Monday, April 30, 2018

War Eagle 1/48 B-57

Another kit that Ron made for the modelers.  It seemed that everyone wanted a B-57 in 1.48 scale.  Well Ron made it happen, that what was interesting about Ron.  If he thought people wanted the kit he would push to get one out.   What amazed Ron had a full time job as a plastic injection mold maker.  It was at that time a highly skill machinist trade.  Working long hours at his regular job he pushed himself to make War Eagle a first class company.  I'm looking for any completed picture of the model to post here.

Photo provided by Gil Hodges.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

War Eagle A-4 conversions.

The A-4 has one of Ron's first vacuum form conversion created by him.  He had the master made here and shipped to New Zealand to be made.  Ron was a big fan of the tiny A-4.  Plus at that time the monogram kit was state of the art kit  During this time simple resin conversion where coming on the model seen.  Ron and I had a discussion on making the nose and intake out of resin. But Ron as fully committed to vacuum form.  Later missing link used this idea for their conversions.   

All A-4s built by Gil Hodges

Thursday, April 26, 2018

War Eagle 1/48 Lavovkin LA-5FN

Another of the vacuum formed kits from War Eagle.  The kit builds up really nice.

Photo and model by Jim Maas

War Eagle 1/48 F-89 Scorpion Kit

This one of Ron's big kit. The vacuum formed come out before Revell released their 1/48 model. I was a pretty advance vacuum formed for it day.   Big thanks to Larry Schmidt for provide the pictures.

F-89 built and photo by Gil Hodges 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Boomerang restoration pictures

This restoration has been going on for 20yrs.  There are three in the works. Two will be able to fly again.  Not bad when one thinks as these are wrecks to start with.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Arctic USAF aircraft from the 50's

Pictures are from Douglas K. Rhodes when he was a Capt for the USAF.  All aircraft shown are from Thule Greenland. 

The first  aircraft was called the "Thule Princess".  It fly the boss to Sonderstrom, Goose Bay ad places south. Also flew into a couple of Canadian weather stations Eureka, Alert and a Danish site called Nord on he NE corner of Greenland.

Below classified as an SC-47. Used for search and rescue. Plus to fly people and resupplies to the village of Quaanak, north of Thule.