Dragon’s 1/35 MIM-23 HAWK build update

I’ve now completed the launcher part of the build. The fire extinguisher and some wiring have been left off to ease painting, but other than that, this part is done. The leg struts are quite delicate, so I will be putting this on a scenic base to reduce the risk of damage (and keeping it

Happy New Year and welcome back to modelling

It’s now 2019 and time to get back to mucking around with plastic. This year’s modelling resolutions are to finish more models than I buy and clear a fair bit of my in-progress modelling backlog, though how successful I’ll be remains to be seen. Top of the list to finish off are Freedom Model Kits’ 1/48

Latest acquisitions (December 2018 edition)

While I don’t often build WWII era aircraft, sometimes an opportunity that you can’t ignore presents itself. A very kind individual has donated dozens of kits to Newbury Scale Model Club as he no longer has the space to build or display them. It is quite a collection of 1/48 scale aircraft, but what is

Latest acquisitions (October 2018 edition)

Another month and another batch of kits to add to the stash! I finally decided on using Meng’s Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab as the load for the Italeri M1120 HEMTT purchased back in July and found a suitable eBay offer. Next up was the fun looking Hobby Boss Delta Force FAV – it is only

Latest acquisitions (September 2018 edition)

Nothing like a bit of pre-birthday shopping to make you realise you have way too many kits already and that you shouldn’t actually be adding more until you finish some. Well, according to the kids that is. Others may argue you can never have enough models in the stash and the one with the most

Dragon’s 1/35 MIM-23 HAWK build update

Last month I started my build of Dragon’s 1/35 scale MIM-23 HAWK M192 as a holiday build, a way to pass the evenings in Devon. I managed to make a fair bit of progress, but didn’t get as far as expected for such a simple kit. It is an OK kit, but not what I have come to expect

Latest acquisitions (June 2018 edition)

Yet another addition to my 1/35 helicopter collection! I’ve been after Trumpeter’s large-scale Hind for quite a while, but hadn’t seen one at a sensible price, so when the eBay opportunity came along I had to take it. I expect to collect a fair bit of after market for this beast, such as Eduard’s coloured

Military Modelling magazine index

Military Modelling is no more. I was a subscriber from about 10 years ago, but a while back I acquired an almost complete back catalogue of the magazine, starting with the very first edition. While some of those early build articles are no longer relevant, there is still a wealth of information buried in those 48