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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 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 [...]

2018 Greater Sydney Scale Model Expo

Hi Everyone, Yesterday I travelled up to the Greater Sydney Scale Model Expo for a look. The show is in it's 3rd year and basically run by one person with support of local IPMS NSW Club. The venue at Stanhope Gardens was great, light and airy wi[...]

The P-47 Factory

I have received a few requests for WIP of one of my P-47 builds. The pics show what I have done in the last 3 days, probably a 1-2 hour stretch of modelling on those days. I have been fiddling with my Airfix P-51D and a few tidy ups on the pain[...]

1/48 Tamiya P-47D Passionate Patsy 310th FS, 58th FG, Saidor New Guinea 1944

One of my personal favourites, and a splash of colour for good measure! Added the Ultracast seat and wheels, decals from the excellent Thundercals range by Norris Graser. My next razorback is actually a sister P-47, being "The Pied Piper" from S[...]

1/48 Tamiya P-47D Free French 1945

Tamiya kit with the usual ultracast seat and wheels. Decals are from Berna Decals and roundels from the spares box. Something different and eye catching compared to the usual P-47 fare..... Happy Modelling Darren