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@rob-cookson Robert Joseph Cookson

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Getting on a bit.
Started modelling as a kid, never really stopped, although I tailed off quiet a bit when my kids were little, and got back into it properly a few years ago, when my daughter bought me an old, re-boxed Revell 1/32 Mosquito. (The Mossie was always my favourite kit – I was talking to a guy the other night whose Dad used to build them !).
I started back on mainly 1/32 aircraft, and then gravitated towards WWI models. Just recently have had a couple of less-than-successful attempts at armour and figures.

I keep getting asked why I bother, and the honest answer is that I don’t know, I don’t really care, and if it really needs to be explained, then I don’t think that the questioner would understand the answer anyway. I like building models. That’s it.

(BTW – the avatar is my English Bull Terrier, Red, who died suddenly a few years ago when he was only 5 – still very much missed)

Corsair A7D – Commission Build

A major departure from my usual subjects - I tend to stick to 1/32 WWI aviation, but this 1/72nd A7D was built under commission, as a presentation piece for the pilot who flew the original, pictured below. He was an RAF Test Pilot, on an exchang[...]

Preview shots of my latest contribution – WnW Albatros D.Va (OAW)

Couple of test shots, done with the phone camera. More to follow when I have time to get out the Canon, or better yet, get my mate - who knows how to use a camera - to take some for me !

Eduard 1/48 Airco DH-2

Lovely kit, built straight from the box, apart from some tensioners and anchors which I made from .05 copper wire. I managed to destroy the starboard boom, when trying to iron out a very slight bend, using a hairdryer. I had to take it apart, an[...]