Modeling by Richard Mcstay


Northrop B2

by Richard Mcstay on October 2, 2016 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

Hi again folks, this is the Revell 1/144 kit of the B2 stealth bomber. I had originally planned on building the Testors 1/72 version and bought the kit a couple of years back, but I was a bit put off […]


Ferrari FXX

Hi again folks, this is the Tamiya 1/24 kit of the legendary Ferrari FXX. The car was released for sale in 2005 and is a non road legal track car based on the Enzo. It has a 6.3 litre V12 […]


Sukhoi T-50 pak fa

by Richard Mcstay on June 4, 2016 in Aviation -- 26 Comments

This is the Hobbyboss 1/72 kit of the Russian prototype fifth generation fighter set to go into service in 2017. The kit has some nice little touches such as a photo etch cockpit and pitot tube but was quite difficult […]


WMIK Land Rover

by Richard Mcstay on May 1, 2016 in Armor -- 10 Comments

Last quick build before I go on holiday! This is the British Army special forces version of the Land Rover, as used in Afghanistan. WMIK standing for Weapons Mounted Installation Kit, it features a 12.7mm top mounted Browning heavy machine […]


SU-47 Berkut

by Richard Mcstay on April 16, 2016 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

I’ve decided to abandon the idea of building all my aircraft models in 1/32 for two reasons. Firstly, there are a lot of fantastic kits in smaller scales and also there are certain historically important aircraft which have never been […]


CH-47D Chinook

by Richard Mcstay on April 9, 2016 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

Eventually got the Chinook finished! Thanks very much to everyone who followed the work in progress. This is the 1/35 Trumpeter kit, and is a fair size! It was a Christmas present from Claire, not the last one, the one […]


Shelby Cobra Jagermeister Racing

Here’s a quick build before I go away back to work for the remainder of the month. Apologies again for defacing another classic. The kit was originally the Fujimi 1/24 of the Shelby 427 S/C Cobra. I threw the instruction […]


Challenger Mk 1 & 2

by Richard Mcstay on January 26, 2016 in Armor -- 18 Comments

Hi folks, I’ve finally got the Challenger 2 finished. Considering it was a Xmas present from the one before, not the one just gone, I seem to be a bit behind with my builds! The Mk 1 was a build […]


Sauber Mercedes C9

by Richard Mcstay on September 6, 2015 in Cars & Motorcycles -- 37 Comments

Hi folks, this is my most recent build. It’s an old Tamiya 1/24 kit of the 1989 Le Mans winning group C car. The car was a continuation of the partnership between Peter Sauber as a constructor and Mercedes as […]


BMPT “Terminator”

by Richard Mcstay on June 21, 2015 in Armor -- 13 Comments

Hello again! This is Meng’s 1/35 kit of the Russian infantry support fighting vehicle, “The Terminator”. The BMPT is a modern fire support vehicle based on the chassis of the T-90 MBT, and made it’s first prototype appearance in 2002 […]