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@matthewe404 Matthew Fletcher

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From South Africa
18 Years old
I returned to the hobby recently after a few years of break.
My main interests include World War 2 and vintage aircraft. I plan on tackling more armour and dioramas in the future!
I enjoy scratchbuilding on all my models even if it is slightly inaccurate!

Airfix 1:48 Bf 109 E-7

Here is my completed build of the airfix Bf109 E7. This kit was a pleasure to build despite a few minor issues. The detail is very nice but I did still add a few scratchbuilt details. It was my first time tackling a mottling camo scheme and it l[...]

Academy F-14A 1:48 (1988 tool)

I must say I was always intimidated by builds of modern aircraft but this build changed my mind. The kit is from 1988 and does not stand up to the new Tamiya kit but I managed to have a lot of fun with it. Lots of fit issues and old decals but I[...]

WIP giving up on Bf109 Engine!

Here is the attempted engine of my Airfix 1:48 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7. I decided to super detail the engine but airfix really doesn't give you an accuratley moulded engine to work from. I scratchbuilt many details on my own but the engine stil[...]

WIP: Bf109 E-7 Cockpit

Here is the completed cockpit of my Airfix 1:48 Bf109 E7. The moulding it very good yet lots of details were missing. I scratchbuilt most of the finer details which is something I really enjoy doing. Some details aren't 100% accurate but rather [...]

Spitfire Mk Vb Trop 1/48

Trop completed! So refreshing to build in 1: 48th scale again. Scratchbuilt seatbelts made with masking tape. The decal for the instruments was fiddly so I painted them myself. Using oil paints and enamel washes for the first time was great! The[...]

‘What if’ Soviet Mech Diorama!

The first diorama I built after getting back into the hobby. The mech is scratchbuilt and my first attempt at doing so. The Bf 109 is a kit which I built when I was very young so I restored the aircraft but in a crashed, "shot down" state. The d[...]

TBF-1 Avenger 1:72

I bought this kit at a local arms fair. The box appeared very neat and new yet the kit was simply a rebox of an older academy kit. There was basically no detail for the interior(which is luckily hidden pretty well on the avenger). For what the k[...]