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Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Swift FR.5

I was so pleased when Airfix said they were rereleasing this and it duly arrived. The fit of the cockpit/wheel well assembly is fairly sketchy but can be improved by shaving about 1.5mm from the cockpit front and fitting the two assemblies [...]

Eduard 1/48 Wildcat Mk.VI

I got this one as part of my Birthday present last year along with a Bunny Club Membership. Of course this one had to be an FAA subject. The colours should probably be the equivalent ones but I don't have them so standard TSS it was and to [...]

Hong Kong Models 1/48 Mitchell B-25J "Glazed Nose"

My first HKM kit and I was really chuffed with the fit of the kit. It is beautifully engineered and fits together nicely except for the top of the fuselage which gave me some issues. I believe this is a known issue. I got the seam sorted [...]

Airfix 1/48 De Havilland Chipmunk T.10

A bit of a personal one this. A nice if fiddly in places kit from Airfix dressed up as the Chippie I got a couple of flights in during a Summer Camp at Leeming, many, many years ago. Primed with Mr. Finishing Surfacer 1500 Black. Painted [...]

Revell 1/72 Hawker Hunter P1109Awith FreightDog Conversion.

The Revell FGA.9 goes together really well and with the lovely conversion kit from FreightDog Models this builds up very nicely Only a modicum of filler was required with only one bit of actual surgery. This enables a completely ham-fisted [...]

Arma Hobby 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IID

Yet another little gem of a Kit From Arma Hobby. A pleasure to build with a fantastic scheme to paint her in. Primed with. Mr. Finishing Surfacer 1500 Black. Painted with. Colourcoats Interior Grey Green, Azure Blue, Middle Stone, Insignia [...]

Airfix 1/48 Fairey Gannet AS.4815 NAS Ark Royal 1958.

What a kit. It all just fits together. The wings are still just a dry fit. I need to give a massive shout out to Airfix and their customer service as they replaced my clear sprue after i'd cracked two of the canopies whilst polishing. I [...]

Eduard 1/48 Westland Lysander Mk.IIIARNAS Arbroath 1942.

Was this a bit of a trial - yes. Was it fun - Oh yes. The Port wing got broken off three times but I think I managed to salvage it. Primed with Mr. Hobby Finishing Surfacer 1500 Black. Painted with, Colourcoats Interior Grey Green, Dark [...]

Kinetic 1/48 CF-188A RCAF Demo Team 2017

This one languished around for quite a while before I got started with it. It was bought because I thought the scheme was fantastic but left alone because I feared messing up the decals. It needed to be built so I decided to get on with [...]

Airfix 1/72 Vickers Wellington GR Mk.VII

What a sweet kit this was to build. No issues regarding fit other than those I created myself. When you consider how much goes into the internals it's a credit to Airfix that it goes together so well. Primed with Mr. Finishing Surfacer [...]