Pete Readman - I have been making plastic kits since I was six. These days it's mostly Fleet Air Arm in 1/72nd scale, although from time to time I model almost anything. As well as being a member of West Middlesex Scale Model Club, I am also branch secretary of IPMS Farnborough Model Club. In real life I am a director of a telecoms company.
1/72nd Vought F4U-1A Corsair from Tamiya kit
Vought F4U-1A Corsair
1/72nd Fairey Gannet ECM6 modified from Trumpeter AS4 kit plus Xtrascale decals
Fairey Gannet ECM6
1/72nd Fairey Gannet T2 modified from Trumpeter AS4 kit using Alley Cat resin folded wings
Fairey Gannet T2
1/72nd BAe Harrier GR9 from Airfix old version kit, detailed and improved
BAe Harrier GR.9
1/72nd BAe Hawk T1 from new Airfix kit with Model Alliance decals
BAe Hawk T1
1/72nd Curtis Helldiver I, converted from Academy SBC2-4 kit
Curtis Helldiver I
1/72nd Curtis SBC2-4E, converted from Academy SBC2-4 kit with Eduard etched brass airbrakes
1/72nd Gloster Meteor TT8, converted from Airfix F8 kit
Glostor Meteor TT8
1/72nd Westland Sea King HAR5, converted from Revell HAS4 kit
Westland Sea King HAR5
1/72nd Supermarine Walrus I from Valom kit cross-kitted with Matchbox kit
Supermarine Walrus I
1/72nd Westland Wasp HAS1, converted from Airfix Scout kit using Airwaves conversion
Westland Wasp HAS1
1/48th BAC Lightning F2 from Airfix kit with Pavla undercarriage and seat and Aeroclub decals
BAC Lightning F2
1/48th Fairey Swordfish I from Tamiya kit
Fairey Swordfish I
1/48th Fairey Swordfish II from Tamiya kit
Fairey Swordfish II
1/48th Hawker Typhoon 1b from Monogram kit
Hawker Typhoon 1b
1/35th Warrior MCV from Accurate Armour resin kit
Airfix 1/48th scale Vickers-Supermarine Seafire Mk.47, 804 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, HMS Ocean, 1949. Kit with Squadron, Taurus and Eduard detailing.
HMS Dragon - Type 45 Destroyer.
Vickers Machine Gun Team, 1918 - 1/72nd scale, Zveda figures modified from WW2 to WW1
Academy kit with additional detailing and Xtradecal decals, 1/72nd scale.
Diamond T 980. Matchbox kit with additional detailing, 1/72nd scale
Diamond T 980
Ferguson TEA-20 Tractor. Langley Miniature Models white metal kit with additional detailing, 1/76th scale.
Fairey Gannet AS1, 815 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, 1956, HMS Ark Royal. Revell kit “straight from the box”, 1/72nd scale.
Blackburn Skua II, 803 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, HMS Glorious, Norway, 1940. Pavla kit, detailed, 1/72nd scale
Vought Corsair III, 718 Naval Air Squadron (No 4 Naval Air Fighting School), Ballyhalbert, Northern Ireland, 1945. Tamiya F4U-1 kit, converted to Corsair III, 1/72nd scale
Fairey Gannet T2, 737 Squadron Fleet Air Arm, Eglinton, 1955. Trumpeter kit with Alley Cat wing fold conversion, 1/72nd scale
Gloster Meteor T7, RNAS Yeovilton Station Flight, early 1960s. Aeroclub Meteor T7 with additional detailing, decals from spares, 1/72nd scale
Esso 35 ton Class B tank wagon. Dapol kit converted to P4 scale with additional detailing, 1/76th scale
35 Ton Class B Wagon
Fairey Gannet AEW3, 849 Squadron Fleet Air Arm, HMS Eagle, 1970, Alley Cat resin kit with Eduard instrument panel and Aeroclub canopy, 1/72nd scale
BAE System Hawk T1. FRADU, Fleet Air Arm, RNAS Yeovilton, 2000. Airfix kit, corrected & detailed, with Model Alliance decals & Aeroclub ejection seats. 1/72nd scale
BAE Systems Harrier T8. 899 Naval Air Squadron, RNAS Yeovilton, 2000. Italeri Sea Harrier kit; Air Conversions nose and tail; canopy, cockpit interior and additional detailing from scratch. 1/72nd scale
Eurocopter Dauphin II, Flag Officer Sea Training, Newquay, Cornwall, 2012. Matchbox Dauphin kit, 1/72nd scale.
Converted to AS365 N2 with larger nacelles, new intakes, new exhausts and heat shields from scratch, scratchbuilt rotor head, larger, scratchbuilt fenestron, amended tail fin, revised undercarriage fairings and wheel wheels, undercarriage legs and wheels from spares and scratch, new side doors and windows, flotation gear added, stretch moulded replacement windscreen, nose windows altered, interior from spares and scratch building, added fuel dump pipes, pitots, various bumps and intakes, tie-downs, lifting eyes and aerials and avionics boxes.
Merlin HC4 is cross-kit of HMA1 and HC3 kits. Revell, 1/72nd scale.
Fulmar, converted to night-fighter variant. Revell, 1/72nd scale.
Helldiver - out-the-box plus Eduard etched brass airbrakes. Academy, 1/72nd scale.
Gnat T1 - the old Airfix kit in Yellowjacks colours. Airfix, 1/72nd scale.
Barracuda - 822 squadron, as flown in by my father-in-law. MPM, 1/72nd scale.
Griffin iHAR2 - Italeri, 1/72nd scale.
Merlin HMA1 from EH101 kit. Italeri, 1/72nd scale.
Lynx HAS3 - a conversion of the old Airfix kit. Airfix, 1/72nd scale
Messerschmitt Bf110E "The Belle of Berlin", Cyber Hobby, 1/32nd scale.
This aircraft was captured by British forces in Iraq in 1941, and returned to flying condition. It was used as a recognition training aid and hack in Egypt, and later written off after a forced landing in Sudan. The model is the 1/32nd scale Cyber Hobby kit with Quickboost exhausts, armament removed and minor detail improvements. The paint scheme is a best guess, based on available evidence. Paints are Xtracrylix and decals are from the spares box.