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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]

Accurate Miniatures A-36 Apache

This 1/48th scale kit is typically AM in quality and fit. Nothing added that wasn't included in the box. Anything "atypical" is [sadly] user-error. I completed the entire build in a weekend. There are obvious omissions (antenna wire, nav lights[...]

Monogram A-26 Invader

One of my first (I think) attempts at the NMF thing. I probably built it right after seeing "Always" - the flick about the fire bombers - and although not depicted as such, a rather cool-lookin' airplane I thought. And as you can see in some of[...]

Monogram F-105 SEA

Another pretty easy build....the 'old' Monogram (still one of the best for my money) Thunderchief. Three shades of MM rattle can paint (what else?). I use an old sponge-like material (unevenly torn), and just hold it against the plastic for a fe[...]

Monogram P-47 Thunderbolt

I thought it was about time I tried my hand at another NMF (it's been a while since I've done one). Model Master "Buffable Metalizer" - this one in Stainless Steel. It's a 'Plain Jane' generic example just to keep in practice with the metalize[...]

Revell 48th F-8E Crusader

Even though the copyright date on the instructions state 2011, I suspect this is a re-issue of the 'older' Revell kit, as it lacks in many areas of detail and the pilot figure (not used), is an older two-piece and crudely molded. On the plus sid[...]

1/48th Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter

I thought it was about time to build something with whirly things on the front, so I finished my newly-acquired Beaufighter - I've never built one of these before, but I figured I couldn't mess up a Tamiya kit (wrong). There are two boarding acc[...]

Ferris camo F-14 Tomcat

Monogram's 'old' 1/48th scale boxing. I had started doing one of these a few weeks back, but the upper/bottom fuselage(s) were majorly misaligned. Jim Sullivan to the rescue once again. He had an old kit that was partially started and incomplete[...]

1/48th scale SBD Dauntless

Against my better judgement, I find myself posting this less-than-stellar (and last) of my foray into the tri-color paint schemes. Aside from the [obvious] painting errors - and generic markings - it was a pretty straight forward build with few [...]

Hobby Boss 1/48th F4F Wildcat

This being only my second attempt at the tri-color scheme, it was a little more difficult that the first (Eduard's F6F Hellcat), due to the smaller size, and the plethora of mistakes are all too evident. Trying to correctly mask when using spray[...]

Revell 48th scale F-18 Navy Centennial

I started with the 'old' boxing of the Revell "Blue Angels" version of the Hornet and using a rattle can (what else?) of Model Master Dark Sea Blue, transformed it into a version of the Centennial celebration of Naval aviation. The base is simpl[...]