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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.

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[...]

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[...]