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Airfix 1/72 Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.IIB

by Marek Halas on December 6, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

One of the recent “new tooling” Airfix’s 1/72 starter sets, and relaxingly easy build it is! This is an out of box build that spanned two weekends but were truncated due to other project commitments & stretched across the month […]

Morko Morane

by Marek Halas on December 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

MPM’s 1/48 Finnish Morko Morane of HLeLv 21 based in Rissala, Summer 1946. A real oddball this one, & some folks may already be doing a double take at this point, possibly thinking isn’t that a Morane Saulnier MS 406? […]

Dragon 1/35 M4A1 DV Sherman Tank

by Marek Halas on November 23, 2017 in Armor -- 18 Comments

It could be said that there is a Sherman for everyone, with so many variations on the theme as the design developed over the course of WW2 and into the postwar period. With so may to choose, both from manufacturers […]

Titus Oates’s Aussie ‘Stang

by Marek Halas on November 16, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Tamiya’s 1/48 P-51D Mustang finished as an Australian CAC CA18 Mustang 21. Firstly though, a little bit of history I managed to glean about the plane, (& apologies in advance for any errors & omissions on my part): The scheme […]

His Majesty’s Land Ship

by Marek Halas on November 10, 2017 in Armor -- 19 Comments

More popularly known as the tank, the name that stuck rather than HMLS, this is the 1/76 Airfix World War One Tank Mk.1; and a suitable subject methinks for a post this Armistice day (11th November 2017) . Yet another […]

Tamiya’s 1/35 Leopard1 A1

by Marek Halas on November 6, 2017 in Armor -- 15 Comments

Tamiya’s very ancient & venerable Leopard1 A1 completed in February 2017. Though not a patch in terms of detail & perhaps accuracy compared to today’s kits (I’m thinking of the Revell offering) – it does to my eye still look […]

Eduard’s 1/48 FAA Hellcat Mk.II

by Marek Halas on November 2, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Eduard’s Weekend Edition Grumman Hellcat Mk.II finished in the markings of No.1844 Squadron FAA, based on the aircraft carrier HMS Indomitable stationed off Okinawa around April 1945 & piloted by Sub Lt. W.M.C. Foster. Completed back in January 2017, what’s […]

1/76 Cromwell: Daughter & Dad Co-Build

by Marek Halas on December 7, 2016 in Armor -- 21 Comments

The last of my Airfix builds for 2016, though this strictly speaking isn’t one of mine, but rather my daughter Aemilia’s build…I just painted it, and stuck a few more bits on when she lost interest… Purchased back in 2015 […]

Natty Gnat

by Marek Halas on November 26, 2016 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Airfix’s 1/72 Red Arrows Gnat Stater Set completed earlier this year (2016). Built pretty much out of box, except I discarded the paints that came with the set & opted for Vallejo acrylics, buffed and then layered with generous coats […]

Early Emil: Airfix’s 1/48 Bf.109E-1

by Marek Halas on November 20, 2016 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

If you want an accurate ‘kerbside’ representation of a Bf.109E you really can’t go far wrong with Airfix’s 1/48 scale offering released some five or six years ago. It’s not a bad kit, not as well finessed as the Eduard […]