Here’s a few I plan on building.
First up will be the new ICM kit in 1/48 scale of a Dornier Do-17Z. Thank to Alan Price for this photo of his completed model.
Next will be a plane that has a special meaning to it for me. I had a relative that actually flew at least 7 combat missions in this plane. He was a top turret gunner and flew with the 321st Bomb Group out of Corsica. He and the rest of his crew was killed while flying in a B-25J named “Evora” on October 3rd, 1944, when their B-25 took a direct hit from an 88 MM flak gun over the target. His name was Tom Bricen and his remains were buried in the military cemetery in Florence Italy, along with the rest of his crew. I have found out that Tommy flew at least 7 missions in “Stuff”, seen in this photo below of a model built by Tom Bebout.
I now have a set of decals in hand, and had planned on building this 1/48 Monogram B-25J kit later on in the year. This GB is the perfect opportunity and excuse to do it……….
If I can get these other two done, I plan on building another Monogram golden oldie. It’s another 1/48 kit and is a B-24 J called ‘The Dragon and It’s Tail” I have the decals and kit for this project too. It was another project I had planned on building later in the year.
Here’s a photo of the actual plane.
I want to use bare metal foil to represent the bare aluminum finish on this one.
If time permits and building goes as planned, I may have more additions………….