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…

KP Models – Avia S-199 [1/72]

The below article is a summarisation of t the above video. I’m trailing this as I am struggling to make long form content and do these as well. The video is a much nicer way to enjoy this content, so try that if you haven’t already! The Avia S-1999 is a Frankenstein; a plane that…

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…

CT-4 Airtrainer ‘Red Checkers’ in 1/72 | Tazman Models

Indigenous aircraft have always been fascinating to me. I’ve always loved looking at home grown unique designs that are at odds with the trends of the world. They tend to be designed with significant restrictions in budget and equipment (such as engines or avionics). New Zealand had one of these aircraft, which was made by…

Scale Model World 2021

Normally I’d write an article for each post, but due to some increased workload I needed to take a step back. Whilst I am still posting weekly on Youtube and now live streaming there, I had stopped posting my weekly articles. I am now back to weekly (bar 2 videos going out in the next…

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…

Airfix Scorpion/Scimitar (1:72/6)

I have been known to be something called a “tank racist” – because I always say that tanks almost always look identical to me. The reality is, I can normally tell what country it is from and I recognise the iconic tanks. I do not, however, recognise the majority of major tanks (especially what mark…

Italeri Fiat CR.42 ‘Falco’ 1/72

Germany, USSR, USA, Japan, and Great Britain. These are the nations most people think of immediately when asked about aircraft in WW2. Despite being one of the ‘key nations’ involved, no-one ever really talks about Italy’s contributions to aviation at that time. Italy was in a really bizarre place. Trapped in an aged mindset, they…