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I am 60 and presently reside in England.
I have built aircraft in 1/72 & 1/48 scale as well as 1/35 scale vehicles.
I am concentrating on the aircraft and vehicles used by the Rhodesian Security Forces and the South African Defence Force as I lived in both countries.

Revell 1/72 S-100 boat

My Revell 1/72 S-100 German High Speed attack boat from WW2 which I completed during the lockdown period. It was a fairly easy model to build, with only 1 or 2 minor issues (easily overcome). Length of this kit is 48,6cm Paints used are [...]

1/35 Airfix M12 GMC

Here is my Airfix 1/35 M12 GMC. I have done a couple of scratch built mods such as cut the bulkhead in the cab behind the driver and added a piece of etch brass diamond mesh, replaced the engine deck air grills with etch brass diamond mesh [...]

AFV Club FV107 Scimitar

My AFV Club 1/35 FV 107 Scimitar. Decals used are the Royal Light Dragoons markings in Bosnia 1996 from the STAR Balkan Peacekeepers set. The track is the individual link set from AFV Club. Total of 72 links on each side. Paints used are [...]

Italeri 1/48 MB326K

My Italeri 1/48 MB326K done as one used by the United Arab Emirates Air Force, Police Wing, Dubai 1977. Nice kit to build but if you are planning to do it as the SAAF Impala 2 the kit supplied rocket pods are incorrect. Also the SAAF [...]

1/48 Gazelle Helicopter

My 1/48 Gazelle helicopter - I cannot remember which manufacturer the kit was. I have done it with the White Crosses used by the Commonwealth Monitoring Force during the late 1979 - early 1980 ceasefire in Zimbabwe Rhodesia. Paints used [...]

Revell 1/35 Panzerhaubitze PzH 2000

My latest completed work. The Revell 1/35 Panzerhaubitze PzH 2000 155mm SPH. This a completely OOB build with no aftermarket parts. The only mods are the 2 x antenna made from 0,3mm spring steel wire, carry basket on the front of the [...]

1/48 Hobbycraft de Havilland Vampire NF10

1/48 Hobby Craft de Havilland Vampire NF10. Just completed and it is an OOB build, no mods. Panel lines highlighted using a soft pencil.

Academy 1/48 F-14A Tomcat

Calling this one finally completed. My Academy 1/48 F-14A Tomcat. I am not weathering it as it was a CAG plane and all the photos I have of it in this scheme show a clean aircraft. Decals used are the stencils & missiles from the kit [...]

Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider

Just finished one of models that I started 2 years ago but never completed - 'lost my Mojo' It is the Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider and is completed as one of the VA-25 'Fist of the Fleet' aircraft. Paints used are undercoat white and Tamiya [...]

old Revell 1/72 PT109

Just completed for a friend - the 1/72 Revell PT-109 kit. Looking at the marking on the back of the stand it says 'made in China, 1963' Done this as PT109 as it looked before J.F. Kennedy took command of it. Time taken 5 days. Paints [...]