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Hey fellow modelers! Gary, from Williamsport, PA.
I’ve been modeling for roughly 45-50 years, starting with my Dad at the age of 6. My first solo “project” was the Pt-109, probably the Revell kit, and still recall attaching the mufflers upside down….my first lesson in following the instructions. Like many of us in my age age bracket, modeling became a passion in the 1970’s, when I saw my first Shep Paine booklet, included in the Monogram B-17 kit. Yup, that’s what I want to do.
My modeling subjects lean towards WW2 subjects but I throw in some WW1, US Civil War and a few wooden ships, just to keep from getting stagnant. Outside of modeling I keep busy with being a draftsman at Lycoming Engines, (I work to live, I don’t live to work) visiting family, sports (Pens, Yanks, PSU), visiting battlefields, historical sites and museums, hiking, kayaking, snow-shoeing, cooking-grilling.
Hopefully you will enjoy my past, current and future projects posted here on I-modeler.
Thanks! Be safe! Happy Modeling!

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10th Mountain, M-29 Weasel

Hey All, I’d like to present a diorama I finished a couple of months ago. This little vignette depicts some battle weary 10th Mountain Infantry soldiers and M-29 Weasel located somewhere in war torn Italy during WW2. I used the 1/35 LZ Model [...]

A Day at the Museum…

Hey there fellow iModelers, Here's another "moldy-oldy" from my shelf. This little scene depicts my cousin, Doug and I, out doing one of our favorite activities, visiting the museums. This fictitious museum was built around the 1/48, Accurate [...]

1/700 USS Alabama

Hi All! Modeling the ships I visit, I would like to present my USS Alabama (BB-60). The kit is the 1/700, Trumpeter, USS Alabama and detailed with Tom’s Modelworks USS South Dakota Class photo-etched set. Unfortunately I do not have any actual [...]

Manfred’s and Lothar’s Dr.1’s

The brother's Richthofen together again!  Well, at least on my work table. Hey Fellow iModelers! Gary from Williamsport, PA.. I had to take time out from watching the Little League World Series to present these Dr.1's I completed last night. [...]

USS Slater DE-766

Hey All, Here’s my 1/700, DE-766, USS Slater. The USS SLATER, is a Cannon class Destroyer Escort (DE), named for Frank O. Slater of Alabama, a sailor killed aboard the USS San Francisco during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. In 2012 I visit[...]

the June Major Award

Hey Fellow iModelers! My "Major Award" arrived this week! It was pretty cool to be awarded model of the month for June. Thanks to everyone at iModeler for the award and all the kind comments from all my extremely talented peers. I’m lookin[...]

1/48 Arii FW-190

Hi All, Love all the recent FW-190 postings, so I thought I'd add another Butcher Bird. Here's my 1/48 Arii kit I finished +/-20 years ago. Sorry, too many years ago to add any details about the construction. Keep on modeling!

Brig Niagara

Hey All, I'd like to present my Model Shipways, Brig Niagara I completed about 10 years ago. The model is a completely wood, (and metal fittings) plank on frame design, that took me approximately 3years to complete. A number of years back I de[...]

Saturday, Dec 6th, 1941…

Hi all, Presenting a recently completed diorama/vignette. The Story (please allow my fictional, artistic license)….A USS Arizona Kingfisher crew out scrounging supplies for the Saturday night party back at the O-Club….Dec 6, 1941. I think we [...]

Pzkfw IV Ausf D, 1/35, Tamiya

Hey all, One of my first dio's, I finished a few years back, based around the Tamiya, 1/35, Panzer Kampfwagen IV Ausf.D. The crew, including the dog, are the Tamiya kit supplied figs and Verlinden figs, painted with a combination of Vallejo and[...]
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