This blog is a collection of my research notes from my model building hobby. I am only trying to provide fellow modelers, war gamers and historians interesting photos and details/facts on subjects for models which I had built, currently building or going to build someday. Since I am not a professional author, my posts are not meant to be complete articles and I am not writing a book on the subject. The sources for my posts usually are from various books and internet websites/forums where I had to sort through all the incorrect and misleading information. Also I found a number of non-captioned photos on the internet.
Model building has been my hobby for the past 50+ years and I am an avid reader of military history. My interests are of World War II, Korean War, Indochina, Vietnam, Middle East Wars, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. I like to build armor, aircraft (mostly early jets today) and some Sci-fiction/space subjects in most scales but today I tend to build 1/48 scale most often. When I build a model, I like to know the history behind the subject.
I do have a full time job and have been working with computers for the pass 35+ years. Setting up and maintaining this blog came easy for me. From my experiences, I say “the internet is not forever” because websites are either restructured, have missing files or just disappear completely over time. It also applies to this blog. At this time, I am the sole person posting to this blog. I do not know how long I will be doing it or if someone will take over in the future.
An example of “the internet is not forever”. I search the Youtube website for interesting Films and Videos on the subject. I add links to these Films and Videos to my posts. These links work when I published my posts but months or years later Youtube removes these Films/Videos because the Youtube account who posted them are no longer active. This is why I add a link to the Youtube site instead of embedding the Youtube film/Video in my posts.
This website (blog) is hosted at WordPress.com and its functionality is fixed but I selected the images, color scheme, fonts and added some available features (widgets) to my blog.
Since February 2011, I have been “hanging out” on the Track48 forum. Over the years, I posted a number of articles and conversed with many great guys around the world. In April 2018, the forum changed their host service. All my earlier posts are still there but some of the formatting was lost during the migration and some of my earliest posts have some missing images. I still have all the info/materials for my earlier posts and over time I will rework some of them to post on this blog. Creating this blog is my way of “going public” plus I have better control over my posts and I receive more information about the posts. I still “hang out” on the Track48 forum as it is like my local bar (pub).