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Col. Robert L. Scott Jr.’s F-84E (Hobby Boss 1/32 kit)

by Tom Cleaver on January 26, 2013 · in Aviation — 4 Comments

In 1951 Colonel Robert L. Scott Jr., author of “God is My Co-Pilot,” commanded the 31st Fighter-Bomber Wing at Furstenfeldbruck in West Germany. It being winter with bad flying weather, he came up with an idea: how about an “exploratory […]

North American P-51 B-10NA “Mustang” Schweizer Luftwaffe

by Hans Peter Tschanz on January 26, 2013 · in Aviation — 3 Comments

North American P-51NA „Mustang“ North American P-51 B-10NA “Mustang”At the 1944 19.Juli the American pilot 1LT Curtis Simpson of the 4th FG of the US air force had to make an emergency landing with his “Mustang” Kamp aircraft due to […]

1/72 Eduard Bf-110 C

by Magnus Fridsell on January 26, 2013 · in Aviation — 12 Comments

A recently finished model (VERY recently, about 30 minutes ago or so…). This is the new Eduard 1/72 Bf-110 from the C/D-boxing. There are other decal options in the kit that are a lot more attractive than this one but […]

Two famous P-51Bs – Tamiya 1/48 kit

by Tom Cleaver on January 25, 2013 · in Aviation — 2 Comments

Don Gentile’s “Shangri-La” and James O. Howard’s “Ding Hao.” Both pretty much OOB other than p-e seatbelts and Aeromaster decals. Both done some 12 years ago. Don Gentile was perhaps one of the most controversial aces of the war. 30 […]

Kitten with bite…a Red Tail

by Bill Koppos on January 25, 2013 · in Aviation — 3 Comments

Tuskegee P-51B flown by Major Charles McGee, veteran of 3 wars. Tamiya 1/48 kit, Warbird decals. Alclad finish. Poor pictures. Sorry, all I have right now.

Academy 1/72 P-51B…

by Magnus Fridsell on January 25, 2013 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

…this one doesn’t really help the USAF against the Messerschmitts but it is still a Mustang 🙂 ! Academy kit with Cutting Edge decals. Metal finish was Vallejo (!), a bit fragile but still the best I have managed yet! […]

1/48 Tamiya P-51B Mustang “Berlin Express”

by Tolga ULGUR on January 25, 2013 · in Aviation — 8 Comments

Supporting force for the rescue unit. This is P-51B Mustang finished with the markings of “Berlin Express” (43-24823) which was flown by Lt. William B. Overstreet of 363rd FS (357 FG) . Cockpit floor has corrected by adding a plastic […]

And another swoops in – “Cripes A’ Mighty 3rd” – 1/48 Tamiya

by Tom Cleaver on January 24, 2013 · in Aviation — 3 Comments

Another 1/48 Tamiya P-51D modified to a P-51D-5 (it’s really not that hard and you don’t really need that expensive hunk of aftermarket resin). George Preddy’s “Cripes A’ Mighty 3rd” as she appeared in early August 1944 after his six-victory […]

Little Friends to the rescue – “Lou IV” – 1/48 Tamiya P-51D

by Tom Cleaver on January 24, 2013 · in Aviation — 2 Comments

The famous for being well-known “Lou IV”, flown by 361st FG CO Col Thomas Christian. Tamiya 1/48 P-51D modified to early P-51D-5 configuration. Falcon vac canopy. Kit decals.

‘109s in Gruppe strength?…. Somebody called for little friends?…

by Stan Traas on January 24, 2013 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

The venerable Tamiya 1/48 B. BMF on fuselage, aluminum laquer on wings. Decals from OOP SS sheet. Ultracast prop, exhaust & wheels.