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@jetmex Jaime Carreon

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I’m returning to modeling after a long hiatus and courtship with RC scale modeling. I’m an aircraft maintenance supervisor working for the company formerly known as Continental Airlines. Been fortunate enough to work and fly on several WWII aircraft, which are my favorite subjects, especially the lesser known ones and the ones with oddball paint jobs.

As long as we’re doing PTO stuff…

Here are mine: 1/72 Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien "Tony" 1/72 Academy Consolidated PBY-4 Catalina Revell 1/72 PT-109 Elco torpedo boat 1/48 Tamiya Nakajima A6M-2N "Rufe" 1/48 Tamiya Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate "Frank"

Empire of Japan Group Build – Mitsubishi A6M Zero, 1/5 scale…

With the indulgence of our group moderator, I present my foray into the dark side of the hobby, resulting from getting bored with running around the living room, model in hand, making airplane noises to the dismay of my significant other. This [...]

Empire of Japan Group Build – Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate, Tamiya 1/48

The Ki-84 Hayate (Gale) was a Japanese Army single seat fighter designed to replace Nakajima's previous fighter type, the Ki-43. Generally considered to be the best of the Army's fighters, it was powered by a Nakajime Homare 18 cylinder radial [...]

Korea – The Forgotten War GB. North American F-82G Twin Mustang

The F-82 was originally intended as a long range escort fighter, intended to shepherd B-29 raids to Japan beyond the range of the P-51 Mustang or P-38 Lightning. That role went out the window with the end of WWII, and those F-82's that had alre[...]

Korea – The Forgotten War GB. Brubaker’s ride, McDonnell F2H Banshee

Talk about timing. This one got finished this morning, the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean Conflict. Louis sent the invite to join the group this morning as well, so I guess I'll kick off the forgotten war group build with one of i[...]

Some odd old parts wanted…

Not sure if this is the place to post this, but I didn't see the marketplace in the groups section. I'm looking for some old parts; need canopies for a 1/42 Strombecker / Aurora TT-1 Pinto, and for the 1/48 Hawk / Testors F2H Banshee. Hope som[...]

iModeler goes to the movies, sort of… 1/48 Grumman F9F-5 Panther

This started off as my first choice for the Movie group build and was supposed to be the Brubaker Panther from "The Bridges at Toko Ri" until about several others announced intentions to do the same airplane. Not being a herd animal and despera[...]

Modeling day with the grandsons

We have our grandkids for a few days while our teacher daughters prepare for school to start next week. Our granddaughter and my wife toddled off to her gymnastics practice, leaving me with two somewhat bored young boys, ages 7 and 9, who need[...]

Nose Art Group Build – time to go!

This is the last "official" day of the Nose Art Group Build, so it's time to get wrapped up and start posting your work! It's been great watching all your projects coming together and I'm pretty excited to see the finished results. As always, [...]

Nose Art Group Build – final update

We're in the final push of the Nose Art group Build. Deadline is March 31, 2019, but no need to feel rushed, entries will continue to be accepted past that date. Hope everyone is having fun with their builds and I'm really looking forward to s[...]