Last summer, I presented a work in progress of the SOCATA TB-30 Epsilon, but never got around to showing the finished work. I’ll correct this omission now, with a series depicting the Epsilon in French air force service. France operated 150 of these nice-looking trainers from 1983 to 2019. They were a crowd favorite at…Continue reading The TB-30 Epsilon, a little late !
I’m currently working on an aircraft that is more impressive than it looks : the Bristol Brigand. Designed as a replacement for the Beaufighter, some 174 were built as anti-shipping, ground attack or dive bomber aircraft and served from 1946 to 1955. Despite its size and maximum take-off weight of 39,000 lbs, it could reach…Continue reading Work in Progress – Bristol Brigand
I haven’t been posting much recently as I’ve been very busy with work. The latest work in progress is the Socata TB-30 Epsilon, a French light military trainer that first flew on 22 December 1979 and entered service in the French air force in 1983. It also served with the Portuguese, Togolese and Senegalese air…Continue reading Work in progress : TB-30 Epsilon
The Irish Historic Flight operates three DHC-1 Chipmunks, including “169”, a Chipmunk T.10 which originally served in the Royal Air Force as WD305 until 1962. More information on 169, and the other aircraft operated by the Irish Historic Flight can be found on their website.
I’ve been working on the classic Chipmunk – a personal favourite that has proven trickier to do than I thought ! The template is about 95% done, but there are still some details to be added. Stay tuned for more !
Here is a heavily-loaded Rafale B from EC 1/4 “Gascogne”, wearing the “wolf’s head” of escadrille SPA 79 and carrying GBU-12s and the Damoclès pod. It carries multiple strike markings beneath the cockpit.
Just as last year with Bandit Nightmare, I’ve had the honour and the pleasure of working with 3/3 Squadron “Les Félins” to represent their latest NATO Tiger Meet entry: the Gazelle named “The Roaring Three”. The paint scheme is once again the child of designer Régis Rocca, and was painted by Seb “Harry” Bault. 🙂…Continue reading The Roaring Three
The Beechcraft saga continues with the Bonanza. In this case it is the F-33 aerobatic variant, with side, top and bottom views created. Despite being a rather sleek and clean aircraft, this was also a fairly challenging set of templates to create. With over 17,000 Bonanza/Debonair produced since 1947, the type ranks as one of…Continue reading New template: Beechcraft Bonanza
This is somewhat further away from my comfort zone, but it was a great opportunity to learn about the famous King Air and the Beechcraft company ! Nearly 7,000 King Airs and Super King Airs have been built, making it a classic. If you take the time to look at it closely and from all…Continue reading New template: Beechcraft Super King Air
Terry Pappas became an US Air Force pilot in 1971 and went on to fly the legendary Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, and later flew for NASA. He has over 10,000 flying hours. Terry retired from NASA in Oct 2011 and now lives in Houston, Texas. This SR-71A, serial number 61-7975, was the aircraft flown by Terry Pappas and…Continue reading Terry Pappas’ SR-71 Blackbird