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Having been away from scale modeling for over 40 years, I have decided to step back in and get involved. I am a Life Member of the Commemorative Air Force and a member of the West Texas Wing. We are the keepers of the only flying SB2C-5 Helldiver in the world. I am currently the XO for the Wing which translates into I’m the go-to, do everything guy for the Wing Lead. I really enjoy being around the history of the planes and it has rejuvenated my love of modelling.

On this day, 75 years ago…..

75 years ago, "Victory in Europe" was celebrated. Also known as "VE Day," or just "V-Day," it was the mark of the end of WWII in Europe. Due to COVID-19, this year's Arsenal of Democracy Flyover in the United States has been postponed till lat[...]

1995 USS Carl Vinson, Coast of Pearl Harbor – Commemoration of the end of WWII

Fly Navy!

A Trip down Memory Lane…The Aurora, Revell, Monogram Models Story

Something I stumbled upon from a fellow modeller. A brief History of some of the giants in models. Enjoy.

Exciting News from AirCorps Library

I've been a subscriber to AirCorps Library for a few year now. I've been able to get several manuals for the CAF SB2C-5 Helldiver and a few other aircraft. They've had drawings in the past, but this is a WHOLE new chapter in their story. An[...]

Early memories – a 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk II and a 1/48 Hasegawa P-47D Razorback Thunderbolt

Not having dabbled in any serious modelling in over 40 years, I had decided to start this long lost Hobby again. Beginning with where it all began for me, my Father and the first two models I ever worked on. I don’t remember the exact year, bu[...]

On this day, 75 years ago…..

Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – December 15, 1944) Glenn Miller was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best-known big bands. In just four years, he scored 17 number-one records and 59 top ten hits - mo[...]

Wings Over Houston 2019

Finally finished reviewing and editing the several thousand images. Culled them down to a respectable set. Enjoy. Here are a few highlights. Follow the link to see more.

Helldiver Down

As some of you know or you will learn, I am a big SB2C Helldiver fan. A major work is in the planning stage for a Dio with several planes. Why am I such a fan? I am a member of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) based in Dallas Texas, USA. I [...]

Old Friends and a New Place

With the boy child moving out of the nest, the need to renovate the upstairs became a topic of discussions initiated by my wife, She Who Must Be Obeyed. Since my Camera/Office room upstairs was the biggest space and often never used for anythi[...]