Monday 17 October 2022

Airfix 1/35 Austin K2/Y Ambulance


 ..and David at East Kent Scale modellers has come up with the desert scheme in the box ..

.. some painting and masking job that!  As David put it;

"..Having done that, my next step is to cover it in mud. Still not sure if I've built an ambulance, an ice cream van or a portable circus tent.."

 And an 'embed' from twitter;

Sunday 16 October 2022

Hawker Siddeley Hs 125 Dominie - Airfix Vintage classic


 Two recent completions of the Airfix HS 125 Dominie as built by David and Dale at East Kent Scale Modellers. Released a while back in the 'Vintage Classic' range, the original kit/box art dates from 1973.  Dale's burnt out wreck represents the machine as seen at RAF Manston's fire dump - and a view of the 'real' wreck at Manston (third picture down). 

Thursday 13 October 2022

refurbished Airfix Hawk (1:72)

...Red Arrows Hawk giving an impromptu display over my garden yesterday ...


Saturday 1 October 2022

Model Day at the Hawkinge Battle of Britain museum, October 1, 2022


a few photos of our display table  - East Kent Scale Modellers - at the Hawkinge Battle of Britain museum today. 

Medway Modellers had an impressive table which featured the massive 1/32nd scale HK Models Lanc and plenty of other beautiful models. According to Ben who built it, the Lancaster took two years and six months to complete. One thing I learnt - note the absence of any exhaust stain on the outside stack of the outer engine. This is due to the wing dihedral...

..and a rare view of the museum's ongoing Heinkel He 111 restoration - not a CASA but a genuine Heinkel build that went to Spain and survived.