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.
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 08, 1967[...]
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[...]
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 'Port [...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 [...]
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[...]