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@rays Ray Seppala

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I mainly build in 1/72 scale and 1/144 for airliners.
I prefer them big, so multi-engined transports, bombers, special mission aircraft are the go. I also like to build modern RAAF and US Military, Finnish Air Force subjects.

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P-8A Poseidon, 11 Squadron RAAF

1/72 Welsh Models P-8A Poseidon in the markings of A47-007 of 11SQN, RAAF complete. The build consisted of scratch building the weapons bay, weapons mounting points on the wings and pylons, many of the ESM and AMS lumps and antennas. I also adde[...]

My 2020 Builds

Quite a mixed bag for the year. Mainly aircraft, some What Ifs and conversions and a single wheeled vehicle. All are 1/72 except for two of the airliners and the C-17A

Revell Airbus A330-302, QANTAS

This is the 1/144 Revel A330 Airbus (LTU Boxing) which I started a couple of years ago, I just managed to finish it up. It was built out of the box with only decals changed. I used Hawkeye Models Australia decals on it to represent VH-QPD 'Port [...]

Hasegawa P-3B, Argentinian Navy

This is the Hasegawa P-3C kit converted to a Advanced P-3B configuration, I say advanced since some of the antenna fit resembles that of the P-3C. That being said it is still a P-3 with the Sonobuoy tubes being filled and the P-3C sensor pods be[...]

Academy Minicraft LB-30 Liberator

QANTAS obtained 4 EX-RAF Consolidated LB-30 Liberators from BOAC in 1944 to supplement the Catalinas servicing the Kangaroo Route (or Double Sunrise route) to Colombo in Ceylon. They did the trip 5 hours faster and could carry 4 times the payloa[...]

Italeri KC-130J Havest Hawk, VMRG-252

his kit started as an Italeri C-130E/H and along the way I 1. Re-scribed the model, 2. Reposition cabin windows for a J model, 3. Added Hamilton Hobbies Sponson extensions, ECS inlet and duck tail (from the C-130H Update set) , 4. Replace the k[...]

Focke Wulf FW-200B in QANTAS Service

To start, the FW-200B never saw service with QANTAS. I started this kit a few years ago and it stalled due to paint matching problems for another What-If scheme. A month ago I took it down from the shelf of doom and its holding pattern and strip[...]

Airbus Atlas C1

I finished this one last year for the RAF 100 group build here and it also featured in our club RAF 100 display. It is the Revell 1/72 A400M kit built out of the box with repositioned flight controls and aftermarket decals from Babibi for ZM406 [...]

Lockheed AP-3C Orion, 10 Squadron RAAF 2018

This is another Hasegawa P-C kit converted to AP-3C configuration. It is portrayed immediately before to retirement in late 2018. I used various parts of an AP-3C conversion set and added other scratch built parts to get this result. The majori[...]

Lockheed P-3B Orion, 11 Squadron RAAF

This is another P-3 I finished, in fact, this was completed before the AP-3C. Converted from the Hasegawa P-3C kit to a P-3B using the Hamilton Hobbies conversion set. I also used the Hamilton Hobbies Weapons bay. Decals are again from DekLs for[...]
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