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Arrrrgh she be done!

by Rob Anderson on November 18, 2016 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

Fredrick “Big Jim” Streig was one of the original member’s of “Blackburn’s Irregulars” The Jolly Rogers of VF-17. Born in Sacramento California he earned his wings of gold and was commissioned as an Ensign October 1, 1942. He was with […]


Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D Vought Corsair

by Louis Gardner on October 29, 2016 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Here is my Tamiya Corsair, built as it served with VF-84 on board the US Aircraft Carrier “Bunker Hill”. You just can’t have enough of them !!!!!! (At least I can’t) This one was built using the kit parts to […]


Corsair build, some tips, and what a great fit

by Rob Anderson on October 17, 2016 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

First, the beer. I am not in general fond of Pumpkin beers, especially ones from larger breweries. As often as not it is like they tried to stuff a pie in a bottle with some alcohol. But here in the […]


Tamiya 1/48 Corsair IV

by Tom Cleaver on October 16, 2016 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

The Fleet Air Arm was interested in the Corsair as soon as they heard about it, and began receiving Corsairs under Lend-Lease in 1943. At a time when the U.S. Navy was declaring the Corsair unsuitable for operations aboard an […]


F4U-1D Corsair VMF-214 USS Franklin (CV-13) F3b 45

by Brian Scott on October 14, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Another one of thise fantastic Tamiya Corsair . Painted with Tamiya paints ; Enjoy 🙂 Cheers Brian


1/48 Tamiya F4U-2 Lt. Charles Canif VMF(N) -532 Kagman Field Saipan April 1944

by Brian Scott on October 1, 2016 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Another one of those Fantastic Tamiya Corsair builds . Finished with Tamiya paints and montex mask . Enjoy 🙂


VF-17 national insignia, red, white and blue, or?…

by Rob Anderson on October 1, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 11 Comments

As I continue on with my 1/32 Corsair project I have spent a great deal of time researching VF-17s F4U-1As used during their two tours in the Solomon Islands. Much has been written about US national insignia during 1943 and […]


Engine, engine, number……..

by Rob Anderson on September 28, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 11 Comments

Small update on the Corsair, as has been noted elsewhere the engine is not quite the correct version for an F4U-1A, but it is close enough once enclosed in the cowling. I did add a prop control from the Vector […]


Skipper Jussi “The Bag” 69 – Zvezda 1:100 Skipper Riley

by IT Lahtinen on September 15, 2016 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Please meet the famous Skipper Riley’s not so well know twin brother Jussi ”The Bag” 69 from Finlandia (The right translation from the original name Jussi Pussi 69 is Jussi The Plastic Bag 69, but “The Bag” is much shorter […]


Arghhhh there be bogey’s about the islands…..

by Rob Anderson on August 31, 2016 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Continuing on with my Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1A Jolly Rogers Corsair, wow what a kit. As others have said it is better engineered than their Mustang. Not a shake and bake, but just beautiful. So far the only extras are the […]