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After building models for over 40 years I quit in October, 2016. I have 292 models here at home with 300 awards. I have written several dozen model stories for 5 websites and 4 monthly newsletters.

My photo studio 1984-2016.

Here are 4 digital images of my photo studio. As a retired professional photographer and model builder I made this simple set up to take "top-quality" photos of my finished models. I used my six foot long by 3 foot wide fold-up table as my work [...]

Two Unfinished Airline Models

My hands began to shake in 2000 and by late 2016 I could no longer produce "quality" workmanship on my models, thus I quit building, however I had a wonderful career from 1977 until late 2016 building model's plus all the regular things an old m[...]

More Airline Models

Here is the rest of my airline models. I used the kit decals with my Tamiya paints. RJW

Ten different scale airline models

I like building airline models because there usually no cockpit to build. My paint was by Tamiya and I used the kit decals, except on my Polynesian's DC-3 airliner. The "VALUE" price was for my special insurance. RJW

A 1/12th Tamiya SUZUKI KATALINA GSX1100S Motorcycle.

Three year's have past by since I built my first "cycle" so it was time to build my second and last one in March of 2014. This kit was a joy to build and there was next to no flashing on the kit parts, especially all the chrome items. I had tri[...]

1/25 Scale Revell Touch Custom Chopper

This is my first what I call a "motor-cycle" but Revell calls it something else. I put it together in 2011 however I did not take hardly any "in-progress" building photos. In 2012 I took the model to a contest and found out that I put the chrom[...]

An Old USA Navy Airplane

Thanks to the invention of the "net" I was able to get some quality "Life Magazine" photo's of the old airplane on a carrier deck and in flight. As a kid growing up during WW-II we all bought Life Magazine's weekly magazine as they took us throu[...]

The red cobra.

I had no problem building these three 1/48 scale P-39 models as they were all "O.O.B." Like the yellow racer, I had no instrument panel dials nor any of the Waldron p.e. stuff. I used Tamiya paints and the kit decals. The end result was: "I had[...]

My Yellow Cobra Racer.

This 1/48 scale model is made by a different company than what I wrote in my bare metal P-39 story yesterday. I liked the pre-cut mask's for the windscreen, canopy and the door's as they fit perfectly. The modeler, (ME) had the option to finish [...]

1/48 Scale P-39 Airacobra.

This is "eduards" 1/48 scale model kit. I built it right out of the box and used the kit decals. I added Waldron belt buckles with some home made paper straps. I used different colors of Tamiya paint. I liked the model so well that I bought two[...]