Rob de Bie's scale models


Welcome to my modeling pages! You will find reports of my finished models (thirteen so far) and construction reports of most of the models I'm currently working on (plenty). You can take a look at my modeling workplace, and my for sale and wanted page. The pages show lots of 'in progress' photos, since I usually find these much more interesting than photos of the finished model. I spend a lot of time on research, but for me that is a large part of the pleasure of building a model. Some reference material is presented on this site. If you have comments or questions, mail me. You can also navigate this site by using the what's new page.



Models

Aircraft - finished
Italeri (Dragon) 1/144 A-6E Intruder
Revell 1/144 YF-23A
Monogram 1/48 P-47D Razorback
Hasegawa 1/72 Bf 109G-14
Academy 1/72 Me 163B Komet
Revell 1/48 Lippisch P 13A
Fujimi 1/72 Ju 87D-1 Stuka
Italeri 1/72 Super Etendard
ARII 1/72 BD-5J
Shapeways 1/72 PowerPlane (1)
1/72 PowerPlane (2)
1/72 PowerPlane (3)
Revell 1/72 Storm Shadow
Aircraft - under construction
Esci 1/72 RF-104G Starfighter
Tamiya 1/72 Bell X-1
LS 1/72 BD-5J
Airfix 1/72 Mosquito
MPM 1/72 Fokker G.I Mercury
MPM 1/72 Curtiss-Wright CW-21B
Hasegawa 1/72 TF-104G
Monogram/Hasegawa 1/72 A-1E
Dragon 1/72 Ar 234B
Scratch 1/72 Lambach HL2
Italeri 1/72 Su 17M-4
Hasegawa 1/72 F-104D
Italeri 1/72 AQM-34L
Pegasus 1/72 Have Blue
Academy 1/72 OV-10B Bronco
Seminar 1/72 U-2C
High Planes 1/72 Bearcat Racer
ARII/12 Sqrd 1/144 A-12 Cygnus
Esci 1/72 F-100D
Printapart 1/72 Eaglet
A&V Models 1/72 AQM-91
Hasegawa F-4 Eggplane
Revell 1/48 Me 163B
Aircraft - canceled
Italeri 1/72 Su 24 Fencer
Heller 1/72 Me 163B-1 Komet
Italeri 1/72 X-32 JSF
Airfix 1/72 A-1H
Dragon 1/72 YF-22A
Cars - under construction
Monogram 1984/1985 Thunderbird
MPC-Ertl 1/25 1971 Mustang
AMT custom 1949 Ford
Hasegawa Porsche 962 IMSA
Hasegawa Porsche 962 IMSA
Protar Lancia LC2
Tamiya Kremer 935 K4
Esci Lancia Beta Monte Carlo
Tamiya 1/24 Porsche 956
Revell 1/24 Amato dragster
Profil24 1/24 Porsche 917LH


References

Aircraft
Italeri/Zvezda 1/72 MiG 23ML review
A-1E pictures
Pierced Steel Planking (PSP)
Classic Planes 1/72 Gee Bee R-1/R-2
MPM 1/72 XF-85 'Upgraded' review
Teledyne-Ryan AQM-34 / BGM-34
Revell and Aurora 1/72 Skycranes
Canopy masking with CCF
1/72 'Mule' deck tractors
Atomic Models 1/32 AGM-86B
12 Squared models
Postjager colors and markings
Flightpath 1/32 Storm Shadow
Cars
TWR-Jaguar XJR-9LM walk-around
Porsche 934/935 kit list
Porsche 917 kit list
Revell / AMT / Aurora Parts Packs
Airfix 1/24 Peugeot 905 review
General
Design your own Alps/OKI decals
Visible engines
Cutaway drawing index
Humbrol tin evolution
Humbrol 'Authentic colours'


Links

to fellow Dutch modelers, in order of discovery
Eric Verschuur
Meindert de Vreeze
Sander van Kreijl - Kit-FanaTic
Remco Grob - Kit-FanaTic
Rob van Riel's modeling weblog
Tom Zuijdwegt
Wim Vink - US Armor
Hans van Oerle
Arjan Ouwendijk - Truck reference
Peter van Lune (Frog Penguin)
Bert van de Maat
Jappie Buisman F1 models
Ron Brown's Hangar
Wilko Jonker
Remco van der Zon
Mario Wens - Airfix Blue Box
Revolutie vliegtuigmodelmuseum
Fred Anneveld - Modelbouwtrucks
Erik Fontein - Bergingsvoertuigen
Henk Timmerman - Henk of Holland
Niek Uwland - NGU Models
Bel Air Models
Jurrie's PlasticKits
Bjorn Dol's Spunk Models
Sidney de Koning
Promotional scale models
Matchbox by Reinhold Bogaard
Peter Lambeck - Plasticprutser
Patrick Sitters
Rob Hamann
Peter Stoof
Rob van Driel
Heico van der Heide
Ed Lenders vrachtwagens
Ton Hazelaar Model Cars


I noticed that many modelers are unaware of the existence of modeling clubs. Meeting fellow modelers and looking at and learning from each others models is very inspiring! I'm a member of IPMS-The Netherlands (International Plastic Modellers Society) which has about 1000 members. Dutch modelers can visit the Modelbrouwers website and forum. Another extremely valuable source of modeling information is the old newsgroup rec.models.scale; you can search its archives through Google.