CAF SoCal Wing, Camarillo

Discussion in 'Warbird Displays' started by evangilder, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    I talk about this museum a lot, obviously. Here are a couple of shots that I was asked to do over the weekend. I love the fact that I could have the aircraft put where they needed to be for the shot. I was up on a 15 foot metal crew stair for some of these. The stairs felt good and sturdy at the bottom, but felt pretty wobbly at the top. A bit unnerving, but I got used to it.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    14,636
    Likes Received:
    424
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Head chef
    Location:
    billingham nr middlesbrough uk
    great pictures as always Eric, is the zero painted in the colours of Saburo Sakai

    i'm asking as i'm planning to do a model of sakai's zero for the PTO group build !

    if so do you have more details of what mk of A6m etc and any more pics of that particular aircraft for reference please
     
  3. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
  4. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    14,636
    Likes Received:
    424
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Head chef
    Location:
    billingham nr middlesbrough uk
    thanks Eric,
    i've just recieved a die cast metal zero painted very like the one in your picture and the booklet that came with it suggested it was sakai's

    dont worry about pictures of wing folds etc i'm not that good with models yet strictly out of the box for now, but thanks for the offer any way
     
  5. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,760
    Likes Received:
    518
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Excellent stuff Eric! Looking forward to seeing some more in the near future.
     
  6. Geedee

    Geedee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3,292
    Likes Received:
    210
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wiltshire, UK
    Crickey mate, that looks a right little treasure trove of aviation stuff...just the sort of place to 'lose' a day in and around. Thanks for posting the shots.
     
  7. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    Yep Gary, I have lost many a day down there just hanging out, taking photos and chatting with the guys. If you ever get out that way, let me know. I can show you around.
     
  8. mkloby

    mkloby Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    3,561
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    USMC - Capt - 7532
    Location:
    Jacksonville, NC
    Sweet pics... oh how I would love to fly a Zero...
     
  9. Geedee

    Geedee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3,292
    Likes Received:
    210
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wiltshire, UK
    Wow, thanks for that. Working on the assumption that I'm getting out to the States next year for some airshows and whathaveyou...I'll get the beers in and thats a date !
     
  10. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    It's only a few miles from NAS Point Mugu, which makes for some fun spotting, depending on the day.
     
  11. lesofprimus

    lesofprimus Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2004
    Messages:
    19,162
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Communications
    Location:
    Long Island Native in Mississippi
    Home Page:
    Great stuff as always Eric.... What are they planning on doing with the shots???
     
  12. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    They are going into the new museum brochure and the first shot in the thread is going on the cover of a book that I will be able to reveal very soon. It should be out in May.
     
  13. Heinz

    Heinz Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    7,731
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Student, Musician, Writer, Thinker, Shelf Stacker...
    Location:
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Looks great!
     
  14. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    Well, the book has been published. I'm on the back cover, and they misspelled my name :rolleyes: Oh well. Still a neat book. You can zoom in on the front and back covers at the bottom of the page.

    aircraftmuseums Home Page
     
  15. ccheese

    ccheese Member In Perpetuity
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    12,669
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    R E T I R E D !!
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, Va.
    What's the English rule .... I before L, except after C .... or something like that !!

    You're right Eric, still a neat book....

    Charles
     
  16. wheelsup_cavu

    wheelsup_cavu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Messages:
    4,530
    Likes Received:
    43
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    CNC Machinist/Programmer
    Location:
    Corona, California
    Home Page:
    You might mention it to them and see if they can fix it for subsequent runs of the book.
    It looks like a good book.

    Wheels
     
Loading...

Share This Page