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 […]
Modeling by Dirk Derks
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My name is Dirk, 64 years old. Living in “Zeeuws Vlaanderen” the Netherlands.
Modelling for more than thirty years. As you can notice in the picture, my dear friend “Tomboy” is always near. Mostly snoring during the day, and terrorizing the neighborhood cats during the night.
Ships 1/400-1/350 – Aircraft 1/72-1/48 – Ground and support equipment for the Air Base.
Favorite’s: Cold war, props and rotors.
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 […]
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 […]
I found this out recently. The Norwegian Air Force Historic Flight is active again with a TF-104 starfighter. Have to see. Regards, Dirk
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” 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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.