(December 2021) Eighteen years ago I made four models of the Airbus A.330 and A.340 using the Revell 1/144 kits, the shorter -200 and longer -300 versions. (You can read about it in the column on the right.) That was fairly much at the beginning of my entry into the world of airliner modelling and … More Making some Revell 1/144 Airbus A.330s
(September 2021) INTRODUCTION Many modellers like to tell stories with their models and do it in the form of dioramas or vignettes which describe in model form a moment in time and the people, machines and places of that moment. In this way one model and its setting tell one story. I also like to … More Royal Australian Air Force Mirage IIIs, 1963 to 1989, in 1/72 by Frog.
Attached is a PDF of an item I wrote for the MoB’s newsletter in 2014 about assembling the resin Planet 1/72 Arsenal Delanne using Blu Tack to create a jig.
(November 2020) In November 2020 Qantas celebrates its centenary. As a tiny celebration of this remarkable event here are photos of all the models I’ve made that are associated with Qantas. This includes Qantas Empire Airways, Australia Asia, Australian, QantasLink and JetStar, and the Australian domestic airline Trans Australia Airlines that was later rebranded Australian … More A hundred years of Qantas
(May 2001) This month one of my tools has let me down so I haven’t completed a model. My compressor has finally decided that compressing air is just asking too much of it and can’t be bothered any more. It sits there going chug-chug-chug as usual, but only a little air comes out. I will attend to the … More A modeller’s life – my box of tools
We’ve let monsters into our house. Not only are they monsters of the usual kind, they are model kit eating monsters. Last year I decided that it was about time I came to grips with this new (for me) acrylic paint. Having been put off by the first generation of acrylic modelling paints back in … More A Tale of Two Kittens (and lost parts)
Handley Page to Yak For about ten years from 2000 I regularly wrote two page kit build reviews for the Modellers of Ballarat newsletter. I’ve collected them together and present them, in two parts for convenience. Handley Page Victor B2 – Matchbox 1/72 Hawker Siddeley Gnat T1 – Airfix 1/72 Heinkel He178 – Condor 1/72 … More 106 Kit Build Reviews part 2