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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!

1/72nd scale Boeing 747

I really enjoy building models of commercial aircraft, and couldn't resist when I stumbled upon this Aircraft in Miniature (ex Transport Wings) vacform of the iconic Boeing 747... in yes... you read correctly... 1/72nd scale. The kit I chose wa[...]

Testors’ 1/72 B-2A ‘Spirit of Missouri’

This aircraft has intrigued me since the moment I saw it at one of the Mildenhall air shows when I was a lad... I'd always wanted to build one and when I came across the Testors' kit I snapped it up. Being very basic, I did a lot of extra work [...]

Revell 1/144th Boeing 747-400 ‘Virgin Atlantic’

This model was completed a couple of months back and was built out of the box, more or less. The only thing I did work on was the nose profile, which was improved with Milliput by building the area above the cockpit windows up slightly. Decals[...]

Avro Shackleton AEW2 – Sanger 1/48th vacform

The Avro Shackleton is one of my favourite post-war RAF aircraft, and the AEW2 version with its big radome makes for a very interesting looking aircraft. This 'Growler' has been completely overlooked by the 'mainstream' injection manufacturers,[...]

Boeing B-29 Superfortress – 1/32nd scale vacform

This was a huge undertaking, in both the challenge it provided and the sheer size of this kit. An ID Models vacform, this model provided the absolute basics such as the fuselage shell, wings and stabilisers. No interior was provided, so the who[...]

Handley-Page Halifax GRII – 1/32nd scale vacform

This was a year long project and started life as a very basic vacform (the old ID Models' kit now marketed as Tigger Models) and involved a great deal of scratch building. Kits such as these come as a blank canvas - the shell of the main struct[...]