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.
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[...]
Just a friendly reminder that the Nose Art Group Build is in progress and open for new entries. As of this posting, there are 29 members in the group, with 9 builds in progress and two completed. There are some colorful and interesting subjec[...]
Sometimes you see something that piques your interest enough to make you want to do something about it, and so it was with this model. The inspiration came from an article here on iModeler posted sometime last year. Without it, I would never h[...]
Here's my first model for the Nose Art Group Build, the venerable and somewhat ill-fitting Monogram P-51D. The kit was intended to honor my five year old grandson, who shares his name with John Meyer's famous Mustang "Petie". My friend Louis h[...]
The iModeler Nose Art Group Build is now officially on. This is for out of the ordinary paint schemes and nose art from any nation and any scale to cover aviation, automotive, armor or naval subjects. New or in progress builds. Deadline is Oc[...]
Just a friendly reminder that the Nose Art Group build will officially start in a few days on March 1st. It's open to all iModeler members and covers pretty much everything - any era, any scale; aviation, automotive, armor or naval subjects. [...]
I've received several questions about the March 1st start date for this build. I selected that day arbitrarily to give people some time to choose a project, but the response has been pretty good already, so if anyone participating would like to[...]