Other vacform kits

Beriev MBR-Fokker T-2 Packard le Pere Lusac Defaux Fighter
Bristol Fighter Vickers FB 19 Salmson A2
BE2c  Sopwith Talboid  Albatros C.XV
M.S. Type G  Felixstowe F2A  FW 58
Halberstadt D-11    
Morane Saulnier MS L 35 Morane Saulnier MS3  Mitsubishi IMF-10
Spad 11 Boeing B-9 BV222 Wiking
A.W. FK10 Nieuport 12 Fairchild 71
Fokker C V-E  Hansa Brandenburg W20  Curtiss XP31
General Aircraft Monospar ST25 Nakajima E8N 1&2 'Dave' Schneider Grunau Baby
Consolidated PT-3 Heinkel He-59 Consolidated TBY Sea Wolf
Keystone B-6A Northrop XFT-1 Boxkite Seversky BT-8
Curtiss O-1 Falcon  Beriev MBR-2  
Curtiss XP-46  Curtiss A-18 Berliner-Joyce XF3J-1
Curtiss O2C-2 Helldiver Fokker PJ-1 Flying Lifeboat  Stinson RQ-1
Martin Baker MB2 Supermarine Seagull Fairey Gannet AEW3
Douglas BTD-1 Destroyer  Fairey Firefly Vultee YA-19
Vickers Warwick III  Fairey long range monoplane  Stinson Model V-74 Vigilant
LAGG 3  Polikarpov R5  Curtiss Condor II T-32
Douglas C-124 Globemaster Martin B57F Beech King Air 200
Lockheed XC-35 Percival Pembroke Bellanca CH-400 Skyrocket
 S.A. Twin Pioneer Bristol Brigand  A.W. Argosy
D.H. 91 Albatross  Martin XB-51  Curtiss Seahawk
Bell X1-E Bristol 188 DH 108
AVRO 707B  Fairey FD1 Cessna 185
Martin Baker MB5  E.E. Lightning P1A  Northrop YA-9A
Miles Messenger  McDonnell Banshee McDonnell Phantom
Westland Dragonfly DH Caribou  Piper l-18
Grumman Guardian North America T-28 Trojan  Sukhoi Su-9
Douglas C-133A  D.H. Vampire T11  North American Buckeye
Convair TF-102 Mil Mi-24 Grumman C-1 Trader
D.H. Dove  Airspeed Ambassador  Convair XF-94
Miles M.52 Vickers VC10 Boeing WB-50D
Vickers Vanguard     Vickers Varsity  AVRO Bison
KC 10 Extender  Martin AM-1 Mauler  Lockheed Constitution
Piper L-18 Super Cub  AVRO Arrow  Westland Welkin
N.A.B45 Tornado  Beriev Be-4  

Fokker T-2 US Army Transport

VLE

 

The first non-stop flight across the USA was made in 1923 by a Fokker T-2. The flight took almost 2 hours from Long Island to California. Only two of these aircraft were built. One is now on display in the Smithsonian Institution.

 

 

Packard le Pere Lusac 11

Roseplanes

 

One of these aircraft achieved a world altitude record. It was designed in the USA by a Frenchman named LePere in 1917. The name 'Lusac' comes from LePere United States Army Combat. None saw military service in WW1.

Defaux Fighter

Libramodels Scaleplanes

 

This experimental fighter was an attempt to solve the problem of needing a firward firing gun, without the ability to fire through a propeller with interrupter gear. The aircraft was not put into production.

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Morane Saulnier MS 'L' 35

Scaleplanes Classic

 

Kit converted to a 2 seater.

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Spad 11

Roseplane

 

The Spad 11 or X1 was a two seat fighter aircrafr from WW1. It was mostly unsuccessful, serving with only a few US, Belgium and France squadrons. 

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Morane Saulnier MS3

Scaleplanes Classic.

 

This was flown by Sub Lt.R.A. Warnsford VC of No 1 Sq , Dunkirk June 1915.

