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's 1/48 Typhoon appeared 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.
Eduard's wonderful Mk.VIII Spitfire in 48th scale. My first build article for Airfix Model World magazine, appearing in February 2018.
Eduard's 48th scale Bf109E now resides in a private collection
Eduard's original tool Bf109G-6, 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: Together they appeared in a double feature in SAMI in February 2017. The Spitfire appeared on its own in MAM a couple of years later. The Messerschmitt now resides with a Russian collector.
Tamiya's vintage 48th scale kit. Featured in SAMI in June 2017 and again in August 2019.
The 48th scale ZM Phantom F4-E (early). Finished in 2021 for a private collector. See commissions page for prices
Haseagawa's 48th scale Ju87. Featured in Model Aircraft Monthly magazine in September 2017
Trumpeter's flawed 48th scale Fairey Firefly which required considerable re-working. Commissioned by AMW magazine in 2019.
The 144th Great Wall Vulcan, appeared in SAMI and now resides in Jay's own collection.
Revell's 72nd scale Tornado. Used as a test piece to explore pre-shading techniques before they became de riguour. Dates back to the early 1990's.
The recently tooled yet flawed 48th scale ICM Ju88, greatly improved by the addition of resin engines, cockpit and sundry other details. Commissioned by SAMI, and appeared over two issues in December 2016 and January 2017.
Fujimi 1/72 scale Phantom - probably dating back to the 1990's - that remains in Jay's collection.
Eduard's 48th scale Bf109G-6. Commissioned by SAMI. Cover feature appearing in June 2017.
Half of Eduard's defence of the Reich combo'. Commissioned by SAMI upon its release.
Eduard's impressive Royal Class double combo release contained two of their wonderful 48th scale Fw190s. Commissioned by MA Publications and so far featured in two publications.
Airfix 1/48th Boulton Paul Defiant. Commissioned by Airfix Model World to appear in a special pull-out supplement: 100 Years of Humbrol - Painting With Enamels
Commissioned by AMW for a 100th anniversary special publication commemorating Humbrol enamels.
Italeri 1/48th scale Hawker Hurricane. A test piece, utilising enamels, blending variations of tone directly onto the model using a soft brush and white spirit. Resides in Jay's studio
Eduard's 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 F4-E Phantom II was a private commission completed in 2021. (See the Commissions page to estimate commission costs).
Bf109A-1. Commissioned by Scale Aviation Modeller International magazine.
Detail of the Eduard/Brassin engine set added to their Spitfire Mk. VIII. This required major surgery to the air-frame. Commissioned by AMW and appearing in my second article for the magazine.
Wild Boar. Eduard's 48th scale Fw190A-8
1/48 Eduard Bf109G-10. Magazine commission
Wasp Attack. Eduard Bf110F. Commissioned by Scale Aviation Modeller International magazine in 2019
1/72nd Revell Tornado GR1 kit with resin upgrades.
Eduard's Mc202 re-boxing of Hasegawa's classic Italian Thunderbolt. Commissioned by AMW magazine and featured in August 2019
Eduard's wonderful 48th scale Tempest Mk.V. Finished during the first Covid lockdown. Appeared in Aviation Modeller International magazine in November 2021
The classic 48th scale Hasegawa Henscel Hs129, with added CMK resin cockpit and wheel bays. Featured in AMW, February 2020
'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
The lovely 48th scale Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant. Commissioned upon its release by SAMI
Eduard's 48th scale Mustang. Such a great kit I already have three more to build - when time and commissions allow.
Revell's 48th scale Typhoon, featuring inconsistent detailing and sloppy fit. Built in 2021 for a private collector
Built for a private collector
Kinetic's new release, commissioned by Airfix Model World magazine. 2021
Eduard 1/48 Bf109G-6. Appeared in MAM
Eduard's excellent 48th scale Messerschmitt heavy fighter appeared in two magazine articles.