I am 56 yo and after leaving school I joined the British Army. After leaving the Army I joined the Prison Service and have been in 32 years now, all served in the Greater London area, where I still reside. I am a Lancashire lad and maybe one day I will return to God’s country. For now I remain a part time Prison Officer (Principal Officer/Custodial Manager)
I am a long time modeller and now that I have gone part time at work, even more time to do all those models out there and yet to come.
I am happily married to my wife Joanna and the only other love in my life is my beloved Everton.
Following on from my liking of the Westland Wessex I thought I'd go back to the original Sikorsky design and its use by the US Navy. I really like modelling Fleet Air arm aircraft, but also have a soft spot for US Navy types as well.
The base m[...]
The newish Airfix Sea Kings are really good kits and build well. Whilst they maybe lack a bit of rivet detail and appear a bit more smoother skinned that real Sea Kings, in 1/72 that a liveable issue.
One thing Airfix did not so well is the air[...]
Though not contributed for quite a while have been modelling away.
Just finished Zvezda's Boeing 737-800 which went together very well. Straightforward build and very impressed by how good Zvezda's kits are moulded and packaged.
Decided not to[...]
Another Italeri Wessex completed, this time an HU.5 Rescue version from 771 Squadron based at Culdrose. This was my second model of this version as my first, a Commando version from 707 Squadron from Yeovilton met an untimely demise after my wif[...]
The Wessex has long held a great deal of interest for me and was a mainstay of the Fleet Air Arm for several years.
My father spent many years working on them as a Air Fitter and ended up a CPO. Many happy memories of a boyhood spent around Na[...]
My modelling tastes can be very varied at times and Fire Engines have always held an interest for me. When travelling you'd be surprised how many pictures of fire engines world wide I have taken.
I picked up this Revell kit sometime ago and had[...]
As I've just got the new Airfix 1/72nd Westland Sea King HC.4 I thought I'd revisit my US Navy theme and show an earlier US Navy version.
Keeping with the grey and white era which I so fond of, this is Dragons SH-3D version. I enjoyed the kit, [...]
Happy New Year to all.
Adding to my US Navy theme is Hobbyboss's Grumman F-14A Tomcat.
As with other Hobbyboss kits, this one allows for a good few options and I opted to have a few access panels open to show the added detail included in the o[...]
Delighted with my unexpected yet very welcome random draw prize.
Will go on modelling projects pile and will display once completed.
Thank you I Modeller!
Returning to my US Navy theme, one of my all time favourite aircraft the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom.
The Academy version is a very nice model and certainly benefits from modern moulding technology. The one piece main fuselage is a big bonus.[...]