On the bench at the moment

After fixing the issue with one Revell 1/72 Tornado, why not get the other one built? As well as the Hasegawa F-104, and the Revell Dornier 28, and the Zvezda 1/72 PaK40? It looks like 2021 is going to start a very productive year ( hopefully). I had actually made a start on the otherContinue reading “On the bench at the moment”

Another one from the ‘Box of Shame’

While I’m on a tidy up spree with unfinished models, another one that was put into the ‘Box of Shame’ was a Revell 1/72 Tornado that I started earlier this year with the intention of finishing it as the ‘raspberry ripple’ Tornado GR1.T that was at RAE Bedford and now resides at the St. AthanContinue reading “Another one from the ‘Box of Shame’”

Hasegawa 1/72 F-104G

About two months ago I found this kit while searching for something else; https://andykingsmodelblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/29/the-things-you-find/ I had a look at it the other day to see if it worth saving and although there is filler on it, I cleaned it up and it is very much worth salvaging especially considering how much Hasegawa F-104’s go forContinue reading “Hasegawa 1/72 F-104G”

Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2

In a previous post I was weighing up the possibility of doing the model as 59+22 as featured on the Prime Portal walkaround. Further reading on the German language walkaround site Scale News revealed (after I hit the translate button) that this particular aircraft was one of 10 fitted with underwing fuel tanks for surveillanceContinue reading “Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2”

Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2

With the ICM ambulance done I’m trying to get this finished before the year is out. I had built the exhausts but Tamiya Extra Thin was too strong for the 5 thou (0.03mm) plastic I had used plus after looking at reference pictures the shape was wrong too; Tonight I removed the exhausts and madeContinue reading “Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2”

ICM 1/35 Model T Ambulance 1917 (early)

I was planning on getting this done next weekend but I’ve actually finished it tonight. I’ll be doing better pictures for part 2 of The Modelling News article so keep looking there for more info. This kit has been a joy to build and finish with the only niggle being the soft plastic that canContinue reading “ICM 1/35 Model T Ambulance 1917 (early)”

ICM 1/35 Model T Ambulance 1917 (early)

The model is on the home straight now with some details to be painted before declaring it finished; Although it is an ambulance I wanted to depict it as pretty filthy especially around the chassis and lower body as I imagine it would look like this transporting wounded soldiers from the front line.

Zvezda 1/72 German WW2 PaK40 with crew

A Facebook page I follow called ‘The Interesting Modelling Company’ were discussing the Zvezda ‘Art of Tactic’ series of kits a couple of weeks ago and saying that for snap-together kits they were pretty well detailed. With that I had a look on Ebay and the PaK40 set was listed at just £2.99 with 88pContinue reading “Zvezda 1/72 German WW2 PaK40 with crew”

Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2

I’ve glued the wings to the fuselage and hopefully got them straight. In hindsight I should have cut the locating tabs off the wings, opened up the wing sides, glued longer tabs into the fuselage and fitted the wings that way instead as it would have helped with getting the wings level and made strongerContinue reading “Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2”


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