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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

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: My experience building this FLY kit was "so-so". This is p[...]

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 Burma [...]

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 with an [...]

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. This b[...]

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 [...]