Monogram B-25 Mitchell – Air Apache – 1/48 scale
This model is not mine. I acquired this model after my good friend, Darrell Cochran, passed away suddenly in 2010. After his passing, his wife asked those of us in the model club if we would assist her in inventorying Darrell’s collection. It was quite a task. I think Darrell had over 3000 model kits in his collection. Darrell was a frequent First Place winner at many IPMS/USA Nationals and, I believe, a Best of Show – Aircraft Winner as well. Some of his builds are even in the F-89 and F4U Detail & Scale books.
I asked his wife if I could have this model. I wanted this model for a very special reason. This was the first model I saw when I attended my first scale model club meeting. At the time, 1986, my modeling skill’s were less than stellar (I was 15 years old). I just marveled over this model when Darrell brought it. This model was the standard to which all my other builds were to be measured.
I am proud to be the custodian of this model to ensure Darrell’s legacy lives on. I don’t know where the rest of his built collection went, but I know this one is safe.
4 additional images. Click to enlarge.