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Modeling by David A. Thomas

The Wooden Bee and the Story of the Auca Five

by David A. Thomas on January 8, 2018 in Uncategorized -- 23 Comments

Here is my modest contribution to the Year of the Cat, and it is simultaneously a legacy build. The former is tenuously justified by the fact that the model in question bears the nickname “Cub” (the PA-14 Piper Cub, to […]

The Golden Age of Modeling

by David A. Thomas on December 10, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 19 Comments

This is about a model I want to build. As my profile indicates, I am a college professor. This past semester I was chatting with one of my students, one Andrew Schaffner, himself a veteran of Afghanistan. He mentioned that […]

Academy P-38M Nightmare…er, Night Lightning (or) the P-38M in Japan and Why It Matters to Me

by David A. Thomas on October 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

Warning: This is a lengthier than usual post, so read on at your own peril. History of the Bird The P-38M captured my imagination some time ago, and I decided this point in my return to modeling was my chance […]

Battle of Kasserine Pass/Tunisia Campaign Build Group Call

by David A. Thomas on October 11, 2017 in News -- 38 Comments

From February 19-25, 1943, the Allies fought their Axis foes in the Battle of Kasserine Pass. It was the first major land action by the American ground forces in the European Theatre of Operations (Operation Torch, early November, 1942, was […]

Tamiya 1:48 Nakajima A6M2 Rufe

by David A. Thomas on July 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

When I was a kid I lived on Monograms from Kmart. But after staring at a Tamiya Rufe in a local hobby store, my imagination got the better of me, I weighed a 3 for 1 value trade, and I […]

Tamiya 1:48 P-51B of the 486th FS, 352nd FG

by David A. Thomas on June 29, 2017 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

OK, folks, my first article on IModeler. As my profile states, I’d been out of the craft for about 35 years doing life, and now life seems to have granted me to get back into it. This featured model is […]