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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

1/48 Academy Lockheed T-33A USAF Jet Trainer

Always loved the early jets, especially the F-80/T-33 family of jets from the famed Kelly Johnson's SKunk Works team and facility. So when a customer requested a T-33 build I was happy to oblige! When I asked the reason he wanted this particul[...]

Czech Models 1/48 T-34C Turbo Mentor

Thought I would post something a little different that you dont see posted very often. It is the limited-run Czech Models 1/48 T-34 Primary Navy Trainer. The Turbo-Prop version of the venerable Beechcraft T-34A and B models. The T-34C was use[...]

1/72 MENG Convair Delta Dart: 101st FIS Cape Cod, MA ANG

In my early teens I was a very dedicated, and active cadet in the Rhode Island Civil Air Patrol (CAP). I had the best time and experiences as part of this very professional organization which is the official auxiliary program of the USAF. As a[...]

Italeri 1/48 Sea Hurricane: Fresh Off the Bench

1/48 Italeri Sea Hurricane. This is a continuation of my build article published last week on same model. Fresh off the work bench. I never new much about this kit and did not perform any research on it. My kids wanted to get me a model for m[...]

1/48 Eduard Mig-21 SMT/MT in Cold War Theme (USSR)

I built this Mig-21 about 2 years ago, maybe a bit longer. I apologize for the terrible photographs but they are the only pictures I have of this cool model and wanted to share. I actually sold this model on a well-known auction site so I can [...]

Work In Progress: 1/48 Italeri Sea Hurricane in FAA Theme

This is the current build on my workbench. It is the Italeri boxing of this nicely featured and detailed 1/48 scale aircraft model. I didn't know much about this particular model and performed no research prior to purchase. Basically I made a[...]

Training Scooter: 1/48 TA-4J Skyhawk (Hasegawa and Classic Air-frame)

As a child I only wanted to do one thing in life from the earliest age up until early adulthood and college graduation. That one thing was to be a "Naval Aviator" flying jets off of carriers in the US Navy. This desire and goal was ingrained w[...]

Project Complete: 1/35 MENG Norwegian Leopard-1 A5-NO

This is a follow-up article to the "WIP" article submitted last week for the MENG 1/35 Leopard-1 A5-NO. The project is now complete. The build was commissioned by a veteran of the Norwegian Army currently living in Norway. I live in the USA s[...]

1/35 MENG Norwegian Leopard 1-A5-NO2: Work In Progress

A customer who purchased my Norwegian 1/35 AFV NM-116 Tank from an auction site requested some more work from me. He is a veteran from the Norwegian Military and wanted to have some models of the military vehicles he worked with, and encounted [...]

1/48 Airfix English Electric Lightning F1A: Cold War Warrior

1/48 Airfix English Electric F1A Lightning: Just finished this today after about a week and a half of working on it. It is OOB except for the detail in the cockpit, seat, and behind canopy. Also added a few bits to the main wheel well and some b[...]