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US Army 1999-2008
Tamiya 1/72 F4U-1A Chance-Vought Corsair. Piloted by LT(jg) Doris "Chico" Freeman, VF-17 Jolly Rogers. He would claim two victories with VF-17 and an additional seven with VF-84.
Quinta Studios [...]
Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6.
I finished this up early last month, but didn't feel like shooting it until today.
Built out of the box, with only ceramic wire antenna added. Airbrushed with MRP RLM 74/75/76.
I can state with great confidence, this is the most detailed kit I’ve ever built in 1/72 scale. Somehow, the designers at Arma Hobby have figured out a way to make a 1/48 scale cockpit fit into a 1/72 scale model. The airframe, as well, [...]
Hasegawa 1/48 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden
Technical Air Intelligence Units (TAIU) were joint Allied military intelligence units formed during World War II to recover Japanese aircraft to obtain data regarding their technical and tactical [...]
Tamiya 1/72 Focke-Wulf FW-190D-9.
Built it Out of the Box, with a few minor improvements:
Masked / painted Reich Defense bands.
Opened barrels on cowling MGs.
24g hypodermic needles for wing root cannons.
5-Minute Epoxy wingtip lights.
Arma Hobby North American P-51C "Evalina" in 1/72 scale. Built Out of the Box. Finished in Alclad II Polished Aluminum, weathered with oils. The kits' decals are Techmod, and perfformed flawlessly. This is likely the most [...]
IPMS Three Rivers (Pittsburgh) held their annual show yesterday, for the 1st time since 2019. Typically a smallish show, there were 401 entries, which is the largest they've ever had. And, which rivals a Regional contest. The amount of [...]
Tora! Tora! Tora! Eduard's 1/48 Mitsubishi A6M2 "Zero". Easily Eduard's most sublime kit to date.
Built Out of the Box.
National Insignia masked & painted.
Unit ID Bands masked & painted.
Wing walkway warnings masked [...]
Five Bf 109 E-7s were acquired by the Japanese in 1941, without armament, for evaluation. While in Japan they received the standard Japanese hinomarus and yellow wing leading edges, as well as white numerals on the rudder. A red band [...]
Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang "Little Indian". Flown by 1st Lt. Harold Hettema Jr., Kalaikunda, India, 1945. I wasn't able to find much information on LT Hettema, other than:
He flew "Little Indian" as part of the 2nd [...]