Verrrry Interrrresting….

WHAT color were those Battle of Britain 109’s??? This little beauty comes from the blog of “Inch High Guy.” Here’s a link: Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 of Oberleutnant Friedrich-Karl Müller in 1/72 Scale …Now, ALL I’M SAYIN’ is that it’s not the traditional 02/71/65 — AND — AND — (wait for it) — the “mottling” looks […]

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Battle of Palmdale Veteran

Here’s a boxtop from our friends at Atlantis (who bought the old Revell molds when the U.S. company shut down). https://atlantis-models.com/preorder-northrop-f-89d-scorpion-1-77-plastic-model-kit-atlantis/?rs_oid_rd=13967233653496 Notice, please, that the F-89 painting by Jack Leynnwood is “tilted” down so that the Scorpions appear to be strafing a Russian convoy. In my version, …the jets are climbing UP to INTERCEPT godless […]

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Drooping Elevators

Back…. way on back…. back back back…. way, way, way back back back… When men were men and– well that sums it up, dunt it? When men were men and knew how picante sauce was supposed to taste, many of the guys who built plastic models knew how real airplanes worked. They flew ’em or […]

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Me Dumb, or Them Dumb?

Here’s a quote from Reuters about the latest SpaceX launch: NASA and Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company SpaceX launched a new four-astronaut team on a flight to the International Space Station on Friday, the first crew ever propelled into orbit by a rocket booster recycled from a previous spaceflight. Damn. Apparently, the space shuttle was […]

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Atlantic Crossing Blues

I’ve been watching the mini-series “Atlantic Crossing” and it’s been causing me to have some real, feelings deep in my heart. I think it’s called “heart burn.” When I’m not fuming over some historical anachronism, I’m wondering if the Norwegian is as “modern” as the American English or if they, at least, got that right. […]

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How to Get Into a P-51

“Practice! Practice! Practice!” No– seriously. How do you climb up into the cockpit of a P-51 Mustang of WWII fame and so on? (This is important for “weathering” and All Good Boys Weather Fine in Internet Land). Do you climb up on the wing from behind, at the root, and then into the cockpit, as […]

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Art Criticism

The image which I hope is appearing on this page is a Revell box top that never was. It’s something I made putting a Jack Leynnwood painting onto a Revell Germany box. I repeat, no such box really exists… …but it should. This image, my friends, simply has about ten times more “oomph” than the […]

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Up on the Rufe

Now, you know where I’m going with this, so if you’re offended by my making various “experts” look like horses’ asses, then switch off now. *Ahem*. I just got this kit in the mail: …and you are (no doubt) familiar with the epic hilarity which ensued as a result of the rumor, advanced among certain […]

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Iraq Like Me

I’m posting a document here that is important and everyone on the planet should read it. Report on Iraqi military during the U.S. invasion. If you are half smart and can read, you should be able to digest this. It is a blow-by-blow description of what amounts to a very, very strange bunch of stuff […]

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