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I'm a 40 and a bit year old Police Sergeant in Christchurch, New Zealand. Prior to this I served as a medic in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. I have 3 daughters, and I've been modelling since I was about 6 years old. I inherited my interest from spending time with my father in his model shed. I mainly do Armor, but will do whatever grabs my attention, as sometimes its good just to have a bit of fun.

A34 Comet British Cruiser Tank

This is (almost) 2 made straight from the box kits. Tamiya A34 Late war British A34 Comet and Miniart Tank riders. As always Tamiya, this kit is a pleasure to build. Apart from 2 bags and a driver i added from my spares box this is [...]

Clash of the Titans

I've always wanted to do a diorama of 2 tanks that have rammed each other and then got stuck. I'm quite happy with how this has come out. There is quite a lot going on here, but I think it captures the frenzied panic of everyone trying to [...]

Long Range Desert Group - LRDG

First build for the New year, this Tamiya LRDG kit. This is the type of kit that makes modelling a pleasure. It's simple, quick and holds up well to kits even of today's standards (except maybe for the original figures, they are rubbish). [...]


This is the 3rd (and final) reincarnation of this base. The last 2 subjects on it never quite worked for me but this time I'm happy. The Tank destroyer is a 1/35 Tamiya Marder III. The figures are Gecko Models Paratroop sets 2 and 3, and [...]

If this old helmet could talk....

This 1/35 diorama was inspired by this old helmet given to me by my father when I was about 6 years old (41 years ago - where did that time go!?). After it spent years helping my friends and I survive WW2 inspired battles in my back yard [...]

Spring Thaw, Korea 1951

This scene depicts a 1/35 USMC Pershing Tank passing a Gaz-67, long abandoned by it's North Korean owners in Spring of 1951. The Pershing is from Hobbyboss with aftermarket decals of a tank that had been 'rescued' from Hungnam Harbour and [...]

Advance on Kiev

Not much to say here really, tells its own story. -The bridge is from Mirage models, is basic but effective for what I wanted. -Barge is the old Verlinden kit that looks quite cool when put together. -Flak 38 is Dragon. -Kettenkraftrad is [...]

Slow walk into captivity…

These 2 kits are the 1/35 Hobbyboss White Scout Car, and Masterbox 'Road to the rear' cart with wounded German troops. Both these kits have sat semi-assembled for years in my 'stash', and I never really found the right inspiration to build [...]

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This is the 3rd of my 3 1/35 scale projects that I've had going at the same time. Now my bench is clear for my new projects I'm about to start. This is a German recovery crew loading up a captured Soviet T-70 onto a Sonderanhanger 10 Ton [...]


This is number 2 of 3 builds I've had going on at the same time, and all just getting finishing touches added to them before I have been able to declare them 'finished'. So this one is now... 'finished' (The first of the 3 was my previous [...]