Models and Projects

"Life is an ongoing scratchbuilding project"

About

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Best partner in the world!  Ree & me - Christmas 2013

I owe a great deal to my wonderful wife, especially with how she has loved and cared for me and about me in this last year. I am truly blessed to have her in my life and I could not have gotten through this past few years and the bout with cancer without her. I am very grateful to her, my wonderful family, and all the dear friends and collegues that supported me, encouraged me, and prayed for me - it means more to me than I can ever really describe. You all have my heartfelt thanks and none more than my precious Maureen!

I've arranged the site so you can easily access several different areas depending on your need or what you are looking for. 

If you are looking for background information, especially photographs of some of the projects I've written about or have been messing with (or want to mess with) take a look at the Prototype Galleries.

If you want to see a particular building project, photos of finished models or projects, go to the Projects Galleries .

If you want to know how  to do something or read about some interesting ways to tackle project problems, then try taking a look at the How-To Directory

I also added a page where you can get whatever plans, templates, drawings, specs, or other building documentation I have for any of the modeling projects or prototypes seen here. Just go to Plans, Drawings, & Specs and click on any piece you like.

Finally, if you are looking for copies of old columns or articles, try taking a look at the In-Print Directory for copies or where to find what you are looking for.

This site is an ongoing work in progress - posting new material of things I'm currently working on and scans of older projects and ideas I've toyed with in the past - so feel free to visit frequently to see what is new. I'll post a summary on this page of the latest additions. You can also friend me on Facebook where I will post notices of new material

If you have any questions at all, feel free to use the Contact Us link to send me a message.

Many thanks for stopping by and checking out this site. I hope you find something here that will be useful and helpful!

Recent Additions

Prototype Galleries

I have dug out a treasure trove of photos and other documentation on some great potential projects. The latest batch includes shots of Mack Aerialscopes, a Mack B-85 Pumper, and Oshkosh Crash trucks.

  • Mesa, AZ Engine 208 Walk-Around
  • Mesa, AZ Ladder 214 Walk-Around
  • Geoffrey Kerbel's 1970 GTX Drag Car
  • McGuire AFB Oshkosh P-15 Walk-Around
  • Oshkosh MB Series Documentation



New Project Information

Likewise, I have some old and new project documentation on some very cool past and present projects. Some reprints of articles can be seen here as well...

  • US Air Force P-12 Article
  • US Navy MB-5 Article




My Favorite Model

You might be very surprised at this, but my favorite model isn't made out of plastic. In fact, I didn't even build it!


TIM BONGARD
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