I was born in 1951 in Liège (Belgium) where i still live today.
I've built scale models (airplanes, cars) when i was 12-15.
Retired man and in always fascinated by small-scale models, I turn again to airplanes kits: first and essentially 1/48 scale (after some 1/72 brush-painted models).
In 2019, I moved to 1/32 with WW1 kits.
This aircraft was flown by Belgian pilot Kervyn de Lettenhove in 1916. He would have shot down 4 confirmed enemy planes and 9 "probable".
This the 32-004 Copper State Models kit.
Rigging: Modelkasten wire (0.13mm) / Gaspatch [...]
AVIATTIC decals (ATT32095) for wing fabric.
Mix of Proper Plane and Uschi decals for the fuselage wood grain.
Wire : Modelkasten 0.13mm
Turnbuckles : Gaspatch 1/48
Propeller: watercolor pencils and oils.
De Havilland DH9 finally finished.
During the first war, Belgium received at least twenty DH9s from Great Britain and in 1922-23, the Sabca produced around thirty. It is one of the latter which I am giving here an interpretation, [...]
The AMC DH.9a, said "Ninak", was born out of the necessity to replace the underperforming DH9 essentialy due to inferior performance of its engine (Puma).
The DH.9a was powered by the american Liberty engine (400hp). Shaken from [...]
The RF-84F Thunderflash was the dedicated reconnaissance version of the Republic F-84F Thunderstreak fighter-bomber. The classic “Streak” intake having been moved to the wing roots a new streamlined nose housed the air reconnaissance [...]
The kit is the Kinetic 1/48 with correct nose (Quickboost). I prefered to built a metal finish F-84. Maybe i should have read before the relevant note of Tom Cleaver on "modellingmadness.com" : « The plastic surface is very [...]
This is an old kit, the Special Hobby 1/48 that I started to build in 2017 before seeing the first pictures of the future Airfix in the same scale. I chose to continue my model by trying to raise it to the level of the future Airfix. There [...]
Eduard (Hasegawa) 1/48.
Here (finally!) the F-104G Natofighter Eduard 1/48 that I was happy to receive here (as "awards of the month" winner) 19 months ago (October 2015).
I used almost all the available detailing sets (except [...]
Eight boxes (1/48) are waiting for me in year 2017 and the following ones. But i'm eying on new Tamya Tomcat and Phantom Eduard. And Airfix Junker Stuka could be next purchase, who knows ?
The belgian starfighter is well advanced but [...]
This model is the Tamya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider kit from Us Navy (USS Midway).
I got CMK complementary set (n°4017) but except internal details under the right exhaust pipes, it's not very interesting given the complete and detailed original [...]