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@ij001 IAN JACKSON

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Although we now live in New Zealand, I’m still very ‘British’. Got my first kit for my 7th birthday and been building ever since – I’m 52 now.

Occasionally I build 1:35 AFV’s, but mainly I build military aircraft of all most era in most scales, as a ‘break’ from aircraft building I also build 1:25/24 NASCAR racers and the occasional (American) car.

Porsche 911 GT2

Yep. another completed, but to be fair it was started long before the 350Z that I posted here a couple of weeks ago. So straight to the point, this is another Tamiya kit, and it is as ever superbly engineered, […]

Nismo 350Z

As you may recall, I build a few cars alongside the usual military aircraft projects. This is Tamiya’s 1:24 Nismo version of their old but still excellent Nissan 350Z Coupe (US = Fairlady Z). As usual for a Tamiya car […]

Hurricane I – RAF 100 Years Group Build

Enough has been said & written about this superb kit (a lot of it by our own Tom Cleaver), so no need for me to add to it all. Loved every minute of this project just like the [Airfix] Defiant […]

Kiwi Kittyhawk

Mentioned in my Mosquito build the other day that a Kittyhawk build was following-on, and here t’is ! The 1:48 AMT /Ertl kit came out around twenty years ago and was ‘top of the tree’ for a couple of years […]

BAFO Mosquito

Yep I’m still here, just short of ‘bench time’ because we’ve been moving house (again !! – four times in six years including the move down here to NZ). So here’s my first project since the move. Even though it’s […]

Nissan GT-R ‘Z-Tune’

Well here’s a thing – not a race-car, not an ‘exotic’, not even a NASCAR, just a VERY fast limited edition (only 20 units (re)built) of one of the greatest cars you’ve never heard of !! Not going to go […]

(..yet another) Porsche – 911 GT1

Not too much to say. I bought the kit from a UK seller on eBay – because the box was worn & scuffed, it was a steal even with the postage down here to Middle Earth. It arrived on a […]

Junior’s ‘Rookie Season’ Chevy

Another NASCAR build finished today.  This one is dedicated to a bloke who is one of the hobby’s ‘good guys’. Couple of years back I posted three NASCAR builds in quick succession over at Britmodeller – Keefr22 was very complimentary […]

Turn of the Century NASCAR

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

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 […]