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 be fou[...]
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 a wheels [...]
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? At any[...]
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 scratch.[...]
'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, and the needle d[...]
Recently I've decided to improve my photography and buy a lightbox, today it arrived! So as I showcase my previous builds this is the first one with some shiny now photos.
Eduard's Tempest Mk.V... An interesting kit to say the least, this c[...]
Built in 2016. Trumpeter kit with decals from the CA kit. Regarding the a/c number, the 8 has to be exchanged with a 9. Added the missing gunsight from the sparesbox and used a plastic rod for the missing headrest support strut.
The Classic Airf[...]
I wanted to do a Hurricane IIB with a tropical filter and temperate camo scheme. The options for that combo were Hurricanes IIs in Singapore, Burma, Java, India, Ceylon, and Russia (ironically none of those locations are actually temperate). [...]
Built a couple years ago. First a former JG76 aircraft. In November 1939 the pilot accidentally landed on a French airfield and was captured. The plane was tested by the French an then given to the Brits.
Tamiya kit with Rising decals
I just finished another Spitfire to add to my collection. This time it’s the Airfix 1/72 Mk. Vb in the colors of Don Gentile’s aircraft. I believe the molds for this are from the mid 70’s and while there is a lack of detail (as in no wheel bay d[...]