Tag Archives: WW2

Accurate Miniatures 1/48th “Doolittle Tokyo Raid” North American B-25B Mitchell
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I obtained this kit (#3430) soon after its release in 1999.  Construction, however, was finally started in January 2012.  Overall, the kit was excellent, but it had a few inaccuracies.  In a nutshell, the B-25 Mitchell had a glorious, historically … Full Article→

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Kit Smash! or “Making a mountain from a mole hill” – Pt. 2
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Tail Surfaces:  After cutting apart the P-38 kit’s tail booms, I was left with four vertical tail surface halves, each with good sized gaps to be filled, both from the opening for the horizontal tail and from the trimmed boom … Full Article→

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Kit Smash! or “Making a mountain from a mole hill” – Pt. 1
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Challenge: Turn a 1/48 scale P-38 Lightning into an experimental WWII Japanese fighter plane. For the November 2014 Club Theme Challenge, we decided to “compete” using any scale or make of P-38 kit, built to any result (in other words, … Full Article→

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1941 model 741-B Indian Military Motorcycle
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This vintage restored motorcycle was on display at the 2012 “Americans in Wartime Museum” open house event at the ‘Tank Farm’ near Nokesville, Virginia.  This machine is a 1941 model 741-B Indian, according to the owner, Herb Gill.

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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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Polikarpov I-153
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The Polikarpov I-153 at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia is a flyable restored example that is perhaps less authentic than say, the one in Paris – at least in equipment – for safety reasons.  It is however … Full Article→

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BMW R75 Motorcycle with Sidecar and Trailer
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This is a series of (mostly) closeup images of the R75 motorcycle & sidecar plus trailer at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  I thought it looked like a really nice restoration job, so I spent some time … Full Article→

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160,000 photos from Finland during WWII
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If you’re interested in poring over 160,000 images (like the one above) from Finland during WWII, check this link. Free to use, these images give a unique view of WWII from the frozen north. Photo courtesy SA-Kuva.  

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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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Best Bang for your Buck? – 1:48 P-61 Update Sets
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I’ve recently stumbled across yet another P-61 ‘Black Widow’ resin update set other than the True Details set I purchased a couple of months ago.  Obtaining copies of Mark Buchler’s Model Shack (now Flightline Engineering as of June 2016) set … Full Article→

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