Models

One of my hobbies, since a child, has been to build model airplanes. Not the flying kind though. This particular hobby enter a hiatus when I left school and I started in earnest round about 2000. Since then I have been trying more and more challenging models each time.

Below are photo's of the models I have built in recent years.

McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle Gulf Spirit

This is a 1:48 scale model of the McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle made by Tamiya. Still early days, so everything was painted with a brush.

Tamiya 1:48 F-15C Eagle Gulf Spirit - Left side Tamiya 1:48 F-15C Eagle Gulf Spirit - Close up of cockpit, left side Tamiya 1:48 F-15C Eagle Gulf Spirit - Close up of weapons Tamiya 1:48 F-15C Eagle Gulf Spirit - View from behind Tamiya 1:48 F-15C Eagle Gulf Spirit - Close up of cockpit, right side Tamiya 1:48 F-15C Eagle Gulf Spirit - Right side Tamiya 1:48 F-15C Eagle Gulf Spirit - Top view

Grumman F-14 Tomcat

This is a 1:32 scale model of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat made by Tamiya. This was the first "serious" model I tackled.

The quality of the model is generally good, with loads of detail.

 

Lockheed Martin YF-22 "Raptor"

This is a 1:32 scale model of the Lockheed Martin YF-22 "Raptor".

This is a very simple model to build, with little detail.

 

Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II

This is a 1:32 scale model of the Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II made by Trumpeter. This was the first "serious" model I tackled.

The quality of the model is generally good, with loads of detail, metal parts as well as some resin parts (engines). It was a bit of a waste to put all the effort into the assembling the main gun and then having to "hide" it inside the model, so I left it out and manufactured a new plain barrel protruding from the front. The massive gun is displayed outside.

Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - View from front Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - Left side Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - Left side Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - Close up of cockpit, left side Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - Close up of cockpit, left side Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - Close up of weapons, left side Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - Close up of engine, left side Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - Close up of engine, left side Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - View from behind Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - Close up of engine, right side Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - Close up of weapons, right side Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - Close up of weapons, right side Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - Close up of cockpit, right side Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - Close up of cockpit, right side Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - Close up of cockpit, right side Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - Right side Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - Right side Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - View of weapons from below Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A Thunderbolt II - View of the gun, and what a gun!

British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) TSR-2

This is a 1:48 scale model of the British Aircraft Corporation TSR-2 made by Airfix.

The quality of this model is not good at all. I had major issues getting all the part to align properly, requiring lots of sanding as well as putty to fill the gaps. Some of the decals were wrongly numbered and some did not even reflect the assembly guide. I ended up buying another kit so that I could start over (I must be a sucker for punishment). It did not end up too badly, but it was a mission.

Airfix 1:48 TSR-2 - Left side Airfix 1:48 TSR-2 - Close up of cockpit, left side Airfix 1:48 TSR-2 - Close up of cockpit, left side Airfix 1:48 TSR-2 - Left side, engines and airbrakes Airfix 1:48 TSR-2 - Right side, engines and airbrakes Airfix 1:48 TSR-2 - Close up of cockpit, right side Airfix 1:48 TSR-2 - Right side Airfix 1:48 TSR-2 - Copse up of front cockpit, from top Airfix 1:48 TSR-2 - Close up of cockpits, from top Airfix 1:48 TSR-2 - View from top Airfix 1:48 TSR-2 - View from bottom

Eurofighter Typhoon - In Progress

This is a 1-32 scale model of the Eurofighter Typhoon made by Trumpeter.