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  England - South West, United Kingdom

Occupation: Owner Miracle Paint Masks
Interests: Modelling 1/48 and 1/32 scale WWII aircraft.
USERNAME: holdfast

  



About holdfast
Hi, my name is Mal Mayfield and I have been modelling seriously for about 25 years. My main interest is 1/48 scale second world war. I build all types and all combatants. I have built 1/35 scale "targets" and 1/72 scale modern aircraft, plus a couple of cars. I have also dabbled with figure painting. I was born in Nottingham (Robin Hood country, hence the avatar) and joined the British Army at 16. I was a "Sapper" a member of the Royal Engineers,I served for 24 years, as a Combat Engineer and left the service after completing a full career. My callsign, "Holdfast" is a reflection of my Army service. Holdfast was "radio speak" for Engineer. Of course when "target riders" or "wooden tops" wanted "Holdfast" they needed a Combat Engineer, ME. I've been out now for 19 years, my last job was, possibly, a modellers dream. I was the senior loco builder for the world renowned Roundhouse Engineering, building 16mm gas fired, steam powered, radio controlled garden locomotives. I finished at Roundhouse in December 2011and moved to Mullion in Cornwall where I am working for myself producing paint masks for scale models as "Miracle Paint Masks".

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My Feature Articles

1.The Story of Miracle Paint MasksAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
2.Jessica's Beau' seen at the RE museumGENERAL ENGLISH
3.To Preshade or Not Preshade - Part deuxAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
4.Heinkel He 111AIRCRAFT: PROPS ENGLISH
5.Criadores de TempestadeAIRCRAFT: PROPS PORTUGUESE
6.Storm Bringers - Painting & Detailing RAF 60lb RPsAIRCRAFT: PROPS ENGLISH
7.Aviso de TempestadeAIRCRAFT PORTUGUESE
8.Storm WarningAIRCRAFT: PROPS ENGLISH
9.Henschel 129B na neveAIRCRAFT PORTUGUESE
10.Scribing Made Eezee?AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
11.Glazing Photo-etched Instrument PanelsAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
12.Henschel Hs 129B-2 in the SnowAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
13.Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1aAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
14.Black Gold Washes - Oil Washes That IsAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
15.Decal DilemasAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
16.Pacific CorsairAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
17.Ju 87 B-2 TropAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
18.The Future Is KlearAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
19.Pacific HelldiverAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
20.To Pre-Shade or Not To Pre-Shade?AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
21.Three Years and a BF-110 G-2AIRCRAFT ENGLISH

My Reviews

1.Hawker Typhoon 1BBY AIRFIX ENGLISH
2.Modelmates Weathering dye'sBY MODELMATES ENGLISH
3.Spitfire Mk.IX (Early) DetailsBY EDUARD ENGLISH
4.De Havilland Mosquito NFII/FBVBY AIRFIX ENGLISH
5.Hurricane 1/24 Scale Flaps.BY CAMMETT ENGLISH
6.1/24 Spitfire FlapsBY CAMMETT ENGLISH
7.Spitfire Mk IBY AIRFIX ENGLISH
8.Micro TapeBY CAMMETT ENGLISH
9.Supermarine Spitfire F Mk 22/24BY EDUARD ENGLISH
10.“Big Ed” Spitfire Mk V P/E and Mask SetBY EDUARD ENGLISH
11.Bristol F.2B NightfighterBY EDUARD ENGLISH
12.B-24 LiberatorBY SQUADRON SIGNAL PUBLICATIONS ENGLISH
13.US Liaison Aircraft in ActionBY SQUADRON SIGNAL PUBLICATIONS ENGLISH
14.Kagero 17 Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Vol. 1BY KAGERO PUBLISHING ENGLISH
15.USN Aircraft Carrier Deck Tie Down SetsBY WHITE ENSIGN MODELS ENGLISH
16.Colourcoats PaintsBY WHITE ENSIGN MODELS ENGLISH


My Awards


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