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…

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…