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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

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End of the decade, add our favorite builds..

I have seen a few "All Decade" sports lists the past few days, so I thought maybe it would be fun to post pictures of our favorite builds of the past 10 years. Sadly some of mine died a grisly death at the hands of movers when I retired from th[...]

Revell 1/48 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 15th AF

All good big Revell kits come in three ;-D built by my father 4 years ago as part of our still ongoing theme "Airwar over Austria". Revell USA kit with Superscale decals and Gunze/Tamiya acrylics. Regarding that the molds are from the mid 70ies[...]

Revell/Monogram 1/48 B-17G

Let me prelude this by saying this is an older build– from 2005, in fact. It's spent the last 14 years in a box under the stairs, but this weekend I dug it out and decided to shoot some new photos of it. There are plenty of things I'd do differ[...]

9-0-9 has crashed

Sad news. Flew with her 10 years ago. What's a real "joy killer" is the thought it was some 70-year old $5 part that failed, as a warbird restorer friend told me a few years ago was going to be the cause of the end of warbirds. The entire B-[...]

Panels and rivets

Hi to all seekers of detail in our models. In starting up again in model making , this since my childhood and teenage years ! I have been awed in the level of detailing that one can do now having pushed the rendering to such realism that it begs[...]

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[...]