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@lgardner Louis Gardner

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I’m a retired Fire Fighter. I’m also a US Army veteran (tanker) serving in M-60A1 and M1-A1 series tanks. My hobbies include restoring old Mopar muscle cars from the late 1960’s and early ’70s. I enjoy building aircraft in 1/48 & 1/32 scale, along with 1/35 Armor. I especially like the WW2 stuff. I built my first model (Revell 1/32 P-40 “Flying Tigers” version) when I was 8 years old. I currently have about 600 kits ( of which about 1/4 are built).

Battle of Kasserine Pass, M-4 Sherman “early” of the 1st Armored Division, Tunisia 1943

Finally, this one is done. I completed it last night……………….. I want to start off by saying “Thank You” to David Thomas, for coming up with the idea, organizing it, and leading this Kasserine Pass Group Build from the Front…………. […]

Battle of Kasserine Pass GB, Amtech 1/48 scale P-40 L-5 CU, long tail version, “Lighthouse Louie” 325th Fighter Group “Checkertail Clan”, North Africa

Here is another one of the planes I built for the Kasserine Pass Group Build. Again I wish to thank David Thomas for starting and hosting the Kasserine Pass Group Build. His untiring efforts have helped this GB become the […]

Battle of Kasserine Pass GB, AMT 1/48 scale P-40 F short tail version, 57th Fighter Group North Africa

I want to start out by saying this………. I owe a great big “Thank You” to David Thomas, for having a wonderful idea to start this Group Build. David tirelessly commented on our builds, encouraging us as we went along. […]

1/48 scale ICM 48232 Junkers Ju-88 A-5 kit review – Part 2 of 2

This is the follow up to the first article I posted on the newer ICM release of the Junkers Ju-88 A-5. The first part of this kit review is covered here: 1/48 scale ICM 48232 Junkers Ju-88 A-5 kit review […]

1/48 scale ICM 48232 Junkers Ju-88 A-5 kit review – Part 1 of 2

Well finally… Here it is. I have been trying to get this article done for a while. There have been a few “technical difficulties”, but we managed to get past that with help from some friends. More on that later… […]

1/48 scale Airfix A05128 Boulton Paul Defiant kit review

Way back in October 2016, I was picked for the “random model of the month” award here on Imodeler. My Hobby Boss 1/48 scale F4F-3 “early”, (which was painted in a Yellow Wings paint scheme), was chosen. This is the […]

“Year of the Cat” Group Build a freindly reminder…………

They say that all good things must come to an end. That sounds like a real “bummer” doesn’t it ??? The Chinese New Year will start on February 16th, which is only a few days away. Unfortunately that will be […]

1/48 scale ICM #48244, Dornier Do-17Z-2 kit review ……………. we have another winner !!!

A little while ago I posted an article on the new 1/48 scale ICM He-111. In that article I mentioned doing another review on the Do-17. This will give me an opportunity to try out the new format that Martin […]

1/48 ICM 48261 Heinkel He-111 H-3 Kit Review… and it’s a beauty !!!!!

Once I realized this 1/48 scale Heinkel 111 was out and available for purchase, I had to get my hands on a kit. After a phone call I had one on the way… thanks in part to the misses and […]

Year of the Cat Group Build………… Reminder

Hello again everyone !!! This is just a friendly reminder: It has been quite some time since this Group Build has started. The “Official” Chinese New Year starts on February 16th, 2018, which is a little over two weeks away. […]