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December 12, 2017

Today we enter the Jet Age with Salvatore Barresi's amazing SEM Model 1/72 Aerfer Sagittario II. 50+ photos are supplied in a super detailed article of this interesting plane.
November 28, 2017

Art in the way only the French can do it; today Philippe Martin brings us 6 photos of his very interesting RS Models 1/72 Re.2006.
November 14, 2017

One of my favorite modellers bringing us yet again another interesting subject; today Enrico Calanchini brings us 20 images of his much modified/corrected Aviation USK 1/72 SM.84. Enrico provides plenty of descriptions of his work in the captions of all construction photos. Stayed tuned for a special announcement regarding this subject.
November 08, 2017

Another masterpiece of model-art, today Jean Barby brings us 9 images of his Hasegawa 1/48 C.202 of Italian Ace Giorgio Solaroli. The kit contains many enhancements + Stormo Decals 48003. This is a commission build.
November 01, 2017

Its been a while since I did a build but enjoyed every minute of this. Today I present 25 photos of my Special Hobby 1/48 Fiat G.55A, 5th Sq. Royal Egyptian Air Force.
October 23, 2017

Jean's back with another incredible build, an Italeri 1/48 C.200, red-7, 364a Sq., 150o Gruppo Aut. - nuff said. Note the incredible weathering. This is a commission build.
October 16, 2017

Another very interesting build with incredible scratch-built detail and 3D-printed parts on an otherwise difficult kit to build. Today Alexander Mayer brings us 18 photos of his incredible 1/32 vacform SM.79.
October 09, 2017

Another inspired build from Raul Wright and one of my all time favorite planes, the Curtiss P.40 Warhawk. I remember as a child sitting in front of a tv watching John Wayne in the Flying Tigers with the shark mouthed P.40s forever etched in my mind and by which I judged all other aircraft. Today Raul brings us 8 photos of his P.40C captured in North Africa from the British in June 1942. Raul's interesting choice of paints is worth the read as is his research into this plane which is still ongoing. A great read!
October 03, 2017

I really like these next two builds and I'm pretty sure Vince Biondi will like this one in particular. Today Raul Wright brings us 15 photos of his very interesting and beautiful Airfix 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter Mk.IC in RA colors. The plane was captured in June 1942.
September 22, 2017

Today Philippe Martin brings us 10 photos of his beautiful and interesting Italeri SEM MODEL 1/72 Macchi C.202D. Philippe did the Master's for this conversion.
September 18, 2017

Suffice to say I love his work, today Philippe Martin brings us 7 photos of his attractive SEM MODEL 1/72 Macchi C.205N2 Orione.
September 08, 2017

Dare I say another talent from France; today Philippe Martin brings us 9 photos of his beautiful SEM MODEL 1/72 I.M.A.M. Ro.58.
September 01, 2017

Turning modeling into a fine art-form, Jean Barby brings us 12 photos of his magnificent SEM MODEL 1/72 I.M.A.M. Ro.58 Long Range Heavy Fighter. Jean managed to complete this model in a few days. Magnifique!
August 29, 2017

INBOX REVIEW: SEM MODEL 1/72 I.M.A.M. Ro.58 by Jean Barby.
August 18, 2017

And to complete the trifecta, 6 more photos of Jean Barby's Special Hobby 1/72 Ca.311M. All three Caproni's were constructed for a client of Jean's.
August 14, 2017

Yet again another Masterpiece of Model-Art from the Master himself Jean Barby, 6 photos of an (Special Hobby) Azur 1/72 Ca.310. As before this is a commission build for one of Jean's clients.
August 12, 2017

Another Masterpiece of Model-Art, 6 photos of an Italeri 1/72 Ca.311 by Jean Barby. This is a commission build for one of Jean's clients.
August 05, 2017

Today Angelo Battistelli brings us 15 photos of his beautiful Alpha Flight 1/48 Cant Z.1007 bis.
July 17, 2017

In his first Gallery submission, today Stephen Portelli brings us 12 photos of his beautiful Alitaliane 1/48 SM.84.
July 01, 2017

Jean Barby is back with 20 photos of his beautiful Silver Wings 1/32 Re.2000 Falco. This model was constructed for a client of Jean's.
June 05, 2017

