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@jetmex Jaime Carreon

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I returned to modeling several years ago after a long hiatus and courtship with RC scale modeling. I’m an aircraft maintenance control supervisor recently retired from 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.

Water Wings group build

Ok, here's a quick reminder that you have just a little less than a month to get your seaplanes off the bench! No worries if anyone misses the deadline, just keep them coming. This one was just for fun, after all. After the deadline, I'll coll[...]

Water Wings group build

Happy New Year, everyone! This is just a friendly reminder that the Water Wings group build, dedicated to seaplanes and flying boats of all types, is still going strong. Deadline is March 1st, so you still have a few months to get those builds[...]

Water Wings group build – Cessna 172 floatplane, Arii 1/72

Here's my warmup for the group build. This is the Arii Cessna 172, which contains parts for both wheels and floats. The model represents a late 1970's Skyhawk equipped with Wipline floats. Fit was ok but not great, and the decals were iffy ev[...]

Water Wings group build

Just a friendly reminder that we're running a group build dedicated to seaplanes, flying boats and any aircraft that operate from water. The build started September 1st and will run through March 1st 2017, so if you're looking for a neat winter[...]

Group Build – Water Wings

Ok here's the latest group build. This one will be dedicated to aircraft that were designed for or modified to fly from water. Here are a few ground rules: 1. New build 2. Can be any available plastic, resin or vacuform kit. Any era, any sca[...]

Gauging interest – iModeler Group Build – Flying Boats and Seaplanes

The Phantom group build went pretty well and got me to thinking about starting a new one, so here it is. This one will cover flying boats and seaplanes, something we just don't seem to see enough of. There are hundreds of interesting subjects[...]

North American T-2C Buckeye Special Hobby 1/48

The T-2 was the US Navy's intermediate trainer, used to introduce pilots to jets after basic training in piston engine aircraft. It was intended as a straight wing follow on to the T-28, entering service in 1959, and serving until replaced by t[...]

Heinkel He-115, Matchbox 1/72

My first completed build of the new year is the venerable Matchbox He-115, a kit that I think was first issued the year I graduated from high school back in the '70's. It's also the first model to come out of my new model room. Built pretty muc[...]

Cessna single engine airplane retractable landing gear

There is a 1/48 Cessna O-2 Skymaster on the build pile, whose civilian counterpart, the Cessna 337, has quite a few maintenance logbooks with my signature in them. Looking at the model brought back memories of the most terrifying aspect of 100 [...]

Grandson’s first model – Revell Snap Tite F-16

My five year old grandson got a bunch of die cast airplanes as a gift a while back. He had his mom send me a picture asking what kind of airplanes they were and he's been interested ever since. On a whim I picked this up for him a few weeks ag[...]