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…

My Modelling Journey with the 1/72 Airfix SM.79

Modelling is a fascinating hobby. People get into it for all sorts of reasons. Some got into it as kids – building their kits and blowing them up to re-create battles. Some did little war games, like my own father did as a kid. For some, it was about re-creating their heroes or favourite subjects…

Stash or Build?

Recently I’ve come into possession of a few ‘rarer’ models. Those which had limited production, and have come from companies which have collapsed. In one case, the kit’s moulds are disputed between 3 companies! This brought a massive issue to my mind; do I save these kits for when I feel more confident? Or delve…

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…

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…