H.M. Brig Supply was launched in 1759 as a Deptford yard transport. In 1786 she was converted to an armed tender. It is in her modified form that she wrote herself into history by arriving ahead of the first convict fleet in Australian waters. She was also the first to sail into Port Jackson. H.M. Brig Supply is now known as the ship from which Australia was founded.
[Just in case you are wondering, this is a model made from wood, not plastic. More details on the kit can be found here].
H.M. Brig Supply
De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI, Tamiya, 1/32nd scale.
This is a model of the De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI, HX922 / EG.F of 487 Squadron RAF. It was flown by Group Captain P.C. Pickard on the Amiens Raid ("Operation Jericho") on 18th February 1944. Of the 18 aircraft that took part, only two were lost, one of which was HX922. Pickard and his navigator, Bill Broadley, were killed and are buried at Amiens.
Mosquitop FB Mk.VI
Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB, Airfix 1/24th scale.
This model is option A in the kit, the Hawker Typhoon MK.1B, MN666 / CG flown by Wing Commander Charles Green, No. 121 Wing, Royal Air Force Holmsley South, Hampshire, England and B.5 Le Fresne-Camilly, Lower Normandy, France, June 1944.
Vosper MTB, Italeri 1/35th scale.
This is a model of the Vosper MTB "74" which took part in, and failed to return from, the St. Nazaire raid ("Operation Chariot") on 28th March 1942.
British World War 1 Mark 1 tank Female. Takom, 1/35th scale.
Takom's model of the first tanks introduced in WW1. The Female variant was equipped with four Vickers machine guns and includes an anti-grenade screen and a trailing "limber" which helped it cross wider trenches. The machine struggled badly with reliability issues plus carbon monoxide build-up in the cabs, as well as armour splinters flying around inside when it was hit.
Mark 1 tank - Female
Chieftain Mk.II. Takom, 1/35th scale.
British Main Battle tanke (MBT), the Mk.II being the final upgrade before it was replaced by the Challenger MBT.
U boat type VIIC – U69, Revell 1/72nd scale.
U69 was the first of the type VIICs during WW2 which operated in the infamous ‘wolf packs’ during the battle of the Atlantic. She sank over 72K gross registered tons of allied shipping including an infamous sinking of the civilian ferry SS Caribou in October 1942. She was rammed and sunk by HMS Fame on 17th Feb 1943.
Includes Eduard photoetch and CMK resin guns.
U boat type VIIC
Schnellboot type S – 100 ‘Ha-Ju’, 4th S-Boote Flotille, Rotterdam 1945. Italeri 1/35th scale.
Survived the war and was surrendered to the Royal Navy at Felixstowe May 1945. Includes Eduard photoetch.
Schnellboot Type S
British light Tank M24 "Chaffee" by AFV Club 1/35 scale.
1st Royal Tank Regiment, 22nd Armoured brigade, 7th armoured division 1945.
Spitfire Mk VIII 1/32 Scale
Representing 92 Sqdn RAF Desert Air Force, Taranto Italy 1943
Model by Tamiya, plus Eduard cockpit details and Barracuda decals