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@yellow10 Paul Barber

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I’m a science educator, a Brit from London living in Queensland, Australia, with my wife and 2 sons. Dad taught me about WW2. He was 13 at the start of the war in Europe and made it into the Merchant Navy in ’43. My uncle Artie was on HMS Ark Royal for the hunting of The Bismarck and when she was torpedoed herself in ’41. Both outlasted the war. I built models with my dad in the mid-70s and early 80s. I finally made it back to the hobby in 2016. My 5-year-old has just built his first model – a Red Arrows Hawk. The cycle continues!

Armchair Airshow Biggin Hill

Given the state of affairs with CV19, Biggin Hill have just released footage of this year's 'Armchair Airshow'. Something for everyone here - B17s to Hellenic F-16 display teams, and much more. Enjoy!


If this is true it’s a bombshell!

Opening The Box! Copper State Models – Nieuport XXIII RFC 1/32

New Year’s Greeting iModellers! It is always great to find a kit-shaped package on the doorstep. Today the postman left me one from Latvia! Copper State Models changed hands a couple of years back, moving from Arizona to the Baltic. While it [...]

A Follow Up on The Eduard Fire – Some Better News!

Having posted on the fire at the Eduard Warehouse a day or two ago I’m pleased to be able to follow up with the text and a photo from a media post from earlier today: Dear friends, thank you again for your messages and support! Yesterday we [...]

2020 – More Bad News…

Although not the most important news currently, still another awful event in 2020. A fire has significantly damaged the Eduard warehouse. This from the company: Dear clients, Today, unfortunately, there was a fire in the Moste building, w[...]

The Empire of Japan Group meets The Movies Group…

'For Those We Love' and 'The Eternal Zero' are two films that broach the difficult subject of Kamikaze. For David Leigh-Smith’s movies group I chose to build various subjects from these films. As I moved to a new house this time last year, I pu[...]

Flight 19 The Lost Squadron 75th Anniversary Tribute: Avenger TBM-1C 1/48, Italeri (Accurate Miniatures)

As has been well reported for many years, the Accurate Miniatures sprues reboxed by Italeri make up into a sometimes complex, but brilliantly engineered kit of the TBM-1C Avenger in 1/48. During this build I used Eduard canopy masks, photo-etc[...]

Medium Mark A Whippet, Meng 1/35

My first tank. I can't say too much about the Whippet - I'm no expert! It was said to be fast in its era - running at a heady 8.3mph flat out! The power was provided by 2 Tyler JB4 petrol engines (45hp) - the same as those of the London doub[...]

Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka Fine Molds 1/48 for The Empire of Japan Group Build

A while back I started building Kamikaze machines for the 'iModeler goes to The Movies' group build. A thread can be found there that shares some views and history around two modern Japanese films (The Eternal Zero and For Those We Love) that r[...]

Royal Air Force Centenary Group Build – New Builds Presentation

At the turn of the 100th Year of the RAF it is time to post the presentation of our RAF100 new builds: subjects chosen and assembled specifically to commemorate the centenary of the RAF. As ‘admin’ for this community I’d like once again to[...]