Today Peter Dixon brings us 25 photos of his beautiful Trumpeter 1/48 Savoia Marchetti SM.79. The model is Capt. Carlo Emanuele Buscaglia's 281-5 - torpedo bomber ace.
March 18, 2017

Today Vince Biondi brings us an interesting history article of the attacks on HMS Illustrious in January 1941.
March 15, 2017

Today Luca Bossi brings us 13 photos of his Pacific Coast Models 1/32 Macchi C.205V Serie III.
Decemeber 23, 2016

Today Angelo Battistelli brings us 25 photos of his Pacific Coast Models 1/32 FIAT G.55 Centauro.
July 17, 2016

Today Enrico Calanchini brings 13 photos of his very nice Supermodel 1/72 Savoia Marchetti SM.81 Pipistrello VIP Transport.
April 03, 2016

In his first Gallery article, Hubert Kendziorek brings us 12 beautiful photos of his Revell 1/32 Bf.109G6/R6 Trop.
March 20, 2016

Well the Master is back, today it is my pleasure to present yet again another master piece from the great one himself Jean Barby. Today Jean brings us his Italeri 1/48 Macchi C.200 Serie 1a, 11 photos are included.
December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas! Today Enrico Calanchini brings us yet again an interesting build, this time his AZ Model 1/72 Breda 27 M. 9 photos are included.
December 06, 2015

Today Enrico Calanchini brings us yet again a very interesting build, this time his vacuform Airmodel 1/72 I.M.A.M. Ro 43 "Grillo". 13 photos are included.
November 17, 2015

Today Enrico Calanchini brings 23 photos of his beautifully completed Planet Model 1/72 Breda 44.
March 25, 2015

Today Paolo Rossi Paccani brings us 37 pics of his beautifully completed PCM 1/32 Fiat G55S.
December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to all! Today Massimo Giugnoli brings us nine pics of a rare ANR Bf.109G6/R3/R6.
October 05, 2014

Quickly becoming a Stormo favorite, William Landelle brings us yet again another interesting subject, this time a FIAT J11. 11 beautiful photos are provided.
August 09,2014

Many years ago Vince Biondi lent me a VHS video, a 1980s documentary entitled: Wings Over The World - Wings of Italy. I'd always think about the material presented in the video when I'd build a kit - it was that good :) Today I present Part 3 of this documentary. The video can still be purchased in VHS format from Amazon UK - there's two copies left - see the link.
July 14, 2014

Many years ago Vince Biondi lent me a VHS video, a 1980s documentary entitled: "Wings Over The World - Wings of Italy". I'd always think about the material presented in the video when I'd build a kit - it was that good :) Today I present Part 2 of this documentary. The video can still be purchased in VHS format from Amazon UK - there's two copies left - see the link.
June 7, 2014

Many years ago Vince Biondi lent me a VHS video, a 1980s documentary entitled: "Wings Over The World - Wings of Italy". I'd always think about the material presented in the video when I'd build a kit - it was that good!  Today I present the first of a three part series of this documentary that I'll roll out over the next three months. The video can still be purchased in VHS format from Amazon UK - there's two copies left - see the link.
May 2, 2014

One of the nicer articles we've received recently. Today, Vangelis Vassilopoulos brings us 20 photos of his amazing Warrior Model 1/48 Breda Ba.88.
April 2,  2014

Today I present an interesting video of the CANT Z.511. The plane was built in 1939 and was to be used on a raid of New York harbor in 1943.
March 20, 2014

Today Tom Spielberg brings us five pics of his wonderful 1/48 Italeri Fiat CR.42AS.
January 01, 2014

Continuing a tradition, we kick off the New Year with another Jean Barby masterpeice. Today Jean brings us 12 pics of his Ju.87R.
December 24, 2013

Lets celebrate Christmas the Jean Barby way, with a masterpiece. Today on this Christmas eve Jean brings us eight images of his splendid Russian Front C.202. Merry Christmas to all!
November 08, 2013

Once again Jean brings us another masterpiece, this time Italian Ace Emanuele Annoni's Macchi C.202. Six images are provided.
October 05, 2013

Arguably the best modeller around, Jean Barby brings us seven masterful pics of Italian Ace, Aldo Buvoli's Fiat G.50.
May 18, 2013