Joseph Pezold
Joseph Pezold

R.A.E BE2c

Formaplane

Joseph Pezold
Joseph Pezold

Sopwith Talboid

Marix

Hansa Brandenburg W20

Airframe

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Fokker C V-E

Airmodel

Joseph Pezold
Joseph Pezold

Albatros C.XV

XtraVac

Joseph Pezold
Joseph Pezold

M.S. Type G

Roseplane

Bristol Fighter

Libramodels

 

This is a kit from which four different versions of the Bristol Fighter can be built.

Vickers FB 19

Libramodels

 

Only about 65 of these aircraft were built. It was generally not a successful design though it did serve in Russia where it was known as the 'Bullet'. Some were sent to the Middle East.

Salmson A2

Vacwings

 

This was France's main reconnaissance aircraft during WW1. It served with both the French and USA air forces.

Armstrong Whitworth F.K.10

Formaplane

 

This aircraft was designed in 1916. It was one of the few quadruplane aircraft to be built,  It was not used operationally.

Nieuport 12

Formaplane

 

This reconnaissance/fighter served with air forces all over the world, including the RFC and RNAS. It first flew in 1915. Note the clear central part of the upper wing.

Halberstadt D-11

Airframe

Mitsubishi IMFI-10

Phoenix

 

A Japanese navy fighter designed by a British designer in 1921.

Model by Joseph 'Buz' Pezold
Model by Joseph 'Buz' Pezold
Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Felixstowe F2A

Aeroclub

AVRO Bison

Joystick models

 

Fleet spotter aircraft between 1921 and 1929.

Model by Gordon Stavens
Model by Gordon Stavens

Curtiss A-3 Attack

Sierra Scale Models

Curtiss O-1 Falcon

Sierra Scale Models

Model by Gordon Stevens
Model by Gordon Stevens

Boeing B-9

Formaplane

 

An interesting subject from Ray O’Neill that dates back 45 years but was not made until the mid-1990s. The Boeing B-9 bomber was also offered as a complete kit by MHW Models in their Formaplane range.

Model by Gordon Stevens
Model by Gordon Stevens

Keystone B-6A

O'Neill vacform

Model by Gordon Stevens
Model by Gordon Stevens

Fokker PJ-1 Flying Lifeboat

Execuform

Model by Gordon Stevens
Model by Gordon Stevens

Consolidated PT-3

Sierra Scale Models

Model by Gordon Stevens
Model by Gordon Stevens

Seversky BT-8

Execuform

Model by Gordon Stevens
Model by Gordon Stevens

Berliner-Joyce XF3J-1

Airways

Beriev MBR-2

Garage Kit

Model by Gordon Stevens
Model by Gordon Stevens

Curtiss O2C-2 Helldiver

Esoteric

 

Curtiss XP31

Execuform

Polikarpov R5

Vacukit

 

Vacukit is an Italian company.

Model by Gordon Stevens
Model by Gordon Stevens

Fairey Firefly

Aeroclub - modified as a Mk III

Curtiss Condor II T-32

J&L Aircraft Models

 

Completed in American Airlines colours

Model by Gordon Stevens
Model by Gordon Stevens

Vultee YA-19

Execuform

Fairey long range monoplane

Airframe


This aircraft held the lomg distance flight record for a short time in 1933, flying from Cranwell England to Walvis Bay in SW Africa.

Stinson L-1 Vigilant

Execuform

 

 

Fairchild 71

Kee-Kha

 

This classic 'bush aircraft' first flew in 1926. The model by Khee-Kha is a vacform kit at its finest. Resin parts are included. The kit can be bought with resin floats and decals. The decals are for the Pacific International Airways of Alaska as shown on the model are, available from Arctic Decals. Refer to the company web site to see information about alternative colour schemes and decals.

Waco YKS-7

Khee-Kha

 

This is another first rate vacform kit from Khee-Kha. The model shows a Norwegian aircraft with floats. Refer to the company web site for information about the various options that are available, e.g. colour schemes and decals.

