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Modeling by Richard Mcstay

Harrier GR-7

by Richard Mcstay on June 12, 2017 in Aviation -- 48 Comments

Hi again folks, I’ve finally finished my favourite aircraft of all time! This is the Trumpeter 1/32 kit of the GR-7. The kit was a Xmas present from my parents, not last Xmas, the one before. I wanted to get […]

The Solar System

Something a little bit different! My mate bought this for his four year old son who is developing a keen interest in space. I got the job of painting it! Something completely different, but it’s also an interest of mine […]

RAH-66 Comanche

by Richard Mcstay on April 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Hi folks, just a quick build whilst I take a break from the big harrier currently on the bench. This is Revells 1/72 kit of the Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 prototype. I made an impulse buy for £8 at the local model […]

T-90

by Richard Mcstay on January 4, 2017 in Armor -- 25 Comments

Merry Xmas everyone and a happy new year! This is my first completed build of 2017, Meng’s 1-35 Russian MBT, the T-90. The T-90 replaced the T-72 in 1995 after concerns about it’s poor performance during the 1991 gulf war. […]

Yamaha YZR-M1 2009

by Richard Mcstay on November 22, 2016 in Automotive -- 22 Comments

Hi folks, this is my first build in the new house. I apologise for the backdrop wallpaper at the minute, I’ll rectify this in time for future photography! The bike is the 2009 Fiat Yamaha team MotoGP championship winning bike […]

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

by Richard Mcstay on August 27, 2016 in Automotive -- 32 Comments

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 […]