Half Ton Lightweight Airportable Gallery
Above;- Five shots of the very first two Lightweight Airportable test builds.
Above;- A pair of very nice examples of the Half Ton Lightweight kit from brothers Paul & David Green. Paul built the red Series 3 version in Red Arrows support crew livery while David went for an earlier 2a in RMP guise, deep bronze green with aluminium trim.
One Ton Forward Control Gallery
Above;- Four shots of the very first pre-production test build of the 1 Ton Forward Control 4x4 gun tractor.
AEC Matador Gallery
Above;- Several views of the very first 1/24th AEC Matador kit test build. Although built in wartime guise, the tail lights & indicators are included on this model purely to complete the instruction. These are completely optional & supplied with the kit for post war & civilian use.
Above;- Four shots of David Greens excellent Matador build. Note the inclusion of the gas plate in front of the driver & check out the lovely pushbike on the tail board !
Above;- 5 pictures of Richard Wilsons lovely 'MilMod blogged' Matador build. Richard also took the bull by the horns (pun intended) & chopped out the engine cover & left hand door to create a really nice interior view of the highly detail engine. Here it is again complete with the blogged 5.5" Howitzer. Further pictures of Richards gun build lower down.
We could'nt really decide whether to put this in the Military or Civilian section of the Gallery, but for the sake of 'contrast & compare' here are 8 shots of the Matador in its after life as a civilian wrecker. Model from the KFS bench.
HMLC Stalwart Gallery
Above;- Several views of a couple of early TQ-FV622 Stalwart builds from the KFS bench. The olive green BAOR version is shown with & without its cargo cover. The white UN one has the decks removed to show the fully detailed engine bay & then with a full load of disaster relief stores. The next 4 images are from Paul Ramsden who built this stunning example, using our Stalwart kit with the FV634/4 Atlas crane conversion kit. (see Military Range for full details on the kit) Finally, the five shots of the second white Stalwart are from Austrian modeller Gerhard Dopplehofer, the outdoor shots being very realistic !!
Above;- Six shots of the Military In Scale review model courtesy of highly respected & professional military modeller Nick Shuttleworth. The full review can be seen in the June 2009 issue of MiS. To quote Nicks view of the kit "suffice it to say there were times during the build when I forgot I was working with resin....it really does not get any better than this" .
Above;- Two pictures to the left of FV622 Stalwart & it's engine bay by Oxfordshire modeller Paul Green, then to the right 3 pictures of the first test build of our FV623/4 Atlas crane conversion kit for Stalwart & finally an example of the FV624 REME fitter version with full canopy by David Green.
Alvis Saracen Gallery
Above;- Six shots of the first two test builds of our TQ-FV603 Alvis Saracen Mk5/6 APC. The first three pictures show the uparmoured Mk5 version while the next two show the Mk6 version with RFC kit fitted (Reverse Flow Cooling) The last shot shows the interior through the opening rear doors. (See the TQ Section for further details)
Above;- Six shots of the superb review build build of our Saracen kit by top flight military modeller Nick Shuttleworth. Nick built the kit as the MK5 version & has deliberately omitted the two vertical rear vent pipes in order to be able to remove the upper hull for display purposes. The last two frames show the engine compartment with the Rolls B80 engine & the part built model showing some of the interior detail....engine & interior are standard as supplied with the kit.
Above;- Firstly, four shots of Australian modeller Nic Olliff's very nice Mk5 Saracen. This model was fully blogged on the Military Modelling website forum. Well worth a read ! Followed by 3 pictures of Chris Bulls very nice Mk5 on a roadway base. The next four shots are from Tony Thunder of his very nice BAOR Mk5 with additional stowage baskets.
