Modeling by Michael Drover

Tamiya P-47D ‘The Reamer’

by Michael Drover on June 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Hi folks, This is the well known 1/48 P-47D by Taimiya. No introductions are needed for the kit as it is well known and is faultless in its construction. I’ve built it to represent “The Reamer’ flown by Lt. Jack […]

1/48 Airfix BP Defiant

by Michael Drover on March 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

This is the newish and quite nice to build Airfix 1/48 Boulton-Paul Defiant Mk I. The markings it’s dressed in represent 264 Squadron circa the summer of 1940 in the traditional colours of dark green, dark earth all over sky. […]

1/72 Worimi Hornet – Academy + Ronin Decals

by Michael Drover on March 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

The Worimi hornet is complete. This model represents A21-23 that was dressed in Worimi group traditional artwork and colours to celebrate the service of indigenous people within the Australian Defence Force during 2016. The aircraft is adorned with the name […]

Royal Navy 1/48 Trumpeter Seahawk FGA Mk.6

by Michael Drover on October 24, 2016 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Hi all. This is the 1/48th Trumpeter FGA.6 Seahawks. I started this about a year ago and I’ve just finished it today (16/10/16). It’s been around a while so and information about the kit is readily available online so I […]

Eduard 1/48 MiG-21PF – East German Air Force

by Michael Drover on May 6, 2016 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Hi folks. I finished it earlier in the year but I’ve only just got round to photographing it. I’d categorise this kit as my sanity build as it is a very simple airframe to assemble. Click fit and very easy […]

1/48th Royal Danish Air Force RF-84G

by Michael Drover on August 8, 2015 in Aviation -- 32 Comments

G’day folks. Latest off the bench for me is Tamiya’s 1/48 F-84G converted to a Royal Danish Air Force RF-84G using the MADS resin set. I wanted to build something other than a NMF Thunderjet as they are not often […]

Bronco Models 1/48th MQ-1 Predator

by Michael Drover on June 2, 2015 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Hi folks. This is the Bronco Models 1/48 MQ-1 Predator straight outa the box. It’s a very simple build with excellent fit. Marking options are very simple schemes though they’re difficult to add interest to being all grey. A few […]

Royal Air Force SEPECAT Jaguar T.2A, 54 Squadron – Italeri 1/72

by Michael Drover on February 17, 2014 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Hi again all. I promise that this will be the last one for a while!!! I finished this one back in 2012. It’s the Italeri 1/72 Jag T-2A with Aeroclub ejection seats and decals by the now defunct Model Alliance. […]

Royal Air Force Hawker Tempest Mk.V (early) – 3 Squadron – Academy 1/72

by Michael Drover on February 16, 2014 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

The response I’ve had to the F-111 and P-40 has been overwhelming and I appreciate all those have commented on the posts. It really is appreciated. Back to 1/72 scale this time with the venerable 1/72 Academy Hawker Tempest built […]

Royal Australian Air Force P-40N, 80 Squadron – Geoff Atherton – Hasegawa 1/48

by Michael Drover on February 13, 2014 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

G’day guys. Thought I’d keep the RAAF theme going with my rendition of Wing Commander Geoff Atherton’s ride while he was Commander of 80 Squadron during WW2. The kit is the “Cleopatra III” boxing of the Hasegawa 1/48 P-40 M/N […]