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@shipwreck71 Julian Shawyer

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Hello, I’ve been making models since the mid 1960s. It was mainly Airfix 1/72nd aircraft then. I have fond memories of the Airfix Spitfire, Hudson & B-17 to name but a few. I started work in 1971 and modelling took a back seat for a while. When I got married in the mid 1970s, I drifted back into making models. While still making Airfix kits, I also built some of the then new Matchbox kits. I thought Matchbox made some very unusual subjects, which I enjoyed building. When the kids came along, modelling was put aside one more time. But not for long, I soon started making models once again. This time I progressed to an airbrush and compressor. I mainly make 1/48th scale aircraft with an occasional armoured vehicle. Regards, Julian.

Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf109 G-6

This is the Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf109 G-6 in 1/72nd scale. Apart from the EZ-line antenna wire, the model was built straight out of the box. Construction begins with the cockpit, totalling 11 parts. This starts with cockpit floor/bulkhead to wh[...]

C-47 Search and Rescue

This is the Hasegawa 1/200th scale C-47 Skytrain Search and Rescue kit released in 2000. I believe the original model was released in 1994 as a DC-3 with All Nippon Airways markings. This kit made back in 2000. It's painted with the now long go[...]

More poor quality from Airfix!

I purchased an Airfix C-47 yesterday. When inspecting the parts, I noticed this. I contacted Airfix. I received the standard email saying part unavailable. I would think very carefully before buying the new Hellcat from Airfix. Their after sal[...]

HK Lancaster at Salisbury Model show

I attended the Salisbury Model Show yesterday. On the Salisbury Club Stand was the 1/32nd scale HK Lancaster. This impressive model was built by Tony Horton, and is in the markings of PA 474 from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Unfortunat[...]

Update on Wingnut Wings Lancasters on Wingnut’s website.

More photos on Modelling News of the Moson Model Show.

There are a few more photos I noticed of this excellent show should you wish to see them. Click on the link below.

Tamiya AMX-13 French Light Tank.

I made this as an online build on Britmodeller back in 2016 when Tamiya first released their AMX-13. If was my first attempt at giving tracks the appearance of sagging using wire to hold the tracks in position. In the photos I've posted, you ca[...]

A-1H Skyraider US Navy

This is the 1/48th Tamiya Douglas A-1H Skyraider. US Navy. VA25 squadron. The only additions to the kit, apart from the decals, were etched seat belts. I used Aeromaster Acrylic Matt Light Gull Grey, and Tamiya Matt White to paint the model. T[...]

Special Ops Sharks Teeth A-1J Skyraider.

This is the Tamiya 1/48th scale Douglas A-1J Skyraider. I added a etched seat harness and a QuickBoost resin Canopy Actuator Cover. The model was painted with Hannants Xtracrylix colours and weathered with artist gouache. The decals are Iliad D[...]

RAF Sabre Mk 4

This is the Hasegawa 1/48 scale Sabre Mk4. I built this when it was first released in 2004. Built straight out of the box, including decals with just the seat belts added. Aeromaster acrylic paint was used for the camouflage colours. Markings a[...]