Today Fabrizio Frassica brings us five pics of his Battle of Britain 1/48 Flying Machines FIAT G.50 Serie III.
March 16, 2013

This is one of those articles I must have in the Gallery - this is the most accurate model of the Fiat CR. 42LW I've seen to date. William Landelle brings us 8 pics his magnificent FIAT CR.42LW.
February 02, 2013

Today Enrico Calanchini brings us eight pics of his beautiful 1/72 Italian Kit IMAM Ro.63, often referred to the "Italian Storch".
December 23, 2012

Today I am happy to present an interesting History article entitled "Macchi C.205V vs Spitfire" by Tenente Pilota Paolo Voltan, 4° Stormo Caccia, Regia Aeronautica Italiana. It describes the air duels between Spitfires and Macchi C.205Vs in the closing days before the Italian Armistice.
October 13, 2012

Today David Walker brings us 11 pic of his beautiful 1/48 Special Hobby Fiat G.55.


September 29, 2012

This is probably one of the most interesting constructions I've seen. Pablo Martín Fernández brings us 56 photos of his Answer ModelArt 1/33 FIAT CR.42. The model is constructed entirely of paper! Great work!
August 05, 2012

Today, William Landelle brings us 14 photos of Italian Ace's mount Ten. L. Torchio's FIAT CR.42CN. The attention to detail is great.
July 01, 2012

On this long weekend, Alain Saccoccio and Jean Barby bring us 19 photos of their incredibly detailed 1/32 PCM Macchi C.200. The model is almost entirely scratch-built (80%). French excellence at work again - nuff said!
June 10, 2012

Today Michel Gruson brings us his incredible 1/32 Bf.109 K-4 flown S.ten.Gallori. 57 images are included.
March 19, 2012

Today I'm very pleased to present twenty three images of Boris S. Vyrypaev's Special Hobby 1/72 FIAT G.55 of Italian Ace Ugo Drago in his first Gallery submission.
March 18, 2012

Welcoming William Landelle with his first Gallery submission. Today William persents nine imagaes of his well detailed 1/72 Haseagwa C.202 flown by Italian Ace Giulio Reiner.
February 19, 2012

Its always a treat to bring to you a Jean Barby article. Today Jean brings us nine pics of the Italeri 1/48 Re.2002 Ariete.
January 01, 2012

Its always nice to kick off the New Year with a Jean Barby article. Today Jean brings us 9 pics of Italian Ace, Salvatore Teja's Re.2001.
December 29, 2011

Today I am happy to present an interesting History article entitled "Acid Test" by D.H. Clarke, D.F.C, A.F.C.  The article provides a rare glimpse into the Macchi C.200 and C.202 as chronicled by wartime British pilots.
December 26, 2011

It is with great pleasure I present the following article on Stormo and the first article on the Regia Marina (Xª Flottiglia MAS). Jose Lucero brings us 17 pics of his magnificent S.L.C 200 and does homage to a group of WWII special forces whose exploits were as daring as they were spectacular. Included in this article is a video at the end of article.
December 24, 2011

Christmas isn't quiet Christmas at Stormo without a French Masterpiece to grace these pages. Today Jean Barby brings us 11 pics of Giorgio Bertolaso's C.202 at Fuka.
November 11, 2011

If there's an aircraft that typifies or highlights Jean Barby's skill as a modeler, its the Fiat CR.42. Today Jean brings us ten images of Italian Aces Mount Franco Bordoni Bisleri Fiat CR.42.
September 03, 2011

Today Guy Shepherd brings us his beautiful 1/48 LTD Models Dewoitine D.520 in Regia Aeronatica service.
August 07, 2011

Today Jerzy Skakun brings us 22 images of his beautiful Hasegawa 1/32 Bf.109 G-4.
July 23, 2011

Probably the best modeler there is and few would disagree - today Jean Barby brings us 22 images his Italeri 1/48 FIAT CR.42, yet again, another fine work of art.
July 05, 2011

When we think of the French we often think of their magnificent artistry combined with an aptitude for accuracy. Today Michel Gruson brings us 25 pics of his 1/48 Hasegawa + FM Bf.109 G-6/R6/Trop of Italian Ace Ugo Drago.
June 25, 2011

