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BAe HAWK 100 DEMONSTRATOR – AIRFIX 1:72

Having made a number of models for other people, the Other-Half (CJ) asked if she could have one to display on her desk at work (which was nice). I was in the middle of building Kinetic’s 1:32 scale Hawk 100 series model in the colours of BAe’s Demonstrator ZJ100 and, apart from the size of it, the subject was perfect.

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Tamiya McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II (Part 1)

Preamble Gubbins

This post is aimed at people who have little knowledge of model making but I hope will also be of interest to more experienced modellers.  For the latter, please bear with me through the bits where I’m talking about the basics and teaching you to suck eggs.

The Main Bit

I’d fancied building an F-4 for a while as it is probably my favourite aircraft.  I already have a model of the RAF’s FGR.2 (F-4M in McD speak) in the loft so I thought I’d build a US variant this time.  As a friend flew them operationally in Vietnam, and Tamiya do some nice large F-4D and E kits, I thought I’d build an airframe he actually flew. Continue reading Tamiya McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II (Part 1)