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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.

IPMS Dayton Wright Flyers Annual Show

Spent a great Saturday at Dayton's annual show. Lots of vendors with some great deals and a total of 623 models on display. Below are just a sample of the quality of models that were on the tables. Bonus was talking to iModelers, Rick Wilkes, Al[...]

1/48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A

Latest off the bench is this old AM P-51A with some after market items. Really decent kit that one can assemble with not a lot of issues. Decent cockpit detail and over all shape is good, the only draw back is a rather thick canopy that runs thr[...]

IPMS Roscoe Turner Indianapolis Annual Model Show

Had an enjoyable day attending the annual Roscoe Turner model show in Indianapolis this Saturday. A very well attended show with over 600 models on display, plus plenty of vendors with good deals to be had. Below is just a small sample of some t[...]

1/48 Academy P-38L “Pathfinder”

I have a tendency to build kits during the winter months as it's tough to get the model mojo working when the weather is nice outside. This Academy kit is the latest off my bench, and one of the P-38 variances you don't see that often. It's the [...]

Blizzcon, IPMS Eddie Rickenbacker Model Show 02/16/2019

Had the privilege to attend the IPMS Columbus, Ohio model show where 486 models were on display. Some exceptional work for all to see plus lots of vendors, and some good deals to be had. Bonus was three iModelers' came to discuss and share inc[...]

Tamiya 1/48 He162 A-2 “Salamander”

Second build off the bench for 2019 is this HE162 A-2 Salamander. Wanted to build something unusual and with not a lot of parts for a quick relaxing build. This kit fulfills most of those requirements except most of the parts are rather tiny. Fo[...]

Tamiya 1/48 F-6D “Nose Art Group Build”

My first off the bench for 2019 is Tamiya's old P-51D completed as an F-6D Recce bird from the 10th Photo Reconnaissance Group. This aircraft was flown by Lt. John R. "Red" Ellis, who obviously was from the great state of Kentucky. The art work [...]

100 Years of the RAF, 56 Squadron, cira 1942, Hawker Typhoon MK-IA, Hasegawa 1/48

My entry in the RAF Group build includes this Hawker Typhoon from Hasegawa. This aircraft began with some troublesome shortcomings but was given the go ahead using the improved Saber IIA engine. The risks were considered reasonable since it was [...]

1/48 amt p-40n

Another entry from what Louis Gardner has termed the "Bebout Curtiss Factory." This is my attempt at trying to build two kits at the same time, which is a bit of a challenge, but nothing as crazy as when Louis does 6 Spitfires at a time. This mo[...]

1/48 AMT P-40N Lulu Belle

Just of my table is this P-40N Lulu Belle, driven by 2nd Lt Philip Adair. 2Lt Adair would make a name for himself by single handily attacking a flight of 24 Sally bombers escorted by 34 Oscar fighters. He bagged an Oscar, damaged 2 others along[...]