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@richardmcstay48gmail-com Richard Mcstay

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Hi folks, I’m in my early thirties and live in Newcastle upon Tyne. I work as a cook offshore in the oil and gas industry. I’m fairly new to the rigs but previously worked as a chef in hotels and restaurants. I’m more than happy to trade cooking secrets for modelling tips!
I like to build most modelling genres although I’m more interested in modern engineering.
I have many other hobbies also. I play guitar and piano and love a bit of heavy metal. I’m keen on motor sports and enjoy driving and riding myself. On the quiet days I like a spot of fishing or a bit of quality time with the Playstation!

Porsche 918 Spyder

Hello again! First of all may I just say this new website is looking snazzy! Thanks for all the hard work that has gone on behind the scenes! In recent years the term ‘super car’ has become all to common. […]

Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Merry Xmas everyone. This is my last build of 2017, the Tamiya 1/12 H2R. To label the bike a Ninja is somewhat misleading… One would just assume another Ninja would be an evolution of Kawasaki’s flagship sports bike… The H2R […]

Jaguar XJ220

Hello again! This is my entry for the ‘year of the cat’ group build, my childhood favourite, the XJ220. About the car… There was originally never any intention of making the car. It was designed as a concept by Jim […]

Su-34 Fullback

Hi again folks, just finished building Mr Putin’s flying tank! This is the fairly new Hobbyboss 1/48 scale kit of the strike flanker and the first ever Su-34 in this scale. I waited ages for its release and eventually bought […]

Harrier GR-7

Hi again folks, I’ve finally finished my favourite aircraft of all time! This is the Trumpeter 1/32 kit of the GR-7. The kit was a Xmas present from my parents, not last Xmas, the one before. I wanted to get […]

The Solar System

Something a little bit different! My mate bought this for his four year old son who is developing a keen interest in space. I got the job of painting it! Something completely different, but it’s also an interest of mine […]

RAH-66 Comanche

Hi folks, just a quick build whilst I take a break from the big harrier currently on the bench. This is Revells 1/72 kit of the Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 prototype. I made an impulse buy for £8 at the local model […]

T-90

Merry Xmas everyone and a happy new year! This is my first completed build of 2017, Meng’s 1-35 Russian MBT, the T-90. The T-90 replaced the T-72 in 1995 after concerns about it’s poor performance during the 1991 gulf war. […]

Yamaha YZR-M1 2009

Hi folks, this is my first build in the new house. I apologise for the backdrop wallpaper at the minute, I’ll rectify this in time for future photography! The bike is the 2009 Fiat Yamaha team MotoGP championship winning bike […]

Northrop B2

Hi again folks, this is the Revell 1/144 kit of the B2 stealth bomber. I had originally planned on building the Testors 1/72 version and bought the kit a couple of years back, but I was a bit put off […]