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Received iModeler Award

by Dirk Derks on April 7, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 8 Comments

Dear iModeler friends, Happily surprised to find out, that I came out as one of the winners on the random draw, due to my report on the Model Expo Zeelandhallen 18/19 februari 2017. This Dakota, will be transformed to an […]

Model Expo Zeeland Hallen 18/19 February 2017 (Part 2)

by Dirk Derks on February 23, 2017 in Show Reports -- 15 Comments

Continuation of show report Model and Toy Fair in the “Zeelandhallen”Goes The Netherlands. Very noticeable, that the average age of participants was well over fifty. That is a real concern for the near future. The youngsters on the last two […]

Model Expo Zeeland Hallen 18/19 February 2017 (Part 1)

by Dirk Derks on February 23, 2017 in Show Reports -- 6 Comments

The “Zeeland Hallen” in the Provence of Zeeland (The Netherlands), was the location for the 25th anniversary of this miniature model and toy fair.Three large halls are filled to the brim with plastic models, train tracks in many scales, remote […]

Model Show Eeklo Belgium, 05 februari 2017.

by Dirk Derks on February 15, 2017 in Show Reports -- 13 Comments

Dear Modelers, On Sunday the fifth of februari 2017 it was the annual show of my modelclub Eeklo. Eeklo is a city in Belgium. Situated in the province East-Vlaanderen. Invitations went out to clubs in Belgium and The Netherlands. It […]

F-104 Norwegian Air Force (In the air again)

by Dirk Derks on October 5, 2016 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

I found this out recently. The Norwegian Air Force Historic Flight is active again with a TF-104 starfighter. Have to see. Regards, Dirk

“WHERE IS JOE”

by Dirk Derks on October 3, 2016 in Diorama -- 10 Comments

The Creators: The diorama was made by Luc de Dapper, chairman of the Eeklo (Belgium) scale model club and Marc De Greave, famous in Belgium for its ability to create figurines, starting from a bended paperclip. The intention was to […]

“Smit Rotterdam” – 22,000 HP strong ocean-going super tug

by Dirk Derks on August 16, 2016 in Ships -- 17 Comments

“SMIT ROTTERDAM” from the Dutch towing company “SMITWIJS”. The Netherlands used to be known as a sea faring nation. Especially ocean going tugs were famous. There were two big firms. Smit in Maassluis and Wijsmuller in IJmuiden. These company’s were […]

F-4K Phantom Royal Navy in scale 1-72 from Fujimi (GROUP BUILD)

by Dirk Derks on August 13, 2016 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

History: The Royal Navy received 48 Phantoms. In service 30th april 1968, retired 27 november 1978. Due to its seize, operations were limited to HMS Eagle and HMS Ark Royal. The twin reheating Rolls-Royce powered F4K Phantom had some specific […]

Grumman S2F Tracker + Crew

by Dirk Derks on May 14, 2016 in Diorama -- 12 Comments

The Grumman Tracker was very successful in service of the Royal Netherlands Navy. In total the Navy Air Arm received 45 Trackers. 28 US build S-2F and 17 Canadian (C)S-2F. The Canadian type was mostly used in the former Dutch […]

Aircraft Carrier R81 “Hr.Ms. Karel Doorman” Royal Netherlands Navy, Toulon 1967

by Dirk Derks on July 21, 2015 in Diorama -- 20 Comments

ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER HR.MS. KAREL DOORMAN Short History: Type: Light Fleet Carrier. Admiralty Job Number J3697 / Yard Number 1126 She was laid down on 3 December 1942, by the yard Cammel Laird & Co Ltd. Birkenhead. Completed: […]