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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.

Wings Over Houston - 2022

A few images from last weekend. A tough two years after rebuilding the SB2C-5 Engine and numerous problems with Carbs and a pesky Generator seal, the Beast is flying again and the engine is tight and purring. Weather at this year's show [...]

Wings Over Houston - 2021

A few images from last weekend. I'll admit, I was a bit rusty since I did not shoot much if anything last year and this year. Tested out a Sigma 60-600mm Sport lens on Friday and Sunday. Wow, it's pretty awesome! Will have to add it to [...]

NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2…

“A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, Saturday, May 30, [...]

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 [...]

1995 USS Carl Vinson, Coast of Pearl HarborCommemoration of the end of WWII

Fly Navy! (link)

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. (link)

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. (link)