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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.

Finished The 48th Scale Kitty Hawk F-94C Starfire at Last.

I really like aircraft from this era. This Kitty Hawk kit was fun to build for the most part. The cockpit comes with some PE parts which dress up the office nicely. I found the fit to be generally good, with the exception of the canopy, which I [...]

Building my collection of General Scott’s aircraft

I am well into building a collection of General Robert Scott's aircraft. He is probably the only aviation icon I have met in person, so this has been my motivation to start this project. All will be in 48th scale.

Monogam 48th Scale F-15 Eagle

I had this model in the work in progress group a while back and saw a request for more photos and to put it in the headlines section. I scratched everything in the cockpit behind the seat. You can see that I used a good amount of resin aftermark[...]

Academy 48th Scale F-4B Finally Complete

It's hard to believe it was seven months ago that I posted some in-progress photos on this project. There was a lot of decal work even before I added the Mike Grant rivets. I liked the kit and built it OOB.

Bye-Bye Corsair

I took a few pictures the other day of a Corsair model I had built a few years ago before it left for it's new home. A friend wanted it for his Grandson and had me add his nickname onto the model. This was built during my weathering learning cur[...]

Building The 48th Scale SKYSHARK Outside The Box

Years ago I built the old Allen kit of the SKYSHARK in the dark blue scheme. I let a friend talk me out of it, so when I ran across the Dynavector 48th scale kit some time ago, I snapped it up as a replacement. The Dynavector kit is a multi-medi[...]

Building the Academy 48th scale MIG in the digital scheme.

I wanted to do this scheme the first time I saw it on an F-18, but I did not want to do all the masking to achieve it. Fortunately good things come to those who wait, and sure enough the MIG arrived with all the hard work done as a kit decal. Th[...]

48th Scale Lockheed Martin T-33 T-Bird/Shooting Star

Just completed this Academy kit OOB for a Gatormodelers display of Florida aircraft that will be in the main library for the month of November here in Gainesville Florida. One of the most well-known jet fighters and trainers in the history of [...]

48th Scale Monogram F-102

Just wrapped up one of my club project commitments. Our club is working on a ongoing display of aircraft as they relate to Florida. Our plan is to use the collection to represent our club when asked to display at libraries etc. These good old M[...]

48th Scale Hasegawa Phantom

When these kits first came out I wasn't in any hurry to build one. There were too many experts on hand to point out everything you did wrong, but I did buy the kits nonetheless. Several years ago I eventually got around to building my first Phan[...]