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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

1-35 Dragon Platz Pz Kpfw IV Ausf D

I built this Panzer about a year ago. I had built several 1/35 Dragon armor kits over the years and always felt they where some of the most extensive and detailed kits of both old and modern armor. But, this extensive detail came at a cost; Th[...]

Aftermarket Exhaust Nozzle Build Review: 1/48 ARIES F-15 Exhaust Nozzles

This is for the Tamiya 1/48 F-15A Eagle (Vintage Kit). I just finished the exhaust section on this model. IMHO the kit exhaust is the worst part of this vintage model. I just could not use it knowing the F-15 Exhaust is such a high detail focus [...]

Work in Progress: Update 4—1/48 Vintage Tamiya F-15A Eagle

Ok this is my 4th and final update for this build until a final reveal. Here is a link to Update 3: Still plugging along slowly but surely. Most of the work still continues on the final finish paintwork with application of decals. It was ve[...]

New Project Update #3: 1/48 Tamiya F-15A Eagle

Here are the links to the 1st and 2nd Updates for this build: Well just completed a lot of masking today on the F-15 project. This was done in order to paint the metal finish on the top/bottom rear fuselage near the jet exhausts. I also ne[...]

New Project Update: 1/48 Vintage F-15A Eagle

This is a follow up to the following Article: I have completed painting the 2-tone Compass Grey Camo using HATAKA "Ultimate USAF F-15 Paint Set". The basic 2-colors used from this set are the Light Ghost Grey and the Dark Ghost Grey. These w[...]

New Project: Vintage Tamiya 1/48 F-15A

This kit is old! Maybe I should say "Vintage". I remember this being on the shelves as a young model maker and not being able to afford this F-15 because it was a Tamiya.....The Good Stuff! BUT, unfortunately these days it is not anything to [...]

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[...]