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Wasn’t going to post it, but…..

by Paul van Acker on February 9, 2017 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

This is the Gavia 1/48 Westland Lysander. I hated it. Nothing fitted well, the wings to canopy fit was very hard and decals unusable. I used spares. Even photographing it was a nightmare. A random gust of wind blew it […]

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1/48 Hobbycraft Hawker Hurricane Mk1 RAAF 1945

by Paul van Acker on February 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

. See info taken from Point Cook website. Word is, we kinda took it ourselves, after being over run by the Japanese up in the Philipines or like. Open to opinion. So awesome. I’m hoping we nicked it. 🙂 — […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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.

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1/48 Smer Bristol Bulldog

by Paul van Acker on April 10, 2016 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

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