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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!

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 all know the rest […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Hiding From the Jabos!

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 […]

Wingnut Wings Albatros D.V

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. […]