Above;- Although largely replaced by the Humber Pig as the main riot control vehicle in the 70s the Alvis Saracen was very much in the front line during the early years of the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland. "join the Army" dad said, "it'll keep you off the streets"
Humber Pig Gallery
Above;- Top row, first two test builds of our 1/24th FV1600 Humber pig kit followed by the same two Pigs inserted into small diorama settings with the Northern Ireland soldier figures. Second row, four shots of the MiS review build of the Pig by top flight military modeller Nick Shuttleworth. Third row, four shots from Chris Bull of his lovely Pig build. Fourth row, 4 shots from David Green of his superb 'Flying Pig' conversion. The next 8 pictures are our take (plus a little 'what if ') on the two Mk2 Humber Pigs issued to the Metropolitan Police during the Brixton riots of 1982. Very little is known of these two vehicles other than they were painted blue & had Police markings. Neither vehicle was actually used on the streets during the riots, they were held in reserve, just in case !
Bedford MK Gallery
Above;- 3 shots of the first 'clean' test build of our 1/24th Bedford MK 4 ton GS cargo & then 4 shots of the same model 2 years later having been fitted with a tissue & PVA canopy, cam net, hessian rolls & a roof mounted GPMG.
Above;- 3 shots of our MK kit built by Andrew McAslan of Kingdom Trucks Northern Ireland in just 3 days !!! The next three very convincing outdoor shots of an MK in the rough are from Russian modeller Yigor Sypchenko. The third set of 3 are from Nick Daniel.
Above;- Brothers David & Paul Green from Oxfordshire both had a crack at our MK bedford kit at the same time. The open back version is Davids build & depicts a BATUS range safety vehicle. The other is from Paul depicting a Gulf War 1 era MK. Both Superb quality builds !
Above;- Top row; Four shots of the Bedford MKreview build by Military In Scale Editor Spencer Pollard. Second row; Four shots from Tim Cooper of Affinity Models Stoke On Trent of his first KFS 1/24th kit build. Again, both excellent builds. In the third row four shots from Richard Wilson of his super nice 'in barracks' clean & tidy BAOR green & black MK. Exactly as they were kept when not on exercise or active service. Read the full build blog here;- http://www.militarymodelling.com/forums/postings.asp?th=54261
Above;- These eight images are from ex Royal Signals soldier Tony Mousley of his Ptarmigan equipped Triffid radio relay station, built onto one of our 1/24th Bedford MK kits.. Not only is the model incredibly well detailed, it is also fully functional with pull out equipment pods & demountable masts made in brass. But most incredible of all....this is Tonys first ever model build !!! He is a total novice to the art of model building. Well done Tony : - ))
These next six images are from the KFS bench of an ex MOD MK pressed into service with an imaginary plant hire firm. The shortened MK body carries general stores or a demountable self contained water bowser. The crane is our TQ-14 Hiab 205 unit & the tyres have been swapped out for TQ-81 civilian off road tyres on modified MK wheels.
Alvis Saladin Gallery
Above;- Three images of the very first 1/24th scale Saladin test build, in UN livery. A further 5 images of a second Saladin finished in satin deep bronze green & 6 further images of Saladin in Aden colour scheme with cutaway hull & turret to display interior detail. See the Military Section for further close up pictures of the internal hull detail. The next four images are of a superb commission build Saladin by Chris Meddings from `Inside The Armour`. (Chris will be happy to quote for building any of the KFS Military range of kits to your specification. To contact Chris, visit the Inside The Armour website www.insidethearmour.com) The last five pictures are the same test build model as the first three, reworked after a couple of years.
Daimler Ferret Gallery
Above;- A selection of images of the very first two FV701 Ferret Scout Car builds from the KFS bench. Either the Mk2/3 turreted or earlier non turreted liason version can be built from the same kit. See Military Section for full details.
Above, The first four shots are from Chris Bull & the next three from Paul Green. Followed by three more shots of a Ferret from the KFS bench & then two shots of Nick Shuttleworths BATUS range safety Ferret (see MiS for Nicks full Ferret review). The next five are from Tony Thunder with his Ferret finished in a very nice Aden colour scheme.
Above;- A very tastefully converted Ferret by Australian modeller Nick Olliff. The kit has been carefully retrograded to an early Mk1 with rectangular drivers side vision ports & is equipped with a scratch built .303 Bren. Note the altered & opened stowage bins.
Austin Champ Gallery
Above;- The first pictures of two completed test builds of the FV1801 Austin Champ kit.
Above;- Three shots of Richard Wilsons 16/5th Lancers FFR Champ followed by several shots of a further RMP cargo version from the KFS bench.
