What Scale is For Me?

This is a question that comes into a lot of people’s mind. Either when they’re re-entering the hobby (like myself), introducing a friend or child, or just looking to expand their horizons – to a new subject or skill level. With this article I hope to help you work out what scale is best for…

First Wave Jet Trainers of Europe : The Forgotten Firsts in 1/72

This article follows on from the previous article about the well known jet trainers of Europe – if you haven’t read it click here to go to the article.   Among the major jet trainers in Europe, several innovators developed other jet trainers – either to compete on the international market or to satisfy demand within…

First Wave Jet Trainers of Europe : The Big 5 in 1/72

Think of airshows of the 1950’s and 1960’s and you get a lot of images in mind. Prototype aircraft that were once in a life time opportunities, trialling the speed of modern aviation design, and the emergence of formation aerobatics – now in jets! Jets were the future. That much had been clear since the…

48-040 Begemot Mikoyan MiG-31BM/BSM – The improved ‘Foxhound’

With the release of a fantastic 1:48 kit of the mighty MiG-31BM/BSM ‘Foxhound’, it was only a question of time, when will the Russian decal manufacturer Begemot produce some nice marking options, to the three, already offered in the kit. It was a short wait indeed, as the new decal sheet hit the stores less…

1:48 AMK MiG-31BM/BSM ‘Foxhound’

And it finally arrived! The eagerly awaited AMK (AvantGarde Model Kits) 1:48 MiG-31BM/BSM ‘Foxhound’. The Macau based company really wet the appetites of the scale modelling crowds with CAD shots and later sprue parts of this iconic Soviet interceptor. By a stroke of luck and a good friendship, AMK provided me with the 3rd kit…

1/72 Scale Aerobatic Teams

Disclaimer: This is a constantly updated and ongoing list. Aerobatic teams (or air display teams) captivate a lot of people’s imagination. They’re colourful, full of character, and extremely agile. Their close formations and smoke trails are a joy to watch. Although it may change in the near future (sadly), they also demonstrate a different array of…