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PostPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2012 21:00 pm 
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Hi folks, I'm Jan from Holland and use Cupofwondering as my handle, since I´ve been a diehard Jethro Tull fan since 1968 and built a website dedicated to their lyrics: http://www.cupofwonder.com

I started modelling as a kid in 1964 (!). Everytime I managed to save 1 guilder and 45 cts back then, I got of to the toy shop to buy me a new Airfix baggie (the kits were in plastic bags at the time, as you all know). Then after a few years I stopped to pick it all up again when I hit 30 and specialised in WWII aircraft. I particularly liked to build Luftwaffe airplanes, because of the variety of types and subtypes, the multitude of camouflageschemes, varying for each front and season. Being a history teacher, I was particularly fond of doing extensive research before the building itself, which sometimes was quite an ordeal in the pre-internet days and tried to make it all as historical correct as possible. Then my kids came and I had to give it all up for my hobby room was needed for one of them. Now that they have all grown up and left the house the is room for daddy and his hobby again. Hurray! I started again in October 2010 with some small kits to see if I still could do this modelling thing. I built a Fokker D XXI, then a Focke Wulf 190D, a Hurricane IIC Intruder and eventually got ready for the first big job: the PB4 Y-2 Privateer, the former Matchbox kit but now released by Revell. In the meantime I finished 18 kits and participated in 1 GB on a Dutch modelling forum. I think the time has come to start up my own portfolio, for what it's worth, as I'm still in the process of requiring new and relearning old modelling skills. Any comments are welcome. BTW, all of my models are in 1/72 and WWII kits.
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Here's the first batch:

Avro Lancaster B.III, RAF, heavy bomber
Bomber Command, 100 Sq., 1943-1944, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, UK (Airfix 1/72)

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Blohm & Voss Bv 138C-1/U1 Seedrache,
Long range reconnaissance and transport flying boat, 2./Kü.Fl.Gr.  406, 1942-1943,
Catapult launching ship Bussard, Northern Norwegian coast, Trondheim.
Crashed during landing on 13.06 1943 near Ilsvikøra, Trondheim, after being damaged by Beaufighters near the Shetlands.  
(Supermodel 1/72, decals by Revell/Italeri)

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Consolidated Vultee PB4 Y-2 Privateer, maritime patrol bomber,
US Navy,  Fleet Air Wing 1, VPB-106 (“The Wolverators”),
February - August 1945, based at Tinian (Marianes), Iwo Jima, Palawan (Philippines) [Revell 1/72]

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Focke Wulf Fw 190D-9, fighter
III./JG54, 1944, Achmer, Germany (Commando Nowotny;  Reichsverteidigung) [Hasegawa 1/72]

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Fokker D. XXI, fighter
1e Ja.Va (Jachtvlieg Afdeeling), 1940, De Kooy, Netherlands [Pioneer 1/72]
If we only would have  had more of these back in 1940....

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Gotha Go 242A-1, Lastensegler, Transport glider
Unidentified Transportgeschwader, Catania, Sicily 1942 [Italeri 1/72]

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Grumman/Edo F4F-3S Wildcatfish (prototype, only 1 built).
Based at: Febr. 1943: Grumman Factory, Bethpage, NY, USA March 1943: Watson Island Sea Plane base, Florida, USA

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Hawker Hurricane IIc, Nightfighter/intruder
RAF 87 Squadron, 1942, Charmy Down, UK [Academy 1/72]

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Heinkel He 111H-20/R3, Bomber used for transport duties
8./KG 4, 1944-1945, Eastern front (Airfix 1/72)

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Junkers JU 87G-2 ´Kanonenvogel´, tankbuster
10. (Pz) St.G3, Jacobstadt , Latvia (Letland), juli 1944 [Revell 1/72]

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Macchi M.C.202 “Folgore”, fighter
Regia Aeronautica, 369 Squadrigla, 22e Gruppo, 53e Stormo Caccia terrestre,
June 1943, Capodicchino, Napoli (Hasegawa, smoke ring decals by Mike Grant)

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Short S.25 Sunderland Mk. IIIA, patrol bomber,
Royal Canadian Air Force, 423 Sq. 1943, Castle Archdale, Loch Erne, N-Ireland (Airfix 1/72)

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Just finished: Heinkel He 177A-5/R2 w/ Fritz X (Revell 04616 - 1/72)
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2012 21:06 pm 
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Lovely, lovely builds, Cupofwondering and nicely photographed.  A great start to your portfolio! :clap:

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Hi Jan,

Welcome aboard! Really fine builds & a great assortment; good on ya!

-Lars (a fellow Jethro Tull fan in Wasilla, Alaska, where spring is just beginning & snow still covers much)


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PostPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2012 22:21 pm 
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Hi Jan, that is a fabulous start to your portfolio. :Clapping:
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Great Stuff Jan

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PostPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2012 22:40 pm 
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Really wonderful models. A great start to your portfolio.

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2012 08:47 am 
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Thanks to all of you for your comments. All these and the next were built in the last 15 months. And yes, I still belong to the oldschool guild of brush-painters... :P Here is the  second batch:

Messerschmitt Bf 110D-3, heavy fighter for escort duties
III./ZG 26 “Horst Wessel”, 9.Staffel, July 1941, Trapani, Sicily [Fujimi 1/72]

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Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a, jet fighter
11./JG7, Prague/Ruzyn, March 1945 [Academy 1/72]

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Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt, fighter-bomber
9th Air Force, 405 Fighter Group, 509th Squadron, April 1944, UK base unknown (Academy 1/72)

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2012 10:23 am 
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great models :D

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Fantastic set of builds. Especially love the He111 camouflage.  :love:

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A great collection.


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A high quality portfolio with lots of classics and a few curved balls.


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Best new portfolio I've seen for a while.


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More great additions, Jan.  I love your 109!  Dash it - I love them all!  Some nice unusual builds there too! :notworthy:

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Fantastic start on your profile, Love the Blohm and Voss crate :thumb:

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Great start to your portfolio Jan.

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Excellent start to your portfolio  :thumb:

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Lovely! Great choice of subject matter.


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PostPosted: Thu 26 Apr 2012 20:15 pm 
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Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb Floatplane, first version of the first prototype.
Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, Helensburgh, Scotland, January 1943, Great Bitterlake Egypt, late October 1943.
Airfix 1/72 (A02046A) combined with PM-model (PM-216)

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very Nice

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Lovely finish.  :notworthy:

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