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Joined: April 22nd, 2006, 6:32 am

August 18th, 2006, 1:19 am #1

I've been modelling on and off for something like 45 years  :oops:  I had a break when I discovered girls, but when I got married I decided to build a model railway, and that's what got me back into modelling  8-)
Until I found the old Airfix site I didn't know what I was doing wrong  :? Now I'm trying to rectify all the bad habits I've acquired over the years  :(

As you'll see, I model a wide variety of subjects  :!:  although nowadays I'd say I am mainly a WWII 1:72 Modeller.
I also enjoy painting Napoleonic figures - theres just something very special about the uniforms. When I build ships they're mainly (almost exclusively) 1:600 WWII subjects. I've also done other stuff in odd scales but the vast majority of my models are 1:72  :D
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Joined: April 22nd, 2006, 6:32 am

August 18th, 2006, 1:24 am #2

Since the demise of the Airfix Forum I've resided here, with visits to gregers' site too :wink:
I store my pictures now on Picture Trail and have paid the extra to keep a record of my builds.
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Joined: April 22nd, 2006, 6:32 am

August 18th, 2006, 1:36 am #3

Since joining the Classic Modeller's Club, I've kept a record of my builds. I note which paints have been used on what parts (this way, if I make another of the same subject it will look the same), of course some of the colours I used initially were incorrect, so suitable notes are added (when my errors have been pointed out) so that those mistakes are not repeated :P
I also try to be honest about the mistakes I've made in the build, again so that if I build another, those mistakes are not repeated :roll:

I think we have a terrific community of modellers who are willing and honest in trying to help each other acheive the best results. It's not treated as the sort of competition where person A discovers a good method and keeps it a secret from everyone else so that person A's models look so much better than everyone elses, but techniques are shared and the good models of others only make us strive to improve our own modelling skills 8-)

Below are some of my older builds :arrow:
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Joined: April 22nd, 2006, 6:32 am

August 18th, 2006, 1:42 am #4

Matchbox 1/76 SdKfz 162/1 Panzer IV/L70(V) Lang


Matchbox 1/76 SdKfz.69 Krupp Protze (PK-88)


Airfix 1/76 Quad & 25pdr (A5V)



Hasegawa 1/72 Morser Karl (MB033)


ESCI/Italeri 1/72 Opel Blitz Ambulance (8035/7055)


Matchbox 1/76 PzKfw.V Panther Ausf G (PK-73)


Matchbox 1/76 Char B.1 bis & FT.17 (PK-176)


Matchbox 1/76 Panzer III Ausf-L (PK-74)


Matchbox 1/76 M40 Long Tom (PK-86)


Airfix 1/76 AEC Matador & 5.5" Gun (01314)
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Joined: April 22nd, 2006, 6:32 am

August 18th, 2006, 1:44 am #5

Matchbox 1/76 Sdkfz. 251/1 Ausf.B (PK-83)


Airfix 1/76 German Reconnaissance Set (02312)


Airfix 1/76 Sherman Tank (A3V)


Airfix 1/76 Russian T34 Tank (61316-7)


Airfix 1/76 Buffalo & Jeep (02302)
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Joined: April 22nd, 2006, 6:32 am

August 18th, 2006, 1:47 am #6

M3A1 White Armoured Scout Car 1:72 Esci


Avro Lancaster B.III WS-J 1:72 Airfix 10999


Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 Trop. 1:72 Matchbox


Bristol Blenheim Mk IV 1:72 Airfix A02027


Fieseler Fi103 Reichenberg 1:72 Humbrol
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Joined: April 22nd, 2006, 6:32 am

August 18th, 2006, 1:49 am #7

Dornier Do 17 F 1:72 Airfix 04014


Junkers Ju 52/3M 1:72 Airfix 05008


Petlyakov Pe-2 1:72 Airfix 03034


Bachem Ba 349A Natter 1:72 Heller/Humbrol 071


Sopwith 2F1 Camel 1:72 Airfix 93142


Messerschmitt Me 262 1:72 Matchbox
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Joined: April 22nd, 2006, 6:32 am

August 18th, 2006, 1:52 am #8

Hawker Typhoon 1b 1:72 Airfix 01027


Matchbox 1:76 US Infantry P5002
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Joined: April 22nd, 2006, 6:32 am

August 18th, 2006, 1:58 am #9

British Heavy Cavalry ‘Scots Greys’ 54mm Airfix 02552


British Lifeguard 54mm Airfix 02556


British Rocket Troops 1:72 Hat 8003


H.M.S. Ajax 1:600 Airfix 03204


H.M.S. Rodney 1:600 Airfix 04203


H.M.S. Campbeltown 1:600 Airfix 01204(05204)


