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@nickn Nick Newell

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I collect….hmmmm…well, I accumulate and sometimes build models of just about anything I find fascinating….which is pretty much every genre of military hardware! Alas I have more kits than is humanly possible to build in one lifetime although they’ve all been bought with the intention of being put together…one day!

Hasegawa 1/32 P-47D-30 “Eight Nifties”

Hasegawa 1/32 P-47D-30 (08174) ‘Eight Nifties’ I sometimes wonder whether I should read kit reviews as this kit received the entire spectrum. I guess the moral of the story is that if you like the subject and scale then just go build, which is[...]

Dragon’s ‘Black Label’ M103A2 Heavy Tank in 1/35th scale

It’s been quite a while since finishing my last project and this, as the title says, is Dragon’s ‘Black Label’ M103A2 Heavy Tank in 1/35th scale. I won’t bore you with a blow-by-blow account but I used the following additional items: – Aber [...]

Tamiya 1/16 Wehrmacht Machine Gunner

Let me start by saying two things; one, this is not an aeroplane so apologies if you're disappointed and two, I really suck at taking photos! This little effort started out with a block of wood. Yes, a block of wood. One of our sons is a carp[...]

Supermarine Seafire XV in 1/48

Let me start by saying I’m not the world’s greatest modeller. Nor am I the fastest. I am however a Spitfire/Seafire-holic and what you’re now looking at is a seven month labour of love. But let’s start at the beginning… This is a story of a [...]

Tamiya 1/35 – M-51 Sherman

A period of me-time between contracts afforded the opportunity to make Tamiya's new 1/35 M-51 Sherman. I've been wanting to build a HVSS Sherman for ages and this kit is an absolute ripper - easy to build with fantastic detail straight out of th[...]