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On This Day...February 14th

9th Armored Division technician Alvin Harley with a little French girl on 14th February, 1945. _______________ _______________ The traumatic evacuation of Singapore against the overwhelming might of the Japanese imperial Army in February[...]

On This Day…February 12th

‘Bomb disposal experts’ pull ashore a mine that was reported as drifting near to the coast in South East England, February 12th, 1940. _______________ Alastair "Sandy" Gunn about to depart in Spitfire reconnaissance aircraft AA793 for his 2[...]

On This Day…February 4th

FT-17, Panzer I Ausf. A, T-26, and Vickers 6-ton Type B tanks, captured in China, on display at the Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Japan, Feb 1939. _______________ The XF-12, in my opinion, is a lovely aircraft that looked especi[...]

On This Day…January 25th

Vought F4U 1D Corsair ‘white 88’ of VMF 124 aboard USS Essex (CV-9) on 25th January, 1945. By the end of January, ‘45 the Essex had, in the last four months, survived Kamikaze hits and three typhoons; seen here gearing up for more attacks on F[...]

On This Day…January, 22nd

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 [...]

Eduard 1/48 F6F-5 Hellcat

An excellent model for construction, a rare Eduard model that you can say "shake and bake". I even built 1/72 Eduard Hellcat, and in this scale is also a great plastic.

Grumman Hellcat F6F-5N, Hasegawa 1/48

Classic model from Hasegawa. Have tried to use an old resin kit for the cockpit but it was a terrific fail :-P I finally used the original part from the kit. I used for the first time paint from MIG Ammo. I had some issue with the Navy Blue col[...]

Family, Friends, Food, Florida and Flying but not necessarily in that order…..

Today I had the pleasure of meeting with Jaime Carreon and Joe Caputo (fellow Imodelers) for the very first time in person. The misses and I headed to New Smyrna today with Jaime and Joe... The first stop was a great visit at American[...]

On This Day…November 29th.

F6F Hellcat of VF-1 lands at Tarawa Atoll (Betio) on November 29, 1943. 18 year old Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya is led to her death on November 29, 1941 for her crimes as a Russian partisan. She was tortured before her hanging and her body left f[...]

On This Day…November 24th.

Alfred Magee Jr returns to the light carrier USS Cowpens (CVL 25) unaware that he has a catastrophic fuel leak on 24th November, 1943 during the Gilberts raids. Despite taking hits in his Hellcat and being on fire, Magee landed the aircraft safe[...]