1/72 AIRFIX FW-190

This is my take on the recent Airfix FW190 in 1/72

Brush painted with Lifecolor and Citadel\GW for exhaust panel and yellow under cowling, quickshine to gloss before decals then Lifecolor satin varnish and a bit of MIG cold grey wash to finish. Mottling is a but crap, sorry.

Had to make up a headrest after carpet monster ate the kit one; gun barrels and pitot replaced with brass tube from Albion Alloys after a few breakages during painting.

More here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234948726-fw190/


This is Airfix kit I built 6ish years ago as first effort on return to modelling after ‘children break’, inspired by the 40th Anniversary TV programs and a trip to Leicester Space Centre.

Kit instructions from 1990s release were rubbish as a painting reference, found some excellent resources on the internet though

Painted with ‘craft’ acrylics; gold foil from Rollos (a lot of research went into finding the right confectionery to provide the foil ….)

More here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/75999-apollo-11/


Dapol build from ancient Kitmaster\Airfix etc mould

Not bad considering its age apart from the ‘working’ piston gear (mine got stuck up!)

Brush painted with Lifecolor and Citadel acrylics, mounted on a piece of old hornby track

More here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/77151-rocket/

Picture of real one is from National Rail Museum, York; well worth a visit


Just finished this one, great little kit in 1/72 from Airfix

I’ve had to setup a temporary build area on top of an old dresser so I can stand up whilst modelling due to sciatica so have been doing stuff as simply a possible

All paint by brush, Lifecolor for grey\blue; Quickshine to gloss before decals, Lifecolor Matt Varnish then MIG cold grey enamel wash.

Seatbelts are a cheeky printout of Eduard colour etch cut out and glued in place, aerial is Eze-Line.

I was going to do the more colourful red striped tail version but the decals would not slip in between the rudder and tail (bunged up with paint I think).

Pics are a bit dull but will do some more when it’s bright outside.


An old build from circa 1993, model is from an AMT kit with added details I built around 20 years ago.

Model inspired by the Bruce Springsteen song ‘Racing in the Street’ from the album ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’.

Darkness on the Edge of Town

I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396
Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor

She’s waiting tonight down in the parking lot
Outside the Seven-Eleven store

Me and my partner Sonny built her straight out of scratch

And he rides with me from town to town

We only run for the money, got no strings attached
We shut ’em up and than we shut ’em down

The lyrics refer a specification of a 1969 model car with a 396-cubic-inch Chevrolet big-block engine, fuel injection and Hurst Performance transmission.