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Hey fellow modelers! Gary, from Williamsport, PA.
I’ve been modeling for roughly 45-50 years, starting with my Dad at the age of 6. My first solo “project” was the Pt-109, probably the Revell kit, and still recall attaching the mufflers upside down….my first lesson in following the instructions. Like many of us in my age age bracket, modeling became a passion in the 1970’s, when I saw my first Shep Paine booklet, included in the Monogram B-17 kit. Yup, that’s what I want to do.
My modeling subjects lean towards WW2 subjects but I throw in some WW1, US Civil War and a few wooden ships, just to keep from getting stagnant. Outside of modeling I keep busy with being a draftsman at Lycoming Engines, (I work to live, I don’t live to work) visiting family, sports (Pens, Yanks, PSU), visiting battlefields, historical sites and museums, hiking, kayaking, snow-shoeing, cooking-grilling.
Hopefully you will enjoy my past, current and future projects posted here on I-modeler.
Thanks! Be safe! Happy Modeling!

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the June Major Award

Hey Fellow iModelers! My "Major Award" arrived this week! It was pretty cool to be awarded model of the month for June. Thanks to everyone at iModeler for the award and all the kind comments from all my extremely talented peers. I’m lookin[...]

1/48 Arii FW-190

Hi All, Love all the recent FW-190 postings, so I thought I'd add another Butcher Bird. Here's my 1/48 Arii kit I finished +/-20 years ago. Sorry, too many years ago to add any details about the construction. Keep on modeling!

Brig Niagara

Hey All, I'd like to present my Model Shipways, Brig Niagara I completed about 10 years ago. The model is a completely wood, (and metal fittings) plank on frame design, that took me approximately 3years to complete. A number of years back I de[...]

Saturday, Dec 6th, 1941…

Hi all, Presenting a recently completed diorama/vignette. The Story (please allow my fictional, artistic license)….A USS Arizona Kingfisher crew out scrounging supplies for the Saturday night party back at the O-Club….Dec 6, 1941. I think we [...]

Pzkfw IV Ausf D, 1/35, Tamiya

Hey all, One of my first dio's, I finished a few years back, based around the Tamiya, 1/35, Panzer Kampfwagen IV Ausf.D. The crew, including the dog, are the Tamiya kit supplied figs and Verlinden figs, painted with a combination of Vallejo and[...]

1/48 Tamiya Mosquito

Hi All, The Mosquito is my favorite aircraft and I would love to be able to get behind the stick some day. I won't be able to add much to all the things said about this Tamiya kit other than it was a pleasure to build, very smooth. I used Cutt[...]

Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain….100mm figure.

Hi all. I'd like to present my figure of Col. Joshua Chamberlain of the 20th Maine at Gettysburg in 1863. The figure is the 100mm, Michael Roberts Ltd., kit #CW10. He was painted with Vallejo Model Color acrylics. The only non kit items are t[...]

Link to my past…..

In my early teens, when I first saw those wonderful Shep Paine pamphlets included with Monogram kits, a new door was opened for me that took model building from being just a kids hobby to a passion. Even now, many years later, Mr. Paine's work i[...]

1/35, AFV Club, Stuart M5A1 (early), USMC.

Greetings again from Williamsport, PA. Presenting to you another diorama I completed a couple of years ago. This time it’s a Pacific, USMC tank commander mapping out a plan of action with some Marine infantry. The Stuart is the 1/35, AFV Club[...]

NASM at Dulles

While sitting here watching the Stanley Cup playoffs I'd thought I'd share some pics from my February trip to the NASM, Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Always something new to see. For this trip it was the JRS-1 from Pearl Harbor, th[...]
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