3 september scale model day at the Aircraft Recovery Group 1940-1945 museum at Heemskerk in The Netherlands
I like to share some photographs which I made during the scale model day at the Aircraft Recovery Group 1940-1945 museum on the 3rd september 2017.
Every year in the first weekend of september in cooperation with a variety of scale model clubs and the museum, a scale model day is organised. All day long club members are working on their plastic scale models, and the museum is open for visitors. They get the opportunity to see the work in progress and ask questions etc. about scale modeling. There is allways second hand trade of model kits and also some hobbyshops are present to sell all the items we scale modellers like so much.
The museum of the Aircraft Recovery Group 1940-1945 is located in the former fortress of “Fort Veldhuis”, as part of the old defence works which can be found in the area around Amsterdam. This one is to the north-west of Amsterdam and part of a network of former fortresses.
The museum is dedicated to the work of the recovery group and exhibits many parts of allied aircraft which were shot down above the Netherlands or found their grieve in this part of the country after being hit by FLAK over Germany in the second world war. The group members do a lot of research after a wreck is located about the type of aircraft, the crew and also recovering those who payed the highest price and search and inform their relatives. For those who are interested this is the link to the English part of the website:
I can say we had a great day together working on a variety of models. Also most of us brought some models to show. I brought my 1/72 scale Mosquito Night fighter, the Boulton-Paul Defiant and my recently finished Hawker Typhoon IB.
And naturaly we all went back home with some more kits to add to the stash.
I hope you enjoy my small photo selection.
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