Thursday 16 February 2017

Beavering away

An older build from six years ago, this is the Airfix 1/72 DHC Beaver. Tooled in the late 70s, this is one of those really nice but often overlooked Airfix classics. True, there's not a lot of cockpit detail and it's covered in rivets, but it builds so well and really looks the part. I was attracted to this scheme by the dayglo panels, but having seen several of these flying in Harbour Air colors in Nanaimo and Victoria BC recently, I wouldn't mind doing a civilian floatplane version some day.

Thursday 9 February 2017

Greek Ghost

Special Hobby's Mirage 1/72 F.1 was greeted with excitement by jet modellers, as the long overdue replacement for the Airfix and Hasegawa 70s kits. The hype was largely justified, as the new kit has lots of fine detail and options, although I did encounter a few surprising fit issues. Finished in Greek camo.

Monday 6 February 2017

Up with the Lark

No, I'd never heard of the SAI KZ VII Lærke, either. This is the 1/72 Stoppel kit of this Danish light utility aircraft. Despite the kit's short-run status it went together with no real problems at all, only the two-part canopy providing a bit of a challenge.