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Wirraway means “challenger”: CA-9 from Special Hobby

In the language of the Wurundjeri, a tribe of the aboriginal people of Australia, the word Wirraway means "to challenge" or "the challenger". In the search for a suitable name to describe the first independent Australian aircraft construction, t[...]

1/72 Hasegawa F-4E Phantom 63-0307, 1 Squadron RAAF circa 1971

Hi all. I’m on a bit of a roll with Phantoms at the moment so here’s my second one for 2020 and fourth completion for the year so far. This is the 1/72 Hasegawa F-4EJ Phantom built as 69-0307 while it served with 1 and 6 squadrons during its t[...]

What if… RAAF JAS-39 Gripen

This is the first in a series of ‘what if’ aircraft that I’m building. In 1999 the Australian Department of Defence announced Project AIR 6000 "New Air Combat Capability (NACC)", which was intended to find a replacement for the air combat capab[...]

3SQN RAAF F/A-18A Hornet “Cobra”

This model represents F/A-18A A21-8, the first Hornet to be delivered to a RAAF combat squadron. In August 1985, 2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU) commenced training Hornet pilots using the first four F/A-18B two-seater Hornets to be deliver[...]

Spitfire FR.Mk.XIVe, 451 Squadron, RAAF.

Obviously a popular subject, judging by earlier postings. I had earmarked the two Xtradecals offerings some time before the kit's release, hoping that a pleasant surprise was not too far away. Maybe it is not too much to hope that Airfix might b[...]

Boeing FA 18A Hornet, A21-26, 2 OCU RAAF Williamtown NSW 2005.

1/72 Fujimi, I started this in 2015, finished in MM enamels with Future over Leading Edge decals which are not intended for Fujimi kit !! it has Quickboost seat with scratch built ASRAAM's and antennae, completed for the nose art group build, th[...]

Boeing FA 18F Hornet, A44-210, 1 Sqn RAAF Amberly Qld 2016.

1/72 Hasegawa, started early 2015, finished for the nose art group build, more details there, marked to celebrate 100 years of 1 Sqn.

Lockheed AP-3C Orion, 10 Squadron RAAF 2018

This is another Hasegawa P-C kit converted to AP-3C configuration. It is portrayed immediately before to retirement in late 2018. I used various parts of an AP-3C conversion set and added other scratch built parts to get this result. The majori[...]

Spitfire MK Vb F/Sgt. K. Basset, RAAF 1941 (Tamiya 1941)

Spitfire MK Vb F/Sgt. K. Basset, RAAF 1941 (Tamiya 1941) The motivation to built this model came from an informal Group Build organised in my modelling club SAPMA. The idea was to build a Spitfire used by an Aussie during WWII. I've choose to b[...]

1/48 F-18F RAAF operation Okra

Hello all I would like to share some pics (which I hope do justice to the real thing ) of RAAF super hornet A44-210 in 1/48 scale as it was during Operation Okra. Some of the additions to this model are eduard photo etch cockpit, modified Aries[...]