Remembering Tom Griffin And The Latest On Sequestration – Warbird Radio – Episode 395

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WARBIRD RADIO – This week we remember our friend and Doolittle Tokyo Raider Major Tom Griffin.  Mr. Griffin passed away earlier this week and we thought it appropriate to pay tribute to him on this episode.  We’ll also check in with John Cudahy from the International Council of Air Shows with the latest news on Sequestration and the pending air show cut backs.

QUICK LINK: Robert Seale

Memorial Service for Tom Griffin on Saturday March 9th   11 A.M.

The service will be located at the Green Township Veterans Park, located at 6231 Harrison Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45247
For flowers and information:   Mr. Peter Minges.

NEIDHARD MINGES FUNERAL HOME  3155 Harrison Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45211
Phone number for Funeral Home: 513 6561 3022

Service will include:  USAF Honor Guard, and fly-over (B-25 Tri State War Bird Museum)

Guest Speakers to be announced

Family requests any donations should be made out to:  Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Education Fund.  c/o

Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole  48 Blasch,   Comfort, TX 78013


The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour – Kits and Contests – Ep#56

This week on The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour information about:

HeritageCon 2013 is being hosted by IPMS-Canada’s Hamilton Chapter at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museumlocated at 9280 Airport Road Mount Hope in Ontario Canada on March 3. This is one of Canada’s premiere scale modeling events.

EAA’s Family Flightfest will be held March 2 & 3 at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oskhosh, Wisconsin. The event features scale modeling exhibits as well as a Make N Take for the kids. This event has something for all ages and truly is a family event!

I’m also seeking input on what new kits you’d like to see the kit manufacturers produce. Our first poll covers 1:72 scale kits you’d like to see produced as injection molded offerings. More about how you can submit your top three picks can be found in My Choice For A New Kit Is…

Be sure to visit the show’s Facebook page to learn how you can WIN some great kits courtesy of Revell as well as other great items provided by the Supporters the show!

Hawkeye’s Squawkbox

The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour – Master Modeler Carl Rees -Ep#55

This week we chat with Carl Rees, Master Modeler on The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour. Carl loves to build scale models and prefers to work in 1:25 scale and as such is in the process of building several projects at once, one being a scratchbuilt 1:25 Ford Trimotor.

Learn more about Carl and his passion for the hobby. Check out Carls workshop and builds by visiting his website.

Don’t forget to check in on The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour’s Facebook Page

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The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour – VAW 113 Black Eagles – Ep54

WARBIRD RADIO -This week on The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour we spend time with two crewmen from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One ThreeVAW-113 The Black Eagles from their home base at Naval Air Station-Point Magu, California. Listen as we hear about operations onboard the E-2C Hawkeye.

Black Eagles on Facebook

You can build a model of the E-2 Hawkeye using the kits produced by Hasegawa (1:72) or Kinetic (1:48). If you search around you might still be able to find the kit released by Fujimi too. There are plenty of aftermarket accessories for the E-2 Hawkeye including decals, resin and photo-etch. Sprue Brothers offers 55 different items related to this aircraft.

This episode dedicated to the memory of Ed “Raz” Rasimus.

My thanks to Chris & Rob at Warbird Rescue for making this interview possible!

Don’t forget to check in on The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour’s Facebook Page

Hawkeye’s Squawkbox

Author John Mollison Talks About His New Book – Warbird Radio – Episode 493

WARBIRD RADIO – Historian, aviation artist and author John Mollison joins Matt Jolley with a look at his new book.  The Devil’s Number – The Amazing Service of Hank Snow is a must read for aviation history buffs. For information on John’s work just click on the Quick Link posted below.  Thanks for tuning in!

FYI…check out our FaceBook contest at for some cool swag giveaways from John Mollison.

QUICK LINK:  John Mollison’s Website

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