Winter Model Show – Midland’s Air Museum

The Midlands Air Museum is famed for it’s impressive collection of jets – featuring cold war classics like the Hunter, Mystere, and Mig 21 to the more modern Tornado and Harrier. It is a truly lovely collection that I’ve visited more times than I can count. The entrance to the museum has never stopped being…

Yak-3 “Click Together” 1/72 Zvezda

I have not really built many Zvezda kits. In fact, for actually branded Zvezda kits – this is my first. The only kit I’ve built that I know of is the Italeri Su-47 that I built some time ago. For clarity as well, I had bought the paints and model from Russia prior to the…

Airfix Fiat G-50 1/72 “Vintage Classic”

Many regular readers will remember me doing an article on the Airfix SM79 and why it’s important to me – this aircraft helped shaped my obsession with the non-mainstream aircraft of my country. Aircraft of Italy, France, Romania, Poland, and Sweden all became an obsession for me. Airfix’s G.50 was one I remember always looking…

Scale Model World 2022; Returning to Form

Scale Model World 2022 was something I’ve looked forward to since Scale Model World 2021. Last years show was a massive deal for me. It was the first one since I returned to model making after a not insignificant break, and also due to the pandemic that we’d all endured for years at that point….

KP Avia B-35 in 1/72

The Avia company today is no longer a part of aviation like it was back in the post Great War years. A huge industry in central Europe, the Avia company made some iconic aircraft – but today’s subject was never one of them . Let’s explore this lost aviation piece and the kit that KP…

KP Models 1/72 M-345; Frecce Tricolori Style

I thought I’d long finished this series; making every single Frecce Tricolori plane – something I did after having already completed the Patrouille de France. I opted for the Italeri boxset (which is a combination of an Academy F-86, Revell G-91, and Italeri/Supermodels MB-339) originally however knew at some point I’d need to do the…

Lincoln Model Show; New Looks, Cosy Vibes

Despite spending much of my childhood visiting family in Lincolnshire and refusing to eat sausages that aren’t of the Lincolnshire variety, I somehow never did Lincoln model show. I know, I’m as shook as you are…so this year I was invited to the show and saw it as a sign to attend. Having had my…

St Ives Model Show 2022

Located in East Anglia is St Ives, home to the model show hosted by Brampton Model Club. The largest single day show in the area I was extremely curious to how the show. It took me about 3 hours to get there and I arrived at 11:30. Doors opened at 10, but luckily the venue…

Airfix Spitfire MK1A – 1970s Tooling

Airfix is a brand with a rich history, one that is very closely associated with the Spitfire and it’s ever growing presence in the modelling world. Though newer tools of this kit have come to pass in recent years I was very curious about the edition with my favourite box art. So….what do we get?…

Small but Mighty; Boscombe Down Aviation Collection Model Show 2022

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC) is somewhere I’ve heard about but never been too. Located closer to my family than myself, it’s somewhere I always said “I need to go there” at some point. When the opportunity arose to go from a relatives home to there (an hour instead of four hour drive) I decided…