Arma Hobby 1/72 Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

This has been hanging around the bench for a month or more as I lost interest in it. I have to admit this wasn’t as enjoyable a build as the Wildcat as I had a few fit issues around the cowling and the insert for the cockpit (probably down to me); Anyway I’ve spent aContinue reading “Arma Hobby 1/72 Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate”

Kittyhawk 1/48 Jaguar A

I’ve been assembling the undercarriage legs and wheels and for the nose gear, I cut back the square location lugs a bit so that I could insert the gear leg into the wheel bay after the model has been painted. I also added a bit of detail to the leg such as hydraulic lines andContinue reading “Kittyhawk 1/48 Jaguar A”

Kittyhawk 1/48 Jaguar A

Not much to report this week due to work commitments but today I had some bench time so I filled the join line on the fin and rescribed the detail; I was looking for references for the ejection seat fitted to the French Jags but I eventually caved in and bought the Duke Hawkins book;Continue reading “Kittyhawk 1/48 Jaguar A”

Kittyhawk 1/48 Jaguar A

I’m still messing about with the kit and yesterday I started on the cockpit and forward fuselage; Kittyhawk supply etched metal pieces for the instrument panel and side consoles, the only things I’ve added are a couple of levers and a throttle quadrant as with the canopy down and a black interior you won’t seeContinue reading “Kittyhawk 1/48 Jaguar A”

Kittyhawk 1/48 Jaguar A

After a week away from modelling due to being ill, having to go to work etc. I’ve had a bit of time at the bench and today I tackled the engines and engine bay doors….oh dear. Probably the fit of parts (or lack of) was due to me trying to shim out the port fuselageContinue reading “Kittyhawk 1/48 Jaguar A”

Kittyhawk 1/48 Jaguar A

A modelling friend of mine is following the build and I said I would send a link to an earlier blog post when I first started the model….unfortunately this build was started before I had a blog but luckily I have found the few pics I took at the time. Funnily enough the date onContinue reading “Kittyhawk 1/48 Jaguar A”

Kittyhawk 1/48 Jaguar A

I was having a bit of a discussion on Farcebook last night with a couple of modelling friends about the SEPECAT Jaguar. I was showing them the wings of a Kittyhawk Jag that I had modified years ago as for some strange reason, Kittyhawk had moulded the leading edges of the wings with an exaggeratedContinue reading “Kittyhawk 1/48 Jaguar A”

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