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 Post subject: Ratch's Portfolio
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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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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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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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Matchbox 1/76 SdKfz 162/1 Panzer IV/L70(V) Lang
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Matchbox 1/76 SdKfz.69 Krupp Protze (PK-88)
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Airfix 1/76 Quad & 25pdr (A5V)
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Hasegawa 1/72 Morser Karl (MB033)
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ESCI/Italeri 1/72 Opel Blitz Ambulance (8035/7055)
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Matchbox 1/76 PzKfw.V Panther Ausf G (PK-73)
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Matchbox 1/76 Char B.1 bis & FT.17 (PK-176)
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Matchbox 1/76 Panzer III Ausf-L (PK-74)
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Matchbox 1/76 M40 Long Tom (PK-86)
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Airfix 1/76 AEC Matador & 5.5" Gun (01314)
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Matchbox 1/76 Sdkfz. 251/1 Ausf.B (PK-83)
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Airfix 1/76 German Reconnaissance Set (02312)
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Airfix 1/76 Sherman Tank (A3V)
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Airfix 1/76 Russian T34 Tank (61316-7)
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Airfix 1/76 Buffalo & Jeep (02302)
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M3A1 White Armoured Scout Car 1:72 Esci
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Avro Lancaster B.III WS-J 1:72 Airfix 10999
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Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 Trop. 1:72 Matchbox
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Bristol Blenheim Mk IV 1:72 Airfix A02027
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Fieseler Fi103 Reichenberg 1:72 Humbrol
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Dornier Do 17 F 1:72 Airfix 04014
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Junkers Ju 52/3M 1:72 Airfix 05008
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Petlyakov Pe-2 1:72 Airfix 03034
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Bachem Ba 349A Natter 1:72 Heller/Humbrol 071
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Sopwith 2F1 Camel 1:72 Airfix 93142
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Messerschmitt Me 262 1:72 Matchbox
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Hawker Typhoon 1b 1:72 Airfix 01027
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British Heavy Cavalry ‘Scots Greys’ 54mm Airfix 02552
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British Lifeguard 54mm Airfix 02556
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British Rocket Troops 1:72 Hat 8003
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H.M.S. Ajax 1:600 Airfix 03204
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H.M.S. Rodney 1:600 Airfix 04203
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H.M.S. Campbeltown 1:600 Airfix 01204(05204)
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H.M.S. Cossack 1:600 Airfix 01202(05204)
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K.M.S. Bismarck 1:600 Airfix 04204
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Z Class Destroyer 1:600 Airfix 02205(05204)
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H.M.S. Hood 1:600 Airfix 04202
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H.M.S. Hotspur 1:600 Airfix 01205(05204)
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Consolidated Catalina PBY 5A 1:72 Airfix 05007
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Messerschmitt Bf 110 C-5 1:72 Airfix 02006
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Boeing B-29 Superfortress 1:72 Airfix 07001
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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 1:72 Airfix 01072
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Consolidated Catalina PBY 5A 1:72 Airfix 05007
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Handley Page Halifax B.III 1:72 Airfix 05004
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Heinkel He 111H-20 1:72 Airfix 05021
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Avro Lancaster B.I (Special) YZ-J 1:72 Airfix 08006
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Junkers Ju 87 B-2 Stuka 1:72 Airfix 03030
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De Havilland Mosquito Mk XVIII 1:72 Airfix 03019
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Short Sunderland III 1:72 Airfix
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Vickers Wellington GR XIV 1:72 Revell
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Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa 1:72 Airfix
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Messerschmitt Bf 110 D 1:72 Airfix 02006
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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 1:72 Airfix 01072
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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 1:72 Airfix 01072
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Pz.Kpfw VI Tiger 1 Tank 1:76 Airfix
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5.5” Gun 1:76 Airfix 01314
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A7V ‘Sturmpanzer’ 1:72 Emhar 5003
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40mm Bofors Gun & Morris Tractor 1:76 Airfix 02314 & 25 pdr Field Gun 1:76 Humbrol
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Pz.Kpfw VI Tiger 1 Tank 1:76 Airfix
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Mercedes Benz G4/W31 1:72 Hasegawa
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Pz.Kpfw V Ausf – A “Panther” 1:72 Revell
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W.W.1 Tank Mk 1 1:76 Airfix
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A22 Churchill Mk VII Tank 1:76 Airfix 01304
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A-34 Mk-I Comet Cruiser Tank 1:72 Matchbox
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M3 Lee/Grant Tank 1:76 Airfix 01317
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A12 Matilda II Infantry Tank 1:76 Airfix 01318
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Scammel Tank Transporter 1:76 Airfix 02301
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88mm Gun & Sd Kfz 7 Tractor 1:76 Airfix 02303
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Bren Gun Carrier & 6 pdr Anti-Tank Gun 1:76 Airfix 01309
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Tank Mk. IV ‘Female’ 1:72 Emhar
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Willy’s MB Jeep & Trailer 1:72 Airfix 01322
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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
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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
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Coastal Defence Fort 1:76 Airfix 09737
German Infantry 1:76 Airfix 01705
British Commandos 1:76 Airfix 01732
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Gun Emplacement 1:76 Airfix 40735
German Infantry 1:76 Airfix 01705
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Where did you get that model ? And how much ? :joker:

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It's the Hasegawa Mercedes G4/W31 (1:72) and I bought it in Goldings in Bedford for something like £5 or £7 :? :roll:

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The Airfix Forum taught me a lot about techniques that were new to me, and I was only too willing to try out :o
Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Mk I 1:72 Airfix
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Grumman TBM-3 Avenger 1:72 Airfix 03033
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Douglas C-47 Skytrain “Dakota” Mk III 1:72 Italeri
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North American P51 B-15-NA Mustang 1:72 Academy
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MiG 15 1:72 Airfix 01017
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Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero-Sen 1:72 Airfix 01028
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Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Mk I 1:72 Airfix
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Fairey Swordfish Mk 1 1:72 Matchbox
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M5 High Speed Tractor 1:72 Hasegawa
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Jungle Outpost 1:72 Airfix 03382
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Sd.Kfz 162/1 Panzer IV/70[V] Lang 1:72 Hasegawa
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Old Smithy 1:86 Faller
RAF Emergency Set 1:76 Airfix 03304
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Sd.Kfz 234/4 German Armoured Car 1:76 Airfix 01311
German Paratroops 1:72 Revell 02500
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German Reconnaissance Set Kübelwagen & Sd.Kfz 222 1:76 Airfix 02312
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Forward Command Post 1:76 Airfix 03381
Pill Box 1:76 Wills
Schwimminwagen 1:72 Academy
Kettenkrad 1:72 Academy
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M4A1 White Half Track 1:72 Hasegawa
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M3A1 White Half Track & Trailer 1:76 Airfix 02318
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GMC DUKW 1:76 Airfix 02316
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GMC CCKW 353 1:72 Airfix 01323
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Thorneycroft Amazon / Coles Mk. 7 Crane 1:76 Airfix 03305
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Short Stirling BI 1:72 Airfix
AEC Matador Tanker 1:76 Airfix 03302
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French Lancers 1:72 Hat 8011
Prussian Artillery 1:72 Hat 8007
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H.M.S. Ark Royal 1:600 Airfix 04208
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