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I am born and raised- a BERMUDIAN.
I am a professional artist and an art teacher. I am married and have two miniature dachshunds.
My main areas of interest are USN/USMC aircarft through the ages, but I love all flying things! I hope to start doing some artwork of aircraft, but for now my market is more focused on images of Bermuda.

Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4J Blue Angels "Casper"

Here is my 1/48 TA-4J Blue Angels "Casper"- a replacement aircraft that served in an all white scheme during 1981 Winter Training. One thing to keep in mind when building the Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4J, is to ensure you use the vent [...]

Italeri 1/48 Bae Hawk: Red Arrows

Here is the second of my Bae Hawk derivatives series. The Italeri kit does not come with intakes, and the cockpit details are a bit off in terms of placement of the seats, fore to aft and also heights relative to the canopy rail. Using [...]

Kinetic 1/48 T-45C Goshawk: Centennial of US Naval Aviation

I have always appreciated the Bae HAWK design, and when it was modified into a US Naval Aviation Jet Trainer, I really wanted to get hold of a 1/48 T-45 at some point. Once Kinetic came on the scene with this kit, I knew I had to get it. I [...]

1/48 FM F9F-8 Cougar converted to F9F-8P

I bought a 1/48 FM (Fonderie Miniature) Cougar years ago in my pursuit of building one of each of the Blue Angels display aircraft in 1/48. In time I learned that it was essentially a Monogram 1/48 Panther kit that had been modified [...]

Collect-Aire 1/48 F9F-8

So, years ago I invested in a Collect-Aire 1/48 F9F-8... At the time, the only 1/48 kits around of the F9F-8 were the Lodella/Revell kit (1/50) and the FM kit. I actually got both (then sold the Lodella/Revell), but later I learned about [...]

1/48 Otaki FW190A-8 with help from DML, Airfix, and Tamiya

This is one of those older kits that you buy, and figure you could do something with it, then realize you should have just bought another of the newer kits instead. However, living on an island with no hobby shop, and not being able to [...]

Tamiya FW190A-4 conversion

Hi all, I seem to have picked up a few 190's over the years. This one is the Tamiya FW190A3 converted to an A-4. This airframe makes that conversion pretty easy, as all that is needed is to add an antenna mast on the tailfin. This is one [...]

1/48 ESCI A-4Q conversion

I bought up a lot of 1/48 ESCI A-4's years ago, and was not aware of the issues with the kit. The canopy is closer to the real A-4 than the Monogram canopy, but the exhaust area of the kit, is more of an ogival cross section than the [...]

1/48 Monogram A-4H Indonesia TNI-AU

My third A-4, and last for a little while, is the Monogram A-4E kit with improvements to the kit, and modifications to build it as an ex-Israeli A-4H in service of the Indonesian Air Force- TNI-AU. The first issue to deal with on the [...]

1/48 Classic Airframes IAF TA-4H

Here is my second IAF Skyhawk- a TA-4H. The Classic Airframes kit is quite good- with a few issues. The best part of them is the lack of "step" on the leading edge of the wing, for the slat. on the real plane there is no step [...]