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  England - North West, United Kingdom

Occupation: graphic designer
Interests: scale modelling, football, motorsports, reading, travel
Username: flitzer

  



About flitzer
Greetings to all. My real name is Peter Allen and I have recently returned to UK from working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as a creative director in an advertising agency. My home town is Wigan in the north of England. Iím married to Emily, a Polish lass who tolerates my modelling well. Iíve worked around the Arabian Gulf since 1982, having spells in Bahrain (a great little place) and Dubai. On and off, Iíve been modelling since I was 6 and have covered most subjects as a youngster. My Dad bought me my first kit shortly before he died, so it was my Mother who helped me, inspired and encouraged by my cousin Paul. I did have a long phase during the eighties doing racing cars, F1 and Le Mans models and still have an extensive stash of these tucked away in the attic. But I have always done WW2 aircraft and got turned on to Luft 46 stuff, termed experimental then, when I came across a book, which I canít remember the title of, back in the sixties at the local library. I was hooked and still am. Maybe as a graphic designer and interested in design in general , Iím drawn to the conceptual element. Today the standard I achieve is adequate under the circumstances in which I build. What would I not give for the eyesight and steady hand of my youth today. But the need to model surpasses all. I have a number of models in the gallery on the Unicraft Models site if anyone cares to surf over for a look-see. What I like about Armorama is the great spirit and the humour. Criticism is always constructive with help and advise the ultimate aim. After all, most of us have benefited from learning from others and me more than most. Itís a welcoming place and itís nice to feel at home amongst friends.

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My Feature Articles

1.Luftwaffe Projects - Volume 9AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
2.German Secret Projects of WW2 Volume 8AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
3.German Secret Projects Volume 7AIRCRAFT ALL
4.German Secret Projects of WW2 Vol. 6AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
5.German Secret Projects of WW2 Volume 5.AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
6.German Secret Projects of WW2 Vol. 4AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
7.British Secret Projects of WW2 Volume 3AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
8.German WW2 Secret Projects - Vol. 3AIRCRAFT: JETS ENGLISH
9.German WW2 Secret Projects Vol. 2AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
10.German WW2 Secret Projects Vol. 1AIRCRAFT: JETS ENGLISH
11.Japanese Secret Projects of WW2 Vol 1AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
12.British Post War Secret Projects Vol. 3AIRCRAFT: JETS ENGLISH
13.British Secret Projects of WW2. Vol 2AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
14.WW2 British Secret Projects Vol. 1AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
15.Early JetsAIRCRAFT: JETS ENGLISH
16.British Secret Projects Late 40ís. Vol 2AIRCRAFT: JETS ENGLISH
17.British Secret Projects - Late 40ísAIRCRAFT: JETS ENGLISH
18.Mini Series Pt. 1 - British WW2 AircraftAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
19.Luft '46 Colours - Part 12AIRCRAFT: JETS ENGLISH
20.Luft '46 Colours Pt.11 - Miscellaneous AircraftAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
21.Luft '46 Colours Pt. 10 Rockets, Pulse Jets and Ram JetsAIRCRAFT: JETS ENGLISH
22.Luft '46 Pt. 9 - Fighters Vol. 3AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
23.Luft '46 Colours Pt. 8 - Night fighters & ZerstŲrersAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
24.Luft '46 Colours Pt. 7 - Bombers 2AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
25.Luft 46 Colours 6 - Bombers Pt. 1AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
26.Luft '46 Colours 5 - Fighters Pt. 2AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
27.Luft '46 Colours Part 4: Naval ApplicationsAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
28.Making Your Own Camouflage Profiles AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
29.Luft 46 Colours Part 3: Fighters & Ground-Attack AircraftAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
30.Luft 46 Colour Camouflage Applications, Part 2: Fighters and Heavy FightersAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
31.Luft 46 Colour Camouflage Applications, Part 1: FightersAIRCRAFT ENGLISH
32.Creating A Digital Montage For Your ModePHOTOGRAPHY/GRAPHICS ENGLISH

My Reviews

1.Gotha Go P60ABY AEROTECH ENGLISH
2.Focke Wulf Ta183BY AEROTECH ENGLISH
3.Messerschmitt Me P1095BY PLANET MODELS ENGLISH
4.Blohm und Voss Bv 155CBY RS MODELS ENGLISH
5.Hanomag R40 TractorBY MATADOR MODELS ENGLISH
6.Opel Blitz 3 Ton Fuel Tanker Kfz385BY MATADOR MODELS ENGLISH
7.Lippisch P11BY PLANET MODELS ENGLISH
8.Arado Ar E583BY PLANET MODELS ENGLISH
9.Messerschmitt Me 262 W3 & Interzepter IIIBY A & V MODELS ENGLISH
10.Horten Ho VIIBY PLANET MODELS ENGLISH
11.Messerschmitt Me 262 HGBY PLANET MODELS ENGLISH
12.Arado Ar E.581-4BY ANIGRAND CRAFTSWORK ENGLISH
13.Messerschmitt 334 (Lippisch)BY A & V MODELS ENGLISH
14.Heinkel P1078ABY SPECIAL HOBBY ENGLISH
15.Dragon Ar 234C with V1BY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
16.Unicraft MesserschmittBY AOA DECALS ENGLISH
17.A&V Skoda Kauba Sk P.14.01BY A & V MODELS ENGLISH
18.Arado Ar 234B NachtigallBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
19.Horten Ho 229 A-1 (Ho lX)BY PM MODELS ENGLISH
20.Henschel Hs 132BY HUMA MODELS ENGLISH
21.Nakajima JN5 Tenrai Prototype 3BY A & V MODELS ENGLISH
22.Fokker D. XXlllBY PEGASUS MODELS ENGLISH
23.Messerschmitt Me P1106BY HUMA MODELS ENGLISH
24.Messerschmitt Me 329BY PLANET MODELS ENGLISH
25.Messerscmitt Me P1111BY PLANET MODELS ENGLISH
26.Saunders Roe SRA/1BY PLANET MODELS ENGLISH
27.Junkers Ju P178BY AOA DECALS ENGLISH
28.Heinkel He P1065 llcBY AOA DECALS ENGLISH
29.Messerschmitt Me T LeitwerkBY PLANET MODELS ENGLISH
30.Me 410 Heavy Fighter ProfilpackBY EDUARD Ė MODEL ACCESSORIES ENGLISH
31.Blohm and Voss P170BY PLANET MODELS ENGLISH
32.BLOHM & VOSS Bv 155B V1 ďKaravankenĒBY SPECIAL HOBBY ENGLISH
33.FOCKE-WULF Fw 187A-0BY SPECIAL HOBBY ENGLISH

My Awards


Order of the Golden Rivet: Holders of this medal have been recognized by their piers as a 'User of the Month' for outstanding help and contributions to fellow users and the site.
Outstanding Contribution Award: This is an award that Jim occasionally bestows to those users who have contributed greatly to the site in terms of contributions or help with the day-to-day operations of the site.
Project X Award: This award signifies that the user completed the Project X Campaign to build and experimental vehicle (2005).