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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

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Where It All Started

Traveled up the road to Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport to see the 1911 Wright Flyer replica, and climb through some of the Collins Foundation aircraft. They were also selling rides on all aircraft today. Not spacious by any imagination, I couldn[...]

Matchbox B-17G: Fools Rush In Where Wise Men Fear To Tread

The B-17 Flying Fortress is one of the iconic aircraft of World War 2 and easily one of the most recognizable bomber type in the world (although fans of the Lancaster might have something to say about that.) When it first flew in combat with th[...]

On This Day…June 4th.

There’s not much left one can say about Midway. My approach to this singular conflict is try and set up this first day of battle proper, and let the images tell the rest of the tale. Early on June 4th, Vice Admiral Nagumo launched his attac[...]

On This Day…28th May.

____________________ Hugh Dundas, only 19 years old on May 28th, 1940 (Group Commander by age 23), experienced his first dogfight. His relaxed demeanour, ‘scruffy’ appearance, and attachment to his dog (below) did not endear him to the esta[...]

On This Day…May 26th.

Two A6M2 Type 0 Model 11 ‘Zero’ fighters pictured in flight from Yichang, Hubei Province en route to attack targets in Nanzheng, in China, 26 May, 1941. ____________________ British Cruiser Mk IV tank at Huppy, France, 26-29 May 1940. Be[...]

Family, Friends, Food, Florida, Flying, Fun and good memories, but not necessarily in that order…..part 2

Louis Gardner was kind enough to put up with Joe Caputo and me for an entire day that turned into quite a memorable one. The tour of the American Aero Services shop in New Smyrna Beach, FL, was the icing on the cake, but most important was meet[...]

Family, Friends, Food, Florida and Flying but not necessarily in that order…..

Today I had the pleasure of meeting with Jaime Carreon and Joe Caputo (fellow Imodelers) for the very first time in person. The misses and I headed to New Smyrna today with Jaime and Joe............ The first stop was a great visit at American[...]

Finally finished

With the emphasis on the title of the article, one might think this kit was the biggest pain in the rear to ever be made, this really isn't the case. As mentioned in the previous posts, the only real issues with the kit was the bomb bay being to[...]

99% Done Academy B-17

Engines, glass, nose, turrets, etc are all added in these photos! Extremely happy with how the kit is turning out minus the gap issues throughout. The "glass" is the toughest part in terms of painting and getting into their respective spaces. Th[...]

Academy B-17 Update

Okay so i apologize for the delay in posts. The last few days have been my hectic build days to get this finally taken care of. First off, all the praise I had for the fit of the cockpit went right out the window with the fuselage being put toge[...]