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@djmlm13523 Derek Matile

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Hi all,born 1947 in Grimsby,moved to Portsmouth 1950.Various jobs until I became a bus driver for 30 years.Started Scratch building models when I retired at the age of 59.I only work with wood.Married two children,three grandchildren.

Scratch built US M101 field howitzer

This is a scratch built model of a US M101 field howitzer.I made a smaller one a few years ago. I really like the look of this gun so I Desided to make a slightly larger one with more detail.The gun was copied from pictures so not sure of the sc[...]

German Flak 18 88mm aa gun.

This is another scratch built AA gun I built a few years ago. I changed and added a few new parts to it to get it looking right,also changed the colour. 1/24 scale,copied from a 1/72 kit 3 times bigger.

Twin 40mm Bofors

This is a land based twin 40mm Bofors I scratched made a couple of years ago.Iv Made a few changes to it.Copied from pictures,not sure of the scale.Full elevations is 7.5 inches high.Made from wood.

Another 3.7 British AA gun.

This is another scratch built 3.7 AA gun to go with my other one. I wanted to make the two versions for comparison and I think they look good together.Both Copied from pictures and made from wood.

German staff car.

This is a scratch built model of a German staff car.Copied from a 1/72 kit 4 times bigger.Made from pine and ply.

A Door.

My granddaughter asked me to make her a door.She just wanted a door. I asked her why,but she wouldn’t tell me.So I scratch made this one.A friend saw it and wanted one too.Something different I suppose.Stands 5 inches high.

Trumpeter 1/144 scale Astute class submarine

I went and done it I bought a plastic kit.Less than 30 parts, to this 26 inch long sub. Putting the two hull halves together took a lot of pressure. Brush painted it which helps to make it look more realistic. Happy with the result.

Scratch built type 45 destroyer.

This is a scratch built model of HMS Diamond type 45 Destroyer. I copied the dimensions from a 1/700 kit times 3 =1.233 scale.The hull is calved from a block of pine,the rest is ply.I also built Daring and Dauntless to the same scale.

Armstrong field guns.

Two scratch made Armstrong field guns.A 7 pounder and a 10 barrel Gatling gun.Made of pine.

Scratch made 3.7 inch AA gun.

This is a scratch built model of a British 3.7 inch AA gun I made a couple of years ago,but I have given it a fresh lick of paint and added a few more parts.Stands 8 inches high,Copied from pictures and is made from wood.