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@themturtles Amari Luu

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I am a freshman in high school. My model building interest started in the summer before my 8th grade year. I originally started by building only ships but branched out to tanks and aircraft. I have always been very interested in history, particularly 20th century conflict, but my best subject is actually math (I was the regional mathcounts competition champion in middle school) . A couple of my relatives served in WWII, Vietnam and multiple Ming dynasty wars (I’m a direct descendent of Emperor Zhu). Some other things I do: violin, tennis, speech and debate, HOSA club, World of Warships, Warthunder (nickname: themturtles) . Other activities I enjoy are traveling. My favorite destinations are: Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Germany and France.


Since it’s been a while since my last Lightning, I decided to build another Tamiya one. To make it more interesting, I bought the Eduard base for it, some resin figures and built a table. I put resin ammo boxes and a .50 caliber machine gun on t[...]

1/350 Mikasa

The 1/350 Hasegawa Mikasa has been sitting around in my stash for a while. I had gotten the photo etch upgrade and wooden deck. Since I was on spring break and the speech and debate season ended I decided to finally build it. The lifeboats didn’[...]

Third Corsair

Hi everyone, this time, I built yet another Corsair. I wanted to make it more detailed so I used Eduard PE seatbelts and resin wheels. I also wanted to open up one wing and add in a gunbay. I wasn’t able to find any resin gunbays but I did have [...]

F7 Tigercat Korean War Group Build

Hi everyone, this is the Italeri 1/48 Tigercat. I also finally get to go back to in-person at my school. Walking around, I also noticed some models around my school including a 1:16 kv1 and a Thunderbolt of an unidentified but very large scale. [...]


Once again I came up with my own camouflage scheme. The funnest part of the whole build was the weathering. The shelves also arrived at my new house so my model stash doesn’t have to be on the floor anymore. My smaller dog had a great time burro[...]

First two builds of 2021

The Tiger and the Skyray are my first two builds of 2021. Originally started back in December, these two kits were built almost simultaneously. They also hold the distinction of being the second and third kits completed in my new model building [...]

2020 builds

Due to my school closing down, I’ve had a lot of time to build my models. I built almost 2 times as many as I did in 2019. Almost exactly one year ago, I was in the Tamiya store at Singapore where many of this year's models came from. I began [...]


Hello everyone, This time I wanted to build a slightly larger aircraft. I chose the Mustang and since I had another speech and debate I finished it during the competition wait time. The annoying thing about these competitions is that the judges [...]

Tamiya 1/72 Corsair

Hi everyone! This time I wanted to make another Corsair but with less weathering. I chose the Tamiya 1/72 one. I spent a while building this last Saturday since I had an online speech and debate tournament. At first, they tried making the tourna[...]

Museum Part 3

A bit over due but there was a lot of interesting exhibits besides planes.