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Retired now after 27 years at the best O Gauge model train company.

Been modeling since I was 8. My father got me involved and it's been my number one hobby all this time. I'am 60 now and have begun to pull away from 1/72 (to small) 1/32nd "looks" real good now! I've been working in the hobby field for almost 30 years.

As a artist and designer for hobby magazines an illustrator for books and even a stint as an assistant manager at a hobby shop. Love to build everything, aviation and armor being top now.

Build thread for Border Models Type Vll U Boat

So, first build of the this year and first after retirement from working at a great company for 27 years! Now I have the time and the kits! No figures, and not using the conning tower interior cause the hatches are closed. Stay tuned for [...]

30mm CWIS

Great kit, Lots and lots of PE. Turned brass barrels. Very well engineered, but really take your time folding the brass PE steps.

1/72 Bruno, Bismarck turret

This is the turret from Takom and wood deck. And aluminum barrels from MTW. The kit went together pretty good. The photo etched railings were very fragile and I replaced most of them with stretched sprue. Not Takom’s fault, just a big [...]

Started 2016, first finished 2017

Nice kit, typical Tamyia, add glue, shake box, done! Parts breakdown was interesting, track, rollers, drive gear all one piece. Gave me a chance to use Panzer Putty to mask with and it worked great. Didn't pull off any paint or leave any [...]

Big Bertha wip

Ahh lunch breaks 1 down 1 to go. Each wheel is 28 pieces. And then Sand, sand, sand, blow dust, sand, sand, sand,,repeat...

Big Bertha is biiigggg

What I'm working on at the moment. It's Takom's 1/35 scale WW1 artillery piece. Nice kit, fit is good, details are crisp. The stands all have holes in the tread plate molded all the way through. The kit is somewhat simplified in spots, it [...]

Russian T5 torpedo boat

This is the Merit 1/35 scale kit. It's been quite awhile since I posted anything or finished anything but here we go. The kit was a very nice build, no flash or ejector pin marks tha show up. The hull is 2 pieces joined at the lower sharp [...]

Typhoon update

Closed up, landing gear details, filling and sanding next. Might have to take out a lone to pay for all the paint for this thing!

Airfix 1/24 Typhoon Lots of PARTS

Starting to look like sumpin. Lots of scraping and sanding, but the plastic is soft so it goes fast!

D Day build stopping the Beaufighter (lost interest) going to build this L4 Grasshopper..fast

Needed a fresh start I still have time so here we go!