Article Directory: Aviation

Building, painting and finishing aircraft models of all scales.

Airfix 5120 1:48 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4

My first 1:48 Airfix kit, it was an absolute joy to build, except for the canopy, which had an awful fit. Parts also fitted very tight in some areas, so they had to be sanded to get a good fit. I used the kit decals to make Adolf Galland´s Bf 1[...]

F105 1/48 hobbyboss

Great kit oob. Painted with ak interactive usaf tac sea paint set weathered with ak products and artists oils. This was a really slow build it took me around 1.5 months to compleate maybe im starting to slow down ( can you belive it David ;D )

CAC CA 27 Sabre Mk 32, A94-371, Marksmen, 2 OCU RAAF, Williamtown NSW 1966.

1/72 Tasman / Hobbycraft, started in 2005, finished for the Year of the Cat GB, with MM enamels and Future over Tasman and High Planes decals, the last pic' is of another similar build. ------------- only the last pic loaded firs time, will ad[...]

F7U-3M Cutlass, 1/48th

This is the old Kitech (Hobbycraft) F7U-3M Cutlass in 1/48th scale. I'm sure a lot of you recognise this kit as being pretty crude, devoid of much detail, and just about everything else that modellers these days desire in a model. That's true e[...]

Hobbycraft Fuerza Aérea Argentina A-4B Skyhawk C-207

The pride of my collection, my first Skyhawk and sole Cold War era aircraft. This was built from the 1433 boxing "Falklands Fighter" Painted with Revell 40/46 and 65. Inside of the flaps were painted with the fuselage colour as per a real life p[...]

Thunderstreak F-84F 1/48

The kit is the Kinetic 1/48 with correct nose (Quickboost). I prefered to built a metal finish F-84. Maybe i should have read before the relevant note of Tom Cleaver on "modellingmadness.com" : « The plastic surface is very slightly pebbly, jus[...]

Airfix 1:48 Boulton Paul Defiant

Another commission build in flight mode. Straight build apart from pilot/gunner figures, wing tip navigation lights added and Master barrels to replace the kit items. The decals were after market, and I love those early schemes. A really nice ki[...]

Hobbycraft 1:32 Mustang MkIa

A commission build complete earlier this year. Not a bad kit, but at 1:32 it is really lacking in detail in the cockpit...very basic indeed! The pilot figure was added from aftermarket. I had to reshape the carburettor intake as the kit offering[...]

Project Completed: 1/72 MENG Fiat G.91R Light Fighter Bomber

I always loved the look of the Fiat G.91. I think it is the coolest looking little hot-rod of a fighter jet. For the longest time I thought it was a modified F-86, but it is a completely different all Italian designed NATO jet. I have never b[...]

1/48 Spitfire Mk1

Battle of Britain Supermarine Spitfire Mk IA, P9368 'QV-K', of No. 19 Squadron RAF Cambridgeshire. P9368 was often flown by the Commanding Officer, S/L B J E 'Sandy' Lane, and was also the preferred aircraft of 'A' Flight commander F/L W J 'Farm[...]