MODEL PORTFOLIO 1

Presented here and in Portfolio 2 is a selection of military models produced by Jay, either as commission pieces for magazines or for private collections. If you are interested in commissioning a model of any subject then please see the Commissions page on this site and do not hesitate to contact me.

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Hasegawa 1/48th Typhoon
Hasegawa 1/48th Typhoon

Appearing in my very first SAMI magazine article in 2016, it reappeared a couple of years later in Model Aircraft magazine, and still resides in Jay's own collection.

Far Eastern Spit'
Far Eastern Spit'

Eduard's wonderful Mk.VIII Spitfire in 48th scale. My first build article for Airfix Model World magazine, appearing in February 2018.

Eduard Bf109E
Eduard Bf109E

Eduard's nice little 1/48th scale offering built for a private collector

The original tool Eduard kit, featuring Brassin engine and cockpit, cannon and wheels. Featured in SAMI September 2016 and again in 2019 in a retrospective article.

Eduard 48th scale kits: Both appeared in a joint feature in SAMI in February 2017 and the Spitfire later on its own in MAM. The Spit' remains in Jay's collection whilst the Bf109 was sold to an overseas customer.

Tamiya's vintage 48th scale kit. Featured in SAMI in June 2017 and again in August 2019.

Meteor
Meteor

48th scale Airfix kit commissioned by Scale Aviation Modeller International.

Hasegawa 48th scale, Ju87 'Stuka'
Hasegawa 48th scale, Ju87 'Stuka'

Featured in Model Aircraft Monthly magazine in September 2017, and now residing in Jay's own collection.

Fairey Firefly
Fairey Firefly

Trumpeter's flawed 48th scale offering which required considerable re-working. Commissioned by AMW magazine.

The Great Wall kit - Jay's own collection.

Tornado
Tornado

Revell's 72nd scale offering with scratch built F.O.D. covers.

The woeful 48th scale ICM kit, greatly improved by the addition of resin engines and cockpit and sundry other details. Commissioned by SAMI, and appeared over two issues in December 2016 and January 2017.

The Red Hunter
The Red Hunter

Eduard's 'new-tool' Bf109G-6. Commissioned by SAMI. Cover feature appearing in June 2017.

Defending the Reich
Defending the Reich

Eduard's 48th scale Bf109G-6 commissioned by Model Aircraft magazine

Royal Combo
Royal Combo

Eduard's impressive Royal Class double combo release contained two of their wonderful 48th scale Fw190s.

Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant
Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant

Commissioned by Airfix Model World, appearing in a special pull-out supplement: 100 Years of Humbrol - Painting With Enamels

Commissioned by AMW for a 100th anniversary special commemorating Humbrol enamels - in which it was painted

Battle of Britain beauty
Battle of Britain beauty

Italeri 1/48th scale Hawker Hurricane

Eduard's new-tool 1/48th scale Focke-Wulf Fw190A-4 with Eduard's 'Brassin' engine & gun bays. Commissioned by SAMI and appeared also in MAM.

The 1/48th vintage Tamiya kit with resin up-grades. Appeared in Model Aircraft Monthly magazine. December 2017

Zoukei Mura's 48th scale Phantom was a private commission, featured in SAMI in October 2018

Bf109A-1
Bf109A-1

Commissioned by Scale Aviation Modeller International

Eduard Spitfire Mk VIII
Eduard Spitfire Mk VIII

Eduard/Brassin engine set added which required major surgery to the air-frame. Commissioned by AMW to appear in a future issue.

'Wild Boar'
'Wild Boar'

Eduard's Fw190A-8 R-2 from their limited edition Defence of the Reich release. Featuring the markings of Paul Lixfeld's yellow 12, of 6 (Sturm) /JG300

1/48 Eduard Bf109G-10
1/48 Eduard Bf109G-10

Magazine commission

Wasp Attack!
Wasp Attack!

Eduard's 48th scale kit commissioned by SAMI, and appeared in the February 2019 issue

72nd scale Revell GR1 kit with resin upgrades

Mc202
Mc202

Eduard's release of Hasegawa's classic Italian Thunderbolt. Commissioned by AMW magazine and featured in August 2019

Tempest V.
Tempest V.

Eduard's wonderful 48th scale Tempest V. Finished during the first Covid lockdown, this will appear in Model Aircraft magazine in the new year (2021)

Henscel Hs129
Henscel Hs129

The classic 48th scale Hasegawa kit, with added CMK resin cockpit and wheel bays. Featured in AMW, February 2020

Battering Ram!
Battering Ram!

The wonderful Eduard 1/48 Fw190A8/R2 Sturmbock. The first model started and finished during Covid19 lock-down. Appeared in AMW, January 2021

BP Defiant
BP Defiant

The lovely 48th scale Airfix kit, commissioned upon its release by SAMI

Wild horse
Wild horse

Eduard's 48th scale Mustang. Such a great kit I already have three more to build - when time allows.

Typhoon
Typhoon

Revell's 48th scale kit, featuring inconsistent detailing and sloppy fit. Built in 2021 for a private collector

F14
F14

Built for a private collector

Harrier GR3
Harrier GR3

Kinetic's new release, commissioned by Airfix Model World magazine. 2021

Camera equipped G-6
Camera equipped G-6

Eduard 1/48 Bf109G-6. Appeared in MAM

Battle of Britain Bf110
Battle of Britain Bf110

Eduard's excellent 48th scale Messerschmitt heavy fighter appeared in two magazine articles.