The Mantell Incident began in the early afternoon of January 8, 1948 when the Kentucky Highway Patrol reported to the authorities at Godman Army Airfield at Fort Knox that they spotted a circular object about 200-300 feet in diamete[...]
Idly leafing through the Hannants’ newsletter a couple of months ago, hoping to resist the urge to increase the stash pile, I noticed a new release from Brengun of a resin 1/48 scale Rutan Quickie. Perhaps unknown to many, the Quickie is a curio[...]
This was a really fun build of one of the most detailed Revell kits I have seen. As I was researching info on F-86D's in the Hellenic Air Force, I discovered that F-86D's sold to foreign air forces were equipped with Sidewinders. So I had to s[...]
This is my entry into the "The Empire of Japan 1919-1946 GB" This aircraft was restored to flying condition by the joint USAAF/USN/Royal Australian Air Force Technical Air Intelligence Unit (TAIU) at Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Australia in late 1942 [...]
This build is the 1/48 Eduard F6F-5N Hellcat Nightfighter. This is Eduard’s “Weekend Edition” so it comes with some resin detail accessories like radar pod, gun barrels, exhaust pipes, and under wing antenna. I also added Eduard’s photo etch coc[...]
Recently I completed an Arii Spitfire Mk VIII. The MkVIII is my favorite
version of the Spitfire and as fate would have it, there was this one waiting in my stash of unbuilt kits. It was the first time I had made extensive use of paper masks for[...]
Does that make this an FJ+1? and by what name... "Seahorse"? "Fury"? :)
This one was purely for fun, just wanted to share. I did this one up some time ago.. not really good by any means, nor was it ever meant to be. This is a Revell-Monogram [...]
Here is the start of my build of Sherman "Easy Eight" from Ryefield Model.
Started with the moveable tracks
The main body:
Front and rear
This is my Testors 1/48 Bronco, finished as 27TASS C/Os plane.
Built OOB, with saratchbuilt details and improvements added at many places, as the kit is quite simplistic and toy-like.
If you so wish, you may read the full build revi[...]
At the 1976 Rickenbacker AFB Airshow I saw my first Corsair...love at first sight. The Canadian Warplane Heritage had owned and operated her for years before selling her to Brian Reynolds. Brian owns and operates the Olympic Flight Museum near S[...]