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1:72 Academy Tempest V (Early Series I) D-Day

Hawker Tempest (early series I) JN765 JF-K, 3 Sqn RAF ” 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 JN765 was the 36th Tempest V built in the initial production run. These initial aircraft were based by Hawker on 50 centre sections of a cancelled Typhoon order; the remaining 50 of the 1st batch having bespoke […]

1:72 Airfix Phantom FGR2. 23 Sqn Falklands

1:72 Airfix McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2 – 23 Sqn RAF Stanley, Falkland Islands 1983/1984 ” 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 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 […]

1:72 Hurricane PR.I 69 Sqn Malta

Arma Hobby Model Kits 1:72 Hurricane Mk.I, built as V7101 Hurricane PR.I of 69 Sqn Royal Air Force based from RAF Luqa, Malta, 1941 ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] The Aircraft V7101 was built by Gloster as a standard Hurricane Mk.I and was the 423rd aircraft of 1700 ordered as part of the 3rd Gloster production […]

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 […]

1944 1:72 Dragon 1:72 P-38J “Droop Snoot” Lightning with ELINT conversion

1:72 Dragon P-38J “Droop Snoot” Lightning with ELINT conversion – assigned to 192 Sqn RAF, September 1944 – February 1945. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]Between Sept 1944 and Feb 1945 4 P-38J “droop snoots” with an ELINT conversion were seconded from the USAAF’s 7th Photo Recon Group to 192sqn of 100gp RAF based at RAF […]

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

Airfix 1:72 Folland Gnat T.1, Royal Air Force 4 FTS, 1970 RAF Valley ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

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 […]

Airfix 1:72 Spitfire PR.XIX 541Sqn RAF Benson 1944

1:72 Airfix Supermarine Spitfire PR.XIX, 541Sqn RAF Benson Autumn 1944, RM643/Z ” 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 Supermarine Spitfire is without doubt one of the most iconic Allied aircraft of the second world war and the PR.XIX (19) represents the final reconnaissance version built of the marque. Fitted with the new Griffon series 65spitfire […]

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 […]