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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 […]

Midway Group Build 1/48 AMT P-40E Aleutian Tiger

by Tom Bebout on June 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Hand salute to Louis Gardner for organizing this build and to Chuck Villanueva for the fine introduction to the Midway reveal. And to Martin and staff for maintaining this excellent modeling web site. Well done gentleman. My subject is one […]

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 -- 15 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 […]