I build 1/72 aircraft, from WWII forward, only build them wheels-up, and I brush paint or use rattle cans (don’t own an airbrush).
Dad was a fighter pilot so I grew up on airbases – he was trained in T-28, T-34 & T-33, then flew F-100, F-101, F-105, F-4 (Cam Rahn Bay) and T-38 (as IP).
I’m a member of Tulsa Modeler’s Forum club (www.tulsaipms.com).
Live in Tulsa, 6 kids, 1 GREAT wife.
Love the outdoors and good friends (stop and visit anytime you’re in Tulsa!)
REALLY hope to build my complete stash before I die (does anyone actually know someone who has accomplished this?)!
I’m also a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, so if you ever feel the need for some extra prayer, feel free to reach out.
Finally have some pics to post of the finished build. My apologies for the quality - me and my iPhone have a more difficult time with larger subjects!
This was the "enhanced" Privateer build that I posted in the Aircraft WIP thread, and if you[...]
We had our annual contest last weekend, and it was a great success. 47 modelers from OK, TX, AR, MO, and TN entered 213 models. Not a huge show by international standards, but for "flyover country" in the USA, very nice!
I included a few tease[...]
This is the second or third Academy kit I've built, and I have to say, I really like the detail and engraved panel lines on them. I did no scratch building on this - the only add was the resin tropical filter. I did drill out the gun barrels a[...]
Just finished this for a club '50s group build. It was a very simple kit, but lacking in detail - no interior at all. The "seat" provided was replaced by one from the spares box, and I added wire ejection pulls. Pilot was actually in the box (l[...]
If you've read any of my comments about unusual aircraft or schemes, you know I'm a big fan of modeling stuff out of the mainstream. I was recently intrigued by a conversation I had with a gent in my club, who described an Ar 196 used on an Aux[...]
I have a Sufa coming to convert into a Chilean F-16D Peace Puma, but I'm a little short on decals. I tried to find the old 1/72 TwoBobs set for the Peace Puma, but couldn't find one anywhere. I did buy the set of decals you see in the pictures[...]
Well, I started off the year with an experiment: a 2017 build plan (see here if interested: http://imodeler.com/2017/02/2017-build-plan/ ). I ended up completing 4 of the 11 proposed builds, and 7 total. I got distracted by group build opportun[...]
Finished this morning. The only modifications were: Drill out the area for the nose lens and added clear sprue sanded to shape, with a depression painted sliver for the lens; drilled extra gun exhaust holes; drilled out the airbrakes and detaile[...]
For the first time, at the beginning of the year I set up a proposed build plan for 2017. I didn't come anywhere close! "Best laid plans of mice and men..."
However, I've now gotten a wild hair to build a representation of aircraft of S. Ameri[...]
After brushing on 4 coats of "Desert Pink" paint on my Jaguar and STILL not getting the coverage I want, and watching a recent video on hairspray chipping to get a nice winter white wash effect, I've decided I'm going to have to secure a compres[...]