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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]

Dying Hulks….

The post below put me in mind of a sight I came upon while at a restoration facility....it was rather sad to see these airplanes rotting away in the Florida sun. Of course, it was some time ago and hopefully they were hauled into the hangar to [...]

Eduard 48th scale F6F Hellcat

Believe it or not, this was/is my very first attempt at the tri-color paint scheme - I never thought I could pull it off convincingly without using an airbrush. However, through some trial and error (and some practice), I managed to get this clo[...]

Monogram 48th Phantom

A while back I tried my hand at a "splinter" camouflage scheme ala Keith Ferris on an F-15 Eagle. This time I gave it another go with the Monogram F-4C. I still haven't gotten the result(s) I'd hoped for, but perhaps it could have been worse I [...]

Revell 1/48th F-89C/D Scorpion

I guess this will be the last "old" NMF build I will bore you with. All (or most) others can be found on my blog. But I noticed this particular example was only pictured once (I believe) within that NMF tutorial post - as was that F-84F, but I[...]

F-105, F-101 & F-100 NMF’s

More of some older Monogram 1/48th scale "Century Series" NMF's....this time a trifecta. Rescued (and, in some cases, repaired) from the "shelf of dust". I was on a tear with my rattle cans of Model Master "Buffable Metalizer's" a while back and[...]

Monogram 48th F-84G & F-106A in NMF

From the "way back machine", another pair of classic Monogram kits done with (you guessed it) Model Master Buffable Metalizer rattle cans. A coat of Future, a little nose weight, kit decals and viola...finito. I also did the Monogram F-106A Del[...]

1/48th Canberra

This is an older build not previously posted (so old, in fact, I don't remember the kit maker). I didn't have a model of this particular aircraft, but I seemed to recall seeing one in this livery (attached pic). I'd done the B-57 version in NMF [...]

Monogram 48th F-15C Eagle

This is the old boxing (1987 molds) of the venerable Eagle. It has it's pros and cons, but overall, a decent example. I've seen better builds of this kit, but this is what I came up with. I fashioned the splinter camo scheme ala Keith Ferris, a[...]

Hasegawa 48th Mustang

Not my best effort of late. "Hurry Up" got in the way - again. :( Now that I see the photographic evidence, I find I have to once again apply a coat of Future; (the dreaded 'silvering' effect shows up). Hasegawa's engineering, fit and detail p[...]

Tamiya 48th F4U-1D

Practically fool-proof kit to build, as most of you know. However, I managed to fool 'em anyhow (I just ain't tellin' how or where). :( As is my practice, the paint is rattle-can MM Intermediate Blue over Tamiya fine white primer. EZ line for [...]