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…

Italeri 1/72 Su-47 ‘Berkut’

The Su-47 is, to many people, a spaceship of an aircraft. It is an aircraft that mystifies, and captures the imagination. With it’s forward swept wings combined with a long fuselage and canards – it’s defiantly an extremely unique aircraft. The aircraft was a test bed for forward swpt wings, something the Russian aviation industry…

Scale Model World 2017

Well as it does every year, the ultimate model show has come around yet again. Hosted in the city of Telford at the International Centre across all three of it’s main halls – it is easily the largest show in the world for scale model enthusiasts. The show also features stands from many of the…

MPM 1/72 Hispano HA-200 Saeta

  The Hispano Ha-200 is a jet with several claims to fame. This little bird was an aircraft first and foremost designed by the legendary Willy Messerschmitt , his first post-war jet aircraft and jet trainer. The aircraft was a salvaged re-design of the Ha-100 – a propeller powered counterpart of the T-28 Trojan. Due…

Mini Europe 

Scale modelling is amazing. Not in the least because you can literally make a scale model of absolutely anything. You’re interested in history? You can make a scale model of that army or historical figure. Interested in dinosaurs? You can make them too! Ships, boats, and tanks? We got you covered! But one other element…

Duxford Airshow, May 2017

Although this site is primarily for modelling, I want to share the airshows I go to as well – after all, why celebrate only the models without the real subjects?  Duxford Imperial War Museum is a large museum in the United Kingdom which has many hangers with aircraft spanning from World War One to the…

Airfix 1/72 Aérospatiale Gazelle (decals from Lift Here)

The Gazelle was a utility aircraft capable of holding light armament. It was an helicopter that achieved world wide recognition for it’s capabilities and characteristics. It’s a very unique and distinguished looking aircraft, that has survived it’s era (unlike some contemporaries) and is still in active service across the world. It saw joint productions by…

Revell 1/72 Dassault Rafale

Dassault is a legendary brand in aerospace. They have developed aircraft that have served across the world, from Asia to South America. They have shown defiance in the world of military aviation, going alone against the likes of the Eurofighter and the F-35 – all being efforts by multiple nations. The Rafale stands as a…

Airfix 1/72 BAe Hawk 132

The Hawk from BAe (formerly Hawker Siddley) is a jet that is known the world over as a capable trainer, and light attack aircraft. It is the mount of the Royal Air Force (United Kingdom) aerobatic team the Red Arrows – replacing the Gnat before it. It is a plane that you see often used…

Trumpeter 1/72 J-10B – China’s Canard Fighter 

    China’s J-10 made by Chengdu has been regarded by Western observers as a “cheaper version of the Eurofighter or Gripen.” We are not here to be critical of the actual aircraft, of course, but I do think aesthetically it is like a mash up of the two – but with the rear end…

Shropshire Model Show at RAF Museum Cosford

RAF Cosford’s model show is perhaps one of the bigger shows in the country and shares similarity with Bovington’s model show (which I unfortunately could not attend this year) by having model clubs laced within the exhibits themselves. The show is held at one of two RAF Museums in the United Kingdom. This one, RAF…