As soon as I wrap up a few of the projects that I currently have underway, I’m going to be starting the B-29 and the F-84. The F-84 is going to be a tribute to one of my Dad’s childhood friends who was shot down and killed while flying in a F-84 on a mission over Pyongyang. His name was Mike Rebo. Mike was shot down by a Russian pilot who was flying a MiG-15 in North Korean markings for obvious reasons. Ironically, Mike was of Russian descendants himself, and could fluently speak Russian…………He was listed as MIA for many years, and only recently his partial remains were repatriated to the USA after they were delivered at the DMZ a few years ago. Finally he was given a proper burial with full military honors.
I built a model of the actual MiG-15 that shot down my Dad’s friend as part of our recent MiG group build. Here’s a link to it in case you want to read a little more about Mike.
MiG Group Build : 1/48 Tamiya MiG-15 bis, Captain Pavel Milauszkin, 176 IAP / 324th IAD, Korea 1952.
If time allows, I will tackle my Firefly too. I think it will look cool with folded wings, and save me some storage room in the display case that way too.
I’ll be looking forward to seeing your next posting………… Stay safe my friend.