Today, the Master brings us 14 photos his Haseagwa 1/48 Macchi C.205V Serie I.
April 23, 2011

Today, on this Easter weekend, I have the pleasure of bringing 11 pics of Laurent Locheron's Classic Airframes 1/48 IMAM Ro.37bis. Its always a treat to post something exquisitely French during the holiday season and Laurent does not disappoint.
April 09, 2011

Today, Guy Shepherd graces us with his beautifully built and detailed Special Hobby 1/72 P.108B.  Six images are provided.
March 26, 2011

Today, French Excellence at work again.  Michel Gruson brings us his 1/48 Macchi C.202.  40 pics are included in this exclusive and instructive build.  Details are provided to render an accurate Folgore according to drawings.
March 05, 2011

Today Luca Bossi brings us his incredible scratch-built 1/32 Reggiane Re.2000 GA (Long Range) fighter. 32 pics are included in this exclusive build.
February 06, 2011

Today Enrico Calanchini brings us a wonderful artcile and his first to Stormo, with an Aviation USK 1/72 FIAT C.A.M.A.S.A. RS.14 Seaplane.
January 01, 2011

Every good year commences with a Jean Barby article, on this New Year Day Jean brings a lovely article of the Special Hobby Breda 65 A/80 with 22 pics.



December 25, 2010

On this Christmas Day, Jan Kotas brings a lovely article of Salvatore Teja's Re.2001. Just another example of Czech excellence :)!
December 10, 2010

Artistry runs in French blood. Today Michel Gruson brings us 21 images of his beautiful 1/48 Bf.109 G-6/Trop, of Italian Ace Giuseppe Ruzzin. A masterpeiece!
December 5, 2010

Today Alfredo Logoluso brings us Part II of his companion article to "Osprey No. 94 : Fiat CR.32 Aces of the Spanish Civil War". This two part detailed article covers the color and camouflage schemes of the Fiat CR.32 in the Spanish Civil War. Part II covers the period 1938-39.
November 20, 2010

Today Alfredo Logoluso brings us a companion article to his popular book "Osprey No. 94 : Fiat CR.32 Aces of the Spanish Civil War". This two part detailed article covers the color and camouflage schemes of the Fiat CR.32s used in the Spanish Civil War. Part I covers the period 1936-37.
September 14, 2010

Today Peter Ibes brings us his first installment feature of a beautiful 1/72 Airmodel Piaggio P.108 B with six images together with an interesting article.
August 11, 2010

Today Jean Barby brings us yet again another masterpiece with 12 images of his Special Hobby 1/48 FIAT BR.20 Cicogna.
July 04, 2010

Its always a treat to post a Luca Bossi article, he's quickly become a favorite of mine in this scale! Today Luca brings us his incredible 1/72 Italeri SM.82. Close-up photos of this intricate camouflage scheme are provided.
April 24, 2010

Today Jean brings us his beautifully finished 1/48 CANT Z.1007bis.  Thirteen close-up photos of this intricate camouflage scheme are provided.
January 30, 2010

Today Michel Gruson brings us 19 photos of his beautifully detailed and very accurate Hasegawa 1/48 Macchi C.205V - what can you say about the French, accuracy and artistry are in their blood!
January 01, 2010

Changing things around a little, this year we kick off the New Year with an interesting History article of the D.520 in RA service by Ing. Riccardo Trotta.
November 15, 2009

Today Riccardo Trotta brings us his superdetailed and very accurate 1/48 Fujimi Me.110C in Italian service. Riccardo also presents a very interesting article and background to this aircraft.
September 27, 2009

Today Jose Lucero brings us his (as always) beautiful Eduard Profipack 1/48 Nieuport Ni.17 of Italian WWI Ace Francesco Baracca.
August 03, 2009

Today Gregory Jouette brings us Part I of his beautifully detailed, scratch built 21st Century Toy's 1/32 Macchi C. 202.  This build is particularly interesting since no production kit allows a modeler to build the C.202 Prototype out-of-box. Gregory shows you how with 51 construction photos.
July 26, 2009

Today I'm very pleased to present Michel Gruson's beautifully detailed and finished Hasegawa 1/48 C.202.
July 01, 2009

Today Luca Bossi brings us a short construction article and 17 images of his PCM 1/32 Re.2005.
May 09, 2009

Once again the French master himself brings us yet again another Masterpiece, this time its a super-detailed Haseagwa 1/48 C.202 of Giulio Reiners mount.
March 29, 2009

The is the result of combining French and Italian artistry and machinery. Today Davide Splendore presents his magnificent Nieuport 17 flown by Italian WWI Top Scoring Ace Francesco Baracca.


