Modeling by Simon Whitney


What was the first kit?

by Simon Whitney on October 3, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 7 Comments

Well the long standing question of when the first model kit was produced can now be put to a date long before we thought. Extensive research has found this carving on the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh Modelshopoli. Which shows […]


P 47 D, Late for parade (D.Day GB) Sorry.

by Simon Whitney on April 17, 2016 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

OK folks, I am sorry for being late but life just got in the way, well that and few other things too. So , sorry Neil, but I got there. I was warned that this kit was a pita, and […]


Festive greetings and other.

by Simon Whitney on December 26, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 12 Comments

As it is this time of year I/we The Good Lady Rose, wish all a happy and peaceful time, and that the models keep coming.Thanks to Martin and the backroom boys for a great site. Also a shot of our […]


F 84 E Academy 1/72 . 2 years old…

by Simon Whitney on October 1, 2015 in Aviation -- 34 Comments

Well here it is, started 2 years ago and now finished. Not so much a hard kit, just other builds came along. Tamiya and Alcad paints were used along with Vallejo varnishes. The kit decals were s***, but I used […]


Ferrari 458. Revell 1/24th Scale.

Well, I said I would build a wheely thing and here she is. Done in Yellow, to make a change. Any errors are mine, and I have seen them. I did a WIP , so you can look there for […]

SR 2

Skyraider, an old one, very old indeed.

by Simon Whitney on January 6, 2015 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Well as I started dusting off old kits, I decided to post this one. It`s the old Monogram/Revell kit. Not a lot to it, not much in the way of under wing stores. Glued and painted by me, using brushes […]


M2 A2 Tamiya 1/35th scale circa 2002ish.

by Simon Whitney on January 6, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 19 Comments

Well I thought I would post this build from about 2003. My mother retired from work and decided to take me on holiday. We went to Guernsey (one of the Channel Islands), we had spent time there before. Anyhow, I […]


B.a.t.B Part 2. The Beast.

by Simon Whitney on November 2, 2014 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Well here it is , the beast, well that is what I am calling it… A Gloster Gladiator MK 2 , No, 605 ( County of Warwick ) Squadron, based at R.A.F. Tangmere 1939. This is the Airfix 1/72 released […]


B.a.t.B Yep, Beauty and the Beast Part 1.

by Simon Whitney on October 31, 2014 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Well here it is, un veiling day. The story so far. The good Lady Biggles (Rose) built the Beauty, a Spitfire MK 1 (Tamiya 1/72). Her third ever build and first solo so to speak. Well Tamiya speaks for itself, […]


Hellcat Mk 2. Eduard 1/48 scale.

by Simon Whitney on March 4, 2014 in Aviation -- 33 Comments

Well here is. I won this kit on the random draw last year and I finally finished. It has been a fun build but not without a problem or two, down to me rather than the kit itself. See the […]