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Modeling by IAN JACKSON

Turn of the Century NASCAR

by IAN JACKSON on October 15, 2017 in Automotive -- 7 Comments

Finished this morning: The ‘gold’ one is Revells’ 1999 (slab-side) Chevy Monte Carlo built almost straight from the box, I lowered the ride-height about 1.5mm as I do with all my NASCAR builds. The decals are from Powerslide, printed by […]

’65 Chevy C-10 Stepside

by IAN JACKSON on September 23, 2017 in Automotive -- 15 Comments

Hello folks, back with another vehicle project: This time the excellent Revell ’65 Stepside. No chrome, low-profiles or carbon ceramic discs on this one, just good old sheet steel and skinny cross-plies and brakes the size of milk-bottle tops… …built […]

Alpha Jet – a ‘Year of the Cat’ build

by IAN JACKSON on August 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Hey again… Yep two finishes in as many days – definitely NOT the way I usually roll, but no matter. Kinetic 1:48 Alpha Jet with (outstanding) Wingman decals and no other extras whatsoever. Kit does have some ‘build issues’ most […]

M18 Hellcat

by IAN JACKSON on August 21, 2017 in Armor -- 8 Comments

Just finished my Academy M18 Hellcat… Bought as soon as it came out in 1997, started almost as soon as I got it home and finished this morning !! – no I’m not kidding. I used about 30% of the […]

‘Old Skool Airfix’ – Super Mystere B2

by IAN JACKSON on July 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Built in the middle of my P-47 project – I was waiting on some extras from the UK – 90mins to build and a few on-and-off sessions to spray-mask-spray again. Think this one dates from 1972, the decals are from […]

P-47D Thunderbolt

by IAN JACKSON on June 30, 2017 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

An impulse build after the 1:48 Airfix Spitfire from a month or so ago. Five weeks from cracking the box to what you see here – and yes I know I haven’t painted the sway braces on the pylons and […]

The iModeler Spitfire !!

by IAN JACKSON on May 24, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Yep this is the very Airfix 1:48 Spitfire Vb that I won here at iM around two years ago, and only just got around to putting-together… …now I cannot say I enjoyed the build, and I know that sounds ungrateful […]

F-100D Super Sabre ‘Pahodee Tiger’

by IAN JACKSON on May 18, 2017 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

Hello all. So here’s my just completed Trumpeter 1:48 ‘Hun’. What a kit !!, simply fell together with almost no input from me. Only additions are a Quickboost seat and Eduard pre-painted etch set for the pit – neither of […]

NZ Firefly

by IAN JACKSON on April 15, 2017 in Armor -- 13 Comments

Almost two years since I last finished/posted an AFV build… Well as this is written it’s exactly five years since we moved here to NZ and by coincidence here’s a Kiwi subject. Tasca’s superb Sherman Firefly Vc with kit decals […]

RAF Double Build

by IAN JACKSON on March 22, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Built for the ‘Micro Modelling Month’ Campaign (GB) over at Modellers Alliance, Exactly three weeks from opening the boxes until finishing today – well I say finished, both models have a little ‘tidying-up’ still to do. The Phantom needs its […]