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Hi There,
My name is Dirk, 65 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.

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BLACKBURN BUCCANEER S.Mk 2B (OPERATION “GRANBY” January-March 1991)

Buccaneer S.Mk 2B It is 1991,and the Buccaneer has been in operational service for nearly 30 years, but still had a vital part to play in the Gulf War. Initially it flew to support the Tornado force as a target […]

CH-46 Sea Knight USN.

This model is a replica of the CH-46 Base Flight from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. This station is located five miles north of Oak Harbor, in beautiful Washington State. Base flights are used for SAR, MEDEVAC, Communication and general […]

Scale Model Challenge 2017 Veldhoven The Netherlands.

Dear Modelers, Especially for our oversea modelers, two links to this magnificent event. One in pictures, the other one leads you to some YouTube films. (Part 1-2-3) Look at for instance all the lighting arrangements on the competitors tables. The […]

Dassault-Brequet Super Etendard Armada Argentina.

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

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

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

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)

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)

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.

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 […]

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