The USS Seal (SS-183) during her trials, off Provincetown, United States, 5th March, 1938.
Seal left for her fifth (of a final count of twelve war patrols) tour on 24 Oct heading for the Palau Islands. On 16 Nov, she intercepted a convoy of f[...]
Dear iModelers! I was thinking about continuing one of my last articles about the Jet Age Museum. During a wonderful road trip through the southwestern part of Britain in 2017, I got the chance to visit the Jet Age Museum in Gloucestershire wher[...]
Here’s my version of the Airfix Gloster Meteor F. 8. Much has been written about this kit so I won’t bore you with more of the same. This makes kit number four for the year.
Here are a few photos of my final builds for the year (not strictly true but I cant show you the very last one yet!) which are the Airfix 1:48 Sea Fury and the Airfix 1:48 Gloster Meteor FR.9.
The Sea Fury has the Barracuda wheels and cockpit p[...]
Here's my contribution to the "100 Years of the Royal Air Force" Group build. The Airfix kit left me with somewhat mixed feelings - on one hand it is nicely detailed and goes together well for the most part, on the other hand it suffers from a [...]
This is the Tamiya 1/48th scale Meteor F.1. I made this when it was first released 18 years ago (1997). It came in for a lot of criticism at the time because it had air brakes, and the Meteor F.1 had none. It transpired that Tamiya had based t[...]
Originally a passenger ship for operating on the Black Sea, the hospital ship 'Armenia' was sunk on 7th November 1941 by a German torpedo armed Heinkel He 111 while evacuating civilians, hospital staff, and wounded soldiers from the Crimea. Even[...]
I’ve had a great time building the last few years’ worth of 1/48th Airfix new tools, so I figured why not give their 2016 issue Gloster Meteor F.8 a go. I assumed this kit would live up to the ease of Airfix’s recent Spitfires, P-51D, Defiant, [...]
This is the second issue of the recent Airfix kit. It includes markings for two RAAF 77 Sq. Korean War veterans and a Dutch aerobatic team example. This issue also differs from the initial RAF release in that it includes eight 60lb. rockets. [...]
This is the 1/48th scale Tamiya Gloster Meteor F1 & Fieseler Fi103 V-1 flying bomb mounted on a simple Perspex stand. Both models were built straight from the box. The only alteration is the pilot. His head was removed and turned to look to [...]