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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

1/48 Two-Bobs T-2C: The NATC Jet Pipeline Basic Trainer

I am a huge fan of Naval Aviation training aircraft such as the T-28, T-34C, TA-4J, T-45, etc. IMHO these aircraft were largely ignored by the model companies for many, many years with some OK releases throughout the years but nothing that ever[...]

Mark 48: Torpedo in the Water!

I have been involved in consignment builds for a long time now. I tell my customers I will build them anything from Autos to Planes, as long as I can find it in kit form. One customer who had asked me to build every plane he had contact with i[...]

Grumman Cat: The 1/48 Trumpeter Grumman F9F-3 Panther

Few weeks ago I watched an old, favorite movie. Bridges of Toko-Ri. Just loved those Navy F9F-3 Panthers. So I had to build one and realized I still had one in my stash. Upon opening the box of my HobbyCraft/Trumpeter kit I also discovered that [...]

1/25 Richard Petty Short-Track Dodge Dart NASCAR Kit-Car

I grew up near a NASCAR short-track called "Seekonk Speedway". As a kid and an adult I loved the look of these short-track cars. But as a kid I struggled with getting the model cars to look like the real thing. I switched to building mostly a[...]

1/35 Takom Chieftain Mk.11 Main Battle Tank

This is the 1st Takom model I have built and was excited to give it a go. At the time of purchase it was a brand new release for them. I think they have covered most of the versions of this legendary war machine. Overall I was impressed with [...]

1/48 Trumpeter T-38A Talon Jet Trainer: Gem of a Kit

I always loved the T-38 but had never built this ride as a 1/48 Kit. When a good customer of mine asked if I could build one for him in standard trainer scheme I jumped at the chance. I researched the two competing kits of this bird which was [...]

1/48 AMK Kfir Fighter Jet….A new molding for a Legendary Fighter

I always loved the Mirage and related Kfir jets used by several air forces including the Israeli military. I had not built a 1/48 Delta wing in some time so when the new company AMK released this model it was time to build another. I had no kn[...]

1/32 Wingnut Wings (WNW) Fokker E.VI (Late)

It's hard to describe a WNW model, you need to build one to experience it to truly understand what wonderful pieces of model engineering they are. Yes, some feel they are pricey but when you really consider what you get, compared to the competi[...]

1/35 MENG 6X6 USMC Truck in desert scheme

OK, it's time to post something besides aircraft and helicopters. My 2nd favorite subject is armor and military vehicles. So I recently finished this 6x6 Cougar made popular from extensive use during our current involvement in the middle-east c[...]

1/48 Gallery UH-34 Navy Helicopter

This model has been in my stash since it was 1st released some years ago. IMHO it is the best model in 1/48 of this famous Helo. It assembled with minimal issues but was tricky in places. The trick is lot's of dry fitting of the various sub-a[...]