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@sangamon René Hieronymus

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I live near Salzburg/Austria and since I was a boy my hobby has always been to build models. Snce I’m about 17 I’m specialized on US Navy ships and aircraft all in the same scale of 1:72. I’m doing this since quite a few years. My goal is to have one model of every type of aircraft ever flown with US Navy markings. Perhaps a rather big goal but at least I will try to accomplish this.
My biggest love is scratch building ships and dioramas. 2-3 times a year I go to modelshows most of all to meet new friends.
And believe it or not I’m still married!

Remember:
If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, overwhelm them with rivets!

Cheers to all

René

Deathtrap

Scale 1:72 Building time: 69hrs Here is my latest creation, once again what I love the most: a diorama. After some changes I called this one “Deathtrap” for obvious reason. It depicts a few Marines which have discovered an abandoned Nakajima [...]

USS Sangamon CVE-26 Scale 1:72, All Scratch

Hi there, well this model here has become something very special to me as you can imagine. I had the dream to build such a model for over 25 years until I finally felt confidet enough to built it. It took me 5 1/2 years or a bit over 4300 hrs [...]

Grumman F9F-3 Panther with Emerson turret BuNo.122562 Patuxent River 1953 1:72

Hi there well my job is keeping me busy and due to this I cannot spend that much time with other work, so I hope you'll understand that I reserve my precious free time for building models. Fortunately I still have some couple of finished articl[...]

Hellcats, Hellcats nothing but Hellcats

Hi there, a few days ago it seemed as if all Hell had broken loose, nothing but Hellcats were seen right here. So I thought let's wait a little while until hey all think there are safe again and then.... BANG! here they are back again, Hellcat[...]

No place for mistakes

Hi there well it's about time for me to post some pictures of one of my latest projects. This is a rather big project where I took photos from the very start till the finish and finally my good friend Albert took several photos in his little st[...]

See you in Telford….

It's only 2 more days until I will start this years tour to Telford, which is about to start next Saturday. Since I'd like to put some models on display and since I live in Salzburg/Austria this is quite a trip. By car from Salzburg, to Zeebrugg[...]

Oooh S**t!

Something like this can ruin your whole day… Scale 1:72 nothing else matters I think the title for this little dio doesn’t need any explanation The inspiration for this build came once again due to a picture which I found in a book. To be exac[...]

“Almost at home” Vought Corsair F4U-1A, 1:72

Hi there The idea for this little dio came up when I ran across a product called „prop blur“, a photo etched propeller, depicting nothing else but a rotating props. AA very simple but veeeeeeery clever product, I just loved it (and I still do).[...]

Grumman F6F-5 Target Tow “One Hell of a ride Cat”

Here is my next cat, this time I've chosen a Hellcat in a rather unusual livery. During WWII several Hellcats, mostly refurbished models were used in the most exciting role as a traget tow aircraft. To give their pilots a chance for not being mi[...]

Grumman XF6F-1 Hellcat, the “Copycat” 1:72

Hi there, this week I will start with a little series of one of my favorite aircraft, the Grumman Hellcat. During the years I have built several versions of this aircraft and I will show you a few of them, that is if you like. And which one wou[...]