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Diecast model aircraft 1/72 WWII

Hi! Some years ago I did a collection of some very nice and very well done military aircraft from WWII, all nations involved included, on 1/72 scale. They do have plastic bases and supports, and some are on fly mode, others as on land (these o[...]

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On This Day…October 16th

Photo of the US Navy collier ‘USS Jupiter’ taken on 16 Oct 1913. After an extensive rework in 1922 the USS Jupiter become the USS Langley (CV1) - the United States’ first aircraft carrier. The first aircraft carrier designed as such was not laid[...]

On This Day…October 15th

On the 15th October, 1940, the Luftwaffe dropped over 530 tons of high explosives on London, killing more than 400 civilians. This photo was taken in the immediate aftermath on Balham High Street... ...while on the very same day this photog[...]

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On This Day…October 14th

The photo below is of the USS Langley (CVL27) taken just off Taiwan on October 14th, 1944. The flight deck crew are seen taking cover from a Japanese aircraft (dead centre of the photo). The Langley served in the French Navy as ‘La Fayett[...]

On This Day…October 13th

October 13th 1944... Crew of a PBY Catalina rescue Sgt James Latta and Sgt Willis Morlan out of the Adriatic after being forced to bail from their B-24H Liberator after a raid on Vienna, Austria. Crew of the USS Wasp (originally named the Or[...]

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May be on sabbatical from modelling - been having a few issues with my right eye (you know, my 1/72 eye...) and may have to rest it for awhile as something on the goggle sprue has become detached 😳 but will see how that pans out in the next few[...]