B-17F-20-BO 41-24605 arrived in the 303rd Bomb Group (H) in July 1942. She arrived in England with the rest of the group that November. Named "Knockout Dropper," a year after her arrival she celebrated returning from her 50th mission on Novembe[...]
Utilized by the USAAF as a strategic weapon, the B-17 was a relatively fast, high-flying, long-range bomber with heavy defensive armament at the expense of bombload. When Seattle Times reporter Richard Williams first saw the Model 299 prototype [...]
Full review at Modeling Madness on October 17.
A nice simple cardboard box full of plastic parts just arrived.
I even have to get the instructions via e-mail and it's a good thing I took advantage of the Sprue Brothers decal sale and got the Kits World B-17G stencil decals and markings for[...]
I built this kit about a year ago. I was just having a look at it and was inspired to post some pictures for you guys to comment on.This is a really big kit, the amount of paint it took to paint the model can be measured in litres, not to mentio[...]
The Dornier Do-335 was at its birth and has remained ever since the only twin-piston engine fighter/bomber aircraft to utilize the centerline thrust concept. In the Do-335, use of this power concept was revolutionary, though Dr. Claudius Dornie[...]
The first major change in the Gloster Meteor came with the Meteor F.4, which went into production in 1946, after the first F.4 prototype flew on May 17, 1945. The major change with the F.4 was the use of Rolls-Royce Derwent 5 eng[...]
Went out to Chino yesterday and when I got there, it was a 10/10 cloud cover at around 3,000 feet and flat light prevailed. Welcome to the world of airplane photography...
And even with signs advising that nothing on the model turned, rotated,[...]
The big H-K B-17G in my driveway. Better shots tomorrow out at Chino. The gun barrels are not installed (not doing that till it gets to its new home, learned my lesson with the big B-25).
Zotz Decals to do B-17G-90-BO 43-38642 "Super Mouse", [...]