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Modeling by Frederick J Seitz III

2017, a look in the rear view mirror…

Hello fellow plastic-hedz!! Merry Christmas to everyone!! 2017 has been a better year than I thought it was going to be. Six completions, and one at about 95%. I hope to have her done too, bringing the total up to […]

Mitsubishi A6M2b, Model 21, Type 0, Reisen or “Zero”

by Frederick J Seitz III on December 24, 2017 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Finally finished this Hasegawa 1:48 scale A6M2b, Type 21, Model 0. I found the overall build to be decent. Great in some spots and a somewhat, pain in the arse in others. While detail in the cockpit, engine and wheel […]

Progress on ICM kit, 1:48 scale Dornier Do-17Z-2….Finally…

by Frederick J Seitz III on September 2, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

I managed to get a few hours on the bench this past week. Got work done on a Hasegawa 1:48, A6M2, (Paint ready), some detail work on another Hasegawa kit, 1:32 F6F-5, “Hellcat”, and this beautiful kit, ICM’s Dornier Do-17Z-2. […]

Douglas TBD-1, “Devastator”, ‘Torpedo Eight’, USS Hornet-Part Two

“Many of my friends are now dead. To a man, each died with a nonchalance that each would have denied as courage. They simply called it lack of fear. If anything great or good is born of this war, it […]

Grumman F4F-4, “Wildcat”, ‘Fighting Three’, USS Yorktown

This is the always popular 1:48 scale Tamiya kit, of LeRoy Grumman’s tough little fighter. This model represents the aircraft flown by Mach. Thomas F. Cheek on the morning of 4 June, 1942. During that action Mach. Cheek, was credited […]

Vought SB2U-3, “Vindicator”, ‘VMSB-241’, Midway Atoll

This model represents a “Vindicator” attached to Marine Bombing Squadron Two Forty One, (VMSB-241). It was flown by 2nd Lt. Sumner Whitten, with Sgt. Frank E. Zelnis, as gunner. After unsuccessfully attacking the Japanese battleship HMIJNS Haruna, “Number Eleven” was […]

Douglas TBD-1, “Devastator”, ‘Torpedo Eight’, USS Hornet

Number 8-T-16 was another of the aircraft lost the morning of 4 June, 1942 during the Battle of Midway. This is the aircraft of the C. O. of Torpedo Squadron Eight, (VT-8), Lt. Cdr. John Waldron. During the Battle, Lt. […]

Douglas SBD-3, “Dauntless”, ‘Scouting Six’, USS Enterprise

‘S-1’ was a “Dauntless” assigned to Scouting Squadron Six, (VS-6) and was flown from USS Enterprise, (CV-6), by Lt. Wilmer “Earl” Gallaher. Lt. Gallaher flew this aircraft, putting the first of four 1,000 pound bombs delivered by Enterprise pilots, into […]

Brewster F2A-3, “Buffalo”

Next, is the 1/48th scale Tamiya kit. This model represents the aircraft flown by Major Floyd B. “Red” Parks, C.O. of VMF-221. Major Parks led the young pilots of VMF-221 against the incoming Japanese strike force. The inital attack came […]

Grumman F4F-4, “Wildcat”

This model, represents the aircraft flown by Lcdr James S. “Jimmy” Thatch, on the morning strike against the Japanese fleet. In the encounter, he is credited with shooting down two Mitsubishi A6M2, Model 21, Type 0, Carrier Fighters. Later in […]