The real aircraft was not a "racer." I went to what we call here in the U.S.A. as an "Air-Show" which had several airplanes, along with many other airplane related items.
Mike is a fellow modeler from our IPMS/USA San Jose, CA club who related [...]
Do I have the right "id" number on this model? I added some "PE" parts to the cockpit, but left out the "PE" parts for the wheel wells. I must have had a photo and/or a drawing of the wheel wells, otherwise I would have used the PE parts.
My first photo show's a black & white photo that I took out of Reed Kinert's air racing book. The paper back book had a red cover, but I don't remember its' name. I just cut out dozens of photos and scanned them into our Apple p.c. using a[...]
The black and white photo was in one of my many airplane books and one day I went searching on the web for a model kit that had these beautiful decals. I found the blue cast resin model by "Hi Planes" which was located in Australia and bought it[...]
Drone control Tigercats served the fleet along and well, their excellent performance continuing to give them capability to work with with newer hight-performance target drones as they entered service in early 1950s. on December 1956, the Chief O[...]
Here’s my grimy looking Blue Angels’ F8F-1 “Beetle Bomb” Bearcat circa late 1949 as it might have looked after a hard weekend working an airshow. Note the attached photo of the actual plane.
By early 1948 the Blue Angels were flying four blue F[...]
the Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat came on the scene too late to serve the U.S. Navy in WW11.. they were on the carriers halfway across the Pacific when the war with Japan ended...it was the fastest thing Grumman ever came up with to that point and pil[...]
Darryl Greenamyer donated this aircraft to the Smithsonian Museum in 1977. I first laid eyes on it at the Silver Hills storage facility and I have wanted to build it as a model ever since. Today you can see this historical aircraft up close a[...]
this is the Hobby Boss F8F-1 straight from the box. A great build and I think the Hobby Boss kit is a wonderful kit of their aircraft. I used the kit decals and they represent an A/C of VF-3 flown by Lt A.M.Granat in 1946.
I want to thank Louis Gardner for starting this group build and inviting me to come along with my cat entry. Since I was a little late to the party I picked a kit that I thought would be simple and fast. So presented for your view today is the [...]