Friday, December 27, 2019

P-38 interior and radio equipment pictures

Currently everyone is building Tamiya's new P-38.  These pictures should help detail your P-38 interior.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

How to sketch an aircraft using cad.

Hope this video will shed a light on using a CAD program si sketch up an aircraft. With today cheap 3d printer this will be a useful tool.

Here is a link to AC3D cad program:Free copy of AC3D CAD program

Sunday, December 22, 2019

NAS Memphis once the largest Naval air training center.

Great video on NAS Memphis.

Curtiss P-40 transporter

Something one doesn't see to often, an aircraft transporter.   I have seen modeler make a BF-109 hauler any a time.  Just wish I could seen what type of truck is the hauler.  In early November 2019 the last Curtiss manufacturing building was torn done. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

1/48 P-51H by ModelSvit.

Nice looking model.  One of the models of the P-51 that has been overlooked by our companies. At $38.00 dollars is a a deal.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Make your own aircraft wash

Here are a couple of mixes from well known modeller.

Here's the mix that Roy Sutherland. uses:

"Mix 1 part Future floor wax (now called Pledge Floor Care and by other brand names such as Johnson's Klear overseas.) with 1 part water. Add a small amount of Acrylic black paint (I use Vallejo) and stir to make a very pale wash. Try it on some test pieces. Flood the area with the wash and watch it collect in corners, creating subtle gradated shadows when it dries. The advantage is that the pigment never breaks up like enamel washes do. Experiment with the concentration til you find what works for you. If its too subtle. Go back and apply a second coat once the first has dried."

Brett Green's:

 Brett's wash starts with 50% water and 50% Future/Klear/Pledge Floor Care, then a few drops each of flat black and red-brown to taste. I know Roy Sutherland also uses this wash, but substitutes Vallejo colors for the Tamiya.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

A4 flight Chu Lai 1965

L/Cpl Ron Christie from Florida, surrounded by Ground Support Equipment, on the VMA 225 Flight Line, at Chu Lai, RVN circa Aug. 1965.  We were all just kids back then,

Bill Swearingan VMA-223 1967-68 photo

Saturday, December 14, 2019

F-86H color photos

First three photo are from Key Wendell Father's collection.  This is when Dick wendell was at Seymour Johnson AFB.  I have only seen a few "H" model pictures..

Key's Father, Dick Wendell on left with unidentified pilot, instructor ? — at SJAFB.

Photo credit Key Wendell  
Photo credit Key Wendell  

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Birdcage Corsair restoration 124th one made.

Very rare Vought F4U-1 Corsair, BuNo 02270 (ex. VMF-321 Hells Angels) which is one of only two early “birdcage canopy” Corsairs in existence. It was the 124th example produced by Vought.
Classic Jets Fighter Museum at Parafield Airport, Adelaide, South Australia.
It is make ones heart warm to see an old warrior raise again.