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Hi There,
My name is Dirk, 67 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.

Grumman S2F Tracker + Crew

The Grumman Tracker was very successful in service of the Royal Netherlands Navy. In total the Navy Air Arm received 45 Trackers. 28 US build S-2F and 17 Canadian (C)S-2F. The Canadian type was mostly used in the former Dutch Antilles. Naval Air[...]

Aircraft Carrier R81 “Hr.Ms. Karel Doorman” Royal Netherlands Navy, Toulon 1967

ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER HR.MS. KAREL DOORMAN Short History: Type: Light Fleet Carrier. Admiralty Job Number J3697 / Yard Number 1126 She was laid down on 3 December 1942, by the yard Cammel Laird & Co Ltd. Birkenhead. Comple[...]

Base flight kaneohe bay hawaÏ

BOEING VERTOL SEA KNIGHT CH/HH-46D 'RESCUE" These long lesting workhorses are slowly getting ready for the scrap yard. Lets not forget they saved many lives and transported thousands of troops world wide.

Royal Netherlands Naval Air Station “DE KOOY” 1967

Naval Air Staion "De Kooy" is located just outside the Naval base of Den Helder in the Northern tip of the Netherlands. The diorama shows two search and rescue helikopters. Also on the tarmac is the crew bus and the Landrover ambulance. German[...]