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.
The MC-55A Peregrine will replace the now retired AP-3C(EW) Orion aircraft in Royal Australian Air Force service. It has been developed as an ISR/EW (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance /Electronic Warfare) platform using the [...]
Here is one of my latest completions, it is a 1/72 scale Italeri Lockheed C-130E finished as an L-100-30 of Tepper Aviation.
Since the L-100 is basically a C-130H I had to modify the Italeri C-130E kit to bring it up to that spec.
This is the 1/72 Welsh Models Gulfstream G-IV built as a U-4 of the JASDF. The kit was built OOB with the addition of type-specific antennas. Decals are by Draw Decal.
The U-4 Multi-Purpose Support Aircraft is a Gulfstream Aerospace [...]
This kit started life as an Italeri boxing of the AMT/Esci AC-130H. It is hard to believe I started it back in 2017 (well not that hard with my track record). The conversion involved:
Plugging the 'AC' holes
Lengthened the fuselage for [...]
Boeing 707-338C c/n 19294-550 rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Renton) - December 14, 1966 and first flown at Renton as VH-EBU on February 13, 1967. EBU was accepted by Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) on March [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]