Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)


Fill-in between Harriers - 1/144 models

Recommended Posts

I thought I'd have a break from Harriers for a while and build a few models from my 1/144 collection. I also completed a build of the Space Shuttle for some friends. I did an Egg Plane for good measure, at the same time as the Eindecker build. Here's how they turned out ...

The Dragon / Italeri 1/144th Intruder A-6E. Nice little kit, but the decals I had were completely knackered and many went on in little pieces. One for the dustbin of history perhaps ...


Next up is the Airfix 1/144th Space Shuttle (yes I know it's in the wrong place as not an aircraft - well most of the time not, anyway). Built from out-of-the-box for friends - this is done as Discovery ...


A lovely little P-51D Egg Plane and my first attempt at a rattle can paint finish (with a touch of the lived-in look) ...


And last but not least, having seen an artist's impression of Flt Lt Alan Pollock's unauthorised flight through Tower Bridge, I thought I'd see if I could replicate it. I downloaded and printed a card model of the bridge and combined that with the Revell 1/144th scale Hunter. I made up a few decals - well, I made up a lot of things in this build. The black blob is the Loch Ness monster - she's hiding a glue blob that removed the ink from the Thames! The caption headline is "Oh Pollock! I think my wings look big in this" ...


Comments welcome as ever.

Back on the straight and narrow again now with a build of a 1/48th scale Harrier AV-8C flying with VX-5 "Vampires".

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Brilliant idea for the Hunter...excellent!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the Hunter diorama, though the Thames hasnt been blue for a while! Seriously though good work!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Love the models, and you have 3 there that I have still got to build. Nice to see that the Shuttle can be built up into a decent model if given the time. Also learned a little bit of history today too. I never heard about the Tower Bridge/Hunter incident either (sweet model/diorama btw). The only thing that I am not sure about... surely the RAF would of scrambled other fighters to intercept Flt Lt Alan Pollock? I'll look into this one, seems like a good read.

Very cool models and well done, shame about the Intruders decals tho.

Kind Regards,


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now