About Me

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Chatham, Kent, United Kingdom
I'm 45. And currently a full time carer for Mom.. I am also disabled, and suffer from Avoidant Personality Disorder. I also like Photography, Museums and Art Galleries. I have a keen interest in Military aviation. The Korean War and the Allied Bombing Offensive over Europe 1939-1945. And also a keen interest in Military vehicles.


Monday, 10 October 2016

1/48 Spitfire LF MK.XVI 10/10/2016

Finally finished this over the weekend. I'm glad really as I was starting to lose interest in it.

The model depicts a Spitfire at the Central Gunnery School at RAF Leconfield in 1946-1947 and along with Mosquito's that were also based there were used in the fighter affiliation role.

Friday, 7 October 2016

1/48 Spitfire build 07/10/2016

I've made good progress on the Spitfire of late, in fact I predict she will be finished sometime over the weekend I'm making that much progress.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Tiger, Tiger Academy 1/35th Tiger I

As well as the Spitfire and the SdKfz.251 half-track I also have a Tiger on my bench. The Tiger and its variants happens to be my all-time favourite series of tanks.

Here's how the Tiger looks at the moment, which is based on photos, as I don't rely on profiles. It will probably be a Tiger from either the 2nd SS Panzer Division "Das Reich" or the 502nd Panzer Division at Kurk.

1/48 Spitfire build 03/10/2016 paint and decals applied

After a little delay in updates (my fault) the Spitfire has had both paint and decals applied and is looking better now she has an identity.

She will receive another gloss coat to seal the decals in and also to give a sheen. Still a few more bits to do, and hopefully (all being well) she will be my first completion for October (and last aviation model for the year). As I'm going back to my first love of military vehicles. 

Saturday, 10 September 2016

1/35 half-track build 10/09/2016 figure progress

These are the figures which will accompany the half-track when finished. I've used the 1970's Tamiya figures as a basis, and just embellished them with parts from the spares box.

Friday, 9 September 2016

1/35th SdKfz.251/1 build supplemental 09/09/2016

Over the past few days I haven't done a lot to the vehicle itself as I've been playing about with some old figures I had in my spares box, and I have been adding their equipment to them. I'll get some pictures over the weekend, and show you! 

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

1/35 SdKfz.251 build 06/09/2016

A bit more done on the half-track. I've added the decals for the dashboard.

I also added the infantryman seats in the rear compartment, these are again from the spares box, and again are an improvement over the kit supplied parts. 

I also added the rifles to their respective racks. And detailed the crew areas with stowed MP40's and spare magazines.

The engine is in place too, I still had to add the radiator and fans.

I also added an exhaust from the spares box, and looks a lot better than the one supplied with the kit. 

So that's it for now. There will be more progress soon.