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@blackadder57 George Henderson

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Heavy equipment operator in a gold mine. Strictly 1/48 aircraft with a penchant for oddball schemes

Nichimo 1:48 Spitfire Mk.IX(?)

This started as serious build, but when I put the plastic up against scale plans, absolutely nothing lined up and I wasn't sure what Mark it was. Usually I'm not a rivet counter, but it was the rivets that threw me off. Bazillions of over-scale [...]

PTO tribute

"Foxy" from the 45th FS/15th FG based on Iwo Jima, 1945 Not a very happy ending to this beautifully marked aircraft which is "parked" under that pile of smoke It was struck by the aircraft "parked" upside-down The end result

Hasegawa 1:48 Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero (Captured Pt.2)

This is my third and final entry into this awesome GB (Many thanks for the invite Louis) This aircraft represents one of many in the so-called "surrender markings", white all-over with green crosses. Why were they done like this? I'll copy/paste[...]

Tamiya 1:48 Mitsubishi A6M3 (Captured)

This is my entry into the "The Empire of Japan 1919-1946 GB" This aircraft was restored to flying condition by the joint USAAF/USN/Royal Australian Air Force Technical Air Intelligence Unit (TAIU) at Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Australia in late 1942 [...]

Photographing Models

I was asked about my camera set-up for taking photos. I use a Canon EOS Rebel T3. I have the Mode Dial set to (Aperature Priority). I set the f stop to 32, my highest which allows everything to be in focus. The first two photos show my screen s[...]

Hasegawa 1/48 A6M5 Type 52 Zero (Captured)

My entry in the The Empire of Japan 1919-1946 GB. Build seen here... Many thanks to Louis Gardner for the invite

Trumpeter 1:48 MiG-3 Late Version

This is said to be the aircraft of Capt. A.V. Schopov, of 6 IAP, 6 IAK (Fighter Air Corps), IA-PVO (Moscow Air Defence), winter 1941/42. There is no photo of the aircraft. The box top shows gun pods under the wings but none are in the kit so tha[...]

Tamiya 1:48 F2A-2/Model 339D Buffalo

F2A - Dutch East Indies Model 339D captured by the Japanese in March '42 and tested at the Tachikawa Army Air Force base in Japan. Another in my growing fleet of "Captured"/Odd ball schemes. Did this back in my brush painting days. Not much reco[...]

Eduard 1:48 Bf- 109G-6

This is the aircraft as flown by Rudolf Bozik (10.7. 1920-27. 6. 2000) during Sept. 1944. These are the Slovak Combined Squadron. This is from the Bunny Fighter Club Dual Combo, two kits in one box + a spiffy T-shirt. When you are a BFC member y[...]

Hasegawa 1:48 CF-104D

CF-104D, Lockheed model 583-04-15, Lockheed construction number 583A-5303, RCAF serial number 12633, Mk.1 (Dual Training Aircraft), built by Lockheed. Taken on service March 23, 1962; it served the 448 Test Squadron "Central Experimental and Pro[...]