While I've a pretty extensive Luftwaffe library, I got ZIP on the pacific, so this is a truly OOB build- kit decals (Grrr... thick Hinomarus :( ), no A/M, not even an Eduard mask!
JAAF Green is Tamiya which performed brilliantly, most other pai[...]
The P-51H was the last and a completely different version of the Mustang, redesigned in an effort to reduce weight and increase speed. Tom Cleaver built this Modelsvit kit back in January and has the P-51H’s history down plus some good construct[...]
My latest completion is Zvezda's 1/144th scale Boeing 777-300ER finished in Emirates colours courtesy of 26-Decals.
This kit is an absolute joy to build, with no filler required. Levels of detail are great and a huge step up ov[...]
The Hughes H-1 was the last privately-designed aircraft built specifically to set records. It set both the world air speed record for land planes, and a transcontinental speed record. Many have speculated that the design was influential[...]
Very old and tiny kit of the minesweeper "Mercure" from the french brand Heller. I chose the ship to experiment a diorama using Andrea water and Pébéo Studio Acrylic gloss gel. I added El Arsenal photo-etched railings and Oerlikon canon, and Edu[...]
Talk about timing. This one got finished this morning, the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean Conflict. Louis sent the invite to join the group this morning as well, so I guess I'll kick off the forgotten war group build with one of i[...]
Scratch built model of the Airlock from the movie Alien (79). Built from polystyrene sheet, Evergreen, & 3D printed styrene. I mostly worked from a production sketch by concept artist Ron Cobb, and a few frame grabs from the film.
This is a scratch build inspired by the paintings of concept artist Ian McQue. It’s built from styrene sheet and detailed with kit parts and Evergreen. Finished with Acrylic paint, hairspray chipping and oil paint weathering.