Bellanca CH-400 Skyrocket

Khee-Kha

 

The Skyrocket was a 6 seat transport aircraft that operated during the 1930s. It could use wheels or floats.


Model by Carmel J. Attard.

Model by Alex 'Hello Kitty'
Model by Alex 'Hello Kitty'

Cessna 185

Khee-Kha

Model by Carmel Attard
Model by Carmel Attard

General Aircraft Ltd Monospar ST25

Aeroclub

 

This small passenger aircraft was used during the mid-1930s. An ambulance version was produced that was exported, inc luding to Spain where it was used during the Civil War.

Model by Gordon Stevens
Model by Gordon Stevens

Northrop XFT-1 Boxkite

Maintrack Models

 

Kit mastered by Gordon Stevens for Maintrack Models.

Beriev Be-4

Vac Wings

Martin Baker MB2

Airframe

 

The MB2 first flew in 1938. Although not successful and not adopted for RAF service, it did give the company experience that was used in the later MB5. The kit is fairly crude, but the simple clean lines of the aircraft means that something acceptable can be produced.

Model by Gordon Stevens
Model by Gordon Stevens

Curtiss XP-46

Execuform

Model by Gordon Stevens
Model by Gordon Stevens

Curtiss A-18

Execuform

Model by Gordon Stevens
Model by Gordon Stevens

Stinson RQ-1

Execuform

 

This is the USCG version of the civil Stinson Reliant.

Douglas Digby (B-18 Bolo)

Airmodel (fuselage) with Airfix C-47 wings

 

The B18 was based on the DC-2. A B-18 is reorded as the first aircraft to sink a U-boat. The Digby is the name given to the aircraft in RCAF service, as shown in the model.

 

The model below shows the B-18 Bolo.

Model by Gordon Stevens
Model by Gordon Stevens
Model by Jim Lund
Model by Jim Lund

BV222 Wiking

Airmodel

 

This model was made many years before the injection kit was produced. 

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Heinkel He-59

Aviation Usk

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

FW 58 Gulub

Airmodel

 

Model shown in Bulgarian markings.

Model by Carmel Attard
Model by Carmel Attard

Nakajima E8N 1 2 Dave

Wings 72/Eagles Talon

 

The design owes much to the Vought Corsair. The 'Dave' saw active service in China and altough outdated, was also involved as a spotter during the battle of Midway. Some ended their days as kamikaze missions.

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Consolidated PBY Sea Wolf

Wings 72 Eagles Talon

Lockheed Electra 10A

Execuform

 

The Electra is one of the classic line of twin engined civil aircraft produced by Lockheed during the 1930s and 40s. An aircraft of this type was flown by Amelia Earhart in 1937 for her unsuccessful around the world flight.

 

The model is shown in markings of the Spanish Nationalist air force having been captured from the Republican air force.

Lockheed XC-35
Execuform

 

This experimental aircraft was developed from the Electra 10. It had a pressurized cabin, smaller windows, a different shaped fuselage and more powerful engines than the earlier Electra.

Curtiss Seahawk

Formaplane

Model by Jim Lund
Model by Jim Lund

 

 

 

 

De Havilland DH. 91 Albatross

Scalemodel

 

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Grumman Guardian

Airmodel

Model by Gordon Stevens
Model by Gordon Stevens

Douglas BTD-1 Destroyer

Esoteric

 

Kit made for Esoteric from the Rareplane mould.

Martin Mauler AM-1

Airmodel

Bristol Brigand

Airmodel

 

The Brigand was built to replace the Beaufighter. They saw active service with the RAF in the far east, Aden and Kenya during the late 1940s and early 1950s.  

Miles Messenger

Aeroclub

 

This kit comes with cast metal parts for the undercarriage and other pieces. The kit can also be built as a civil version.

 

The model is show as an aircraft used by Field Marshal Montgomery as the D-Day landings developed.

