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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 […]

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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 […]

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VnAF F-5A ‘Freedom Fighter’

by IAN JACKSON on February 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Hey folks, my most recent (two hours ago) completed project – The 1:48 Kinetic F-5A/C ‘Freedom Fighter’. Mostly the kit was an easy and rewarding build – I say mostly as the fit of the intakes was laughable, not so […]

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DH Vampire T.55

by IAN JACKSON on December 26, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Well here’s a thing, I finished an Airfix Vampire too !! Built for the RNZAF 80th Anniversary GB over at Kiwi Modeller, the Airfix T.11/T.55 is quite simply a delight. Construction is virtually vice-free with only a ‘smear’ of putty […]

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F/A-18A Hornet VFA-15 ‘Valions’

by IAN JACKSON on October 26, 2016 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Hello folks. Well here’s a thing, a fourth completion in four months… really this is not the speed I usually work at, think ‘mein Frau’ is adding something to my ‘English Breakfast Tea’ !! Hobbyboss’s F/A-18 isn’t without its’ faults:- […]

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‘Different’ Defiant

by IAN JACKSON on September 25, 2016 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Not simply a ‘great Airfix kit’, in my opinion, one of the best fitting and rewarding kits of any manufacturer that I’ve built in years. No I’m not one of those folks that screamed and shouted for a 48th Defiant […]

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‘ Utility’ Panther

by IAN JACKSON on September 12, 2016 in Aviation -- 25 Comments

Hey folks, as mentioned, my follow-up to the F-8 Crusader from a couple of weeks back is another USN subject. One of the quickest (a month-and-a-day), easiest and most relaxing builds I’ve ever done. The old Monogram F9F-2 Panther updated […]

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F-8J Crusader

by IAN JACKSON on August 23, 2016 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Good afternoon from a cold and damp Middle Earth. Well here t’is after eight months on-and-off the bench, my Hasegawa 1:48 Crusader. Now before I go-on, as I was editing the pics for size, I noticed that I’ve forgotten to […]

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The last ADC Eagle.

by IAN JACKSON on June 9, 2016 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

Hello everyone first finish in a few weeks. This is the not-too-good Academy 1:48 F-15A, I’ve had this in the stash for a fair number of years and had always intended to build it as a Bitburg machine fully loaded […]

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AB-212

by IAN JACKSON on April 21, 2016 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Hello folks, seem to have been absent from iM for a few weeks, so apologies for that: To the point – Isn’t it odd how things work-out. Over on another site I’ve been ruthlessly lobbying for a SAR themed build […]