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On This Day…December 1st.

Beautifully shot image of a P-38 Lightning P-38 at rest on an airstrip in Chico, California, United States, 1 December, 1944 Anton Dostler was executed today in 1945. This is a photo of him just before being shot dead by a US Army firing squ[...]

Airfix 1/72 English Electric Lightning F.2A

My attempt at the Airfix 1/72 English Electric Lightning F.2A. I chose the version flown by Wing Commander J.B. Michell of No. 92 Squadron, based in Gutersloh, Germany. It’s an imperfect build of a great little kit. It’s so gratifying that Airf[...]

On This Day…November 28th.

On 28 November 1940, Wing Commander (he was the youngest flyer in the Luftwaffe to hold this rank) Helmut Wick of JG 2 went missing south off the coast of the Isle of Wight, South England. His body was never recovered and remains listed as mis[...]

Made from trees.

This is my first scratch built model from wood a Lightning Mk6.1/36 scale.

On This Day…November 14th.

The deck crew of the USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-116) clearing snow from the flight deck, off Korea, 14 Nov 1950; the F4U-4B Corsairs belong with US Marine Corps squadron VMF-323. The Badoeng earned six battlestars in Korea. This following photo [...]

EE Lightning F1, XM164, The Tigers, 74 Sqn RAF Coltishall England 1962.

1/72 Sword, a few small modifications, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Future over kit and other decals, built for the Year of the Cat GB, you can find pic's of the build there.

Roadtrip Flyby: The Erickson Aircraft Collection

The Erickson Aircraft Collection Museum is located at the Madras Airport, a 45 minute drive north of Bend, Oregon on Hwy 26 near the intersection of Hwy 97N. The collection was originally founded by Jack Erickson of sky crane and aerial firefigh[...]

Lightning F3 – 100 Years of the RAF Group Build

BAC / EE Lightning F3 Sqn. Ldr. George Black 111 Squadron RAF Wattisham 1965 Built for (a total of) three RAF 100 Group builds on various modelling forums including iM, this is Airfix’s original 1997 issue of the Lightning. Cannot recall when I[...]

1/48 Airfix Lightning

Calling this one done, not 100% happy with it, but that's more down to me than the kit.

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J

Did this one a long time ago. Decals from Aeromaster for an 80th fg bird. True Detail wheels, Xtracolor gloss paints for the OD/Neutral Grey, Testors square bottle gloss green. At the time I did this, I didn't have any real reference materia[...]