Hasegawa 1/48 Hawker Hurricane IIB: Part 1

So this is my next project. I’m building another aircraft my father might have flown—a Hawker Hurricane IIB that was on the complement of No.71 Operational Training Unit, Ismailia, in the first few months of 1944. It’s actually quite difficult to track down details of aircraft at Operational Training Units. A few pilot’s logbooks have … Continue reading Hasegawa 1/48 Hawker Hurricane IIB: Part 1

James Blish: Cities In Flight

From the embankment of the long-abandoned Erie-Lackawanna-Pennsylvania Railroad, Chris sat silently watching the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, preparing to take off, and sucked meditatively upon the red and white clover around him. It was a first time for each of them. Chris had known since he had been a boy—he was sixteen now—that the cities … Continue reading James Blish: Cities In Flight

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