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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 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 was fi[...]

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 headli[...]

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 November [...]

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 of thi[...]

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.

Bits and Pieces….Odds and Ends

Soon after retirement I found myself hanging out at at local hobby shop, the kind that had hundreds of models hanging from the ceiling. The owner and I thought it would be cool to have plane being shot down with a real ten foot trail of smoke ha[...]

Another 48th Scale Monogram F-8 Fan

I bult this model some time ago, but it is still one of my favorites. The panel lines are pencil and the kit is built basically out of the box. Lots of decal work and some light weathering. The seat is resin.

Building the 1/8th Scale Tamiya Suzuki RGV-L

There is something to be said about building out of one's comfort zone. I know absolutely nothing about racing motorcycles (and still don't), but I have seen some built here on imodeler and thought they looked incredible. So when I ran across on[...]

One more time…. the Mauve 48th scale P-40N

The third time is a charm. I could not pass up the opportunity to do a P-40 in a natural metal finish either.

Building the Curtiss Ugly Duckling

The first 48th scale kit of this aircraft I owned years ago was an all resin kit, and the name of the manufacturer now escapes me. I know I traded it off quite a few years back. I also know the real aircraft was a real dog, and the Navy hated it[...]