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1/48 Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, The Great Mariana’s “Turkey Shoot” Lt. Arthur “Payne” Whiteway, VF-16 “Fighting Airedales” USS Lexington

by Louis Gardner on June 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 33 Comments

Today and tomorrow marks the 73rd Anniversary of the Mariana’s “Turkey Shoot”, which happened on June 19th and 20th, 1944. It is sometimes called the battle of the Philippine Sea, where the Japanese lost an estimated 550 – 645 aircraft, […]

Douglas SBD-3, “Dauntless”, ‘Scouting Six’, USS Enterprise

‘S-1’ was a “Dauntless” assigned to Scouting Squadron Six, (VS-6) and was flown from USS Enterprise, (CV-6), by Lt. Wilmer “Earl” Gallaher. Lt. Gallaher flew this aircraft, putting the first of four 1,000 pound bombs delivered by Enterprise pilots, into […]

Midway Group Build 1/48 Hasegawa Aichi D3A1 Type 99 (Val)

by Tom Bebout on June 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

In addition to the Midway Campaign the Japanese began their offensive in the Aleutians by staging a bombing raid on the Naval Base at Dutch Harbor on June 3, 1942. Strike force aircraft were launched from the carriers Junyo and […]

Nakajima B5N2, Type 97, Model 3, Carrier Attack Plane,

Hey Folks! Kicking off my contributions to this awesome Group Build, (Thank you Louis, for organizing, Martin for allowing, and Chuck for that beautiful introduction and dedication) Is the mount of Lt Tomonaga Joichi, who led the first strike against […]

Hasegawa 1/72 SBD-2 Dauntless @ Midway

by Greg Kittinger on June 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

What began as an OOB build turned into something a bit more complex. I had 2 SDB’s in the stash to pick from for the Midway group build, and selected the Hasegawa SDB-3. The Midway decal set I was able […]

Coral Sea; Part Two… Aichi D3A1, Type 99, Carrier Bomber

Part Two, is the 1:48 scale Hasegawa kit, and it is in the markings of an aircraft flown from IJN Zuikaku, by Lt. Tomatsu Ema, (Pilot) with W/O Azuma, (Gunner).

P-47s flown by Mike Gladych in the 56th Fighter Group

by Tom Cleaver on June 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Writing in the “Flight Journal,” P-47 special issue, famed Grumman test pilot Corky Meyer – the last actual “airplane person” to head a major airplane company – named the P‑47 Thunderbolt the “best fighter of World War II ‑ ETO.” […]

1/72 Japanese WW2 Aircraft

by jim wasley on May 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Thought I might put up some aircraft I built a while back they are all 1/72 the zero is Academy and the other 2 are Hasegawa, both with name tags so you can see each model type, the build and […]

1/48 Hasegawa Junkers Ju-87D-3 Stuka, II / Stg 2, “T6 + EK” winter 1943-44 “Ost Front”

by Louis Gardner on May 24, 2017 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

Here’s one of the Luftwaffe planes I removed from the display case a few days ago,then took a series of pictures. I removed 4 Luftwaffe subjects to take pictures of in all. (I’ll post the others here in a few […]

Hasegawa 1:48 Scale, Nakajima B5N2, Type 97, Model 3, Carrier Attack Plane.

Another kit that was really a great time building. Typical Hasegawa quality product, and one of their fairly new Japanese subject line. I think these are a labor of love and a source of nation pride! Even the horrible decals […]