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