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Paul Fisher isn’t the only one in danger (GOOD NEWS UPDATE)

"Fueled by winds, the wildfire jumped ridges from Pulga to Concow and down into Paradise, a town of 26,000 people about 85 miles north of Sacramento. Residents awoke to the stench of smoke and the morning horizon drenched in an ashen-orange [...]

New kit news – Tamiya 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk. I

Here are a few "factory photos" of a brand-new 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk. I kit by Tamiya. This kit is set for release in December, and we hope to see more of it in Telford during the weekend. For now, we'll let the pictures do all the talking.. [[...]

On This Day…November 8th.

On 8th November 1942 the first U.S. troops lnded in French North Africa with the invasion of Morocco and Algeria. It was hoped (rightly) that the French officers (who had reached an ‘accommodation’ with the Nazis) would baulk at fighting the Ame[...]

Canada’s Remembrance Day just around the corner.

My 9 year old son has been able to display two of his armour builds in his school as one of the events they are doing to remember Canada's fallen. he is pretty chuffed about it.

On This Day…November 7th.

Originally a passenger ship for operating on the Black Sea, the hospital ship 'Armenia' was sunk on 7th November 1941 by a German torpedo armed Heinkel He 111 while evacuating civilians, hospital staff, and wounded soldiers from the Crimea. Even[...]

On This Day…November 6th.

A stunning Department of Navy photo showing an aerial view of the USS Oaklahoma after being refloated at Pearl Harbour. Taken 6th November, 1943. Been a lot of posts about Glenn Miller on iModeler recently here and today is the anniversary [...]

On This Day…4th November.

General Wilhelm von Thoma surrenders to Montgomery at the 8th Army HQ after the second Battle of El-Alamein on November 4th, 1942. Von Thoma unwittingly gave away the existence of the V1rocket program while a POW, leading to the mass bombing of [...]

On This Day…November 3rd.

G.I’s at Battle of Đắk Tô, Vietnam, November, 1967. On November 3rd, 1942 eighteen thousand Jews were shot dead in Majdanek, Poland. Rounded up in groups of 100 they were lined up beside trenches and murdered. It seems hard to believe, then y[...]

On This Day…November 2nd.

Howard Hughes' 'Spruce Goose' flew for the first and only time today in 1947. The Hercules (H4) is the largest flying boat ever built, and up until 2018 had the largest wingspan of any aircraft that has ever flown. Nicknamed the Spruce Goose [...]

On This Day…November 1st.

The US detonated the world’s first thermonuclear bomb, ‘’Ivy Mike”, on November 1st, 1953 on an island in the Enewetak Atoll, South Pacific. SS 188 ‘Sargo’ (the lead ship for her name) underway during her trials off Provincetown, Massachus[...]