Category: Build Logs

V is for Victor…

Here’s part #3 of my latest build log – the amazing 1/72 Handley Page Victor B.Mk.2(BS) from Airfix. This is a brand new and new-tooled kit which promises to take Airfix’s kit quality to a new level. Despite some initial

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Czech Air Force Mi-24 Hind Alien Tiger (Tiger Meet 2016)

Well I reckon I’ve probably bitten off more than I can chew this time, but I’ve decided to have a crack at airbrushing / hand brushing the Czech Air Force (221 Squadron) “Alien Tiger” MI-24.   I’m basing the build

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Top Gun F-14A Build Log Update #4

I haven’t managed to get a whole load of bench time recently due to pressures of work and all that, but here’s build log update #4. In this one I mainly focus on getting the intake assemblies worked out and

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I’m writing cheques for decal sets that my body can’t afford to cash!

That’s right – it’s time to do another Top Gun F-14A Tomcat build. But this time with proper Top Gun decals and a nice meaty 1/48 scale. For this one I managed to get hold of the Fightertown 1/48 Top

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Lt. Col John Frost – work in progress update #4

Things have been progressing nicely with the John Frost bust – despite an unexpected strip it off and start again session. In this update I get to painting the hair and the beret. Pre-shading and glazing is definitely a great

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Painting Kelly’s Heroes…

One of my favourite movie stars – Clint Eastwood AKA Kelly of Kelly’s Heroes… I’ve just finished this one, my second attempt at painting a bust and as it happens a lot harder than the first one I did. I

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Figure Painting Build Log – Lt. Col. John Frost (Paras) – Arnhem 1944

As I’m learning the ropes of figure painting I thought I’d put up a build log (paint log perhaps) of the 1/9 V-Bust from Mitches Military Models of Lt. Col. John Frost who commanded the 2Battalion of the Parachute Regiment

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Polishing off the 1/12 F16 Cockpit…

Well it’s taken almost 2 years, but the Italeri 1/12 F16 Cockpit is practically finished. In the final build log update for this build I get the helmet assembled, scratch build some new oxygen hoses, weather up the tub and

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Unshelving the Minicraft Boeing 757-200…

My shelf of doom isn’t looking too bad these days, I have two kits under the bed of doom (which is a bit more permanent) but the actual shelf of doom only consists of two kits, the 1/48 Phantom FGR.Mk2

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I wouldn’t name my aircraft company something that reads like “Boing”…

I’ve had something a little different on the go this week…   No, I haven’t finally got around to training for the 2016 Skegness naked hula-hooping half marathon. That starts next week. This week I have cracked open a little build

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