The Lost Models
Models I built back in the day that didn't survive - damaged, played with, blown-up - you know the score!
First kit I built was HMS Victorious.
Churchill was the first tank I built.
Needed something to fight.
Built a couple of these - the surviving Land Rover I recently fixed up.
Built a couple of trains too.
Other "lost" models include:
Airfix bagged sailing ships - could have been Cutty Sark, Mayflower, Golden Hinde
Lyon's Maid Fireball XL5
Lyon's Maid Stingray
Tamiya 1/48 T34/76
Tamiya 1/35 Saladin
Tamiya 1/35 M41 Walker Bulldog
Airfix HMS Fearless
Airfix 1/32 Ferrari
Airfix Angel Interceptor
Airfix Saturn V
Airfix Lunar lander
Also many "first cut" Airfix tanks were later relegated to a wargame group. Would have included:
8.8 cm Flak 36 and Sdkfz 7 prime mover
25 pounder and QUAD limber
5.5 inch gun and Matador
M3 Grant and Lee
T34 76 and 85
Bren carrier and 6 pounder
German 8 wheeled armoured car
Several Airfix buildings
Scammel tank transporter (Airfix 1/76)
1/35 Abbot self-propelled gun.
Fokker DR1. 1/72 Revell model. Repaired many times!
AEC Matador - Airfix 1/76
Harrier prototype P.1127. Airfix 1/72
Fairey Swordfish. Airfix 1/72
Airfix Sdkfz 7 converted to flak measuring vehicle.
SU85 - 85mm anti-tank gun mounted on a T34 chassis. This is a conversion on an Airfix T34.
British Mark I male tank. This is the Airfix 1/76 model.
Panther OP (Observation Post) converted from the Airfix 1/76 Panther.
Airfix M3 converted to the T48 armed with 57 mm M1 gun.
JS III. Airfix 1/76 with re-built turret..
British Mark IV female tank. This is a conversion from the Airfix model with scratch built female sponsons.
M8 armored car. This a Roco minitanks model 1/87.
Royal Navy Westland Wessex helicopter. This was a 1/72 kit by Frog.
M3 75mm GMC (Gun Motor Carriage). Conversion from Airfix kit.
Churchill Mk VII (1/76 Airfix) This build replaced the original - first Airfix I made and the trickiest to build!
8.8cm Pak 43/41
Sd Kfz 7 with armored cab and AA gun. Converted from the Airfix 1/76 kit.
T34/76 1943 model with the hexagonal turret. A conversion from the Airfix kit.
Roco M1064/A3 Mortar Carrier.
M48 AVLB - Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge, from Roco Minitanks.
Tamiya SU100. (Friul tracks added much later.)
Soviet T54. Roco Minitanks model with detailing.
Austin Ambulance. 1/76 Airfix from the RAF emergency set.
Austin K 6 fire truck. 1/76 Airfix from the RAF emergency set.
Sherman BARV. Conversion from Airfix kit.
Scratch-built Morris truck.
Airfix Sherman conversion to a VC Firefly.
An Airfix Sherman conversion. M4A3 (105 mm) with HVSS. The M4A3's HVSS suspension was from a Roco Minitanks M40.
Harrier GR1. Airfix 1/72
This is a stratch-built Panzer I - 1/76.
STUG IV - from Airfix 1/76 STUG III and Pz IV.
British Centurion engineer vehicle, converted from the Airfix kit.
Roco Honest John.
BW HS-30 SS-11 Rocket Carrier. Roco.
M2 Alligator floating bridge layer (Roco).
LVT(A)-2 (Landing Vehicle Tracked). This is the Airfix LVT4 Water Buffalo conversion.
Canadian Lee with mud chutes. From Airfix kit 1/76.
Airfix M3 Grant 1/76.
M4A3E2 "Jumbo" Assault tank. This model was converted from the Airfix Sherman (1/76).
M4A8E8, Aurora 1/48 scale .
Tiger, Airfix 1/76 converetd to early model used by Wittman.
Hemag truck. Roco Minitank model.
Roco M55 203mm.
KV 1, scratch built using wheels and tracks from an Airfix JS III.
DUKW.- Airfix 1/76
British Crusader III in the western desert. Airfix 1/32 kit.
Elefant. 1/76 scratchbuild.
V2 and support vehicles.
Airfix Matilda II
Aifix kubelwagen, part of the reconnaissance set.
Pz 38t. Fujimi 1/76.
Wespe (Matchbox 1/76)
Sd Kfz 222. Light armored car (Airfix 1/76).
Japanese Type 97. (Airfix)