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@tom-bebout Tom Bebout

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Baby boomer trying his hand at building models again for the first time. Things have certainly changed since I was 16. Tube cement, small testors bottles of paint and some decals, what more was needed? Started building again in 2009 and have begun learning some new skills and techniques ever since. Have lots of appreciation for those that do excellent work with this hobby, some of the results are truely museum quality. Hope to pass on a love for this hobby to my grandson.

Accurate Miniatures 1/48 P-51B

My latest is the Academy reboxing of AM's P-51B, and represents" Missouri Mauler" flown my Captain Willard Milllikan of the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group. He was involved in a mid-air collision with a wing mate while on a strafing ru[...]

PTO Tribute

My contribution to the VJ Day Anniversary and some of the models that I have posted here on iModeler. Stay safe my fellow modelers.

Tamiya 1/48 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden Empire of Japan GB

My second entry into Louis Gardner's Empire of Japan Group Build,. Thanks for the invitation Louis as I needed an excuse to build this kit and you provided it. This kit has been around for some time and has both raised as well as some recesse[...]

June 6, 1944

The liberation of Europe has begun. The attached link from The National Archives will display General Eisenhower's Order of the Day. RIP my father Paul Bebout, HHC, 1st Bn, 501st PIR, 101st Airborne Division. Your service to our country is recog[...]

1/48 Kakajima Ki-27 (Nate) Empire of Japan GB

This is one of my entries in the iModeler Empire of Japan Group Build initiated by Louis Gardner. There must be lots Japanese subjects in our respective stashes as the response to this GB has been tremendous. I know in my case I needed some rea[...]

Accurate Miniatures 1/48 RAF Mk-II Mustang

This is the old AM P-51A build as a Mk-II Mustang use by RAF 2 Squadron, Beny-sur-Mer, France in August 1944. Apparently only 50 were produced for the RAF and had the up rated Allison V-1710-81 engine and sported four .5 caliber machine guns. Th[...]

Hasegawa Spitfire MK XI PA-944

Another stash reduction build during the pandemic stay at home guidelines. This is my attempt at converting a MK IX Spitfire into a MK XI representing PA-944 used by the USAAF. After seeing the documentary concerning this aircraft, and its pilot[...]

Eduard 1/48 P-400 Airacobra

Latest off the bench is Eduard's kit of the P-400 Airacobra. With lots of spare time, because of the Covid-19 shelter in place orders, I've used this time to reduce some of my stash. Lots has been written about this kit as well as why it's calle[...]

Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1

I do enjoy building other subjects than P-40's especially when an actual person can be associated with a model. This is my rendition of Cpt. Edward"Bud" Shaw's Corsair when he served with VMF-213 with the Cactus Air Force on Guadalcanal. Shaw wa[...]

Hasegawa 1/48 P-40K-1

Just another P-40 from the Bebout Curtiss Factory, this one from Hasegawa. If you've build any of their P-40's you know they use various plug in parts, enabling them to produce several different P-40 versions using a base air frame. Many thanks [...]