My most recent addition to the Nose Art Group build is Tamiya's really nice but old P-51D, "Passion Wagon". This A/C was flown by Lt Arvil Roberson assigned to the 362nd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group. They were the first 8th Air Force un[...]
One of my contributions to the Nose Art Group Build started by Jaime Carreon. Big shout out to Jaime for starting this Group Build as it's been a lot of fun. The P-51D I'm posted depicts "Duchess Arlene" flown by 1Lt Robert W. Williams of the 10[...]
Summer activities has consumed most of my modeling time but I was able to finally complete another Tuskegee Airman aircraft. The above represents a P-51C piloted by LTC Benjamin O. Davis of the 100th FS, 332nd FG in Ramitelli, Italy 1944/5. Davi[...]
Allow me first to make the point that I do not in any way disparage the town of Cooter Missouri nor any of the fine people that live there….
That being said:
This is a model of an airplane that I have wanted to build for a very long time and [...]
Having built a number of Mustangs in the past I was convinced that nothing could hold a candle to the Tamiya kit. While I'm still of that opinion this offering from Airfix has come a long way towards shaking my convictions. The surface detailing[...]
William Joyce, the Irish-American better known as ‘Lord Haw Haw’, was hanged as a traitor in Wandsworth Prison in January 1946. His failed appeal had gone to the House of Lords, as he argued that being an American citizen, also a naturalized Ger[...]
Images created during 2018 Moson Model Show at the iModeler booth.
Subject: the story so far........
The year is 1949, and the Goodyear Trophy Races, are at their peak, with speed records being set almost weekly.
The "stars" of the "show" are what's now known as the "Goodyear Midgets"
Tony LeVier, a test pil[...]
1/48 Tamiya P51B using Ultracast seat and wheels, 500lb bombs from the Tamiya P-47 (imagine having a few spares there!)
Decals are from Red Roo, an Australian manufacturer of resin and decals dedicated to Australian subjects (check them out).
Here's my first model for the Nose Art Group Build, the venerable and somewhat ill-fitting Monogram P-51D. The kit was intended to honor my five year old grandson, who shares his name with John Meyer's famous Mustang "Petie". My friend Louis h[...]