I had originally planned to have this build included in my Battle of Midway Hiryu vs Yorktown
adversaries collection, but never got it started before the Midway GB window had "closed"
Hence the Year of the Cat.
I must admit I did not enjoy bu[...]
Finally, here is my take on an Aichi E13A floatplane better known as a Jake, and ‘Scout 4’, that catapulted from the Japanese cruiser Tone, during The Battle of Midway, on the morning of June 4th 1942, and much like its reasonably famous subject[...]
Greetings everyone !!!!
It has been a little over a week since our reveals were completed from our Midway Group Build.
The turn out was more than spectacular and exceeded my expectations by a long shot. I never dreamed that it would have d[...]
I've decided to concentrate on the history rather than the models in my Midway GB posts.
12 TBD-1's of VT-3 led by LCDR Lance E. (Lem) Massey spotted the Japanese carriers at about 1015. Initially the Zeros were kept at bay by their fighter esc[...]
I really liked this colorized photo that shows F4F-4 Wildcats on the deck of the USS Enterprise, sometime during March of 1942. This picture was originally posted by Rob Pollock as a part of his usual "Friday Briefing" . Thanks Rob, I hope y[...]
When it became clear that the Devastator would not be ready in time, I turned to this little kit which I had almost finished several years ago. I did want to be able post something commemorating the battle even if strictly speaking it wasn't pa[...]
My final build for the Midway Group is a Wildcat from VF-3 on Yorktown flown by Lt Scott McCuskey. From Little Rock, Arkansas, Scott enlisted in the Navy in 1938 and got his wings and ensign's commission in the Reserves in 1939. He began the war[...]
Hi Folks: Here's a small reminder of the Aleutians campaign, inspired by a Bing Images photo of a long-abandoned Japanese Type 41 75mm mountain gun on Kiska. The kit is a 1/35th offering from Fine Molds.
The P-38E with the 54th Fighter Squadron actually appeared a little later in the campaign in the harsh Alaskan environment. Operating out of Elmendorf Field some units detached and forward deployed at Ft Randall. The 54th was the only uni[...]
On June 3,1944 the Japanese began their offensive against American forces station in Alaska, at Dutch Harbor. Most of their bombs fell into the harbor and little damaged occurred. They would return on June 4th and set oil storage tanks on fire, [...]