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Light tank identified- MK VI

by Robert Royes on June 6, 2017 · in Armor — 7 Comments

Thanks to Jim Wasley’s recent MK VI light tank build, I finally was able to identify a Dinky Die cast survivor from my yout, given to me by my uncle in the before time. Thanks Jim.

1/35 LAV(A)-2

by jim wasley on June 6, 2017 · in Armor — 20 Comments

Hope you fly guys don’t mind if I throw a sea land vehicle in as these guys fought in the Pacific,the kit is a Italeri, it went together on it’s own it was that easy,I used some artistic licence with […]

Midway and Aleutians Remembrance…a tiny contribution

by Bert_j on June 6, 2017 · in Armor — 10 Comments

Hi Folks: Here’s a small reminder of the Aleutians campaign, inspired by a Bing Images photo of a long-abandoned Japanese Type 41 75mm mountain gun on Kiska. The kit is a 1/35th offering from Fine Molds.

2nd Lt Archie Maltby remembers D-Day

by Tom Cleaver on June 6, 2017 · in Aviation — 5 Comments

Today is the 73rd anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy. I remember Gladwyn Hill (“Gladhill”) AP’s “Man with the 8th” who made the first broadcast of the invasion from a bomber overhead telling me “they opened a hatch and I […]

Academy 1/48th Lockheed P-38E Lightning, USAAC,343rd FG,54th FS,Aleutian Island Campaign June 1942

by Chuck A. Villanueva on June 6, 2017 · in Aviation — 21 Comments

The P-38E with the 54th Fighter Squadron actually appeared a little later in the campaign in the harsh Alaskan environment. Operating out of Elmendorf Field some units detached and forward deployed at Ft Randall. The 54th was the only unit […]

Midway Group Build 1/48 Monogram P-39 Airacobra 42nd Fighter Sqd

by Tom Bebout on June 5, 2017 · in Aviation — 15 Comments

On June 3,1944 the Japanese began their offensive against American forces station in Alaska, at Dutch Harbor. Most of their bombs fell into the harbor and little damaged occurred. They would return on June 4th and set oil storage tanks […]

Meanwhile back in the north, 1/72 Hasegawa P-40E 18th F.S.,11th A.F. Adak

by Robert Royes on June 5, 2017 · in Aviation — 6 Comments

Actually according to what I read, the 18th F.S. didn’t arrive in the Aleutians with their P-40’s until the late 1942. So technically it’s not part of the group? Anyway this is the old Hasegawa kit build right out of […]

Douglas TBD-1, “Devastator”, ‘Torpedo Eight’, USS Hornet-Part Two

by Frederick J Seitz III on June 5, 2017 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

“Many of my friends are now dead. To a man, each died with a nonchalance that each would have denied as courage. They simply called it lack of fear. If anything great or good is born of this war, it […]

Grumman F4F-4, “Wildcat”, ‘Fighting Three’, USS Yorktown

by Frederick J Seitz III on June 5, 2017 · in Aviation — 7 Comments

This is the always popular 1:48 scale Tamiya kit, of LeRoy Grumman’s tough little fighter. This model represents the aircraft flown by Mach. Thomas F. Cheek on the morning of 4 June, 1942. During that action Mach. Cheek, was credited […]

Vought SB2U-3, “Vindicator”, ‘VMSB-241’, Midway Atoll

by Frederick J Seitz III on June 5, 2017 · in Aviation — 9 Comments

This model represents a “Vindicator” attached to Marine Bombing Squadron Two Forty One, (VMSB-241). It was flown by 2nd Lt. Sumner Whitten, with Sgt. Frank E. Zelnis, as gunner. After unsuccessfully attacking the Japanese battleship HMIJNS Haruna, “Number Eleven” was […]