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@gaz262 Gary Stevenson

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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!

Academy 1/35 M36B1 Jackson GMC NW Europe 1945

Very intricate & busy build with a great result - Many extras in the form of baggage, tent-rolls, sleeping bags etc. I hope you all like it as I loved building this one! Cheers!

AFV Club 1/35 Australian Centurion Mk.V/1 Vietnam

Aussie Centurion from the Vietnam days - A lovely build with no problems whatsoever. I really enjoyed building & researching this one! Cheers

AFV Club 1/35 Churchil Mk.Vii

Straight OOB AFV Club Churchill 'Infantry Tank' - WWII during the advance on Germany. Great kit, pretty easy build! Cheers!

Tamiya & Pro-Modeller 1/48 F-84G Thunderjet(s)

2 pics of older build Tamiya F-84Gs & the rest are for the latest -G bird from Pro-Modeller as promised. - Straight from the box with very flaky, original Korean War decals from Pro-Modeller (Revell) cracking & splintering all over the p[...]

Dragon 1/35 (Sherman) Firefly

A couple of shots of my British Army Firefly from the Allied advance on Germany 1944/45. I can't remember which model of Firefly this was? Any takers on that one? Pics are from our local model club meeting. I hope you armour lovers like it. Cheers!

Dragon 1/35 Tiger

Kit came with zimmerit included & went together well depicting an Italian campaign Tiger - I added the Masterbox German tank crew which I think really shows off the tank. I hope you like it as armour is what I tend to take on when I hit a hi[...]

Revell 1/48 F-84E Thunderjet

One of Colonel George Lavens F-84Es from his time in charge over in Europe with the 527th FBS, 86th FBG, USAF . Decal sheet is by Aeromaster and kit straight OOB otherwise. Very colourful paint job and a lovely kit to build!

Italeri (Accurate Miniatures) 1/48 B-25D Mitchel ‘Tondalayo’

Still on the workbench and propped up to avoid strain on that original, fragile plastic nosewheel leg! - A metal leg would have been nice on this one, especially with all the weight in the nose to contend with!

Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire XVIe

A few pics of my Spit XVI - I'm well proud of this one as the cockpit & engine bay turned out really well!

Hasegawa 1/32 Ki-84 Hayate

As found at the end of WWII by US forces during the occupation of Japan. Paint was well chipped & faded!