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@ross4 Ross Paton

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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!

Homage to the lovely little Yak 3 and Polikarpov i-16. Realistic Ikea chopping board.

Needed to do this but space for 1/32 builds is limited. Very nice little Eduard kits. Fiddly in bits but fun. Amazing that USSR could produce such modern cockpit canopies (on the Yaks) when you compare birdcage Hurricanes and even Mustangs. Not[...]

Revell 1/32 Mosquito or The Scottish Tamiya. Not good!

So. Scottish in three ways. Banff Strike Wing. I'm Scottish. Therefore too tight to pony up for the Tamiya Mossie. I did try but the canopy was very difficult and sadly lets it down badly. It came from Australia (Tasman) and was for Revell but [...]

Something Different. Hasegawa. Camel.1/16

Present from Dearly Beloved! Thoroughly enjoyed this. Didn't go as far as this guy with individual turnbuckles I'm afraid! Lost my eysight threading the rigging. The tail area was most troublesome. It's not that strong so if you overtension [...]

Revell Mosquito Conversion

I come not in search of praise but help! So far this conversion has gone not too badly. Various Eduard parts and aftermarket undercarriage. Grey Matter nose, without which job would be impossible. Pleased with side door and cockpit. Not showing [...]

A Lament for Unavailable Revell Kits

Very sad that so many Revell kits are no longer available in larger scales. Found this lovely 1/48 Catalina on ebay. It's an excellent kit and I don't think I used any after market parts. Similarly this 1/32 NON TECHNIK Ju 88. Very hard to find[...]

Revell 1/32 Mosquito

Interested to see what could be done with this kit without spending a fortune. Actually very impressed! PRU model with the fuselage camera in the wrong place (sorry)! Eduard wheels (for Tamiya) were the only extras. When you open the box you can[...]

Things I hate about modelling

1. Decals-especially stencils. Long black walk/don't walk lines which break into a million pieces. Roundels which fall apart if you look at them funny. 2. The floor where I spend 1/3 of my precious hobby time crawling about cursing because I've [...]

Magnets!

This little trick I've tried before but it suits this HK Mdels 1/48 B17 perfectly. Basically, we all get fed up with not being able to see the interior detail when we're finished. Couple of magnets stuck as shown and the top comes off and on ver[...]