CT-4 Airtrainer ‘Red Checkers’ in 1/72 | Tazman Models

Indigenous aircraft have always been fascinating to me. I’ve always loved looking at home grown unique designs that are at odds with the trends of the world. They tend to be designed with significant restrictions in budget and equipment (such as engines or avionics). New Zealand had one of these aircraft, which was made by…

Scale Model World 2021

Normally I’d write an article for each post, but due to some increased workload I needed to take a step back. Whilst I am still posting weekly on Youtube and now live streaming there, I had stopped posting my weekly articles. I am now back to weekly (bar 2 videos going out in the next…

Polish 7TP – Defence of Warsaw – First to Fight 1/72

For some reason the defence of Poland in my mind was an air affair due to the nature of the German Blitzkrieg. I had a massive gap in my personal knowledge banks and was unaware of the technology used by the Polish forces defending against Germany outside of their airforce. However, whilst browsing my local…

Airfix Scorpion/Scimitar (1:72/6)

I have been known to be something called a “tank racist” – because I always say that tanks almost always look identical to me. The reality is, I can normally tell what country it is from and I recognise the iconic tanks. I do not, however, recognise the majority of major tanks (especially what mark…

Italeri Fiat CR.42 ‘Falco’ 1/72

Germany, USSR, USA, Japan, and Great Britain. These are the nations most people think of immediately when asked about aircraft in WW2. Despite being one of the ‘key nations’ involved, no-one ever really talks about Italy’s contributions to aviation at that time. Italy was in a really bizarre place. Trapped in an aged mindset, they…

PM Models F-86 White Swans “Uçan Kuğular”

The F-86 is an icon of the early jet age. Piercing the limits of traditional straight winged aviation, and speeding past performance expectations of the early post-war years. Built by North American the F-86 saw massive international success as one of the most attractive jets, achieving success in Korea. Turkey, whose politics we won’t really…

Patrouille de France – A History in Models

To start this article I want to tell a story about how I became a modeller who adores the French display team so much. When I was a kid I went on a holiday to Northern France. It was staying in a caravan not far from a small town, and with multiple beaches. However, due…

Saudi Falcons / Saudi Hawks Display Team – Dekl’s 1/72 Decal Set

Saudi Arabia has a long standing history of obtaining it’s aircraft from the United Kingdom, including utalising the Hawker Hunter, English Electric Lightning, Strike Master, Panavia Tornado* and our example here the BAe Hawk! For obvious reasons we’re going to be delving into the politics of the Arabian Peninsular, We discussed the Hawk to some…

Revell Dassault Mystère IV 1/72

France’s aviation industry exploded in the 50s, becoming nothing short of iconic. Dassault, someone we have covered in the article on the MD450 Ouragan , remained front and centre of this push for incredible indigenous aviation. The Dassault Mystère was a development of the Mystère II, itself a swept wing development of the aforementioned MD450…

Heller F-84G “Patrouille de France” with Hi-Decal Markings

Following World War 2 there was an immediate rush to modernise aircraft from propeller driven majestic machines to powerful jet-powered brawling beasts. This was just as true in nations decimated early in the war – where their inventories were left over stock or allied supplies. France, previously a lead musician in the concert of Europe,…