Several people, when commenting upon my recently completed 1/32 Spitfire Mk.II, said that the pilot figure looks lonely and needs a dog to keep him company. These people were preaching to the choir, though. From the start, I wanted my pilot fi[...]
Wing Commander Peter Mallan Brothers CBE, DSO, DFC, RAF
Spitfire HF Mk.VIIc S.N. MD188
MD188, an HF Mk.VIIc was the third-to-last MkVII Spitfire to be built, coming off the Eastleigh production line in the third week of May, 1944[...]
This is 1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk IXe finished -several years ago- with the markings of the Turkish Air Force (TuaF).
After WWII, between January 1947 and February 1948, TuAF received 170 Spitfire Mk.IX ans used them up to the beginning of 1952[...]
Sometime in mid-December of last year, while attending a meeting of the Brooklyn Plastic Modelers Society (my chapter of the IPMS), I came across this kit being sold 2nd hand for $25.00 with an Eduard photo-etch set and a Masters Productions hor[...]
Just a few desert camo RAF aircraft. All oob builds, the Legato P-40 kit was hard work but turned out ok and has a good shape, the Tamiya kit as usual was a dream and the keenly priced Revell kit fitted together really well, happy enough with th[...]
My collection of Brendan 'Paddy' Finucane's Spitfires so far. Mk.Vb UD W AB972 (Tamiya), Mk.IIa UD W P8038 (Airfix) and Mk.Ia YT W R6818 (also Airfix).
I have started to built "Eduard Spitfire" this week. You can see the building process from the Work in progress section by using the following link.
Flight Leftenant Rif Raf, KBE, DSO, DFC, EIEIO, ETC was assigned to 13 Squadron, Royal Air Farce, in early September 1940, just in time for the start of the Battle of Briton. A few weeks after his assignment, he was involved in the now famous d[...]
Spitfire Mk. IX; RAF / Free France A.F. Squadron 602 „City of Glasgow“; 1944
Model Kit is a Pacific Coast model in scale 1:32
The enrollment LOD and the roundels on the wings are injected.
The templates of the letters were made of www.mc-one.c[...]
Ian "Widge" Gleed was commissioned an RAF Pilot Officer in March 1936 and posted to 46 Squadron at Kenley. 46 was flying Gauntlets at the time but transferred to Hurricanes in 1939 Gleed was was promoted to Flight Lieutenant and joined 87 Squa[...]