I build 1/72 aircraft, from WWII forward, only build them wheels-up, and I brush paint or use rattle cans (don’t own an airbrush).
Dad was a fighter pilot so I grew up on airbases – he was trained in T-28, T-34 & T-33, then flew F-100, F-101, F-105, F-4 (Cam Rahn Bay) and T-38 (as IP).
I’m a member of Tulsa Modeler’s Forum club (www.tulsaipms.com).
Live in Tulsa, 6 kids, 1 GREAT wife.
Love the outdoors and good friends (stop and visit anytime you’re in Tulsa!)
REALLY hope to build my complete stash before I die (does anyone actually know someone who has accomplished this?)!
I’m also a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, so if you ever feel the need for some extra prayer, feel free to reach out.
Well - up early, stockings are stuffed and waiting for the kids to wake up and wife to return from her early morning walk, so thought I'd go ahead and post my last finish of the year (just finished the rigging yesterday)...and Merry Christmas to[...]
Started this one quite awhile ago. It got put on the shelf after being masked for painting, waiting for me to move, get my airbrush booth set up, and then finally take the plunge into using it! This was my third project airbrushed (after the S[...]
I bought this kit for $10 at a contest, after calling a friend to ask if he could vac-form new canopies, as those in the kit were yellow as burnt wheat! The kit was a mix - it has nicely engraved panel lines, some nice resin additions (bomb sha[...]
Our club started a cold war build last summer, to be revealed at our December meeting, and this is the subject I selected. It was only a few years ago I became aware of the Savage - the first carrier-born bomber capable of nuclear delivery. The [...]
Our club contest theme for 2020 is "Made In Japan," and this is the first of 3 or 4 planned theme builds. Pretty much OOB, except I added some fins to the air intake on the fuselage side. I didn't intend to leave it a predominant NMF scheme - [...]
This was a project that started as "I'll just do a little clean-up on this old kit," and turned into a major project. I'm only posting the finished project pics here, but for details, especially the interior construction, you can see the WIP t[...]
If so, PM me or text me on Saturday at the show (918-260-8349) - I'd love to meet some iModelers personally.
When I saw a pic of the Malaysian scheme in a magazine, I had to build it. I ordered a couple different sets of after market decals (none for an F-5), but they didn't fit the size of the model. I was surprised when I opened the box that it incl[...]
I know it's been awhile. I just realized that between our annual show last year and the show last weekend, I've only completed 3 projects!! The Privateer took me almost 8 months, and then I moved at the end of the year. I do have 3 others wai[...]
For Christmas of 2003, I found a gentleman at a local airport who owned a T-28, one of the primary trainers my dad had flown earning his wings. I offered to pay him to take my dad up for a flight in his plane, but he agreed to do it and refused [...]