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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.

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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[...]

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,[...]
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