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Dassault-Brequet Super Etendard Armada Argentina.

by Dirk Derks on October 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Action in the South Atlantic On the first of May 1982 the Aviacion Naval Argentina was in the possesion of the first batch of 8 Super Etendards. These aircraft equipped the 2a Escuadrilla de Caza Y Ataque, based at Comandante […]

RNLI lifeboat station “Stornoway” on the Isle of Lewis

by Dirk Derks on August 8, 2017 in Diorama -- 12 Comments

RNLI LIFEBOAT STATION “STORNOWAY” ON THE ISLE OF LEWIS (RNLI= ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION) (UK) Severn Class Lifeboat: The Severn Class is an all-weather lifeboat, that was introduced into the fleet in the year 1995. The last one was delivered […]

A-4E Lady Jessie onboard USS Hancock – Yankee Station Gulf of Tonkin 1968

by Dirk Derks on June 9, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

THE STORY OF THE A-4E LADY JESSIE Lady Jessie was married to Fred Beck. They ran the Keno game at Harold’s Club in Reno. They became acquainted with Dick Perry,(She was like an adopted Mother to Lcdr Dick Perry.) who […]

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 […]