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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Sanger orbiter bomber
Sanger orbiter bomber one off model made from fibreglass and fast cast resin .painted in cellulose paint and on a stand with the earth from space on it. this plane was designed before ww2 and was originally a passenger plane before the nazis saw its potential . it was going to be launched from a monorail with 25 v2 rockets pushing it into the air at high speed before its own engines took over
Lotus type 79
Lotus type 79 1/20th tamiya kit made straight from the box with added seat belts from hiroboy models.Model painted with humbrol and tamiya acrylics and is in the classic black and gold colours and is also Ronnie Petersons car number 6 .model lacquered with thinned two pack .This is a very nice kit with no problems to report
1/20th tamiya 6 wheel Tyrrell P34 model made straight from the box and was painted with tamiya and humbrol acrylics and lacquered with thinned two pack model shows Ronnie Peterson behind the wheel
Lotus Type 78
Lotus type 78 1/20th tamiya kit made straight from the box and painted with humbrol and tamiya acrylics after the decals were delt with and put down with setting solution it was sealed with thinned two pack lacquer seat belts were the only extra from hiroboy .Car number 6 was the brilliant Ronnie Petersons machine
Tie interceptor from Star Wars, OOB kit by Bandai
X-wing from Star Wars, OOB kit by Bandai
Space shuttle 1/144 by Airfix I wish i could recommend this kit to everyone but i cant it wasn't good .never mind. it was built straight out of the box .sprayed with spray cans and acrylics the decals were a bit of an issue but look okay . i put the model on a base showing Atlantis after lift off as i didn't like the airfix stand
King Tiger 1/35 by Tamiya
After a few hints and tips from our chairman i started this kit and what a great kit it is everything fitted very well with no problems to report The model was painted with tamiya acrylics with the wheels and turret separate . The model was heavily weathered with oil paints washes and pigments in layers The model was built straight from the box except the engine grills also a tip from Dave it was finished with a red oxide barrel and on a base with broken walls and rubble.This is a fantastic kit and i can recommend it for a trouble free build great fun
Tamiya F14 tomcat 1/48 This model was made straight from the box and i have to say that it is without question the best engineered kit i have ever put together everything fits superbly well and you cant go wrong .You can build the model in three major parts paint them and put them all together at the end it all fits that well. The model was painted with tamiya acrylics and lightly weathered with oil paints decals are excellent and go down well even the ones on the weapons and the pilots helmets . Shown in the jolly rogers colours and on a stand to show it in the air .If you need a tomcat in your collection this one is a cracker and a stunning kit
PT15 Torpedo boat
PT15 torpedo boat, Tamiya 1/72nd I built this kit as a radio controlled model as such it was built to come apart to replace batteries and rc equipment inside .The model itself is great it builds up very nicely .It was painted with tamiya acrylics and revell acrylics for the crew i was told this kit is quite old now but it does not show in the build its very good and looks great on the water on a calm day .
This model shows the three top scoring aces of ww2 The aircraft are at 1/48 Gunther Ralls G2 ,Gerhard Barkhorns G6 and Erich Hartmanns G10 . Ralls plane is a hobbyboss kit and is the cheapest of the the three but is still very good and fits together well painted with mr hobby paints and weathered with oils and finished with humbrol varnish Barkhorns plane is a hasegawa kit that is quite old now but still holds up against newer kits also painted with mr hobby paints it has after market decals that were good weathered with oils and finished with humbrol varnish Hartmanns plane is an eduard profi pack kit and I would rather have a bit less in the in the box and a bit of a better price. Saying all that it is a very nice kit once again painted with mr hobby paints weathered with oils and finished with humbrol varnish.The planes stand on an ace of spades base with there names and scores on it. These three pilots were credited with shooting down over 900 aircraft between them.
T62 tank 1/35 by Tamiya This kit is getting on a bit now but still goes together well with no issues The painting process was going to be interesting as i tried hairspray chipping for the first time .A coat of primmer and a very very dark green was sprayed on then a nice coat of hairspray then a standard dark green was applied when dry a drop of water and a brush and you can melt the hairspray and take the top layer of paint away around the panels and hatches where some wear and tear might occur .After sealing this i went to town with oils pigments and enamels great fun with a quick base to stand it on . very enjoyable kit
Focke 183 luftwaffe 1946, 1/48 Academy kit The kit went together nicely with a couple of discrepancies in the instructions and annoyingly no pilot why!!!. Model was primed then painted with tamiya acrylics the decals went on with no problems and weathering was done with oil paints finished with humbrol varnish and a small base.Nice little kit
F-22 Raptor, 1/48 scale hasegawa kit
Always wanted a raptor nice size at this scale fairly straight forward to put together apart from shutting all the bays as the doors didn't fit well and a bit of filler is needed.Not easy to paint a raptor as the paint is almost see through on the plane so after the model was in to coat i flashed over a coat of thin clear coat with a drop of silver in it to try and get a metal look to the finish Finished on a stand as his aircraft looks better in flight Nice kit but it does have a couple of drawbacks the raised detail is far to pronounced and some of the decals are the wrong colour but nothing that cant be sorted out if you have a bit of time.
