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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.

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 [...]

(experimental) Cromwell

Afternoon all from the land of the Long White Cloud. This started life about a month ago as an experiment - First time using Ammo of Mig acrylics and first attempt at the 'modulation method'. So because I don't want to bore everybody here at iM [...]

Finally, after forty-eight years !

I got my first plastic kit, a Frog DH.88 Comet for my 7th birthday... I'm 55 now and have been building ever since. In those intervening years I have tried every aspect of modelling, mostly aircraft, but had a go at every other genre. That sai[...]

Lightning F3 – 100 Years of the RAF Group Build

BAC / EE Lightning F3 Sqn. Ldr. George Black 111 Squadron RAF Wattisham 1965 Built for (a total of) three RAF 100 Group builds on various modelling forums including iM, this is Airfix’s original 1997 issue of the Lightning. Cannot recall when I[...]

2011 Christmas build !

OK you're quite right the title is flippant, but it's true ! - Started just before Christmas 2011 (in the full knowledge that we were going to be moving to NZ in April), and finished this afternoon... I reckon that in the Modellers Dictionary, y[...]

Sea Knight

Hello from Middle Earth ! Been a wee while since my last completed build here, even longer since my last SAR project. So here is, fresh from my bench, Academy's excellent HH-46 Sea Knight complete with kit decals for a machine from SOMS Kaneohe[...]

Ken Schraeder’s 1990 Chevy Lumina

Well look here, another NASCAR build from that British bloke who lives in New Zealand !! - yep, been at it again, folks, this time with the AMT version of the Lumina - to my eye they captured the lines of the car better than Monogram did with th[...]

Porsche 911 GT2

Yep. another completed, but to be fair it was started long before the 350Z that I posted here a couple of weeks ago. So straight to the point, this is another Tamiya kit, and it is as ever superbly engineered, and fits just about perfectly. The [...]

Nismo 350Z

As you may recall, I build a few cars alongside the usual military aircraft projects. This is Tamiya's 1:24 Nismo version of their old but still excellent Nissan 350Z Coupe (US = Fairlady Z). As usual for a Tamiya car kit, it's perfectly engine[...]

Hurricane I – RAF 100 Years Group Build

Enough has been said & written about this superb kit (a lot of it by our own Tom Cleaver), so no need for me to add to it all. Loved every minute of this project just like the [Airfix] Defiant & Spit V I've already built (and I have th[...]