I returned to modelling after a break of many years. Most of my recent efforts have been spent in developing new (and old!) skills and techniques for just about everything !!! Models – mainly aircraft but some armour and ships. Since coming back to modelling, projects have been mainly nostalgic a mix of Monogram Revell and Airfix – all scales, but gradually moving to more modern kits.
I am a member of Ipms Harrow/Barnet.
Married and living in North London. Two married daughters – one cat – two granchildren ( twins)!
Alan was Chairman, founder member and one of the driving forces behind Harrow IPMS, and a keen member and supporter of our sister club Barnet IPMS.
This is a brief tribute to Alan, who died recently after a short battle with cancer.
I picked up this little gem last year and have been working away at it off and on for some time.
Despite what Revell says it is more likely to be a F4U -1D, and there is some debate as to whether the makings are right for this time period howeve[...]
This F-5E Tiger has been built for some months although , life has gotten in the way and I have only just got around to posting it.
Its a very inexpensive kit with 4 nice decals schemes including my favorite for the USMC VMFT 401 'the snipers'.
The internet has been a huge benefit to the modelling community IMHO, nevertheless it is always sad to see announcements like this one in tonight's Evening Standard.
For those of us that live in North London does that now leave only Hannants ?
Back in June I was fortunate enough to win the random award.
A big thank you to Martin, the iModeler team, and the gods of randomness, for smiling on the story of Lt. Wilmer E. Rawie and his F-4 Wildcat. I was very touched and honoure[...]
The F-20 was of course the last of the famous Northrop F-5 line.
Regrettably the F-20 did not go into production despite being a superb aircraft
In 1983/4 the RNZAF sent a team to the USA to evaluate the F- 20 Tigershark as a possible replacem[...]
When it became clear that the Devastator would not be ready in time, I turned to this little kit which I had almost finished several years ago. I did want to be able post something commemorating the battle even if strictly speaking it wasn't pa[...]
Dear All ,Great to see the wonderful Phantoms posted - congrats and thank you to all . The Rockin Rhino is still under construction as you will see ( will post in WIP shortly), however in an attempt to contribute just a little to this Phabulous[...]
This was my second kit completed just over a year ago. Having just purchased an airbrush, I needed something to practice on, and this was it - the cheapest kit I could find. The kit itself is pretty dated now but goes together well enough - with[...]
Hello All, Just to say how much I have enjoyed the work posted on the site over the months and being part of the community.
After 35 years away from the hobby I picked this kit up at East Kent Models in Whitstable while on holiday, It was comple[...]