H.M.S. Cossack 1:600 Airfix 01202(05204)


K.M.S. Bismarck 1:600 Airfix 04204


Z Class Destroyer 1:600 Airfix 02205(05204)


H.M.S. Hood 1:600 Airfix 04202


H.M.S. Hotspur 1:600 Airfix 01205(05204)


Consolidated Catalina PBY 5A 1:72 Airfix 05007
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Joined: April 22nd, 2006, 6:32 am

August 18th, 2006, 2:00 am #10

Messerschmitt Bf 110 C-5 1:72 Airfix 02006


Boeing B-29 Superfortress 1:72 Airfix 07001


Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 1:72 Airfix 01072


Consolidated Catalina PBY 5A 1:72 Airfix 05007


Handley Page Halifax B.III 1:72 Airfix 05004


Heinkel He 111H-20 1:72 Airfix 05021


Avro Lancaster B.I (Special) YZ-J 1:72 Airfix 08006
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August 18th, 2006, 2:03 am #11

Junkers Ju 87 B-2 Stuka 1:72 Airfix 03030


De Havilland Mosquito Mk XVIII 1:72 Airfix 03019


Short Sunderland III 1:72 Airfix


Vickers Wellington GR XIV 1:72 Revell


Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa 1:72 Airfix


Messerschmitt Bf 110 D 1:72 Airfix 02006
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August 18th, 2006, 2:06 am #12

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 1:72 Airfix 01072


Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 1:72 Airfix 01072


Pz.Kpfw VI Tiger 1 Tank 1:76 Airfix


5.5” Gun 1:76 Airfix 01314


A7V ‘Sturmpanzer’ 1:72 Emhar 5003


40mm Bofors Gun & Morris Tractor 1:76 Airfix 02314 & 25 pdr Field Gun 1:76 Humbrol


Pz.Kpfw VI Tiger 1 Tank 1:76 Airfix


Mercedes Benz G4/W31 1:72 Hasegawa
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August 18th, 2006, 2:09 am #13

Pz.Kpfw V Ausf – A “Panther” 1:72 Revell


W.W.1 Tank Mk 1 1:76 Airfix


A22 Churchill Mk VII Tank 1:76 Airfix 01304


A-34 Mk-I Comet Cruiser Tank 1:72 Matchbox


M3 Lee/Grant Tank 1:76 Airfix 01317


A12 Matilda II Infantry Tank 1:76 Airfix 01318


Scammel Tank Transporter 1:76 Airfix 02301
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Joined: April 22nd, 2006, 6:32 am

August 18th, 2006, 2:12 am #14

88mm Gun & Sd Kfz 7 Tractor 1:76 Airfix 02303


Bren Gun Carrier & 6 pdr Anti-Tank Gun 1:76 Airfix 01309


Tank Mk. IV ‘Female’ 1:72 Emhar


Willy’s MB Jeep & Trailer 1:72 Airfix 01322


De Havilland Tiger Moth 1:72 Airfix 01015
Hawker Tempest Mk V 1:72 Humbrol
Airfield Control Tower HO/OO Airfix 03380
Bedford QL Tanker 1:76 Airfix 03302
Bedford OX tractor + ‘Queen Mary’ trailer 1:76 Airfix 03305
Thorneycroft Amazon / Coles Mk. 7 Crane 1:76 Airfix 03305
David Brown tractor & bomb trailer 1:72 Airfix


Monty’s Leyland Retriever Caravan 1:76 Matchbox
Daimler Mk II Scout Car 1:76 Matchbox
Willy’s MB Jeep & Trailer 1:72 Airfix 01322
A-34 Mk-I Comet Cruiser Tank 1:72 Matchbox
25 pdr Field Gun & Quad 1:76 Airfix 01305
M3A1 White Half Track & Trailer 1:76 Airfix 02318
M4A1 White Half Track 1:72 Hasegawa
88mm Gun & Sd Kfz 7 Tractor 1:76 Airfix 02303


Coastal Defence Fort 1:76 Airfix 09737
German Infantry 1:76 Airfix 01705
British Commandos 1:76 Airfix 01732


Gun Emplacement 1:76 Airfix 40735
German Infantry 1:76 Airfix 01705
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Joined: May 16th, 2006, 3:32 pm

August 18th, 2006, 12:48 pm #15

Where did you get that model ? And how much ? :joker:
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