Peter Cooke was a scratch-built scale model maker active during the 1970s to 1990s. He specialised in Second World War aircraft and worked exclusively in 1/24th scale. His models can be found in museums and private collections around the world and regularly featured in articles in Aeroplane Monthly in the 1980s.
Realising that the modifications to the kits were taking more time than it would take him to build from scratch, he changed tack. In order to get the accuracy he wanted he also drew on his mechanical engineering training and drew up him own sets of drawings using measurements taken from the surviving planes in museums. He was very fortunate that the enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff at these facilities allowed him access and helped him with this and there are still examples of his work at RAF Coningsby.