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  • Member since
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  • From: 37.8136 S, 144.9631 E
G'day from DesTROYer in Australia
Posted by DesTROYer on Monday, May 07, 2018 4:57 AM

G’day everyone, My name is Troy, I’m 43 and from Narre Warren, Australia.  I’ve been back into modelling now for around 6 years after a 25 year break and am loving it. I build mainly RAAF Aircraft, Australian Army Armour, Real Space and Sci/Fi.  I even have a few RAN ships in the stash to build.  I mainly build 1/48 and 1/35, though recently have been really enjoying 1/32 and adding heaps of scratch built detail.

 

I’ve been a subscriber to FSM for 5 years now and have been lurking here on the forums, admiring your builds for about as long. Thought it may be time to share some of my builds with you all.  Thanks for having me. 

 

Here is my most recent completed build.  Tamiya’s 1/100 Space Shuttle alongside the Dragon 1/72 Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

 

Here is the Academy 1/32 F/A-18B Hornet done as a RAAF 3 Squadron bird. 

 

An Esci 1/48 Australian Army Kiowa Helicopter.

 

1/32 Tamiya Mustang RAAF 77 Sqn Korea.

 

1/48 RAN Grumman Tracker.

 

Whilst cleaning my cabinets out recently I took the opportunity to photograph many of my 1/72 and 1/48 RAAF aircraft (and a RAN Collins Class Submarine).

 

1/144 Revell QANTAS Boeing 737-800

 

My Australian Army Armour.

 

Some of my Sci/Fi builds. 

 

Thanks all for looking.  If you want to see more, here’s a link to my finished builds. https://www.flickr.com/photos/destroyer8564/albums/72157691025073871

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Monday, May 07, 2018 10:26 AM
Cool builds! Welcome to the gang!
  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, May 07, 2018 10:35 AM

That's a very nice collection. Welcome!

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, May 07, 2018 12:49 PM

Welcome Sign

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 07, 2018 1:16 PM

Welcome aboard.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, May 07, 2018 1:24 PM

"Impressive most impressive"   welcome to the group.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 PZL-23

1/72 LS Dinah III, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 07, 2018 4:33 PM

Welcome aboard.  Cool builds

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May, 2018
  • From: 37.8136 S, 144.9631 E
Posted by DesTROYer on Monday, May 07, 2018 6:53 PM

Thanks everyone.  I've fixed my links, too.

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, May 07, 2018 8:05 PM

Welcome to the Forums Troy! Glad to have you aboard.

Very well done builds. Toast

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, May 07, 2018 9:17 PM

Very nice work!  Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 3:02 AM

Thats a lovely collection of build you have there. Some very nice builds and good to see some Ozzie armour.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    January, 2017
  • From: Great Southern Land
Posted by damouav on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 5:23 AM

Hey mate, welcome aboard.

We need more Aussies here!

In Progress
1/48 Hasegawa P51-D
1/48 Hobby Boss TBF-1C Avenger
Pending
1/48 Tamiya P47-D Bubbletop
1/48 Roden S.E.5a
1/48 Airfix Walrus
1/48 Hasegawa P38-L
  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 5:38 AM
Welcome aboard,thats a diverse collection.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 10:54 AM

Aha !

  desTROYer ! Nice play on the name mate ! Another bloke from Australia . Awesome Work there  ! Tanker -Builder welcomes You .

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 2:06 PM

Welcome to Finescale, Troy, and thanks for sharing those builds with us!

You've got an interesting range of subjects there.  Have you ever built any Maschinen Krieger kits, too?

What are you working on at this time?

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087~original

  • Member since
    May, 2018
  • From: 37.8136 S, 144.9631 E
Posted by DesTROYer on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 5:56 PM

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

No Brad, I haven’t. What’s in their range?

 

I’m working on two 1/48 Meteors at the moment and researching a 1/35 Blackhawk build which should be next.

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 1:17 PM

Maschinen Krieger is a series created by a Japanese graphic artist and modeler, Kow Yokoyama, back in the 80s.  He came up with illustrations of armored fighting suits, AI combat machines, and flying machines, then built models of his illustrations, using all kinds of kits as donors.  He also wrote a backstory for his creations, and the story ran in Hobby Japan magazine, back in the day.  Nitto originally signed on to produce kits of his creations, and later Hasegawa and Wave produced them, and still do today.

There are a lot of interesting designs, and the kits are mostly 1/20, 1/72, or 1/35.  The great thing about them is that there aren't any rivet counters.  There's a lot of tolerance for using your imagination.

I recommend them, if you might think about building any.  They're a lot of fun!

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087~original

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