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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.

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.