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Modeling by Julian Shawyer

F84G Thunderjet

by Julian Shawyer on October 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Tamiya 1/48th F84G Thunderjet. Eagle strike decal set number 48143 The aircraft was a F84G of the 310th fighter bomber squadron, 58th fighter bomber wing, Korea 1952. I painted the model with various shades of Alclad 11 & Aeromaster acrylics […]

Tiran 5

by Julian Shawyer on October 14, 2017 in Armor -- 24 Comments

Tamiya Israeli Tank Tiran 5 1:35th scale What first attracted me to the Tamiya Tiran 5 was the box art. Going across the desert in a cloud of dust, the IDF Tiran looked all tank. The Tiran 5 was adapted […]

The Flying Tank

by Julian Shawyer on October 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 34 Comments

This is the Tamiya 1/48th Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik It’s built straight from the box. The only addition was the pilots seat harness. All the paints used were Tamiya acrylics. The wing joint was so good, I painted the fuselage and […]

Avenger

by Julian Shawyer on October 2, 2017 in Aviation -- 31 Comments

Accurate Miniature TBM-3 Avenger 1/48th scale. The only addition is the harness. This kit is over 20 years old now. This version was released in 1996. It’s painted in Aeromaster acrylic. Markings are from USS Intrepid.

Porco Rosso

by Julian Shawyer on September 23, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 24 Comments

This is the Savoia S21 Seaplane from the 1992 Japanese Animated Adventure Film Porco Rosso. The film was written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The story is based on an Italian World War I ex-fighter ace, Porco Rosso, now living […]

F4U-1D Corsair & Moto Tug.

by Julian Shawyer on September 16, 2017 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

This is the Tamiya 1/48th F4U-1D Corsair which came with a motor tug. I used the kit decals, and painted the model with Aeromaster Acrylics. The base is made of Perspex, which I painted black from below. After engraving the […]

Tamiya Meteor and Doodlebug

by Julian Shawyer on September 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

This is the 1/48th scale Tamiya Gloster Meteor F1 & Fieseler Fi103 V-1 flying bomb mounted on a simple Perspex stand. Both models were built straight from the box. The only alteration is the pilot. His head was removed and […]

Corsair Mk.II

by Julian Shawyer on September 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

This is the Tamiya 1/72 scale Corsair with the wings clipped to represent a Fleet Air Arm machine. I used a Eduard etched zoom set for the cockpit. The paints are all Xtracylix, and the decals are by Techmod. Vought […]

British 7 ton Armoured Car

by Julian Shawyer on August 25, 2017 in Armor -- 14 Comments

Tamiya British 7ton Armoured Car Mk IV 1:48. Painted with Tamiya acrylic, and weathered with a Tamiya weathering set. The figure was painted the basic colours, then a black wash was applied. Markings are in the 1st Polish Armoured Division.

Mitsubishi F1M2 Observation Seaplane Type 11

by Julian Shawyer on August 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Hasegawa 1/48th scale Mitsubishi F1M2 Zero Observation Seaplane type 11 “Pete” With this kit I used the separate Photo-Etched parts set from Hasegawa. The set included, bracing wires, instrument panels, gunsights and bomb fins. The seat belts are from Eduard. […]