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WingNut Wings lover!


Here are some pictures of my latest WNW build. I have included some "work in progress" shots in case anyone finds it interesting to see how I went about it. The speckle finish, whilst simple looking, is one of the most [...]


This is one of my many Tamiya 1/32 Spitfires. It's the aircraft flown by W.O. Murray Lind of 485(NZ) squadron in 1945. I was fortunate enough to acquire a brief copy of his history as written by his son Alan. I also referred to the RNZAF [...]

WingNut Wings Junkers D.1...

This is my interpretation of the Junkers D.1. 5188/18 as entered in the Idflieg fighter trials of October 1918. I built this one straight from the box except for the minimal rigging. The Spandaus and seat belts are the supplied kit items [...]


This is my take on the Alfa 2300 Monza. It's a fairly poor kit and reqired quite a bit of work. I've used somewhat massive amount of add ons, all scratch built to fit. The engine bay is re-wired with various copper and vinyl pieces and a [...]

TAMIYA 1/32 F4U1a.

This is my Tamiya RNZAF Corsair. It's a beautiful kit and really needs no aftermarket to make a fantastic model. Nonetheless I added some HGW seatbelts as well as Barracuda cockpit stencils and various bits of wiring to the cockpit. I also [...]

Tamiya 1/12 xv1600.

Here's the next chapter in my current motorcycle fixation. It's Tamiya's XV1600 Custom which I have modified slightly to look more like a "semi-customised" version... I removed all the kit's fake chrome and re-did all the metal [...]

Tamiya 1/12 Yamaha Virago XV1000.

This is my take on Tamiya's Yamaha XV1000... Built from the box except that I removed the fake chrome plating and used Alclad for all the metal bits. I decided to paint it in a custom "retro" style scheme with Tamiya's Pearl [...]

Tamiya 1/12 YAMAHA YZF-R1M.

This is my Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M. Built almost straight from the box using Mr Color and Tamiya lacquer paints. The metallic effects are Alclad but with a couple of coats of Mr Color clear so it looks like automotive lacquer. I lost the [...]


I decided to try my hand at something different so I got myself a 1/35 tank. I couldn't believe it when I opened the box, 1000 parts! I've added metal tracks and some wires and aerials, otherwise it's out of the box. Hope you like it.

Hannover cl. II

These are a few pics of my WingNut Wings Hannover Cl.II 13274/17 'white 4' of Schlasta 25 in 1918. The fuselage and centre section lozenges were painted on the original so, in keeping with the theme, I painted them myself with hand cut [...]