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57 (gulp!) years old, served 19 odd years with the South African Air Force (SAAF) where I was lucky enough to do 800 hrs on the Harvard (SNJ/TexanT6), firstly as a pupil pilot, then later as an instructor. Another highlight was a posting with the South African Air Force Museum, which got me involved with some very interesting aircraft. My main operational type however, was "fling wings" (Alo III and Puma helicopters) as it is after all, better to stop and land, then to land and try stop! Joined the Australian Army as a lateral recruit in 2006, where I instructed on B206B-1 Kiowas and with BAE Systems employed as a Bell 206 flight instructor training BAE client students. Model build to relax and WHEN I get the chance! My main interest is in WW 2 aircraft, what an era for aviation, how brave were those aircrew in those momentous times of World War 2! My wife and I and our two girls, reside in Sale, VIC, Australia.

Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk1

Well I've finally(!) got around to finishing a kit, a rare event sadly! Bought a new compressor and dual action air brushes which helped! This is the new tool Airfix kit. Needless to say a great kit from Airfix and so well priced. In [...]

Bristol Fighter Roden 1/48th Scale

Built this a while back, but as others have posted oldies but goodies, decided to show I do actually manage to get somthing across my work bench occasionally! Good kits the Roden's, if maybe not for beginners. Soft plastic can make [...]

Newly Joined

Hello, newly joined. Have enjoyed visits to Cybermodeller and Modelling Madness. Attached some pics of an effort made by me with the ancient Airfix 1/72 Douglas Boston. Pretty much built out the box. The old Airfix kits generally build [...]