I have always been a bit of a gadget man and so when 3D printers first appeared on the scene some years ago it was like a moth to a flame. However, at that time I was unable to find a suitable CAD package that was capable of 3D modelling, simpl[...]
I cannot resist free paper models. Here are a few dioramas from my micro museum, featuring free, online offerings. The Japanese model is the carrier Akagi's island with deck. The cost of a 1/144 Aichi type 99 "Val" and B5N "Kate" exceed the cost[...]
Finished this morning:
The 'gold' one is Revells' 1999 (slab-side) Chevy Monte Carlo built almost straight from the box, I lowered the ride-height about 1.5mm as I do with all my NASCAR builds. The decals are from Powerslide, printed by Cartogra[...]
Here is a very old AIRFIX kit I found in the attic. Not sure when it was made? It is rather battered.Sale 1:24.
My partner's father in law was Wing Commander Ken Wallis who built and flew this auto gyro in the James Bond film.He also flew Wel[...]
Lengthy coverage of my build by Airfix:
110 page review: available upon request.
Hello folks, back with another vehicle project:
This time the excellent Revell '65 Stepside. No chrome, low-profiles or carbon ceramic discs on this one, just good old sheet steel and skinny cross-plies and brakes the size of milk-bottle tops...[...]
I made this some years back, having seen some interesting articles about adding realistic detail to the old Airfix moulding of the 109 E. The result's since been sold to someone who made me an offer I couldn't refuse at an Aerojumble a few years[...]
Made for an old pal, I decided that by July/Aug 1940, the Stukas that remained in service would have looked used and abused. They'd followed the advancing Wehrmacht through N Europe from field to field, then operated intensively over the Channel[...]
Here are my 1/24th scale models so far.
The Desert scheme 109 is my little replica of 'Black 6' which flew for a number of years on the airshow circuits in the UK after an extensive re-build by Russ Snaden and his team.
When I first saw [...]
Something a little different for me, a car. Haven't build one since I was 14, and I remember it being a gray gull wing Mercedes. Was prodded into doing this kit from a coworker who builds lots of cars and trucks. The kit was boxed as Skips Drive[...]