Above;- Five shots of Tony Thunders very nicely finished RMP Champ
5.5" Gun Gallery
Above;- First images of the 5.5" towed howitzer kit TQ-201
And here several images of Richard Wilsons cracking MilMod blogged build.
Civilian Vehicle Section
with occasional military subjects converted from our civilian vehicle transkits
Above;- Three shots of the new Italeri Iveco Stralis from the KFS bench & converted to 6x4 format. The model is also fitted with our latest TQ145 Michelin XDY drive axle tyres.
Above;- Two shots of Mark Reeves nicely weathered Lee Distribution DAF CF from our TQ28a transkit. Three shots of French modeller Roland Guerins Volvo Fh rigid with award winning custom paint job. The blue Ford Transcontinental rigid with drawbar trailer is from Czech modeller Jan Sklenicka, the 4x2 rigid DAF CF from Australian modeller Dion Chambers, (again using our TQ28a transkit) & the lovely DAF XT (TQ93) & scratch built cattle trailer from Sauchen modeller Harry Thomson
Above;- The first two shots (Scania & DAF CF tippers) are from Nuneaton modeller Mick Russle, followed by two from Sebastian Sommer of his day cabbed Ford CL9000 modified from our TQ sleeper transkit. Next a Mk2 Atkinson in Guiness livery & Iveco EuroTech 8x4 heavy hauler both from Austrian modeller Gerhard Dopplehofer. Next are three shots of Czech modeller Michal Gregors superbly weathered & worn F89.
Above;- First two images are of the test builds for the TQ-98 & 99 Bedford KM & TK chassis cab kits. (See TQ Section for further details) Then four shots of Nigel Bissetts Leyland DAF 8x6 DROPS, largely scratchbuilt but using our Leyland T45 cab transkit & TQ117 wheels & tyres. Two shots from Peter Kite of his Autocar Brutus using parts from AITM & KFS.
Above;- A superbly clean build of our White Road Commander II kit by US modeller Mark Yoder, then from Greece a Scania R twin steer from Kyriakos Lampropoulos. A Renault Magnum / DAF XT Hybrid from UK modeller Mick Russell, TQ25 Volvo F88 kit converted to a daycab wrecker by Eric Fontein & 3 shots of a KW K500 by Filip D'Hondt.
Above;- Superb White Road Commander II from Pascal Cantaluppi using the TQ-45 transkit, then two shots of Roland Guerins DAF CF using the TQ-28a transkit (check out the murals !!). The big bad DAF XT also comes from Roland Guerin & the TQ-25 Volvo F88 6x4/240 by Co.Durham modeller Tony Silliker. Finally 2 shots from New Zealander Kelvin Hale of his 8x4 Volvo FH with scratch built trailer carrying the KFS TQ52 tracked excavator.
Above;- Nifty little 6x6 Iveco wrecker from Jan Rosecky, two from the Bennett brothers, the DAF XF105 from Roger & the Mk2 Atkinson from Ron. Then two shots of the stunning DAF XT conversion by Peter Hookway. The trailer & dolly in this model are scratchbuilt & the Michigan L190 load is the KFS kit. The next 3 shots are from Michal Gregor of his Formel 6 4x2 MAN fitted with the KFS truck mounted crane & finally two from TMW editor Peter White of his SA401 transkit in Prestons livery & a converted KFS Iveco EuroTech in 6 wheel tipper format.
Above;- All from the KFS bench. Two shots of the KFS TQ74 Bedford TM wide sleeper cab transkit test build. Then two shots of Spares Box Special, a fictional 8x8 military wrecker made from nothing more than left over bits from the spares box. Next are two shots of a Scammell Routeman II flatbed. Then three shots of another completely fictional model built from nothing but spare parts & Evergreen strip. ...a FOUR engine Scania T cab dragster. Followed by the first test build of the KFS TQ93 DAF XT conversion kit, a mythical beast based on the DAF XF105. The last three pictures are off a well worked & tired International 9670 daycab short hauler by Sebastian Sommer, built using the KFS TQ57 full sleeper kit seen in the block below.
