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Arrrrgh she be done!

by Rob Anderson on November 18, 2016 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Fredrick “Big Jim” Streig was one of the original member’s of “Blackburn’s Irregulars” The Jolly Rogers of VF-17. Born in Sacramento California he earned his wings of gold and was commissioned as an Ensign October 1, 1942. He was with […]

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Corsair build, some tips, and what a great fit

by Rob Anderson on October 17, 2016 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

First, the beer. I am not in general fond of Pumpkin beers, especially ones from larger breweries. As often as not it is like they tried to stuff a pie in a bottle with some alcohol. But here in the […]

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VF-17 national insignia, red, white and blue, or?…

by Rob Anderson on October 1, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 11 Comments

As I continue on with my 1/32 Corsair project I have spent a great deal of time researching VF-17s F4U-1As used during their two tours in the Solomon Islands. Much has been written about US national insignia during 1943 and […]

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Engine, engine, number……..

by Rob Anderson on September 28, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 11 Comments

Small update on the Corsair, as has been noted elsewhere the engine is not quite the correct version for an F4U-1A, but it is close enough once enclosed in the cowling. I did add a prop control from the Vector […]

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Arghhhh there be bogey’s about the islands…..

by Rob Anderson on August 31, 2016 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Continuing on with my Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1A Jolly Rogers Corsair, wow what a kit. As others have said it is better engineered than their Mustang. Not a shake and bake, but just beautiful. So far the only extras are the […]

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Next up, after years of collecting references…..

by Rob Anderson on August 9, 2016 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

After years of collecting references and figuring I could build the Revell 1/32 corsair into something decent, Tamiya comes out with another super kit. When it was first out it was too rich for my blood, but as these things […]

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A promise kept

by Rob Anderson on August 7, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 16 Comments

My brother in law Marvin served in Vietnam in 1969 with the 4th Infantry Division as a crew member for an M109 self propelled howitzer. Marvin left us a few years ago after a prolonged illness we are quite certain […]

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Best kit I ever built!

by Rob Anderson on July 10, 2016 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Ok, as I said earlier I am late to the party, but I only recently have been able to afford such wonderful kits as the Tamiya 1/32 series. Now practically speaking I have learned what I don’t spend in after […]

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Visits from a couple of old friends

by Rob Anderson on June 13, 2016 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Hi Folks, I haven’t posted much lately because I have been working on the Tamiya 1/32 Mustang, And well, not much more can be said about it than hasn’t been written! Then a good friend of mine who has been […]

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COD on deck!

by Rob Anderson on March 30, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 26 Comments

Well she’s finally done. I realized I started her last July! Next I think a Tamiya kit before diving into my F-4B for the Phantom group build, I need a shake and bake! So mods included, detailing the cockpit to […]