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1:72 Blackburn/BAe Buccaneer S.2B 12 Sqn RAF

Blackburn/BAe Buccaneer XT270, 12 Sqn RAF 1975. Airfix new tool 1:72 Buccaneer slightly modified to portray Buccaneer S.2B XT270 of 12 Sqn RAF in 1975 with recon pack. Painted in the standard trio of Dark Green, Dark Sea Grey and Light Aircraft Grey with the glossy finish of the early 70s (Hataka Orange Line Lacquers) […]

1:72 Airfix Phantom FGR2. 23 Sqn Falklands

1:72 Airfix McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2 – 23 Sqn RAF Stanley, Falkland Islands 1983/1984 The Aircraft In the aftermath of the Falklands Conflict of 1982 an urgent need was identified to base a deterrent force on the Islands to prevent either a 2nd invasion or to discourage thoughts of one from forming. To this end […]

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 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 still in service in the Middle […]

Airfix 1:72 Folland Gnat T.1, RAF 4 FTS, 1970

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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 […]

Airfix 1:72 Spitfire Ia (A01071B) N3290 GR-U 92 Sqn RAF Hornchurch, Thursday 23 May 1940, Northern France patrol sweep

Airfix 1:72 Spitfire Ia (A01071B) N3290 GR-U 92 Sqn RAF Hornchurch, Thursday 23 May 1940, Northern France patrol sweep ” 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 and the 23 May 2nd sweep mission N3290 was delivered from the Eastleigh Supermarine factory on 16 Jan 1940 and after 5 weeks at the 27MU was delivered to […]

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 […]

1:72 Airfix Harrier 3 Sqn 90th anniversary

Airfix 1:72 Harrier GR7 ZD322 – RAF 3 Sqn 90th anniversary 2002, RAF Cottesmore. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]ZD322 was 1st flown on 11 March 1987 as a Harrier GR5 and delivered to the RAF 4 October 1988 directly to 3 Sqn. She was subsequently upgraded to GR7 specification and in 2002 was painted in […]

1:72 Airfix Folland Gnat T. Red Arrows 1965

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