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On This Day…December 23rd

No, this is not Louis Gardner’s Iron Works. Real F4U 1 Corsairs being made on the Vought Sikorsky production line on 23rd Dec 1942. Would love to see a colourised version of this. Santa Claus exchanges his traditional civilian red hat for a[...]

On This Day…December 22nd

Polikarpov I-15 biplanes under repair in Moscow, 22 Dec 1941. The I-15 was nicknamed ‘Chaika’ (seagull) due to the gulled shape of the upper wing. Always partial to a carrier. This is the USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24) as she enters Pearl Harbo[...]

MiG Group Build is active!

Hello everyone! As it was proposed and accepted a few months back, the New Year is upon us and as promised, The MiG group build is about to start. I have set up a new thread in the Groups for it where you can find all the needed info about the[...]

On This Day…December 21st

Great modeler’s reference of a F4U-1 Corsair of No. 16 Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force, being serviced at Green Island (now Nissan Island), Bougainville, 21 Dec 1944. Squadron Commander Samson flew a Farman MF-II for its first night[...]

On This Day…December 20th

Apologies for shamelessly plugging my own model here. On the return journey home from a bombing raid on Germany in December 1943, 20 year old pilot Charlie Brown nursed his critically injured B-17 toward the North Sea at under 2,000 ft and only[...]

On This Day…December 19th

Destroyed TBM Avenger on the hangar deck of the USS Monterey (CVL-27) on December 19, 1944. The Monterey was named after the Battle of Monterey in California, during the Mexican–American War in 1846. The damage was caused by the typhoon ‘Cobra’ [...]

On This Day…December 18th

Some lovely photos of early Mk IX Spitfires at dispersal (Biggin Hill) in the event of air raids. Taken 18th December, 1942. Typhoon Cobra hit Admiral Halsey’s Task Force 38 on December 18th, 1944 in the Philippine Sea resulting in the [...]

iModeler November Awards

Once again it is time for our monthly retrospective - a look back at some of the notable articles posted at this site during November. The past month brought the usual Telford frenzy, but more importantly lots of great articles from this commun[...]

On This Day…December 17th

There is a real beauty in this colourised photo of Wilbur (running along the wingtip) and Orville Wright (piloting) during their historic flight on December 17th, 1903. Below is a copy of the telegram sent by Orvelle (sic) excitedly confirmi[...]

On This Day…December 16th

SOC-3A ‘Seagull’ floatplane of US Navy Scouting Squadron 201 (VS-201) photographed today in 1941 on the deck of escort carrier USS Long Island (CVE-1, the first US escort carrier). LST (Landing Ship,Tank) -66 landing troops during the inva[...]