Tuesday, March 31, 2020

F-86 resin wing update by Cutting edge

Over the years I have purchased several resin update sets.  The best would be Scobie-doo's put of Canada.  But these have disappeared.  The original owner sold the set to Kiwi Resin.  Which has been out  production for years.  Jennings Heilig did a great article on hyperscale of F-86 wings :Sabre wings

First one I will review is the Cutting edge set.  This was one of the early conversion for the F-86.  It is complicated.   Plus one needs good modeling skills.

Here is very good link to F-86 Pilots association Sabre Pilots

191ST Fig F4-C/D camouflage schemes

Have been meaning to post these view of the Six Pack Phantoms.   From 1983 to 1995 I was the maintenance controller for 191St.  Col Skip Kimberly called me into his office. Knowing that I was a modeler and aircraft historian he give a tasks.   I was to provide Tom Wagner as much history as I could get on these phantoms.   As we had all the aircraft aircraft logs.  All the information was to be organized as  were the aircraft where overhaul, what  units we came from. Plus answers Tom question.  I knew Tom from the Warren Chapter of the IPMS.   Tom was a great modeler. Also he several  articles for the IPMS magazines.   This part of the article appeared in the 1987 spring issue.  Not long after this we had been to prepare for F16A's from Moody AFB. 

It should be noted one of the aircraft had McClellan AFB scheme.  While two more had Hill AFB schemes F4-D schemes.   I do not a have a picture of the McClellan scheme.  Also if you look closely you will see the markings kind of evolved.  From a large chevron to two chevron before the final configuration was picked.   As the F4 D's came back from depot overhaul the all had been modified to have F-15 center line tank that didn't have G restrictions.  During 1987 to 1998 the unit had about 38 different F4 D's process through us.  Some ended up in Oregon (Portland) other to Califorina  (Fresno). 

Reference Selfridge 1922-1984  Part 3 by Michael Petiprin & Tom Wagner.  Sadly Tom has pasted away

My Scanner has died.

Unfortunately my printer/scanner look like it got the Corona H-19 virus.  It quit working.  I would call it a piece of crap, but it is over ten years old.  Since this last microsoft  update it quit working. Cannon has not updated the driver for machine since 2009...  This put the F 86 wing conversion on hold.   As my Best Buys is on lock down. Also with all the other business....  I will keep my comments about this great hoax to myself.  Being 71 striving war, many flu virus, heart problems and knee replacement. I'm still kicking around...  Stay Tuned...

Friday, March 27, 2020

AeroModl 1/72 scale B737 serie models

Aeromodl...  1/72 B-737 series models.   Buy 1/72 B737

This makes B737-series 200.300.400 and 500 models.  Not cheap by but the model is 1/72 scale.




Decal by Fundekals


Thursday, March 26, 2020

KC-97 & C-97

The 50's , 60's and 70's had the sky full of great silver birds.  KC-97 being the first aerial tanker had many great look color scheme.  Dayglo Orange and Artic Red stood out the most. All picture are for reference.  I do not claim these as mine.  My purpose it to show the history of the aircraft. If many of the photos belong to you let me know.  I will give you credit for the photo.

Photo by Peter Foster Mildenhall March 30th , 1974

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Flak Bait being re assembled

This is be great to see.   Also a good example of original in service looks.

Correcting the Monogram B-26 Marauder

Scale modeling author Mike Ashey shows you in hundreds of step by step sequenced color photos how to assemble, detail, paint and weather the Monogram/Revell 1/48 scale B-26 Marauder  in the proper sequence while modifying and correcting fit issues during assembly.  The complete PDF is on ebay.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

German Drop tanks on P47's

It seems that this topic is back on Hyperscale.  9Th air force waas running short on napalm tanks to use against the German.  Some bring crew chief figure out how adapt german drop tank to work on the racks. So the 9th had a never ending supply of napalm tanks..

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Highly detail 1/72 airfix Lancaster

Elgar Abbink amazingly detailed airfix Lancaster.  The model has been riveted using archer rivet details.