Me 262
Me 262 Tamiya 1/48 kit. Model built straight from the box painted with Tamiya and Revell acrylics it was weathered with a wash and oil paints. This example
is shown in Reich defence colours.
Me 262
Star Destroyer
Revell star destroyer at some ludicrous scale painted with Humbrol and Tamiya acrylics and a Flory models wash with Humbrol matt varnish. The model has three LED lights in the exhausts to show the engines alight.
Star Destroyer
Klingon Bird of Prey
Klingon bird of prey model is an old AMT kit the model was built straight from the box with the exception of the stand which was hand made and hand painted with the Klingon badge . The model is painted with Tamiya Humbrol and Revell acrylics.The model was extensively weathered with washes, pigments and oil paints finished with Humbrol matt varnish.
Klingon Bird of Prey
SU-34 Fullback
Su34 fullback 1/48 trumpeter kit. This kit was made straight from the box. Model painted in Tamiya Humbrol and Revell acrylics shown with a ground attack weapon load in Russian Air Force colours
SU-34 Fullback
Mosquito
Mosquito i1/48 scale by Tamiya OOB.
This model has been rebuilt more than once due to dusting accidents but never mind. The model was made straight from the box it was painted with tamiya acrylics and weathered with oil paints and pigments . This is a great kit and i can recommend it for a trouble free build
Mosquito
A-10
A-10 tankbuster 1/48 scale by Tamiya.
This kit is not the greatest fitting but with a bit of work it looks ok .Model was painted with tamiya acrylics and lightly weathered with oil paints and finished in the 47th fighter squadron colours . the only extra bits on the model is two jdam bombs and remove before flight tags on a hard standing base
A-10
F-4 Phantom
F-4 phantom jolly rogers at 1/48 scale this is an academy kit. This kit is fairly straight forward to build the pilots were a a bitof a pain to fit but never mind, the airframe has a few gaps to fill but thats model making. The model was painted with humbrol, revell and tamiya acrylics, the metal panels are painted in Mr colour metal paints that are polished when dry .
After the decal sheet is dealt with the model was washed with a clay based wash and weathered with oil paints then sealed with humbrol varnish.
F-4 Phantom
Avro Lancaster
1/48 scale Lancaster by tamiya.
This is quite an old kit now . The model was built straight from the box and painted with tamiya green and brown acrylics and hycote black in a spray can .
The decals were put down with micro sol and set then finished with humbrol varnish . The model is shown with the bomb bay open and in the classic RAF livery
Avro Lancaster
Focke Wulf 190A
Focke wulf 190 A 1/48 Tamiya kit
Model was made straight from the box and was painted with humbrol and tamiya acrylics it was lightly weathered with oil paints. The decals were tamiyas normal high standard and went down ok. Nothing to report really this is a great little kit and fits together perfectly
Focke Wulf 190A
Meteor and V1
1/48 meteor and v1 flying bomb both tamiya kits
Both models were made straight from the box. The v1 only has about seven bits and about twenty decals but looks the part. The meteor needs a bit of filler here and there. Painted with tamiya acrylics and weathered with oils pigments and a clay based wash .The decals were a bit of a problem and did not want to settle down. The v1 was hardly weathered as it would be on its one and only flight. The model is showing the bomb being tipped by the RAF jet
Meteor and V1
SE-5A
NEW
Se5a 1/48 revell
This is actually an Eduard set of mouldings re-boxed .This is a nice little kit but a bit fiddly with some very small parts The model was made straight from the box painted with revell and tamiya acrylics and lightly weathered with pigments and oil paints when the top wing was put on not an easy job came the reason i wanted to do this kit the rigging . After a chat with the font of knowledge at the club night which was very useful i tried using e-z line and stuck
it with superglue there is a knack of doing this and a bit of practice might be needed before getting superglue over your nice finished model
SE-5A
USS Missouri
NEW
1/200 Trumpeter Missouri
Well if you have the patience of a saint and like ships this might be the kit for you
I made this model a while ago and it is quite a daunting build with many sheets of brass etch that make up the gun shields ladders hand rails etc.
The radar units were made up of several brass parts and you have to make jigs to bend the parts to the correct shape and there were four of these units to make they were a complete nightmare to put together
There are lots of multiples in this kit and you need a production line mentality to deal with this . There are also lots of models within models in the build the main gun turrets are a joy to make and the seaplanes and crane look very nice . With each stage of the build i painted the parts weathered them and put them aside for final assembly All parts were painted with tamiya acrylics and weathered with oil paints and sealed with acrylic lacquer .The ship is shown in the colours she was in at the end of the war when Missouri sailed into Tokyo bay for the Japanese surrender which took place on her fore deck
To make things a bit more difficult for myself i wanted to radio control this model so it was fitted with two speed 400 motors and servos for the rudders . It also had a smoke generator fitted for the funnels to smoke also three 180 degree servos were fitted under the main guns to show a broadside on each side of the ship the model sails nicely in calm conditions . This model took eight months of work to build and is well worth the price if the kit . Now where the hell am i going to put it
USS Missouri