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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.

US desert training vehicle

This is a scratch built 1970s M35 Deuce US desert training truck. I copied the dimensions from an Academy M35 cargo truck but changed the wheels.The kit is a 1/72 scale so I made it four times bigger = 1/18 scale.Made from pine and ply.

Scratch built Leopard 2.

This is a scratch built model of a Germen Leopard 2 I made a few years ago.Only one bad photo of it unfortunately.1/18 scale,made from wood.

WW1 60 pounder heavy field gun

Scratch built 60 pounder field gun with limber.Not sure of the scale copied from pictures.Made of wood.

25 pounder field gun.

Scratch built 25 pounder field gun. Copied from a 1/76 kit times 5. 1/15 scale. Made from pine and ply.

Bristol Bloodhound

Scratch built Bristol Bloodhound missile. Stands 11 inches high. Made from pine. Copied from pictures. Not sure of the scale.

Scammell SV/2S Recovery Truck

Scratch built Scammell recovery truck. Copied from an Airfix tank transporter,but converted it to a recovery truck. 1/18 scale made from pine and ply. 10.5 inches long.

Scratch built German AA gun

Scratch built German Flak 36 88mm AA/AT gun. Copied from a 1/72 kit made four times bigger = 1/18 scale. Made from pine and ply.

Chieftain tank

Scratch built Chieftain tank. Made from pine and ply. 1/18 scale.

WW1 British 8 inch howitzer.

Scratch built ww1 British 8 inch howitzer.copied from pictures,made from pine and ply.

Vickers machine gun

Scratch built Vickers machine gun,copied from pictures.Not sure of the scale. Made from pine.