59 years young (Groan!) Modelling since the age of 7(ish!) – usually USAAF/USAF/RAF aircraft in 1/48 or larger. Subjects from mid-WWII to late Vietnam & maybe some odd new stuff thrown in now & then if it interests me enough.
I have been known to model ‘targets’ & floating things (boats? ships? What’s the difference?) and vow that one day I WILL finish that huge Tamiya ‘Mighty Mo’ kit!
I have modelled motorcycle kits but having a few real ones find I can’t get them exactly as I want them in plastic.
Hey-ho & never mind – it relaxes me.
I live in Lincolnshire (Bomber County) in the UK and am currently still working in IT (Yawn!) though I’m retiring this year! (Hoorah!).
Into motorbikes, aircraft, the Military & things of beauty & quality. I love music but not opera! I play the guitar a little and also sing when I feel like it!
Let the good times roll!
Dragon 1/35 British Armoured Division M10c Achilles from Italy when it crossed the Savo river in October of 1944 (I think!)
Mounting the QF 17 pounder high velocity anti-tank gun, these vehicles were much feared by the German army at the time.
Last of my German armour from our last club meet; Dragons 1/35 SdKfz.124 Wespe with the 105mm field howitzer fitted into the modifed Panzer II chassis in 1943 and used up until the end of the war in Europe. Note the 2 cold & bored looking cr[...]
Pics of my Dragon 1/35 SdKfz234/4 Puma 'Pakwagen' from our last club meeting, the 2 crew figuers came with the kit and I painted them in the German army late-war reversible camo gear for winter/summer usage.
They look pretty cool eh?... or sh[...]
Another tank from our last club meeting; Dragons 1/35 Panther with zimmeritt. I can't remember which Ausf it is but it could be a G or H.
Nicely detailed with the anti-magnetic zimmeritt applied.
A few pics of my Dragon Jagdpanther from our last club meeting.
I love the look of this one & enjoyed weathering it!.
A cool looking AFV!
"24 Rules of Combat"
1. If the enemy is in range, so are you.
2. Incoming fire has the right of way.
3. Don't look conspicuous: it draws fire.
4. The easy way is always mined.
5. Try to look unimportant, they may be low on ammo.
Blue water Navy truism; There are more planes in the ocean than there are submarines in the sky.
If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe.
Navy carrier pilots[...]
As seen in a dog's diary:
8am - Oh Boy! Dog food! My favorite!
9am - Oh Boy! A car ride! My favorite
10am - Oh Boy! A walk! My favorite!
11am - Oh Boy! A car ride! My favorite!
Noon - Oh Boy! The kids! My favorite!
1pm - Oh Boy! The yard! My fa[...]
Right! - How much weathering is too much?
I personally think these Viggens are overdone myself - you don't see them like that in real life...waitaminute!? Oooops!
Some pics of my Tamiya 1/48 Lanc tastefully shot against the lurid backdrop of our back-bedroom! - Sorry about that but the finished model is so large it had to go somewhere uncluttered and it was still raining outside.
I scratch-built the inter[...]