May 2022

 A busy night tonight. There was lots to see and lots to say. I got a bit bogged down so missed making the "Featured model" video so once again you are getting mine as I could take it on the next day.

This is an Eduard 1/144th scale "Tante Ju" or Junkers Ju-52 as it is better know within the WWII German Army.

Ok so back to the table in alphabetical order:

Bill Banks

Bill, as usual, made a lot of work for himself by tackling an Airfix Fairey Swordfish. He thought that it was a re-pop of an old kit but Peter informed him that it dated from 2012 so Bill was quite surprised that it was a "difficult" kit. Mind you, he made it more difficult by deciding to fold the wings. This boy likes a challenge. When I can get it done, he has written up a short note about the build. It depicts an aircraft from 822 squadron H.M.S. Courageous c1939.

David Pennington

David's entry was a minute 1/144th scale model of a Junkers Ju52 (know as "Tante Ju" by the soldiers dependent upon it for supplies). This is from an Eduard kit. The only extra needed was the swastika.

Jeff Adams

Two of Jeff's usual astounded models. The first is an early Panther Ausf A from Dragon in 1/35th scale. Jeff says it was "mainly out of the box but with ATAK resin zimmerit anti-magnetic paste."

Jeff's second model harks back to my youth when I was a foolish enough to toy with a Historex Imperial Guardsman. I gave up as making all the belts and slings defeated me. Not so Jeff, though. If you don't know, all of the belts and horse rigging all come in wide sheets of fabric leaving it to you to cut them to width, length andd paint them. Full marks to Jeff for this example of a Waterloo campaign Light Dragoon, 1815.

Don't forget to double-click on these images to see them win their full size glory. From there, you can click on ctrl+ (or command+ on a Mac) to enlarge them even further!

John Ovendon

John is another one that does beautiful work with German armour. His two contributions for tonight were both in tri-coloured camouflage with a winter wash and heavily weathered. The zimmerit on the Panther is made up from wood filler and some Humbrol model putty! First up is a Meng 1/35th scale Panther (or PzKfw V) Ausf A (which, John says, has too many parts!).

The second model is a PzKfw IV Ausf G. which is an Airfix boxing of an Academy kit.

John Rose

I have to admit that I got confused with John's four contributions to the table so I will list them as he wrote them down and then put of the images so you can work them out for yourself.
  1. Amusing Hobbies Panther II - he says "amusing is correct - parts are not too easy to put together."
  2. Dragon Panther II - evidently this has a different turret from the one above (later, he says).
  3. Dragon Panther 37mm anti-aircraft tank
  4. Italeri BergePanther - this one may be obvious 😆😆.

Peter Carlo

Peter admitted, at the meeting, that his big interest is post-war jets. I would never have known - grin. Here, he a brought along two Israeli examples. First up is a Revell F15E Strike Eagle in 1/48th scale of which he says it was a nice kit and built from the box but with the usual Revell instructions.

The second model was a Kinetic F-16 - again a nice kit but with lots of spares left over!

You have seen nothing until you have seen the underside of these modern jets that Peter builds. Have a look at these two.

Peter Terry

This is an Airfix Sabre Dog, or more exactly an F-86D in 1/72nd scale built from, as Peter puts it, a "golden oldie" boxing. Peter mentioned that Airfix are to shortly release a new moulding but I didn't record the scale.


Peter tells us that Airfix are shortly to release the K2Y WWII ambulance in 1/35th scale which is eagerly awaited. Unfortunately, Airfix have not obtained the rights to "Ice Cold In Alex" so it will be left to 3rd party suppliers to meet the needs of the correct decals and figures!

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