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…

Kopro Breitling (Old Scheme) Decals with KP Plastikovy L-39 1/72

Note: This article is a dual review of both the KP L-39 and Kopro’s Brietling Display team decals The L-39 was a plane that grew from former Czechoslovakia (now Czechia / Czech Republic) as a successor to the L-29 Delphin that was adopted USSR-wide. A much more modern and sleek aircraft, the L-39 became known…

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…

Hawker Hunter ‘Blue Diamonds’ Matchbox 1/72

I feel like I could start and end this article just by saying “the Hawker Hunter” as it is so renowned that all you need to say is the aircrafts name, and people instantly have the image of it in their head and the sound of the engines in their ears. The undeniably ‘right looking’…

Red Arrows 40th Anniversary Set – Airfix 1/72

The Red Arrows are known worldwide for their professionalism and vibrant red scheme. What many don’t recall – or these days I guess even know – is that the Red Arrows are the the survivors in a long line of British display teams. We’ve had teams made from Hawker Hunters, English Electric Lightnings, and Jet…

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…

Scale Model World 2017

Well as it does every year, the ultimate model show has come around yet again. Hosted in the city of Telford at the International Centre across all three of it’s main halls – it is easily the largest show in the world for scale model enthusiasts. The show also features stands from many of the…

48-040 Begemot Mikoyan MiG-31BM/BSM – The improved ‘Foxhound’

With the release of a fantastic 1:48 kit of the mighty MiG-31BM/BSM ‘Foxhound’, it was only a question of time, when will the Russian decal manufacturer Begemot produce some nice marking options, to the three, already offered in the kit. It was a short wait indeed, as the new decal sheet hit the stores less…