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@jjetmec paul teixeira

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life long model maker of all subject matter
From Rhode Island, USA
Model making is a primary hobby but recently accepting commissioned builds
Sell all my models b/c I no longer have any decent space to display
Graduate Degree
Private Pilot
FAA Certified Air-Frame & Power-Plant Mechanic/Technician
Married with 2 Children
Musician (Drummer and Guitar)
Ex-Military (Naval Aviation Student disqualified due to Medical)
Loves to Write

1/350 Tamiya I-400 IJN Submarine: Project Completed

This is the completed 1/350 I-400 IJN Sub of WW2 fame. This is the first (I-400) of a three-sub class designed to carry out surprise attacks on the USA (I-400, I-401,I-402). One such surprise attack planned was an attack on the Panama Canal in[...]

2nd Update: Build of 1/350 Tamiya I-400 JPN Sub

I am still plugging away with this I-400 build and have made decent progress since last build update. I am happy to inform that the customer viewed the pictures on this site and is very pleased with current status of the sub. The biggest chang[...]

New Project: 1/350 Tamiya I-400 JPN Submarine

After a member reviewed my recent posting of my Revell 1/144 German U-Boat model he asked if I could apply same modeling techniques to build the Tamiya 1/350 I-400 Submarine for him. Of coarse always wanting to accept a build request I replied [...]

My Basement Collection: These Poor Models Never Made it to the Big-Time!

I am sure some of you have a few models laying around the house, and/or workshop, that just never got any attention. These are the "Hanger Queens" of the Modeling World...LOL. Something is broken, Missing Parts, Bad paint-job, mediocre effort,[...]

1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3: Battle of Midway

I would like to present my completed 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3 Dauntless in the Battle of Midway configuration. The model took me approximately a month to complete working on it almost daily. The base kit is constructed very well with loads of deta[...]

WIP: 6th and Final Update: Trumpeter 1/32 SBD-3 “Midway Variant”

Well this is the 6th update for my commissioned build of this SBD. It is now completely painted, weathered, and sealed with Vallejo Matte Acrylic Varnish. Started today with the model approximately 90% complete. What remained was the attachme[...]

WIP: 5th Update for 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3 Midway Variant

Just some updated pictures capturing the latest progress on the SBD. Most of the progress is resulting from application of Yellow-Wing Insignia decals and squadron/plane markings from the Trumpeter decal sheet. Lots of decal solution and heat [...]

Vintage Monogram Kit: Cessna A-37 Tweet

I always love this little jet in all it's variants. I especially like the attack version in it's all grey tactical paint scheme with low-vis markings. I recently found these old pictures of an old build. I do apologize for the horrible photog[...]

“Tin-Canning” Submarine Hull: Does Anyone Know How to Do It? Need Some Feedback?

1st thing I would like to say is "These are not my models". They are the pictures of a model I-400 JPN Sub made by "Hyun Soo Kin". I am making the same model using the Tamiya 1/350 I-400 Sub model. I also have the Infinity Detail-Up PE kit wi[...]

1/35 Tamiya US Army M60A3: Very Old Build

The M60 has been and continues to be my favorite tank of all time. Its the best combination of classic blended with modern when it comes to Armor. Last of the classic American all iron beasts of war. Also so so many interesting variants, can'[...]