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Book Collection

A good friend and colleague of mine, Michael H. Pruett, recently passed away. Mike, a Vietnam vet who served with the 1-5 Infantry, collaborated with me on five different titles. His wife, Cathy, asked that I help her in liquidating the portion of his estate that dealt with militaria, models, references, photos and books.

For those who are interested, here are some photos of the stacks and stacks of books and magazines Mike left behind. If you see something of interest, please get in touch and perhaps we can strike a deal. As soon as finish with his models, militaria and original WW2 photos, I will start to list these on eBay.

German titles (mostly unit histories)


(Mostly) Softcovers (titles primarily dealing with WW2-era vehicles, but also a lot of magazines such as AFV News, After the Battle, Militaria (both French and English editions etc)

Hardcovers (in the main, WW2)

Militaria (Mostly uniform studies, with a lot of OOP titles)

Mike in Vietnam


October ‘gator Meeting

Just a reminder that the October meeting will be held at John’s Models this coming Saturday. Build session starts at noon, with a meeting at 1:30. Since the meeting conflicts with several shows — Modelpalooza in Orlando and another one in Louisiana — and many chapter members plan on attending one or the other, there is no set agenda. Your humble correspondent will be going to Orlando, so I cannot attend.

Here’s the link for Modelpalooza:

Here’s the link for the “Cajun Modelfest” in Baton Rouge LA:

Take care!


HobbyTown USA Model Contest – September 2019

Held at the HobbyTown USA affiliate in Mobile AL, the contest featured a large number of Gundam entries, but the armor category was relatively well represented with several dozen kits. Surprisingly, there were few aircraft and no nautical entries.

The Armorgators were well represented by Mike Frisch and your humble correspondent, both of whom won awards. Follow the link for some more images…



Meet Our Members

Members who would like to introduce themselves to the chapter via these pages are invited to do so by submitting material to me for inclusion on the Meet Our Members page.

So far, I’m the only one who has opted to do so. As much as I enjoy reading about myself, I already know most of the plot.

Here’s your chance to gain international fame and notoriety, thanks to the thousands who view these pages daily! 🙂

I recently added my models to the mix to show what options are available: Bob’s Models. If you have any models you’d like to show the chapter, here’s your opportunity.

Take care until the next meeting!