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Derek Austin
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My 2017

December 23, 2017 · in Uncategorized · · 24 · 1.9K

This has been one of my best years for modelling with many projects comming to fruition. It has been a year of experimentation and leaving my comfort zone way in the distance. I have to say, it's been fun! I would encourage all of you to try something new in 2018, until this year I only built aircraft!

Merry Christnas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year to you all! I hope Santa brings you what you heart desires and maybe something a little different!

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  1. Great stuff #2!

    Is picture #1 Graham Hill's car? I saw him win the Indy 500 back in the Dark Ages - or 1966, if memory serves.

    Your detail painting - especially of the driver's face - ie, his mustache, was what convinced me to ask.

  2. Great stuff #3...and a Merry Christmas, too. 🙂

  3. Really nice selection, Derek.

  4. Fantastic work Derek! The Lotus is absolutely super! I also like the Bedford refueller very much. It's true what you are saying about changing subjects, it opens new options and techniques. In the background I'm working on OO-scale steamloco from Dapol, the old Airfix ones, lovely subject. Merry Christmas!

  5. Thank you all for your kind comments.

  6. Nice job Derek, really like the driver representation

  7. Hello Derek,
    Your objects are from motorcycle to airplane and everything in between. That makes it very interesting and challenging. To me they all look like toppers. Well done. Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

  8. Well done Derek. Good selection of subjects.

  9. Excellent work Derek. The FAA Hellcat is an inspiration... I have one in the stash with a set of decals to build the same plane. But after looking at yours I don't know how long it will stay there. Your work is outstanding ! They are all fantastic, especially the Harley with the Tommy gun.

    Merry Christmas

  10. Once again, many thanks for you kind comments and encouragement.

  11. That Lotus is definitely one of my favourites this year. Merry Christmas, Derek.

  12. Excellent work all! Merry Christmas.

  13. Loved the Lotus, reminded me of a Matchbox car I had as a youth.

  14. Terrific work, Derek! You turned out some great builds this past year. The motorcycles are my favorites - hard to believe they are models!

  15. The motorcycle really thrills me!

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