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@erich1962 Erich Goldbach

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Scientist by trade, happily married father of two boys living in California, been building models (mainly WWII aircraft) for 20 years now.

Hobby Craft 1/32nd Mustang MK.1A/F-6A (Kit #1713)

Subject Background: In March of 1943, 25 F-6A/P-51s were assigned to the 154th Observation Squadron of the 15th Air Force stationed at Oujda in French Morocco, North Africa. While operating there, No. 225 Squadron of the RAF frequently “borro[...]

Hobby Craft 1/48th Avia S-199

The Avia S-199 was the offspring of the famous Bf 109 and played a pivotal role in the Jewish War of Independence that resulted in the new state of Israel in the late 1940’s. This model represents an Avia S-199 from the No. 101 Sqdrn. that foug[...]

Hasegawa 1/48 scale F4U-4 Corsair.

Marine Fighting Squadron 215 (VMF-215) "The Fighting Corsairs" was a fighter squadron that was activated and fought during World War II. Following the surrender of Japan, the squadron was deactivated on November, 1946. The squadron was reactiva[...]

Dragon/DML 1/48th Scale Ho229A-1 Flying Wing

This model started its life in my good friend Franks capable hands and then just sort of died and was relegated to the pile of “doom” in his model cave. Well, I spied it and asked him about what was up with it. His response was “I hate that th[...]

1/32 Seafire L. Mk.III.

This modeling project was done about 10 years ago and is the results of a conversion of the Hasegawa 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.Vb to a Seafire L. Mk.III. This build was a joint venture. The basic building, cockpit interior and resin Seafire convers[...]

Hasegawa’s 1:48 scale Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden

This model is the 1/48th scale Hasegawa Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden (Thunderbolt) Allied code name “Jack” and represents an A/C belonging to the 332 Naval Air Group, based at Naruo Air Base Dec 1945. The model was built OOB with the addition of home[...]

Hobby Boss 1/48th Scale North American FJ-4 Fury

While I’m usually a “propeller” guy, I enjoy building early jet subjects from time to time for a change of pace. The FJ-4 was North American’s "Navalized" version of their famous F-86 Sabre. The kit was built for a good friend of mine who is an[...]

Revell of Germany 1/72nd Scale He-177 Greif (Griffon)

Brief Subject Background: The Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin) was the only operational long-range bomber to be flown in combat by the Luftwaffe. To reduce drag in the design to meet speed (310 mph at 18,000 ft) and diving bombing specifications[...]

Do 335s: It’s A Small World After All:

After seeing Walt’s 335 photo posts, I thought to myself “you know I’ve seen that model before”. Well, after some detective work (going through my completely unorganized model/air show photos folder) I found the incriminating photos! It seems[...]

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