I usually play safe and wait for a kit to be reviewed before buying, but having seen reviews of (or purchased) some of ICM's recent kits, I thought I'd take the plunge.
The kit is presented in the usual ICM top-opening box with its separate car[...]
By the early 1930s, it was apparent to any aircraft designer that the day of the biplane was over: the inherent drag of the layout could not be overcome by any increase in performance, and the layout prevented the airplane from carrying a truly [...]
These aircraft were just some of the many models entered in the 1/72 - 1/32 scale classes. My Westland Wyvern 1/48 Trumpeter was awarded the best in show for 1/48 scale and my Huey Hog Gunship 1/35 Academy MRC for Rotorcraft. Jets best in show 1[...]
Away from my normal focus on the BoB, I made this 1/48 Roden kit some time back after meeting the son of William Francis Blackadder, who joined the Auxiliary air Force in 1937 and in mid November 1939 flew with 607 (County of Durham) Squadron to[...]
This is the old Life-Like, Ideal, Lindberg Gloster Gladiator. In it's time (long ago) it was a decent kit. I modified it a little, to make a "stunt" plane out of it. The prop was from the Mk.I kit, and the seat/pilot/interior/windscreen wer[...]
This is a kit that I have wanted to build for a long time, I want to try and build as many 1/32 SAAF Aircraft as I can, so this Gladiator was one kit that I had to have, I was busy building the Vampire T Mk 55 when this kit arrived, and try as I[...]
Another little gem from Airfix, finish in French Air Force markings using Xtradecals and painted with Vallejo Model Air. Once again rigged using EZ Line
Found on Youtube today is this animated build of Airfix 1/72 Gloster Gladiator by Tom Grigat. Don't ask me how the video was done - I have no idea, but it sure is beautiful!
Once the Royal Navy lost control of their air arm with the consolidation of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service into the Royal Air Force in April, 1918, the service that had pioneered the naval use of aircraft and the ships to ope[...]
Matchbox veteran Gladiator in color of Finnland It represents the GL-270 in late camouflage.
Aeroclub engine and prop.
Another of stock 20+ years old paint xtracolor.
Gloster Gladiator II, GL-270.1 / LeLv 16, Petrozavodsk-[...]