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Modeling by Dirk Derks

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

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“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 […]

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

by Dirk Derks on August 16, 2016 in Ships -- 15 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

by Dirk Derks on July 21, 2015 in Diorama -- 18 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: […]

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BASE FLIGHT KANEOHE BAY HAWAÏ

by Dirk Derks on March 15, 2015 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

BOEING VERTOL SEA KNIGHT CH/HH-46D ‘RESCUE” These long lesting workhorses are slowly getting ready for the scrap yard. Lets not forget they saved many lives and transported thousands of troops world wide.

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Royal Netherlands Naval Air Station “DE KOOY” 1967

by Dirk Derks on January 2, 2015 in Diorama -- 22 Comments

Naval Air Staion “De Kooy” is located just outside the Naval base of Den Helder in the Northern tip of the Netherlands. The diorama shows two search and rescue helikopters. Also on the tarmac is the crew bus and the […]