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!

Getting Stuck In!

Right time to get stuck in! Over the next few days/weeks i'm going to add all the models that i have made and have photos of, dont worry there are not that many!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

My Very First Time!

Hi everybody and anybody.

Welcome to my blog, this is my first time doing anything like this so not entirely sure what this will end up like so please be patient. Well this has all been brought about by my better half she has her own blog and she convinced me to start my own and I thought why not.

Well I do a lot of model building (every night) I mostly like to make 1/48 aircraft but have been known to try something different. I want to use this blog to pass on any knowledge I have accquired and techniques I have used and which ones work for me. I also want to use this blog to showcase my models and get some feedback on them.

Hope you enjoy!