while browsing I came across a photo of the wreck of SS City of Adelaide, and instantly I knew I had to give it a go. The build was rather fast by my standards, as I was more interested in trying new things like resin for the se[...]
Supermarine Spitfire FR XIVe TZ138 was delivered at Aldermaston on February 23, 1945 and sent to Rolls Royce at Hucknall for modification for cold weather testing. Prepared in June 1945 by No. 47 Maintenance Unit at Sealand, it was shipped to C[...]
Nearing the end of my Battle of Britain fighters collection in 1/48, I picked up Airfix's new tool Hurricane but could only get hold of the Tropical version. The kit allows you to build a Mk.1 but needed custom decals so bought an Xtradecals she[...]
Obviously a popular subject, judging by earlier postings. I had earmarked the two Xtradecals offerings some time before the kit's release, hoping that a pleasant surprise was not too far away. Maybe it is not too much to hope that Airfix might b[...]
By the early 1930s, it was apparent to any aircraft designer that the day of the biplane was over: the inherent drag of the layout could not be overcome by any increase in performance, and the layout prevented the airplane from carrying a truly [...]
Yes. It's another hover bike. I told you, I was into the anti-gravity mood. ;) Original kit bashing, using parts from the same kit and minor other parts to create this beast. The engines are electrical shells and many small bits and pieces rangi[...]
I have rarely built post-war aircrafts, civil or military. This is the first post-war Royal Navy bird for me.
I never believe the reputation that Fairey Gannet is one of the ugliest planes of the world. Although maybe not beautifu[...]
There are two kits used in this project, Monogram Me 410 kit and Planes resin conversion set. The Planes set comprises of wings, nacelles, props and painting masks. They are of high quality but the fitting of the nacelles to the wing was tricky[...]
OK, going up was all exciting, circling and landing on the moon was also exciting. Going back to Earth was exciting too. Then what? Interesting footage of the US navy frog men at work doing their best to secure the capsule and then make a safe[...]
Scratch built 20mm Oerlikon.The barrel is 6.5 inches long.Apart from the main spring.the rest is wood.