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@vacform Thomas Probert

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I build all types of aircraft, but with a special interest in WWII and civil aviation.

I really enjoy building vacform models – I love a challenge and want promote a dying art!

Trumpeter 1/24th scale Spitfire MkV

Trumpeter's 1/24th scale Spitfire MkV was an interesting build. Out of the box, there's lots wrong but thankfully Grey Matter provide replacement stabilisers (the kit's are moulded fabric-covered), new exhausts and a new seat (but you have the m[...]

1/32 Italeri F-35A Lightning II – RAAF

Here's the latest model off the bench - Italeri's 1/32nd F-35A Lightning II. This was built out of the box, with the exception of Eduard's seat belt and cockpit set. The kit itself goes together really well, with the only filler being needed o[...]

Messerschmitt Bf-109 G10 – Trumpeter 1/24th scale

Evening all, Here's the latest model off my bench - Trumpeter's 1/24th scale Bf-109 G10. Built more or less out of the box, but with the addition of some Eduard seatbelts and some Barracuda wheels. I also opened up the armour plate behind the p[...]

Boeing 777-31H/ER “Emirates”

Greetings all, My latest completion is Zvezda's 1/144th scale Boeing 777-300ER finished in Emirates colours courtesy of 26-Decals. This kit is an absolute joy to build, with no filler required. Levels of detail are great and a huge step up ov[...]

1/48th Boeing Fortress MkI (B-17C) Koster / Revell conversion

I've been working on this on and off for the last few months and have finished it off this week. I've used the classic Revell 1/48th B-17F kit and coupled it with Koster's vacformed beautiful early Fortress conversion set. This comprises a new[...]

STUKA! Airfix’s classic 1/24th scale kit

I've just added the final touches to Airfix's classic 1/24th scale Stuka B-2. I've finished it as a machine from 3/St.G2 based in Northern France, August 1940. A great kit to build, and despite its age it's crammed full of detail, has some love[...]

1/48th Boeing B-52H Stratofortress – update

Evening all, It's been a while since I posted and update on this project. Since last time I've scratch-built the main flap structure. More often than not B-52s are parked flaps-down so I thought I'd do the same with mine. These were made from E[...]

Monogram B-36 Peacemaker

Evening all, I'd been suffering from a serious case of modeller's block and had ground to a halt on all my projects and just couldn't get restarted. I'd actually built this kit on and off a while back, and all it needed was painting and decalli[...]

1/48th Boeing B-52H Stratofortress – update

It's been a while since I updated you on my progress with Sanger's massive 1/48th scale vacuform B-52H project. Since last time I've worked on the fuselage, scratch-building the main undercarriage bays, as well as adding numerous bulkheads and[...]

Harrier GR3 – Airfix 1/24th scale classic

Afternoon folks, Here's Airfix's classic Harrier GR3 from the venerable 1/24th scale kit, warts and all. Built as it comes, but with some home-made additions to the cockpit and seat. The kit decals and Xtracolour paints were used throughout. Fo[...]