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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.

Revell 1/48 P-47N Thunderbolt

This is my latest off the bench and one that gave me lots of problems. Most if not all of the issues were self inflicted. The kit supplied cockpit is OK but wanting more I found a True Detail set a.k.a. Victor, that I was really happy with and [...]

1/48 Tamiya P-47D “Miss Mutt”

Latest off the bench is LTC Robert Rowland's "Miss Mutt" which also carried the marking Pride of Lodi, Ohio. Rowland's birth place was in fact Lodi, Ohio, where he was born in 1917. He graduated in 1935 and then attended Ohio State University an[...]

Mom’s 1/48 Academy P-38

This build is a tribute to my late mother and is not representative of any P-38 that actually flew. However, I did steal the nose work idea from Richard Bongs' P-38. Years ago when I started building models again mom asked me if I would build he[...]

IPMS Cleveland Show

Some additional pics from the really large Cleveland model show, where competition was strong. Seemed every modeler came with their A game. And of course Jim Harley comes with his one little model placed in the bottom of the kits box and takes f[...]

AMT 1/48 P-40k

Oh no, not another P-40 Tom! Yep this happens to be number 19 in my collection with five more build able kits in the stash. Had been looking for a P-40K for some time now so I could build this colorful version flown by Lt R. Johnson Overcash wit[...]

1/48 Tamiya P-51B

The Bebout Curtiss P-40 factory decided it was time to build another pony. Actually, I started this model as a duel build along with my P-40M Wairarapa Wildcat. However, disaster stuck as the Tamiya decals broke into hundreds of little pieces [...]

1/48 Mauve P-40M/KittyHawk III

Latest off the bench is the old Mauve kit depicted as the mount that Pilot Officer Geoffrey Fisken flew with 14 Squadron on Guadalcanal in 1943. Added a seat plus some Ultracast wheels to spice her up a bit. A combination of Tamiya paints and M[...]

AMT 1/48 P-40N “Rosie the Riviter”

Rosie is my entrance into the Teeth and Fangs GB here on iModeler. This A/C flew with the 49th Fighter Group, 7th Fighter squadron, and that's all the information I could find concerning this P-40. I did locate a single B/W photo of the original[...]

Where It All Started

Traveled up the road to Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport to see the 1911 Wright Flyer replica, and climb through some of the Collins Foundation aircraft. They were also selling rides on all aircraft today. Not spacious by any imagination, I couldn[...]

IPMS- Military Modelers Club of Louisville Show

After a stressful four weeks in North Carolina and at home I was able to travel down the Ohio River to attend the Louisville show. Lots of really nice models on the tables, 360+ to be exact. Here are some of the examples that caught my eye. Thei[...]