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Modeling by IAN JACKSON

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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:- […]

‘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 […]

‘ 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 […]

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 […]