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Navy vet, California born and raised. Pretty much came back home after my wonderful adventure in the Navy. Now working in the Automotive industry in the IE in So Cal. Enjoying the So Cal lifestyle. Year around modeling, sports, photography and home gardening. My main subject is Naval aviation in 48th scale. But I don’t limit myself as WWII subjects of all nations and aircraft that participated in that conflict I will build as well, some armor, a ship here and there and for a change of pace a car. As a kid that is where it all began with the old MPC Monkee Mobile in 1/25 scale. Thats me in a nutshell.

Quinta Studios 1/48 P-38F Interior Detail Set For The Tamiya Kit

As I was finally getting around to get started on the fairly new Tamiya P-38F/G Lightning. It's amazing it has been out for over a year. I have been building Tamiya kits in order that starting with Ki-84 Hayate Frank way back in 1992. So to[...]

IJA Mitsubishi Ki-46 III Kai Dinah, 1/48 Tamiya PTO

It's late June 1945, the B-29 bombers streams are approaching the Japanese mainland, Lt Fuchida and his radioman Sgt Yamada are in their Mitsubishi Ki-46 III Dinah. Lately the B-29's have changed tactics were not coming as high once they cr[...]

On This Day 2 August 1990, Iraq invades Kuwait

I't s a nice sunny hot Thursday morning flying up the California coast to NAS Bremerton, Washington. Just left Moffet topping off the tanks for the final leg of the flight. Pilot, Lt Luis "Ball" Saenz,co-pilot Lt Cdr "Doc" Severson, myself[...]

ON THIS DAY 28 FEBRUARY, HASEGAWA 1/72nd General Dynamics F-111F Aardvark, Gulf War USAF

This day was the last day of combat operations in Desert Storm. For the aircrews of the the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing, 492nd Tactical Fighter Squadron the last mission of the war was about to launch. Just 2 aircraft with GBU Bunker busters.[...]

ESCI 1/48TH MiG-27 FLOGGER “D” IRAQI Evaluation Demo Anniversay MIG GB

When the Iraqi Air Force settled on acquiring the MiG-23 to fulfill the air combat role supplementing the MiG-21. They also were evaluating the MiG-27 for the close support role as well. With the Su-22 and Su-25 also being evaluated in t[...]

2019 IN REVIEW-A Year and an end to a Decade

So after several attempts finally got it too post. So lets end 2019. It was rather an ambitious plan to build at least 12 models several in Group Builds others just to add variety and planned before any GB's. I was able to actually start[...]

1/48th A/B-26 Invader, ICM/Monogram/Revell Review

With the new ICM new mold B-26B now in our hot little hands. Though overshadowed by the P-38 released about the same time. Still it was an anticipated and long awaited release that a lot of WWII model builders have waited for. I built the M[...]

P-38 Lightning Review Part 2,Hasegawa 1/48th

Ever since Tamiya announced the that they were going to do a P-38 earlier this year, it was like wow and ever since that we have been impatiently waiting for it to hit the shelves. With one numb nut know it all swearing they will not do an earl[...]

We’re Being Invaded! Actually ICM’s B-26B Invader 1/48, it’s here.

It truly has been a great end of the year. With anticipating announcement earlier in the year now becoming available. Then those we have been waiting for like the AMK F-14D that seem like it would never be produced, during that span Tamiya [...]

Tamiya 1/48 P-38F/G Lightning in Review Pt 1

2019 has continued to be a year of incredible new mold kits and pleasant surprises and most have become available in the last quarter of the year. Just in time for the Christmas holiday season. The P-38 Lightning is one of them. And coming f[...]