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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!

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]