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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 kit represents one of the aircrafts ordered in August 1915 by Sopwith Aviation Company (Kingston on Thames) and whose serial numbers 8123-8186 were powered by a 9-cylinder Clerget rotary engine. Aircraft 8695 was delivered in February [...]
Westland Sea King RS01.
Five Westland Sea King Mk.48 helicopters were delivered to Belgian Air Force in 1976. They remained operational until 2019, based in Koksijde, for search and rescue operations at sea.
RS01 is now at the Air Museum [...]
A scene for 1/32 the Nieuport XXIII I proposed earlier (december 2021).
Model and mechanic: Copper State Models.
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 [...]