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@throwaway Matt Buxton

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Revell 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter TF.X

For Revell there's a fair amount of detail here but the fit is a bit iffy to say the least. I saw on here that somebody else had had issues with the fit of the engines and main undercarriage. They were not wrong. Still, with a bit of [...]

My 2020 build log

I started this year with Revell's 1/48 Typhoon finished in the RAF Battle of Britain 75th anniversary display scheme. I then moved on to two old 1/32 Revell kits that I picked up for £10 each. The Corsair has very little internal detail [...]

Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk.1 Tropical

I managed to finish this just before the end of 2020 so 2021 can start with a new project. A nice kit that builds well, al is OOB except for the belts which are made from tape and wire (and I think might be a little too big). I put a lot [...]

Airfix 1/48 Tiger Moth

This is my build of the Shuttleworth Tiger Moth from Airfix's 1/48 kit. It's a nice kit and well engineered, there's even an included jig for adapting the tail for the two different versions featured in the kit as one has the anti-spin [...]

Revell 1/32 F4U-1A Corsair

This is Revell's 1/32 Corsair from around the time I was born, so it's old. I picked it up for £10 during last year's Black Friday sales, due to the minimal investment I felt it was a ripe candidate for experimentation and it's the first [...]

Revell 1/48 Typhoon commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

This is Revell's Tiger Meet kit and Caracal's decals for the special version of the Typhoon. The kit is a bit of a pig to put together, the intakes are a particular annoyance. But, plenty of test fitting and planning ahead meant it went [...]

Tamiya 1/48 P-38

This is my attempt at what is probably 2019's most popular model, Tamiya's 1/48 P-38. It was a fun kit to put together, no fitting issues at all and the included weights and masks make it even easier to assemble and finish. Hope you like [...]

Tamiya 1/48 F-16 Aggressor Arctic Splinter

This is my Tamiya 1/48 Viper in the Arctic Splinter scheme. I used pre-cut masks from http://www.dnmodels.com for the paint job and custom decals from http://www.twobobs.net. The decals come with walkway lines in black, white and grey to [...]

Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Boat

This kit is as old as me! I remember making it as a child and wanted to make it again, with more care this time. This kit also features a few firsts for me since I started modelling 'properly' as an adult: first ship, I usually do [...]

Kinetic 1/48 F-16XL

I've always liked the look of the F-16XL and so have always wanted to build one. This was an OK kit to build, there were some issues with the ordinance and I now have a huge amount of spare parts for a 1/48 F-16 as there are parts for [...]