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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 Army M10c Achilles 17 pounder, Italy 1944

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 [...]

Dragon 1/35 SdKfz.124 Wespe

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 [...]

Dragon 1/35 SdKfw 234/4 Puma 'Pakwagen' with 75mm anti-tank gun

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 [...]

1/35 Dragon Panther with zimmeritt

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.

1/35 Dragon Jagdpanther

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!

Some of the Rules of Combat

"24 Rules of Combat" If the enemy is in range, so are you. Incoming fire has the right of way. Don't look conspicuous: it draws fire. The easy way is always mined. Try to look unimportant, they may be low on [...]

Some Aviation Truisms (Please feel free to add any of your own)

Aviation Truisms. 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 [...]

Totally off-topicA dogs view of life

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! [...]

Weathering: Too much versus Too little?

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!

Tamiya 1/48 Avro Lancaster PB150 of 625 Sqn RAF 1945

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 [...]