WWII

Hasegawa F6F-5E in GLORIOUS SEA BLUE…or “Another one rescued from…….wait for it……..THE SHELF OF DOOOOOOMMMM!

Hasegawa F6F-5E in GLORIOUS SEA BLUE…or “Another one rescued from…….wait for it……..THE SHELF OF DOOOOOOMMMM!

This is the Hasegawa F6F-3 that I screwed up while TRYING to remove the plastic for the windows behind the cockpit. After a time…long time, I decided to fix it and build a -5 version. After looking through all of my Hellcat pics one, the -5E, jumped out at me and said “BUILD ME” (Maybe […]

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ICM 1/35 G917T (1939 production) German Army Truck.

ICM 1/35 G917T (1939 production) German Army Truck.

I could descried this truck like this, (In my best bad hollywierd German accent) “Zis ees zee vonder veapon zat veel win zee war! AHHAHAHAHAHA!!!” or like this (In my best good ole boy accent) “This is my Ford truck, we haul stuff in it, on the road, in the country….then we get drunk.” Ok […]

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Jimmy Stewart, Bomber Pilot

Jimmy Stewart, Bomber Pilot

During my last visit the the Air Force Museum, I saw this book at the Museum book store.  I had to have it!!! In 1939, Jimmy starred in “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington”.  He had recently starred as a reporter in “Philadelphia Story”. By 1941, Jimmy had both a private and commercial pilot’s license. Jimmy […]

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Tamiya 1/700 IJN Ayanami

Tamiya 1/700 IJN Ayanami

Tamiya 1/700 scale IJN Ayanami I found four Japanese WWII Destroyers being sold as a lot on eBay.  I saw they didn’t sell, so I contacted the seller and made him an offer he took.   Here is that basic data on the IJN Ayanami: Laid down: January 20, 1928           Launched:  October 5, 1929 […]

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Tamiya 1/700 IJN Yubari

Tamiya 1/700 IJN Yubari

I enjoy building models of WWII Japanese Navy ships.  This kit was no exception.  This is a quality waterline ship model for all ship modelers.  The Yubari is a Light Cruiser.  I have built others and this is the best looking ship of her class.  She is much smaller than US Light Cruisers and has […]

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“Zombie” 1:72 Scale Republic P-47D-20RE SN 42-76594 by Martin Schultz

“Zombie” 1:72 Scale Republic P-47D-20RE SN 42-76594 by Martin Schultz

Thomas F. Bailey was from Nitro, WV and wanted to be a fighter pilot from the age of 10.   He joined the Army Air Corps after graduating from high school but was too young for the aviation cadet program, so he went to aircraft mechanics school before eventually earning his pilot’s wings and a commission […]

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KM Admiral Graf Spee “Back From The Dead”

KM Admiral Graf Spee “Back From The Dead”

Steve Nelson announced the “Back From The Dead” build challenge, I got to digging into my stash of models.  The Spee seemed to be my best candidate for this challenge. I think I purchased the Aurora KM Graf Spee back in 1971 before going into the USAF.  I started the model in 1974 at Griffiss […]

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KSM Group Build B-17G, 1/48th Scale

KSM Group Build B-17G, 1/48th Scale

Since January, I have been working on a Revell 1/48 scale B-17.  This kit was given to me as a Christmas present by the person that got me into plastic modeling way back in 7th grade.    I am just working on this kit just during the Club’s group builds.   It has been many […]

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Academy 1/72 Messershmitt 163 Comet – Steve Nelson

Academy 1/72 Messershmitt 163 Comet – Steve Nelson

A quick bit of history from Wikipedia, for those not acquainted with this little Luftwaffe hotrod: The Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet, designed by Alexander Martin Lippisch, was a German rocket-powered fighter aircraft. It is the only rocket-powered fighter aircraft ever to have been operational. Its design was revolutionary, and the Me 163 was capable of […]

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ICM 1:48 Spitfire Mk VII – Build Review

ICM 1:48 Spitfire Mk VII – Build Review

KIT #: 48062 MSRP: $22.95 The kit comes molded in two different grays, which I will refer to as “light” and “medium”. The parts trees will allow you to build not only the VII variant, but the VIII and IX variants of the Spitfire as well. In the box you get 7 gray part trees […]

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