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@therefueler Ferry Dierckxsens

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Hello from the Netherlands, where I live together with my wife Angelique.
Being from modelyear 1962 I can remember plastic scalemodeling has been a part of me since I was about 9 years of age, doing my best at my first Airfix kit.( from a plastic bag with headercard). The polystyrene virus has never left me, and with some on and off periods influenced by life I’m building more and more in the last couple of years. Subjects of interest are the RAF in WWII, Canadian Airforce, helicopters and niche subjects like for example waterbombers. Preferred scale is 1:72, but other scales and subjects are not ruled out. all depending on the state of the virus. Also a keen interest in airport ground equipment like refuelers, towtrucks etc.
Next to plastic scalemodeling I’m a collector of modelcars, mainly British subjects, and re-started model railroading as well. It must be our generation I think.

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Dassault-Mirage 2000-N Escadrille 2/4 Lafayette. 1/72 Heller

As I wanted a relative strait forward build in between the groupbuilds, so I started working on this old Heller kit which I picked up second hand during one of the modelshows I visited in recent times. I have a soft spot for French aircraft and[...]

Year of the Cat, Mirage 2000-C Tigermeet 2003. Revell 1/72

Yes there is my second build for the Year of the Cat group build. Finaly got this French cat ready for action. It took some extra work to get this kit nicely done as this is a Revell re-box from the original Italeri kit. Colours I used are from[...]

Euro Model Expo 24 and 25 March 2018 Lingen Germany

Again I visited a modelshow, this time the 10th jubilee edition of the German Euro Model Expo. It's held in Lingen, and for me just over 2 hours driving from home. The Netherlands is a small country and driving to Germany is within easy reach. [...]

Airfix 1/72 Junkers Ju87 B-2 Stuka – Battle of Kasserine Pass group build

Well here it is, just finished my 1/72 Stuka from the new tooling by Airfix. Officialy from 6./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, "Immelmann" based at Tmimi, Libya in july 1941. Airfix made fantastic work of the new tooling in 1/72. Lots of fine details, [...]

International scale modelshow for cars, vans and trucks at Jabbeke Belgium 10 & 11 March 2018. Part 2

Pleased to share part 2 with photos of the modelshow at Jabbeke in Belgium with you. Lorries, trucks, Big Rigs, anyway you want to call them mostly in 1:24 scale. Cheers, Ferry.

International scale modelshow for cars, vans and trucks at Jabbeke Belgium 10 & 11 March 2018. Part 1

I like to share my show report in 2 parts of this allways fantastic scale model show. For the 23rd time model club "On The Road" in Jabbeke Belgium organised this excellent event. With participants from Belgium, Holland, Germany, UK, Hungary, Fi[...]

Modelshow Goes 2018 The Netherlands

This was a busy weekend with 2 scale model events to attend. First on staturday I was part of the IPMS Netherlands stand om the anual modelshow in the province of Zeeland. This show is open for the general public the see the presentations of all[...]

International Toy Fair 2018 Nuremberg

Hello everyone, I'm happy to share a little impression of the kits I've seen during my visit at the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg last week. This is a professional trade fair with over 2600 companies from over 45 countries presenting toys [...]

Random Award december received. Thank you Imodeler.

Thank you Martin and the iModeler team for my prize for winning the december random award. The package with the new tooled 1/72 kit of the Airfix Bristol Beaufighter TF.X was waiting for me at home after arriving back from Nuremberg last night. [...]

Heller 1/72 Dassault Mirage III-R

With 3 other models in various stages of building I've just finished this re-edition of this old Heller kit of the Mirage III-R in 1/72. I's a basic kit, keeping in mind the tooling is over 40 years old, but the lines of the Mirage III are well [...]
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