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Fork-tailed Devil in 48th by Tamiya

Hi all. Here's my latest completion, their VERY nice 1/48th Tamiya P-48F Lightning. The model represents White 33 from the USAAF serving with the 39th Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Group, 5th Airforce while operating in Port Moresby [...]

Hasegawa A6M2b Zero

G'day all. Just finished this one this afternoon. It's the 1/48 Hasegawa A6M2b Zero from the Rabaul boxing. The interior is dressed up with a Quinta cockpit set and the roundels and tail codes are painted using masks. The cowl gun barrels [...]

1/48 Hasegawa F-16N NFWS "Topgun"

Hi all. This one is the first for 2023 though I started it a few years ago with the bulk of the work done last year. It's the venerable 1/48th Hasegawa F-16N. I eyed off the 72nd version when I was a kid but never built it so when this [...]

1/72 Arma Hobby P-51B Mustang. 3 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force. Fano, Italy 1945

Hi all. There's not much to say about this kit other than it was an enjoyable build. I've read a few articles and seen a few build/review videos and I don't know what the issue was were that folks found. This thing fell together with the [...]

1/48 Airfix P-40B Tomahawk Mk.II 112 Squadron Nth Africa

G'day folks. I built this one in the later half of 2019. This is the lovely P-40B by Airfix in 48th scale. Flown by Sergeant William Earl Houston (RNZAF). This is GA-O (AK457) from 112 Squadron RAF during their time in North Africa. I'm [...]

Tamiya 1/48 FB.VI Mosquito, 464 Squadron (RAAF) 2TAF, RAF Thorney IslandOctober 1944

G'day all. This is the ubiquitous 1/48 Tamiya FB.VI Mosquito built as a 464 Squadron (RAAF) aircraft flown by F/O Jack Palmer and his navigator F/O Jack Rayner operating out of RAF Thorney Island while attached to 2TAF in October 1944. [...]

Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1A Corsair, 1 Servicing Unit RNZAF, Henderson FieldGuadalcanal 1944 (bitsa)

G'day all. I've just finished this one in time for our annual show next weekend. It's the 1/48th Tamiya F4U-1A as an RNZAF machine with 1 Servicing Until while at Henderson Field at Guadalcanal in 1944. This one is an interesting one as it [...]

Academy 1/72 F/A-18B Hornet, 2OCU RAAFTiger Scheme

Hi all. It's been a slow year at Casa de Crosby but a second build has crawled it's way over the line. The kit is the quite nice 1/72 Academy F/A-18D converted to an Aussie B. In order to get to the B version that we flew, a few lumps and [...]

1/48 Eduard MiG-21PF

A kit that's now a few years old but still a favourite. This is the Weekend Edition of the 1/48th Eduard MiG-21PF. It's a very nice kit with a few more variants in the collection to eventually be done. Not much to say about it except that [...]

1/48 Airfix Sea Fury, Royal Australian Navy

G'day all. First for 2022 (so close for 2021 though). The 1/48 Airfix Sea Fury with all the Barracuda bits including cockpit set, cowl and spinner, main gear bay, wheels and brass gear legs. Master barrels pitot and cannon barrels top it [...]