Tag Archives: Modern

Angle of Attack (AoA) Decals
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“Black Ponies and More” 1:32 scale USN & USMC Broncos in the Vietnam War ($22) It was a bit surreal for me to discover a previously unknown decal maker while on Britmodeller.com forums, then visit the AoA site to see … Full Article→

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P4M-1 Martin Mercator: Kit Review & Build – Part 2
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1:48 Scale Martin P4M Mercator by RCM (Robert’s/Combat Models) Order via website: www.combatmodels.us (kit 48-020 w/ resin detail set)  $59.95 plus shipping Part 2:  After my initial impressions of the Combat Merc, I have decided I would just “go for … Full Article→

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SH-2F Walkaround c. 1988
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This gallery contains 43 photos.

This gallery is a collection of images I took while serving with the US Navy’s premier SH-2 squadron, HSL-34 (Green Checkers.)  It was one of our line aircraft plus a few taken of a static display aircraft at an airshow … Full Article→

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HH-2D Seasprite Helicopter Walkaround
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This set of images provides a detailed walkaround of the the HH-2D airframe held at the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, Pennsylvania.  Many of the images include a ruler for sizing purposes with multiple views & closeups, useful as … Full Article→

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SH-2F Landing Gear set from Scale Aircraft Conversions
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Metal parts upgrade for the 1:48 Kitty Hawk kit Sometimes we get into a mindset and forget that we’re (usually!) talking with actual people on the “other end” of things. Case in point is when I recently offered my Seasprite … Full Article→

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2013 Americans in Wartime Museum Open House
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It is that time again! August 17th & 18th are the dates for this years “Tank Farm” Open House.  If you have any interest in armored vehicles or just history in general, the vehicle displays and demonstrations at the Nokesville, … Full Article→

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M42 ‘Duster’ Armored Anti-Aircraft Vehicle
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My recent visit to the ‘Americans in Wartime’ Museum’s Open House (aka ‘The Tank Farm’ Open House) provided a chance to get some unusual armor subjects ‘on film’.  This is my collection of images of the M42 “Duster” armored AA … Full Article→

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2012 Americans In Wartime Museum Open House
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Each year, the Americans In Wartime Museum holds an open house event at their restoration facility near Nokesville, VA.  This venue serves as a patriotic showcase for the efforts of the Museum and private citizens who seek to preserve the … Full Article→

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Screamin’ Demons Part 1: Decal Sheet review
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1:48 Scale F3H-2/ F3H-2M ‘Demon’ by Furball Aero Designs Order through eBay:  http://stores.ebay.com/Furball-Aero-Design/ Screamin’ Demons Part 1 (48-001)  $20, free shipping in US (incl. APO/FPO), $6 shipping OCONUS Sometimes, you come across something on the internet and find out you … Full Article→

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USS Aries PHM-5 (Pegasus Class hydrofoil) Walkaround
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The Aries is currently being restored.  I took these photo’s while on-board the USS Jesse L. Brown (FF-1089) in 1989.  Good Times!

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