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I am aged 69 in May 2022, I have lived in Sydney Australia since I was 3, have been modeling again since around 2000, I am a member of IPMS, NSW, my main interest is Australian Defence Force aircraft, military aerobatic team aircraft and helicopters, VTO, other themes are NASA, variable geometry / swing wing, all in 1/72 scale also racing cars in 1/20 and 1/24 scale also bikes in 1/12 and 1/9 scale, also some 1/144 and 1/200 scale aircraft, also 1/350 scale ships.

Bristol Sycamore HR 50, XA 220, 849, 723 Sqn RAN, HMAS Albatross 1953.

1/72 S&M models, built 11-2019 to 11-2021, more pic's and details in helicopters group.

General Dynamics F 111C, A8-125, 1 Sqn RAAF, Amberley Qld 1998.

1/72 Hasegawa, my third F 111, started 2013, finished for the Nose Art GB 2018, more pic's and details there, celebrating 25 years of service with the RAAF.

Lotus 25, Jim Clark, British GP, Silverstone 1963.

1/20 Tamiya, I started building this in 04-2015, finished 09-2021. 1963, Jim Clark, World Champion, Lotus, Constructors Champion.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G2, 10639, 3 sqn RAAF, Gambut Main Airfield, Libya, 1942.

1/72 Italeri, built for the Luftwaffe GB, more pic's, details there.

Grumman X 29A, 82-003, NASA, USAF, 1984 - 1991.

1/72 Hasegawa, built so long ago I don't remember when, finished in mainly MM enamels and metalizers with Future over kit decals which tended to fall apart.

2022, another covid year, stay safe, stay home, a happy new year of modeling for eveyone, lets hope, my models finished in 2021, in no particular order.

1/72 aircraft, from the de Havilland 100 GB, DH 83 Fox Moth, DH 60G Gipsy Moth, DH 89A Dragon Rapide, DHA 98 FB 40 Mosquito, DH 98 PR 16 Mosquito, DHA 100 T 33 Vampire, DHA FB 31 Vampire, DH 110 FAW 1 Sea Vixen, RAN, Hawker FB 11 Sea Fury, [...]

General Dynamics F 16A, 81-0679 / 6 Thunderbirds aerobatic team, USAF, Nellis AFB 1990,

1/72 Hasegawa with Italeri VS, built 2009 to 2010, finished in C212 and Humbrol enamels with Future over Italeri decals, flown by Capt Mike "Mo" Beale / solo.

de Havilland DHA 98 FB 40 Mosquito, A52-3, 1 APU RAAF, Laverton Vic 1944.

1/72 Tamiya, built 10-2020 to 04-2021 for the de Havilland 100 GB, more details and pic's there.

Sikorsky HRS 1, HR 10, HMR 161, Korea 1951.

1/72 Italeri, built 07-2020 to 12-2020 for the Korea war GB, more pic's and details there, finished in MM 15042 enamel with Pledge over kit decals.

Bristol F 2b Fighter, A-7198, 1 Sqn AFC, Ramleh airfield, Palestine 1918.

1/72 Roden, built 2009 to 2019, finished in MM, Tamiya and Humbrol enamels with Pledge and Vallejo matt varnish over kit decals, pilot lt Jack Keith Curwen-Walker and Cpl Niels Peder Berg Jensen were killed when the aircraft crashed due to [...]