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.