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August 26, 2020

Falling down the rabbit hole

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:54 pm
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Talking with Jim Bates the other day, we were discussing the latest Starfighter Decals sheet for the B-25.  This led into a discussion of the new Airfix B-25B kit and which Doolittle Raider each of us wished to model.  One of the crewmen on one of the planes was from Kentucky, and I’ve known this for years because there is a historical marker in Elizabethtown, KY near the courthouse.  I’ve passed that marker a number of times and always thought I’d want to build the aircraft that he crewed.

That crewman, George Larkin, Jr. was a member of crew #10, and flew on aircraft 40-2250.  While this aircraft isn’t one of the more colorful Doolittle Raiders, as it doesn’t have any unique nose art or unique markings, there are several good photos of the aircraft, showing its weathered appearance at the time of the raid.  There are several great websites regarding the Doolittle Raiders with lots of great photos.

Since the DK Decals sheet allows you to do most of the Doolittle Raiders, but not 40-2250, I think I can use the sheet and piece together the tail numbers I need.

Jim, I blame you for this post.

January 22, 2019

Hurricane decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:05 am
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Hi, I am David and I’m a decaloholic! (<crowd> Hi, David).  DK has announced a new sheet of Hurricane decals.  I have no doubt that there will be tons of options on the sheet, which is a hallmark of DK sheets.  Skippy recently used some DK decals and reports they are of high quality.

December 31, 2018

Spitfire decal mania

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:47 pm
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I have a keen interest in the markings of the aircraft on both sides of the air battle for Malta.  As such, this decal sheet by DK is right up my alley.  Wow.


Speaking of Spitfires.

February 19, 2018


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:50 pm
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I am a decalholic.  I am a sucker for a nice sheet.  Even though I am not the biggest Spitfire fan in the world, I must say that this new DK sheet looks good.  Tasty.

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