Tuesday, February 27, 2018

More C-124 pictures

I just am in love with this amazing aircraft.  More pictures for you to enjoy.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

1/48 Eagle F2G-1 Super Corsair

Found these pictures on face book.  1/48 F2G-1 Super Corsair conversion.  According to a lot of vacuumform builder it is an excellent kit.

All photos are by Larry Schmidt

Built model and photo are Joe Hegedus.  Joe used the wings from the Hobbycraft Corsair kit.

 Below is what Boyd Waechter has say
Here is another model I completed using War Eagle decals, the F2G-2.  I built and highly modified the Special Hobby F2G kit and used the black/yellow checkered decals from Ron's vacuform F2G-2 kit.  I built this model about 11 or 12 years ago before Rodney Williams let it be known through his research that the cowling was actually dark sea blue and yellow with a slightly lighter blue diamond on the cowl ring.  But, at the time, what Ron did seem to fit the black and white photos of this airplane so you can't fault him (or me) for that.  I coated them with some Micro Liquid Decal film and they came off the sheet and layed down perfectly, no issues whatsoever.

model and photo by Boyd Waechter

Lone Star model did a 1/32 scale conversion at once time.  Here is the decal sheet with the colors Boyd mentions.

Monday, February 19, 2018

B-52H with Vulcan

1961: A United States Air Force B-52H and a Royal Air Force Vulcan B Mk.2 at Edwards Air Force Base conducting flight tests connected with the Douglas GAM-87 Skybolt Air-Launched Ballistic Missile (ALBM) (later redesignated AGM-48 under the 1962 Tri-service system). Neither aircraft carry Skybolt in these photos.
The UK joined the Skybolt program in 1960 and cancelled it's own Medium Range Ballistic Missile (Blue Streak) and a planned air launched missile (Blue Steel II) in favour of Skybolt. The US had agreed to supply Skybolt in return for the UK allowing the US Navy to establish a ballistic missile submarine base in the Holy Loch near Glasgow, Scotland.
But the US lost interest in Skybolt, correctly believing that Sub Launched Ballistic Missiles like Polaris would be more effective and flexible. So President Kennedy decided to cancel Skybolt in late 1962, causing a major political and practical headache for the UK Government. This resulted in an emergency meeting in the Bahamas between JFK and UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan where they concluded the "Nassau Agreement" in December 1962 - under which the US would now instead sell Polaris SLBMs to the UK, to be fitted with British nuclear warheads, for use on Royal Navy Ballistic Missile Subs. The UK therefore ended up with a much better weapon system than Skybolt would ever have been.
Never realized how big the Vulcan was....

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Civilized Models maker of Racing Aircraft Replicas

Here is a small company that makes excellent replicas of Race planes.  I know that there a lot of modelers that enjoy build this type of aircraft.   Civilized Models can be found here:Air Racing models    Beware he is a one man band type of business. Also Roy provides build models on comission. This great if you do not have the skills for tackling a conversion. Note: It make take a small while to get your order.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

C-124C Kelly AFT, TX

 C-124C from the 19th Logistic Support Squadron, 62nd Troop Carrier Wing (Heavy), Kelly AFB, Texas in 1959. (photo by Gerrit Kok)

Another picture of an amazing aircraft.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

More EC-121 pictures

This is another forgotten cold war aircraft.  At one time these aircraft had been the first line of defense for the U.S.

This EC-121 was move to the Yankee Air Force Musemum