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@superocean9 Stu Brown

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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

Soviet T-34/76 Tank

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[...]

Soviet “Foxtrot” Class Project 641 Submarine 1/350 by MikroMir

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[...]

Soviet Victor III Class [Project671RTMK] SSN, 1/350 Hobby Boss

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.

GMC, 2 1/2-Ton Cargo Truck, Tamiya, 1st Army 3549th Transport. Corp. Truck Co. #37, July 1944, Normandy

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.

Stearman P-17 AAF by Revell Germany

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[...]

1/144 Super Constellation L1049 by Revell

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[...]

Russian Akula 1/350 Sub – Hobby Boss

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.