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…

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…