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My blog nick-name is SIR HUGH. I'm not from the aristocracy - my middle name is Hugh which relates to the list of 282 hills in Scotland compiled by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891. I climbed my last one (Sgurr Mor) on 28th June 2009


Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Hunting Percival Jet Provost T 4

 Monday 29th November 2021

A while ago I made a model of the RAF Chipmunk trainer. I say I "made" but it was such an abysmal mess it has been put back in the box it came in. However, I have put that behind me and continuing with the theme of RAF trainers I have since made a Jet Provost, see photos below. It is a brave modeller who shows such photos which much enlarge reality showing all the imperfections. To illustrate how dramatic that can be see the the second photo and particularly if you click to enlarge you will see an overrun of black paint on the nose which in real life is almost imperceptible. I will be doing a little touch-up

I had discovered that Aldi were selling some of the Airfix 1/72 kits at £4.99 (Amazon current price £14.95) and that is how the Provost was sourced These kits even include the paints! I have said that I need to have a personal feeling and affinity with any models I make, and the same for subjects for the Photoshop paintings I have done. But, lured by such a bargain I also bought the Messerschmitt 109 and that is now nearing completion.

Provost cockpit


  1. Your skills at putting these kits together is impressive to say the least.
    Not that I'm jealous....good heavens no.

  2. JJ - You haven't seen the failures. After over a dozen models I am only now getting somewhere near how to use my air-brush properly.

  3. Terrific detail when you enlarge them.

  4. BC - As I've said before the detail is often too revealing.

  5. Exposing one's wounds in public is not bravery. Masochism, more likely.