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 all know the rest […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Hi All, While I’m procrastinating to get some newer projects photographed, I’d like to share this “late in the war” diorama, including a 1/48 Tamiya, Fw-190D and Kubelwagen, I completed 10-15 years ago. I hope you like it and I […]
My first post, I hope you like my work: The Albatros, my first Wingnut Wings kit, was built straight from the box but includes some additional cockpit wiring, fish line wing rigging with scratch-built turnbuckles and two laminated wood propellers. […]