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Tamiya 1/48 P-47D Razerback 2Lt Lloyd Hathcock

by Tom Bebout on October 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

My third in a series of aircraft flown by the Tuskegee airman. This one depicts a P-47D flown by 2Lt Hathcock with the 301st Fighter Squadron in Ramitelli, Italy. Build pretty much out of the box, but I did include […]

Hasegawa 1/48 P-39Q 100th Fighter Squadron

by Tom Bebout on October 22, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

I’m been wanting to do the various planes flown by the Tuskegee Airman and this is the second one I’ve completed. The first was a P-40L “Ace of Pearls” which I posted here several years ago. Like most Tuskegee aircraft […]

Cincinnati Model Contest & Swap Meet

by Tom Bebout on October 21, 2017 in Show Reports -- 11 Comments

The Cincinnati Scale Modelers Club, a US IPMS Club, held their 2017 Annual Contest and Swap Meet in Cincinnati today. There were 365 entries from 73 modeler on display. Here are some of the contestants works that caught my eye. […]

Monogram 1/48 P-39 Airacobra 2Lt William F. Fiedler 347th FG 68 & 70FS

by Tom Bebout on September 24, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

In my stash were some P-39 decals depicting an Airacobra flown by a 2Lt Bill Fiedler, who had the distinction of being the only American Ace to claim all 5 victories flying the P-39. Being a history buff I was […]

Revell 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109-10

by Tom Bebout on July 27, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

An old blast from the past, did this kit about 7 years ago, and it was and my first attempt at mottling. Have a great appreciation for those that get it right, I need to practice some more before attempting […]

1:1 Scale Boeing B-29 FIFI

by Tom Bebout on July 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

The Commemorative Air Force dropped into Lunken Airport to sell some rides on FIFI, one of two B-29’s still flying today. The other newly flying B-29 is DOC, named for the Disney character, and is based out of Wichita, Kansas. […]

Midway Group Build, 1/48 Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat Lt E. Scott McCuskey

by Tom Bebout on June 7, 2017 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

My final build for the Midway Group is a Wildcat from VF-3 on Yorktown flown by Lt Scott McCuskey. From Little Rock, Arkansas, Scott enlisted in the Navy in 1938 and got his wings and ensign’s commission in the Reserves […]

D-Day, June 6, 1944

I would call my dad every June 6, and ask him if he remembered what he was doing on that date years ago. Always got the same answer, “Hell yes I do, lucky to have lived through it.” Pics are […]

Midway Group Build 1/48 Monogram P-39 Airacobra 42nd Fighter Sqd

by Tom Bebout on June 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

On June 3,1944 the Japanese began their offensive against American forces station in Alaska, at Dutch Harbor. Most of their bombs fell into the harbor and little damaged occurred. They would return on June 4th and set oil storage tanks […]

Midway Group Build 1/48 Hasegawa Aichi D3A1 Type 99 (Val)

by Tom Bebout on June 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

In addition to the Midway Campaign the Japanese began their offensive in the Aleutians by staging a bombing raid on the Naval Base at Dutch Harbor on June 3, 1942. Strike force aircraft were launched from the carriers Junyo and […]