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I currently work as a criminal investigator for the State of Texas Inspector General's Office. Prior to that I was with the Abilene, TX Police Department and was a Detective in the Fraud Unit and a member of the SWAT team. I primarily build 1/48 aircraft from WW II and Korea but will occasionally work in a modern jet.

1/48 Tamiya V-1 Buzz Bomb

This was a simple palate cleanser that was a fun little build straight from the box. The figure is from Verlinden.

1/48 AMP HO3S-1 Dragonfly

This is the 1/48 AMP HO3S-1 Dragonfly. Its amost straight from the box but some added seatbelts. The figures are bashed together and the torsos modified from Luftwaffe pilot figures because the closest i could get to a Korean War Navy [...]

1/48 AMT F7F-3N Tigercat

This is the AMT Tigercat with aftermarket cockpits, canopies, props, landing gear, and wheels. The figures were bashed together to make Korean War era Marine aviators.

F4U-5N Corsair 1/48 Hasegawa

This is the Hasegawa 1/48 F4U-5N Corsair. The cockpit is from Wolf Pack with an Eduard seat some added photo etched seat buckles with tape belts. The engine received a lead wire wiring harness. The elevators are from Pavla. The wing [...]

Dora Wings 1/48 Bf 109 V4 Prototype

This is my best guess at what this plane looked like. Opinions vary on this plane. Is it V3 or V4? Is the color silver paint, natural metal, natural metal with a tinted clear coat, light grey, or RLM 02? So, I just chose what I liked. [...]

Airfix 1/48 Curtis H81-A3 (P-40B Tomahawk)

This is a nice kit but my problems started when I decided to put the Aires cockpit in it. It was not that great of an improvement to the kit parts and it was too wide. I sealed the fuselage and inserted it as a unit up through the wing [...]

Eduard 1/48 Bf 109G-4/R6

This is a remake of a previous build of this aircraft that met an unfortunate demise. The figure was intact and matched the pose for Schiehs so I replaced the original Hasegawa build with the Eduard. This is pretty much box stock except [...]

Trumpeter 1/48 F9F-2

I had all kinds of trouble with the fit of this kit...probably self-inflicted. This is not my best build. There are all kinds of mistakes on it. I used the Pavla cockpit and nose gear well. The cockpit opening is too small and that [...]

1/48 Hasegawa Hurricane I

This is a Hurricane I flown by Robert Stanford-Tuck. I added elevators and wheels by Ultracast, Falcon rear canopy, a Yahu instrument panel, and a pilot figure bashed together from my parts box. Not happy with the snow base. Too [...]

1/48 Nakajima Ki-27 by Hasegawa

This is an early Hasegawa boxing of the Mania Models Ki-27 from about 1977...I think. I put some Eduard details in the cockpit including a seat, belts, and instrument panel but since its so small I really didn't do much more there. The [...]