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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!

1/32nd scale Short Sunderland Mk IIID Models vacform complete!

Evening all, I took advantage of my time away from the classroom last week and finally finished this two-and-a-bit year project: Tigger Models' (the old ID Models' vac kit) of the Short Sunderland in 1/32nd scale. This has been a really [...]

Hobby Boss 1/32nd scale B-24D Liberator

I've put the finishing touches to this 1/32nd scale B-24 over the Bank Holiday weekend and took advantage of some spring sunshine to take some pictures of the completed model outside in natural light. I've been working on this on and off [...]

1/32nd scale Short Sunderland Mk IIID Models vacform WIP update March 2022

Greetings all, Time for another update on my long-term 1/32nd scale Short Sunderland project. Since I last updated you there's been plenty of progress. All painting has now been completed, using my trusted Xtracolor enamels. Uppers were [...]

1/32nd scale Short Sunderland Mk IIID Models vacform WIP update Jan. 2022

Good evening fellow Imodelers! Time for an overdue update on my long-term 1/32nd scale Short Sunderland vacform project. Since I last updated you all there's been lots of progress to report, mainly focusing on the smaller, more [...]

F-4J(UK) – Tamiya (1/32)

Greetings all, This has been a long-time 'as and when' project that I completed this weekend - Tamiya's 1/32nd F-4J finished as an F-4J(UK) of the famous 74 'Tiger Squadron' in the mid-1980's. It was built more or less out of the box, but [...]

1/32nd scale Short Sunderland Mk II – ID Models vacform WIP

Morning all, I thought some of you may be interested in one of my longer term vacform projects that's been making good progress of late - the old ID Models 1/32nd scale Short Sunderland. This kit is a basic shell of the fuselage, wings, [...]

Mach 2 1/72nd scale DC-8-50 'Delta Airlines'

Afternoon all, Here is the Mach 2 1/72nd DC-8-50 that rolled off the production line this very afternoon. Released at the end of last year, I was really keen to get my hands on one of these kits as I love the DC-8 and this is the first [...]

Airfix 1/72nd scale B-25 Mitchell (RAF version)

Here's Airfix's relatively new-tool 1/72nd scale B-25 Mitchell. This was built out of the box as a mojo-restorer and what a cracking little kit it was! It goes together beautifully, is crammed with detail and was an absolute pleasure - [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]