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@jjetmec paul teixeira

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life long model maker of all subject matter

Tribute to John: 1/25 Chevy Z-28 Camaro

I would like to dedicate this post to my good friend “John Jester” who passed away from Cancer last year. John was an avid classic car collector and enthusiast. When he recognized my love for, and ability to make models […]

Iconic Fighter Plane Model: Hasegawa 1/48 F-4S USMC Scheme

This is one of my favorite models of my favorite jet fighter in one of my favorite schemes. Through most of my childhood, and early adult life, I wanted to do one thing. Fly F-4s for the USMC. I could […]

Not Just Your Dad’s Wagon: 1/25 1957 Ford Del-Rio Wagon

I am 54 year old man who loves classic cars but as I write this keep in mind I am far from an expert. What I do know is that my Dad had a 57 Ford Wagon and he would […]

I Build Cars Also: The 1/25 Buick 1966 Wildcat

I have posted a lot of aircraft and armor lately so I thought it was time to change subject matter. Yes, I also enjoy building cars/trucks. I don’t build these as much b/c IMHO cars are the most challenging, especially […]

Fun Build Completed: Part 2 A 1/48 Tamiya Bf-109E-3

OK many of you followed and commented on my last posting which was Part:1 Fun and Easy Build. I described how I had been involved recently in some very complicated, commissioned builds sometimes not having as much fun as I […]

When Easy is Fun: Tamiya 1/48 Bf-109-3 WIP Update

The past year has been a very productive and challenging year regarding model builds. During this challenging year I have pushed myself outside of my comfort level regarding the use of advanced modeling techniques. I have spent many hours researching […]

IDF War Machine: 1/35 MENG MERKAVA Mk.3D Late LIC.

I am a real fan of IDF military equipment, especially their main battle tanks. When the new company MENG offered a 1/35 Merkava Mk.3D as a newer release I just had to have it. Prior to building this tank I […]

Project Completed: The 1/32 Tamiya A6M2 Zero

Well I finally completed her. Many of you provided wonderful comments and questions when I posted the past several WIP articles on this complex build. I truly appreciated all the compliments and comments. Overall this was a complex but fun […]

“Bare-Metal Foil” 1/32 Kitty hawk SNJ/Texan Project: A 1st Attempt

I am a private pilot an a huge WW2 Naval Aviation Buff. Much of this is due to my Dad being a Navy Aviation Crewman during the war. He spent a lot of time in the Navy Aviation Training Command […]

Eduard 1/48 Roland C.II: Easy to Build & Affordable Bi-Planes

I use to stay away from Bi-Planes for obvious reasons…rigging, wing braces, small parts…etc. Then I built a few Wing Nut Wings Bi-Planes and discovered that if the kit is engineered well, and you get good instructions, a bi-plane is […]