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Scratch built 40mm Bofor gun.

Scratch built 40mm Bofor gun.Copied the dimensions from the 1/72 Airfix kit which in my opinion is a very good detailed kit,making mine a 1/18 scale.(4 times bigger).

Scratch built 18 pounder field gun.

Scratch built 18 pounder field gun.Copied from a 1/72 kit four times bigger,1/18 scale.Made from pine and ply.

Scratch built Soviet D20 heavy howitzer

Scratch built Soviet D20 howitzer.16.5 inches long,Copied from pictures.Made from pine,ply and dowling.

Scratch built small arm.

This is a scratch built model of a WW 1Lee Enfield Mk 3 rifle.It’s 18 inches long and made from oak.The bayanet is removable and the bolt works too.

Pilatus PC 21 1/32 scale, Scratch built, FINISHED

Well its that final post that say's its finally finished, what an amazing journey this build has been, lots of frustration, sweating and swearing. I started this build in December last year, and I have spent all my time scratch building this air[...]

L118 light Howitzer

I found this photo on the internet and thought wow that looks good.I had already built a scratch built model of the 105mm British L118 light gun (1/18scale) so I thought I’ll have a go st making my first diorama to depict the photo.After I had f[...]

Scratch built German sIG 33 howitzer.

Scratch built German sIG 33 howitzer. Copied the dimensions from a 1/72 kit times four=1/18 scale. Made from ply and dowling.

Scratch built type 23 Royal Navy frigate HMS Richmond

I built this about 4 years ago for the Captain of the said ship. He said he wanted it bigger than the Type 22 I made him previously. I built it from photos he had given me (about 100). The model is made from pine and ply. He invited me on board [...]

German sfH 18 150 mm howitzer

This is a scratch built German sfH 18 150mm howitzer. Copied from pictures so not sure of the scale. Its 15.5 inches long. Made from pine and ply and dowling. Sorry no building photos.

Alvin Saracen

This is a scratch built model of a Alvin Saracen I made earlier this year. I copied the dimensions from a1/72 kit and made it four times bigger so 1/18 scale. This is the advantage of scratch building you can make it any size that takes your fancy.