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Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Dakota)

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Photo Safari to Commemorative Air Force (CAF) in San Marcos, Texas

There is a great camera store in Austin, Texas (where my daughter lives) that offers a wide variety of classes covering many aspects of photography. This weekend they offered a class taught by a well-known aviation photographer (Moose Peterson)[...]

Update No.2: C-47 Skytrain

Hello Imodeler! It's been a while. A few months ago you may remember me posting an article called "What is this?" You guys, with your expert knowledge of plane identification, guessed correctly. I am building a C-47! This update is of the tail s[...]

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[...]

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[...]