Reading that obituary gave me even greater respect for those heroic men who flew these in wartime.
Here is my second model plane in 40 years, a P-51D built from the 1/48 Revell 'Big Beautiful Doll' kit #85-5241. I included to in progress sho[...]
If Jimmy Goodson hadn't made me his friend 30 years ago and encouraged my writing about Second World War aviation, it's very likely you wouldn't know my name.
From the Washington Post obituary:
James Goodson wanted to see the world in the summ[...]
Built for Scale Aircraft Modelling magazine and published in Issue 03, Volume 36, May 2014.
This is one of the Trumpeter series of 1/32 Bearcats.
The build is OOB with the following exceptions: Radu Brinzan seatbelts, (part) replacement of kit decals with a set from Berna, and miscellaneous additional wiring and plumbing to the engin[...]
A bad day
20 years later...I choose to build this car for the best driver in Formula 1.
Tamiya kit from the box..with decals...not very good...i'll buid a MP4/8 Ford but with paint red fluo...
Its been a while since I have posted here, I have been busy with work, passing some tests for work, and taking classes for my pilots license. During my free time I have tried to get some model time in and finally finished my first of the year[...]
December 1941 was not a good time to be in Malaya or Singapore. When the Japanese invaded on 8 December, Geoff Fisken, a former farmer from Gisborne, New Zealand, went into action with No 243 (RAF) Squadron. No 243 was equipped with Brewster Buf[...]
After three years of operating the Meteor, it was becoming obvious that there was a need for a trainer, so that new jet pilots could have the opportunity of learning more about their mounts before being turned loose on their own. This had been [...]
As you work on your current plastic kit consider this; there was a time when these prototypical miniatures didn't exist. At least not in plastic form. How interested would you be in a hobby that offered little in the way of boxed kits, a hobby [...]
A gorgeous kit from those Russian folks, that I reckon I'll be getting started on fairly soon!