LAGG 3

VP Canada

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Westland Welkin

Hallam Vac

Model by Paul Murphy
Model by Paul Murphy

Vickers Warwick CIII

Aircraft in Miniature

Percival Pembroke

Airmodel

 

The Pembroke replaced the Anson, entering RAF service in 1953. The kit, like many from this company, is relatively basic, but can be worked into something presentable. Several injection moulded kits of the type, however, are also available.

 

The Sea Prince can also be made from this kit. 


Model of the Pembroke (below) in West Germany colours by Carmel J. Attard.

Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer

Hallam Vac

 

This vacform kit comes with white metal parts. There are not many choices of kit if one wants to build a Twin Pioneer.

 

The aircraft was used by the RAF and a few other air forces. It was also used in civillian roles all over the world where its rugged STOL capabilities were useful.


Third model (red and white) by Paul Murphy.

Model by 'Andrew'
Model by 'Andrew'

Martin Baker MB5

Falcon 1/72

 

Click here to access more images.

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

DH Caribou

Formaplane

Supermarine Seagull

Project X (Maintrack)

 

The Seagull first flew in 1948. By then, however, helicopters were becoming more reliable and had increased capacity and range. Only two complete aircraft were built.

 

The kit comes with white metal parts.

Fairey Gannet AEW3

Airmodel fuselage with FROG wings

 

The bulbous radar under the AEW3 Gannet makes it quite distinct from others of the type. The kit provides only the fuselage, including the taller tail fin and rudder. Wings and other parts need to come from standard injetion kits, though the undercarriage legs need to be legthened.  

Beech King Air 200

Andy Pack

 

The Beech King Air 200 is part of the successful King Air line of aircraft. Rareplane produced a Super King Air, but not this type. The kit unfortunately, is extremely crude in every possible way. Fortunately, the kit is very hard to find.

 

Carmel J. Attard
Carmel J. Attard

Piper L-18 Super Cub

Airmodel

Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet

Execuform

 

This is a fairly crude kit of this unusual aircraft. Fortunately, very much better injection kits are available.

Model by Richard Staszak
Model by Richard Staszak

 

Martin XB-51

Execuform


The XB-51 first flew in 1949. Unusually, it was powered by three engines. It also had variable incidence wings andf a rotating bomb bay.  It was evaluated but the contract was won instead by the Canberra.

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Douglas C-124 Globemaster

Airmodel

 

The Globemaster heavy transport aircraft first flew in 1949. It could carry 200 troops or a range of equipment and vehicles. It served in numerous conflict zones, finally being retired in 1974.

Anyone who has seen the mouldings of this kit will realise that the result shown here is a marvel of vacform modeling by a world-class modeler. This is a very rare piece of vacform art.

Model by Jim Lund
Model by Jim Lund

 

 

 

Douglas C-133A 

Gene Hooker vac.

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

E.E.Lightning P1A

Aeroclub fuselage mated to Airfix wings

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Martin B-57F

Airmodel

 

The B-57 was directly derived from the Canberra. The F version had extra span wings for high-altitude reconnaissance work of which 21 were built.

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

North American T-28 Trojan

Airmodel

 

The T-28 forst flew inn 1950. It was used extensively as a trainer with the US and other air forces. It was also adapted to be used as a counter-insurgency aircraft in the Vietnam war and in Algeria.

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Sukhoi SU-9

MPM

Schneider Grunau Baby

Airmodel

 

This glider was first built in 1931 with about 6000 eventually being built. It was the standard glider used to train pilots in Germany in the years leading up to WW2. It was sold to about 20 countries over many years so there is a considerable choice of colour schemes fom which to choose.

 

 

 

  • Bell X-1E

Air Vac

 

The X-1E was one of a series of experimental rocket-powered aircraft used for high speed flight. It is a later and much faster version of the record breaking aircraft flown by a pilot whose name is claimed to be copyright. 

 

The kit is quite crude with confusing instruction notes. 

 

Bristol 188

RVF

 

This experimental aircraft, nicknamed 'The Flaming Pencil", was developed for high speed research. It first flew in 1962. Information from the research helped in the design of the Concorde supersonic airliner. A Bristol 188 can be seen at the Cosford museum.

