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@shipwreck71 Julian Shawyer

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Hello, I’ve been making models since the mid 1960s. It was mainly Airfix 1/72nd aircraft then. I have fond memories of the Airfix Spitfire, Hudson & B-17 to name but a few. I started work in 1971 and modelling took a back seat for a while. When I got married in the mid 1970s, I drifted back into making models. While still making Airfix kits, I also built some of the then new Matchbox kits. I thought Matchbox made some very unusual subjects, which I enjoyed building. When the kids came along, modelling was put aside one more time. But not for long, I soon started making models once again. This time I progressed to an airbrush and compressor. I mainly make 1/48th scale aircraft with an occasional armoured vehicle. Regards, Julian.

Me262A-1a on tow with Kettenkraftrad.

1/48th scale Tamiya Me262A-1a & Kettenkraftrad Red 13, 111/EJG 2 flown by Oberstleutnant Heinz Bar. The only addition was etched seat belts. Painted with Aeromaster & Tamiya Acrylics, & weathered with artist gouache.

Bomber Command Mosquito B.IV

This is the second Tamiya 1/48th scale Mosquito I built when they were first released. The first one I built was the FB Mk VI version. This is the Tamiya Mosquito B Mk.IV released in 1999. Painted with Aeromaster acrylic […]

Banff Strike Wing Mosquito.

This is the Tamiya 1/48th scale FB Mk.VI Mosquito. I made both the FB Mk VI, and the B Mk IV when they were first released. The FB Mk VI was released way back in 1998. It is painted with […]

Craft Tool Rack.

After seeing the DSPIAE Craft Tool Rack on the Internet a few weeks ago I thought I would treat myself, so I ordered one from Breveco Modelling. It arrived very well packaged in a nice strong box. On opening, I […]

A look at the new Tamiya 1/35th Archer

This is the new Tamiya 1/35th scale British Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun. The Archer was based on the Valentine Mk II/IV. (which Tamiya released earlier this year). The kit includes, link and length tracks, a detailed fighting compartment, 3 figures and […]

iModeler random award October.

In October, I was very fortunate to win the iModeler random award. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Martin and all the team for the Airfix 1/48th Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.II I received. I’ve not yet posted a […]

Grumman F3F-3

This is the Accurate Miniature F3F-1 biplane. I made it back in 2000 when it was first released. I made the kit straight out of the box, which included the etched rigging. If memory serves me right, any of the […]

Big Beautiful Doll

This is the aircraft of Lt. Col. John. D. Landers, P-51D, Big Beautiful Doll. This is the Tamiya North American P-51D Mustang in 1/48th scale which came with Cartograph decals. The model is painted with various shades of Alclad 11 […]

F9F-2P Panther

Trumpeter 1/48 scale F9F-2 built straight out of the box just adding etched seat belts. Aeromaster sea blue was used to paint the model using the decals supplied. The base is resin PSP planking painted with humbrol metalcote with markings […]

Submarine Aircraft Carrier.

This is the Tamiya 1/350th scale Japanese Navy Submarine I-400 with Tamiya Detail up etched parts set. Painted with Tamiya acrylics and white ensign enamels. The I-400 was constructed as a submergible aircraft carrier able to launch 3 Aichi M6M1 […]