Modeling by Thomas Probert



by Thomas Probert on July 27, 2016 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

I’ve just finished building this as a mojo-mender as with a few long term projects on the go, I’d become bogged down and in need of something that went together without problems – this 1/32nd scale twin-stick MiG-29UB proved to […]


Revell’s 1/32nd scale Heinkel He 111 P-1

by Thomas Probert on January 10, 2016 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

This is my first completed build for 2016 – the 1/32nd scale Heinkel He 111 P-1 from Revell. I started this back in the summer of 2015 as a ‘pick it up and do a bit as you fancy it’ […]


Airfix 1/72nd scale Shackleton as an AEW2

by Thomas Probert on December 24, 2015 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Here’s my final model completion for 2015 – the new tool Airfix 1/72nd scale Shackleton finished as an AEW2. I’ve completed it as Avro Shackleton AEW2, WL747 ‘Florence’, of 8 Squadron, based at RAF Lossiemouth. “Why not wait for the […]


1/32nd scale Spitfire PRXIX PS853 of the Meteorological Flight, RAF Woodvale, 1953.

by Thomas Probert on November 1, 2015 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Here’s the latest project to cross the finish line – the 1970’s original issue 1/32nd scale Spitfire MkI which has been used as the base kit to produce a Spitfire PRXIX using Grey Matter’s conversion set. I chose the original […]


AgustaWestland Merlin – Airfix 1/48th

by Thomas Probert on October 26, 2015 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Here’s Airfix’s 1/48th Merlin, built out of the box with the exception of an Eduard cockpit set. This was tricker than I had anticipated, with the tolerance between parts being very fine and many pieces needed a quick sanding in […]


Airfix 1/72nd scale Dornier Do17Z

by Thomas Probert on October 26, 2015 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Here is my effort at the new tool Dornier Do17Z from Airfix in 1/72nd scale. It was a completely trouble-free OOB build, finished with Xtracolour enamel paints. An absolute gem of a kit. Tom


HK Models B-17G ‘Aluminium Overcast’

by Thomas Probert on October 4, 2015 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

I’ve been working on this project on and off for the last year or so, and finally applied the finishing touches this weekend. The HK Models kit needs no introduction and was for the second time, a joy to build. […]


1/72nd scale C-17A Globemaster III – Combat Models Vacuform

by Thomas Probert on June 21, 2015 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

I started this back in November of 2014, and after 8 months of blood, sweat and tears, I’ve got my big C-17 finished. There are two kits currently available in 1/72nd of the C-17: one being the Anigrand Craftworks resin […]


1/144th Airbus A340-600 ‘Thai’

by Thomas Probert on March 10, 2015 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

This is the Revell A340-300 kit converted to a A340-600 using the Braz conversion. I’d heard horror stories about serious fit issues, but this is the second one I have completed (with a third in the stash) and encountered very […]


1/144th Boeing 777-306ER ‘KLM’

by Thomas Probert on March 10, 2015 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

This is the Minicraft Boeing 777-200 which I have converted to the -300ER using Braz and Contrails’ parts. Currently there is no injection-moulded kit available of this aircraft, with the only option being the Welsh Models Vacform. I already had […]