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1:72 Italeri F-5F Mig28

1:72 Italeri Northrop F-5F 160965, used a a MiG-28 in the 1986 movie Top Gun, based at NAS Miramar in 1985 during filming ” template=”/var/sites/o/octanescalemodels.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   The movie Top Gun starts and ends with dogfights between US Navy F-14s and mythical MiG-28 adversaries. For this, the US Navy painted up 4 […]

1:72 PZL P.11c Arma Hobbies 1:72 Junior Edition

PZL P.11c Lt. Wladyslaw Wojciech Chciuk, 1 September 1939 – Arma Hobbies 1:72 Junior Edition ” template=”/var/sites/o/octanescalemodels.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] The aircraft The PZL P.11c (Państwowe Zakłady Lotnicze – State Aviation Works) started development in the late 1920s with the 1st of Zygmunt Puławski’s prototypes the PZL P.1. This featured what was be become […]

1:72 Airfix (A01003A) Curtiss Tomahawk IIB, 73 Sqn RAF, El Gamil – Egypt, 1941

1:72 Airfix (A01003A) Curtiss Tomahawk IIB AK490, 73 Sqn RAF, El Gamil – Egypt, 1941 ” template=”/var/sites/o/octanescalemodels.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] With the UK based RAF squadrons just about back up to strength with Hurricanes and Spitfires after the conclusion of the Battle of Britain, the delivery of the Curtiss Tomahawk allowed the dated equipment […]

1:72 Revell (03917) Goodyear FG-1 Corsair IV – Fleet Air Arm – HMS Colossus 1945

1:72 Revell (03917) Goodyear FG-1 Corsair IV – Fleet Air Arm – HMS Colossus 1945 ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]The Aircraft KD344 was one of the final batch of 857 Goodyear built Corsairs, called the FG-1 Corsair IV in Fleet Air Arm use. It was delivered to the Fleet Air Arm and was embarked on […]

1:72 AZ Models Morane-Saulnier L #1848, 3sqn RFC – 5th February 1915, Merville – France

1:72 AZ Models Morane-Saulnier L #1848, 3sqn RFC – 5th February 1915, Merville – France ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]The Aircraft The Morane-Saulinier L entered service with the Royal Flying Corps at the start of WWI also being employed in service with the Royal Naval Air Service and the Aeronautique Militaire (French Air Force). It […]

Airfix 1:72 Harrier GR9A in RAF 41 Sqn’s 90th Anniversary 2006 show scheme

Airfix 1:72 Harrier GR9A in RAF 41 Sqn’s 90th Anniversary 2006 show scheme ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]  As well as my usual Hataka Paints for the main colours I also used Vallejo’s Metal Medium to give a pearlescent effect on the tail (often quoted as a BMW car colour) as worn by the actual […]

Hasegawa 1:72 F-35B. The RAF’s 1st F-35B (BK-01), ZM135.

Hasegawa 1:72 F-35B. The RAF’s 1st F-35B (BK-01), ZM135. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]  Final assembly of BK-01started on October 26th, 2009. Roll out took place during Sunday evening on November 20th, 2011 and its first flight April 13th, 2012. The run of the RAF’s F-35B assigned serial numbers isn’t random – ZM135 is the […]

Fujimi 1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21BIS North Korean Airforce (KPAF), Wonsan Airshow 2016. Hataka HTK-AS93D Modern North Korean AF Paint Set” with decal sheet.

Fujimi 1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21BIS North Korean Airforce (KPAF), Wonsan Airshow 2016. Hataka HTK-AS93D “Modern North Korean AF Paint Set” with decal sheet. ” template=”/var/sites/o/octanescalemodels.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]  *Disclaimer – The kit is actually a MiG-21SMT, not the MiG-21BIS that the KPAF fly, (The hump is a bit smaller on the BIS version)

Airfix 1:72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 XT864, 111 Sqn RAF (Zapped by 43 Sqn) Armament Training camp (APC) RAF Akrotiri 1988

Airfix 1:72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 XT864, 111 Sqn RAF (Zapped by 43 Sqn) Armament Practice Camp (APC) RAF Akrotiri 1988 ” template=”/var/sites/o/octanescalemodels.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]The Aircraft XT864 started her life on her 1st flight on 5th April 1968 and was delivered to the Royal Navy on 17th July the same year. If the […]

Airfix 1:72 Hawker Hurricane I – L1932 3 Sqn, September 1939, RAF Biggin Hill

Airfix 1:72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I L1932, 3 Sqn Mid-August 1939 RAF Biggin Hil ” template=”/var/sites/o/octanescalemodels.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]  The Aircraft Before WWII, during the “Munich Crisis”, the Air Ministry had ordered the bright roundels then featured on RAF aircraft to be toned down in preparation for a possible but hopefully to be avoided conflict […]