I’ve returned to modeling in Portland Oregon after a 53 year break & enjoy learning all the new techniques since the 60’s. 44 years experience in the commodities markets as a Series 3 futures broker, including over 14 years with Chicago Board of Trade firms. I’ve served as a Principal and Chief Compliance Officer. Stu is a native of Chicago & son of a WWII MSGT who served with the 665th Ordnance Am Co, Normandy D-Day Utah Beach & Operation Cobra earning three Bronze Stars. Stu holds a P&C Oregon Insurance license – doing part-time marketing for Farmers Insurance. Currently, enjoying scale model building, fishing Oregon photography & exploring the Pacific NW as well as following daily geo-political events. Follow – @StuOnGold via Twitter
Tamiya 1/35, 30th Guards Brigade - Leningrad Front summer 1943. The Siege of Leningrad (Russian: Блокада Ленинграда) was a prolonged (900 days) military blockade undertaken from the south by the Army Group North of Nazi Germany against the Sovie[...]
Quick build of this MikroMir Soviet Foxtrot Submarine. Relatively few parts but a challenge to paint & weather this 1962 "Cuban Missile Crisis" boat. This one is the third in a series of 1/350 Russian Submarines on the bench I'll be attack[...]
Great little 1/350 kit from Hobby Boss. This is second Soviet era submarine of a growing fleet of Russian subs I'm building. Watch this space for more to come.
After a 53 year break, back to modeling in January. This is the 5th kit since returning. Haven't done any weathering yet, may return later. Now I've a 1/350 Hobby Boss Soviet submarine to tackle. Will post pics when done.
Typical of Revell Germany kits, good instructions with fairly straight forward parts assembly. A level 5 & 7 hours is what it is. I enjoyed the process & decided to pass on the "rigging" issue. Might revisit it when I get the "right wire[...]
Lucky to have found this 1986 vintage kit at an old hobby shop in Hillsboro Oregon. I've great childhood memories of flying an Eastern Connie - Chicago MWD to Miami MIA in the late '50's. The build, a typical Revell was simple & straight fo[...]
A recent build of an excellent 1/350 Hobby Boss Kit. Enjoyed the process especially the painting/weathering work. Hope to add to the "fleet" of submarines in the coming months. There are several other Hobby Boss sub options available of interest.