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I’m a 72 yr old retired Freelance TV / Media Producer / Director of Photography. I moved to rural Tennessee after over 15 years of living in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Like moving to a different planet but change and challenge can be cathartic if you chose to keep moving forward. I live with my two (recently now only one…) hounds. I joined IPMS while I was attending and participating in model contests.
Over 15 years ago I started an Antarctic research and expedition project to discover and retrieve the Antarctic Snow Cruiser. My team Glaciologist and I had our research paper published in Polar Geography. Since then we have continued our research, towards funding, additional team partners and topographical opportunities that are in nature’s hands. I designed custom virtual racing simulators and still enjoy racing and developing one in my home theater. I have an exhibit of my models at the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tn. I love reading books, writing comedy, classic rock and Firesign Theater. and NO, I don’t like romantic walks at sunset…:slight_smile:
I am a self taught and later PPG Certified Painter. I specialized in racing, collectable, classic and sports cars. My first Ferrari project won Second Place at its first Ferrari Owner’s Club Concours. I drove my Farina bodied 1952 Siata 1400 Gran Sport while getting two degrees from Purdue University. Since I sold that car (one of 26) it has been restored again and now tours the world on the Concours circuit.
Not sure the exact year I returned to modeling in my adult life. I build ships, cars, helicopters, spacecraft, card models, AFV, armored trains, aircraft, display engines…whatever I find of interest. I’m always interested in connecting with fellow modelers and learning and sharing our great craft. Chasing Perfect.
Having fun with this Italeri Fiat kit. I hope to finish it as well as many others have? Not sure I’ll be happy with just painting the body the usual
‘smooth’ finish: Which imho will not accurately represent the beautiful ‘rough’ [...]
Just bought this old kit, would have been proper if the seller had mentioned the clear sprue, but some homeless sapiens have honor deficiencies:) Ordered the Squadron Vac set but is there any way I can save this sprue and bring it back to [...]
1/72 Revell Shackleton AEW.2
One of my favorite ‘big wings’. I wanted to build one for many years and for my sins, Revell delivered this great kit! The slide spar wings fit so perfectly they didn’t require glue. I used white metal [...]
But smaller than this RC :> ( see supercar blondie on utube)
Excuse me for my need to whine... I want to build a MIG 29, Foxbat, or 30 whatever.
I just got the 1/72 Trumpeter MIG 29SMT Fulcrum kit. Nice but for me...I don't build 1/72.
The 1/48 scale is my preference for aircraft..but in 1/48 a [...]
My first Tiger / Panzer Grey… there are probably some parts in the wrong places?, so please let me know?:)))…but I had fun if a bit off on the accuracy? An old kit, still had battery markings in inner hull…
Hope you [...]
Rearranging my shelves turns up a kit I've had at least since 2010? Just as I was now starting my second Pocher Alfa by building the wire wheels... and this archived temptation is found?...(they even supplied two vac window sets) "How [...]
1/72 MIL-MOD Antarctic Snow Cruiser w/ Sword Beechcraft
Limited run resin kit with 1/72 Sword Beechcraft added. Many modifications:
Yagi antenna, corrected wheel hubs, re cut- re profiled wheel rims, custom strip decals, (courtesy Niels [...]
1/35 Tamiya Panther (Sd.Kfz.171) Aust.A
Vintage Tamiya kit. Rubio barrel and white metal individual link tracks.
Washes, oil streaks, pigments, assorted mud, lead pencil.
Freehand camo. PE front fenders.
Beautifully engineered and high grade kit in a scale I rarely build.