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@ianfoulk96 Ian Foulkes

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I’ve been model making as long as I can remember! I started with the good ol’ Airfix aircraft and moved on from there. I now make armour as well as aircraft, with the occasional submarine (if it has internal detail!) thrown in. I’m based in the UK, but I do travel when I can. I’ll post some pics of my work when I can… My cover photo is of a PCM Spitfire MkIX, which won a prize at an art exhibition at Combat Stress a couple of years back

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A Big Thank You For My Random Prize

Thanks everyone for my random prize, for which I chose the Airfix He 111 H6. I'm going to do it as the torpedo bomber variant. I'll build it alongside the Italeri Zwilling, it should make an interesting comparison! I'll post images. Again, many [...]

Tamiya 1/35th Challengers – Working at getting my own Squadron together!

Here are some images of various Challengers I've built over the years. The Mk1 is the original Tamiya moulding. This has been reissued as the Challenger 1 Mk 3, with a few extra parts over the original. With the side mounted water jerry can hold[...]

Academy 1/35 Warrior ICV

This is another one that's been hiding away in the shed. It's the Academy kit OOB, it's a great build. If memory serves, this is the initial release, before all the up armouring of the Warriors began. I remember seeing some of the trial Warriors[...]

Dragon 1/35 JS-2

I was cleaning out the shed the other day and found this. I made this circa '94, then forgot I had it! It's the very old Dragon kit, the first issue when Dragon kits were very reasonably priced and giving Tamiya a run for their money on quality [...]

AFV Club 1/35 Alvis Scimitar

Lovely little kit I had great fun with this one. At some point I'm going to mount it on a base, so I'm holding off the final weathering. The only thing I don't like are the tracks, I think that they're too flimsy and will perish over time... I h[...]

Tamiya Chieftain Mk5c

Here are images of my Mk5c that I mounted on a diorama. It has had the rear engine deck corrected and a Clansman TUAAM box mounted on the right side of the turret. TUAAM = Tuning Unit Automatic Antenna Matching. The "c" after the Mk5 denotes Cla[...]

Tamiya Chieftain Mk3

Tamiya Chieftain Mk3. Ok, the box says Mk5, but it's not. The kit is really a Mk3 with a few Mk5 features. I've used the Eduard photo etch set, which does lift this Tamiya kit. Although old, the Tamiya kit should not be written totally off just [...]

Takom 1/35 Chieftain Mk 11 Stillbrew

Another of the Takom Chieftain's, in this case the Stillbrew Mk11. This is a great kit, but I think that the Stillbrew panels are too perfect. I've taken pictures of three different Stillbrew Chieftains, all of which have a rougher texture and c[...]

Takom Chieftain Mk2

This is the Takom Chieftain Mk 2 straight OOB. Fantastic kit, virtually fell together. All Takom's Chieftains leave little to be desired and I love them! I've got a very nice Berlin one coming along, but this will be a bit different....

“What If” F-111K RAF

I'm not a great one for "what if" modelling, but I made an exception on this because this so nearly DID happen. When the Labour party cancelled the TSR2 (the best strike aircraft the RAF never had) they then bought into the American F111 project[...]
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