This model is the 1/48th scale Hasegawa Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden (Thunderbolt) Allied code name “Jack” and represents an A/C belonging to the 332 Naval Air Group, based at Naruo Air Base Dec 1945. The model was built OOB with the […]
Another recent escapee from my “shelf of doom” is this 1/72d scale AJ-2 Savage. I picked up this kit at the last IPMS/USA National in Columbus Ohio and worked on it off and on till last month when I decided […]
From the description within the kit: The Curtiss “Page Racer” is one of the more mysterious speed machines of the Golden Age of air racing, and Army / Navy rivalry in the Pulitzer and Thompson races. Built under false fighter […]
Another OOB from the old file stash….. nice kit, but shows it’s age.
Another oldie but a goodie ! OOB all the way. It’s a nice kit that never got much attention.
Time for something that clanks. This ‘lil beastie was the only enemy tank to tread on U.S. soil in WW2, a couple being present on frozen Kiska Island in the Aleutians. Dragon’s new 1/35 Ha-go is a beauty, easy to […]
Since everyone liked the Marine F3F-2, here’s a Navy F3F-2 of Fighting 6 aboard USS Enterprise. This is a model of the airplane that Fred MacMurray’s character “crashed” during the high altitude test in “Dive Bomber.” Again, done OOB with […]
This model represents an Beaufighter from 30 Squadron, RAAF. I have no further info on it except that the person I built it for was on the same island base in the Pacific where this group was. He was with […]
This 48th scale Tamiya build was based on a couple of photos I saw in Jim Sullivan’s excellent reference Squadron/Signal’s “Corsair in Action” publication. The “US Navy” font is a tad bigger than originally used, but it was the closest […]
For this one, I chose the scheme from the “Pink Aviation” skydiving aircraft. Unusal aircraft, and paint job !