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Long, long time modeller

Tamiya 12th scale Brabham BT44

My latest project the Brabham BT44. I picked this up wen it was reissued a couple of years ago. It's an old kit and in need of some enhancements. I've made some parts from alloy turned up in an old watch makers lathe or using simple hand [...]

Lotus 49 MFH 1/12th scale.

I was fortunate enough to get the chance to build one of these incredible kits. It wasn't without its challenges though. The decals especially those around the nose cone were difficult to apply being thick and the wrong shape. In the end I [...]

Lancia Delta Integrale 12th scale Italeri.

I've been working on this on and off for about five months. Generally a good kit with no real fit issues. Things that did disappoint were a lack of information for adding plumbing to the fire extinguisher and hydraulic hand brake systems ( [...]

Hobbyboss 35th King Tiger.

Not been here for a while, just life getting in the way. As a break from my usual long winded builds I bought a Hobbyboss King Tiger with the intention of building it out of the box with no reference. It included working track, suspension [...]

Review: Beemax 1/20 McLaren MP4/2 1984 British GPKit Review

McLaren MP4/2 1984 British GP Aoshima Beemax 1/20 scale. Kit Beemax No.03 Price £50.20 (Grand Prix Models) To me the GP cars of this period are visually more attractive than their modern counterparts with their massively complex [...]

Atomic City studio scale Klingon D7.

Pictures of my completed Atomic City studio scale Klingon D7. After posting the construction pictures I thought I was close to completion however I wasn't expecting the issues I had with the kit decals. They were well printed but thick, [...]

Studio Scale Klingon D7.

My latest Sci-Fi project is a studio scale Klingon D7 from Atomic City. I was quite optimistic that this was going to be a quickish build; smooth surfaces, simple paint job and a low parts count. Well poorly cast parts and doubtful detail [...]

8th scale McLaren restoration.

Some months ago I was asked if I could repair a poorly built 8th scale McLaren MP4-23. After a long chat with the owner it was decided that I would try and restore the model. The first pictures show what I was facing. Not only had the [...]

350th K’tinga battle cruiser.

I thought I would share my latest project. Its an all resin 350th Klingon K'tinga. The kit was a nightmare to assemble with poorly cast parts, no instructions, base or decals. It took many hours of correction and the addition of extra [...]

iModeler July Awards.

I was fortunate enough to have my work selected for the July award. From the excellent selection of kits available as a prize there was only really one contender for me, and that was Eduard's "Rockin Rhino". I'm looking forward [...]