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11 November

This day in history: 11 November 1944 In the summer of 1942, on his 21st birthday, Alfred Theodore Graham, Jr., a small-town newspaper reporter from Jacksonville, New York, enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After training as an aerial gunner and radio[...]

UPDATED Scale Model World Telford 2013 (Pt 2 )

A further selection of photos now included, after I cropped them a little to reduce file sizes for upload. Cheers!

Scale Model World Telford 2013

I've attached a fairly random selection from the 50th annversary weekend. With the number of clubs (chapters) and SIGs, taking a (conservative) average of 50 models per group together with the competition area display, I estimate there were upwa[...]

Let’s see if a good story makes this boring dark blue airplane interesting

If a good story can make a "boring dark blue airplane" interesting, as commenters said about Bruce Porter's airplane, here's a rip-roarer of a story. This is the F6F-5 Hellcat flown by my friend former ENS Clarence "Spike" Borley of VF-15. O[...]

Good idea, Tom, for the USMC’s birthday…

what better representative than the defenders of Wake Island. An epic defense if there ever was one, Wake's Marines were the only ones to successfully repel an island invasion. A big part was the fierce attacks of the island's few F4F Wildcats. [...]

Scale Modelworld Telford U.K. 2013

Well scalemodel world is finished for another year so here are some pictures of the event for all those of you who could not attend.The first few pictures are from the competition and the standard was of course amazing, my personal favourites we[...]

Classic Airframes 1:48: Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1, Hornchurch, 1940

The build: I was never happy with the finish on this one so went for a complete respray as the real aircraft had a roughly applied demarcation line between upper/lower paint scheme on fuselage. Re-done weathering and added antennae wire. I open[...]

Eduard 1/48 F6F-5N Hellcat – celebrating the USMC 238th birthday

For the 238th birthday of the Marine Corps, the Eduard Royal Class F6F-5N flown by Bruce Porter of VMF(N)-542 at Okinawa, June 1945. Bruce Porter first entered combat in the Solomons with VMF-121 in 1943, flying the F4U-1 Corsair. He scored hi[...]

“Gods of Tin” Eduard 1:72 MiG-15

here is my MiG done. extras include Eduard Brassin resin cockpit Eduard P.E. exterior set stainless steel tubing for the 23mm cannon and pitot tube Uschi 'superfine' rigging thread for the aerial wire CMK nav. lights (though i think they are a b[...]

iModeler October Awards

It's high time again to award our last month's contributions. These were selected by the editorial jury among 101 new articles added during the month, prompting a total of 958 readers' comments. As usual, we're awarding the iModeler Best in Sh[...]