‘Black Friday’ - February 9th, 1945. A disastrous attack on German Destroyer Z-33 in a Norwegian Fiord saw the loss of nine Beaufighters, one P-51 Mustang, fourteen aircrew KIA, and four aircrew taken PoW, losses made more painful by the neari[...]
A year ago I said I was not going to deal with resin and photographed parts for the models or the rivet counting. I'm just glueing myself. Just to explain why this is so. I take this activity as a relaxation. The Revell model is very cool and th[...]
I finished this one a couple of months ago, I'm still looking for a good BMF paint. This one was painted with Alclad. This is a really nice kit to build and I used the kit decals which went on with no issues and using decal solvent. I have anoth[...]
Lt. Jim Thompson piloted this aircraft out of Suwon AFB South Korea. In May 1953 he scored his first kill, a Russian MiG-15 flown by a red Chinese pilot. The MiG had a marvelous dragon painted on the nose which enamoured Jim so much he ran to h[...]
This is the Hasegawa 1/48 scale Sabre Mk4. I built this when it was first released in 2004.
Built straight out of the box, including decals with just the seat belts added. Aeromaster acrylic paint was used for the camouflage colours.
Here are my two models of the F86 Sabres as used ny No2 'Flying Cheetahs' Sqn, SAAF in Korea.
1/48 ESCI kit - done as aircraft No 611 'Danny Boy' with slatted wings and 1/48 Academy kit - done as aircraft No 622 'Lady of Lorette' with wing fence[...]
TBF Avenger on Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, on January 24, 1944. Diorama bait...
The sinking of the Blucher. The Battle of Dogger Bank was a naval battle fought near the Dogger Bank (a massive sand bank which in the last ice age was a la[...]
On November 19th, 1952 Captain J. Slade Nash breaks the world speed record in his F-86 D Sabre 'Dog' by travelling across the Salton Sea (California) course at 698.50 mph.
Only 36 years before, on Nov 19th, 1916, 19 November 1916, Ruth Law[...]
Here are some assorted photos dad took at various locations when he stumbled upon interesting aircraft. Whenever I asked him if there were any aircraft he always wanted to fly that he never got a chance to, the F-86 and P-51 are the two he ment[...]
1/72 Tasman / Hobbycraft, started in 2005, finished for the Year of the Cat GB, with MM enamels and Future over Tasman and High Planes decals, the last pic' is of another similar build. -------------
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