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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.

Su-57 Felon

In 1999 Russia initiated the PAK FA (Perspektivnyy Aviatsionnyy Kompleks Frontovoy Aviatsii, Prospective Aeronautical Complex of Front-line Air-forces) program for a next generation combat aircraft. The Sukhoi company developed the T-50 [...]

Four Eyed SharkSupermarine Spitfire Mk. VIII

This model represents the mount of Flt. Lt. Stanley George Scrimgeour (known as George) of 457 Sqn on 20th June 1945. By the time the Mk. VIII entered service with the RAAF in early 1944, the IJNAF and IJAAF were spent forces in the [...]

2022 builds, and a Happy New Year to all!

This year was less productive than I had hoped. I only completed 4 kits: A 1/72 Eduard Fokker Dr.I triplane (mine is on the right, and my adult son's is on the left) as part of our club "Fokker" build theme The 1/48 Amusing [...]

Lothar's Fokker

This is the Fokker Dr.1 flown by Ltn. Lothar von Richthofen of Jagdstaffel 11 (Jasta 11). Lothar was the younger brother of the famed Rittmeister (Captain) Manfred von Richthofen. Like his older brother, Lothar was a successful fighter [...]

A quick Triebflügel

I don’t normally build “Luftwaffe 1946” aircraft but I saw this kit in my local hobby shop on sale and couldn’t resist. I thought it would make an amusing subject – so the brand is well named. I have long been aware of the [...]

Australian Model Expo 2022: Part 3

The final set of photos. These are for Medium Scale Aircraft - Jet or Rocket Propelled (1/36 to 1/71) - Open.

Australian Model Expo 2022: Part 2

The next selection of models are Medium Scale Aircraft - Propeller - Axis (1/36 to 1/71) - OOB.

Australian Model Expo 2022: Part 1

After a 2 year, Covid 19 induced absence, the Australian Model Expo was held in Melbourne from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th of June, 2022. A record 902 models were entered in the various competition categories. This year was also the first [...]

80 Years Ago Today… the Japanese Bombing of Darwin

On 19th of February 1942, just 73 days after the attack on Pearl Harbour (8th December 1941 Australian time) the Australian city of Darwin was bombed by the Japanese. The attack was led by Commander Mitsuo Fuchida, who had also led the [...]

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. VIII "HAVA GO JO"

This is my last build for 2021. It was built for a club competition with a photo evidence deadline of 23:59 on 31 December and was completed with 5 hours 34 minutes to go. The reason for this deadline was the various Melbourne Covid-19 [...]