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@davecope109 David Paul Cope

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I live in North Staffordshire in England and have been modelling for more years than I care to remember! I mainly concentrate on 1/48th WW2 and prewar Luftwaffe subjects.
I am treasurer of the IPMS Staffordshire Moorlands Model Club who regularly exhibit at shows across the Midlands and North West of England.

Special Hobby 1/48 Bücker Bü 181.

A nice little kit of the Bestmann trainer. A few fit issues but nothing too taxing. Shame the rear canopy has some stress cracking, but this isn't too noticeable.

Airfix Bf 109 E1, 1/48

A nice little model with few issues. More or less OOB apart from Eduard Brassin replacement wheels, etch seatbelts and Aeromaster decals.

Classic Airframes Arado Ar 68, 1/48th.

Not the easiest of kits but I found it a very enjoyable build. Mostly OOB but some of the struts were replaced as they were useless! Painted with GS aqueous paints, weathered with pastels and finished with Alclad II flat varnish.

Heinkel He 115. Special Hobby 1/48th.

It's taken 2 years (on and off) to complete and my wife has learned lots of new words! The kit has been a real pain to build with lots of issues to overcome BUT I think it's been worth it 😎.