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I am 59 years old and live in the SF bay area. I mostly build in 1/72 aircraft and will sometimes do something in 1/48 if the subject strikes my interest. I am also a volunteer aboard the USS Hornet CV/CVA/CVS-12 in Alameda, CA helping run the radio room and amateur radio station on board with the callsign NB6GC.

1/48 Tamiya F4F-4

A rare 1/48th scale build from me. This is the Tamiya F4F-4. I added some Eduard PE in the cockpit along with oil cooler screens as well as a Ultracast seat, and Aires ventral position lights. I used a vac canopy for the sliding section. [...]

1/72 Hasegawa Hurricane Mk IIc

ust finished this 1/72 Hasegawa Hurricane MkIIc today. I added Quickboost antenna, cannon and exhaust, a resin ventral position light and wheels from Aires, some Eduard PE here and there (belts, radiator grills and gun sight bead), and [...]

1/72 Brengun MXY-7 Ohka Type 22

My First build of the year is this 1/72 Brengun MXY-7 Ohka Type 22. I added PE seatbelts and ring and bead sights as well as adding back the air intake behind the cowl as the one molded on the kit is very easy to sand off while building. [...]

1/72 KP P-51B

This had been sitting on my bench nearly completed for a while. I finally got it finished today. This was the personal aircraft of Capt. Donald M. Malmsten 4th FG 334FS of Burwell, NE "Turnip Termite". On June 6, 1944 this [...]

1/72 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk VII

I just finished this 1/72 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk VII today, my first build of the year. I scratch built the rear bulkhead for the pressurized cockpit and added Eduard seat belts as well as Quickboost exhaust and a resin ventral ID light. The [...]

1/72 Airfix A6M2b Zero

My final build for 2021. I started this on the 2nd of this month to see if I could get a build done in a months time. This is the Airfix 1/72 A6M2b kit. Its mostly OOB. I added PE seatbelts and some gunsight glass. Hinomarus and stripes [...]

1/72 Tamiya F4D-1 Skyray

I am calling this one done. 1/72 Tamiya F4D-1 Skyray. Painted with MRP paints. Its OOB with the exception of added seatbelts. Markings are from Starfighter Decals and depict a aircraft from VF-141 the "Iron Angels" aboard USS [...]

1/72 Academy P-51B

This is the 1/72 Academy P-51B. I just finished it today. I am trying to get some of the P-51B's in my stash done before the new Arma kit is released. This aircraft nicknamed "SNAFU", was flown by !st Lt. Clemens A. Feidler. [...]

1/48 Hobbyboss F8F-1 Bearcat

I started this one last year and then it spent a little time on the shelf of doom before I finished it this week. I sanded down the larger rudder trim tab that was for the -2 and filled and sanded the openings on the starboard wing that [...]

1/72 B6N2 Tenzan

1/72 Fujimi B6N2. This was on the shelf of doom for quite some time. I had started this kit years ago but put it away since I was having a hard time getting the forward cowl/fuselage to fit the way I wanted. I took it out of the box and [...]