Italeri 1/48 Mirage
IIIO conversion. Fully re-scribed, scratch built
cockpit with High Planes Mk. 6 resin seat, re-engineered
exhaust, hand painted 79 Squadron tail markings, low-vis
scheme with one off DSG and green triangles, scratch
built main and front u/c wells, Verlinden RBF tags,
scratch built ladder, decals from kit, Roo Decal and
Aussie Decals. By Andrew Doppel
The Spitfire is the Hasegawa 1/48
Spit VIII, entirely OOB except the seatbelts which
were made from flattened solder then cut to shape.
Decals are from Aussie Decal, it was painted with Model
Master enamels. By Robert Brosing
The Mustang is Revells 1/48 P51D. The rockets, rails
and drop tanks are from the Verlinden Underwing stores
set. The fuselage is painted with Model Master Buffable
Aluminium, Humbrol enamels were used for the remainder.
Decals were sourced from the spares box to represent
the aircraft of Wing Commander Lou Spence 77 Squadron
Korea. By Robert Brosing
The recovery of RAAF
Mirage A3-105 by RAAF Chinook A15-004 during Exercise
'Pitch Black' on 27/4/1984. Italeri 1/48 ACH-47A
Chinook converted to RAAF C model using Hamilton Hobbies
conversion kit and Academy 1/48 Mirage IIIC (rear end)
converted to RAAF IIID using Red Roo conversion set. Chinook
flight crew figurines from Monogram. Ground
crew - U/K. By Andrew Doppel
This is a Toko
1:72 Sopwith Snipe with photoetch details and rigging,
finished in 4 Sqn AFC markings, circa 1919. By Peter
Special Hobby’s 1:72 Hawker Sea Fury operating
off HMAS Sydney in 1949. By Peter Hobbins
French infantry resting
in Russia 1812 by David Jones
BAe Hawk 209 of 12 Squadron Indonesian Air
Force (TNI-AU). 1/48 Airfix BAe Hawk 100,
1/48 Neomega Hawk 200 Resin Conversion, 1/48 VFA “Fighter
Hawk – Hawk 200’s of the world” decals.
By Jim Dick
Mikoyan MIG-17F of the Indonesian Air Force
1/48 Airfix Mikoyan MIg-17F, 1/48 Aeromaster Mig-17 Part 1 Decal Set, 1/48 True
Details Mig-17 Resin Cockpit. By Jim Dick
Mk1B, 1/48 Hasegawa. Kit modelled to depict
a 181 Squadron Typhoon Mk 1B, R8742, EL-A, during
operation Spartan, 1943. ‘Spartan’s’ purpose
was to refine the organisation for the intended invasion
to take place the following year. The opposing sides
during the exercise were dubbed Eastland and Southland,
the former representing the German occupying force.
The model depicted wears Eastland force markings.
Aeromaster decals were used. Painting Gunze
lacquer paints were used exclusively. Recessed detail
was highlighted using washes made from a thinned
mix of Tamiya Smoke (enamel). Additional weathering
was added using chalk pastels. Final weathering
was added using Testors Dullcote. By David Harmer
Rex (“T-Rex”) 1/35 Tamiya Tyrannosaurus
(Item 60102) Kit modelled to depict what I imagine
a T-Rex might have looked like. The T-Rex was built
according to the instructions. Rather
than use the metal post supplied, a pin was inserted
into the left hind leg and used to anchor the Tyrannosaurus
to the base. This gives the Tyrannosaurus a more
upright posture than would be the case if the kit
diorama base and mounting pin were used. If constructed
without modification, the T-Rex’s tail is very
straight, an attitude that appears (to me at least)
to be rather rigid and unrealistic For this reason,
I bent the tail using a hair dryer to introduce more
curve. Painting Scientists have
offered many theories on… sizes, looks, behaviour
and colours, but the real truth is unknown. Therefore,
painting and decorating your model depends upon guesswork
and imagination. – Instructions, page 8. The
particular colours of this T-Rex were inspired by
a Horizon Tyrannosaurus built and painted by Betty
Cunningham (see http://www.flyinggoat.com/).
Gunze Acrylics were used exclusively - Recessed detail
was highlighted using washes made from oil paints. Additional
weathering was added using Mig productions pigments
and chalk pastels. Final weathering was added
using Testors Dullcote. Ground work - The
groundwork is static grass, stones and water-effects
gel over plaster. By David Harmer
I built this F-111C A8-147 for my Dad who flew
this airframe in the 1982 SAC Bomb Comp. It has the
Verlinden Cockpit, Scaledown weighted wheels and burner
cans and scratch built Flaps/Slats, intake trunking
and vortice generators. The decals are from Aussie
Decals. By Mark Thoroughgood
1/48 NKR Winjeel. Model is essentially out of
the box - all details not provided in the kit are scratch
built. Kit decals with a few additional stencils
and numbers from the spares box. Kit is finished as
A85-443 the only Winjeel to wear the Fanta Can scheme
whilst in service. By JD King
1/48 Airfix Seafire 47. Aftermarket wheels and
seat (ultracast) and canopy (Squadron) with kit decals.
By JD King
Bell UH-1B A2-1018 “Battle of Long Tan”. Kitbash
of the 1:48 Revell and Fujimi kits plus scratcbuilding
based on reference provided by Bruce Anders, David
Edwards, and Dennis Oslen (aircrewman/door gunner
A2-1018). By Ralph Riese
1:32 Hasegawa Ki-84 Hayate built OOB with kit decals,
and painted in Gunze Sangyo and Tamiya acrylics.
