For Christmas of 2003, I found a gentleman at a local airport who owned a T-28, one of the primary trainers my dad had flown earning his wings. I offered to pay him to take my dad up for a flight in his plane, but he agreed to do it and refused [...]
In November 1966 dad landed at Cam Ranh Bay in S. Vietnam, with the 559th Tactical Fighter Squadron. When he departed in September of 1967 he had flown 241 missions for 401.6 combat hours, with 69 of those missions over N. Vietnam. I don't have [...]
May be on sabbatical from modelling - been having a few issues with my right eye (you know, my 1/72 eye...) and may have to rest it for awhile as something on the goggle sprue has become detached 😳 but will see how that pans out in the next few[...]
Glenn Miller on the NBC Blue Network, 1939:
Another interesting radio recording of Glenn Miller. Pre-War - New Year's 1940. (Playing at the Cafe Rouge of the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City - "Pennsylvania-6-5000" was the phone number)
I had the good fortune to meet Artie Shaw back[...]
Painted with gunze and tamiya acrylics, model master metallics.
weathered with oils.
Here are some assorted photos dad took at various locations when he stumbled upon interesting aircraft. Whenever I asked him if there were any aircraft he always wanted to fly that he never got a chance to, the F-86 and P-51 are the two he ment[...]
Recently we have updated iModeler's capability to incorporate content from other sites, including videos from Youtube, Vimeo and a plethora of other services.
Briefly speaking, any video found on Youtube can be easily relayed on iModeler or in[...]
I have always liked the Defiant and had started this Airfix 1/72 Defiant Mk I and then put it back in the box. Well, now its finished! I added Eduard Zoom to the interior, Quickboost gun barrels, exhaust and pitot/antenna masts. Aires resin for[...]
I'm saving the Cam Ranh Bay post for last, so skipping ahead in sequence to post-Vietnam. Dad was posted to the Air Force Academy as his next billing, but the only reason he joined the air force was to fly (he had his pilot's license before he [...]