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@jjetmec paul teixeira

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life long model maker of all subject matter
From Rhode Island, USA
Model making is a primary hobby but recently accepting commissioned builds
Sell all my models b/c I no longer have any decent space to display
Graduate Degree
Private Pilot
FAA Certified Air-Frame & Power-Plant Mechanic/Technician
Married with 2 Children
Musician (Drummer and Guitar)
Ex-Military (Naval Aviation Student disqualified due to Medical)
Loves to Write

Don’t Forget the Tow Tractor! 1/32 Trumpeter US Aircraft Tow Tractor

Just finished the Trumpeter 1/32 F6F-5 Hellcat and did not even realize I had another model in the box! That's right a nice little bonus thrown in by Trumpeter. It's a nicely detailed, US Moto-tow Tractor. The Hellcat I just finished was su[...]

1/32 Trumpeter F6F-5 Hellcat “Fleet Air Arm 1944-45”

Project Complete: 1/32 Trumpeter Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat "Fleet Air Arm 1944-45" Markings: Fleet Air Arm Squadron assigned to the HMS Indomitable from 1944-45, Pacific Theater. Kit: 1/32 Trumpeter 1/32 Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat Build Duration: Apx[...]

WIP: 3rd Update “1/32 Trumpeter F6F-5 Hellcat in Royal Navy Markings”

Well, this project is still on-going. It's one of those projects were you feel like you are almost done but then you realize you are still so far off. Trying to get everything correct, and taking care of those little details can take so much l[...]

WIP Update 2: 1/32 Trumpeter Hellcat in Royal Navy FAA Markings

This is my second update for this commissioned build. As you can see from the photos the aircraft is mostly fully assembled. This update is focused on painting process. The paint used is Vallejo and Tamiya acrylics. The paint used in the pic[...]

Work In Progress: 1/32 Trumpeter F6F-5 Fleet Air Arm Version

It's been a while since I have posted an article; I was getting the shakes so decided to do a work-in-progress piece. This is my latest commissioned build started 10/1/18. It is the 1/32 Trumpeter Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat but will be finished in [...]

Project Completed: 1/72 MENG Fiat G.91R Light Fighter Bomber

I always loved the look of the Fiat G.91. I think it is the coolest looking little hot-rod of a fighter jet. For the longest time I thought it was a modified F-86, but it is a completely different all Italian designed NATO jet. I have never b[...]

Project Complete: AMK 1/48 Fouga CM.170 Magister

Well, its finally done. This is the AMK kit which is highly detailed inside and out. This model was built all out of the box. The AMK kit includes extensive photo-etch and die-cast metal parts. It also includes tremendous internal details wh[...]

New Build: AMK 1/48 Fouga CM.170 Magister

The Fouga CM.170 Magister is a 1950s French two-seat jet trainer aircraft, developed and manufactured by aircraft company Fouga. Due to industrial mergers, the aircraft has been variously known as the Fouga CM.170 Magister, Potez (Fouga) CM.170 [...]

Guardian of the Western Approach: 1/144 Revell Flower Class Corvette HMCS Snowberry K166

HMCS Snowberry was a Flower-class corvette that was originally built for the Royal Navy, but spent most of the war in service with the Royal Canadian Navy. She fought primarily as a convoy escort during the Second World War. She served primarily[...]

1/350 Tamiya I-400 IJN Submarine: Project Completed

This is the completed 1/350 I-400 IJN Sub of WW2 fame. This is the first (I-400) of a three-sub class designed to carry out surprise attacks on the USA (I-400, I-401,I-402). One such surprise attack planned was an attack on the Panama Canal in[...]