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@craigindaytona Craig Abrahamson

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Retired (’06) Florida Corrections Officer Sgt., DOB 7-19-46, residing in Port Orange, FL, and a New England (MA) transplant in ’85, a widower, one son, (Chris, a border patrol agent in AZ), and a life-long modeler. Main area of interest is aircraft (40’s – 60’s), although some of the ‘newer’ stuff still catches my eye now and then. I’ve also done NASCAR, armor and a few “floaty things” just for some diversity.
Builds I have NO interest in are airplanes with more than one wing and/or rigging, boats that have sails (and/or rigging) and figures (I suck at painting any kind of figures). Like to travel, am a fair photographer, weekly (or in some cases, ‘weakly’) poker player and an excellent couch potato – my TV time is extensive when not doing “Mr. Mom” stuff.
EDIT: Since I’ve become alone recently, my modeling interest(s) have dropped off dramatically and I no longer have the desire nor the inclination to dabble in plastic modeling any longer. That may change in the future, but I don’t foresee anything happening in that regard. I still look in on other modelers here and will continue to add my .02 to most postings. My email is: [email protected]

1/48th Tamiya F4U Corsair

As with all Tamiya kits, this one practically built itself (which is a GOOD thing, because if left to my own devices, I usually manage to mess sumthin' up). There were no fit issues, as with any Tamiya example I've done, and unlike many modelers[...]

Dragon 1/6th scale machine gun series

The only gripe I have with the manufacturer is the lack of directions. The "instruction sheet" is one piece of paper with a black & white photograph of the assembled model with part numbers and arrows pointed toward the general location. No[...]

The remainder of my fledgling Navy

Both kits are 1/350th scale (in keeping with the Wasp)...the USS Freedom just plain looked cool - AND it has helicopters [aircraft, remember?]. The Los Angeles class sub was like a 2-hour "project" - never built a submarine before - besides, an [...]

WASP Amphibious Assault Ship

Gallery Models 1/350th scale USS Wasp had a plethora of aircraft included - it's what caught my eye as a [primarily] aircraft model enthusiast. It seemed a daunting task at first, but after a few weeks, it started to become a little easier as th[...]

USS Hornet – Doolittle’s Raiders

I picked up this 1/700th scale 'waterline' kit and decided I'd try something "off the wall" with it. I'm not usually a "ship guy", but I wanted to try an idea I had. i took some aluminum foil, crumpled it up and sprayed some color(s) on it. Aft[...]

Z-M 1/32nd scale Skyraider

I opted to build mine sans the wing-fold mechanism (obviously) and with the gear up - also obviously - I therefore have a plethora of extra parts, both from the kit AND the weapons set. If anyone needs/wants any pieces/parts, lemme know and we'l[...]