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  1. Once upon a time in the sixties, for five Lyons Maid? ice lolly wrappers and a postal order for 10/6d you could receive a model kit of the then TV wonder, Fireball XL5. (Apparently moulded by Airfix). Now that was a fair amount of money back then, and I for one lusted after this thing but it was not to be. Fast forward about fifty years to a couple of months ago and the local car boot sale. Oh look, a box of old model kits, Oh golly (or something similar) stay cool, it's a Fireball! One pound fifty later, I walked away trying not to grin in a stupid fashion! The nose c
  2. Hello, Here are some finished photos on my latest build, a Ryan FR-4, which is a conversion of the MPM 1/72 Ryan FR-1 Fireball; the FR-4 being 100 mph faster than the FR-1. The FR-4 differs in that the intakes for the jet engine were removed from the wing roots, and added back in the form of NACA ducts, on the front cowling sides. Without further ado: Next, some comparison shots between the FR-1 and the FR-4 (foreground). The FR-1 is the Pegasus model, and it was a tough buil
  3. Hi all, got this blast from the past, plenty of room to add lighting. This is a vac formed kit that was made around 1987, so definitely not a "shake and bake" kit. Not sure of the scale, it may be around 1/28 but I would be guessing. I wasn't too impressed with the cockpit and yellowed canopy, so I decided to see if I could scratch build something better, I ditched the canopy idea and went for an open frame so I could show more details. I built up a new floor and seats and added fibre optics around the cockpit, some of them would flash off and on and some on the back wall would be constant. I
  4. Hello, Here is my first kit in the Ma.K universe. It was really fun to do !!! Hope you'll like the result:
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