Modeling by Paul van Acker


Yakety Yak.

by Paul van Acker on January 2, 2017 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

Happy new year all. Hope we all have a safe and happy 2017….. Just completed, 1/48 Eduard Yak-3 flown by Pilot: Maj Gen G.N. Zakharov, 303 IAP April 1944. Nice build, easy to make. Some say, due to black and […]


1/48 Classic Airframes Hudson. What a delight to build. :)

by Paul van Acker on October 12, 2016 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Lockheed Hudson 459 Squadron RAAF Western Desert of Libya, 1944. Part of my growing tribute to my homeland RAAF. For a limited run kit this was pure fun and enjoyment. Fit was very good, once you got past the sanding […]


Eduard 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf110C

by Paul van Acker on September 2, 2016 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

Shot down during the Battle of Britian, it was actually assigned to a bomber unit. KG55. Interesting history of a fighter operating in a bomber unit, and still getting shot down over England. Some references say it was an “E” […]


Tamiya 1/48 Brewster Buffalo 339-23 A51-13 RAAF Dunreath Western Australia 1942

by Paul van Acker on August 11, 2016 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

Flown by Ft Lt John Bailey. I had all kinds of issues deciding what colours would be applicable. Same old story, ask 100 historians and get 110 different answers. I settled on Olive drab over a local mixture of dark […]


1/48 Tamiya P-51

by Paul van Acker on July 24, 2016 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Sometimes it’s nice to do an easy build, so decided on this P-51. Haven’t done one in a few years, but choosing a colour scheme is so hard. Too many good ones. Settled on this…. Maj Richard Hewitt’s Big Dick. […]


1/48 Tamiya Beaufighter XXI 93 Sqn Borneo RAAF

by Paul van Acker on June 8, 2016 in Aviation -- 25 Comments

This is a joint effort. My oldest son started this a few years ago in a model club I ran at our primary school. I cleaned the parts he started up, finished the rest of the build and painted it […]


1/48 Yokosuka Type 93 Willow 1935

by Paul van Acker on May 12, 2016 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

The old Arii kit but still come up nice. Rigging g done with the wire that came in the kit. I want to try using EZ Line when I can get some. Looks interesting. Hope you like all.


1/48 Smer Bristol Bulldog

by Paul van Acker on April 10, 2016 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

As the Beatles said, ” Hey Bulldog”, so do I. This was a fun build. Hope you like folks. Thanks for looking.


Aussie Aussie Aussie. :) My 1/48 Amt RAAF Db-7 Boston

by Paul van Acker on March 13, 2016 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

Stationed in New Guinea. It passed through Archerfield airport in Brisbane, where I live 5 mins from now. Nice to do a local boy. Lol. More RAAF subjects to come. Hope you like. Replacement engine cowlings and trop filters for […]


1/48 Italeri Arado Ar-196A

by Paul van Acker on February 8, 2016 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

Completed today, I built it in the markings of one of the Bismark’s Arados. Heavily weathered due to the rough life it had. If only for a fairly short time. 🙂 I have a catapult for it. That will be […]