February 28, 2009

I love posting Jean "Monnet" Barby articles as you can tell.  Its like featuring a prize piece of art in a rare art collection, and in my case its a fine French/Italian collection! Once again the master himself brings us yet again another Masterpiece, and this time its a detailed article of his Haseagwa 1/48 Junkers Ju.87D-3 in RA markings.
December 14, 2008

In his second entry to this year's Smoke Ring Buildoff, "The Doctor" Maurizio Di Terlizzi brings us his Hasegawa 1/48 Veltro, 91-4, 4o Stormo, in Sicily 1943. This entry includes detailed wing cannon bay, and engine (represented uncowled). Smoke rings were applied using Aztek dual action airbrush.
December 06, 2008

This man needs no introduction.  I take great pleasure in presenting the Second Entry to this year's Smoke Ring Buildoff;  Maurizio Di Terlizzi's 1/32 Craftworks ANR C.205V.  The model is all resin with highly modified interior and exterior.
November 22, 2008

I think everyone can agree Jean Barby is one of the best modelers around, if not the best. Its always my pleasure to bring yet another masterpiece by the maestro himself. Today, Jean presents his Italeri 1/48 Fiat CR.42 of Mario Visintini's machine.
November 01, 2008

Well once again Jean brings us yet again another Masterpiece, this time a detailed article of his accurate C.205V finished in the rare Herringbone camo scheme.
October 11, 2008

Today Steffen Arndt (IPMS Deutschland) brings us his beautiful Special Hobby 1/48 Macchi C.200 Serie I.
October 4, 2008

Today Aleksandar Andric brings us his very well detailed and interesting Special Hobby 1/72 FIAT G.55 Sottoserie 0.
September 26, 2008

Today Jose Lucero brings us his beautiful Hasegawa 1/48 Macchi C.202 Serie III - Italian WWII Ace, Giulio Reiner's mount.
September 20, 2008

Today Chris Busbridge brings us his fantastic Flying Machines 1/48 Fiat G.55 S (Silurante). I think this is as good as it gets to replicating this very complex network camouflage scheme!
August 17, 2008

Well what to say about one of the best modelers in the business;  once again Jean Barby brings us yet again another work of art, this time a Special Hobby 1/48 Fiat G.55.


March 08, 2008

Today Davide Splendore presents Part III of his spectacular Classic Airframes 1/48 Fiat CR.32. Part III includes the finally assembly, paint and decals.
January 1, 2008

Its now become customary to kick-off the New Year with a French Masterpiece. Today Jean Barby presents his Flying Machines 1/48  Fiat G.50 Serie II.
December 28, 2007

Today Riccardo Trotta presents Part II of his meticulously detailed TAURO 1/48 MC.205V - Part I.
October 05, 2007

Today Jean Barby brings us yet again another masterpiece, this time his AS SM.79.  Jean has provided 67 spectacular photos of his SM.79 finished in the very attractive E8 camo scheme in a full build article.
August 04, 2007

Today I have the pleasure of presenting an absolutely magnificent feature build of an Ansaldo S.V.A. 5 (SVA 5) by Davide Splendore, using the old SMER 1/50 kit. Anyone who owns this kit knows how rough it is indeed. Davide's build is nothing short of brilliant. Today Davide presents 88 pics of his most recent master piece.
July 12, 2007

Today Jean Barby brings yet again another delightful update, this time new images of his flying Machines 1/48 Reggaine Re.2005.
July 06, 2007

Today Jean Barby presents an update to his original article with some new fantastic close-up photos of his remarkable Alpha Flight 1/48 CANT Z.1007 bis.

