Being a birthday present, this kit just had to be made carefully & not rushed. Well that certainly was the case here, as it's been on the bench for over twelve months, while I did extensive research. I was put off by the need to do a [...]
Tamiya 1/48 P-47D RAF No. 73 OTU, Egypt 1945. This plane represents the plan flown by Chief Instructor, Sqn. Ldr. "Nobby" Clark.
Painted with Alclad II Lacquer paints. Decals are Iliad Design, RAF Thunderbolts (except for the [...]
Classic Airframes' range of 1/48 scale models will be well known to those of us who have a few years "seniority" under their belts. and that includes me... I bought this kit around 20 years ago for the huge sum (then) of $77.95 [...]
Loved building this kit. 10/10 would build again if the kits werent rarer than hibs fans at a home game 😉
Decals liberated from an old tornado kit, paint scheme roughly that of a 90's F4 Phantom II, dog hairs courtesy of my pooch.
Another gem of a kit from Airfix. Flawless fit from start to finish. Built from the box, apart from an Eduard harness I added to the pilot seat.
Finished in MRP paints, with some oils for final weathering.
A highly enjoyable build, it took [...]
This model represents a Defiant NF.I of No. 264 Sqn. flown by Sqn. Ldr. Philip Saunders, amongst others, between December 1940 and February 1941. I picked this scheme for the unusual fuselage roundel.
Mid war theory held that wars would [...]
Here’s my build of the 1/72 Airfix Buccaneer S.2B (1989 mold). It’s an old kit, and I decided to build it side-by-side with the new Airfix Buccaneer. Since there is little detail in the wheel wells and cockpit, I decided to build it as [...]
I have no idea just how old this kit is; I know it was issued in the early 1970s at least. So, it won't have the features found on today's great models. But, perhaps we can see how much improvement manufacturers have made since then? [...]
This is a Revell/Hasegawa Early Spitfire. The box was dated 2000.
I found it on the consignment table at the local hobby shop.
I was inspired to build this by an EAA video of a man named Bob DeFord who built a full sized Spitfire from [...]
'the airspeed indicator read 240 mph, and I thought "this is bloody marvellous!", but then the Spitfire began to shudder and seemed as if it was going to stall. - I realised what had happened, my pitot head had been shot away, [...]