Helller MD 450 Dassault Ouragan

After the cold depths of WW2 there was a scramble for modernisation. The age of the propeller on the frontlines had peaked; the jet had been realised. Germany and the United Kingdom had fielded jets by the wars end, whilst occupied countries had to either depend on fallen technology or take a giant stride after…

Midnight Hawks Anniversary Scheme 2017 by Dekl’s

The mighty Hawk is a staple of modern aviation. A symbol of Britian’s once rich and diverse aviation industry. Outliving all it’s counterparts (such as the Alpha Jet, C-101, and even MB 339) the Hawk was truely ahead of it’s time. Many airforces outside that of the manufacturer have become the biggest fans of aircraft….

Kopro Breitling (Old Scheme) Decals with KP Plastikovy L-39 1/72

Note: This article is a dual review of both the KP L-39 and Kopro’s Brietling Display team decals The L-39 was a plane that grew from former Czechoslovakia (now Czechia / Czech Republic) as a successor to the L-29 Delphin that was adopted USSR-wide. A much more modern and sleek aircraft, the L-39 became known…

Fouga Magister Heller 1/72

The evolution of aircraft post-war led to many weird and wonderful different design languages for aircraft. From twin booms to full deltas…aircraft were always evolving. The Fouga Magister looks like it took it’s design language from nature, having a beautiful butterfly tail, and lengthy almost dangly wings. It has a certain grace when in the…

Hawker Hunter ‘Blue Diamonds’ Matchbox 1/72

I feel like I could start and end this article just by saying “the Hawker Hunter” as it is so renowned that all you need to say is the aircrafts name, and people instantly have the image of it in their head and the sound of the engines in their ears. The undeniably ‘right looking’…

Red Arrows 40th Anniversary Set – Airfix 1/72

The Red Arrows are known worldwide for their professionalism and vibrant red scheme. What many don’t recall – or these days I guess even know – is that the Red Arrows are the the survivors in a long line of British display teams. We’ve had teams made from Hawker Hunters, English Electric Lightnings, and Jet…

Airfix 1/72 “Best of British” Spitfire and Red Arrows Hawk

The Supermarine Spitfire was the first model made by the mighty Airfix. For many people, regardless of decade, it was the first model they built too. I was no exception to this rule, creating a cherished memory with my father. The BAe Hawk is no different; attracting the eye of many children who want to…

Airfix “Yellowjacks” Gnat 1/72

Short. Stumpy. Slightly odd looking. No gentlemen, stop worrying. Today we are looking at one of the weirdest looking jet trainers you’ll make, the Folland Gnat! Used around the world as either a trainer or the “lightest jet fighter”, the Gnat was known around the world. It was well regarded by pilots though known to…

Trumpeter 1/72 Shenyang J-31

When I saw this aircraft coming out I just had to buy it. There is so much chatter about this aircraft around, accusations of stealing files from the F-35 programme have made this aircraft infamous in the West. I’ve not built an F-35 yet, but anyone can see the resemblance. At this point, China is…

Airfix General Dynamics F-16 A/B 1/72

The F-16 is an aircraft that really needs no introduction. It’s an aircraft that has become world famous since the 1980’s. With production being undertaken in Europe by a number of countries for use in their own air arms. One famous user is Belgium, who have prominently displayed their F-16’s over the years as a…