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Hobbycraft 1/48 P-59 Airacomet

Hobbycraft has produced the only 1/48 kit of this historic aircraft, that I'm aware of. It's a nice, simple, basic kit, which I found a little pricey, considering what was included, which was not much. Still, I felt the P-59 was a "must have"[...]

Tamiya 1/48 Flakvierling 38

A very effective and versatile weapons system, and found mounted on everything from battle cruisers to railroad cars. Normally fired in diagonal pairs, it's Mauser 20mm cannons could spit out 800 rounds per minute. Emergency mode allowed all fo[...]

“Nine-O-Nine” walk-around

The Collings Foundation brings its' birds in here (actually, New Smyrna - 5 mi. south) every winter for their annual "check-up". As long as I promise not to touch anything or ask any stupid questions, they pretty much lemme roam around a take pi[...]

Nostalgia flights @ Chino

Here's some photos taken with the Planes of Fame P-40N and P-51D back in 2004. A hazy southern California summer's day (but far better than back in the 1970s, when the smog was so bad in the Inland Empire I had to fly directly over Chino to fin[...]

1/72nd Tamiya “Vosper” Fast Patrol Boat

Every once in a while, I'll get a "wild hair" and (if something catches my eye), build a 'floaty thing'. I've got an armada of a half-dozen of 'em now and this one looked pretty neat when I spotted it. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened th[...]

Revell (1/144th ?) Ekranoplan A-90 Orljonok

There are a few weird models on my shelves, but this is one of the strangest. I couldn't find a scale on the instruction sheet, but it looks at home on my "1/144th & other" shelf, next to the other Soviet stuff. Not really a boat, not rea[...]

A short film about modelling!

This one turned up at Aeroscale today, I think there is an interested audience here as well :-) ! Best regards Magnus

Another Field Trip….

Jack posted earlier regarding his recent trip to the NASM in DC and posted some pics. During the course of the conversation, the Fantasy of Flight Museum (Kermit Weeks' place) was mentioned so I thought I might share some pics from there as well.

Hobbycraft 1/48th Dornier Do. 17Z “Flying Pencil”. Luftwaffe ETO WWII

In between graduating from USC, then Navy and trying to build a Navy, I would pick up kits here and there. Not building for a few years. Still the urge was with me, but once I started to build back in the early 90's the 5th model to start wa[...]

Field Trip

Recently I made my fourth visit to the Dulles Museum. Well, that’s not the real name; it is officially the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum/Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, but that’s way too much to remember, so I just refer to it as th[...]