It was suggested by another member I post a few pictures of some models I've built for Veterans. I have an ongoing project of building models for Veterans free of charge. I'll build anything from ships,tanks to planes. This is my way of saying thank you to Veterans of all eras and conflicts for their service to our country. While I hold ALL past service members in the highest regard, I must be honest and say airmen are my biggest heros. To get into an aircraft, fly a few miles above the Earth, battle the cold, flak and fighters, pray to survive, return to base and thank heaven you survived just to repeat the process again and again is nothing short of awe inspiring. You guys ARE heros! Anyway, here's some photos.
This is Mr Pete Morici, ground crewman of the 367th FS. This is "his" plane that he allowed 'some pilot' to use. This is from February on his 90th birthday.
This is Mark Talbot, CH-47 door gunner, Vietnam, 1968. Shot down 3 times!!
This is Barny Rust who with the 318th FG flew a 'Jug' off the USS Manilla Bay in order to get it to the air field on Saipan.
Floyd LaLone asked for a model of the Jug that saved his bacon when it strafed and eliminated a group of Wehrmacht soldiers who had him and his BAR man pinned down.
This was built for the Chelsea (Michigan) Retirement Home for a Veterans Day tribute to the WW2 Veterans who reside there.
Chelsea Retirement Home as well.
I don't want to monopolize the forum, but if you'd like me to post more pictures, let me know, I'm more then happy to share!
post edited by Ballturret - 2012/04/22 13:06:03