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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 [...]

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 [...]

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. (link)

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Meteor Prototype DG202

This is the Tamiya 1/48th scale Meteor F.1. I made this when it was first released 18 years ago (1997). It came in for a lot of criticism at the time because it had air brakes, and the Meteor F.1 had none. It transpired that Tamiya [...]

F4U-1A, wheels down, flaps down, hook down.

This is the 1/48th scale Tamiya Vought F4U-1A Corsair. The markings are from Superscale Decals sheet number 48-501. 'Big Hog' VF17, USS Bunker Hill. Aeromaster paint was used for the main colours. After looking at photos of [...]

Model Airfield Layout

I made this for my son back in 1986 as a Christmas present. It consisted of an airfield base, control tower and a hardened aircraft shelter all made of plywood and of simple construction (child proof). The models (not child proof) [...]