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@dirtylittlefokker david leigh-smith

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Professional psychologist, father of four, musician, modeler, lecturer. Tired.

My modeling defaults are building dioramas and WWII aircraft. Enjoy WW2 history, reading, single malt scotch whisky (without the ‘e’), music, good food, philosophy, and general history.

Parrots, Parachutes, and Pancakes.

A short Friday distraction to start the day. 73 years ago, almost to the day, Eduard Schallmoser climbed into his Me 262 (sometimes erroneously described as white 5 or 14, but was actually ‘white 11’) in response to incoming American […]

The USS Enterprise CV6

Well, I had to post this at some point. It has been a real pleasure building this (first ship build but definitely not my last) and I had a lot of fun with the iMoldeler fraternity along the way. All […]

The Milton Keynes Model Kraft Exhibition. April 22nd, 2018

I just found out about this show a couple of days ago and so popped along this morning. Had a great time and snapped a few photos if you are interested…most are dioramas. Reminiscent of Rob’s recent ‘End of the […]

IPMS Event Milton Keynes, UK. 22nd April, 2018

Any fellow iModellers attending this event? It may be a little late to ask, but I’ve only just noticed it’s happening and with no other plans tomorrow I thought I’d go along. I’ll post some photos afterwards. I’ll have the […]

The doctor is in…

The doctor is in. In many of the threads I’ve have contributed to recently I have picked up on several quirks, oddities, complaints, philosophical questions, and existential wrestling, plus the occasional rant from this wonderful brotherhood of plastic worshippers. So, […]

Friendships, tanks…and chocolates.

iModeler makes more than scale kits, scratchbuilt projects, and dioramas. It builds friendships. By nature I think we modelers can be an insular tribe (do we become more self-contained because we are modelers or find modeling because we tended to […]

iModeler store ‘Best Thing Ever’ says David from London!

I was just sitting working on my latest build when the postman dropped in this rather rakish hoodie and a yellow beer drinking thing (some would say it looks a bit like a mug) – couldn’t be more pleased. Bravo […]

iModeler random award July 2017

Well, the postman arrived with this lovely prize from everyone’s favourite modeling community, the sun is shining, the smell of pancakes is wafting from the kitchen, and the teenagers are sleeping in. And it’s Saturday. Thank you to Martin and […]

Peace at last for the brave men of the USS Indianapolis and their families.

In a world where it can be easy to succumb to cynicism through pessimistic images and events, there was some great news this week that after 72 years the Indianapolis was found at rest in the Philippine Sea. A civilian […]

Tank Museum part two; Tank Heaven in Devon!

Hard to believe, but I had to work hard to cut the photos down to 100 (maximum file size), and considering I didn’t get around the whole exhibition, I think it really shows the quaility of the museum’s subjects. There […]