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3 september scale model day at the Aircraft Recovery Group 1940-1945 museum at Heemskerk in The Netherlands

Hi everyone,

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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12 responses

  1. Looks like a great time and some nice models there

  2. What a great opportunity for all those involved. Some mighty fine work on display there as well. Thanks for sharing your photos with us, sir.

  3. Love these kind of posts. We refer to these as " Build Nights"
    Great camaraderie, great building, beautiful models.
    A great job by all!

  4. I agree, looks like a nice chilled out day, no wimmin, no kids ,no hassle all you need is a few beers at the end and you've got yourself the perefct Sunday !

  5. Hello Ferry,
    Thanks for sharing these pictures with us. What a perfect location to hold this event.
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

  6. Ferry, what a great idea! I volunteer at a museum, and this has given me and idea. Thanks for the inspiration. Some really good builds going on, there.

  7. Thanks guys, we all had a perfect sunday and I'm sure we will be back next year..
    @Bernard, all my pleasure and I hope you will be able to organise something great at the museum.

  8. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    Very nice and inspirational too see a group having a good time, enjoying life and a hobby. Those are THE HAPPY DAYS.

  9. Sounds like a great day, Ferry!

  10. That is a really cool idea! Got me thinking about how our club might pull off something like this with a local military museum.

  11. Looks like you guys had a really enjoyable day, thanks for shaing it with us.

  12. The location looks great. Thanks for posting the photos Ferry.

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