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Tamiya Beaufighter Mk. VI

by Tony Prince on April 16, 2017 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

This kit was built originally as a RAAF Mk.21 shortly after the kit was released. I later felt that the foliage green overall finish didn’t do it justice & decided to re-do it as a Mk. VI from 30 Squadron […]

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Airfix P-40B in 1/48

by Tony Prince on March 30, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Being a veteran of two Monogram P-40s, one by Trumpeter & another by Academy, I really looked forward to the Airfix offering. There were few issues & none that couldn’t be corrected easily, although the spinner nearly defeated me – […]

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Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat in 1/48.

by Tony Prince on March 10, 2017 in Aviation -- 31 Comments

Long a favourite of mine, I waited for a better kit than the Academy offering but have not found one. Unfortunately the HB kit seems to suffer from a number of issues which made me stick to what I had […]

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Wildcat revisited… Tamiya 1/48

by Tony Prince on February 9, 2017 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

This would be one of my earliest Tamiya kits; built, I think, around 1995. I recently read a magazine article by a fellow modeller about his problems with using the right colour for the topsides & the more I looked […]

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RAF 143 Sqn. Coastal Command Mosquito FB VI,

by Tony Prince on February 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

Tamiya 1/48 again. Hard to beat for sheer enjoyment & my first build for 2017. In the course of building my previous model (Beaufighter TF X) I came across more history about the RAF Strike Wing stationed at Banff; this […]

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Beaufighter TF.X by Tamiya in 1/48 scale

by Tony Prince on December 21, 2016 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

Needing something simpler after my last build I opted for Tamiya’s Beaufighter TF.X & discovered a wealth of detail on the web for Coastal Command squadrons based at RAF Dallachy in Scotland. I was lucky to find Aviaeology decals for […]

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Hawker’s Tempest V from Special Hobby in 1/32nd.

by Tony Prince on November 16, 2016 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

An excellent kit which however needs care & adherence to the instructions! Parts fit is excellent as is surface detailing & all the little bits in the cockpit & undercarriage. I found the instructions a bit confusing at times but […]

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Spitfire Mk.VIII by Tamiya in 1/32 scale

by Tony Prince on September 28, 2016 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

One of the RAAF’s best known aces, Group Captain Clive R. Caldwell, flew the original in early 1945, with 452 squadron & due to his rank, was able to have his initials on the aircraft. My references show her in […]

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Airfix Spitfire Mk.I in 1/48th.

by Tony Prince on July 19, 2016 in Aviation -- 25 Comments

This is the new Airfix Mk.I. Light years better than their effort of a few years ago. Built absolutely out of the box, with the exception of Eduard seat belts. Everything fitted beautifully with just a little attention to the […]

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RAAF Gloster Meteor F.8, 1/48 by Airfix

by Tony Prince on June 23, 2016 in Aviation -- 34 Comments

According to my references, A77-157 was delivered to the RAAF in Korea in February, 1952 & survived the conflict to meet its fate as a target drone in Woomera, South Australia in September 1969. Late production Meteors were equipped with […]