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After being away from the modellers scene for more than 35 years, I restarted this hobby in 2018.
A gift from a friend made me enthiousiastic again.
It really surprised me about the improvements that have been made in all these years regarding the quality of the kits and the techniques and materials available to create realistics looking models.
Mainly into building 1/48 WWII planes.

Avro Lancaster "Dambuster", Revell (04295) 1/72

As part of the "80th Anniversary of Dambuster Raid - group build!" created by Bernard @lis, I entered with the Revell kit 04295 in 1/72 scale. It was already 10 months ago that I received this kit and it still took two months [...]

Focke-Wulf FW190A8, Airfix (A01020A) 1/72

This kit was sent to me by Bernard @lis, it was a great and wonderful surprise. Besides the kit, other surprises were the included masking sheet for the upper surface camouflage scheme and a decal sheet with lots of various marking [...]

F16 at 50 group build: F-16A 311 Squadron airbase Volkel, Hasegawa 1/72

My first finished model in 2024. First modern aircraft in years as is valid for a RNLAF aircraft. When Erik @airbum created this group build for the Falcon at 50 years, I could not resist to build one in RNLAF scheme of 311 squadron [...]

Jim Sullivan Group Build: Vought F4U-1A Corsair "Big Hog"

Even though it took a longer time than expected, I finally finished my contribution to honor Jim Sullivan. Jim has been a very important person for all aviation enthusiasts and therefore it is an honor to be able to remember Jim by [...]

National Military Museum visit at Soesterberg, Netherlands

On December 9th I payed a visit to the National Military Museum at Soesterberg in the Netherlands, this museum is located on the former airbase which was founded in 1913, due to money cuts the airfield was closed in 2008. Besides being [...]

Brewster B-339 Buffalo, Tamiya 1/48 (No.61094 year 2004)

Hi all, Already four months ago I received this wonderful gift from my great friend Spiros @fiveten It was the Tamiya 1:48 kit of the Brewster B-339 Buffalo "Pacific Theatre". Since it had the option to build it for the [...]

RAF museum LondonJuly 21st, 2023

Good day all, During our family holiday trip to London, I was able to spent half a day at the RAF museum. Personally, I could have spent multiple days at the museum, unfortunately my family was not into that. It was therefore a relatively [...]

Dassault Mirage 2000 eggplane, AFV club

Although I knew about the existance of those egg shaped models, I never took the opportunity to work on one. This changed when I received this Dassault Mirage 2000 from AFV club as a Father's day gift from my daughter. It was an enjoyable [...]

Korea War GB: Lavochkin La11 Fang, ARK models, 1/48

Herewith my finished Lavochkin La11 Fang from ARK models. This build is part of the “Korea : The Forgotten War“ group build. It is a fairly easy kit which was already mentioned in the review of Tom Cleaver @tcinla here on iModeler in [...]

North American P-51B Mustang, 1/48, Tamiya TAM61042

Received this amazing kit as a Christmas present from my good friend Spiros @fiveten. Together we started a groupbuild of a P51 and A36 which ended up in a group with lots of enthusiastic members taking part as well. A lot of techniques [...]