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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Saburo Sakai’s Last Battle

170f002b056a1e0a512546f426853830The war was over on August 15th, 1945, but Saburo Sakai’s last combat mission took place two days after that day.

The 15th and the 16th went by quickly, and it was a little past 11:30 AM on the 17th when we suddenly heard an air raid alarm. We were caught totally off guard because we thought it was all over, and we all stood up with a tense feeling. Intelligence says the enemy is one large bomber flying up the Boso Peninsula. The war is over now, do they still want to fight? Continue reading

Saburo SAKAI’s Zeros

65_71_b1Four different A6M2 Zeros are alleged to have been flown by Saburo SAKAI and documented by Henry SAKAIDA in his biography of SAKAI, “Winged Samurai.” According to SAKAIDA, SAKAI san has flown A6M2 model 21s carrying Tainan ku tail codes as Continue reading

Saburo Sakai INTERVIJU

saburoThe most famous Japanese veteran of the air war in the Pacific, Saburo Sakai scored his first aerial victory in China in 1938. His first actions when the war began were in the Philippines and Dutch East Indies. Transferred to the base at Rabaul, he flew long-range missions to Guadalcanal before moving on to Lae in New Guinea, where he scored most of his 64 kills. He became the senior pilot in his division and mentored fellow pilots, including Nishizawa and Ota, who accompanied him on a Continue reading

Niš Model Show 2018 results

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Battle of Teutoburg Forest

djordje-miltenovic_180504_5aec1c4034f41-1600x1067Autor: Đorđe Miltenović
Foto: Boris Rakić
Razmera: 54 mm
Proizvodjač: Andrea miniatures Continue reading