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.
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 raids. On January 14,[...]
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 years! This[...]
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 # 110[...]
Many thanks to the Imodeler team for this beautiful Eduard Hellcat! This kit has been on my wish list for awhile many thanks.
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 natural [...]
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 from [...]
Joe Caputo's Fujimi Dora inspired me to dig out a couple of old pics (please excuse the quality) of my Fujimi Dora built more than thirty years ago! that's when it was the only dora in that scale. the box art was striking and the kit looked like[...]