Colorado, United States

Occupation: Retired
Interests: WWI aviation
Username: JackFlash

  



About JackFlash
I was building Off topic jet age kits at the age of 7. I remember building my first WWI kit way back in 1964-5 at the age of 8-9. Hundreds of 1/72 scale Revell and Airfix kits later my eyes started to change and I wanted to do more detail. With the advent of DML / Dragon and Eduard I sold off my 1/72 scale to a group of wargamers and started to build 1/48. At the tender age of 32 I was writing about real WWI aviation subjects and getting published in Cross & Cockade Intl and Over the Front. At 35 I became the archivist to the Lafayette Foundation. One of the larger repositories for WWI aviation artifacts in the US. We have a world class display of uniforms personal equipment documents and full and 7/8 scale replica WWI aircraft. About 150 kits, and a wall full of awards later I opened a website dedicated to the average modeler interested in building WWI aviation subjects. I also build on commission and have had several reviews published here at the Aeroscale. But I try not to take my hobby too seriously. After all I'm just another Modeler. _____________________________________________________ C&C International 20 #1 1989 “Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel Nr.36" 20 #2 1989 “Althaus!” 21 #1 1990 “Feasting on a Do-Do” 22 #2 1991 “Kest 1a - a thirty two day Tour of Duty” 23 #2 1992 “Dicta Richthofen” 24 #2 1993 “Arid Haven -Champlin Fighter Museum” 25 #2 1994 “Jasta 7 under Kobes Pt.I” 25 #3 1994 “Jasta 7 under Kobes Pt.II” 25 #4 1994 “Charge of the Yellow Ram -138 th Aero Sqdn” 26 #3 1995 “The Green Knight, Max von Mulzer” 27 #2 1996 “Kobes in FFA 11" 29 #1 1998 “To Capture the Rainbow... 94 th Showbirds” 29 #2 1998 “Sketches and Descriptions-Kobes” 30 #4 1999 “Pfalz D.XII a Workhorse in Foreign Fields” 31 #2 2000 “Photos & Combat Log of Jasta 14" 31 #2 2000 “Photos & Combat Log of Jasta 30" 32 #1 2001 “Sanctuary- Lafayette Foundation” 34 #3 2003 “Photos of Smith IV - Cockpit.” 37 #2 2006 “Billy Bones - an accounting of the 31st Aero Sqdn at Issoudon” 37 #2 2006 “Issoudon and the 3rd AIC AEF.” ____________________________________________________ Over the Front Vol. 7 #4 1992 “Kobes in Jasta 22" Vol. 9 #4 1994 “Kobes in Fosta W.” Vol.21 #3 2006 “185th Aero - A shadow in the moonlight.” Vol.22 #4 2007 "Jasta 64w . . .eight months in a field of thorns." ____________________________________________________ Model Aircraft Monthly (Now Miltary Aircraft Monthly) Vol. 1, #1 Nov. 2001 ‘Albatros D.III - Feasting on a Plastic Do-Do.’ Vol. 1, #2 Feb. 2002 ‘Albatros D.V/Va - War Horse of the Luftstreitkrafte.’ Vol. 1, #4 Apr. 2002 ‘Nieuport 17/23 - Bebe you have Grown.’ Vol. 1, #6 Jun. 2002 ‘ Sopwith Triplane-Stairway to Combat.’ Vol. 1, #9 Sep. 2002 ‘Sopwith Pup - A Pup for all Seasons.’ Vol. 1, #10 Oct. 2002 ‘Spad XIII - The Gallic Gamecok.’ Vol. 1, #11 Nov.2002 ‘Albatros C.III & VI- The German Draft Horse.’ Vol. 1, #12 Dec. 2002 ‘Fokker Dr.I - The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.’ Vol. 2 #1 Jan. 2003 ‘Fokker D.VII - Grooming a Thoroughbred.’ Vol. 2 #8 Aug. 2003 ‘Fokker D.VI - The Promising Underachiever.’ Vol. 2 #9 Sept.2003 ‘Sopwith F.1 Camel - Getting over the Hump.’ Vol. 2 #10 Oct. 2003 ‘Fokker E.III - The Fokker Scourge.’ Vol. 2 #11 Nov.2003 ‘Fokker D.VII pt.II A Horse of a different colour.’ Vol. 2 #12 Dec .2003 ‘Siemens Schuckert D.I - A Rose by any other name.’ Vol. 5 #4 Apr. 2006 ‘Nieuport 17 - the Super Bebe.’ Vol. 5 #5 May 2006 ‘Nieuport 11 - Bebe’s first steps.’ Vol.5 #9 Sept.2006 'Albatros D.III (OAW)- The German Arabian" ____________________________________________________ Scale Aircraft Modelling (Samnet) Vol. #8, Aug.2004 ‘Zeppelin Staaken R.VI - Projeckt Riesenflugzeug II.

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My Awards


Between the Wars Wings: This award signifies this person completed the Aeroscale Between the Wars  Campaign
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Blood Order 1917: The Blood Order of 1917  issued to all Kitmaker participants that complete the build of  two WWI aviation kits associating them with two known combatants of an air to air dogfight in April 1917.  Note the rules and regs.  One should be from the Allied powers and one from the Central powers.

The Blood Order 1917  has a blood red field similar to the British Victoria Cross, but in this case noting the terrible cost of aircrews in April 1917.   There is a white panel centrally located  noting the pure intentions of these combatants to serve their countries.  The German Iron Cross and British Cockade entwined, pins the middle of the award noting two of the combatants of this era.
Blood Order of the Kiwi: The award signifies that the bearer did take part and complete the tasks assigned for the Wingnut Wings Group Build or 2009 - 10.  The wearer was known to be among the happy few that served together to hone their skills and offer encouragement to other team members.  With dedication did infact use every chance to put all that could be done into a good build.
Fokker Vrs Camel: This ribbon shows that the person has complete His or Her build for the campaign
Kights of the Sky II: The holder of this award is known to have stayed the course to sweep all competition from the field. That the project that had laid unfinished is done. The inprogress build was completed and the new project was daringly accomplished.
Knights of the Sky: The holder of this award is known to have stayed the course to sweep all competition from the field.  That the project that had laid unfinished is done. The inprogress build was completed and the new project was daringly accomplished.
KotS III award: The holder of this award is known to have stayed the course to sweep all competition from the field. That the project that had laid unfinished is done. The inprogress build was completed and the new project was daringly accomplished.
Red Star Award:
Sea Planes and Flying Boats:
The Great War 11-11-11: This ribbon signifies that this member is a veteran of The Great War campaign commemorating the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month which officialy marked the end of the war to end all wars.  Well done!
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