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@davidathomas David A. Thomas

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Local minister, I mostly work in 1:48 scale WW2 scale modeling.

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Evergreen Air and Space Museum, McMinnville, Oregon, USA

Greeting, iModelers. A week ago I road tripped down to McMinnville, Oregon with some friends to see the air and space museum. There is a modest but nevertheless impressive collection there of aircraft across the history of flight, from a 1:1 mod[...]

Restoration Debacle and Redemption

Very obviously not my work, but I felt it worthy of note. The link is below but the skinny is that an attempt to restore a priceless Spanish cultural treasure was botched. Professionals stepped in and saved the day, restoring the work to its for[...]

Legacy Build: ICM 1:35 Model T Great War Ambulance

THE LEGACY BACKSTORY My grandfather, Roger Allen Burrell (1894-1981), was born in Spokane, Washington to Alexander Burrell and Abigail née Kiersted. While his mother’s Dutch heritage reached back into early 17th colonial New York (then New Ne[...]

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Kasserine Pass/Tunisia Campaign Hasegawa 1:48 Free French Hurribomber

This is my second contribution to the Kasserine Pass/Tunisia Campaign Group Build… The Narrative Borrowing a page from David Leigh-Smith, I have imagined the following story to accompany my presentation of the Hasegawa 1:48 Hawker Hurricane Mk[...]

“Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war”… Kasserine Pass Build Group A-20B Havoc

First, a thanks to all who've participated in the Kasserine Pass/Tunisia Campaign Group Build, which has been a blast and has already seen some remarkable submissions with more to come. Before I get into my own contribution, I would like to of[...]

Kasserine Pass-Tunisia GB Update

Well, it has been about 4 months since we started the Kasserine Pass Group Build ( and the Group has been graced by some remarkable work-in-progress threads, by some remarkable modelers. The purpose of this headline is to call attention to them,[...]

The Wooden Bee and the Story of the Auca Five

Here is my modest contribution to the Year of the Cat, and it is simultaneously a legacy build. The former is tenuously justified by the fact that the model in question bears the nickname “Cub” (the PA-14 Piper Cub, to be precise). I have search[...]

The Golden Age of Modeling

This is about a model I want to build. As my profile indicates, I am a college professor. This past semester I was chatting with one of my students, one Andrew Schaffner, himself a veteran of Afghanistan. He mentioned that his grandfather flew [...]

Academy P-38M Nightmare…er, Night Lightning (or) the P-38M in Japan and Why It Matters to Me

Warning: This is a lengthier than usual post, so read on at your own peril. History of the Bird The P-38M captured my imagination some time ago, and I decided this point in my return to modeling was my chance to act. In fact, my digging ar[...]
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