It will be finished in the markings of Lt. Arthur Raymond Brooks. My friend met him years ago and has often mentioned that he would like to have a model of his plane. He did me a favor recently so this is my way of saying thanks! The plane actually survives and is on display at the National Air & Space Museum.
Thanks Greg, the kit is going together nicely. I am a bit nervous as to the order I need to paint, rig, and install the top wing. It has been a while since I've rigged one up, and I don't think I've ever done a 5 color camo job on a biplane before. Fun stuff.
Nice! My Grandfather served in the Signal Corps in France on an observation balloon ground crew. One day a Spad landed on their field with a bad engine. It was repaired, and Grandpa and his fellows turned the bird around and off he went. He touched that Spad- something he never forgot. He never forgot a whole lot more about the horrors he saw- and rarely spoke about the war. His twin brother survived the trenches- and never talked about it.
Thanks for sharing that Chuk. I saw my first "live" SPAD this past summer at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in NY. I've been smitten with the type ever since I saw this beauty sitting out in the sun. A big difference from seeing them stuffed in a static museum.
And this one is just about finished. Just a little bit of touch up and dull coat to go.
I am not too thrilled with how this one turned out, but conisdering it is the first one I've finished since the baby came along I think it turned out O.K. I dont think I was able to spend more than five minutes at a time on it.
Alex Reynoso: I am looking for a Naval Museum that might display some of my father's WWII Navy items. I have a scaled model of a PBM-3 that he was a crew member of I believe crew #3. Thanks. firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 23, 2017 16:50:27 GMT -5
Jim Broshot: Since nobody has responded in the last month and a half. The only Naval Museums I have ever been to are in Oregon: Tillamook Air Museum (housed in an old blimp hanger, used to be a Naval Air Museum but seems to have gotten away from that specialty. http:/
Oct 7, 2017 22:38:53 GMT -5
Jim Broshot: And its not a Naval Museum but an Aviation Museum and I have seen models displayed in its exhibits, the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in Mcminnville www.evergreenmuseum.org/
Oct 7, 2017 22:42:22 GMT -5
dcamp: Probably a dumb answer, but Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL?
Jan 9, 2018 12:24:30 GMT -5
michael16: Looking to contact Tom Farrell, son of WWII B-26 pilot of "Flak Bait" Lt. Jim "Boss" Farrell. I have an interesting story to share about my flight on GE corporate jet with then Capt. Jim Farrell. Please help me make contact with Tom Farrell
Sept 20, 2018 12:57:56 GMT -5
Kersh: Tillman's book "The Forgotten Fifteenth" has an account of this attack that may be of interest.
Apr 8, 2020 11:59:04 GMT -5
rupertpika151: My great uncle was on the Little Jo T-square 4 tail code #42-24611, engine 3 caught fire. The crew ditched the plane. 6 were recovered, 4 went MIA (including my great uncle), and one was captured and executed. I have the crew report.
May 11, 2020 12:42:24 GMT -5
rupertpika151: If anyone has any information or update links that would be greatly appreciated. We are hoping to have him, Joseph A. Esola recognized at Arlington in the summer/fall. Also the links on the original thread were not working, if anyone has current links?
May 11, 2020 12:43:59 GMT -5
rupertpika151: If anyone would like a copy of the report let me know. 28 pages.
May 11, 2020 12:44:41 GMT -5