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    Vietnam Era Helicopters, WWII era aircraft
  1. Yes sir. The same Lt. Meehan. Growing up I had always heard it was a glider crash. I did not learn otherwise until I read the book. I have seen that reference, but thank you for including it. My 2nd cousin, his daughter, is very active in keeping his memory alive. She was the one who provided the tail number to me and this has allowed me to learn much more. I have not been able to find any pictures as of yet, but she only lives about an hour from me and I am hoping she has some more pictures I am not aware of yet. I can imagine that those documents and pictures are treasured. That is absolutely awesome. Have you modeled any of those aircraft? If so, I would love to see some pictures. I am waiting to start mine as I want to get some modeling experience under my belt before I do so. I have just recently come back to the hobby after a 30 year or so layoff and my skills will not do it justice yet. I will start a WIP thread when I do get started.
  2. I will be following this thread with great interest. I love to see stories about when people discover a family member who fought valiantly for our great country and do research to find all they can. I also had a Great Uncle (Thomas Meehan, CO, Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne) who was killed when the C-47 (42-93095) he and his HQ staff were in on the morning of June 6th, 1944, was shot down and exploded on impact with a hedgerow. I have done a lot of research, but know there is more out there and plan to build "his" C-47 and include it in a diorama. I look forward to your progress and please post updates from time to time. Good luck my friend!
  3. UH-1M (QUICK QUESTION)

    I guess I should have looked at the rest of the thread! Hahaha! For some reason I thought I saw something about being 1/35, but maybe that was a previous thread I was reading and got confused. Can't wait to see your work on this!
  4. UH-1M (QUICK QUESTION)

    Charlie, are these from the 1/32 revell kit? If so, I will not be using mine and can send them to you. PM your address and I will get them in the mail this week.
  5. Werner's Wings UH-1D/H Decals for Kitty Hawk kit PREVIEW

    Dad was with the 195th in 69/70 and he told me they had the top of the blades painted one black and one white. However, I have not seen any pictures of his with the orange elevators.
  6. Oil-Dot Weathering

    I will see what I can find. Thanks again!
  7. Oil-Dot Weathering

    Thank you sir!. I will try that tomorrow. And by turpenoid, I am assuming you mean the stuff from an art supply store and not the "hot" stuff from the big box?
  8. Oil-Dot Weathering

    So, a couple lessons learned. First, turpentine from the big box store will remove oil paints from the model. Second, it will also dissolve the glue holding the wings together! Maybe I should not use quite so much! Since I was able to remove most of it, I decided to try again with this technique. I was able to tone it down some, but it still seemed a little too much. Does anyone have any references or videos showing this technique on aircraft? I have seen quite a few for armor, but armor gets down and dirty in the mud and earth. While this particular aircraft was flown in Tunisia, and therefore will show some of the desert sands, I will also be working on some Pacific war aircraft in the near future, i.e a TBM and an SBD, and eventually a couple Corsairs. While one of the Corsairs will be a land based aircraft, the rest will be carrier based and I am not sure how to go about this. Any ideas?
  9. Oil-Dot Weathering

    I have not tried that. I used mineral spirits, but that did not remove much. I will try turpenoid and see what happens. Thanks Tom!
  10. Oil-Dot Weathering

    My first attempt at oil-dot weathering. Ummm, I think I overdid it. This aircraft was in Tunisia during the war, but I am not sure it was this dirty. Does anyone have any advice on how to remove some of this without a total repaint, especially since the decals are already on. I am also gonna pose this question in the tips section. Thanks for any advice you can provide.
  11. Accurate Miniatures 1/48 P-51

    My first attempt at oil-dot weathering. Ummm, I think I overdid it. This aircraft was in Tunisia during the war, but I am not sure it was this dirty. Does anyone have any advice on how to remove some of this without a total repaint, especially since the decals are already on. I am also gonna pose this question in the tips section. Thanks for any advice you can provide.
  12. Accurate Miniatures 1/48 P-51

    Ok, thanks! Makes it easy then. And parts that don't have to be installed now.
  13. Accurate Miniatures 1/48 P-51

    Thanks Tony! I had planned to do that, but am unsure at what position. I know they had some kind of locking/latching mechanism, but does that keep them fully closed or do they bleed down and slowly open as the pressure bleeds off?
  14. Accurate Miniatures 1/48 P-51

    A few shots of my latest effort. Primed with Mr. Surfacer 1500 black, then painted with Tamiya paints. Attempted marbling an initial coat, then overspraying with a highly thinned top coat. Added a couple drops of white to paint the rudder, as it was fabric and would weather a little different. Next step is applying the decals and weathering. Again, critiques are welcome. My puttying efforts leave a lot to be desired and I will need to do better next time. Got a little impatient with wanting to put some paint down and did not take the time to get it right. I guess I thought the paint would cover some of it up. Lesson learned. Thanks for looking.
  15. Balau class

    That was my dad's helicopter in Vietnam. Or rather, the one he flew the most while he was over there. But the pilot pictured was one of the Thai's that flew in a "sister" company. He was in the 195th AHC from August '69 to July '70. I plan on building that aircraft eventually. Thanks for the info on that sub. I will try to find that kit. I want to try to build that one as well as the sub I was on in the early 90's.
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