The Folland Gnat was a reactionary byproduct of the sophisticated, bigger, faster, heavier and powerful mantra that dominated the aircraft industry in the beginning of the jet age. W.E.W. "Teddy" Petter, [...]
This is the Airfix kit which was released in 2014. This kit features some unique engineering that I honestly thought was over complicated for such a small plane at first glance. Once I started building it, I realized the genius of it [...]
1/72 Matchbox, I modified a few small things, finished in Tamiya and MM enamels with Future over kit decals, built early 2000's.
Airfix's 1/72 Red Arrows Gnat Stater Set completed earlier this year (2016).
Built pretty much out of box, except I discarded the paints that came with the set & opted for Vallejo acrylics, buffed and then layered with generous coats [...]
Except for a lot of add-on details in the cockpit (punched instrument faces, reworked ejection seats, sawn-open canopy, it's basically stock. Solid overall detailing, but still before Airfix really hit its stride in the past couple of [...]
Make my own stands for aircraft. I mostly use coffee sticks but I'm trying to be more inventive and upcycle other things as well. This is the latest for my 1/72 Red Arrows Gnat. First Jet I've finished and quite happy with the result. [...]