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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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Accurate Miniatures Corvette Grand Sport

Building Big Daddy Roth's Outlaw

Back around 1959 Ed Roth got an idea for a real cool car. He started with basic '29 Ford rails and a junk Caddy engine, added some plaster of Paris, fiberglass, lots of chrome and automotive history was made. According to Ed Roth, the car [...]

AMT ’66 Nova locked and loaded.

I finally finished it. I received this kit in a plastic bag a couple of months ago right after finishing an aircraft model and I was ready for a change of pace. This is almost an OOB build as I only added the roll cage, the hood pins, the [...]

The Last Flight Of The North American Aviation X-15

I ran out of time to enter a club contest for anything that flew in space, so this was a one week build to have something to enter. This model represents the X-15A-2 that was rebuilt from the second X-15 that was nearly destroyed on [...]

Building The 48th Scale Stearman PT-17…Big Bang For Your Buck

Built in the 1930s, this aircraft became the primary trainer for the military to train pilots for WWII. This new kit from Revell is a fun build, and is easy on your wallet compared to most new kits today. The Lindberg kit was the only kit [...]

Off the reservation again …..

This is the Monogram Sizzler built mostly out of the box. I did this for a F.A.S.T. club project, and I must admit it was really a fun build. It does pay to try something different occasionally.