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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.

Year in review 2017

So here is my review of 2017. But first I like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and all the best wishes for 2018. Quite some variation over 2017 which included 2 restored models also. The new toolings from Airfix are fantastic and more wil[...]

Euro Scale Modelling 25 november 2017 IPMS The Netherlands

Yesterday 25th of november was our anual big event organised by IPMS the Netherlands. Euro Scale Modelling as it is called moved this year to a new and larger location. The Houten Expo near Utrecht has 3 large exhibition halls which where allmo[...]

Year of the Cat. Sepecat Jaguar GR.3 “Big Cat” 1/72 Italeri

I'm very pleased I can present my Big Cat in my first group build here at iModeler. It has been quite a challenge but great building fun at the same time. In between trying to catch up with everything going on here at iModeller. Now for the Ita[...]

Scale Model Challenge 2017 Veldhoven The Netherlands

Hello everyone, I like to share some pictures I've made during my visit at the Scale Model Challenge 2017 in Veldhoven, near Eindhoven in the Netherlands. With just one hour driving away from where I live it was easy to visit this show, now for [...]

Airfix 1/72 scale DH Mosquito NF-II (special) 23 Squadron RAF Bradwell Bay 1942

Yes finaly ready. It took me longer to finish this project due to the "real life" taking up much time. Anyway I'm very pleased with the outcome, specialy now the base is finished as well. It is build mostly OOB, only added the radio platform in [...]

3 september scale model day at the Aircraft Recovery Group 1940-1945 museum at Heemskerk in The Netherlands

Hi everyone, I like to share some photographs which I made during the scale model day at the Aircraft Recovery Group 1940-1945 museum on the 3rd september 2017. Every year in the first weekend of september in cooperation with a variety of scal[...]

Revell 1:24 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR “Uhlenhaut Coupé”

Every now and then I like to build some cars in 1:24 or 1:25 scale. It makes a change from aircraft and camouflage. I mostly like all the technical stuff which usualy gets hidden when a build is ready and completed. The re-edition of the famous [...]

12 hours scale model building marathon, 18 june 2017

Hi everyone, I like to share some photos with you, taken during the 12 hours scale model building marathon last Sunday June 18th 2017, starting at 09:00 AM until 09:00 PM. Our hosts were the local gun and bow shooting club who took care of us du[...]

Sikorsky H-34 French Navy Hobbyboss 1:72

Another recent finished model is the Sikorsky H-34 in the colours of the French Navy. I started allmost 4 years ago with the build, but due to mainly business duties I was only able to finish this build just now. I like to build subjects which d[...]

Airfix 1:72 Boulton Paul Defiant. new tooling

As I've just joined iModeler, finding my way around, I like to share one of my recent builds. Airfix introduced the new tooling for the Boulton Paul Defiant in 1:72 scale, and I allways had an intrest in this somewhat unusual fighter. It was a j[...]