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Water Wings group build – Cessna 172 floatplane, Arii 1/72

by Jaime Carreon on November 7, 2016 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

Here’s my warmup for the group build. This is the Arii Cessna 172, which contains parts for both wheels and floats. The model represents a late 1970’s Skyhawk equipped with Wipline floats. Fit was ok but not great, and the […]

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Water Wings group build

by Jaime Carreon on October 16, 2016 in Aviation -- 4 Comments

Just a friendly reminder that we’re running a group build dedicated to seaplanes, flying boats and any aircraft that operate from water. The build started September 1st and will run through March 1st 2017, so if you’re looking for a […]

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Group Build – Water Wings

by Jaime Carreon on August 24, 2016 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Ok here’s the latest group build. This one will be dedicated to aircraft that were designed for or modified to fly from water. Here are a few ground rules: 1. New build 2. Can be any available plastic, resin or […]

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Gauging interest – iModeler Group Build – Flying Boats and Seaplanes

by Jaime Carreon on August 23, 2016 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

The Phantom group build went pretty well and got me to thinking about starting a new one, so here it is. This one will cover flying boats and seaplanes, something we just don’t seem to see enough of. There are […]

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North American T-2C Buckeye Special Hobby 1/48

by Jaime Carreon on July 10, 2016 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

The T-2 was the US Navy’s intermediate trainer, used to introduce pilots to jets after basic training in piston engine aircraft. It was intended as a straight wing follow on to the T-28, entering service in 1959, and serving until […]

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Heinkel He-115, Matchbox 1/72

by Jaime Carreon on April 4, 2016 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

My first completed build of the new year is the venerable Matchbox He-115, a kit that I think was first issued the year I graduated from high school back in the ’70’s. It’s also the first model to come out […]

Cessna single engine airplane retractable landing gear

by Jaime Carreon on February 12, 2016 in Aviation -- 2 Comments

There is a 1/48 Cessna O-2 Skymaster on the build pile, whose civilian counterpart, the Cessna 337, has quite a few maintenance logbooks with my signature in them. Looking at the model brought back memories of the most terrifying aspect […]

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Grandson’s first model – Revell Snap Tite F-16

by Jaime Carreon on December 29, 2015 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

My five year old grandson got a bunch of die cast airplanes as a gift a while back. He had his mom send me a picture asking what kind of airplanes they were and he’s been interested ever since. On […]

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Workbenches and man caves

by Jaime Carreon on December 29, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 6 Comments

Here are some seldom seen views of the ultra secret Mexican Skunk Works, located deep in the swamps of East Texas. Not quite as neat an elegant as some, but it’s been serving me well for the last 25 years. […]

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Detail and Scale, F9F Cougar

by Jaime Carreon on November 20, 2015 in Reviews -- 2 Comments

I was also able to secure a copy of the Detail and Scale series on the F9F Cougar a few days ago. Greg Kittinger posted a pretty comprehensive review here, and most of my impressions mirror his. This is my […]