Modeling by Jack Thompson

Willie & Joe

by Jack Thompson on January 21, 2016 in Diorama -- 17 Comments

I have an original, 1944 first edition copy of “Up Front” by Bill Mauldin. I got it from my mother (yes, my mother) who brought it back from the ETO at the end of the Second World War. She had […]

Stage Coach (With Apologies to John Ford and “Duke”)

by Jack Thompson on January 14, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 22 Comments

I had so much fun with, and got such good comments on, my last posting of a model I built (a USMC M50A1 “Ontos”,) I thought I’d try another one. This is a really stimulating and worth-while website! — I’ve […]

My Thing

by Jack Thompson on January 12, 2016 in Armor -- 12 Comments

In 1968, as a young NROTC midshipman (Marine option) from Ohio State, I went on a field trip to Camp Lejeune, NC. One of the many fun things we did, was visit an “Ontos” platoon holding exercises in the woods […]