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[...]
Lt. Samuel ‘Ted’ Hutchins of Port Charlotte, Florida, climbs out of his Chance-Vought Kingfisher as it is hauled back aboard the USS South Dakota (blow) on January 22nd, 1945. Hutchins rescued Ensign Stark (seen in the rear cockpit) after his [...]
Bf109 “White 13” of JG 53 pilot, Uffz. Herbert Maxis. On January 1st, 1945 he was hit by AA-fire over Metz airfield as part of ‘Operation Bodenplatte’ and made a perfect belly landing only 200 yards from American AA-positions. There was som[...]
Amazing photo of Task Group 38.3 entering Ulithi atoll on December 12th, 1944. From foreground to back, the ships are; USS Langley (CV-27) USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) USS Washington (BB-56) USS North Carolina (BB-55) USS South Dakota (BB-57) Uss s[... ]
So, this is a little out of my wheelhouse, as I build primarily 1/48 postwar jets. The origin of this particular build started off quiet unexpectedly, as is often the case with me. While perusing a thread on a Facebook group (Cold War Modeling)[...]
This might be of interest to all. I found this on you tube while researching my water wings build. The film was made by the grandfather of the person who posted it on you tube,Robert W Martens, although my father did retire from the company and [...]
1/72 Italeri, my first C 47, with Eduard photo etch, finished in Model Master enamels with Roo decals and Future, used by Aircraft Research and Development Unit to check navigation equipment at ADF air bases.
Airfix's great representation of the C-47 Dakota this time finished as `Franche-Comte' in French Indochina, using Berna decals and using a mix of Vallejo Model Air, Gunze and Citadel paints.
This aircraft was flown by the Group Commander of 94TCS / 438TCG, Colonel C. H. Young. The painting on the nose of the aircraft is of a sailing ship named Argonia. Argonia was the hometown of Colonel Young. I have the utmost respect for the pilo[...]
Well, it's 9:15 p.m. Central and I just finished mowing my Dad's yard. Now that work is over, I can contribute to the D-Day build. I know I said I could get this done in two weeks, and I probably could, but a Gloster Javelin, Yak-38, MiG-29, [...]