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…

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…

Trumpeter 1/72 Shenyang J-31

When I saw this aircraft coming out I just had to buy it. There is so much chatter about this aircraft around, accusations of stealing files from the F-35 programme have made this aircraft infamous in the West. I’ve not built an F-35 yet, but anyone can see the resemblance. At this point, China is…

Airfix General Dynamics F-16 A/B 1/72

The F-16 is an aircraft that really needs no introduction. It’s an aircraft that has become world famous since the 1980’s. With production being undertaken in Europe by a number of countries for use in their own air arms. One famous user is Belgium, who have prominently displayed their F-16’s over the years as a…

Italeri 1/72 Su-47 ‘Berkut’

The Su-47 is, to many people, a spaceship of an aircraft. It is an aircraft that mystifies, and captures the imagination. With it’s forward swept wings combined with a long fuselage and canards – it’s defiantly an extremely unique aircraft. The aircraft was a test bed for forward swpt wings, something the Russian aviation industry…

MPM 1/72 Hispano HA-200 Saeta

  The Hispano Ha-200 is a jet with several claims to fame. This little bird was an aircraft first and foremost designed by the legendary Willy Messerschmitt , his first post-war jet aircraft and jet trainer. The aircraft was a salvaged re-design of the Ha-100 – a propeller powered counterpart of the T-28 Trojan. Due…

Airfix 1/72 Aérospatiale Gazelle (decals from Lift Here)

The Gazelle was a utility aircraft capable of holding light armament. It was an helicopter that achieved world wide recognition for it’s capabilities and characteristics. It’s a very unique and distinguished looking aircraft, that has survived it’s era (unlike some contemporaries) and is still in active service across the world. It saw joint productions by…

Revell 1/72 Dassault Rafale

Dassault is a legendary brand in aerospace. They have developed aircraft that have served across the world, from Asia to South America. They have shown defiance in the world of military aviation, going alone against the likes of the Eurofighter and the F-35 – all being efforts by multiple nations. The Rafale stands as a…