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life long model maker of all subject matter

Quonset Point NAS Diorama: Childhood Memories

I was raised in RI and was always in the water with my brother sailing in his boat. Maybe 8 to 10 years old. This was in the early 70’s. Quonset Point NAS was part of a large, industrial Naval […]

Part 4: Tamiya A6M2 Zero—Having some fun with the initial weathering process

I really should be building the engine assembly and the landing gear but just could not get motivated for more complex assembly work. So instead I decided to start the weathering process with some basic paint chipping and staining. The […]

Build Part 3: 1/32 Tamiya A6M2 Zero—-Putting on Decals and Semi-Gloss Varnish

In the 3rd part of the build I applied the decals and then applied Tamiya semi-gloss varnish. The model kit comes with decent decals to make 1 of 6 specific Zeros, all of them part of the Peal Harbor raiders. […]

The Pilot Maker: Boeing PT-17 Stearman

I have always love the Stearman and all of it’s different schemes and variants. For many years I have been frustrated due to the lack of modern quality kits of this fabulous bird in my favorite build scale of 1/48, […]

1/32 Tamiya A6M2 Zero: Build Part: 2 Painting Phase

This is the 2nd article regarding my build of the Tamiya 1/32 Zero. The 1st article covered aspects of the basic kit, along with photo’s illustrating my progress on the highly detailed cockpit assembly with fuselage halves. Since then I […]

Mk.23 MTVR USMC Cargo Truck: Tow Vehicle for my M198 155mm Gun

Last week I posted my build of the Trumpeter 1/35 M198 155mm Howitzer Gun. I received some good feedback and some asked if I built something to tow it. This article is a response to that question. Yes, I put […]

1/32 Tamiya A6M2 Zero: Current WIP

I recently started a consignment build for a friend of mine who wants 1/32 models of Pacific Campaign fighter planes. He has already taken delivery of the 1/32 Trumpeter P-40B in AVG colors, and the 1/32 Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair in […]

1/35 AFV T-34 Tank with Interior in Winter Wash Camo

I have a lot of 1st with this build. It was, and still is, my 1st T-34. It is my 1st Tank model with a full interior, use of chipping paints solution, using real oil paints for weathering, and finally […]

Tamiya 1/35 M40 Self-Propelled 155mm Gun.

The M40 is a fairly new release for Tamiya and it is AWESOME! This model OOB is a dream to build full of intensive detail, outstanding engineering, and excellent fit. It even includes the full firing crew figures which are […]

Trumpeter 1/35 M198 155mm Towed Howitzer (Late)

This is the 1st and only stand alone cannon I ever built. I enjoy taking on different subjects and this fit the bill. This was a fairly easy, average level build appropriate for all model makers with a bit of […]