Modeling by Craig Abrahamson
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Retired (’06) Florida Corrections Officer Sgt., DOB 7-19-46, residing in Port Orange, FL, and a New England (MA) transplant in ’85, married (Joan), one son, (Chris, a border patrol agent in AZ), and a life-long modeler. Main area of interest is aircraft (40’s – 60’s), although some of the ‘newer’ stuff still catches my eye now and then. I’ve also done NASCAR, armor and a few “floaty things” just for some diversity.
Builds I have NO interest in are airplanes with more than one wing and/or rigging, boats that have sails (and/or rigging) and figures (I suck at painting any kind of figures). Like to travel, am a fair photographer, weekly (or in some cases, ‘weakly’) poker player and an excellent couch potato – my TV time is extensive when not doing “Mr. Mom” stuff or modelin’.
The ‘old’ 48th scale Monogram, which, in my mind, still stands the test of time for accuracy, ease of assembly and, especially, price! This one was OOB some years ago and done with (naturally) MM NMF metalizer’s in the rattle […]
Whaddya say, gang….time to move on to these now or wait a while?
First pic build: Eduard 48th scale F6F Hellcat Second pic build: HB 1/48th F6F-3 Hellcat Third pic: 48th scale, but apparently no build article (only pic I found) – same goes for pic #5 . These were way before there […]
Not a very good picture (the wife isn’t a photographer) – I sure got this fast, though. A big thank you to the iModeler staff for their consideration. It’s much appreciated.
This is the old boxing of Monogram’s “Tour of Duty” Skyraider (which I finally got a canopy for)…the kit had no decals, so I “winged” it (no pun intended). This was – if not painfully obvious – a ‘weekend build’, […]
The first entry of the group build that Greg started a while back. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at my first attempt at completely PE-ing the cockpit. Some of you may have seen the completed assembly elsewhere […]
A long time back, before the B-model was available, I’d done the Monogram F-106A in a NASA NMF scheme (see attached). When the Trumpeter “B” came out, I told myself I was gonna try to replicate one of my favorite […]
A selection of categories for your consideration: Monogram 48th B-17G Tamiya 48th M-4 Sherman Dragon 1/6th MG-42 Tamiya 72nd Vosper Monogram 25th Superbird
Like TC, I didn’t realize I’d destroyed this many kits over the last year – although a few of ’em turned out ok I guess.