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1/48th Hawker Tempest Mk. V, by Eduard

Hi all. I've just finished up the very nice 1/48th Eduard Tempest. This there series two boxing that corrected the short comings of the main gear. I've added some extra resin into it by way of the spinner, exhausts, controls surfaces (sans rudd[...]

I like a good Mustang

Another one from the archives. This is the 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang with Lifelike Decals, Eduard fabric seatbelt and Barracuda oval tread wheels and tires. Built as 44-151103 flown by Col. Dick Rowland, CO 348 FG Luzon, Phillipines, early 1945[...]

A Brazilian in French clothing

This is the 48th scale Hobbyboss Tucano. Built as an EMB-312F serving with the French Air Force while based at Salon-de-provence AB in 2009. Extras are the fantastic decals from Caracal, Pavla ejection seats and Quick boost exhausts. The red and[...]

An OD Mustang – 1/48 Rovin’ Rhoda

Hi all. A Sunday arvo session done and a model is complete. This is the 1/48th Airfix P-51D Mustang. I wanted a non-silver finished Mustang so I grabbed the OD/NG Rovin' Rhoda/4 Bolts scheme from my Eduard Mustang. There's lots of variation in [...]

1/72 Airfix Phantom FGR.2 1435 flight, RAF Mount Pleasant 1991

G’day all. Another Phantom!!! An annoying start followed by a pleasant build for the most part, I’m happy to say that this was an enjoyable project. The kit is built as XV466 ‘D’ Desperation while assigned to 1435 flight at RAF Mount Pleasant[...]

1/72 Hasegawa F-4E Phantom 63-0307, 1 Squadron RAAF circa 1971

Hi all. I’m on a bit of a roll with Phantoms at the moment so here’s my second one for 2020 and fourth completion for the year so far. This is the 1/72 Hasegawa F-4EJ Phantom built as 69-0307 while it served with 1 and 6 squadrons during its t[...]

Dolfin in a tigers suit – 1/48 Eduard L-29 Delfin, Czech Air Force

Hi all. This one is the 3rd completed one for the year. It's the Weekend edition of the Eduard 1/48 L-29 Delfin which is the AMK kit in disguise. The markings are one of the options in the box and I can assure that all 184 decals that make up t[...]

1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.I (new tool), 19 Sqn Op. Dynamo

The Spitfire is complete! This is the new tool 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk. I. The first completion for 2020, let's hope I can keep up with this pace! Just over four weeks from start to finish. Some oils, exhaust stain and a few water colour pencil [...]

1/48 J2M3 Raiden from the Hasegawa kit

Hi all. This was number six for the year and the final one for 2019. The 1/48 Hasegawa J2M3 Raiden. I started this one almost two years ago however a disaster at the painting stage shelved it for almost 18 months. I picked it up about three wee[...]

Royal Thai Air Force F-16B from the 1/48 Hasegawa kit + extras.

This is the 1/48 Hasegawa F-16D Night Falcon kit built as a Royal Thai Air Force F-16B. It depicts a jet before they went through their MLU program and got some additional aerials and strengthening plates amongst other things. Decals are from S[...]
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