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Retired, Ocala Florida resident since 1978. I build 1/72 and 1/48 aircraft primarily, but delve into 1/144th. 1/72 (or close) Boats, 1/24th cars, 1/32-35th and assorted stuff, fill in the gaps, and prevent "burn-out". I'm a member of IPMS since 1983, a currently an officer in our local chapter. My current collection is over 400 on the shelf, and an equal number in my stash. I'd like to be able to share "the good, the bad, and the ugly", with my fellow modelers.

1/72 Lindberg Mitsubishi G4M2 "Betty"

The box art says 1967 ! This has to be one of the oldest kits I've built in a long time. I picked it up at an estate sale, and thought it would be an opportunity to add a "Betty" to my recently started WWII Japanese [...]

Just an old 1/72 Matchbox P-51D

Simply put, I had the model and the decals laying around, and was looking for fast time killer. The result matched the time spent.

1/48 Testors/Hawk Ryan STM -S2 (PT20)

Easy, old build that comes with floats/wheels, and it's own base. Just plain fun !

1/72 Testors/Fujimi F7U-3 Cutlass

This was an old bag kit I finally got around to building. It was a nice kit, easy build, with a decent fit. I used the original decals.

Monogram / Revell 1/48 Swift Boat

The Revell Swift Boat in 1/48th scale is a re-release ot the old Monogram kit. This kit, besides being in an odd scale (for me) seemed very "toy-like" in that a lot of the "detail" was molded on. There was no [...]

Minicraft 1/144th Boeing 314A “Dixie Clipper”

This Minicraft kit has been around forever, under several brand names, (Airfix, etc.) It is a very simple kit, aout 73 parts, with little filling, and pretty good fit considering it's age. I have two. I had come across this picture from [...]

50 Shades of Green

This, o'course, is the trusty, old model of Tamiya's 1/35 PBR. It's basically a simple build, but the real fun, for me, started after the boat , itself, was assembled. At that point, it became the "canvas", and allowed me to [...]

Tamiya 1/35 M-113 APC

The Tamiya M-113 APC is an old kit. It comes with a complete interior, an engine, and 5 figures. A nice kit considering it's age, which according to my "armor" friends, is outdated. To me, it was a nice change of pace from [...]

1/48 Testors North American OV-10 A Bronco

VAL-4 "Black Ponies" was the only U.S.Navy group to fly OV-10's in Viet Nam. Although they were also flown by the U.S.A.F., and U.S.M.C., I've always felt that this was the only group that was allowed to use the OV-10 to it's [...]

1/72 LS Mitsubishi Type 96 G3M Attack Bomber "Nell"

G3M1 of Ominato Kokutai based at Ominato in autumn 1937 (according to "Flying Colors". I was "trapped" into doing this scheme by the limited clear parts contained in the kit. The more colorful schemes were for other [...]