I’m returning to modeling after a long hiatus and courtship with RC scale modeling. I’m an aircraft maintenance supervisor working for the company formerly known as Continental Airlines. Been fortunate enough to work and fly on several WWII aircraft, which are my favorite subjects, especially the lesser known ones and the ones with oddball paint jobs.
This started off as my first choice for the Movie group build and was supposed to be the Brubaker Panther from "The Bridges at Toko Ri" until about several others announced intentions to do the same airplane. Not being a herd animal and despera[...]
We have our grandkids for a few days while our teacher daughters prepare for school to start next week. Our granddaughter and my wife toddled off to her gymnastics practice, leaving me with two somewhat bored young boys, ages 7 and 9, who need[...]
This is the last "official" day of the Nose Art Group Build, so it's time to get wrapped up and start posting your work! It's been great watching all your projects coming together and I'm pretty excited to see the finished results. As always, [...]
We're in the final push of the Nose Art group Build. Deadline is March 31, 2019, but no need to feel rushed, entries will continue to be accepted past that date. Hope everyone is having fun with their builds and I'm really looking forward to s[...]
The Group build is still in full swing, and by popular demand I've decided to extend the deadline once again until March 31, 2019. Hopefully, that will give everyone a little more time to complete their models for this and the other groups that[...]
Just a friendly reminder that the Nose Art Group Build is still ongoing. The deadline is January 31, 2019, but if anyone still wants to participate and needs additional time, please let me know and I can extend the deadline. I know there are m[...]
Louis Gardner was kind enough to put up with Joe Caputo and me for an entire day that turned into quite a memorable one. The tour of the American Aero Services shop in New Smyrna Beach, FL, was the icing on the cake, but most important was meet[...]
The Nose Art Group Build is still in progress, so I thought I'd throw in a little inspiration for those looking for a subject. These are modern aircraft that may not be for the faint of heart, but they are pretty cool!
No nose art forum would be complete without a B-17 in it, as that airplane is pretty much the poster child for that genre. Look for nose art on any search engine and chances are the first hit you'll get will be a B-17. After the Monogram Musta[...]
Just a friendly reminder that the Nose Art Group build is in progress and awaiting new projects. Due to requests from several participants, I'm going to extend the finish date to January 30, 2019 to allow for completion of models in the other g[...]