Here we are. 2017. A new year with new hopes and dreams.
It is time however to finish something off.
In July I began my annual tribute to those who died and to those who survived the attack on Hawaii, December 7, 1941. Although it began much like the previous issues it ended a bit different. In September I made contact with the editor of Military Modelling. He was introduced to me by a mutual friend and was interested in my work. I showed him my progress on the Wildcat and he asked me to go dark so that it could be published in the magazine. I agreed.
The issue was published and went public in early December. I waited til now to post anything public as I wanted to respect the wishes of the magazine. Now with the newest edition of the magazine making its public debut very soon it is time.
A Marine Wildcat from Ewa. The markings are from several sets and portray MAG-21 as they appear December 1941. The specific aircraft however is very fictional, at least I am unable to verify the aircraft number existed.
And the glamour shots.
Thanks to all who followed this build. This particular build is very important to me each year and the fact it made publication as part of a tribute edition made it so much more special.
All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.
Last Edit: Jan 2, 2017 21:58:31 GMT -5 by fightnjoe
Veterans, Thank You For Your Sacrifices, Never To Be Forgotten
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