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MG42 “Hitler’s Buzzsaw”…

Unfortunately, this was also a big part of the D-Day invasion on the Normandy beaches. Capable of firing at an almost astounding rate, the firing pin was manufactured with a set of roller cams on each side of the bolt […]

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D-Day C-47 Skytrain

by Josh P on June 6, 2014 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Well, it’s 9:15 p.m. Central and I just finished mowing my Dad’s yard. Now that work is over, I can contribute to the D-Day build. I know I said I could get this done in two weeks, and I probably […]

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Airfix 1/72 Hawker Typhoon 1b

by AL HOFFMAN on June 6, 2014 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

It is still June 6th over here so here is my contribution. It is Mn317/ZYB of No. 247 (China British) Sqn., 124 Wing as of June 1944. Late in the build I convinced myself that it was a 3-blade prop […]

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Images of D-Day…

by Editor on June 6, 2014 in Uncategorized -- 9 Comments

[US National Archives; USAF; Crown Copyright; National Archives of Canada; US Coast Guard]

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Titanium Twins Completed.

by Danny Attree on June 6, 2014 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

The next two airframes for the project are now complete with the addition of the two training aircraft, the SR-71B and the A-12 Titanium Goose. I still have another 3 to do but that will be later in the year, […]

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Academy 1/72 P-51B Mustang

by Editor on June 6, 2014 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

My own D-Day Group Build contribution (an RAF Mustang Mk. III) suffered serious production delays, but at least I can contibute to the Anniversary celebration with some freshly taken photos of one of my older models. This is a 1/72 […]

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Hasegawa / Alleycat 1:32 , Kawasaki Ki-100 Goshiken

by Ulrich Schütt on June 6, 2014 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

Finished this one last week. The Hasegawa Ki-61 kit with the Alleycat Ki-100 resin fuselage. A first glance at the resin gave me the impression that I was in for an easy build. Nice panel lines, no bubbles, nice detail. […]

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“THE YANKEE GUERRILLA” B-26C 1:72 Hasegawa kit [D-Day Group build]

by Jan Baranec on June 6, 2014 in Uncategorized -- 21 Comments

The original flight crew of , “THE YANKEE GUERRILLA” 134946 YA-L was headed by Lieutenant Homer Wentz. They flew the ship from the U.S. to Goose Bay, Labrador to Bluie West 1, Greenland to Keflavik, Iceland to Prestwick, Scotland – […]

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Verlinden 120mm Waffen S.S… Hitlerjugend… [D Day group build]

by bob mack on June 6, 2014 in Uncategorized -- 17 Comments

12th ss panzer was formed in January 1943 when the commandant of the of the Hitler youth approached Himmler with the idea of a combat division made up of primarily 18 year olds formed from the ranks of the Hitler […]

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Revell 1/72 “S” Boot (D-Day Group Build)

by Joe Caputo on June 6, 2014 in Ships -- 16 Comments

As previously stated, two different sources report: On the morning of 6 June 1944, D-Day, 31 battle ready S-boats were sent to attack the Allied fleet. Although several vessels were sunk, against such a mass of ships (4126 landing craft […]