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1/72 Fujimi D3A Val dive bomber

by Rick Wilkes on June 7, 2017 · in Uncategorized — 9 Comments

This model is marked as the aircraft of the commander of the dive bomber squadron on the IJN Hiryu, LT Kobayashi Michio. He led the Hiryu’s first attack of 18 Val’s & 6 Zeros that launched at about 1045. After […]

Skymax 1/72d TBD-1 & Airfix 1/72d A6M2

by Rick Wilkes on June 7, 2017 · in Aviation — 13 Comments

I’ve decided to concentrate on the history rather than the models in my Midway GB posts. 12 TBD-1’s of VT-3 led by LCDR Lance E. (Lem) Massey spotted the Japanese carriers at about 1015. Initially the Zeros were kept at […]

1/48 Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat VF-6, USS Enterprise “6-F-5” Midway Group Build

by Louis Gardner on June 7, 2017 · in Aviation — 17 Comments

I really liked this colorized photo that shows F4F-4 Wildcats on the deck of the USS Enterprise, sometime during March of 1942. This picture was originally posted by Rob Pollock as a part of his usual “Friday Briefing” . Thanks […]

My father and the 87th Infantry in Europe 1944-1945

My dad, John H. “Johnny” Brantley was one of 13 children born to a cotton-picking, share-cropping couple in Milam county Texas. Born in 1923, he was the fourth son and fourth oldest. My grandparents lived in poverty that is seldom […]

My “Model of the Month” Award Kit Just Arrived! (1/350 Hobby Boss Dunkerque review)

by Ulf Lundberg on June 7, 2017 · in News · Reviews — 16 Comments

I was very proud and to be awarded the ”Model of the Month” in April and I’m even more happy now that the award kit has arrived. @editor Martin, our editor, sent me a list of kits to choose from, […]

Academy 1/72 F4 Wildcat. Lt Wilmer. E. Rawie

by David Mills on June 7, 2017 · in Aviation — 16 Comments

Lt. Wilmer E. Rawie The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Wilmer Ernest Rawie (NSN: 0-81338), United […]

Midway Group Build, 1/48 Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat Lt E. Scott McCuskey

by Tom Bebout on June 7, 2017 · in Aviation — 11 Comments

My final build for the Midway Group is a Wildcat from VF-3 on Yorktown flown by Lt Scott McCuskey. From Little Rock, Arkansas, Scott enlisted in the Navy in 1938 and got his wings and ensign’s commission in the Reserves […]

We’re Taking iModeler to the Next Level

by Editor on June 7, 2017 · in News — 115 Comments

Dear all, You have learned to know iModeler as a work of one person: its inventor, developer and @editor Martin. Outside of iModeler, Martin has a track record in software engineering, a job at a bank, a family, a stash […]

North American X15, 66670, NASA, Edwards Air Force Base California 1961.

by Allan J Withers on June 7, 2017 · in Aviation — 23 Comments

1/72 Monogram, I shortened the fuselage and removed some things to convert the kit back to the original X15, hinged the rudder and elevators also scribed the panel lines, finished in Revell and MM enamels with Future and Xtracrylix flat […]

D-Day, June 6, 1944

by Tom Bebout on June 6, 2017 · in Photo Collections — 6 Comments

I would call my dad every June 6, and ask him if he remembered what he was doing on that date years ago. Always got the same answer, “Hell yes I do, lucky to have lived through it.” Pics are […]