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.
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, representative[...]
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 isolationist l[...]
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 cameras. Th[...]
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 slightly pebbly, jus[...]
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 was e[...]
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 the radome) : t[...]
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 surely not[...]
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 Tamya[...]
Going back to air show since a very long time, i was impressed during september 2014 at Kleine Brogel (Belgium) by a strong F16 solo display. This good souvenir led me to build this model from the Kinetic Model Nato Viper box. at 1/48 scale.
At first, I wanted to build a fast kit from a very cheap discount box (11€), an easy assembly Hobby Boss. That really got to me and I decided to improve the cockpit and the wheels bay, the landing gear flaps, etc.. with improvement parts of the[...]