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I like aircraft, cars, armor, ships and figures. I'm always interested in finding new techniques to try. I am a long time IPMS member, currently belonging to four chapters here in Florida. I spent many years in Minnesota. I belonged to the IPMS chapter, Twin City Aero Historians, and I am now a life-time member. These days I rarely compete, but build mostly for my own enjoyment.

I retired in 1995 from a career in advertising and marketing. I was born in Pasadena California, but grew up in Nebraska and Colorado. I spent my service time with the US Coast Guard in New England which included a trip to Greenland.

I have been married to the same woman for 55 years and we raised two children. Our daughter was in the Navy where she met her husband who has since retired as a Master Chief. Both are living in Maryland and work for government contractors. Our son was also in the Navy and now works in computers and lives and works in the Fort Lauderdale area. We have 4 terrific grandkids. One granddaughter in a Captain in the Army, one grandson is going to school here in Fl, a granddaughter is going to school in Boston and the other granddaughter is attending Drexel in Philadelphia.

Buddy building the Accurate Miniatures 24th scale McClaren

I was so impressed with the amount of detail this kit provided that I had to share my discovery with my model buddy Mark Box. The more I raved about it, the more interested Mark became, so we decided to each build one so we could share the [...]

A do-over project

I rarely re-visit a project...once its done I move on. However, as I have started coupling pilot figures with aircraft, I decided to upgrade one of my past projects so I could make it part of my collection.

Teaching an old dog new tricks

After spending many years building cars, ships and aircraft models using enamel and lacquer paints, I finally decided to try my hand at using acrylic paints. I also decided to re-learn how to paint with a brush once more. Though I feel I [...]

Road and Track

I built the track version from the Revell kit right out of the box. Sometime later I tackled the Tamiya kit, also out of the box. Both projects were painted with Tamiya rattle cans, with the road car done in metallic Orange. The Revell [...]

Trying Something Different

Thought I'd take a break from planes and cars and try to learn how to use acrylic paints. I decided to focus on pilots.

Building the Academy 48th scale P-38M

I am sure many of my fellow modelers took advantage of the sheltering in place situation to commemorate this historical event with a model project. I decided to use this time to check off my bucket list a model, that has languished for a [...]

Building Darryl Greenamyer’s American Jet

Darryl Greenamyer donated this aircraft to the Smithsonian Museum in 1977. I first laid eyes on it at the Silver Hills storage facility and I have wanted to build it as a model ever since. Today you can see this historical aircraft up [...]

Building Revell’s FOOSE ’56 Ford Pickup

Have you ever built a model that went together with such ease that you could not believe how much fun you were having? Well this was that kit for me. There were absolutely no problems to report as everything fit as it was supposed to. [...]

Ferrari 250 GTO

I took a break from building air racers and put this together for a club contest. Basically done right out of the box with the exception of the plug wires, from the Fugimi kit.

Old School '41 Ford Custom

This was the way they did it back in the 50s. We do not get to see many customs on this site, so I thought I would break the ice.