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On This Day…May 30th.

Lieutenant Commander Harry Greene flies his Boeing Stearman Kaydet over the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility at Pearl Harbor, May 30, 2016. There are several ISM facilities around the US. Greene is a helicopter pilot at Coast Guard Air[...]

On This Day…28th May.

____________________ Hugh Dundas, only 19 years old on May 28th, 1940 (Group Commander by age 23), experienced his first dogfight. His relaxed demeanour, ‘scruffy’ appearance, and attachment to his dog (below) did not endear him to the esta[...]

Hobbyboss 1/48 P-38L Lightning & Hasegawa 1/48 “Follow Me” jeep

Solsala Italy...part of the Foggia complex of about 25 airfields within a 25 mile radius of Foggia on the west coast of Italy...Ramitelli was among them The p-38 lightning was America's darling fighter on Dec 7 1941...it was like look what we'[...]

Peter Three Eight! Trumpeter’s 1/32 P-38 Lightning

Much has been written about the P-38 over the decades. One of the USAAF's premier fighters, especially in the Pacific and Asian theaters where long range, heavy armament and tough construction resulted in the USAAF wresting control of the air f[...]

1/48 Academy P-38L “Pathfinder”

I have a tendency to build kits during the winter months as it's tough to get the model mojo working when the weather is nice outside. This Academy kit is the latest off my bench, and one of the P-38 variances you don't see that often. It's the [...]

1945 P-38 Children’s Menu – no kidding!

Thought you all might find this die cut P-38 kids menu interesting. Printed on both sides with metallic silver ink and dated 11-29-1945, this was an option for families who patronized the Sky Room Café, a restaurant and bar once located inside t[...]

E.E. Lightning F.3

Here's the Airfix Lightning F.3 (1/48th) done with aftermarket decals (Aeromaster, IIRC). This old Airfix kit has its faults, but can be built into a nice model. I like the purposeful look of the Lightning, especially done-up in brilliant 56 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[...]

Made from trees.

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

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.