On November 19th, 1952 Captain J. Slade Nash breaks the world speed record in his F-86 D Sabre 'Dog' by travelling across the Salton Sea (California) course at 698.50 mph.
Only 36 years before, on Nov 19th, 1916, 19 November 1916, Ruth Law[...]
1/72 Tasman / Hobbycraft, started in 2005, finished for the Year of the Cat GB, with MM enamels and Future over Tasman and High Planes decals, the last pic' is of another similar build. -------------
only the last pic loaded firs time, will ad[...]
My entry in the Nose Art group project.
John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, had several incidents occur in his life that could be seen as "indicators" of his later achievement. As a Marine pilot in the Central Pacific, he had occ[...]
Have been working to finish this build all week,I know how you guys like aircraft,it is an Academy kit and a lovely build,just one little bit of bad luck it had a crack in the clear cockpit other than that it was an easy build,I've had it for a [...]
The SAAF deployed number 2 Squadron "Flying Cheetahs" to Korea consisting of an all volunteer group of pilots that had served during WW II. In the course of that conflict over 800 personnel were deployed to Korea. Some had seen combat flying the[...]
1/72 Airfix, finished in Alclad and MM enamels with Future over PM kit decals.
This is an other OOB build for an in club contest from a few years ago. Finish is overall aluminum with minimal weathering. Fun build, and fairly quick, too. All of the decal stencils were in blocks, and weren't too much of a challenge. Enjo[...]
I did this Sabre back in 2003 and recently re-photographed it.
It is possible that the world's first supersonic aircraft was not the Bell X-1 research aircraft, but rather the North American XF-86A. The first prototype, 45-59597, had been compl[...]