a Chinese version, but the kit does come with a North Korean scheme. You can pick one up from Amazon at quite a good price. In fact Eduard kits seem to be very good for the price!
Academy 1/72 F-86F “Korean War”
Can’t have a MiG-15 without an F-86 Sabre. Was in two minds about getting this kit. I’ve not had happy times with some older Academy kits in the past. However, it looks quite nice in the box, so I’m hopeful all will be well. I picked this up from Scale Model Shed. They are about 40 minutes down the road from me. They also do mail order, so that’s a bonus! You can also get the kit on Amazon.
Airfix 1/72 Willys MB Jeep
OK, the image above is showing the British Airborne version, but a standard US jeep can be built from this kit. I have quite a few in the stash, and they will be very useful for any small displays requiring suitable vehicles. You can pick them up on Amazon.
So that’s the start of my Korean air war project. Fingers crossed I can make a start on the kits at some point, so watch this space.
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