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Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

TAMIYA 1:48 DEWOITINE D.520

GC 2/3 Dauphiné, 2 Esc.(Adj. Chef Bouton) June 1940. A very nice kit with a few glitches. The instructions miss the color for the cockpit innards. It's actually a dark blue and for this I used Tamiya X-3 Royal Blue. The cockpit floor is depicted[...]

New Build: AMK 1/48 Fouga CM.170 Magister

The Fouga CM.170 Magister is a 1950s French two-seat jet trainer aircraft, developed and manufactured by aircraft company Fouga. Due to industrial mergers, the aircraft has been variously known as the Fouga CM.170 Magister, Potez (Fouga) CM.170 [...]

Italerei (MPM) 1/72 Vickers Wellington Mk.X – RAF100 GB

Designed to a specification for a heavy bomber first issued in 1932, the first Wellington prototype flew in 1934. It was the second airplane to use the revolutionary geodetic construction system first created by Barnes Wallis for the R-100 airs[...]

1/72 Airfix P-47D

My just completed Airfix 1/72 P-47D. I spruced it up with a prop, bombs and shackles, drop tank, possibly the engine (I forget), bazookas and decals from Tamiya kits. True Details wheels and cockpit, as well as scratch built wheel wells. Bri[...]

Junkers D.I

My first model from the Grat War Additives used Master Taurus The propeller was made by hand Painted Tamiya

1/48 Airfix Lightning

Calling this one done, not 100% happy with it, but that's more down to me than the kit.

An F 14, but not as you know it, Jim………

During the last few months of 2017, I’d enviously followed the posts that Marc Barris presented, describing the various scratch-built, vacform models he makes in 1/32 scale. Blessed with detailed plans of the full-size models and with much skill[...]

Kitty Hawk F-101C Voodoo

I've had this Kitty Hawk kit since it came out a couple years ago, but it kept getting put on the back burner due to other projects cutting in line. Well, I finally decided to finish the Voodoo, especially since Kitty Hawk has decided to release[...]

1/48 Airfix P-40B Tomahawk

This is 1/48 Airfix P-40B Tomahawk with TuAF markings circa 1942-44. Cockpit modified with Eduard PE set and Ultracast seat. Other modifications are: - Ultracast wheels - Aires landing gear doors - Quickboost gun barrels - Ultracast exhausts - M[...]

A Beginner’s early builds’

So, I just got into hobby modelling about February this year. In that time I have completed the planes you can see in the photos; Macchi 202 (Hasegawa), G55 (Smer), BR 20 (Italeri), Reggiane Re2002 (Tamiya), MB 326 (Italeri), Focke Wulf 190A (Ta[...]