Airbus A380-800 Lufthansa

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Author: Marija&Katarina Miltenovic
Photo: Djordje Miltenovic
Scale: 1/144
Producer: Revell

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Ki-45

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Author: Djordje Miltenovic
Photo: Aleksandar Mladenovic
Scale: 1/48
Producer: Hasegawa

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My grandfather

Author: Djordje Miltenovic
Photo: Aleksandar Mladenovic
Scale: 1/35
Producer: ICM

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Ta-183 Huckebein

Author: Djordje Miltenovic
Photo: Aleksandar Mladenovic
Scale: 1/48
Producer: AMtech

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Ki-44 Shoki

Author: Djordje Miltenovic
Photo: Aleksandar Mladenovic
Scale: 1/48
Producer: Hasegawa

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Wenzel von Wurm 1/9 – Triglav model

20200110_183059Đorđe Miltenović – Prvi put u životu sam čuo njegovo ime kada sam uzeo ovu kutiju u ruke. Moje znanje o Austrougarskim generalima je prično tanko. Osim Poćoreka, nisam znao ni za jednog drugog. Šta je ovaj lik značajno uradio pa sada imamo njegovu bistu u 1/9 ? Ono što sam znao, je da se Austrougari nigde nisu dobro pokazali osim na itajanskom frontu. Čitajući sastavnicu ispostavio se da je baš ovo čovek koji je zaslužan za to. Znači “Napoleon” Austrougarske vojske. Ok,  to je nešto. Predpostavljam da Trigav model računa na Austrijsiko i Mađarsko tržište, države naslednice nekadašnjeg carstva. Dobar poslovni potez.
Na prvi pogled ova bista je ostavila malo jači utisak nego Titova, verovatno zato što je veća. Continue reading

TITO bust 1/9 – Triglav model

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Đorđe Miltenović – Posebno mi je drago što konačno postoji firma  sa ex-yu prostora koja se između ostalog bavi i prozvodnjom figura. To je “Tiglav model” iz Slovenije. Desilo da se smo zbog raspada Yugosavije i ratova 90-tih u zaostatku u odnosu na svet u mnogim stvarima pa i u maketarstvu. Posebno su figure teško dobijale na popuarnosti na ovim prostorima što nije slučaj sa Grcima i Mađarima. Dugo sam mislio da sam jedini koji se time bavi u našoj zemlji.
Čekalo se malo duže na ovo ali je vredelo. Jedna od prvih figura/bista koja je ova kompanija proizvela je predsednik Tito. Ostaviću svakom ponaosob da odluči da li je Titov lik verno “skinut”, pošto sam primetio da oko ovoga ima dosta Continue reading

Sgt. Satoru Anaubuki downs three B-24s and a P-38

Satoshi_AnabukiSatoru Anabuki served mostly with the 50th Sentai and is the top IJAAF ace of WWII. He fought in the Burma Indochina theater until he was injured on October 8, 1943. After being transferred to Japan in 1944, he also fought the mainland defense campaign, and ended the war with 36-54 kills. Anabuki became the first living soldier in the history of IJA to be awarded a personal certificate of merit.

 

On October 8 1943, Sgt. Satoru Anabuki took off from Mingaladon at 1215 to intercept a formation of B-24s heading towards Rangoon. His takeoff was delayed by about five minutes due to a fouled spark plug and he was trying hard to catch up with the three other Hayabusas of his chutai that took off before him.The sky was hazy that day, and when Anabuki caught a glimpse of the other Hayabusas, they disappeared into the haze. Searching for friendly planes, he suddenly came across the B-24 formation he was ordered to intercept.

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Masajiro “Mike” Kawato

147096533_1432841345Masajiro Kawato was the oldest of seven children, and grew up in Tango-cho, north of Kyoto. He volunteered for fighter pilot school in 1941 at the incredible age of 16. He became a Zero pilot and ace who was credited with 19 kills, and suffered 17 wounds as a Japanese Naval aviator in WW2. He recounted in his auto biography how he was the pilot that shot down Major Gregory “Pappy” Boyington. While originally believed to be an accurate claim, some historians feel he was in error after verifying coordinates and data from flight logs and other records. Kawato himself was shot down five times. His fifth and final time near was New Britain Island. Having successfully delivered a model 21 bomb mid-stern to an Australian destroyer, he returned to drop a second from his specially modified two Continue reading

An afternoon with Saburo Sakai

Sakai_Cockpit_A5MDuring the war, I was convinced the Zero Model 21 was the best fighter plane anywhere. It was always number one with me. Then a few years ago, at Champlin, I had the chance to fly in a Mustang and take the controls for a while. What an incredible plane! It could do anything the Zero could, and many things the Zero can’t, like a high-speed, spiraling dive. In the Zero, the stick would be too heavy to control the plane at those speeds. The Mustang’s number one with me now, and I’m afraid the Zero’s number two!

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