This kit is the TRUMPETER 1/32 HELLCAT backdated
to an -3 by adding rear quarter windows and bullet
proof screen from clear plastic sheet, and
cutting out and adding additional lower cowl flaps
decals are by TECHMOD. The kit was painted
with Xtracolour paints and weathered with oils. By
This is the HASEGAWA 1/32 P47D THUNDERBOLT
straight OOB apart from the decals which were cobbled
together from the decal bank. Finished using
ALCLADII aluminium and weathered with oils and MIG
pigments. By Bruce Anders
This is the 1/24 Hasegawa VW 'kombi'.
The kit is built completely out of the box. The paint
scheme does not represent an actual vehicle, but is
an attempt to portray a generic 'bongo van' that has
seen a hard life. By Anthony 'Pappy' Papadis.
Here is the 1/72 Italeri HAS.3 Westland
Wessex 'Humphrey', which served aboard HMS Antrim during
the Falkland Islands war. The kit has had numerous
- The tail rotor blades were cut away from their
hub, pinned and re-attached facing in the opposite
direction. Italeri got the direction of rotation
- The kit depth charges and their racks were scratch
built. I made a master and cast copies. The 7.62mm
GPMG is an Aeroclub item, however I added the pintle,
cradle, ammo tin and shell bag.
- The main rotor hub hydraulic lines, main undercarriage
hydraulic lines and winch electrical wiring was added
using fine fire.
- The main gear legs were replaced with new items
fabricated using hypodermic syringe tubing
- The winch frame was re-built using plastic rod
for a more scale like appearance.
- The door handles and other hand holds were made
using fine wire. There is also some tubing above
the port cabin windows that was added as per references.
- The three gravity re-fueling ports along the lower
starboard fuselage were filled, and the hovering
in-flight re-fueling fairing added in front of the
cabin entry door.
- The Ron's Resins belly detail set was used in lieu
of the kit supplied parts.
- The fuselage aerial rigging was added using Ezy-line.
- The kit antennas were replaced using plastic card,
and a new pitot probe made using a syringe tube.
- The engine exhaust covers were made using plastic
discs and lead foil to represent the warning flags.
I used the kit decals, however most were not required
(including the nose art) as the aircraft markings were
toned down whilst the aircraft was participating. The
red mouse, kill tally and bullet hole circles were all
added at the end of hostile operations. By Anthony 'Pappy'
1/32 scale Matchbox Messerschmitt
Bf-109E By Bill Ansell
1/72 T-34 M1940, OOB. By Damian Coburn
1/72 Ju-87 G-2, OOB except for swastikas and painted
yellow markings. By Damian Coburn
Douglas DB-7B "Boston lll" 22
Sqn RAAF 1943. AMT/ERTL 1/48 Douglas A-20B/C Havoc
kit with Red Roo Cowling set, True Details wheels and
life raft, Reheat seat belts, other details scratch
built. Humbrol, Model Master and Tamiya enamels and
water colour "wash". Aussie Decals, Aeromaster
and Tasman decals. By Robert Hagger
P39 Aerocobra built essentially "out
of box". Tasman roundels and fin flash,
Modeldecal codes. Gunze Olive Drab uppers, Pollyscale
RAAF Sky Blue lowers. By David Edwards
This is an old Otaki kit of a Mk8 Spitty, I have
set in a Darwin Revetment theme, I scratch built a
lot of the gear in the cockpit area such as seatbelt,
airlines, airtanks, leavers, dials, ect. Decal are
Aeromaster and Humbrol paints, Reference was from the
AWM site and AMI members. By Mark Thompson.
This is of a RAAF C47 (A65-90) I built for a
mate who has just had his 80th birthday. He was
a LAC in the RAAF and worked on this aircraft during
the time it was used on Queens royal tour of Australia
in 1954,hence the Red carpet theme. The kit is
1/72 scale Italeri and decals are made up from several
other kits, Reference came from old RAAF history books
and AMI members. By Mark Thompson.
1/48 Hasegawa P-47 Thunderbolt II kit built
OOB, depicting a 134 SQN RAF aircraft of SEAC. Painted
with Citadel metallic acrylics over Tamiya Gloss Black.
Stripes and anti-glare panel painted with Tamiya acrylics.
Seat belts made from paper strip. By
Spitfire Mk VIII kit, Aeromaster decals, depicting
a 79 SQN RAAF aircraft, painted with Tamiya acrylics. By
Tamiya 1/350 USS ENTERPRISE backdated
to circa 1970. The steam effect of the launched Phantom
was made from polyster fibre threaded over a piece
of stretched clear sprue and placed in the catapult
groove. All deck markings were sprayed. By John Loughman
The Academy Sheridan built from
the box with some figures and stores from the spares
box. By John Loughman
Virgin Blue 737-800. Revell kit
with Brasil decals, Information resin Winglets and
engines. By Tony Paton
This is the Monogram 1/48 PBY-5
kit, built OOB with Aussie decals markings for 111
Air Sea Rescue Flight, RAAF. By Ray Seppala
The old Airfix Anson. Turret removed
and painted and decaled to represent N4960 of No 5,SFTS,1945.
This machine is on the front cover of Stewart Wilson's "In
Australian Service" series published 1992. By Paul ?