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I am a retired trucker and retired Gunners mate (USN). I have a wife and four grown kids and 9 grand kids with one on the way.
I live in a small town 15 miles south west of Tulsa and have been for about 12 years now.
I like to model WWII and first and second generation jets.

1/24 Tamiya Nissan 350Z

It has been a while since I have posted anything here. There are no excuses. I have been quietly building at a slow pace of late. There's no particular reason just that I have been enjoying these curbside kits. I have also been learning [...]

1/32 Tamiya Spitfire Mk IXc

It has been a while since I have posted a build in progress. Almost a few years if I recall correctly or is seems so. The club that I belong to has a D-Day invasion anniversary build going on and the this transfers to the club's contest to [...]

Hasegawa's 1/32 P-47D

Hello. I would like to introduce you to Helen Jo of the 356th FS 9th AF. I wanted to use some of this AK Interactive's Xtreem Metal for quite a while. I find that is is easy to apply and actually stays put when you prep the surface well. [...]

Tamiya 1/32 Mk XVIe Spitfire 349 sqdn

I know it has been aeons since I have posted anything worth while that I would consider finished or that may be shown here in these pages. The last time I completed this model was a few years ago and it turned out rather hum drum. Then a [...]

TMF 2016 show (Tulsa Modelers Forum)

It was one of our most attended shows in the last couple of years. There were tons of entries and if you were anywhere near Tulsa I am sorry that you missed it. I did get three kits that were loaded with tons of resin and p.e. The resin is [...]

Thank you iModeler

My daughter came by and told me that I had a package. Even though she lives about two miles south of me and since I am house bound most of the time she does that as a service to my wife and I, after all we were the ones that taught her how [...]

My old eyes

I shared with you guys about my eyes being really hosed up and this past Friday I had strabismus surgery on my right eye. I cant see how little kids can get this surgery and bounce right back. This involves cutting some muscle tissue on [...]

Modeling on the cheap

I have always been looking to get hobby and modeling supplies with out paying out the nose with internet prices being what they are so I thought I would share some of the things that I buy and use exclusively. You may recognize some of [...]

Teeny, tiny small parts

How do you sand down the small tiny parts that are impossible to hold between your fingers. That escapes me just as much as seeing said same parts.

1/48 Tamiya A-1H (VF-75 Sunday Punchers)

It has been quite a while since I have posted any of my builds, to tell the truth, I haven't really finished many in the past few months. This is sort of a get my mojo filter clean and see if I can get back in the swing of things. I chose [...]