Dornier Do 17Z-2

Part of my precious collection of unbuilt model airplane kits

Plane Dave

One of the main bomber types in service with the Luftwaffe at the start of World War II, the Do 17 was a key part of those early operations.

Let’s take a look at a familiar and important type.

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Lindberg F-86 Sabre Jet

I believe this is how my first model kit looked like 62 years ago.

I found this image on the Internet this morning as I was looking for the box top of what I had built when I was 10 years-old.

What made me look was something Hubert wrote on his blog.

Reading some of Hubert’s posts I realize how much I enjoy what other modelers are building, so much so I tend to forget starting building again. I know I will a little later on, but for now I enjoy what I see not only on Hubert’s blog, but also on Dave’s Plane Dave and Jeff’s Inch High Guy.

Welcome to Plane Dave

How Plane Dave welcomed his readers in 2014

Plane Dave

Welcome to my blog.  This started as I was thinking about keeping a photographic record of my model collection.  Originally, I was just thinking of a private document.  But the more I thought about it, making a public blog seemed like a better idea.  My main idea still is to have a record of my own work I can see, and maybe show off, anywhere.  But I made this public so my many friends on-line can see what I’m up to, and even join in discussion about it if they’re so inclined.

The main focus here will be World War II aircraft in 1/48th scale.  After the jump, I’ll get a little more specific.

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Curtiss P-40B Warhawk

I always learn a lot from Plane Dave, not only with his informative posts, but also with what I read in the comment section…

December 7, 1941 I’ll assume we all know that date! Despite all the should’ves and could’ves, the Japanese achieved complete surprise against the US Navy base at Pearl Harbor and the surrounding military installations on Oahu, Hawaii. Most American air power, 188 aircraft across all service branches, was destroyed on the ground.  Another 159 planes […]

Curtiss P-40B Warhawk