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@darren-d Darren Dickerson

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50 years old
Australia
Favourite Aircraft – P47 Thunderbolt
Modelling last 15 years after long break…..

1/48 Hasegawa N1K1-Ja Shiden Model 11 Kou “Prisoner of War”

This is my entry for the Empire of Japan Group build. Really enjoyed the theme plus a great kit with few vices to worry about. I added Master Barrels, QB exhaust and made pitot from brass tubing. Rest of kit OOB plus used the kit decals which w[...]

1/48 Tamiya JS-2 Finished

Finished the Tamiya JS-2 (started October 2019) and sat stagnant for a few months as it was missng a sprue ( which was re-ordered and arrived March 2020) - 100% OOB nothing added. A great kit and I painted it in conjunction with the T-55 as pai[...]

1/48 Tamiya T-55A

Hi Everyone I built this one in just in 2 weeks from arrival - probably a new record for me in recent years....as a kid they were built and finished same afternoon! Great subject for a million shemes and I chose a Soviet Naval Infantry T-55A, [...]

Tamiya P-38F

Here she is at last.....life got in the way more than a few times since I started building this wonderful kit. I added an Ultracast seat and wheels, Master barrels and antenna from spares box. Decals are from the Eduard kit (Academy mold) that w[...]

1/48 Airfix Hunter F.6

Just completed!! New Airfix Hunter F6 with Xtradecals for a Hunter attached to Tactical Weapons Unit circa 1979. Additional extras are the pilot from PJ Productions and the Master pitot tube. I also pinched some drop tanks from the Academy Hunte[...]

1/48 Tamiya Marder III

Hi Everyone Here is my latest Tamiya 1/48 armour model, OOB bar the RB barrel. This vehicle served in North Africa, late 1942. Great fun as always, now onto the next one............... Happy Modelling Darren

Tamiya P-38 is a P-38F/G !

Details on the new kit are below, was hoping for the late versions first up, nonetheless are long overdue new tool kit of a great WW2 aircraft. Looking forward to getting one and building soon! Tamiya 61120 1/48 Lockheed P-38 F/G Lightning P[...]

1/48 Tamiya Crusader MkII

Hi Everyone This kit is a cracker, enjoyed it as much as any kit I have ever built. OOB bar the antenna (RB Models) Happy Modelling Darren

2019 NSW Model Show

The 19th 2019 NSW Model Show (hosted and run by Illawarra Plastic Modellers Association) was held over the weekend of 18th and 19th May 2019. The show is one of the largest in NSW with 380 entries received this year, a new record. My interest in[...]

Show Report – 2018 NSW Scale Model Show

Hi Everyone Over the weekend just passed, the Illawarra Plastic Modeller's Association hosted the 2018 NSW Scale Model Show. The show is now in it's 18th year and the largest model show in New South Wales. Over 350 entries were received across [...]