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1/48 Lindberg JN-4D Jenny

Time for another walk down memory lane, the Lindberg Jenny. My inspiration for this scheme was the Jenny at the Old Reinbeck Airdrome, in upstate New York. I could find no proof of the US Navy ever usung this scheme, and the tail markings are [...]

New Smyrna Beach – Collings P-51B/C and “Tondelayo”

These are the remaining shots of the Collings' birds that flew in for their "tune-up". Don't know why there are so few shots of Tondelayo - and the P-51 was pretty much torn down by the time I got to it (good pics for you detailers, but no so go[...]

Collings Foundation B-24 and B-17 air-to-air back in 1998

These shots of the Collings Foundation B-24 in its "All American" markings and the B-17G "9-0-9", were taken during a tour of Los Angeles in 1998. Sadly, they're the last air-to-air shots photographers are likely to get who aren't working for t[...]

Pacific Fortress-a Big ‘un…

Done about 4 years ago, was this Monogram 1/48 Fort. This represents a Boeing B-17F that flew in that other theatre, the Pacific. It survived 101 or so missions including skip-bombing and strafing, to be returned home to be put out to a training[...]

1/48 Hobbycraft F7U-3M Cutlass

I built the 1/48 Hobbycraft Cutlass many years ago, and so far it's my first and only attempt at a natural metal finish. The Cutlass had a very short career in the fleet for several reasons, mainly due to it being dangerously underpowered. But y[...]

Collings Foundation B-24 “Witchcraft”…

As promised, a few shots of one of the others in the Collings fleet that makes it's annual 'migration' into a nearby nondescript field for maintenance. The remaining aircraft (the B-25 and P-51B), will be combined into one post at a later date/t[...]

More nostalgia flights @ Chino – F4U-1 Corsair (and a Bearcat

These shots were taken from the open gunner's seat of the museum's T-6 - the best photo platform possible, turned around facing aft completely out in the open. The nice pretty blue shots were taken in November 2002, a beautiful, perfect day for[...]

1/35 Revell Offshore Power Boat

This model has been around for a long time. It hasn't lost it's appeal, and still looks like it's going 100 mph standing still. I wanted mine to be a little different. I remembered a boat I'd seen, being loaded up one morning, in Miami. I [...]

1/32 Tamiya P-51D Mustang LOU IV

Here are some pictures of my last Mustang. LOU IV built mostly out of box except for Barracudacast wheels and EagleCals decals. Painting was done with Gunze Sangyo acrylics and Alclad metalizers. Happy modelling

48th Scale Hasegawa Phantom

When these kits first came out I wasn't in any hurry to build one. There were too many experts on hand to point out everything you did wrong, but I did buy the kits nonetheless. Several years ago I eventually got around to building my first Phan[...]