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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.

Red Rocket

This aircraft was built as part of the “Imperial German Air Service / Luftwaffe Group Build May 1st, 1910, to Present Day” group build. Maj. Wolfgang Spate was the commanding officer of EKdo 16 (Erprobungskommando 16 or Test Command 16). He wa[...]

Boulton Paul Defiant NF.I

This model represents a Defiant NF.I of No. 264 Sqn. flown by Sqn. Ldr. Philip Saunders, amongst others, between December 1940 and February 1941. I picked this scheme for the unusual fuselage roundel. Mid war theory held that wars would be fou[...]

Worimi Hornet

On the 24th of February, 2015, at the Australian International Airshow, the Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown unveiled the ‘Worimi’ F/A-18A Hornet. It was commissioned by the Royal Australian Air Force to demonstrate its appreciation f[...]

Mitsubishi J8M Shusui

This model represents one of the unarmed prototypes for the Mitsubishi J8M/Ki-200 Shusui (Sword Stroke). It was captured post war by the Americans and is the only surviving complete airframe and resides at the Planes of Fame museum in Chino, Ca[...]

Three Me 262s: Finale

I am a member of the Warbirds Aviation Modelling Group (Melbourne, Australia: Each year we have two club competitions, "Gunna Build" and "Build a “Build a B#%@#$". The "Gunna Build" is an open build of any kit or kits you like as long as it is[...]

Three Me 262s Part 3: Me 262A-1a

As indicated by the title, this is the third of three Me 262s built simultaneously; 1. Dragon Me 262A-1a/U4 ( 2. Hobby Boss Me 262A-1a/U3 ( 3. Tamiya Me 262A-1a The subject this model represents is a Me 262A-1a aircraft operated but 3./KG(J) 54[...]

Three Me 262s Part 2: Me 262A-1a/U3

As indicated by the title, this is the second of three Me 262s built simultaneously; 1. Dragon Me 262A-1a/U4 ( 2. Hobby Boss Me 262A-1a/U3 3. Tamiya Me 262A-1a ( The Me 262 was a natural candidate for a high speed reconnaissance platform and de[...]

Three Me 262s Part 1: Me 262A-1a/U4

As indicated by the title, this is the first of three Me 262s built simultaneously; 1. Dragon Me 262A-1a/U4 2. Hobby Boss Me 262A-1a/U3 ( 3. Tamiya Me 262A-1a ( The concept of an Me 262 armed with a large calibre weapon originated in February 1[...]

My 2020 builds

These are the four builds I completed in 2020. I posted the Rafale build earlier this year and the three Me 262s are the subjects of a work-in-progress thread ( and I'll post the final pictures here soon. I had hoped to finish a few other builds[...]

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[...]