I returned to modeling several years ago after a long hiatus and courtship with RC scale modeling. I’m an aircraft maintenance control supervisor recently retired from 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.
"Rawjah, Rabbit Leedah...!" Here is Tamiya's 1/48 Spitfire Mk I. The model represents aircraft DW-O, L1043 of 610 Squadron based at Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain. I chose this particular scheme for two reasons. One was nostalgia - t[...]
This model starts with a website I had a long time ago that was started as a place to store all the photos I had taken during my barnstorming airplane mechanic days. An email arrived one day from a gentleman in Japan named Kenichi Kimoto, who w[...]
Since watching "McHale's Navy" and the movie "PT-109" when I was a kid, I've been fascinated with PT boats. I decided I needed a change of pace and this was what came of it. The kit is the oldest in Revell's inventory, having been introduced i[...]
This is the AMT 1/48 scale A-20G in the markings of the 646th Bomb Squadron, 410th Bomb Group, 9th Air Force based at Gosfield, UK during the Normandy invasion. Kit was built mostly OOB with the addition of the True details resin wheels and lif[...]
It came on right before the national anthem at 10:30 PM as the TV station was signing off for the night. This is one of the reasons I like F-104's...
This one starts off with a website I had some years ago which was used to store the photos I had taken of various airplanes I had crossed paths with in my travels as a wandering aircraft mechanic. An email arrived one day from a gentleman in Ja[...]
Here is my Seafire FR47, built from the Airfix kit. Built pretty much OOB with the addition of Barracuda resin cameras to fill in the empty spaces behind the clear camera ports. Paint was Floquil extra dark sea gray on the upper surfaces, and [...]
I was in Florida last week to visit my son and had the opportunity to meet some of the guys I've met and befriended here on iModeler. We had a great time talking about model airplanes, baseball, football, grandkids and just whatever happened to[...]
For all you naval freaks out there - the battleship USS Texas (BB-35) celebrated her 100th anniversary yesterday. She's a grand old ship, and well worth the visit if you happen to be in the Houston area:
My four year old grandson was rummaging through some boxes in the garage the other day. He got excited about something he found and soon was running up to me waving this model airplane in his hand. "Papa!" he shouted. "What's this?" This, if[...]