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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

My Basement Collection: These Poor Models Never Made it to the Big-Time!

I am sure some of you have a few models laying around the house, and/or workshop, that just never got any attention. These are the "Hanger Queens" of the Modeling World...LOL. Something is broken, Missing Parts, Bad paint-job, mediocre effort,[...]

1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3: Battle of Midway

I would like to present my completed 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3 Dauntless in the Battle of Midway configuration. The model took me approximately a month to complete working on it almost daily. The base kit is constructed very well with loads of deta[...]

WIP: 6th and Final Update: Trumpeter 1/32 SBD-3 “Midway Variant”

Well this is the 6th update for my commissioned build of this SBD. It is now completely painted, weathered, and sealed with Vallejo Matte Acrylic Varnish. Started today with the model approximately 90% complete. What remained was the attachme[...]

WIP: 5th Update for 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3 Midway Variant

Just some updated pictures capturing the latest progress on the SBD. Most of the progress is resulting from application of Yellow-Wing Insignia decals and squadron/plane markings from the Trumpeter decal sheet. Lots of decal solution and heat [...]

Vintage Monogram Kit: Cessna A-37 Tweet

I always love this little jet in all it's variants. I especially like the attack version in it's all grey tactical paint scheme with low-vis markings. I recently found these old pictures of an old build. I do apologize for the horrible photog[...]

“Tin-Canning” Submarine Hull: Does Anyone Know How to Do It? Need Some Feedback?

1st thing I would like to say is "These are not my models". They are the pictures of a model I-400 JPN Sub made by "Hyun Soo Kin". I am making the same model using the Tamiya 1/350 I-400 Sub model. I also have the Infinity Detail-Up PE kit wi[...]

1/35 Tamiya US Army M60A3: Very Old Build

The M60 has been and continues to be my favorite tank of all time. Its the best combination of classic blended with modern when it comes to Armor. Last of the classic American all iron beasts of war. Also so so many interesting variants, can'[...]

Update WIP 4: 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3 Midway Variant

I have conducted an extensive review of the "Faded-Red Dot" concept on the National Insignia. I thank everyone for your wonderful feedback and detailed information related to this concept. I also asked the same question on several Face Book mo[...]

Update WIP 3: 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3 Midway Variant…need to resolve a decal issue.

OK here is my 3rd Installment of the 1/32 SBD-3 Build. I completed the primary camo paint job over the intricate, patchwork, pre-shading. (see 2nd build post: Bottom color is Vallejo Model Air USAF Light-Gray, Top Camo color is a mix of sever[...]

WIP 2nd Update: 1/32 Trumpeter SBD (Color Challenge Resolved)

OK, here is the update to the last 1/32 SBD WIP Post. Thank You everyone for all your support, suggestions, and feedback provided following my last post on this build. I took everyone's ideas to heart and tried some of them. I ran into a few [...]