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@kalamazoo Allan J Withers

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I am aged 67 in May 2020, 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 in 1/72nd scale also racing cars in 1/20th and 1/24th scale also bikes in 1/12th and 1/9th scale, also some 1/144 and 1/200 scale aircraft, also 1/350 scale ships.

Mikoyan – Gurevich MiG 15 “Fagot B” Soviet Air Force aerobatic team 1954.

1/72 Hobby boss, almost OOB, I modified the intake and changed the scheme, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Future over Hi decals.

Martin B 57B Canberra, 52-1590, The Black Knights 38th Bomb Wing USAFE Laon AFB France 1956.

1/72 Airfix, I modified a few things, pilot seats narrower, removed the hinges from all control surfaces, the tail-plane joints, engine jet-pipes and replaced some antennae, finished in MM and Humbrol enamels with Future over kit and other decal[...]

BAE Harrier GR 3, XV804, 233 OCU RAF Wittering England 1971.

1/72 Fujimi, I modified the cockpit, nose wheel bay and engine fan, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Future and Xtra flat over kit decals, built 2013.

Hawker P1127, XP836, flown by A.W.”Bill” Bedford, Dunsfold England 1961.

1/72 Airfix, I modified the engine intake and compressor, the pitot tube, adjusted the undercarriage and sanded off most of the rivets, finished in MM metalizer with MM sealer over kit decals, built previous to 2007.

NHIndustries NH 90, 7806, German Army 2007.

1/72 Revell, almost OOB, I modified the tail rotor with brass tube, divided the rear door / ramp and added some ceiling panels to the cabin, finished in Revell and MM enamels with Tamiya X22+X21 over kit decals, built 2006 / 2007.

April awards, random award 04-2017.

My 1/72 Airfix Beaufighter 10, thanks to Martin and iModeler for this gift, keep watching for more on this kit, not sure yet how it will end up ! but Aussie something !

MBB BO105 M VBH, 8054, 16th Anti Tank Regiment FGAA Celle 1982.

1/72 Airfix, OOB, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Tamiya X22 over kit decals. built pre 2004.

North American X15, 66670, NASA, Edwards Air Force Base California 1961.

1/72 Monogram, I shortened the fuselage and removed some things to convert the kit back to the original X15, hinged the rudder and elevators also scribed the panel lines, finished in Revell and MM enamels with Future and Xtracrylix flat over kit[...]

Yakolev Yak 38 “Forger A” 10, AV-MF Novorossivyk 1982.

1/72 Ace, I modified the pilot seat and the lift engines, otherwise OOB, finished in MM enamels with MM FS 20000 acrylic over kit decals, built 2007.

SZD 19 A2 Zefir, AW, 2009.

1/72 PZW, OOB, done in my own scheme with MM enamels and Future over decals from the spares box.