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I am resident in Somerset West about 40km east of Cape Town South Africa.

Fixated on modeling main interests are aviation principally WW1, WW2 with occasional forays into modern stuff. Btw, Phantoms rule!

I served in the SA Navy from 1972 - 1974, principally aboard SAS Jan Van Riebeeck, an ex RN W class destroyer that was launched in 1944 and saw service in the Atlantic and Far East as HMS Wessex.

Modeling fixation started as a kid with Airfix baggies, and remained constant till the present, surviving one marriage. At present divorced with 2 stunning daughters.

I live alone with a delightful, slightly warped feline known as Missy aka She Who Must Be obeyed and my Co-builder..

I am a member of IPMS CAPE PENINSULA and serve on the club committee and for my sins has been the Newsletter Editor for the past 2 years

Chopper Bravo: Huey UH-1H based on the 1/48th Italeri kit UH--1D"Slick"

In Cape Town, South Africa where I live we are plagued by mountain/bush fires in our summer, the so-called " Fire Season". Traditionally this has always been part of our lives, and in recent years an organization called Working [...]