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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 building

Three scratch wooden models of ww2 sniper rifles.From the top,Russian German and British.Made from oak.Approximately 290mm long.

Scratch building

Scratch built wooden model of a WW1 60 pounder heavy field gun.Copied from pictures,not sure of the scale but it’s 15 inches long

Scratch made rifle

Scratch built wooden model of a WW1 Lee Enfield sniper rifle.18 inches long.Made from oak.

40mm Bofors gun.

This is a scratch built wooden model of a 40mm Bofors gun at 1/12 scale made from pine and ply.Took 4 weeks to make on and off.Copied from a 1/72 kit but with a lot more detail.

Scratch built wooden model

I know it’s been a while since I showed you a model I’ve made.This is a 1/18 scale of a Flak 88 AA/AT gun. I showed a smaller one last year.

Japanese T74 MBT.

I’ve put this model on before but I‘be made a few changes to it.First a new reshaped turret,wider tracks and better guide teeth on the tracks. I copied the dimensions from the Tamiya 1/35 scale kit which I‘ve placed next to it for [...]

40mm Bofors gun.

It’s been a long time since I put a model on the site,so here is a scratch built model of a 40mm Bofors gun I made from wood.At full elevation it’s nine inches high.

20mm Oerlikon

Scratch built 20mm Oerlikon.The barrel is 6.5 inches long.Apart from the main spring.the rest is wood.

Winchester Rifle

This is a scratch built model of a Winchester rifle.It’s 10 inches long and made from wood.Just something I knocked up while waiting for the kettle to boil.😄

Twin 40mm Bofors

This is a scratch built model of twin 40mm Bofors I made a couple of years ago.I’v done a little bit of work on them recently by taking off 10mm off each barrel and giving it a new paint job after seeing a picture of this paint scheme [...]