This page is dedicated to "Bondo" Phil Brandt. Bondo was a great modeler that was a Navigator in the USAF. He flew C-124, C-133 and F-111. The C-133 was his favorite. He model can be found on Hyperscale. Phil pasted away on Saturday November 3, 2012 while in Germany with his wife Cindy celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary
Bondo's C-133 model review:Anigrand C-133
Phil Brandt, age 63; born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1938, oldest of five children (four out of the five have entered the Air Force, and three of us have retired from same, my younger brother as a full colonel, SEA veteran, and tactical wing commander). Maternal grandparents immigrated in late 1800s from East Prussia (E. Konigsberg). College: Princeton University, Class of 1960, majoring in Chemistry. Entered USAF as 2/lt in 1962 as communications officer. Attended Nav. school 1966; MAC worldwide navigator in C-124s and C-133As from 1967-1970. Switched to being a WSO in RF-4Cs (Mt. Home, Shaw AFB '70-'73); then switched to F-111As (Nellis, Mt. Home '73-'82) ; numbered air force (12AF) staff officer until retirement in the rank of major in 1984, in Austin, Texas. Worked next fifteen years for IBM as a hardware technical writer. Retired from IBM in 1999. Hobbies besides plastic models are: collecting and restoring Chevrolet Corvairs (have owned 17 since 1966!) and Oldsmobile Toronados (have owned five). Currently restoring my 1985 31' Winnebago motorhome. First wife died 1981at age 41; remarried in Texas 1982. Wife is retired high school mathematics teacher. Three sons from first marriage, 37, 35, 31all work in computer industry in Austin. Five grandchildren.Nickname "Bondo" coined three years ago by friend Mike West of Lone Star Models in Houston, who noticed that I always seem to undertake difficult, ill-fitting models, that need lots of "Bondo" putty!