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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

1/72 ModelSvit Beriev Be-12 "Chayka"

I received a request from a customer to build a "BE-12". At 1st I did not recall what this was but after some research I found out what is was. I was excited because I enjoy unique builds but then did some research on the exact [...]

1/48 F-86K Sabre Dog

This is the "MustHave!" models F-86K. Basically "MustHave!" models took the complete 1/48 Revell/Monogram F-86D Sabre Dog kit and simply added a completely new tooled "F-86K" fuselage. They also added a [...]

1/48 Republic USAF F-84F Thunderstreak Fighter-Bomber Jet Aircraft

1/48 Republic USAF F-84F Thunderstreak Fighter-Bomber Jet Aircraft: This is Kinetic Brand's 1st Model Kit released about 10 years ago. Assembly was straight-forward and appropriate for entry-level model builders. Parts fit was excellent [...]

1/32 Kittyhawk F-86D Sabre Dog

Finally finished after over a month of frustrating assembly and painting. This is the model I posted about a month ago in which I stated "was a total loss", but after taking a break I picked it up again and finished it. Many [...]

Project Complete: 1/32 FLY Hawker Hurricane IIc. in Royal Indian Air Force Markings (BURMA)

I was asked to build this Hurricane as a commissioned build for a good friend. I recently posted a build report on Imodeler last week for those who are interested. Here is the link: (link) My experience building this FLY kit was [...]

Farewell Review: This was the last project on my workbench

Thank You everyone for your kind farewell words. I will leave you with this build review I wrote a few weeks ago. It is the FLY 1/32 Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIc. It will be finished in Royal India Air Force markings while operating in the [...]

We had some real fun but it's time to say "Good-Bye".

Well. I am officially saying good-bye to all for some time, actually 3.5 to 4 years. I enjoyed my time so much participating with this wonderful group of model makers and enthusiasts. I truly believe this is the best model site on-line [...]

Tin Can Alley: Dragon’s 1/350 USS Gearing DD-710 Gearing Class Destroyer (1945)

Project Completed: Dragon 1/350 USS Gearing DD-710 1945 Version. Fresh off the workbench. This was a challenging kit yet an excellent model. Overall fit is excellent in many ways with no unique build challenges except from the photo-etch. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]