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Pilot and aviation obsessive. Have loved model making all my life, and delighted to have found this site with so many like minded and talented folks showing off their builds!

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Experiments in heavy weatheringa Birdcage Corsair in 1/48 Scale

I wanted to try out some rather heavier weathering than usual, and I also haven't done any US Navy aircraft from the Second World War before, so in the spirit of a bit of a challenge I figured I'd try to spruce up Tamiya's rather old [...]

RCAF CF-188B Hornet in 1/48

A build of Kinetic's 1/48 scale F-18A/B kit as aircraft '934' of the Royal Canadian Air Force, based at Bagotville, Quebec. This was a special build project for me as I was lucky enough to fly in 934 with 425 Squadron in May 2023 while [...]

P-47D 'Razorback' Thunderbolt - Squirt IIin 1/48 Scale

This was supposed to be quite a straightforward build of Tamiya's excellent 1/48 scale P-47D-22 Razorback kit with some Kits World decals. I wanted to do the full invasion stripes markings worn by 'Squirt II' on D-Day itself as it's a very [...]

Trumpeter Mig-3 in VVS Winter colours, 1/48

A quick build over Christmas of a Soviet VVS Mig-3 fighter in a weathered but not totally worn through winter camo scheme from a 1/48 scale Trumpeter kit. I tried out going for some more aggressive chipping effects but didn't really like [...]

Desert Air Force Spitfire Mk.VcEduard 1/48 Profipack

This is a non-box 1943 Desert Air Force Spitfire scheme using the Mk.Vc Tropical (with Volkes air filter) optional parts from Eduard's absolutely excellent new Mk.Vc ProfiPack kit. It has the slightly awkward and unnecessarily fiddly [...]

First attempt at Luftwaffe 'washable winter' camouflage: Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-2

This is my first attempt at a Luftwaffe Eastern Front winter camo scheme, and I chose another of Eduard's lovely 1/48 scale Bf-109 kits as a test subject... Faced with the prospect of the Russian winter and without having plans in place [...]

Trumpeter PLAAF Chengdu J-10B

This was a quick build of Trumpeter's 1/48 scale Chengdu J-10B Vigorous Dragon - the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force's equivalent to the ubiquitous American F-16 Viper. Cheap, multi-role and increasingly sporting the latest [...]

Tamiya Ki-61 with 'that' colour scheme

This was a quick build of Tamiya's beautifully engineered Ki-61-Id Hien kit in 1/48 scale which I bought on a work trip to Tokyo years ago and have only just got around to building now that lockdowns are over and I can access my workshop [...]

I Remade My Oldest Surviving Childhood Model Kit

An old and flawed kit, but one that has a special place in the memory banks for me - when I was 12 we were told we could have a home made mascot on our desks for end of primary school exams. I persuaded my parents to get me a Flying [...]

Cursed F-15C Build

This build was cursed. That is all. Problems were mostly caused by my own clumsiness, not the GWH kit, which in terms of fit and surface detail is fantastic. Dropped the model, breaking a stabiliser and meaning I had to redo the first [...]