A.W. 650 Argosy

Welsh Models (1/144)

 

The Argosy transport aircraft began RAF service in 1964, being finally retired in 1975. It was also used as a cargo aircraft by BEA and other airlines.

 

The model comes with Aeroclub metal parts. Masters and mouldmaking were by Gordon Stevens.

D.H. 108

Whirlykits

 

The DH 108 Swallow first flew in 1946. It was designed as a test bed for swept wing jet aircraft with the development of the Comet in mind. Like the Me 163 Komet, it did not have tailplanes. Three prototypes were built but all were lost in accidents. In one, Geoffery de Havilland was killed.

Model by Martin Malepo
Model by Martin Malepo

AVRO 707B

Whirlykits

 

The AVRO 707 was designed to test the characteristics of the delta wing that was to be used on the Vulcan bomber. It first flew in 1949. Several variants were built, the last one being retired in 1966. A, AVRO Type 707 can be seen at the Cosford museum.

Model by Martin Malepo
Model by Martin Malepo

Fairey FD.1

Whirlykits

 

The FD1 claims to be the first Brisith delta wing aircraft. Only one was built. It first flew in 1951. It ended its days as target pratice on the Shoeburyness range  - that's no way for a historic little aircraft to go!

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

McDonnell F2H Banshee

Falcon conversion

 

The Banshee first flew in 1947 then served with the US Navy and Marine Corps until 1961. It saw action during the Korean War. Without swept back wings, its performance was not a match for the Russian Mig fighters. 

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

McDonnell FH Phantom

Airmodel

 

The Phantom was the first jet aircraft that served with the US Navy, first flying in 1945 and entering service in 1947. It was mostly replaced by the Banshee only two years later. 

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Westland Dragonfly

Gerald Elliott

 

The Dragonfly was a Sikorsky S-51 built unde licence. It served with the Royal Navy from 1950 for about ten years. 

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Piper L-18

Airmodel

Mode by Carmel J. Attard
Mode by Carmel J. Attard

De Havilland Vampire T11

Airmodel

Mode by Carmel J. Attard
Mode by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

North American Buckeye

Airmodel

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Northrop YA-9A

Project-X

Mode by Carmel J. Attard
Mode by Carmel J. Attard

Convair TF 102

Airmodel (conversion kit)

 

Check this web site to see what the kit contains.

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Mil Mi-24

Formaplane

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Grumman C-1 Trader

Falcon (conversion)

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

Boeing WB-50D

Airfix B-29 mated to Airmodel conversion parts.

For further details, see here.

 

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

D.H. Dove

TWR (of Windsor, Berkshire)

 

A basic vacform kit that has been extensively modified using resin and cast metal parts.

Airspeed Ambassador

Historic Wings 1/72

 

This kit is based on the original Contrail kit of the Ambassador. The Historic Wings kit used thicker plastic and provided decals and cast metal parts.

Model by Barry Webb
Model by Barry Webb

Convair XF-94

Airmodel 1/72

Model by Barry Webb
Model by Barry Webb

Miles M.52

Airvac

Model built by Kevin Payne
Model built by Kevin Payne

Vickers Vanguard

Gene Hooker 1/72

 

More photos can be seen here.

 

 

Model by Kevin Payne
Model by Kevin Payne

Vickers VC10

Airways.

For more photos, click here.

Model built by Kevin Payne
Model built by Kevin Payne

Boeing 737 T-43A

Welsh models 1/72


More photos can be seen here.

Model by Kevin Payne
Model by Kevin Payne

Vickers Varsity

Aeroclub 1/72

Model by George Harvey
Model by George Harvey

B45 Tornado

Gerald J. Elliott

Model by George Harvey
Model by George Harvey

Lockheed Constitution

Combat Models 1/72

Model by Carmel J. Attard
Model by Carmel J. Attard

AVRO Arrow

VP