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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.

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 [...]

(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[...]