Following last month’s introduction to this new feature, we select another four projects submitted by AMW’s readers
1 Hobby Boss KrAZ-6446/MAZ/chMZAP-5247G semi-trailer and Trumpeter T-62
2 Airfix de Havilland Tiger Moth
Ken Heslop built Airfix’s new-tool 1/48 Tiger Moth and added homemade seatbelts plus Uschi van der Rosten ‘Rig that Thing’ wing bracing, complete with wire representing the spreader bars. The kit-supplied markings scheme – depicting The Shuttleworth Collection’s DH.82A – made for a striking appearance.
3 Fonderie Miniatures Handley Page Halifax
It took John Hindlay 18 months to represent LV907/NP-F Friday the 13th – a Halifax operated by 158 Squadron at RAF Lissett, East Yorkshire – using Fonderie Miniatures’ 1/48 offering. The project involved tackling the kit’s notoriously poor fit, replacing the moulded wingtips with accurate square examples, scratch-building an interior and brush-painting the camouflage.
4 Tamiya Vought Corsair
After beginning the project in 2012, Richard Page took a break from adding an Aires resin engine, cockpit, undercarriage and wing enhancements to Tamiya’s 1/48 F4U-1D Corsair, and restarted work at the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown. Montex masks were used for the markings and AMMO-MIG chipping fluid aided the well-used appearance.
5 Airfix Jet Provost
Projects with a personal aspect can be particularly rewarding – such as Simon Bray’s representation of Jet Provost T.3 XN636, an airframe he worked on at RAF Cosford, Shropshire during the late 1980s. Airfix’s 1/72 kit was enhanced with resin Mk.4 ejector seats, a jet nozzle made from a straw, plus scratch-built intakes, aerials and anti-collision lights.
6 ICM Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII
Cambridgeshire modeller Richard Page added Quickboost radiator, access door and exhaust ejector parts, Eduard photo-etched cockpit enhancements and wheels to ICM’s 1/48 Spitfire Mk.VIII. Minimal weathering was kept to chipping fluid around the wing root plus exhaust stains via airbrushing, while insignia utilised Montex masks.
7 Tamiya 7.5cm Anti-Tank Gun
Les Evans found a round cake board the ideal item to form a base for Tamiya’s 1/35 PaK 40 gun; artificial grass, sticks and broken stones from the garden plus mixed herbs were secured with PVA (white) glue to form a backdrop for the model and figures.
8 Airfix Tiger Moth
This new-tool kit has proven exceptionally popular – Robert McDonald was another to apply the striking Central Flying School livery to Airfix’s 1/48 Tiger Moth, as he could visit the Shuttleworth Collection easily to view the real airframe! Rigging was added, while the option to display the powerplant was noted as a neat touch.
9 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon
A low price at Scale ModelWorld meant Karl Smith could supplement his purchase of Revell’s 1/32 Eurofighter Typhoon with Aires exhaust and cockpit enhancements, Eduard Foreign Object Debris covers, Vortex vac-form canopy and additional decals. Scratch-built undercarriage and Xtracrylics paints completed the project.
10 Special Hobby Dornier Do 27
Venezuelan modeller William Puchades now lives in Madrid, and replicated the Fundacion Infante de Orleans’ Dornier Do 27, which is based at the city’s Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport. Special Hobby’s 1/72 offering was enhanced with Eduard seat harnesses, Uschi van der Rosten rigging, and was finished with Alclad and AMMO-MIG paints.
11 Meng Pickup w/ZPU-2
Having purchased Meng Model’s 1/35 Pickup w/ZPU-2, Richard Page was inspired by the ‘Velociraptor Series’ labelling to produce an entertaining Jurassic Park-themed model. The explanation suggested the utility vehicle was upgraded quickly when things went wrong… home-made decals and Humbrol weathering powders enhanced the truck’s appearance.
12 Airfix Avro Shackleton
After a four-month build, Michael White completed Airfix’s 1/72 Avro Shackleton MR.2 as a 224 Squadron, RAF airframe, representing the period when this unit operated from Gibraltar, between 1951-66.
If you’ve recently completed a model you’re particularly proud of and would like to showcase the build, let AMW know! Send a high-quality photo of the model against a white background and tell us about any aftermarket additions or special techniques involved. Up to four per month will be included in the magazine, with more featured here on the Key Model World website. Please email your submissions to the editor: firstname.lastname@example.org