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@richardmcstay48gmail-com Richard Mcstay

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Hi folks, I’m in my early thirties and live in Newcastle upon Tyne. I work as a cook offshore in the oil and gas industry. I’m fairly new to the rigs but previously worked as a chef in hotels and restaurants. I’m more than happy to trade cooking secrets for modelling tips!
I like to build most modelling genres although I’m more interested in modern engineering.
I have many other hobbies also. I play guitar and piano and love a bit of heavy metal. I’m keen on motor sports and enjoy driving and riding myself. On the quiet days I like a spot of fishing or a bit of quality time with the Playstation!

Fairchild Republic A-10

Merry Xmas! Well it's nearly Xmas anyway so I'll get it out the way... This is my last build for the year, the Hobby Boss 1/48 A-10 Thunderbolt II. Or at least that's what it says on the box, the aeroplane goes by a few different nicknames I be[...]

Grumman-Mercedes X-29

How to use up your old car and bike decals... Buy the cheapest 1/72 kit from your local shop, then put your own stamp on it. This is the NASA X-29 air racer! Based on the legend of the Sauber Mercedes silver arrows. Maybe this could be a future[...]

LaFerrari

Hi folks, hope everyone is well! Some time back I posted an article on a Ferrari engine as part of a work in progress. I'm pleased to say that many months later I have finally finished it. To those of you who are not already familiar with this m[...]

Ferrari V12

Hi folks! This is the 6.3l V12 engine from the Tamiya LaFerrari. It generates a whopping 800 bhp and is combined with an electric motor, giving the car a total of 950 bhp. Not bad for a road car... It's the first time I've posted an article of [...]

The Northern Model Show Competition.

And now for the part you have all been waiting for, the best in classes. The award for best in show went to the 1/32 Grumman A-6 Intruder. As soon as I saw it, I turned to my mate and said I thought that it was going to win. It stood out above e[...]

The Northern Model Show. Part 4

And the final section before the competition winners... There were a large amount of sci-fi builds at the show, as well as figures and busts. It isn't normally a subject that I'm interested in, but on close inspection, some of the work was real[...]

The Northern Model Show. Part 3

Here is a selection of automotive, civilian and maritime subjects from the show.

The Northern Model Show. Part 2

Part 2, Military vehicles and dioramas. In this section I'll include everything from MBT's to armoured trains. There were also a few really impressive dioramas on display. As before, all questions welcome. I'll upload the final two parts tomorro[...]

The Northern Model Show. Part 1

Hi folks, over the weekend I attended the North of England and Scotland model exhibition on Sunday the 3rd of June. The event took place at North Shields sports centre and attracted modellers from John o`Groats down to Sheffield. I did my best [...]

Sukhoi Su-27 UB

Hello again! This is the Eduard limited edition kit in 1/48 scale. The mouldings are originaly from the Academy Flanker C, but Eduard have worked their magic and included various photo etch and resin aftermarket parts, plus a correct nose cone.[...]