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@darren-d Darren Dickerson

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50 years old
Australia
Favourite Aircraft – P47 Thunderbolt
Modelling last 15 years after long break…..

Show Report – 2018 NSW Scale Model Show

Hi Everyone Over the weekend just passed, the Illawarra Plastic Modeller's Association hosted the 2018 NSW Scale Model Show. The show is now in it's 18th year and the largest model show in New South Wales. Over 350 entries were received across [...]

2018 Greater Sydney Scale Model Expo

Hi Everyone, Yesterday I travelled up to the Greater Sydney Scale Model Expo for a look. The show is in it's 3rd year and basically run by one person with support of local IPMS NSW Club. The venue at Stanhope Gardens was great, light and airy wi[...]

The P-47 Factory

I have received a few requests for WIP of one of my P-47 builds. The pics show what I have done in the last 3 days, probably a 1-2 hour stretch of modelling on those days. I have been fiddling with my Airfix P-51D and a few tidy ups on the pain[...]

1/48 Tamiya P-47D Passionate Patsy 310th FS, 58th FG, Saidor New Guinea 1944

One of my personal favourites, and a splash of colour for good measure! Added the Ultracast seat and wheels, decals from the excellent Thundercals range by Norris Graser. My next razorback is actually a sister P-47, being "The Pied Piper" from S[...]

1/48 Tamiya P-47D Free French 1945

Tamiya kit with the usual ultracast seat and wheels. Decals are from Berna Decals and roundels from the spares box. Something different and eye catching compared to the usual P-47 fare..... Happy Modelling Darren

1/48 Airfix Hurricane Mk1 (RAAF)

Australia received one Hurricane Mk1 for testing here in Australia and it went through several paint schemes, including a sharp looking silver paint job. I choose the foliage green scheme for something different, since most aircraft I build have[...]

1/48 Tamiya P-51B 3 Squadron (RAAF) Italy late 1944

1/48 Tamiya P51B using Ultracast seat and wheels, 500lb bombs from the Tamiya P-47 (imagine having a few spares there!) Decals are from Red Roo, an Australian manufacturer of resin and decals dedicated to Australian subjects (check them out). T[...]

1/48 Tamiya Beaufighter 455 Squadron (RAAF)

Here is my 1/48 Tamiya Beaufighter from 455 Squadron (RAAF) Ultracast exhausts and DK Decals for the artwork codes etc. I have plans for a few more Beaufighters - RAAF Mk21 and at least 2 nightfighters. Great kit and still stands the test of tim[...]

Tamiya P-47D RB RAF “73 OTU” Egypt 1945

Just had to build the matching razorback! Freightdog Decals and another must have in the collection. Ultracast seat and wheels. Happy Modelling Darren

Tamiya 1/48 P-47D BT RAF “73 OTU” Egypt 1945

A definite must do for any serious P-47 modeller! Decals from Xtradecals sheet, very good with no issues from memory. Ultracast seat and wheels Happy Modelling Darren