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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.

Hughes OH 6A Cayuse, 01602, Spanish Navy.

1/72 Italeri, almost OOB, I added some wire to the undercarriage and tail rotor for strength, finished in MM enamels with Future and MM 30000 acrylic over kit decals.

Kamov Ka 50 “Hokum”, 018, test aircraft Tashkent 1991.

1/72 Italeri, I modified the rotor head, replacing some parts to separate the two rotors, finished in MM enamels with I think Tamiya X22 and MM 30000 over kit decals.

Hawker Hunter J 34 / F 50, 34033 D, Acro Hunters, F18 wing Sweedish Air Force Tullinge 1957.

1/72 Revell, I modified a few things, wing leading edge and panel lines, rear fuselage, copper wire ejector handles, canopy open, added intake covers, finished in Revell and MM enamels with Future and Xtra flat over Flying Colors Aerodecals.

Hawker Hunter F 58, J4030, Patrouille Suisse, Swiss Air Force Dubendorf Air Base 1982.

1/72 Revell, almost OOB, I replaced ejection handles with copper wire, removed molded instrument detail, added intake covers and have canopy open as it doesn't fit properly closed, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Future and Xtra flat ove[...]

Sikorsky CH 53 E Super Stallion, 161184, HMN 464 US Marines Aviation California 1993.

1/72 Italeri, I modified and added a few things, brass tube to main rotor, cabin ceiling, wire mesh to air vents, tail rotor drive shafts and gearboxes, finished in MM enamels with Future and MM 30000 acrylic over kit decals.

Sikorsky MH 53 J Stallion – Pave Low 3, 20th Special Operations Sqn USAF Saudi Arabia 1991.

1/72 Italeri, I modified, replaced and added a few things, cut the tail at the fold point, added bulkheads and drive shaft couplings, added a cabin ceiling, brass tube and wire to main and tail rotors, reversed tail rotor blades, folded main rot[...]

North American P 51 C1 Mustang 3, FB244, 3 Sqn RAAF Fano Italy 1945.

1/72 Academy, I modified a few things, brass wire and tube to prop', landing light, guns, finished in MM, Humbrol and Tamiya enamels with Future and Matt Cote over Aussie and kit decals.

North American P 51K Mustang 4, KH791, 3 Sqn RAAF Cervia Italy 1945.

1/72 Hasegawa, I modified the prop' with brass tube, added some Academy bombs, finished in MM, Humbrol and Tamiya enamels with MM 10000 and 30000 acrylics over kit and Aussie decals.

Supermarine Spitfire 9c, MK260, 453 sqn RAAF RAF Hawkinge Kent England 1945.

1/72 Italeri, I modified a few things, brass wire and tube to the propeller, clear sprue for nav' lights and larger gun blisters, not happy with these at first, finished in MM and Humbrol enamels with Future and Xtra flat over Red Roo and kit de[...]

Supermarine Spitfire 5b, AB852, 452 Sqn RAAF RAF Kenley Surrey England 1941.

1/72 Italeri, I modified a few things, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Future and Xtra flat over kit and PD decals. Flown by Flt Ltn Brendon "Paddy" Finucane.