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Eduard 1/144 Ju-87D Stuka Part 2: The build!

After a little teaser from the last video showing you how I vacformed the canopy for the little Stuka, here's the rest of the build.

Eduard 1/144 Ju-87D Stuka Part 1: Vacforming the canopy!

Not a build video in the typical sense - that will be part 2 - but I just thought I'd show you all how I made my own canopy for this kit. Having built the cockpit from sctarch, the original one-piece canopy, being rather thick, would have obscur[...]

A look at Airfix’s new-tooling of the 1/72 Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero

Took delivery of this little beauty a few days ago. I was eager to see just what improvements Airfix had made over their dreadful original after my experience with it earlier this year and I have to say the improvements are many. Other than the [...]

Part 2: The ZERO Resurrected!

So what started out as a fun build challenge in a tent one night in the summer, ended up being a full-on test of my ability and patience! It's not perfect by a huuuuge country mile, but it was a great learning experience! It was the first tim[...]

Academy 1/48 Lavochkin La-7

Quite a simple kit. I polished the surface with a 12000-grade cloth to give a natural sheen as opposed to a 'sprayed on' one. The decals were a bit thick, but succumbed eventually.

The East Fortune Air Show, Sat 23 July, 2011

The ZERO Resurrection – Part 1

When we got home from that camping trip, the little Zero sat on my bench, just staring at me, longingly, hopefully, expectantly. If it had eyes, they would have been the puppy dog variety. So, I took it upon myself to give this amalgam of mis[...]

Camping Challenge! One Night Build! In A Tent! MakingModelsAlfresco!

Tune in next time when I'll build a 1/32 B-17 BEFORE we get to the checkouts at Tesco!* No models were harmed in the making of this video. Only my enthusiasm. (temporarily, of course) *;)

Hasegawa 1/48 SBD-3 Dauntless

Probably one of my quickest builds in that I didn't start on something else during the build or spend any time away from it for whatever reason - a first for me! The canopy didn't 'nest' like it should, so I had to omit the gunner's section and[...]