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Failed Concept…BP Defiant Airfix 1/48

by Bill Koppos on October 24, 2016 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

It seemed like a good idea at the time. An interceptor fighter with all it’s armament concentrated in a rear-mounted turret, whereby the pilot could concentrate on the maneuvering and the gunner on gunning. The Brits were always concerned with […]


1/48 Classic Airframes Hudson. What a delight to build. :)

by Paul van Acker on October 12, 2016 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Lockheed Hudson 459 Squadron RAAF Western Desert of Libya, 1944. Part of my growing tribute to my homeland RAAF. For a limited run kit this was pure fun and enjoyment. Fit was very good, once you got past the sanding […]


Final set of Battle of Britain Builds

by Alan Price on November 21, 2015 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Following on from my post earlier in the week, here are the final builds from my series in MAI this year on the Battle of Britain. The Spitfire and Bf109 are in the new December issue just on sale today […]


Next lot of Battle of Britain Builds

by Alan Price on November 17, 2015 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Following on from my post last week with the first of my Battle of Britain series from MAI this year, here are the next four builds which appeared in the May to August issues. The builds are: Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter […]


Airfix to release a 1/48 Defiant.

by Paul van Acker on July 24, 2015 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Above is my Classic Airframes B P Defiant built last year. Just heard about Airfixs new Defiant in 1/48 to be released in early 2016. I love my CA kit, but can’t help but wish I used the time building […]


1/48 Classic Airframes Bf 109B-2

by John Clark on June 8, 2015 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

This was built primarily out of the box with an Ultracast seat added and the prop pieced together from a CMK 109E prop. The documentation is all over the place on this aircraft. I have seen it referred to as […]


Classic Airframes 1/48 Westland Whirlwind Mk. I

by Tom Cleaver on May 13, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 7 Comments

This is my Classic Airframes Whirlwind I, from the 2003 re-release of the Classic Airframes kit. The Westland Whirlwind was, at the time of its initial appearance, one of the most advanced fighter aircraft ever built. Unfortunately, it was built […]


My Supermarine Walrus 1/48 Classic airframes

by Paul van Acker on March 1, 2015 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Hope you like. My first real go at rigging. Not counting Tamiya’s Swordfish rigging kit parts that came with it. It was fun. 🙂 For some reason, the last two pics are upside down…. No idea why. Lol.


For the Battle of France / Battle of Britain topic. Classic Airframes 1/48

by Paul van Acker on October 30, 2014 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

Hi all, for the BoF/BoB. 1/48 CA Boultan Paul Defiant. I loved building this kit. Lots of fun even with the extra workload of a limited run kit. It went together very nicely. Not many pics sorry. But hope you […]


Classic Airframes 1/48 Meteor T.7

by Tom Cleaver on April 30, 2014 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

After three years of operating the Meteor, it was becoming obvious that there was a need for a trainer, so that new jet pilots could have the opportunity of learning more about their mounts before being turned loose on their […]