Monday, October 28, 2019

F-102 on alert in Germany 1968

One doesn't find many pictures of aircraft on alert. Ken Rutherford photo.  Here is what he said.

My Dad's Deuce on alert - Erding, Germany 1968.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Operation Big Lift October 1963

USAFE conducted a major transatlantic airlift exercise in October of 1963, known as Operation BIG LIFT to demonstrate that US forces could rapidly deploy to support our #NATO allies. In this exercise, USAFE played an integral role by controlling the airspace, receiving forces, and supporting deployed forces. In a display of air power, the Military Airlift Transport Service ferried over 15,000 soldiers and one million pounds of equipment from the 2d Armored Division to USAFE bases in Germany and France, while Tactical Air Command deployed combat and reconnaissance units. Operation BIG LIFT demonstrated the US military’s ability to quickly support our NATO allies with a surge of forces and materiel in the event of a crisis. BIG LIFT paved the way for the REFORGER exercises of the 1970s and 1980s that continued US commitment to the defense of our European allies and partners.

Monday, October 21, 2019

C-47 pictures

The work horse of air cargo during WW2 and beyond.  The aircraft is a tribute to the people that designed and built the aircraft.   Almost all have passed on, their their legacy continues with every passing the day the aircraft is flying.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Scaleworx Resin

Scaleworx Resin is a company out of South Africa.   The company has some really interesting resin conversions kits.  Specially for the Mirage III and variants of it in the South African Air Force.


Scaleworx Resin Models (PTY) Ltd
Cape Town
South Africa
Call us: +27677967479
Email us:

Scale worx models

If you have the old Heller Mirage kit in your stash of models.  Most of the conversion are based on that kit.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

F-86D pictures.

The F-86D has some colorful marking on them.   Since the USAF, Air Force reserve and the National Guard unit all flew this Aircraft.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

F-86's Korean war era.

Andrew Hanna posted these awesome picture his father had taken.

Dad (Keith Hanna) was in the 311th FBS and while there they spent time in Tainan Taiwan (Formosa) helping by standing alert.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

What a new 1/48 B-17!

It has been only 40 some years ago Monogram released their B-17.   Now a HK models is going to release 1/48 scale version of their  1/32 B-17..   Currently it will cost 118 bucks.   So save up those pennies

More info van be found here:New 1/48 B-17G

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

More C-133 pictures

amazing how little is know about the C-133 operations.

Great tip on working with enamel paints.

Please note the modeler is Japanese.  Some of us with poor hearing need to listen closely