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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!

1/24 VW Bus

Hi All, Here’s my first 2019 post. I recently completed this VW Bus as a birthday present for my wife. In +/- 50 years of modeling this is my first non military vehicle I’ve modeled, so it’s a bit rough around the edges, so please don't look [...]

Comrades!

Hi All and an early Happy New Year. My last post for 2018, ending a very productive modeling year, highlighted by becoming an iModeler, being honored with iModeler June Model of the Month and meeting up with fellow member Tom Bebout at the USAF[...]

2 Doolittle Raiders

Hi All. I posted these Doolittle Raiders on the Movies Group Build, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo but I'd like to share them with everyone here too. Hope that's acceptable to duplicate my efforts. I completed these Accurate Miniatures B-25b's earl[...]

iModelers at the USAF Museum

Hi All, Spent some time at the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio and wanted to share just a few of the many aircraft and artifacts on display. I also had the pleasure of meeting up with and exploring the museum with fellow iModeler Mr. Tom Bebout. [...]

“Old Ironsides” The US Navy’s Oldest Commissioned Ship!

Hey All, To keep with my "building the ships I’ve visit", I’m presenting my “Old Ironsides”, Mamoli, 1:93 scale, USS Constitution, cross section kit. Constructed and rigged mostly per the plans but I did add furled sails, hammocks and US and F[...]

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[...]