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@michaelt Michael Turner

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I live in Melbourne, Australia and I model 1/48 WWII aircraft with the odd diversion to modern jets. I typically have a dozen kits on the go and sometimes manage to finish one with out making much of a dent in the stash.

What-if… RAAF Dassault Rafale

This is the second in a series of ‘what if’ aircraft that I’m building. In 1999 the Australian Department of Defence announced Project AIR 6000 "New Air Combat Capability (NACC)", which was intended to find a replacement for the air combat capa[...]

Pre-production Ki-44, 47th Independent Flight Company

This is another kit from a while ago. I built it in 2014. The subject this model represents is Ki-44 No. 4405, which was the 5th pre-production (prototype) aircraft, flown by Maj Toshio Sakagawa, commander of the 47th Dokuritsu Hiko Chutai (47t[...]

Macchi C.202 Serie III

I decided to post this after seeing Stéphane Bredel’s excellent build of another Macchi C.202. I built this kit way back in 2005. The subject this model represents is the aircraft M.M.7720, 84-1, which was almost certainly flown by Capitano Fr[...]

Douglas SBD-2

This is the Academy boxing of the Accurate Miniatures kit. I bought it second-hand for my wife to give me for Christmas in 2018 and I couldn't wait to start it straight away. It only took me about three months elapsed time to finish, which is [...]

LaGG 3, Series 2

After seeing David Lane's excellent build I thought I post my effort from 2015. It was built OOB except for the addition of some Extra Tech seat belts. This is the same aircraft as David's, albeit at a later time as it has the winter camouflage,[...]

What if… RAAF JAS-39 Gripen

This is the first in a series of ‘what if’ aircraft that I’m building. In 1999 the Australian Department of Defence announced Project AIR 6000 "New Air Combat Capability (NACC)", which was intended to find a replacement for the air combat capab[...]

3SQN RAAF F/A-18A Hornet “Cobra”

This model represents F/A-18A A21-8, the first Hornet to be delivered to a RAAF combat squadron. In August 1985, 2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU) commenced training Hornet pilots using the first four F/A-18B two-seater Hornets to be deliver[...]

Jumping in on the Hellcat theme…

This is a Hellcat Mk. I of No. 800 Sqn. FAA flying off HMS Emperor and flown by Lt. Blythe Ritchie. According to Eduard, he scored two and one shared Luftwaffe aircraft in this Hellcat. The Mk. I is the F6F-3 in Royal Navy service. This is my[...]

Eduard Russian P-39 N Airacobra 1/48

The subject this model represents is the aircraft flown by Nikolay D. Gulayev (alternatively spelled Gulaev and miss-spelt by AeroMaster as Gulyayev) of the 129 GIAP. He was the third highest scoring Soviet ace, with 57 plus 3 shared kills, behi[...]

Tamiya 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb trop

G'day from Australia. I've been visiting this sight fore a while and decided to post these pictures. Thanks for looking. I finished this kit in 2007. The subject this model represents is the 92 Sqn. aircraft flown by Flight Lieutenant John[...]