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Dora Wings 1/72 Westland Lysander Mk III (SD)

Hi there, This one was sitting in the stash for quite some time and I decided to go for it despite it probably being a bit more than my skill level could cope with. A challenging kit that repays careful preparation and patience along with sand[...]

AZ 1/72 Fieseler Fi 156C “Storch”

Hi There, This was just a nice kit and build, when you consider that it's the old Heller kit it's still very nice. Primed with Tamiya Flat White. Painted with Colourcoats FAA/RAF Yellow, Dark Earth, Dark Green, RLM 02, Tamiya Dark Iron, Rubber [...]

Fujimi 1/24 Ford GT40 MkII – ’66 Le Mans

Hi there, This was being built in the background whilst I'm struggling with the Lysander. Something that kind of fell together. Some errors on my part. I forgot to put the rear view mirror in and made a bit of a mess of the tyre logos. The door [...]

Zvezda 1/48 IL-2

Hi There, I thoroughly enjoyed this one and am quite chuffed with it. It gave me one or two fit issues which I think were more caused by my butchery of the plastic than by manufacture. Edit: Just noticed that I've not removed the masking from th[...]

AIP 1/350 Thunderbird 2

I got stupidly excited when these reissues were announced and knew I had to get some. This took me all the way back to Tuesday Evenings at 6:00PM on Grampian TV. The only time I was allowed to have dinner in the living room as my Mum and I sat d[...]

Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 in Cuban Guise

Hi There, I picked this up recently and got to building quite quickly. It all fitted very well with very little filler used. I fancied doing a Cuban version. Would this version have had The Cuban Flag Tailplane, Bombs and the wing fold utilised.[...]

Light this candle – Models 1/72 Mercury Redstone – Freedom 7

I picked this up and started building as a distraction and what I thought would be a simple build. The kit is superb. The escape tower needs a little forethought and patience but the photoetch was a nightmare to get off the sprue and bend. Felt[...]

Arma Hobby 1/72 Grumman Wildcat Mk. VI/Martlet

Hi There, What can I say it's Arma. A cracking wee kit. The only fit issue I found was with the Canopy. Primed with Tamiya Neutral Grey, Painted with Colourcoats Sky Type S, Extra Dark Sea Grey, Dark Slate Grey, Light Aircraft Grey and Interior[...]

Revell 1/144 Airbus A320 Neo.

I have been building this in the background as a wee surprise for a friend who was working at Turnhouse. She was made redundant during the first lockdown but has grown to love Civilian Airlines and is hoping that she will get back there when th[...]

Cyber Hobby 1/72 Sea Venom FAW.21

Hi There, A nice little kit pretty much straight out of the box other than some masking tape belts, vaping wire ejector seat loops and some white decal lines. Primed with UMP Grey Painted with Colourcoats Extra Dark Sea Grey, Sky Type S, Light [...]