This was my fist attempt at a major conversion to get a nice looking F4U-4 in 1/48. It was not an easy conversion as some of the CMK resin shrank but eventually, with a little work and some Ultracast flaps, it all came together. Not goi[...]
My first completed model in 30 years, it's not 100% accurate and I've yet to add the aerial but I'm happy with how it turned out.
Airfix 1:48 club Me109 kit with Eduard PE and after market decals, airbrushed with Humbrol enamels.
This is my first WWI model in 1:32 scale. The kit is superb, however I added some scratch built on the engine. Rigging was made of monofilament thread and scratch made turnbuckles.
Painted with Gunze acrylics and weathered with oils. The wood gr[...]
I took up the challenge of a few commission builds, for a chap who builds R/C. His mission brief was for reference kits in 1:48th of RNZAF a/c used in the PTO. Normally his preference was for moderate weathering. However, due to the Pacific cond[...]
When I was an 18 year old sailor, I stood on the ruined bridge of USS San Francisco there in the park in the city whose name she bore, thinking to myself what might I have done had I been there that terrible night off Guadalcanal. USS San Franc[...]
So, what do you do when you haven't built a ship model since you were in Junior High School (back in the early Triassic)??? Why, go out and get one of the most complicated kits ever, get all the photoetch possible, and dive right in! This sort[...]
Another great WNW kit, with Pheon Decals. Rowan invented the "fitted lozenge" decal WNW started using with their Pfalz D,XII. It makes doing a lozenge scheme totally easy.
One of the great Wingnut Wings kits, the first one to sell out (so where are all the other built-ups???)
As with all the other WNW kits, commit the revolutionary act of actually reading the very good instructions and following them, and you can[...]
Built a few months ago (reviewed in detail at Modeling Madness), using the A2Zee conversion set for the Special Hobby kit (which had been sitting around since 2007 till I got this set which increased the interest level). The big deal was to dri[...]
I have considered this to be the most fun I have ever had building a model. No fiddley photo-etch, except the three or pieces that came with the kit, just open the box and go to town. The only real extra work I did on this kit was to totally r[...]