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Modeling by Tony Prince

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

by Tony Prince on February 18, 2014 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

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

by Tony Prince on February 6, 2014 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

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.

by Tony Prince on January 29, 2014 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

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

by Tony Prince on December 30, 2013 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

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

by Tony Prince on December 19, 2013 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

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.

by Tony Prince on December 4, 2013 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

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

by Tony Prince on November 16, 2013 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

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

by Tony Prince on October 25, 2013 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

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

by Tony Prince on October 8, 2013 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

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 […]

Spitfire Mk XIVe in 1/32 scale Pacific Coast Models – by Tony Prince.

by Tony Prince on September 7, 2013 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

There’s something appealing about the more muscular shape of the Spit XIV. At the time I built this one PCM had not yet produced their XIV & the only way to get one was to use their Spitfire Mk.IX kit, […]