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Wartime Spitfire Mk.XVI Model Build – 1/48 Scale Eduard Kit

I had this Mk.XVI kit after buying it initially to supply parts to my mammoth Mk.XIV high-back Spitfire kit bash project (found here: A relatively straightforward build notwithstanding the usual fiddly nature of Eduard Spitfires - more than mad[...]

3 Spitfires to make 1: Spitfire Mk.XIVe High-Back Conversion from Eduard and Airfix 1/48 kits

As something of a Coronavirus lockdown special effort, I finally did something I've been thinking about attempting for months and which others including Tom Cleaver have done previously: A Mk.XIV high-back conversion kit bash. I built this Mk.XI[...]

Mustang III 315 (P) Squadron

Following the Thunderbolt,here comes a Mustang,this time from the famous Polish squadron,one of the many that served so well the Allied cause...Tamiya 1/48 kit,hope you like it...

Clostermann’s Tempest in 1/48

Eduard's excellent but slightly tricky-to-build quarter scale Hawker Tempest Mk.V finished as Pierre Clostermann's mount at the end of the Second World War. The kit is a bit fiddly by Eduard standards but fit is generally good. The only real d[...]

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[...]