Here we go again, I think I have finally gone totally insane, I am truly a s****r for punishment. Let me wipe the tears from my eyes and continue with this tale of horror. Let me begin by saying that […]
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Mostly show, not tell – but I will say I never went to an air show before yesterday. Weather was questionable but worked out. I don’t use the word ‘awesome’ much, but will say the Blue Angels fit that description. […]
My third Vampire, 1/72 Airfix, I fitted nav’ lights and antennae, finished in Model Master enamels with kit and Daves decals, Future.
As you can probably tell by now I’m quite taken with Airfix’s new tooled kits and this oneis one of the good ones. Finished with Citadel Mithril Silver and Xtradecal set X72-172 as WZ584 (K) from the Central Air Traffic […]
After my ever first post, with the positive comments I received, I was encouraged to crack on with the Vampire as and when spare time allowed. I always like to learn lessons, new techniques and improve on every build, and […]
I’m new to this blogging thing, but my wife blogs extensively about her quilting/patchwork and really enjoys the process and feedback she gets, so here goes. I’ve restarted modeling after a 25 year (i guess) break and I am amazed […]
Unlike the Gloster Meteor ‑ which was always intended to be an operational fighter ‑ the deHavilland Vampire began as an experimental aircraft, originally developed to specification E6/41, to test the deHavilland Halford H.1 jet engine. Design of what the […]
Airfix’s Little Gem, This is a really neat little kit no vices at all, the only thing that is a little odd is one of the joint/panel lines on the underside is slightly wide and there’s not a lot you […]
As a memento of the IPMS/UK 50th Anniversary Tour, and being unable to model a massive bout of constipation, and unwilling to spend £40 for one of the Alleycat kits, I purchased the new Trumpeter Vampire FB Mk. 5, when […]
This is the CyberHobby 1/72 DeHavilland Vampire FB.5, warts and all. As previously mentioned in my in-box review, the cockpit is sparse and entirely fictitious. For the most part, construction was straightforward. I filled and sanded out all of the […]