There's an interesting thread over at The Other Place in answer to the question, what was the first model you built?
My dad built my first models for me: a Strombecker solid wood B-29 and B-24, both painted silver. The first plasti[...]
It's late June 1945, the B-29 bombers streams are approaching the Japanese mainland, Lt Fuchida and his radioman Sgt Yamada are in their Mitsubishi Ki-46 III Dinah. Lately the B-29's have changed tactics were not coming as high once they cr[...]
Ju88 crashed after take off in Holland, June 3rd, 1941.
On June 3, 1943, This MK.V1c Beaufighter ran off the airstrip into ditch when landing at Dobodura, Papua New Guinea.
Following the shock[...]
A series of well photographed Emil Bf 109E3 of 4.JG26.
‘W3+-‘ (WNr 779) was force landed in France on 1st June 1940. Pretty clear a lot of the infantry were intrigued and excited at the find.
The ‘selfie generation was alive and well[...]
Happy Holidays iModelers! Here is the family portrait of my Monogram kits, many of the originals were added this year, including the DO-335, B-29, B-25H, P-39 and Typhoon, the Typhoon I just added today, still in the cello wrap! On to the Phan[...]
So I went to Skyway Models today looking for Panzer Crew for my Panther, no luck there. In the corner under some other kits I did however find a treasure from 1977, the Monogram B-29, complete with diorama sheet! I really need to stop........I[...]
The Commemorative Air Force dropped into Lunken Airport to sell some rides on FIFI, one of two B-29's still flying today. The other newly flying B-29 is DOC, named for the Disney character, and is based out of Wichita, Kansas. Was told by one of[...]
"Fi-Fi," the only flying B-29 in the world (until "Doc"flies sometime this summer) is currently over at Van Nuys Airport thru Sunday. So I played hookey from writing the new book today and went over to see her. Hadn't been near her since she a[...]
The Tip-Tow project, MX-1016, a contract with Republic Aviation, was one of a number of experiments undertaken during the late 1940s and into the 1950s. The object of the experiments was to find some method of increasing the notoriously short ra[...]