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@ij001 IAN JACKSON

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Although we now live in New Zealand, I’m still very ‘British’. Got my first kit for my 7th birthday and been building ever since – I’m 52 now.

Occasionally I build 1:35 AFV’s, but mainly I build military aircraft of all most era in most scales, as a ‘break’ from aircraft building I also build 1:25/24 NASCAR racers and the occasional (American) car.

Winter in Luxembourg

Started two-and-a-half years ago, then parked on the 'Shelf of Forgetfulness' until about four weeks ago. Kit is the old but still OK'ish'  Italeri kit - but the later re-box with the WWII tracks. It went together fairly well, but the suspensio[...]

RAF Sabre

So, a thirty year old kit, painted with thirty year old enamels and wearing twenty-five year old decals.... bit of an 'old skool' project wouldn't you say ? There honestly isn't too much to say, the kit really does fall together and is (happil[...]

IL2 ‘Sturmovik’

Hello again, and back with something you don't see built too often these days: First time I've built an IL2 and first time I've finished an AM kit. Engineering is superb IMO, as long as you take the time to read how other folks built theirs AND[...]

Spangdahlem F-16C

Hey folks, back again: It's odd but until recently I'd not built an F-16 in any scale for over twenty years, now there's two in my cabinet !! - the other is an Italeri 'B' This is Tamiya's 1:48 F-16C-50, not quite a 'shake'n bake' as some tho[...]

B-25D Mitchell

So here's my take on the Airfix B-25. One of my all-time favourite aircraft. Let's start with the kit, I could do pages on the fit, the quality of the engineering, the 'buildability' etc, etc. So long story short, folks, it's bl**dy superb - wha[...]

McLaren 570S

RoG's McLaren 570S all done, finished in Tamiya TS21 Gold, with Semi Gloss Black and Alclad Dark Aluminium details. Interior is my own 'cream' and 'light black' acrylic mixes. The CF decals are from Ka Models of Korea (highly recommended). Not[...]

Summer of ’44

Hello everyone - not posted here for the longest time, been building almost exclusively 1:24 cars recently, and I will get around to showing them to you, but this is my very latest: This version of the superb Hasegawa Typhoon kit came out in 19[...]

1:32 ‘Wespe’

So each Christmas I try to do a 'clear the bench project' - nothing too taxing, so I can pretty much get done in about two to three weeks. This year, Trumpeter's 1/32 109 E-7 got the nod. Not sure why folks seem to shy away from the Trumpy 109E[...]

458 Italia

"...probably the prettiest Ferrari in a long, long time!" - Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear BBC2. And who am I to argue with Jeremy ! - So this is the RoG kit which to be honest, is very soft in the details, has a number of avoidable fit issues (avoi[...]

In praise of the ‘hassle-free’ kit

Hey folks... so this is a Tamiya 1:48 Mustang and as such requires very little in the way of explanation or comment from me. However I would crave your collective indulgence for just a moment or two... Over the years I believe I've built about [...]