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@tony-prince Tony Prince

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I have been modelling since ‘Before Plastic’ when balsa was the popular material. Thank heavens for modern technology!
My interest is aircraft; preferably 1/48 & 1/32 scale & mostly WWII ,1950’s & ’60’s. I like a challenge & while a perfect kit is always welcome, some are just plain scary with all the intricately engineered parts’ provided. It’s a relief to get hold of something that requires some ingenuity but is cheap enough so that a mistake is unlikely to cause a financial disaster.

Royal Navy Corsair II Tamiya 1/48

Always a favourite with me & I know I’m not alone. Tamiya do a superb kit here & I really like this colour scheme for the Fleet Air Arm. This one has the clipped wing tips necessary to fit (folded) […]

Eduard’s 1/48 scale Hawker Tempest V. by Tony Prince

Doing my monthly dusting of my display shelves I picked up this Tempest. A long time favourite of mine which has repeatedly survived periodic culling This is the first release of the Tempest from Eduard & my build dates from […]

ICM Spitfire Mk. IX in 1/48 scale, by Tony Prince

OK, I accept that I’m a Spitfire enthusiast. That said, it follows that I have bought & made just about every brand of Spitfire kit in 1/48 almost as soon as they hit the hobby shop. This was my third […]

T-38A Talon in 1/48 scale by Wolfpack.

Finding this kit was sheer good fortune as my local IPMS Club (IPMS – NSW) is having a “Two Seat Trainer” competition later this year & I had thoughts of entering. I hadn’t heard of Wolfpack before, but I liked […]

Airfix 1/48 scale Canberra PR 9 by Tony Prince

This was one of the many Canberra variants produced by Airfix when they turned over a new leaf & started making their much improved kits. Not perfect but well worth building. I was lucky enough to pick it up at […]

Eduard’s Spitfire Mk.IXc (late) in 1/48 scale, by Tony Prince

The best Spitfire kit in this scale in my opinion. I’ve built most of them too, from the ancient Monogram Mk IX to Otaki, Tamiya Mk Vs, Airfix Mk IX, ICM & Hasegawa. They have all had their problems; some […]

Kittyhawk Mk.III, 1/32 Hasegawa kit by Tony Prince.

Finished yesterday; this is Hasegawa’s 1/32 scale P-40M kit, built as a Kittyhawk Mk. III serving with 112 Sqn. RAF in Italy. Essentially OOB except for seat belts, aerial wire & hydraulic lines. Thanks to Tom Cleaver for a heads […]

Hasegawa Hellcat – the 1/48 F6F-3 by Tony Prince

Being a lover of carrier borne aircraft & the USN WWII in particular, I built this kit a few years ago (pre Eduard), but noted the adverse comments regarding the ‘smile’ on the cowling ring. Being very happy with other […]

Trumpeter Bf 109G2 in 1/32 scale by Tony Prince

I bought this kit intending to do a ‘109F’ as stated on the box top. Subsequently I read several reviews which clearly indicated that it was a ‘G2’ & how to make suitable backdate adjustments. The one error no one […]

Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a by Trumpeter in 1/32 scale

This model represents the Me 262 A-1a flown by Major Walter Novotny, based in Achmer, in November 1944. The kit went together quite easily & some light rubbing down after the application of Tippex in various places minimised the effect […]