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Takom 1/16 FT-17 Renault Finished! TAKOM-AMMO contest.

Posted by pedro.negron on May 19, 2016 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi Everyone!

I just finished the FT-17 Renault Japanese Trainer tank for the Ammo - TAKOM-AMMO contest. you can see the step by step here:


The Borinqueneers receive U.S. Congressional Gold Medal on April 13!

Posted by pedro.negron on April 19, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

*Repost from http://www.borinqueneers.org/*

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The Borinqueneers receive U.S. Congressional Gold Medal on April 13! WASHINGTON ??? On Wednesday, April 13, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate presented a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, for its pioneering military service, devotion to duty, and many acts of valor in the face of adversity. The 65th Infantry is a Puerto Rican regiment of the United States Army that bravely fought and served the U.S. during times of combat, including World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. For its extraordinary service to the nation in the Korean War, the Regiment earned nine Distinguished Service Crosses, approximately 250 Silver Stars, over 600 Bronze Stars, and more than 2,700 Purple Hearts. Congressman Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR) and Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) of Florida, who worked together to draft and secure House passage of the bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Regiment, spoke at the event. So, too, did Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who led the parallel effort in the U.S. Senate. In addition, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) took part in the bipartisan, bicameral ceremony. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor the United States Congress can bestow. In accordance with Public Law No: 113-120, a single gold medal has been struck to honor the 65th Infantry Regiment, the Borinqueneers for its valor, determination, and bravery displayed during the Korean War. The ceremony took place on April 13, 2016, at 3:00 PM ET in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol, and is available for viewing on CSPAN. Prior to the ceremony, the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony National Committee held wreath presentations the Tomb of the Unknown, the World War II Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial. A National Awards Reception followed the unveiling ceremony.

Revell 1/350 Russian WWI Battleship Gangut

Posted by pedro.negron on May 5, 2015 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

A Zvevda rebox from 2012 (as confirmed in scalemates.com) The kit is a great one, with a new set of decals, this model can be able to achieve a beautiful kit out of box, and a great one for starter modelers of WWI, WWII or battleships themes. 

Here some history:

Completed in 1911 the Gangut was the first battleship in the Imperial Russian Navy. A total of four Gangut class battleships had their keel laid and were completed in Saint Petersburg. The armour protection extended over most of the hull and also the relatively small superstructure. The two central turrets of the main armament could only be deployed laterally. The Gangut class battleships were intended for use on the Baltic Seas and were therefore specially fitted with an ice-breaker bow. The expensive battleships were rarely used during World War I in order not to jeopardize them. They came into the hands of the revolutionaries after the outbreak of the Russian Revolution. All the ships were renamed after the end of the Russian Civil War. The Gangut was renamed Oktjabrskaja Revoljuzija - October Revolution.

- Detailed hull with fittings

- Can optionally be built as a waterline model

- Structured main deck

- Detailed deck superstructures

- 12 x 305 mm L/52 Naval guns

- 16 x 120 mm L/50 Naval Guns

- Detailed Bridge

- Lifeboats

- Two masts

- Authentic drive and ruder units

- Display stand


- Authentic decal set for following version:

- Battleship Gangut, Russian Imperial Navy, 1912

Borinqueneers receive the Congressional Gold Medal

Posted by pedro.negron on May 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The House of Representatives on Monday afternoon approved by voice vote a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment.


Among civilian honors, the medal trails only to the Presidential Medal of Freedom in importance.


The bill was introduced jointly by Bill Posey (R-Fla.) and Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner (a non-voting member of the House), Pedro Pierluisi.


During the Korean conflict in the early 1950s, the 65th Infantry Regiment worked as a segregated unit, and its servicemen were awarded 10 Distinguished Service Crosses, 256 Silver Stars, 606 Bronze Stars and 2,771 Purple Hearts.


But when the Puerto Rican soldiers returned to the U.S., they were not given the same care and benefits that other soldiers received after they retired from active duty.


“Members of the unit are called ‘Borinqueneers,’” Pierluisi said on the floor of the House while speaking in support of the bill. “Since the term was first used over 60 years ago, coined by members of the Regiment on their way to Korea, it has become synonymous with honor, courage, redemption and pride.”


Four other military units previously have received the Congressional Gold Medal collectively: the Native American Navajo Wind Talkers, the Japanese-American Nisei Soldiers and the African-American Tuskegee Airmen and Montford Point Marines. The Women’s Air Service Pilots (WASPs) have also received the medal.


Representatives José Serrano and Nydia Velázquez, both New York Democrats of Puerto Rican descent, also spoke in defense of the measure, which will now be considered by the Senate.


If the measure passes, the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to the unit will be given to the Smithsonian Institution.


For years, members of the Borinqueneers alliance lobbied heavily both on the island and in the mainland U.S. to spur Congress to award the medal to the Puerto Rican veterans.


“They served their country and then they got back to Puerto Rico to find that they don’t have the same status as other soldiers,” said Javier Morales, the president of the 65th Infantry Veterans Association.

1/16 Sopwith Camel F1 WWI from Hasegawa

Posted by pedro.negron on April 3, 2014 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

LOOK AT WHAT HASEGAWA Sopwith Camel ! Its huge 1/16!

The Sopwith Camel was first flown by the Royal Naval Air Service's No. 4 Squadron in June 1917. A late addition to Britain's World War I arsenal, the Camel proved to be a formidable foe against Germany's Albatros. It was highly maneuverable and incredibly fast, so it was a perfect choice for nighttime air raids. Today, the Sopwith Camel remains one of WWI's most iconic aircraft. This structure model kit features new tooling, museum-quality details, all-plastic construction, silver metal-plated cowl parts, functional rudder and flap parts and realistic rubber tires.

You can find a great review of this kit here:

Where to buy?

Ebay $133.00

Towerhobbies $239.00