‘Friendly fire’ (in this case quite literally) was a huge problem when organising bomb runs on the massive scale that Bomber Command executed in the war with Nazi Germany. These photos, taken on February 15th, 1943 in Scampton Airfield, Englan[...]
Robert Neale's plane. Used Ultracast seat, prop/spinner and Master gun barrels.
US soldiers From the 7th Infantry Division position a 37mm M3 anti-tank gun (two M4 Sherman’s in the background on point). This photo was taken on Kwajalein on February 2nd, 1944.
The bloody conquest of Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands (post[...]
On January 14th, 1969 the USS Enterprise was rocked by a series of explosions off the coast of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. A fire broke out when a ‘Zuni’ rocket attached to an F4 Phantom aircraft detonated, starting a domino effect of discharges b[...]
A quick easy build after my Special Hobby Fiat Br20. Amt 1/48 P-40N-20 Cleopatra 111 flown by Wing Commander G Atherton 80 Squadron RAAF Noemfoor July 1944.
Very simple build. I almost didn't post cause it's nothing special but I enjoyed it,[...]
Another entry from what Louis Gardner has termed the "Bebout Curtiss Factory." This is my attempt at trying to build two kits at the same time, which is a bit of a challenge, but nothing as crazy as when Louis does 6 Spitfires at a time. This mo[...]
Just of my table is this P-40N Lulu Belle, driven by 2nd Lt Philip Adair. 2Lt Adair would make a name for himself by single handily attacking a flight of 24 Sally bombers escorted by 34 Oscar fighters. He bagged an Oscar, damaged 2 others along[...]
Well, the pics were taken quite a few years ago, and depict some of the then still survivors from my aircraft building "golden age", many, many moons ago (between 35 to 40 years ago!) .
All these, and at least as many as these (mainly aircr[...]
Terrific model, excellent build, and one I would recommend absolutely.
I used Tamiya acrylics, which is something I have not done in over twenty years. I also used Star Fighter Decals, which I am pleased to report, worked flawlessly.
This is 1/48 Airfix P-40B Tomahawk with TuAF markings circa 1942-44.
Cockpit modified with Eduard PE set and Ultracast seat.
Other modifications are:
- Ultracast wheels
- Aires landing gear doors
- Quickboost gun barrels
- Ultracast exhausts
- m[... ]