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@mbwoodgate Michael Woodgate

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I live in the outer suburbs of Sydney, Australia. With my lovely wife and our cat “Jerry”.
I am a Motor Mechanic and I have been working in Toyota dealerships for 40 years.
I have been making models for as long as I can remember. As a young kid I think I made most of the Airfix kits that my meager pocket money would allow.
Now I build 1/48 and 1/32 scale aircraft. I’m mostly interested in World Wars 1and 2, 50’s and 60’s jets.
I have been a member of IPMS New South Wales for 35 years and have made many good friends there.

My Anzac Day Tribute

Here in Australia it is Anzac Day, 25th of April. Here is my small tribute to the Men and Woman who served, fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. LEST WE FORGET.

Revell 1/48 Lockheed PV-1 Ventura

My Revell Ventura model has been laying around unfinished for 9 years. I can't remember why I stopped building it. I guess I bought something new and just had to build it instead. I have been at home during the lock down and I decided to finally[...]

Tamiya 1/48 DAP Beaufighter Mk. 21

Here's my Tamiya 1/48 DAP Beaufighter Mk. 21. The DAP Beaufighter Mk. 21 was the Australian built version of the famous British Bristol Beaufighter. Department of Aircraft Production, "DAP" changed, improved the Beaufighter to suit RAAF specific[...]

Eduard 1/48 Tempest Mk.V Series 1

Here's my Eduard Tempest Series 1. The model was built straight from the box. It is really a fantastic model! Just a bit fiddly and over engineered in places but with care all goes together nicely. I used Tamiya paints throughout. The aircraft [...]

1/48 CA-27 Avon Sabre

The CA-27 Avon Sabre is the Australian development of the North American F-86F Sabre. Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation improved the F-86F Sabre by installing a more powerful Rolls Royce Avon R.A.7 engine and heaver fire power of 2 Aden 30mm can[...]

“The French Lady”

I would like to present my 1/48 Kinetic Mirage IIIO. The Mirage was known as the "The French Lady" by RAAF fighter pilots because of her beautiful lines. I have to say I was very disappointed with this kit, nothing fits properly! But I persisted[...]

Airfix 1/48 P-51K Mustang

Hi all. Just finished my Airfix Mustang. I wanted to build a P-51K but I had only the original boxing, a P-51D. Checking through the box I found that nearly all the parts for a "K" variant was in the box except for the Aeroproducts propeller. I [...]

Wingnut Wings 1/32 Se5a “Hisso”

May I present my Wingnut Wings 1/32 Se5a "Hisso" She represents an aircraft flown by 6th Training Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, England, October 1918. I have included a picture of the actual Aircraft. I don't have to tell everybody how good[...]

Airfix 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant MkI

I would like to present my Boulton Paul Defiant MkI. It was built straight from the box. I only added Eduard coloured photo etched seat belts and a cut down dress makers pin for the crew foot step. This is another great Airfix kit. I really like[...]

Airfix 1/48 Spitfire MkIa

Here is my Airfix Spitfire MkIa. I built the model straight from the box, only adding Eduard coloured photo etched seat belts This is a really nice kit. Detail is good and fit is great. I mixed my own camouflage shades from Tamiya paints.