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Posted by ww2collector | May 28, 2016 @ 10:50 PM | 3,377 Views
Sympathy to the family of the pilot. I've seen this P-47D fly many times at the WWII Weekend in Reading, Pa over the years.
Posted by ww2collector | May 05, 2016 @ 10:40 PM | 3,718 Views
So a local person listed their father's estate here on RCG. I went to the house to see what was available, and to help in assessing what the grouping was worth. I bought a few items and helped evaluate the rest looking for nothing in return! Another RCG'er contacted me to ask about the collection. He was a reseller, and I knew that his offer would offend the buyer. He respectfully contacted the seller and bowed out rather than make a low-ball offer. Reality sucks, but I don't set prices. Unless you have some rare New-In-Box item, it is worth 1/3rd of what a retailer would ask.

My advice to all of you hoarders out there is to tell your heirs that you have placed notes with appropriate prices in each and every item box, so that when they have to liquidate the pile they have some idea of what this stuff is worth...otherwise your fellow modelers in your own club will steal anything they can from your heirs! Seen it happen more than a few times.
Posted by ww2collector | Jan 09, 2016 @ 11:15 PM | 4,876 Views
Atom's Swapmeet Feb 6th Hillsborough,NJ (DONE).... Wram Show Feb 26,27,28 Meadowlands, NJ....CPAA Swapmeet Lebanon, PA March 12th....Hamburg Swapmeet March 26th.....MidAtlantic Air Museum WWII Weekend June 3-5th Reading, PA....It is going to be a good year!
Posted by ww2collector | Jan 03, 2016 @ 02:32 PM | 5,129 Views
So I've flown with some greats....I remember at 8:00AM on any given Saturday, my father and I would arrive at our local flying field.....an old tank training lot adjacent to Camp Kilmer.....where my father was first interned after the 1956 revolution in Hungary as a political refugee.....During the early morning our friends would show up....Mike Natale, Pete Leck, John Diehl....By 11AM , the greats would show up....Fran McElwee, Leon Shulman, his son- Don Shulman. My father learned to fly from John Diehl....and I learned to fly from him. Leon always praised me for my flying ability at such a young age. Leon sold me one of the first contender 40's that Top Flite made. He took pics of me at the field with my newly built Contender 40....I have no idea what happened to those photos, but he assured me that as the local rep, they were to be used in promotions. I remember this as a great time to be a kid. After many years of life, I decided to get back into the hobby that I so greatly enjoyed with my father. I started collecting all the great kits that I couldn't afford back then. So now there are over 85 kits in the collection, er pile. So now that I have rejoined AMA and got my father's original AMA Number, joined my local flying club.....the 350th Flying Circus. The FAA adds a"big brother is watching you" protocol, because of some idiots that can't fly their drones with common sense. So all us modelers have to suffer because of their stupidity....and they are stupid!!!!!!
Posted by ww2collector | Jun 07, 2015 @ 08:26 AM | 6,235 Views
The Mid Atlantic Air Museum continues to put on one of the best shows on the east coast. A treat was the Commemorative Air Force Tuskegee Airmen P51C
Posted by ww2collector | Jan 12, 2015 @ 06:19 PM | 7,388 Views
Tiny Tots, Route 22E Greenbrook, NJ......Vince's Hobby Shop... worked out of his garage in Piscataway, NJ. Ricky G's, Route 22W, Greenbrook, NJ ...a High School friend who pursued one of his dreams.
Posted by ww2collector | Sep 21, 2014 @ 05:38 PM | 8,251 Views
A nice little museum in Cape May, NJ. Original WWII wooden hangar. Some nice aircraft including an F14, MIG 15, F16, Shooting Star, T28, Several USCG helicopters. Took my daughter and she really had a great time! If you are down there with the family. Stop in.
Posted by ww2collector | May 28, 2014 @ 10:16 PM | 9,167 Views
June 6-7-8 WWII Weekend at Reading, PA. An excellent East Coast event! I have been there for nearly 20 years! Don't miss it!
Posted by ww2collector | Jun 09, 2013 @ 09:28 PM | 11,996 Views
Another great time at the WWII Weekend! I've taken so many pictures there over the years it's hard to sift through them! There is no other event like this on the East coast! A great opportunity to take pics for scale documentation! The P61 has come a long way in all the years I have been attending the airshow. I remember when it was merely a fuselage crutch. At some point I hope I can contribute to it's construction...in a hands-on way....Continue Reading