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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.

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[...]

Kiwi Kittyhawk

Mentioned in my Mosquito build the other day that a Kittyhawk build was following-on, and here t'is ! The 1:48 AMT /Ertl kit came out around twenty years ago and was 'top of the tree' for a couple of years before Hasegawa came along and peed al[...]

BAFO Mosquito

Yep I'm still here, just short of 'bench time' because we've been moving house (again !! - four times in six years including the move down here to NZ). So here's my first project since the move. Even though it's a Tamiya kit, I really took my t[...]

Nissan GT-R ‘Z-Tune’

Well here's a thing - not a race-car, not an 'exotic', not even a NASCAR, just a VERY fast limited edition (only 20 units (re)built) of one of the greatest cars you've never heard of !! Not going to go in to the history of Nissan's GT-R series [...]

(..yet another) Porsche – 911 GT1

Not too much to say. I bought the kit from a UK seller on eBay - because the box was worn & scuffed, it was a steal even with the postage down here to Middle Earth. It arrived on a Monday and by the Wednesday I was deep in to the build and [...]