The USS Iowa ( BB-61) was decommissioned in Mar 1949, but the war in Korea brought her back into service in Aug 1951 where she was the flagship of the Seventh Fleet under Vice Admiral Robert Briscoe. Her 16 inch guns regularly bombarded North [...]
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[...]
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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My entry in the Nose Art group project.
John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, had several incidents occur in his life that could be seen as "indicators" of his later achievement. As a Marine pilot in the Central Pacific, he had occ[...]