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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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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[...]

Lockheed AP-3C Orion, 10 Squadron RAAF 1999

I am back with a Hasegawa P-3 build. This is an AP-3C circa 1999-2000 when A9-757 was painted in 60th Anniversary markings. The kit was modified to partial AP-3C standard using the Hamilton Hobbies AP-3C conversion set and images and drawings f[...]

QANTAS PB2B-2 Catalina

This is the 1/72 Academy PBY-5A converted to a PB2B-2 in QANTAS markings (by Hawkeye Models Australia) with the Red Roo Conversion set. First completion for 2018.

My 2017 in Review

I managed to finish 14 models for the year. Some were a concerted effort to reduce the number on the shelf of doom. The majority are 1/72 except for the Mirage (1/48) and USS Excelsior (1/1000). The C-17 came very close, but I got preoccupied wi[...]
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