NOIX 1/48 SCHNEIDER TROPHY RACERS
NOW AVAILABLE HERE


July 04, 2007

Today Jean Barby presents another masterpiece, this time his Flying Machines 1/48 Fiat G.55.
June 29, 2007

I've always believed Jean Barby to be one of the best modelers in the world, mainly because of his incredible precision and attention to detail and his ability to reproduce accurately the most difficult camouflage schemes. Today, Jean presents 45 pics of his magnificent Alpha Flight 1/48 Fiat BR.20M.
June 21, 2007

Today Stefano Lazzaro presents Part II of his very interesting article entitled A Famous Torpedo-Bomber S.79 Carlo Emanuele Buscaglia's “281-5”.
May 31, 2007

Today Stefano Lazzaro presents Part I of a very interesting and well researched article entitled A Famous Torpedo-Bomber S.79 Carlo Emanuele Buscaglia's “281-5”.
May 21, 2007

Today Ettore Girodano presents 45 pics of the XII Annual Mostra Concorso di Modellismo in Murisengo, Italy, hosted by the 77th Lupi Solitari model club.
May 05, 2007

Classic Airframes BuildOff Contest 2006 - Winners
I'd like to thank all the entrants to this years Classic Airframes Buildoff Contest. The contest entries were once again very high quality with all the models receiving votes. Noteworthy was Jean's Fiat BR.20 receiving all but one 1st place vote.  Click the icon to view the winners for this years show.
April 23, 2007

Today Davide Splendore presents Part I of his remarkable 1/48 Italeri FIAT CR.42. The model depicts the aircraft of Italian Ace Mario Visintini. Also included is a very charming pic of Giulio Gobbi and Davide on a take off run.
April 15, 2007

Today Lucca Bossi presents nine pics of his Breda Ba.65 A.80. The model is beautifully finished in an early desert camouflage scheme.
March 28, 2007

A little tribute to Jean Barby, Happy Birthday brother! Today I present 20 pics of the Hobbycraft 1/48 Morane Saulnier MS.406 transferred to Lonate Pozzolo for evaluation purposes. The plane is finished in RA colors.
March 24, 2007

Today Alessandro Taffetani brings us 20 beautiful photos from Vigna di Valle Air Force Museum in Rome. Included in these pics is the restoration of the Ro.37 found by Italian troops in Afghanistan (four aircraft were actually found, one of which will be restored from surviving parts). Also included is an Ansaldo SVA 5, a line up of the Schneider Trophy racers, a Nieuport 17, a Caproni Ca.3, Ruffo di Calabria's Spad VII and a charming pic of none other than Alessandro himself.

NEW DAN ZOERNIG ART "VELTRO"



Febuary 18, 2007

Today Stéphane Sagols presents nine pics of Luigi Gorrini's MC.205V. The model is beautifully finished in the classic smoke ring camo scheme using Nocciola Chiaro and Verde Oliva Scuro 2.
January 25, 2007

Today Jean Barby (aka Monnet) brings us yet again another wonderful masterpiece. In this work, Jean rebuilds the original Classic Airframes 1/48 FIAT CR.42 into a gorgeous CR.42LW.
December 02, 2006

Today Luca Bossi brings us 14 incredible pics of his stunning and very accurate SCW SM.81 'soso'.  The kit used is a 1/72 Supermodel SM.81.
November 17, 2006

Today I present 17 pics of my newly completed 1/48 Hasegawa Macchi C.202. The model is finished in Teresio Martinoli's markings, top scoring WWII Italian Ace with 22 kils.
November 11, 2006

Rememberance Day
Today Jean Barby brings us yet another Masterpiece, this time an incredible rendition of the fighting red-devils (Diavoli Rossi), Red 9, 410a Sq. Fiat CR.32 based in East Africa using Classic Airframes kit No. 4108.
November 05, 2006

Today Jean Barby brings us six wonderful pics of his very convincing Italian Classic 1/48 Macchi C.200. Finished in Franco Lucchini's markings, Italian Ace of Aces, Jean uses Stormo "Italian Aces" Decals.
October 21, 2006

Today Stéphane Sagols brings us his first article on Stormo, a beautifully completed and very attractive Hasegawa 1/48 MC.202.  The model depicts the aircraft flown by 21 victory Italian Ace Leonardo Ferulli.



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