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@tony-prince Tony Prince

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I have been modelling since 'Before Plastic' when balsa was the popular material. Thank heavens for modern technology!
My interest is aircraft; preferably 1/48 & 1/32 scale & mostly WWII ,1950's & '60's. I like a challenge & while a perfect kit is always welcome, some are just plain scary with all the intricately engineered parts' provided. It's a relief to get hold of something that requires some ingenuity but is cheap enough so that a mistake is unlikely to cause a financial disaster.

RAAF Spitfire Mk.Vc, 54 Squadron, Darwin, Australia.

Special Hobby's 1/48 kit was the only one of this mark available until very recently, when Eduard announced their forthcoming kit. I had already ordered the SH one & since all my previous efforts at a Vc had been kitbashed by various [...]

Bf109F from Eduard in quarter scale.

Very much delayed, this kit; since I was distracted a few weeks ago, by a Spitfire conversion that I just couldn't put aside! Finished now, a little late for the group build held by my local IPMS (NSW) club, but it's the enjoyment that [...]

R.A.A.F Spitfire Vc. 79 Sqn. Momote, New Guinea, 1944.

I'd actually started a Bf109F for our club group build (which of course didn't happen) when I became distracted by the prospect of building another 1/48 Spitfire using two kits to get the universal wing necessary for the Vc. I had a spare [...]

Super Etendard Modernise by Kinetic in 1/48.

One of my all-time jet favourites, it somehow just looks so right to me that I couldn't put off building one any longer. Kinetic looked good although the instructions were a bit short on detail. The 'net more than made up for it though, [...]

P-51D-5 Mustang by Eduard in 1/48.

My first model for 2021. Very happy with the result although it took me much longer to complete than usual. I have a good many Mustangs in this scale & was looking forward to a trouble free build on this one, which is my first [...]

Mustang III by Tamiya in 1/48

Built quite a few years ago. I've always had a liking for Mustangs with a Malcolm hood; this build always bothered me somewhat as the kit only offered a closed canopy. Fast forward to 2020 and a period of 'what shall I do next', it [...]

P-38G Lightning: Tamiya's latest!

A long awaited kit & very much overdue as well. This one has taken me a long time to finish as I was hoping to find some aftermarket decals to make it a bit different from the OOB selection. Hannants have some expected but not yet, so [...]

Capt. Freddie Ohr's P-51D Mustang.

This one's been a long time coming. The AeroMaster decals must be 20 years old at least & they've been on my 'must do' list for as long. The kit is the Airfix 1/48th. first variant, which I have done once before & I enjoyed it just [...]

P-38J Lightning by Academy in 1/48th.

Being a very positive person I just knew that somebody would bring out a new Lightning kit if I waited long enough & so they have, with the new Tamiya P-38 f/G kit (which I have on order), but I also had an Academy kit in my stash [...]

Spitfire FR.Mk.XIVe, 451 Squadron, RAAF.

Obviously a popular subject, judging by earlier postings. I had earmarked the two Xtradecals offerings some time before the kit's release, hoping that a pleasant surprise was not too far away. Maybe it is not too much to hope that Airfix [...]