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Retired RAF airman and MoD Civil Servant living in Bristol. I spent most of my career in Flight Simulators first as a technician and later in the CS as a programmes manager. I finished my career at the end of 2015.

Having built models as a kid and as an Air Force apprentice in the early 70s, I dabbled a couple of times with RC aircraft, tank and car. The aircraft were fun to build but my lack of flying skills saw the end of my RC aircraft phase, I couldn't repair it quickly enough! The tank and car were again fun to build but eventually not interesting enough to 'play' with.

I was dormant until 2009, a love of F1 and Lewis Hamilton's success in 2008 inspired my wife to buy me the DeAgostini McLaren. It lit the long extinguished flame that has started me modelling again.

I like to build WW2 aircraft but have recently been building more stuff without wings! I've also discovered the fun of building dioramas, so I'm sure there is a lot of variety in my Modelling future!

Bell UH-1C in 1/35th Scale

This is the Revell version of this iconic helicopter. An easy build with no real problems although a bit fiddley in places. The Rotor head and engine were given a black pin wash whilst the fuselage was weathered solely with pastels. The [...]

Sherman T-31 Demolition Tank

Developed in America in 1944 with a view to landing it on the D-day beaches this derivative of the Sherman tank was designed as a blockbuster to deal with beachhead fortifications. The redesigned turret featured a 105 mm howitzer and two [...]

Thompson Brothers Aircraft Refueller

Just a couple of additional photos of my Thompson Brothers Aircraft Fueller taken with my Airfix 1/24 scale Hurricane.

Thompson Brothers Aircraft Fueller

I haven't posted for a while, but this is the completion of a 3-year project. The Thompson Brothers Aircraft Fueller (TBAF) was in use on RAF airfields during the 2nd world war. This representation is in 1/24th scale and is scratch built [...]

German WW2 Panzer Field Maintenance Unit

This diorama represents a German field maintenance unit for their armour and is based on the Takom kits of the Stratobahn 16 ton mobile crane and a late version Panther tank. The set dressing is from a mixed bunch of Tamiya and Miniart [...]

Aid Station

This is my final project from 2018 which I finished in the new year but have only just photographed. The back story is a village in N Europe was damaged in the fighting in 1940. The war revisits the village during the German retreat in [...]

Delivering Monty’s Tank

I haven't shared for a while but I have been busy running a couple of major builds in parallel. This is one of them! The diorama is based on the Merit M19 Diamond T tank transporter kit and the Tamiya M3 Grant with the figures from [...]

An Old Theme Revisited

Here is my interpretation of a meeting between the SAS and the LRDG! It uses the Tamiya 1/35 scale kits and was really a vehicle for me to try my hand at modeling desert terrain. Comments welcome as always!

A Diorama entitled ‘Pause beendet, zurück zur Arbeit!’ (Break finished, back to work)

This is by far my most ambitious project so far. The diorama was born from the Revell 1/32 scale kit of the FW 190 F-8 and the superb range of Eduard resin and PE that was available for it. Having built the kit with the resin engine, [...]

My 2017

This has been one of my best years for modelling with many projects comming to fruition. It has been a year of experimentation and leaving my comfort zone way in the distance. I have to say, it's been fun! I would encourage all of you [...]