Wanting to do a c-47/DC-3 for awhile now, but being space challenged even with 1/72 multi engine birds, and 1/144 being to fiddly for my aged fingers, I compromised on Monograms 1/90ish kit. Got it online a 1983 issue of […]
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Some photos that my father took in Taiden Korea circa1945/46,the crashed C-47 was a ‘Jungle Skipper’, I don’t know what the Japanese aircraft are, name that plane? Photo 8 is my father. By this time he was part of the […]
This might be of interest to all. I found this on you tube while researching my water wings build. The film was made by the grandfather of the person who posted it on you tube,Robert W Martens, although my father […]
1/72 Italeri, my first C 47, with Eduard photo etch, finished in Model Master enamels with Roo decals and Future, used by Aircraft Research and Development Unit to check navigation equipment at ADF air bases.
Airfix’s great representation of the C-47 Dakota this time finished as `Franche-Comte’ in French Indochina, using Berna decals and using a mix of Vallejo Model Air, Gunze and Citadel paints.
Built this kit several years ago and it was my first try at a multi-engine aircraft, after years of absence from this hobby. Built it to honor my dad who made 21 jumps from this type during the war. It’s […]
This aircraft was flown by the Group Commander of 94TCS / 438TCG, Colonel C. H. Young. The painting on the nose of the aircraft is of a sailing ship named Argonia. Argonia was the hometown of Colonel Young. I have […]
Well, it’s 9:15 p.m. Central and I just finished mowing my Dad’s yard. Now that work is over, I can contribute to the D-Day build. I know I said I could get this done in two weeks, and I probably […]
The AC-47 gunship was a test bed for the gun platform intended for AC-130 gunship. It was a devastating weapon. This Spooky replica has motorized props as well as an LED interior, I tried some photos in the dark but […]
Possibly the consummate D-Day representation. As with the LST, I detest painting figures SO MUCH, that the airplane looks rather “bare” without a load of troops waiting to board, but hey…at least I got the invasion stripes on straight (I […]