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@vacform Thomas Probert

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I build all types of aircraft, but with a special interest in WWII and civil aviation.

I really enjoy building vacform models – I love a challenge and want promote a dying art!

Airfix 1/24th scale Hawker Hurricane MkIc

This is very likely to be my last completed model for 2017 – I’ve been working on it on and off since August and it crossed the finish line this week. I picked up this classic from Airfix at a […]

Revell’s new 1/32nd Spitfire MkIXc

Evening all, The latest off the bench is Revell’s new 1/32nd Spitfire MkIXc, which as I’m sure you know follows their release from a few years back of a Spitfire MkII and thus the breakdown of the kits is almost […]

1/32nd MiG-29G ‘Polish Air Froce’

I picked up this long out of production single-seat Revell 1/32nd MiG-29A cheap recently, and fancied doing a Polish version so also ordered a set of Decals from Techmod. I built this more or less out of the box, but […]

1/32nd Spitfire MkIIa – Revell

I fancied a quick and easy project and seeing Spitfires overhead daily during the summer months (I’m under the approach to Biggin Hill) I didn’t need much inspiration to dig this one out of the attic 🙂 This model simply […]

BiG MiG

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

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

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.

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

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

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