Modeling by K. J. Bricknell

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Hansa-Brandenburg W.12 (Early) – Wingnut Wings

by K. J. Bricknell on February 10, 2015 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Gentlemen, just look upon this as me trying to get up enough courage to one day attempt the mighty Felixstowe F.2a from Wingnut Wings. The subject is, of course, one of Wingnut’s new offerings of late last year: the Hansa-Brandenburg […]


Wingnut Wings Potpourri

by K. J. Bricknell on January 4, 2015 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

I’m pondering whether I should invest the enormous amount of time that would required to build the Wingnut Wings Felixstowe F.2a. I imagine I will eventually succumb to the temptation. After all, as this collection shows, I have been quite […]


1/32 SBD-4 Dauntless, No 25 Squadron RNZAF, Espiritu Santo Island, 1944

by K. J. Bricknell on December 16, 2014 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

In early 1944, No 25 Squadron RNZAF began operational training on SBD-4 aircraft at Pallikulo on Espiritu Santo Island in the New Hebrides. These SBD-4s were ex-USMC aircraft, and in quite poor condition. Operational training included practice strikes with aircraft […]


Grumman Hellcat 1 – No 800 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) – 1/32

by K. J. Bricknell on August 27, 2014 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Not having seen one in real life, I hadn’t fully appreciated how big the F6F was until I built this kit and parked it alongside other WW2 fighters of the same scale. This is from the Trumpeter 1/32 F6F-3 kit. […]


My G-10 Erla Has Landed!

by K. J. Bricknell on June 24, 2014 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

It’s rather cold, wet and miserable in Canberra at present, but the day was brightened considerably for me when the postman arrived with my Revell 1/32 Bf109G-10 Erla, this being my prize for fooling all you guys with my Roland […]


Wingnut Wings Roland D.VIb (1/32)

by K. J. Bricknell on May 26, 2014 in Aviation -- 36 Comments

The city of Wellington, New Zealand, lays just across the Tasman Sea from my place in Canberra, Australia. And out near Wellington’s airport sits the Stone Street Studios established by Sir Peter Jackson, the acclaimed director of The Lord of […]

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Brewster Buffalo B339E – Malaya 1941

by K. J. Bricknell on April 30, 2014 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

December 1941 was not a good time to be in Malaya or Singapore. When the Japanese invaded on 8 December, Geoff Fisken, a former farmer from Gisborne, New Zealand, went into action with No 243 (RAF) Squadron. No 243 was […]


Tamiya 1/32 P51K Mustang

by K. J. Bricknell on April 13, 2014 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

I had the privilege of commanding No 3 Squadron RAAF at Butterworth, Malaysia in 1979-1981, so when Tamiya came out with its superb 1/32 P51D kit, I just knew I had to make a model of one of the types […]