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Revell 1/48 Typhoon commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

This is Revell's Tiger Meet kit and Caracal's decals for the special version of the Typhoon. The kit is a bit of a pig to put together, the intakes are a particular annoyance. But, plenty of test fitting and planning ahead meant it went togethe[...]

Do I really need another Spitfire in my collection? Oh, yes! (or: how an old dream came true)

To the fortunately unasked question of whether "another Spitfire" is really necessary, I would answer: of course! One reason for this lies in the enormous range of what "Spitfire" can mean, as a Mk.I has very little in common with, say, a Mk. XI[...]

Airfix Vampire

From a few years ago here’s my 1/72 Airfix De Havilland Vampire T. 11. At the time I made this one I had done a couple of the “new Airfix” kits and was very much enjoying them. I picked this one up as an impulse buy and found it to be another en[...]

Swift

And another one of my older kits to archive, here’s my 1/72 Airfix Supermarine Swift FR 5 from about 5 years ago. When I was a “littler” kid in the late 60’s I made several of the old Hawk Models Swifts. Those were always fun kits to make but, [...]

Revell AG Hunter

Another one of my older projects to archive, here’s my 1/72 Revell AG Hawker Hunter Mk. 58. I think I made this one between 2008 and 2010. I do remember the outer wing leading edge extensions were molded with the upper wing half and needed a l[...]

A British Beaver

Airfix produced some of their best kits in the early-to-mid 70s, which is the period in which they tooled their 1/72 DHC Beaver. Moulded in white plastic it went together very well, although I sanded off the raised rivets and panel lines, the l[...]

It’s Not Spock

Inspired by the new-tool Airfix Vulcan, which I immediately put on pre-order the day that was possible, I pulled the GWH 1/144 Vulcan K. 2 out of the stash as my last build of 2019. On the whole it’s a nice kit for 1/144 scale. The cockpit in[...]

Not another Mustang! Or: why it is always worthwhile to build a classic again.

With well known aircraft types, the model building enthusiast may be inclined to quickly think "not again..." and then quickly turn away interest. The thought, however, that every single aircraft was connected with individual fates could at leas[...]

Airfix 1/72 Harrier GR 3

Here’s my Airfix 1/72 Hawker Harrier GR 3. I bought this kit to eventually add one to my collection of RAF fighters, but I was never a big fan of the type. To me the Harrier just didn’t look right. Boy how my attitude has changed since putting[...]

What If F111K RAF

This is the first of my "what if" F-111 K's. The registration is the actual first one in the block set aside for the F-111 after TSR2 was cancelled. I have painted her as the first one to be handed over at a ceremony at General Dynamics factory