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This hobby that we indulge in is just amazing, we build, in scale, replicas of the original, look at references and pictures and read the History to create the model as accurately as we can, we even try to tell a story in diorama's. How many late nights, long hours we dedicate in the pursuit of the elusive "perfect model".

I am a 52 year old Project Manager that loves Flying and Aircraft, I have a wonderful Wife and Daughter, and this Hobby, I am Blessed. I build Aircraft in 1/32 scale and I have built a few aircraft in 1/24 scale, from WW2 to the Vietnam era. I am also very much into scratch building 1/32 scale civil and military aircraft not found in kit form.

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Barris Models

Rooivalk Attack Helicopter 1/32 Scale Scratch Build

I do apologize for not posted in a while, this has been due to life and work getting in the way, here are a few pictures of one of my latest scratch builds that took me a full year to complete. This is the Rooivalk Attack Helicopter [...]

SAAF Buccaneer S MK 50, 1/32 scale, Scratch Build, Finished

Hi everyone, it has been quite a while since I have posted anything on the site, work and life just got in the way, so I hope you guys have not given up on me. Here are the final build pictures of my 32nd scale Buccaneer S Mk 50, South [...]

SAAF Buccaneer S MK 50, 1/32 scale, Scratch Build, Part 3

Its been a while since I have posted, been a little busy with work and Family. This project has been a labour of love for me, and I have, once again, learned a lot, cussed a lot, sanded and shaped a lot and scratched my head . Firstly, [...]

1/32 Scale Scratch Built Buccaneer, Part 2

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and that you will all have a wonderful and successful new year, Here are a few progress pictures for you guys to have a look at and hopefully enjoy, I am not going to bore you with all the details of the [...]

1/32 Scale Scratch Built Buccaneer, Part 1

I must apologise for not posting in a while, life has just been very busy, and this Covid 19 Pandemic has not made it easy, I have lost a few friends and a few acquaintances during this episode, as I'm sure you all have. After I finished [...]

Piaggio P 166 Scratch Build 1/32 Scale Part 3, wings, Flaps, control surfaces and undercarriage.

Been a while since I have posted some progress on the P 166, so here are some pictures. Please excuse the condition of my work table, it looks like I clean up with a hand grenade. I usually take pictures as I am building so not to to break [...]

1/32 Scale MB 326 / Impala Mk 1 Scratch Build, with decals on.

Finally the decals are on for the Silver Falcons Impala Mk 1, I have been meaning to post these for a while now, but the Piaggio got in the way. Hope you enjoy Marc

Piaggio P 166 Scratch Build 1/32 Scale Part 2, wings and engines.

Well its time for another post on the Piaggio Build, This build is totally different to anything I have scratch Built previously, lots and lots of different challenges but also a lot of fun. Building that inverted gull wing... well lets [...]

Piaggio P 166 Scratch Build 1/32 Scale ” The Start”

Well here we go again, I finished the Spitfire about 2 weeks ago, a very enjoyable build, I tell you those Tamiya Kits are really good, so good in fact that I started to get Board with the build, no offense to Mr Tamiya, it was so well [...]

1/32 scale Tamiya Spitfire IX, Israeli Airforce

This was a quick build between my scratch builds, Lots of fun and the first Kit that I have built in a few years. I started the build with the idea of working on my painting and airbrush skills that I feel were taking a back seat with all [...]