Friday, 16 October 2009

1/32 Venom NF.3

The Venom is finished!!!!!!! This was my first 1/32 kit and I think it has not turned out to bad. The only thing I added to the model were the Aeroclub ejection seats which have incredible amount of detail. This kit is crying out for some super detailing although it is not to shabby out of the box.

B-17F Memphis Belle finished!!

Just a few images of the completed model. This is a big model once it is built and painted it really does look the part. I lost motivation for this model just after I had finished painting it and it was left on my shelf for quite some time. After sitting staring at every time I did some modelling, I finally decide it was time to crack on with it. A couple of minutes into finishing it I was wondering why I had put it aside in the first place! It just goes to show that sometimes if it isn't going to well or your just not enjoying your model just relax put the model aside and do something different.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

1/48 TSR 2

This was a kit I have been after ever since I first saw the pre-order poster in my local model shop. Although I desperately wanted it, I could not bring myself to part with the best part of £30. So I waited and waited and bam! Ebay strikes again!

As per usual, construction started with the cockpit which is not to bad as standard but I decided to add some Pavla Martin Baker MK 8's which are not bad for the price tag (£5 inc p&p).

Next I turned my attention to the wheel bays which are nicely detailed. As the plastic is white, I decided not to paint them and just to give them a series of washes.

The kit itself builds up very quickly although there are a few fit issues which a bit of filler can sort out - it was very hassle free.

Once the filler has dried, it will be onto the final finish stage which shouldn't take to long as its all white!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

B-17F Part 1

Revell 1/48 B-17F Memphis Belle

As soon as I saw this on the shelf in the hobby shop I had to have it! As soon as I got home the box was open and the model was under way.

The first thing to be done was to rescribe the entire model. Next my attention turned to the interior. The interior on this kit isn't to great but I decided most of it wouldn't be seen so I was not to fussed.

A little bit of pre-shading!

This kit is incredibly big although not to complicated( no where near as big as my B-1B).

DeHavilland Venom

Here's a few photo's of my 1/32 Venom in progress. This is the Revell re-release of the old Matchbox kit. Considering it is nearly 30 years old the fit has been good so far and the detail is pretty good to. I've decided to make an RAF Venom.

Monday, 6 July 2009


This is my Revell 1/48 F-15E and was the first model I painted with my airbrush. I was very pleased with the results I couldn't quite beleive the difference in the finish! As for the kit itself it has to be the best F-15E in 1/48 scale. The fit was excellent the detail was high and the decals went on with ease.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Douglas Bader's Spitfire

I have to say I don't think anyone can beat Revell-Monogram for value for money. Take this Spitfrie for example I managed to get the kit for $9 (£7 at the time) the detail is not too bad and it looks like the real deal. So with a little bit of extra work you can end up with a very nice model. All I have done to this one is added some wire to the cockpit and rescribed the panel lines. All in all, I think it has turned out well.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

B-57G Canberra

Hi! This is my Airfix 1/48 B-57G Canberra that I have just finished. I have to say this is one of the most enjoyable kits I have built so far. The build itself was simple and the kit builds up very quickly and goes together well. Overall, the detail is really good but I didn't think the standard ejection seats that came with the kit were particularly good so I purchased a pair of Legend resin seats which have nice crisp detail and a reasonable price tag. The only problem I found with the seats was that I couldn't find (anywhere!) what seats were put in the upgrade G's so I'm pretty sure that the seats are wrong! The camouflage was all painted free hand and I think that this has given it a nice soft demarkation.

Thursday, 18 June 2009


Herse my 1/48 P-47N made from the Revell limited edition(reboxed Academy) kit.

This was a very nice kit fit was excellent, detial was great and the decals were fantastic. This was one of the first natural metal finishes i tried and as i recall it did not go well at first. As it was the first metal finish model i had attempted i decide not to anything fancy. But after painting it with a metal/silver colour disaster, The paint statrted peeling off! So I stripped it back and started again all went well this time.

Jaguar GR.3

Here one I finished not to long ago, my 1/48 Jaguar Gr.3 built from the Airfix kit.

Not the best fitting kit in the world but has built up into what I think is a nice model. I had real problems with the wing to fusealage joint but this was overcome with lots of filler and sanding. Appart from that it was a fairly straight forward build.

Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

F-104G Starfighter

This is my F-104G Starfighter of Jabo 33 in its special retirement scheme. This was made from an old Monogram kit I got cheap of ebay.

I really enjoyed this model, so much so I have got another one! I had a few problems with it mainly with the old decals; on the next one I shall use some microsol liquid decal film.

This was one of the kits that got me back into modelling having not done it for a good few years and have learnt a lot since then so hopefully when I have built the other one of these I have you will be able to see the difference.

Hope you enjoy!