Top Row;- From the KFS bench Scania R500 6x2 twinsteer with Andover forklift carrier, & Scania R Series P cab 6x2 rigid. The green E Series ERF & the Scammell Routeman are both from TMW editor Peter White. Second Row;- First three from Essex modeller Darren Farrow, a pair of Leyland Marathons, Iveco Eurotech 6x2 & Scammell Crusader.Then the red International 9670 is the test build of the KFS TQ57 transkit. Bottom Row;- Ford Transcontinental from the KFS bench, Atkinson Searcher wrecker from Dave Griffiths & Mack F700 by Italian modeller Alessandro Merlo, another superb F Model by Ron Bennett & finally an IH9670 by Brian Fisher. 13 out of 14 models here built using KFS resin transkits !!
Above;- Early Volvo F88 240 by Soren Sorensen, stunning model with tilting cab. Built using the KFSF88 transkit. An Auslowe Western Star 4900 conversion built by French modeller Laurent Anghinolfi, two from the KFS bench, Robert Burns FH tag axle & Spar liveried FM. Then a beautiful ERF A Series by Andy Carson. Here Andy has converted the 'axle back' KFS transkit to 'axle forward' 8 wheeler spec. In the next row, 2 shots of a Scammell Routeman II tipper from the KFS bench & a KW.T800 logger from Doug Walker. Finally an Australian International S Line by Brian Fisher built using the Auslowe conversion kit & two shots of Brians KW SAR also built using an Auslowe conversion.
A.Wisharts & Sons DAF XF plus ERF ECS conversion (KFS kit)
by Andy Keith. Then by Rob Morrison of Scaletrux Ltd, a DAF CF cattle float, Scania Longline, Foden Alpha logger tractor & trailer, an MAD Mega windmill trailer in Collets livery & yet another Alpha logger also by Rob Morrison, this time a rigid with drawbar trailer. Followed by three views of our TQ-74 Bedford TM transkit superbly built & converted to a 6 wheel rigid by Charles Trace. The Killingbecks Buccaneer chinese 6 tractor unit is also by Charlie Trace & uses out TQ-56 Mk2 Atkinson kit suitably altered with the 'dog kennel' sleeper. Next a very nice build indeed of a middle east spec F88 from Tony Christie. And finally another Knowles from Charlie Trace, this time a TM wide daycab converted from the KFS sleeper kit.
All New KFS Holmes 750 kit built by Howard Whitehead on Ford
Aeromax 120 daycab. (See TQ Section) Plus a KFS Seddon Atkinson
401 converted to day-cab & fitted with the KFS Holmes 750
gear by Dave Griffiths. Two views of the new KFS Scania Longline conversion kit test build. White Trux F88 by Chris'Wolfie'Cooper, CP28 TTL fire appliance by Brendan Hale from Taiwan. Scania R500 T cab & Scania R500 Longline both by Geert Jooken & the yellow DAF CF by Emmanuel Bertelot from France.
Five from the KFS bench, Bartrums Mercedes Actros with Fruehauf tipper
trailer, 8x4 Scania R500 tractor, ERF ECT conversion with curtainsider
trailer, Volvo FH with fridge trailer & 6x2 MAN TG-A. The bottom pictures shows a completed MAD Mega Windmill trailer kit....total length 60 inches, a Scania 6x4 with scratchbuilt ejector trailer in Thomas Waste Management livery & a Moody Transport Iveco Stralis in 1/24th scale made using the Eligor 1/24 diecast model. Lastly the new Scania R Series P cab, day cab, transkit used on a tipper model by TMW editor Peter White.
Top row;- B6 Leader mixer & Mack Titan transkit builds, using Auslowe conversions, & a superb Ford CL9000 using the KFS kit by Midlands modeller Brian Fisher .
Middle row ;- KFS White Road commander II transkit also by Brian Fisher, & 3 pictures of a stunning build of the KFS Ford CL9000 built by Swiss modeller Peter Neukomn.
Bottom row;- Three shots of the first test build of the KFS F Model Mack Transkit & a shot of Brian Fishers review model using the KFS Holmes 750 body & gear kit..