It started with the old TV Show "Baa Baa Black Sheep" starring Robert Conrad as Greg "Pappy" Boyington and the fact that my Dad was a pilot. I loved the look of the F4U Corsair with the swoop of the wings. For a long time I thought this plane was the be all end all. Then I really fell in love with the P51 Mustang. Respect for other fighter planes followed. Including the fierce look of the P40 Flying Tiger. I even grew to respect the amazing Japanese Zero. And the German Messerschmitt. I started building models of WWII airplanes as a hobby. It was a great way to spend some quiet time. My favorite model I had displayed in my bedroom was the P38 Lightning. Eventually I had to find my way to bombers. My neighbor growing up was a WWII Bomber Pilot. He flew a B26, the kind used in the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo. The B26 was called "The Widowmaker." The B26 was an upgrade of the B25 which to me just has a classic bomber look. Of course the B17 which may be the most famous bomber planes in Europe.