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@bobrob1947 Robert Collins

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Build all types of models, but ww2 are my favourites Like to share information I`m retired so can spend plenty of time researching and building.

Hurry up! the enemy is coming.

Did this a few years ago and was my first attempt at a diorama. The theme was my own idea and made up as I went along. The tank and truck are Tamiya models and the figures are a maintenance crew also Tamiya. The wall was made out of plaster brok[...]

Tamiya 1/16 WWII German Machine Gunner.

These Tamiya 1/16 plastic figures are really well made with good definition and assembly and all at a good price. All my figures up to now have been brush painted with Tamiya acrylics because they`re my paint of choice for the airbrush, but rece[...]

Academy 1/35 Panzer IV

The kit itself was a great little kit to build and quite cheap. I created the damage with my Dremel look alike and it was fun to do. I`m calling the diorama ` A Typhoon passed this way.`

1/48 Hasegawa Junkers Ju87G-2 STUKA

Most of you guys will be familiar with this blurb, but for the ones who aren`t this is the model of a german stuka dive bomber which has been modified to carry two 37mm cannons instead of bombs. The german fighter ace Hans Rudell flew this pl[...]

1/48 Hobby Boss A-10 Thunderbolt II

This is one I built some years ago but as far as I can remember there was no problems with it. The only thing you must remember to do is to put a large weight in the nose or it will sit on its tail.

Tamiya 1/35 Challenger 2

Don`t you just love building these Tamiya kits, there so well made. This was one of the first tanks I built when I took up the hobby when I retired. Two years later I had another go at it because I wasn`t happy with the result. I am more or less[...]

Modelling the Phantom

I`m not sure if I`m on the right page with this info, you guys will have to put me right. If you haven` seen this magazine before and your interested in building a Phantom then try and get it, it`s full of information about all the Phantom kit[...]

1/48 Eduard Bicentenial Phantoms kit

Big kit containing resin seats, wheels and exhaust nozzles, as well as loads of coloured photo etch. I think it`s an Academy model that`s been upgraded by Eduard.

Kinetic 1/48 FRS.1 Harrier

One of the great British planes, sad to see it go. Did well in the Falklands.

Airfix 1/24 Hawker Typhoon MK1B

Biggest model I`ve built to date, and an enjoyable one to do. This is still work in progress as regards the ordnance which is constructed but not painted. I used some artistic licence on this model and put my own initials on the fuselage and pai[...]