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Hi There,
My name is Dirk, 66 years old. Living in “Zeeuws Vlaanderen” the Netherlands.
Modelling for more than thirty years. As you can notice in the picture, my dear friend “Tomboy” is always near. Mostly snoring during the day, and terrorizing the neighborhood cats during the night.
Ships 1/400-1/350 – Aircraft 1/72-1/48 – Ground and support equipment for the Air Base.
Favorite’s: Cold war, props and rotors.

CC-138 Twin Otter Canadian Air Force.

Short Take OFF and Landing (STOL) capability. The CAF is still operating 4 Twin Otters, that are stationed in Yellowknife (Northern Territory). Tasking: SAR, logistics and communication flights. Able to land on: Water (Floats) / Snow (Skis) Ro[...]

F-27 Maritime patrol Aircraft (MPA)

General Information; The Spanish Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Española) acquired three F-27 MPA's in 1979. Registration and Construction numbers: 2-01 (10581) / 2-02 (10585) / 2-03 (10587) Were operational at Gando Air Base, Las Palmas Gran Canaria. [...]

C-31A “Troopship”(F-27 Fokker Friendship) US Army

In December of 1985, the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, leased two F-27-400M Friendship aircraft from the Dutch aeronautical firm, Fokker. The two planes were to replace the team's aging fleet of YC-7A Caribou, which had served th[...]

A Carrier at Risk: Argentinean Aircraft Carrier and Anti-Submarine Operations against Royal Navy’s Attack Submarines during the Falklands/Malvinas War, 1982

This new book will appear beginning 2019. Again, interesting story and lots of drawings and pictures for the modeler. "The naval warfare of the last few decades appears dominated by operations of fast missile craft and a wide diversity of other [...]

BLACKBURN BUCCANEER S.Mk 2B (OPERATION “GRANBY” January-March 1991)

Buccaneer S.Mk 2B It is 1991,and the Buccaneer has been in operational service for nearly 30 years, but still had a vital part to play in the Gulf War. Initially it flew to support the Tornado force as a target designator, but also later droppe[...]

CH-46 Sea Knight USN.

This model is a replica of the CH-46 Base Flight from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. This station is located five miles north of Oak Harbor, in beautiful Washington State. Base flights are used for SAR, MEDEVAC, Communication and general tra[...]

Scale Model Challenge 2017 Veldhoven The Netherlands.

Dear Modelers, Especially for our oversea modelers, two links to this magnificent event. One in pictures, the other one leads you to some YouTube films. (Part 1-2-3) Look at for instance all the lighting arrangements on the competitors tables. T[...]

Dassault-Brequet Super Etendard Armada Argentina.

On the first of May 1982 the Aviacion Naval Argentina was in the possesion of the first batch of 8 Super Etendards. These aircraft equipped the 2a Escuadrilla de Caza Y Ataque, based at Comandante Espora, Puerto Belgrano. These aircraft were id[...]

RNLI lifeboat station “Stornoway” on the Isle of Lewis

RNLI LIFEBOAT STATION “STORNOWAY” ON THE ISLE OF LEWIS (RNLI= ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION) (UK) Severn Class Lifeboat: The Severn Class is an all-weather lifeboat, that was introduced into the fleet in the year 1995. The last one was de[...]

A-4E Lady Jessie onboard USS Hancock – Yankee Station Gulf of Tonkin 1968

THE STORY OF THE A-4E LADY JESSIE Lady Jessie was married to Fred Beck. They ran the Keno game at Harold's Club in Reno. They became acquainted with Dick Perry,(She was like an adopted Mother to Lcdr Dick Perry.) who was shot[...]