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@migrant Mike Grant

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I grew up in the 60s in the UK, and remember clearly building an Airfix Mosquito with my Dad after seeing ‘633 Squadron’. My pocket money used to go on bagged FROG and Airfix kits from Woolworths or the local newsagents. In 1973 a friend introduced me to IPMS Lancashire/Cheshire, and I was blown away by the models I saw on the tables; from then on I aspired to emulate the same standards. My interests are varied, although I prefer 1/72 aircraft, especially biplanes and between-the-wars subjects. I dabble a bit in armour, too.
In the early 90s I emigrated to Calgary, Canada. I’m married with two adult kids, and two grandsons.

1/72 Haitian F-51D

This is the new-tool Airfix 1/72 F-51D Mustang, finished in the markings of Corps d'Aviation d'Haiti ca. 1963. The aircraft was a civilian P-51D pressed into military service, and carried drop tanks from an F-86. The Airfix Mustang is one [...]