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@dirtylittlefokker david leigh-smith

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Professional psychologist, father of four, musician, modeler, lecturer. Tired.

My modeling defaults are building dioramas and WWII aircraft. Enjoy WW2 history, reading, single malt scotch whisky (without the ‘e’), music, good food, philosophy, and general history.

‘A Higher Call’ – the very best of humanity in the very worst of times.

I think most people on iModeler will know of the story of Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler. On the return journey home from a bombing raid on Germany in December 1943, 20 year old pilot Charlie Brown nursed his critically injured B-17 towa[...]

The Royal Treatment

I’d never discovered Eduard’s ‘Royal Class’ collection before so wanted to share this gift that came my way for my birthday. Beautiful box , which is both a strange and geeky thing to say, but the line drawing and understated presentation a[...]

Friends, Americans, iModelers…(with apologies to Will Shakespeare).

As part of my 'Higher Call' diorama I was struggling with the process of making realistic working propellers (a real holy grail of aircraft modelers). The estimable David Thomas sent me a private message asking for my postal address and just a s[...]

Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt!

Well, it's Friday, the sun is shining, the work is done, there's modeling to be done, and I came home to a nice new T-shirt. Go on, buy one, you know you want to.

“I’m telling you, Rudi, there’s something not right about that cam..”!

I like dioramas that tell a story, catch an important snapshot of time, or freeze the possibilities of our futures in one fleeting moment. I started this build as something of an answer to a challenge to build some armour, and that grew into[...]

Parrots, Parachutes, and Pancakes.

A short Friday distraction to start the day. 73 years ago, almost to the day, Eduard Schallmoser climbed into his Me 262 (sometimes erroneously described as white 5 or 14, but was actually 'white 11') in response to incoming American B-26 Marau[...]

The USS Enterprise CV6

Well, I had to post this at some point. It has been a real pleasure building this (first ship build but definitely not my last) and I had a lot of fun with the iMoldeler fraternity along the way. All 540 plus posts (hey, some of them are not[...]

The Milton Keynes Model Kraft Exhibition. April 22nd, 2018

I just found out about this show a couple of days ago and so popped along this morning. Had a great time and snapped a few photos if you are interested...most are dioramas. Reminiscent of Rob's recent 'End of the Line' build, but clearly this [...]

IPMS Event Milton Keynes, UK. 22nd April, 2018

Any fellow iModellers attending this event? It may be a little late to ask, but I've only just noticed it's happening and with no other plans tomorrow I thought I'd go along. I'll post some photos afterwards. I'll have the dark grey iModeler [...]

The doctor is in…

The doctor is in. In many of the threads I've have contributed to recently I have picked up on several quirks, oddities, complaints, philosophical questions, and existential wrestling, plus the occasional rant from this wonderful brotherhoo[...]