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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.

HK Models new 1/48th B-17G

HK Models are to release a new 1/48th scale B-17G before the end of the year. The images are from the HK website.

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[...]