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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.

Tamiya, 1/72nd scale, Spitfire,

Hello gentlemen, I’m sorry that I’ve not contributed to iModeler recently. This is a Tamiya Spitfire I made a while back. Apart from the rigging (for which I used knitting elastane), It was made straight from the box. I finished […]

Tiger Tank Collection & Fury Exhibit

I took these photos of The Tiger Tank Collection, and the Fury Exhibit during the TANKMOD Model Show at the Tank Museum in Bovington last October. In a worlds first, the museum has brought together every member of the Tiger […]

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 […]