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Just an other model builder. I have also retired as a shift trouble shooter (industrial electromech) for Michelin Tire, after 35 years. Now singing in a local rock band and providing some technical support.

1/72 Airfix Fairey Swordfish Mk.1

Despite being busy (like a long tailed cat in a rocking chair factory) I got another one finished ! It's OOB with some scratch built items and general repairs, mostly the result of brittle plastic. Rigged with pre-blackened 2 lb test [...]

1/72 Academy Bf 109 G-14 (Erich Hartmann) Winter Scheme

No wind in the Valley, so it's picture takin' time !. I actually finished this little gem in June, and then waited for that perfect blanket of white to photograph it. The platform is from the J2F session, enhanced with the real stuff. This [...]

1/72 Hasegawa He-111-H6

This is another re-shoot of an earlier project, originally built and photographed in Aug. 2000. I included one of the old pictures that shows some of the internal detail. For the new set up I replaced the old nylon thread antenna wires [...]

1/100 AH-64

I got this as a gift from my Son, a laser cut model by Metal Earth. Two frames with 40 or so parts (some spares) It took about 6 hours to build. Parts had to be cut out and bent/folded into shape. Individual parts are held together with [...]

Happy New Year Mates !!

Shelfies, Shelfies and more Shelfies !

1/48 Monogram CF-101 Voodoo.

Seemed like a good opportunity to re-shoot the Voodoo along with Blenheim. This was the close out scheme for the CF-101's. The decals are by Leading Edge The color is a self produced version of Alumi-Grip AA 92-A-312, using Model Master [...]

1/72 Airfix Mk.1 Bristol Blenheim

Finally got this together and set up. COLD SHOTS ! It's -6 C. I chose the alternate Romanian markings, and did some weathering. I counter sunk the air intakes, and made replacement pins and bushings for the props. Finished with Model [...]

1/72 Grumman J2F Duck by Airfix (and me)

This is one of my long promised re-shoots of an earlier build. This is Murphy's flyin' lavatory (from the movie Murphy's war), a highly modified Airfix kit. If you have ever seen the movie, then you will recognize it. Quite a bit of [...]

1/72 Hobby Boss Mi 4 Hound (White 03)

Finally got this finished, and she's a fairly long model, even in 1/72 scale. This is the second Hobby Boss chopper I've built, and I was a bit disappointed with the kit. The fit of the parts wasn't bad, but detail painting was absent in [...]

Freedom 7 by Dragon.

If you want to add a 1/72 scale rocket to your collection, I highly recommend this one. Very clean castings and excellent decals.