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Dad was on Spitfires. Back modelling having got hooked after building 32 scale models of the planes he flew. Don't know where to put them all!

Can you see the join! Tackle in or tackle out?

I always wrestle with the dilemma engine exposed or not? I know some people on here firmly believe in showing the fine lines and buttoning up. I, however see the engines as 50% of the story with WWII aircraft. So here is my latest build of [...]

Jack Satchell

Friend of mine's Grandfather was S/Ldr. W A J Satchell ((link)). He gave me access to the log books for which I am extremely grateful and he has given me permission to share them here. I have built two Hurricanes for him. One - WX-L- [...]

Revell BF110G-4 Aims Conversion

I am fascinated by these aircraft. Deadly to Lancaster crews right up to the end, even as the day skies belonged to the Allies. This is Martin "Tino" Becker's aircraft. If you don't like resin/ PE/ CA glue or vaccform look away [...]

Roden Be2c attempt!

Second go at a Be2c for a friend who's Great Grandfather flew them. Very tricky mounting top wing and an absolutely massive rigging job.Not perfect by any means. I wouldn't want to tackle Airfix's 1/72 version of this! It's a lovely [...]

A Game of Two Harts

Last build of the year. SECOND attempt at AMG's Hart for which the instructions can lead you well astray! This is quite an expensive kit to have to have two attempts not being an Eduard Dual Combo. First attempt I tried to be smart and do [...]

H K Models Lanc engines

Busy on HK Models 1/48 lanc having relegated my Tamiya to the ceiling! Took the Aries engines out of the Tamiya and having built a couple of HK engines the Aries one seems noticably larger. Anyone got any clues which one is likely to be [...]

110-g's Schnaufer. One Revell One Eduard

Having made a complete mess of my first 1/48 Eduard 110G-4 I tracked down a Revell version on E Bay. This was a much easier build BUT as everyone knows the nacelles and spinners are wrong. You can see I've shaped them myself and put on the [...]

Finished Typhoon 1/24

Got it done. Really nice kit. Decals haven't quite settled yet in these pics. Decals were actually very stubborn. Aftermarket rockets were the only extra. Not much in the way of stencils. Can't say I was sorry but no "don't [...]

RAF Museum, Cosford near Birmingham

Had time on the way to a meeting near Bristol to call in at Cosford. Many of you will have been. There are some very rare birds in there. A Bf 410 Hornisse. A Boulton Paul Defiant among others. Also the famous 109G "Black 6" On [...]

Typhoon! Petty and ill informed critique.

Right. I have issues with the Typhoon. First it's dismal beginnings. The Car Door complete with wind down window just like a Morris Minor. Terrible visibility until the Bubble Top came out (even though Yaks and FW 190's had superb [...]