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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]

Tamiya F4U1 “birdcage” Corsair

Far from being on a par with the many others I've seen built from this kit, I had an enjoyable time trying to make mine as presentable as my talent(s) allow. I ran into a couple of 'snags' (of my own doing), but they remain hidden - for the mos[...]

All right, then….a P-40 it is –

I built this Revell 32nd scale P-40 some time back and thought it sucked (not necessarily the kit, but my build of it)....that's why I've only got a couple pictures of it. So there.

Nanchang Chinese trainer

See....? I TOLD ya one never knows what they'll find in that restoration hangar down the road from me. They allow me to wander about and take photos provided I don't touch anything or ask stupid questions ( least I didn't touch anythi[...]

T-6 stick time…

Over the years, I've been fortunate enough to have three different rides (including aerobatics) with Warbird Adventures near Orlando. I attempted to replicate the three different Texans I've flown in with the venerable Monogram 48th scale T-6G T[...]

“Revell-O-Gram” P-47N

Always had a certain affinity for the Jug, so I figured I'd do a quick build of the last one in the pile here. I used my usual 'artistic license' -again- and simply used generic markings which I figured looked the part. I tried something new an[...]

Accurate Miniatures 48th TBM-3

Thank goodness for pre-cut canopy masks. Although there are the usual screw-ups here and there, I'm happy (for the most part) as to how it turned out. I was trying for the "Atlantic Scheme", although for the sake of 'accuracy', I'm not sure the [...]

1/48 Monogram B-17G “Nine-O-Nine”

Finally got this finished. I don't usually attempt to replicate an actual aircraft, but this one I did - sorta. I'm quite sure there are a few nuances that are 'different' than the Collings Foundation bird, but I tried. At least I'm happy with[...]

Tamiya F4F Wildcat

Well....I couldn't stand it and went ahead and decaled this one without the Future coat. I figured there weren't that many decals goin' on it anyway, so I tried a different method. After I applied the markings, I [brushed on] coat of flat lacque[...]

1/48th Monogram P-80

Had this old Monogram "Shooting Star" in the pile and hadn't done anything NMF lately, so I figured I'd kill a weekend and throw one together real quick. The Monogram engineering shone through as usual and the gear doors fit like a glove, so I [...]

1/32nd FW-190-D “Dora”

Built a while back, this [Hasegawa?] kit went together quite well as I recall. Painted with 'rattle cans', as I always do if I can get away with it, and built entirely OOB. The 'mottled' effect was achieved by simply spraying through a hole in [...]