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@hetstaine Jimmy Zed

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Started modelling again in June 2018 after many decades away, talk about a learning curve! The game has changed so much since i last made an average resemblance of the BoB aircraft in the early ’80’s that inevitably died outside in aerial yard combat with a group of friends.

Northern Territorian living in sunny Queensland with my three kids, my iwata hates the humidity! but we struggle on working away in the cooler night hours when possible.

My Pop flew for Qantas back in the ’60’s and Dad was a private pilot after just missing his call for Vietnam when troops were stopped from bring sent over. I got into the mechanical side of things, cars, trucks and then the spare parts industry and finally managing a 110 car a week paint shop but have always had a passion for aircraft and flight. Mainly WWII but i will delve into the odd more modern bird, armour or ships.

The net is such a great resource for modellers, i’m constsantly blown away by peoples work and it’s nice to combine methods to come up with ones own little rendition of a machine.

Assaulted Douglas Dauntless

This finished build relates back to the Salty Modeller bit i posted a week ago where i was delving into the salt weathering technique. I won't go back over the process i used here but suffice to say it has been one of the most fun things i have[...]

One salty modeller!

My last post concerned my first oil and enamel washes as i am wanting to have a crack at different techniques and effects, this one concerns chipping, something that i think looks great but have been too scared to attempt. Well, time to get on t[...]

BF109F Eduard 1/48 – enamel washes.

Ok, so this my first step into a proper full wash subject and what better subject than Eduards Royal Class 109F dual kit, i mean if i'm going to muck it up, i might as well ruin the best. I've wanted to do a 109 for a while now and couldn't pas[...]

1/35 Tamiya Tiger I. The beginning of the learning curve.

For years i had wanted to get back into modelling, so finally, in June 2018 and 30 years after finishing a very rushed Victor K2 at the age of about 13 that ended up in the cracker pit i decided i would try my hand again. I had little idea where[...]

1/35 Tamiya Königstiger (1993 kit)

I was three models into this hobby and ready to tackle something more challenging. I had the Tiger II, also known as the King Tiger, Royal Tiger or Königstiger, kit that i had picked up second hand sitting and waiting for me. The kit i had foun[...]

1/350 Warspite, the Grand Old Lady

The mighty Warspite. From the great naval engagement of Jutland in 1916 to 28 years later, 1944, being the first ship to open fire on D Day, a massive legend of a ship. More honours awarded than any other ship in the mighty Royal Navy. Hit by na[...]

1/48 Hobbyboss FW190 V18

First post here so i might as well pick my latest completed piece! The Hobbyboss V18 experimental version of the FW series. Bit of a quick blurb on it.. The FW190 V series was the development to the FW190 to resolve its achilles heel, high alti[...]