Feeling free? Thank a veteran

Freedom is a funny thing. Sometimes you don’t really notice it until it’s absent. When it’s there, people tend to pay it no attention, and take it for granted. They treat it like it’s not of great value, just a word. Yet it is of great value. Every day people put their lives on the line for. Some give their

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History & Modeling: Fujimi’s 1/48 Alouette IIIB “K-Car” Rhodesian Air Force

My good friend Adam Coleman emailed this wonderful build report and history of his Aerospatiale Alouette IIIB “K-Car” in Rhodesian markings. I always enjoy Adam’s modeling, because not only is he a fine modeler, he also has a great love for the history of his subjects, and always brings interesting facts and stories in to his builds. Thanks for letting me

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

It was 70 years ago to day when Japan launched a surprise attack against the United States at Pearl Harbor. Over 2,400 American lives were lost. Most American aircraft were caught on the ground. Ships were lined up, prime targets for torpedo and dive bomber attacks. In the weeks that followed, Japanese  forces advanced rapidly throughout the Pacific and Asia. It

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Veteran’s Day

Today is a day for honoring our military veterans, past and present. It’s hard for me to write about it objectively, as I am a veteran myself. I was proud to serve at the time, and am still proud of that service. I was proud to serve my country, and to continue in the line that has preserved our freedom

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Remembering Battle of Britain Day

Steve Budd submitted this wonderful memorial dedicated to the brave pilots of the RAF, as they fought, and triumphed, against incredible odds during one of the proudest moments in not only British history, but in man’s history. For a great many people in Britain, Monday 15 September will dawn and pass like any other Monday. They will go to work

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