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Louisville Show

by Tom Bebout on May 20, 2017 in Show Reports -- 10 Comments

Traveled down the Ohio River from Cincinnati with some modeling buddies and spent some time at the Military Modelers Club of Louisville annual show. Two hundred plus models on the tables in just about any category you can imagine.Below is […]

1/48 Monogram TBD-1 Devastator

by Tom Bebout on April 30, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

First, this is not a Midway Group build model. It is however one of the first Navy kits I wanted to build back in 2010 when I re-started my interest in this hobby. Build mostly straight out of the box, […]

75th Anniversary Doolittle Tokyo Raid

by Tom Bebout on April 17, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

The USAF Museum is currently sponsoring a two day tribute commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid. Twelve B-25’s from all over the country were present and they will participate in a fly over prior to a memorial […]

Revell 1/24 1960 Corvette

by Tom Bebout on April 1, 2017 in Automotive -- 11 Comments

Something a little different for me, a car. Haven’t build one since I was 14, and I remember it being a gray gull wing Mercedes. Was prodded into doing this kit from a coworker who builds lots of cars and […]

Airfix 1/72 Cessna 0-1F Bird Dog

by Tom Bebout on March 10, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Thought for once I would do a quick fun build over a week end. And here it is, the old Airfix 0-1 Bird Dog. What a tiny model for me to be doing. The old decals pretty much fell apart […]

Monogram 1/72 UH-16 Albatross

by Tom Bebout on March 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

My contribution to the Water Wings group build is this ancient Monogram kit introduced in 1957. Props that rotate, gear that retracts,and a little life boat with downed crew. What kid wouldn’t want to build this. Grumman built over 400 […]

Accurate Miniatures 1/48 P-51C

by Tom Bebout on February 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

When you get some time off, build some models is what I say. Seem to be on a P-51 kick right now and here’s my latest off the work bench. Had some trouble closing up the fuselage but believe it […]

1/48 Monogram / Mattel P-51B Mustang

by Tom Bebout on February 11, 2017 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

I’ve actually considered not going to model shows because it seems I’m a s****r for picking up very old kits. This P-51B is a show purchase that I’ve just completed as a fun weekend project. It was fun to build,however, […]

AM 1/48 A-36 Apache

by Tom Bebout on January 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

First completion of the year, essentially started before the Christmas holiday but just now completed. This is the old Accurate Miniatures kit of the A-36 Apache from which the now defunct company produced various versions of early P-51’s. I did […]

Revell 1/48 P-38 Lightning

by Tom Bebout on December 30, 2016 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

A blast from the recent pass. This kit has been around forever so I thought I would try my hand at a natural metal finish. Used Tamiya TS-17 gloss aluminum from a rattle can. Then added some True Detail wheels […]