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How to illuminate a model – PLASMO’s 1/48 Trumpeter Douglas DC-3 [VIDEO]

We learned to like and enjoy Plasmo's model construction videos on Youtube, and this one, featuring 1/48 Trumpeter DC-3 in Alaska Airlines livery is no exception. However, I found this video special because it provides a more or less complete g[...]

Monogram’s 1/48 C-47 Skytrain “Mini Whiskey 7”

Built from the old Monogram 1/48 C-47 Skytrain kit as "Mini Whiskey 7" The real "Whiskey 7" is a D-Day surviving aircraft owned and operated by the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo NY. I was fortunate enough to be able to take a flight on "[...]

St. Thomas – A day at the Beech

Well I finally finished it, the diorama's pièce de résistance. And boy was it ever a piece of résistance. Back in Texas, we had word for projects like this – “Snakebit.” This Beech was “snakebit.” To date, this is undoubtedly the most challeng[...]

On This Day…December 27th

As the battle for Bastogne came to an end, the evidence of just how ferocious the fighting was can be seen in the remains of this Panzer IV (thanks to michel-verschuere for pointing out this wasn’t a Tiger, which can be seen by the spaced turret[...]

On This Day…December 19th

Destroyed TBM Avenger on the hangar deck of the USS Monterey (CVL-27) on December 19, 1944. The Monterey was named after the Battle of Monterey in California, during the Mexican–American War in 1846. The damage was caused by the typhoon ‘Cobra’ [...]

C-47 Dakota TuAF – 1/72 – Airfix

Just finished... Old Airfix (Italeri mold) kit with wonderful Tigerhead Decals. TuAF, 6063 (Ex. USAF 42-93787)

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[...]

A day at the airport – Caribbean cargo operations

The cargo operation I flew for out of St. Thomas U.S.V.I, is the focus of this diorama. The diorama is representative of various daily airport operations combined in one setting. One of the more notable aspects of hauling cargo were souls no lo[...]

Airport Diorama – Progress report

Once upon a time, in an age before cell phones, there existed a certain kind of airport with certain kinds of airplanes . . . The Stinson and Beech Staggerwing are courtesy of Mr. Terrence Davis. I had these kits in my build-project store, bu[...]