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Beaufort! The New Mk. I from Airfix

My version of the great new Airfix kit. Of the two available scenes, I chose L9866, which flew from St. Eval and was lost on February 1st, 1941, probably to fire from a 109E. Both schemes have compelling stories connected to them; I chose this[...]

Dauntless!

This is the 1/48 Dauntless from Academy. I chose to interpret an SBD-2 from VMSB-241, based on Midway Atoll in 1942 and, I assume, one of the planes used in the fabled attack on the Japanese fleet in June. Since it was first produced by Accura[...]

The Phantom of Yeovilton!

This is my version of the FG. 1 Phantom, deployed with No. 767 Naval Squadron and stationed in Yeovilton, built completely unadorned from Airfix’s lovely 1/72 kit. Not usually a jet-builder, I had to make one of these. Apart from the Phantom’s[...]

A Suitcase that Flies! Handley Page Hampden in 1/72

This is my version of Valom’s 1/72 Handley Page Hampden, depicting AT 246 of 489 Squadron. An early version of the twin-engine fighter bomber, it was deployed in key missions before being quickly superseded by craft that were less vulnerable to[...]

Ventura!

This is my version of the great Revell Lockheed PV-1 Ventura, the plane that replaced the Hudson. Apparently much reviled by the RAF (unmmaneuverable and under-armed) , it was put to wide use by the USAAF (amongst others). This is BuNo 48891, [...]

Tomahawk! Curtiss Mk. ii in 1/48

This is AK431, a workhorse from the North Africa campaign, based in Fayid, Egypt in 1943. I was attracted to the P-40’s battered, leaky look - a survivor in a tough environment. Apart from an unfortunate Me-109 I mauled as a 10-year-old, this is[...]

Vengeance! Barber’s P-38G Lightning

This is my interpretation of the P-38G flown by Col. Rex T. Barber during Operation Vengeance, the epic mission to intercept Admiral Yamamoto aboard his punctual Betty. That story has been well told elsewhere, and the history of the plane has be[...]

Free French! Spifire Mk. IX

This is MJ966, flown by Denys Boudard of No. 340 Free French Squadron (code GW), 1944. The squadron was moved from England – where it provided covering fire for the Normandy landings – to France, Belgium and back again. Apart from all its wear a[...]

Bristol Beaufighter TF. X

Here’s my version of the 1/72 Airfix Bristol Beaufighter TF. X. As most builders seem to, I chose to depict NE829, flown by No.144 Squadron from RAF Banff in Aberdeenshire. Built straight from the box, this is a great little kit, with a fit go[...]

Lockheed Hudson, Mk. I

This is my version of the Revell 1/72 Lockheed Hudson, which started life as a limited run by MPM, then was picked up by Italieri, before finding its final resting place in Revell’s back catalogue. I was lucky enough to find one in my local mode[...]
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