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.
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’.
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.
Although rather small in area, I can create clutter and disarray with the best of ’em. Taken some time ago, it presently isn’t a whole lot different. In the second photo, the evil one oversees my movements. She does NOT, […]
A gift from a fellow iModeler (thanks, Frank) only my 4th build with whirly things on the top, but went together fairly well – even with all those ‘fiddly bits’. I’m assuming it’s 35th scale, judging from the pilot figures […]
Seeing Tom’s photos reminded me of when (as in every winter season), the Colling’s birds flock to New Smyrna airport for yearly maintenance. These are just the B-24 photos in her present livery. I also have “Nine-O-Nine” pics and can […]
I half-heartedly attempted to convert this into a generic Marine/Navy version of the PBJ, seein’s’ how I didn’t have one. The kit presented little problems in itself, any ‘problems’ were (as always) self-inflicted. I did absolutely no weathering – not […]