Airfix Junior Phantom

The Airfix Phantom, nigh, the entire Airfix Junior range is just so 1990s it hurts. From it’s colour palette, marketing style, and comic rear box panels – it was a product very unique for ‘models’. As a child when this came out it really made an impact as a range I remember – though no-one…

Canadair CT-114 “Snowbird” Tutor | Hobbycraft 1/72

The CT-114 was one of the last projects indigenous to the Canadian military aviation industry. During the age were every nation wanted their industry to guarantee their own independence should another nation fall or political stance change. Canada is a nation that, I think, most neglect to think of when discussing indigenous aircraft. The politics…

Polish Cavalry | First to Fight | 1/72

Cavalry are massively forgotten in World War 2. Although not significant to the degree of tanks or aircraft, they were utilised in Europe from the beginning until the end of the war . This set from First to Fight allows you to make some Polish Cavalry from when they defended against the German Aggressors in…

Polish 7TP – Defence of Warsaw – First to Fight 1/72

For some reason the defence of Poland in my mind was an air affair due to the nature of the German Blitzkrieg. I had a massive gap in my personal knowledge banks and was unaware of the technology used by the Polish forces defending against Germany outside of their airforce. However, whilst browsing my local…

Saudi Falcons / Saudi Hawks Display Team – Dekl’s 1/72 Decal Set

Saudi Arabia has a long standing history of obtaining it’s aircraft from the United Kingdom, including utalising the Hawker Hunter, English Electric Lightning, Strike Master, Panavia Tornado* and our example here the BAe Hawk! For obvious reasons we’re going to be delving into the politics of the Arabian Peninsular, We discussed the Hawk to some…

Helller MD 450 Dassault Ouragan

After the cold depths of WW2 there was a scramble for modernisation. The age of the propeller on the frontlines had peaked; the jet had been realised. Germany and the United Kingdom had fielded jets by the wars end, whilst occupied countries had to either depend on fallen technology or take a giant stride after…

Fouga Magister Heller 1/72

The evolution of aircraft post-war led to many weird and wonderful different design languages for aircraft. From twin booms to full deltas…aircraft were always evolving. The Fouga Magister looks like it took it’s design language from nature, having a beautiful butterfly tail, and lengthy almost dangly wings. It has a certain grace when in the…

Airfix 1/72 “Best of British” Spitfire and Red Arrows Hawk

The Supermarine Spitfire was the first model made by the mighty Airfix. For many people, regardless of decade, it was the first model they built too. I was no exception to this rule, creating a cherished memory with my father. The BAe Hawk is no different; attracting the eye of many children who want to…

Airfix “Yellowjacks” Gnat 1/72

Short. Stumpy. Slightly odd looking. No gentlemen, stop worrying. Today we are looking at one of the weirdest looking jet trainers you’ll make, the Folland Gnat! Used around the world as either a trainer or the “lightest jet fighter”, the Gnat was known around the world. It was well regarded by pilots though known to…