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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 Completed: The 1/32 Tamiya A6M2 Zero

Well I finally completed her. Many of you provided wonderful comments and questions when I posted the past several WIP articles on this complex build. I truly appreciated all the compliments and comments. Overall this was a complex but fun bu[...]

“Bare-Metal Foil” 1/32 Kitty hawk SNJ/Texan Project: A 1st Attempt

I am a private pilot an a huge WW2 Naval Aviation Buff. Much of this is due to my Dad being a Navy Aviation Crewman during the war. He spent a lot of time in the Navy Aviation Training Command logging a lot of hours in the back seat of the Nav[...]

Eduard 1/48 Roland C.II: Easy to Build & Affordable Bi-Planes

I use to stay away from Bi-Planes for obvious reasons...rigging, wing braces, small parts...etc. Then I built a few Wing Nut Wings Bi-Planes and discovered that if the kit is engineered well, and you get good instructions, a bi-plane is no more[...]

Quonset Point NAS Diorama: Childhood Memories

I was raised in RI and was always in the water with my brother sailing in his boat. Maybe 8 to 10 years old. This was in the early 70's. Quonset Point NAS was part of a large, industrial Naval Base in existence since before WW2. It was on Na[...]

Part 4: Tamiya A6M2 Zero—Having some fun with the initial weathering process

I really should be building the engine assembly and the landing gear but just could not get motivated for more complex assembly work. So instead I decided to start the weathering process with some basic paint chipping and staining. The attache[...]

Build Part 3: 1/32 Tamiya A6M2 Zero—-Putting on Decals and Semi-Gloss Varnish

In the 3rd part of the build I applied the decals and then applied Tamiya semi-gloss varnish. The model kit comes with decent decals to make 1 of 6 specific Zeros, all of them part of the Peal Harbor raiders. My customer, who has commissioned [...]

The Pilot Maker: Boeing PT-17 Stearman

I have always love the Stearman and all of it's different schemes and variants. For many years I have been frustrated due to the lack of modern quality kits of this fabulous bird in my favorite build scale of 1/48, or even 1/32. Then to the su[...]

1/32 Tamiya A6M2 Zero: Build Part: 2 Painting Phase

This is the 2nd article regarding my build of the Tamiya 1/32 Zero. The 1st article covered aspects of the basic kit, along with photo's illustrating my progress on the highly detailed cockpit assembly with fuselage halves. Since then I have b[...]

Mk.23 MTVR USMC Cargo Truck: Tow Vehicle for my M198 155mm Gun

Last week I posted my build of the Trumpeter 1/35 M198 155mm Howitzer Gun. I received some good feedback and some asked if I built something to tow it. This article is a response to that question. Yes, I put a good amount of time into this M[...]

1/32 Tamiya A6M2 Zero: Current WIP

I recently started a consignment build for a friend of mine who wants 1/32 models of Pacific Campaign fighter planes. He has already taken delivery of the 1/32 Trumpeter P-40B in AVG colors, and the 1/32 Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair in VMF-214 colors.[...]