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@therefueler Ferry Dierckxsens

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Hello from the Netherlands, where I live together with my wife Angelique.
Being from modelyear 1962 I can remember plastic scalemodeling has been a part of me since I was about 9 years of age, doing my best at my first Airfix kit.( from a plastic bag with headercard). The polystyrene virus has never left me, and with some on and off periods influenced by life I’m building more and more in the last couple of years. Subjects of interest are the RAF in WWII, Canadian Airforce, helicopters and niche subjects like for example waterbombers. Preferred scale is 1:72, but other scales and subjects are not ruled out. all depending on the state of the virus. Also a keen interest in airport ground equipment like refuelers, towtrucks etc.
Next to plastic scalemodeling I’m a collector of modelcars, mainly British subjects, and re-started model railroading as well. It must be our generation I think.

70th International Toy Fair Nuremberg 2019 – a random selection

Hello to you all. I've just returned from a multiday visit to the International Toyfair in Nuremberg. This year it was the 70th edition of this major event. While working as a official press photographer for a die-cast modelcar magazine I had th[...]

Focke Wulf F190 A8 with Bv 246 “Hagelkorn”(Hailstone) Revell 1/72

For a nice change I've build another German subject. The Focke Wulf F190 A8 with Blohm & Voss Bv246 "Hagelkorn" ( Hailstone) glide bomb. A very nice kit of a unusual subject. Revell uses their nice Fw190 kit with the addition of the Bv246 gl[...]

Lindberg 1/48 scale P-80 C Shooting Star unexpected gift

Suprises can come to you from a very unsuspected source... As it happened I visited a model train fair yesterday together with a longterm modelmaker friend. He spotted between all scale trains an old Revell 1/32 scale Spitfire, one of the earlie[...]

2018 Build review – the ones that got finished last year

This is what I finished in 2018, not the amount I had hoped for but pleased with the outcome. The Stuka and the Macchi were part of the North Africa campain GB. The Mirage 2000-C a late entry to the Year of the Cat GB. The Harrier offcourse for [...]

Belgian Scale Modellers Convention 9th december 2018 “just a selection”

Hello everyone, finaly things are settling down after our house move last month. Slowly picking up with building and finishing some overdue group builds. Also time to visit one of the last events of this year. The Belgian Scale Modellers Conven[...]

50 years IPMS Belgium scale model show, Afflichem, Belgium

Hello all, just had a busy weekend with two modelshows on two different locations. One in Holland just 20 minutes from home on saturday, and the other show in Belgium with just over one hour driving away from home. First I'll show some of the p[...]

The showdown of Breda – Netherlands 22 september 2018 regional modelshow

Hello everybody, it's been a little while since I've posted something. I like to share some of my pictures I took during the regional modelshow at Breda the Netherlands. Organised for the fourth time by model builders group Breda, it main focus [...]

Dassault-Mirage 2000-N Escadrille 2/4 Lafayette. 1/72 Heller

As I wanted a relative strait forward build in between the groupbuilds, so I started working on this old Heller kit which I picked up second hand during one of the modelshows I visited in recent times. I have a soft spot for French aircraft and[...]

Year of the Cat, Mirage 2000-C Tigermeet 2003. Revell 1/72

Yes there is my second build for the Year of the Cat group build. Finaly got this French cat ready for action. It took some extra work to get this kit nicely done as this is a Revell re-box from the original Italeri kit. Colours I used are from[...]

Euro Model Expo 24 and 25 March 2018 Lingen Germany

Again I visited a modelshow, this time the 10th jubilee edition of the German Euro Model Expo. It's held in Lingen, and for me just over 2 hours driving from home. The Netherlands is a small country and driving to Germany is within easy reach. [... ]