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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.

1/48 SDB-1 Dauntless

Finally got this one finished after some stops and restarts since January 2021. I used the Accurate Miniatures SDB-3 kit for two reasons, one it's the one I had in my stash, and secondly most of the changes between the -1 and -3 were internal an[...]

1/48 Hasegawa F4U-5N Corsair

Latest off the bench as part of Jeffrey Kolln's @421stwidow Night Fighter Group is Cpt Eugene Derrickson's VMF(N)-513 Corsair. The -5 Corsair was considered the ultimate model in the Corsair line, with the -5N adding a radar dome, extra radio an[...]

1 :1 C-47 Thats All Brother

What a great weekend, Saturday was the Indianapolis Model Show and Sunday I paid a visit to the Butler County Regional Airport to see the C-47 "That's All Brother". Flown in by the Commemorative Air Force SW Division, the A/C actually dropped 10[...]

AMtech/Tamiya 1/48 FW-Ta183A Huckebein

Pulled this little gem out of the stash and finally finished her. Started in 1942 as Project VI under the direction of engineer Has Multhopp she however would never fly. Designed with a 40 degree mid-mounted sweep wing, 60 degree vertical stab [...]

1/48 Hasegawa P-47D-25

The latest off the bench for 2021 and my addition to what seems to be Hasegawa P-47 week on iModeler. I won't bore you with all that has been written about this kit, as it's well known by now. It doesn't have the great detail of Tamiya's offer[...]

Mauve 1/48 P-40N

My first completion of 2021 is the old Mauve P-40N kit that as has been collecting dust on my stash shelf. This model represents Kansas City Kitty III piloted by Capt Robert H. White, of the 8th Fighter Squadron, 49th Fighter Group, November, 19[...]

Flight 19 Lost Squadron 75th Anniversary Tribute AM 1/48 TBF-1C Avenger

As noted with Chuck Villanueva's post the lost of Flight 19 to this day remains a mystery. The Men: Cpt George W. Stivers Jr. was born in Piedmont , Missouri in 1920 and was a graduate of the US Navel Academy. He would serve with the 1st Raide[...]

Flight 19 Lost Squadron 75th Anniversary Tribute AM 1/48 TBF-1C Avenger

The History: As related by Chuck Villanueva this marks the 75th Anniversary of the mysterious lost of Flight 19. This event has sparked many theories as to what really happened on this rather routine flight and has inspired tales of alien abdu[...]

1/48 Hasegawa Ki-100-1 Empire of Japan Group Build

Thanks to Louis Gardner for starting this GB as it gave me a reason to build some of the Japanese A/C in my stash. The Ki-100-1 was quite a successful fighter and gave the allies all they could handle towards the end of the war. The Ki-100 was d[...]

1/48 Monogram T-6 Mosquito Korea: The Forgotten War GB

History The 6147th Tactical Control Group originated at Taejon, South Korea, within the "operations section" of the Joint Operations Center. Three pilots, and two Stinson L-5 Sentinels, were assigned as airborne forward air controllers. On 9 Ju[...]