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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.

Lockheed P 38E F4 Lightning, A55-3, 1 PRU RAAF Coomalie NT 1943.

1/72 Airfix, I modified the nose, fitted brass tube and wire to the prop's, added antennae and just enough weight for it to sit, finished in Polly Scale acrylics and MM enamels with MM acrylics over Daves decals, Aussie and Badger decals from th[...]

Noorduyn Norseman, A71-6, 4 Communications Unit RAAF Archerfield Qld 1945.

1/72 Matchbox, almost OOB, I replaced the intermediate wing struts with sprue, replaced the engine and fitted 0.010" brass tailplane bracing wires, finished in MM and Revell enamels with Future and Xtra flat over Aussie and Ventura decals from t[...]

Dornier Do 24K, A49-5, 41 Sqn RAAF Townsville Qld 1943.

1/72 Italeri, I modified the nose turret and added a Falcon vac part, hinged the guns, modified the engines and cowls and added sprue exhausts, added plastic tube and brass wire to the engines, propellers, added rudder pedals, finished in MM and[...]

Martin PBM 3R Mariner, A70-11, 40 Sqn RAAF Townsville Qld 1943.

1/72 Mach2, I modified the turrets to convert to a transport, sanded and polished the canopy and painted on the frames, strengthened the fuselage join between the wings with a strip of cloth and added the mooring rails to the nose, finished in [...]

Ryan STM, A50-2, 3 Communications Unit RAAF 1942.

1/72 MPM, I replaced and added a few things, exhausts from sprue, pitots and bracing from brass wire, air scoops from alloy foil, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Future and Micro flat over kit decals.

Supermarine S 6B, S 1595, RAF HSF, Flt LT J N Boothman, Schneider Trophy, Calshot England 1931.

1/72 Eastern Express, I modified and added a few things, plastic tube for propeller, cockpit details, brass bracing wires, adjusted the float struts, lead shot in floats, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Future over kit decals.

De Havilland DHC 2 Beaver, A95-201, RAAF Antarctic Flight, ANARE 1955.

1/72 Hobbycraft, I modified a few things, brass wire to propeller shaft, clear sprue landing light, engine cowl and added some antennae and static dischargers, finished in MM and Humbrol enamels with Future over Max and other decals.

Boeing 314 Clipper, NC18605, Dixie Clipper Pan American Airways System 1943.

1/144 Airfix, OOB except for landing lights from clear sprue, finished in Humbrol, Revell and MM enamels with Future over kit decals. This aircraft carried President Franklin D. Roosevelt back from the Casablanca conference of January 1943.

Aerospatiale / Westland SA 341D HT 3 Gazelle, XW898 G, The Gazelles, CFS Helicopter Wing RAF Ternhill Shropshire England 1975.

1/72 Airfix, I modified and replaced a few things, main rotor shaft, tail rotor drive shaft and skids with wire, tail rotor from plastic sheet, finished in MM and Humbrol enamels with kit and other decals.

BAE Systems Hawk 51, HW302, Jaska 4, Finnish Air Force Kauhava 1990.

1/72 Italeri, almost OOB, finished in MM enamels with Future and MM 20000 acrylic over kit decals.