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I'm a mechanical engineer by trade, working in the automotive manufacturing sector for a company known globally. This modelling hobby is one of my more stress-free creative outlets, which rewards my love of building and crafting, as well as my curiosity to learn the history and background that can be told about each model subject.

My interests are across the board (ships, cars, planes, motorcycles, etc), but to limit my stash, I've tried to keep my choices to US subjects; 1:48 planes and 1:700 for ships, full hull display. Additional preferences include 1/24 cars, and 1/12 motorcycles.

Typically I post builds as I finish them, but I have many older builds that I may get around to sharing at some point as well.

What If: Northrop F/A-20C TigersharkFreedom Model Kits 1/48

Good day. As we wrap up 2022, I've been fortunate enough to have some time to wrap up one more kit. This time, I present something a bit different, a "whiffer" or what-if aircraft, an ANG "F/A-20C" Tigershark. The [...]

Motorcycle GB: Honda CB900FTamiya 1/12

Good day everyone! Today, I'd like to share my most recent completion, which has been an enjoyable labor for the last few weeks. Having been bitten by the motorcycle building bug, this marks two in a row that I have now finished. While [...]

Motorcycle GB: Suzuki GSX1100S KatanaTamiya 1/12

Tonight, I've finally had a bit of time to get some pics taken of my most recent completion, a Suzuki Katana. I've had this kit partially built in my stash for 12-15 years, languishing away only half completed. At the time I started it, I [...]

Beechcraft G-17S StaggerwingAMT (Round 2) 1/48

After the last build of a Beechcraft Model 18, why not a Beechcraft G-17S Staggerwing? The Staggerwing is, of course, one of those aircraft that just screams "Golden Age of Aviation", especially when in the air (as I've chosen [...]

Beechcraft UC-45F ExpeditorRevell (ICM) 1/48

Good day iModelers, today I'd like to present a kit that I had time to put some finishing touches on just this morning. The kit is a Revell boxing of ICM's Beechcraft Model 18, and in particular a C-45 variant used by the USAF. The build [...]

Lockheed T-33A "T-Bird"Hobbycraft 1/48

I'm presenting today another short article for another 50's jet that is now on display in my cabinet. I had no idea I would be on such a 50's jet kick of late, but please bear with me for one more before sharing another prop plane in the [...]

Grumman F9F-5 PantherMonogram 1/48

Today I'd like to share a recent finish, and a former champion on the Shelf of Doom. This kit, like the Monogram F-80 I recently completed, was not a difficult build, but it was indeed not without setbacks and "mo-jo killers". [...]

Korean War GB: Lockheed F-80C Shooting StarMonogram 1/48

This kit has been on the cusp of completion for a few months. With little time or energy to do much building recently, I primarily needed to clean and organize my work area, which had gotten a bit out of hand.. when the dust settled, this [...]

Douglas F4D-1 SkyrayTamiya 1/48

I'd like to share my most recent completed build, which is another US jet from the 1950s. As you know from the heading, this is the Tamiya F4D-1 Skyray, also affectionately nicknamed the "Ford", a play on the F-four-D moniker. [...]

North American F-86D "Sabre Dog"Revell 1/48

Good day iModelers, today I wanted to share my first completed kit of 2022. This kit is the well known and widely available Revell F-86D in 1/48 scale. This kit is about 20 years old now, but if I didn't know better, I might've guessed [...]