“Bayou Baby” is copyrighted by Jeff Junker and is used with his permission.
Barataria Wildlife Refuge Marrero, Louisiana
July 19, 2019
P51 Lou IV
by Scott Sclafani
This is a model of Lou IV, a fighter from the 361 st Fighter Group of the 8th Air Force flying out of Bottisham, England.
There’s a famous color photo of this plane that shows a blue camo scheme, which has been hotly debated. It was, in fact, a field applied camo Army olive drab and RAF Dark Green.
I built this model straight out of the box, using Testors model master paint throughout and artist oil for panel line definition. Lou IV was piloted by Tom Christian Jr, who had no aerial vicoties and was killed shortly after the famed color photo was shot.
New Stuff has a listing of what the delivery trucks brought us!
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July 12, 2019
Cargo Truck with Crane
By Chuck Theidel
This 1/35 cargo truck with crane is the mating of 2 kits. The crane is the 3-ton service crane by Miniart. It came with photo-etch pieces and metal chain. The utility truck is the ICM Utility Truck.
I built it straight out of the box. The only modification I made to add the rectangular base for the crane to fit the truck bed. It’s removable so that it can be used as either a tow truck or a cargo truck.
I used Tamiya paint finishing with Vallejo’s Sepia wash.
“”Quarter Light” is copyrighted by William Wolfe and is used with his permission
New Orleans, Louisiana