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@caabreu Geoffrey Abreu

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I am 54 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 callsign NB6GC.

1/72 Airfix Defiant Mk I

I have always liked the Defiant and had started this Airfix 1/72 Defiant Mk I and then put it back in the box. Well, now its finished! I added Eduard Zoom to the interior, Quickboost gun barrels, exhaust and pitot/antenna masts. Aires resin for[...]

1/72 Tamiya Spitfire Vb Trop

1/72 Tamiya Spitfire Vb Trop. I was going through my stash and found this kit partially built with the cockpit mostly painted. I guess you can say it came from the shelf of doom. I realized I did not have a American Spitfire in my collection so [...]

1/72 MPM( Academy) P-39D

This is the MPM boxing of the Academy P-39 kit. MPM provides a different decal sheet for the kit. I added Eduard seat belts, stainless steel tubing for the cowl guns, drilled out the other guns, Aires main wheels an reworked the nose gear a bit.[...]

1/72 Revell Hurricane Mk IIB

This is a 1/72 Revell Hurricane Mk IIB I just finished today. Painted with MRP paints. I added gunsight glass, clear wingtip nav lights and resin wheels. The markings are from LF Models and depict a Hurricane of the Portuguese Air Force based at[...]

1/72 Hobbyboss F9F-2 Panther

Just finished this one today. The markings represent Neil Armstrongs F9F-2. He was shot down in this aircraft on Sept 3, 1951. While on a armed reconnaissance mission south of Wonsan, he was hit by ground fire while making a bombing run at about[...]

1/72 Sword Spitfire Mk Vc Trop

This is my 1/72 Sword Spitfire Mk Vc Trop Markings are for MA292 flown by F/O Lawrence Weggery RNZAF of 615 Squadron RAF at Dohazari, India, Jan 1944. The markings are from the kit. I added IFF "cheese cutter" antennas from Uschi Superfine Thre[...]

1/144 Eduard Spitfire Mk IXc

I have just completed this little kit in 1/144. It is my first ever build in this scale and a nice diversion from those huge 1/72 kits I usually build! This was built OOB and painted with AK Extreme Metal and MRP paints. The next one will have i[...]

1/72 Academy F2H-3 Banshee

Completed my Academy 1/72 F2H-3 Banshee. This is the most recent boxing. I built it mostly OOB just adding some wingtip navigation lights and some wire and plastic card to help make the ejection seat look more like a ....ejection seat. The kit h[...]

1/72 Airfix F4F-4 Wildcat

Just completed the Airfix 1/72 F4F-4. Markings depict Lt. "Swede" Vejtasa's white 19 of VF-10 on board USS Enterprise in Oct of 1942 during the Guadalcanal Campaign. Painted with MRP paints. Added gunsight glass, some Eduard PE in the cockpit, L[...]

1/72 Academy F/A-18E VFA-143

This is the 1/72 Academy F/A-18E Superhornet depicting the CAG Aircraft of VFA-143 "The World Famous Pukin Dogs" from 2008. The model was built completely OOB using the kit decals which were excellent. Painted with MRP paints (Gunze Mr Color for[...]