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Modeling by Richard Mcstay

Jaguar XJ220

by Richard Mcstay on November 14, 2017 in Automotive -- 20 Comments

Hello again! This is my entry for the ‘year of the cat’ group build, my childhood favourite, the XJ220. About the car… There was originally never any intention of making the car. It was designed as a concept by Jim […]

Su-34 Fullback

by Richard Mcstay on August 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 40 Comments

Hi again folks, just finished building Mr Putin’s flying tank! This is the fairly new Hobbyboss 1/48 scale kit of the strike flanker and the first ever Su-34 in this scale. I waited ages for its release and eventually bought […]

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 […]