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

by Tom Bebout on September 24, 2017 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

[pic 1] 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]