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I am from southern California I have been building models for about 30 years I spent 4 years in the u s navy as a flight deck director onboard cv-63 uss kittyhawk I build mostly 148th scale aircraft and armor with an occasional 1350th scale ship

HobbyCraft 148th P-59b Airacomet

This is reluctant robot a P-59 Airacomet used for researching unmanned flight in 1946, it later resulted in drones, than UAVs

SPECIAL HOBBY V-173 Flying Pancake 148th

the V-173 was designed to test the charactoristics of short take off and landings (STOL) for the U S Navy there was only one built and it resides in the national air and space museum sorry some the pictures are a little blury, having [...]

Monogram AC-47 Spooky gunship 148th

The AC-47 gunship was a test bed for the gun platform intended for AC-130 gunship. It was a devastating weapon. This Spooky replica has motorized props as well as an LED interior, I tried some photos in the dark but they are not coming [...]

Tamiya F4U-1 corsair

VF-17 Jollyrogers US Navy Built out of box with the exception of lead foil seat belts

UM Gaz aaa trcuk in 148th scale

The Gaz (truck platform) was developed in the mid 30s and used in many roles from anti aircraft to fire engines The UM kit is fantastic, great detail and scale with no surprises along the way. hope you enjoy

Monogram F8F Bearcat

this was an out of box build Glenveiw air guard fun quick build great airplane

1/48 Hasegawa Macchi c205 Veltro

This is my latest piece. This Veltro is a late war co-belligerent forces fighter from early 1945 serving with south Italy allied movement

1/48 f-4e phantom

i don't remember what kit this was built a long time ago OOB with the addition of scratch built intake covers and gear locks any thouhts

Revellogram 148 Hawker Typhoon

Built for Normandy invasion nice old school kit

Dragon 148 Ho-229 Horten flying wing

The Ho-229 is a nice kit built OOB a few months back nice interesting plane something different for a change adds to the Luftwaffe experimental collection