Pan Am had a fleet of more than 30 L-049s and L-749s, it also leased a few of these L-1049s from Eastern Airlines
I originally built this 35 years ago, I removed the landing gear and refurbished it. I'm displaying my models at thepanammuseum.org where I'm curator.
This is my take on the sole WV-2E[EC-121L] an experimental aircraft with probably the first to use a rotating radome, later seen on the E-2 and E-3 AWAC. it housed an APS-82 radar, a program that eventually canceled. It first flew in [...]
Take notice of my first photo and you will see that the decals are breaking up while still on the decal sheet. I got out my "MAT's" decal sheet and chose to use the other "USAF" decals, so it was "goodby" to [...]
This is the Heller Lockheed Constellation, in 1/72nd scale. The model is big, with a length of about 22 inches, and a span of about the same. Not only is the kit big, I added a bunch of weight in the nose, making the model nose-heavy and [...]
Well...a few days before midnight! My goal was to finish my VF-142 F-4B before the New Year and I made it! The Academy kit is over all pretty good, there are a few well documented areas that need addressing, but overall it is a fun build [...]
Lucky to have found this 1986 vintage kit at an old hobby shop in Hillsboro Oregon. I've great
childhood memories of flying an Eastern Connie - Chicago MWD to Miami MIA in the late '50's.
The build, a typical Revell was simple & [...]
Well after a move up the coast, trauma from incompetent movers, lots of work the smaller West Seattle man cave (Man cubby?) is ready to build in. Flipped a coin between the USS Livermore and the great 109 kit I won here last month, and as [...]
I personally don't think there was a more beautiful airliner ever made than the Constellation, and I like the Super Constellation with its long lean look to be the best of the bunch. Doing it in simple natural metal, as President [...]