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@camaro1 Jack Mugan

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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.

Building the Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

Arguably the best-known American sports car in the world, the Shelby Cobra appeared on the race circuit and the rest is legend. The Cobra and the Corvette Grand Sport rivalry entertained and excited race fans all over the world. The Cobra roa[...]

Building the AMT 1970 Chevelle 454 SS American Muscle Car

Way back in 1964, GM prohibited the use of engines larger than 400-ci in their A-body intermediates, for some stupid reason, right in the middle of the muscle car wars. It wasn’t until 1970 when they lifted the ban, due to stiff competition f[...]

Back to The Classics

(Google is my friend) The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (formerly known as the SL Roadster prior to 1994) is a grand touring roadster manufactured by Mercedes since 1954. The designation SL derives from the German Sportlich-Leicht, (English: Sport L[...]

Building High Planes Awesome 48th Scale Rare Bear

The Bearcat that became Rare Bear was a severely damaged wreck when discovered by Lyle Shelton in 1969. It had been abandoned next to a runway in Valparaiso, Indiana after it crashed there from a throttle-on torque roll in 1962. The airplane[...]

Building A Bearcat Champion Racer

I started out to build the Bearcat in the Glenview scheme, but as you can see, there was a change in plans along the way. I know racing aircraft is not everyone's cup of tea, but when one is looking for something colorful in a scheme, one can us[...]

Happy Dance Time

My prize arrived the other day so I can hardly wait to get into the build. Thanks to Martin and the guys for choosing my model of the Challenger I. This site is the greatest!

Building Monogram’s 48th Scale DO-335 Arrow

I built this kit a while back. I have seen this aircraft at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum/Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at the Dulles Airport in Washington DC. It is HUGE! I ran across some photos taken right after the war when the pla[...]

Challenger I, Mickey Thompson’s Bonneville beauty

Every year the F.A.S.T. club in Ocala Florida, an IPMS Chapter for car modelers, has a theme build, and this year it was anything that runs at Bonneville. This is to be my entry. It did not start out to be a two car build, but things ran amuc[...]

Back to the Fifties… building Monogram’s ’55 Chevy.

I was a teenager during the fifties and Chevy's were every boys dream car. Cars like this inspired my life long love affair with convertibles and customs. I painted this with Tamiya White and Coral Blue right out of the rattle can The interior [...]

Accurate Miniatures Corvette Grand Sport