357th FG Model Gallery

These models were built in honor of the 357th FG by the 178th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard. They are part of the 178th FW Fighter Heritage Project. Many thanks to Lt. Col. Tom Hitzeman for his help and support. These beautiful models and are on display at the 178th FW at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport. Credit for all the model photos goes to MSG Teresa Kinter-Buford, 178th Communications Squadron, Multi-Media Flight.

Passion Wagon P-51B-5-NA made by Keith Svendson using a Tamiya P-51B model kit and Pro-Modeler decals. This plane was flown by Arval Roberson of the 362nd FS. 

P-39Q of the 362nd FS made by Mark Young using and Eduard model kit. 

The Shillelagh P-51B-15-NA built by Keith Svendson using a Tamiya P-51B model kit and ProModeler decals. This plane flown by John Storch of the 364th FS.  

Hurry Home Honey P-51B-5-NA built by Keith Svendson using a Tamiya P-51B model kit  "Hurry Home Honey" on engine cowl and victory markings under the cockpit were hand-painted by Keith. This plane flown by Richard A. "Pete" Peterson

U've Had It! P-51B made by Ed Cope using a Monogram model kit and SuperScale decal sheet 48-090. This plane flown by John B. England. 

Geronimo P-51B made by Charles Payne. Geronimo hand painted Tamiya model kit! This plane flown by John Pugh. 

Incorrect  paint scheme for John Pugh's P-51B. Model built by Charles Payne using a Tamiya model kit. 

Shanty Irish P-51B-5-NA built by Charles Payne using a Monogram model kit and SuperScale decal sheet 48-691. This plane flown by Gilbert O'Brien of the 362nd FS. 

Old Crow P-51D built by Charles Payne using an Otaki kit and decals. This plane flown by Bud Anderson 363rd FS. 

Chuck Weaver's P-51D reclining nude built by  Charles Payne using a Monogram model kit and Skymodels decals. 

The Shillelagh P-51D built by Charlie Fetick using a Tamiya model kit and Repli-Scale decal sheet 48-5057. Plane flown by John Storch of the 362nd FS. 

B-17G example of "Big Friends" the 357th FG escorted. This one was with the 401st BG, 612 BS and was built by Ed Cope using a Monogram model kit. WWII Bomber Model Gallery

Winged Ace of Clubs P-51D built by Ed Cope using a Monogram model kit and SuperScale decal sheet 48-453. Plane flown by Don Bochkay.

Ole Flak Joe P-51D built by Steve McColaugh using a Tamiya model kit and SuperScale decal sheet 48-692. Plane flown by Bill Fricker

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