Modelling the Qantas Empire Airways Catalina in 1/144

(January 2022) A Little History In 1935 Qantas Empire Airways (QEA) became Australia’s first international airline when it began flying regular airmail and passenger services between Brisbane and Singapore.  The company had been formed the year earlier as a joint venture between Australia’s QANTAS and Britain’s Imperial Airways and, between them, they flew regular airmail … More Modelling the Qantas Empire Airways Catalina in 1/144

Robin’s Column

Introduction This is something I hope to be able to publish from time to time. I was around at Robin Johnson’s place earlier today and the latest issue of a magazine about airlines and airlines distracted us and we ended up talking about Sikorsky flying boats and Pan American Airways, among other things. Robin’s career … More Robin’s Column

Western Airways

Just published by BHS Publishing is my latest book, Western Airways, Flying in Western Australia 1919-1941. It is a massaged version of my PhD thesis which is about exactly what the title says. I think it’s pretty good and interesting, but I may be biased. For publication details and how to get a copy download … More Western Airways

Royal Australian Air Force Mirage IIIs, 1963 to 1989, in 1/72 by Frog.

(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.

Netflix Notes

            Due to something that I don’t quite understand, after our tv set and Fetch box were setup here we can only watch broadcast tv by pressing a couple of buttons on one of the remote controls, and that is confusing enough that we don’t bother.  So the only stuff that we have watched has … More Netflix Notes