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I have been building models since I was ten years old (with the usual interruptions- marriage-raising children etc.) I mainly build 1/48 aircraft and mostly like WWII themes.
The F-105D was a Mach 2 fighter bomber workhorse that conducted the majority of strike missions during the early years of the Vietnam war. A typical mission to North Vietnam from Takhli, Thailand, the F-105D carried two 450 gal wing [...]
Most enjoyable build of the Tamiya F-4B depicting an aircraft of VF-111 Sundowners when on March 6,1972 destroyed a Mig-17 north of Quang Lang airfield. Pilot and radar intercept officer at that time were Lt.Gary Weigand and Lt.Bill [...]
In the closing months of WWII the U.S. 8th air force were routinely mounting one thousand bomber raids on Germany with 700 or 800 fighter escort. 6/JG300 was on of the "assault fighter" units tasked with intercepting these [...]
In march 1945 the U.S. Navy had to rein in production of the Hellcat at Grumman's busy New York facility as production numbers reached a staggering 600 per month. All together a total of 12,275 Hellcats were produced in just over two [...]
The Ta-152C was the last produced version of the Focke-Wulf 190. Only three prototypes were completed enough to get call signs painted on before the end of hostilities. Of course the inner nerd in me just had to build all three!
CI+XM werk [...]
The Douglas Skyraider, affectionately known as the Spad or flying dump truck is the Tamiya 1/48 kit i purchased in 2001 if i recall correctly. I started building in 2002 but i was defeated by the four color cowling, i could not get the [...]
Otto Schulz, born on February 11,1911, served with II./JG 27 from 1940. He had achieved moderate success during the battle of Britain and the invasion of Russia but the bulk of his successes were achieved over North Africa, where he served [...]