And this is my first biplane model kit so far. The main purpose of this build was rigging. Despite that fact, that this kit was released in 2019, it's a standard Roden kit, but now also overpriced in addition to other issues. Decals are no good[...]
While the Japanese might be more known for their submarine-born aircraft, they were not the only ones to have toyed with the idea. The Arado 231 "U-bootsauge" was an early '41 attempt to make a submersible-deployed observation aircraft. The sub [...]
The Airplane: Following the 1932 success of the Ar-65 as the airplane that would become the first fighter of the re-born Luftwaffe, Arado commenced work on two diferent prototypes of successor fighters, the Ar-67 and AR-68. The Ar-67 was droppe[...]
Hi everyone! Here are some more pics of museum items under restoration you might find interesting. Among them are some shots of the recovered Stuka, a T-33 almost restored to static status in SEA camo, a Northrop BQM-74 Chukar target drone unde[...]
This is an older build that I was inspired to post after seeing Tom Rogers great build earlier today. While his has a great story behind it, mine doesn't. This is the Monogram/Revell kit and is built basically out of the box, except for the ad[...]
My Dad… Clifford J. “Tex” Rodgers, Jr, was a Captain in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was an Engineering officer who helped build the Alcan Highway across Alaska and Canada in 1942. From there, he went to Jolly Olde England where he and his sold[...]
In mid-December 1943, at the Arado facilities in Landeshut/Schlesien, work began on a flying wing project series under the direction of Dr.-Ing. W. Laute. This was further elaborated by Dipl. Ing. Kosin and Lehmann of Arado under the title of "[...]
Pleasant build, which was ruined by the weights getting lose inside the aircraft. I´ll superglue them next time. The aircraft here is based in North Africa, 1948, and flies for I/KG 7 "Afrika."