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@eb801 Eric Berg

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Been building models forever, minus a long gap between then and now, thanks to my late uncle who worked for Revell in Santa Monica in the 50’s.

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1:48 HobbyBoss F8F-1 Bearcat “Beetle Bomb” Blue Angels

Here’s my grimy looking Blue Angels’ F8F-1 “Beetle Bomb” Bearcat circa late 1949 as it might have looked after a hard weekend working an airshow. Note the attached photo of the actual plane. By early 1948 the Blue Angels were flying four blue F[...]

1/24 Tamiya Austin Mini Cooper 1275 S Mk.I

Now this was one blast of a car to put together! Brought back high school memories when my pal took me out for a weekend pre-rally warm up drive in his mid 60’s S when it was almost new. I was his navigator. We went around a hairpin and he inten[...]

Revell Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

I don’t do cars. Since I resumed modeling in the early 90’s, I’ve built nothing but planes. Sure, I’ve slapped together a couple of Tom Daniels/George Barris silly cars along the way, but for the most part, strictly the airborne stuff. Two yea[...]

Airfix P-51D “Big Beautiful Doll” 1/48

Yes…another P-51 build and another “Big Beautiful Doll”. This “Doll” is painted in its last known markings as piloted by Col. John Landers at the time he took over command of the 361FG in England July 1945 after VE day. Landers flew two P-51’s[...]

1945 P-38 Children’s Menu – no kidding!

Thought you all might find this die cut P-38 kids menu interesting. Printed on both sides with metallic silver ink and dated 11-29-1945, this was an option for families who patronized the Sky Room Café, a restaurant and bar once located inside t[...]

Kitty Hawk 1/48 XF5U-1 “Flying Flapjack”

I really like modeling propeller driven X-planes. When Kitty Hawk came out with this 48th scale XF5U-1 “Flying Flapjack” in early 2016, I jumped on it. I built this straight out of the box as it has everything you need including PE seat harnes[...]

1:48 Eduard He 280 Experimental Jet

Here’s what I thought would be an E-Z weekend build: Eduard’s 1:48 He 280 ProfiPACK 2018 re-pop. The molds have held up well considering they date back to circa 2005 when Eduard was just starting their rise to excellence and began issuing new st[...]

1:48 Meng P-51D “Da Quake”

This is Meng’s most excellent 1:48 P-51D. I’m sure most of you have read how it is possible (but not quite) to build this kit without glue. It’s true, but believe me, this is no beginner’s model. Nor is it a bang it out build. Fun? Absolutely! [...]

Roadtrip Flyby: The Erickson Aircraft Collection

The Erickson Aircraft Collection Museum is located at the Madras Airport, a 45 minute drive north of Bend, Oregon on Hwy 26 near the intersection of Hwy 97N. The collection was originally founded by Jack Erickson of sky crane and aerial firefigh[...]

1/48 Airfix Gloster Meteor F.8

I’ve had a great time building the last few years’ worth of 1/48th Airfix new tools, so I figured why not give their 2016 issue Gloster Meteor F.8 a go. I assumed this kit would live up to the ease of Airfix’s recent Spitfires, P-51D, Defiant, [...]
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