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RIP My friend Tom Doll, fellow airplane nut and writer

Just heard that Tom Doll has made his last rolling takeoff from the flight deck, headed west. Tom was an amazing writer, a real lover of naval aviation (go google him at Amazon and see all the books he wrote that you've read at one time or anot[...]

Monogram F4U-5

Stopped in Hobby Lobby after visiting with my dad one day and decided to pick up this old Monogram Corsair as a bit of a nostalgia build. The age of the molds (1963 © on the belly) showed as I had to spend a lot of time cleaning up flash on near[...]

Eduard 1/48 Spitfire I (late production)

By the spring of 1940, Spitfires equipped approximately one-third of the squadrons in Fighter Command. Over that summer, the pilots of the Spitfires and their more numerous comrades in the cockpits of Hawker Hurricanes successfully stopped the [...]

P-47D Thunderbolt “Whoooo…”

After squadron (and Air Force) transfer, "The Ole Cock III" (seen here, a beautiful work from Chuck Villanueva : became this wolf-headed beauty...Hasegawa 1/48 kit...hope you like it.

Heller Ferguson TE-20 with scratch-built blade

This is the latest edition to my small-but-growing tractor family, Heller's excellent "Little Gray Fergie". This little tractor was an enjoyable kit, lots of detail and no problems in assembly. You can position the front wheels and the hydraul[...]

1/48 Freedom Models X-47B UCAS

This is the 1/48 scale Freedom Models X-47B UCAS aircraft built by Northrop Grumman as a possible aircraft for use on aircraft carriers. Two prototypes were built and completed the initial flight testing before the program was cancelled. The ove[...]

E of J Build: Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

The internet is awash with Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (Frank) kits in all scales and brands. Judging by the multitude of completed Hayate photos out there, it seems to me this well designed fighter is just as popular as the Zero, the only other Japan[...]

GEORGE LEE & HIS KEYSTONE, ETC.

The first 3 photos are of George Lee with his "scratch built "Keystone Bomber." I took the photos at the annual 1988 IPMS/USA National Convention. George taught me how to scratch-build model parts and how to airbrush different colors of paint. [...]

1/32 Revell 109G-10 Erla “Black 13”

not my usual fare.............. I added a few Barracudacal goodies and painted with Mr Hobby / Tamiya acrylicsv, Tamiya AS12 , Future Gloss & Xtracrylix Flat. Thanks Darren

1/72 Hasegawa Ki-46-III-Kai “Dinah”

I finished this yesterday. This is the 1/72 Hasegawa KI-46-III-Kai "Dinah" I just added PE seatbelts, drilled out the gun barrels and added the antenna post in the rear canopy using a small piece of nitinol wire. Antenna is Uschi superfine thre[...]