Tiger 1/35 by Tamiya Well what do you say another very nice kit from tamiya it fits together very well with no problems same with the decals and tracks. The model was painted with tamiya acrylics grey first them the model got the hairspray treatment to chip and fade the off white this was done thin and a couple of times to build up the effect of a white wash. The model was then weathered with oils acrylics enamels and pigments for the mud and dirt. The men and the dog are tamiya feild command set The flag is made from miliput rolled out very thin and with cling film over the model it was wrapped around a rod and draped over the tank this was left over night to go hard. next day it will be ready to paint.It was a bit of a task to paint a swastika around the folds of a flag but with a bit o perseverance it looked ok finished on a snowy base
F-86 Sabre 1/48 kit by Revell This is a nice kit and fits together fine. Painted in tamiya and revell acrylics with the nato rickhoffen squadron badge and the tulip petals on the nose and tail Set on a hand made stand
B2 Stealth Bomber
B2 Stealth bomber 1/48 scale This model is a fibre glass moulding that was made several years ago and is painted in cellulose paint with screen printed water slide decals all other panels were masked and sprayed finished in a matt cote with the cockpit in gloss
Valkyrie XB70 1/72 Italeri On opening the box you can see all the detail on this kit is raised so it was all rubbed of and recut into the plastic.After doing that the build is pretty straight forward .The model was painted with rattle cans as it is on the large side for a plastic kit.The exhaust antidazzle panel and undercarriage were painted in tamiya acrylics .Decals were good and the model was finished on a runway base to represent the box art.
Porsche 917 le mans Fujimi 1/24 1970 winner
E50 Flak Panzer
E50 Flak Panzer, 1/35 scale by Trumpeter Panted with tamiya acrylics and rusted with life colour pigment paints
P38 Lightning, 1/48 scale by Tamiya Model painted with tamiya acrylics and weathered with oils and pencils. Brilliant kit can highly recommend
P47 Thunderbolt 1/48 scale by Tamiya Model built straight from the box. Painted with Tamiya paints and the salt method was used to chip the invasion stripes. Very nice kit can highly recommend.
1/24 Angel interceptor Scratch built in wood plastic and perspex. Painted in cellulose paints and roundels from an ink jet printer
F-104G Starfighter, 1/48 scale by Kinetic Model built straight from the box. Painted with tamiya and humbrol acrylics and weathered with oil paints. A very nice kit to build went together without any issues, can recommend.
Thunderbird 1, 1/14 scale by Bachmann This is an old kit reboxed by all accounts .model was made straight from the box painted with tamiya acrylics and lightly weathered with oils and lacquered with humbrol satin varnish. The smoke was made with poly fibre and airbrushed to turn it grey a small LED torch was put in the base to light it up for a bit of fun
mitsubishi A6M5b zero, 1/48 scale model by Hasegawa This is an old kit which went together fairly well. Painted with tamiya acrylics with roundels painted on. Weathering was done with oils and chipping with a silver pencil. Nice little kit straight from the box
Horten ho229 wing 1/48 scale by Revell This kit is from years ago and has been reboxed by Revell. The kit was made straight from the box and painted in Tamiya Revell and humbrol acrylics and weathered with oils .The shape of this kit is quite accurate but that is probably the only good thing I can say about it nothing fits very well if you build the engines you can't get the covers on and I haven't seen flash like it since the 70s .But the final result was ok and i suppose that is what model making is all about. could not recommend.
Mirage 2000 D
Mirage 2000 D 1/48 scale by Kinetic If you want to build a Mirage 2000 this is the only game in town. Kit looks great when you open the box and it is good there are a few dodgy moments in the instructions but when you get past them all is well The model was made with the undercarriage up to get the planes nice clean lines. Made straight from the box it did need some gaps filled and made good. Painted with Tamiya acrylics and the camouflage was washed out with oil paints the decals went down well. All in all a nice kit
Messerschmitt BF 109 K4 1/24 sclae by Trumpeter This was made straight from the box. Painted with revell and tamiya acrylics. Weathered with oil paints. It is in Erich Hartmanns livery and show his last ever 109 before the end of WW2
Beaufighter, 1/48 scale by Tamiya This is a great kit it goes together without much fuss. The model was painted with tamiya acrylics .The engine fronts were treated to the hairspray chipping method and the airframe was weathered with oil paints mainly. The model is shown with wheels up and dropping its torpedo over the sea. The base was made from insulation foam carved into rough waves and refined with plaster of paris them painted with sea blue and realistic water and Atlantic foam paints dabbed on with a sponge to form the white wave tops.