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@caabreu Geoffrey Abreu

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I am 56 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 Academy P-51 “North Africa”

I just finished the 1/72 Academy P-51 "North Africa" boxing. I think the kit had been languishing in the stash for about a decade so it was time to get it built and I kind of like the look of the Allison powered Mustangs. The kit came with a 1[...]

1/48 Eduard P-39N

1/48 Eduard P-39N Airacobra Profipack kit. I just finished this today. While looking through my stash last month I found this kit partially built in the box. I had started it in 2014 and then put it away probably because I really don't have the [...]

1/72 Hasegawa P-51K

My first build of 2021 is complete. This is the 1/72 Hasegawa P-51K. Although the Hasegawa kit is getting a bit long in the tooth, I think it still builds into a nice representation of a Mustang. I added CMK resin wheels, Quickboost resin exhaus[...]

1/72 Eduard Spitfire HF Mk VIII

This is the 1/72 Eduard Spitfire HF Mk VIII. The markings are for SAAF No 1 Sqn, the "Billy Boy Squadron" Trigno, Italy, March 1944. It started off as a weekend edition kit but I added a Eduard Zoom set (the PE rearview mirror tested my eyesight[...]

1/72 Hasegawa Ki-46-III-Kai “Dinah”

I finished this yesterday. This is the 1/72 Hasegawa KI-46-III-Kai "Dinah" I just added PE seatbelts, drilled out the gun barrels and added the antenna post in the rear canopy using a small piece of nitinol wire. Antenna is Uschi superfine thre[...]

1/48 Airfix P-51D

I finished my 1/48 Airfix P-51D. I did not have a D in my collection. It has been years since I built a 1/48 kit. Painted with Various shades of Alclad (fuselage:Duraluminum, Stainless Steel and White Aluminum and wings in Aluminum.) I used Gunz[...]

1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18E Super Hornet

I started this kit probably close to 10 years ago and put it away due to all the sanding filling and rescribing I was having to do. I pulled it out a few months ago and decided to finish it. This is the 1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18E Super Hornet kit. Th[...]

1/72 Tamiya Spitfire Mk Ia

Tamiya 1/72 Spitfire Mk Ia. I have had this kit in the stash for quite a while. It was time to build it especially since I did not have a Mk Ia in the collection. This plane was flown by Sqn Ldr Rupert "Lucky" Leigh of No. 66 Sqn from April to O[...]

1/72 Encore (Academy) Harvard Mk IV

I just completed this today. This is the Encore boxing of the Academy Harvard Mk IV. I painted it with MRP and Alclad (RAF High Speed Silver) paints. The markings are from the kit. I moved with wingtop nav lights to the wingtips, added ventral I[...]

1/72 Academy F-8E Crusader

I finished this today. Academy 1/72 F-8E. The model was painted with MRP paints. I added a resin ejection seat and wheels as well as a Master pitot tube. Markings are by Furball Aero-Design. The model depicts a F-8E of VF-101 "Satans Kittens" p[...]