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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

Wing Nut Wings (WNW): 1/32 Bristol F.2B Fighter

Despite being in awe of the WW1 fighters I had stayed away from building them for many years due to the lack of decent kits in my preferred scale of 1/32, as well as, the inherent challenges of the breed. Then I heard of this fantastic, at the [...]

Work in Progress: 1/48 Airfix English Electric Lightning F1

Recently Airfix has released several new mold model kits which I was told demonstrated significant improvements in every aspect over the older Airfix kits. It had been a while since I had built any Airfix kit due to my dissatisfaction with many[...]

1/72 Tracker with Major Modifications and add-ons.

I grew up near a large Naval Air Station, Quonset Point NAS in Kingstown, RI. Prior to its shut-down in late 1975 I would get to enjoy the many Naval aircraft, which where stationed their, fly over my house. Some of you may have read my articl[...]

Tribute to John: 1/25 Chevy Z-28 Camaro

I would like to dedicate this post to my good friend "John Jester" who passed away from Cancer last year. John was an avid classic car collector and enthusiast. When he recognized my love for, and ability to make models he asked me if I could ma[...]

Iconic Fighter Plane Model: Hasegawa 1/48 F-4S USMC Scheme

This is one of my favorite models of my favorite jet fighter in one of my favorite schemes. Through most of my childhood, and early adult life, I wanted to do one thing. Fly F-4s for the USMC. I could not think of a cooler thing to do. Well,[...]

Not Just Your Dad’s Wagon: 1/25 1957 Ford Del-Rio Wagon

I am 54 year old man who loves classic cars but as I write this keep in mind I am far from an expert. What I do know is that my Dad had a 57 Ford Wagon and he would talk a lot about it usually discussing it's highlights, and how much he liked i[...]

I Build Cars Also: The 1/25 Buick 1966 Wildcat

I have posted a lot of aircraft and armor lately so I thought it was time to change subject matter. Yes, I also enjoy building cars/trucks. I don't build these as much b/c IMHO cars are the most challenging, especially when going for a showroo[...]

Fun Build Completed: Part 2 A 1/48 Tamiya Bf-109E-3

OK many of you followed and commented on my last posting which was Part:1 Fun and Easy Build. I described how I had been involved recently in some very complicated, commissioned builds sometimes not having as much fun as I once had. In this bu[...]

When Easy is Fun: Tamiya 1/48 Bf-109-3 WIP Update

The past year has been a very productive and challenging year regarding model builds. During this challenging year I have pushed myself outside of my comfort level regarding the use of advanced modeling techniques. I have spent many hours res[...]

IDF War Machine: 1/35 MENG MERKAVA Mk.3D Late LIC.

I am a real fan of IDF military equipment, especially their main battle tanks. When the new company MENG offered a 1/35 Merkava Mk.3D as a newer release I just had to have it. Prior to building this tank I did not know much about it but during[...]