Welcome to Plasticfantastique

This site is all about my hobby. Building plastic models, predominantly aeroplanes in scale 1:48. I share kit reviews, detail pictures of real planes, tips & tricks etc.


Plastic kit reviews, written as I built them
I continuously write new reviews of the kits I build. Hopefully informative if you're thinking about buying a kit. The latest review is of the Messerschmitt BF 109G-6 by Trumpeter in 1/24.


Themed kit building
Sometime I build several kits connected to a historical event. My latest history project is Midway epilogue - Operation Vengeance. Reading with pictures of the models as well.


Reference pictures of real planes
I know the importance of good pictures of the original when building kits. I photograph these as often as I can. Latest added is pictures of the Saab 105 (Sk 60)


Sharing experience
Building models is a constant learning. Here I try to share some of what I've learned along the way. I try to cover the most important aspects in an easy way. It's not in depth but I like to think it's useful.

The occasional blog

Here are the latest thought about modelling and my works in progress.
For a complete list please visit my blog page.

News from Pilot Replicas

At Modellexpo 08-Open 2022 I had the pleasure of meeting Claes Wahlund, the owner and enthusiast behind Pilot Replicas. Starting with pilots and auxiliary vehicles in scale 1/48 he has since given us exquisite kits of the Saab J 21 and the Saab J 29 Tunnan. So it was with some anticipation I could ask […]

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Airfix new moulds 2022

Well, Airfix has just released their news for 2022 and this time I find it a bit more interesting than last year. - Their big new item this year is of course the Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX in scale 1:24. It looks like a significant step up from their previous Mk. I/Mk. V mould. Also […]

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My paint and weathering technique
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Box review of Special Hobby's 1/48 Reggiane Re.2000 'Re2000 Export Birds'

Special Hobby announced this kit a while back which came as welcome news. Excluding a sad kit form Směr it has been hard to find a kit of the Reggiane Re.2000 in 1/48 (the last new kit was released almost 20 years ago). Interestingly it has first been released in an Export Birds release (which […]

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Building the Tamiya Grumman F-14A Tomcat (part 3)

Sudenly realized that I've neglected to update my build progress. You'll have to excuse me. For the eagled eyed you'd already noticed that I've written a review of the kit build here https://plasticfantastique.com/my-builds/grumman-f-14a-tomcat-tamiya-1-48/. It was a thoroughly enjoyable build and a very good kit. It's always challenging when you use a lot of after market […]

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Box review of Airfix 1/48 de Havilland Tiger Moth

In January 2019 Airfix announced a new tool 1/48 kit of the classical de Havilland Tiger Moth. Now this made me really excited as at the time the only available kit of the Tiger Moth in that scale was a version from SMER and that left e few things to wish for. Unfortunately this kit […]

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