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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.

Revell’s 1/48th dehavilland mosquito-actually not a bad kit

A quick summary of a review I did on the Revell Mosquito last in comparison to the Tamiya Mosquito. Both kits very detailed. The idea was bandied about among friends and not so friendly ones as well. Anyone remember the response whe[...]

Tamiya Grumman F-14A Tomcat, 1/48th in Review

The iconic F-14 has been retired since 2006 from USN service. 13 years ago, doesn't feel that way. Iran still flies the few they have left. And here is the "new " Tamiya F-14A kit, and yet it has been out into our hot little hands since 2[...]

100 YEAR RAF ANNIVERSARY GB, Revell 1/48th Eurofighter Typhoon, No.29 Sqn, GiNA BoB Commemorative Scheme

The grand finale, my final contribution for this outstanding GB, Eurofighter FGR4 Typhoon, in the special BoB commemorative scheme that was displayed back in 2015. The Eurofighter was a collaboration with the UK, Germany, France and Sp[...]

100 Year RAF Anniversary GB – 1/72nd Revell Hawker Siddeley S Mk.2B Buccaneer

At under no circumstances the Buccaneer S Mk.2 would be needed in the Gulf in their secondary role as laser- designators advised the Air Ministry as plans of what assets would be deployed. However as the Tornados were suffering losses at the[...]

100 Year RAF Anniversary GB Tamiya 1/48th Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VIf No.68 Sdn

One of the benefits in building these models is discovering and learning more of not only of the subject but of the men and squadrons that flew these often dangerous missions. Doing research at times when searching for particular markings or [...]

Tamiya 1/35th Jagdpanzer IV Lang L/70 Hungary 1945

It was the summer of 1978 the last time I built a tracked vehicle. At the time it was the new Italeri Sherman tank. Don't recall the version, but the type with the bathtub style upper hull. While perusing Ebay one day looking for a particular m[...]

The Grand Planned Build List for 2019 is Here for me that is…

First Happy New Year everyone!!! Hope that life in general for everyone is safe and with good spirit first of all. The year 2018 was quite an eventful year, though it did go rather quickly it seems. The models here presented keep getting better[...]

2018: Review of Accomplishments

It started it out as a plan that was quite ambitious for as I am not a quick builder. Juggling different projects along with life itself cuts into my building time. But to complete 8 projects new and long term was a good year. With the RAF [...]

100 Year RAF Anniversary GB Tamiya 1/48th Avro Lancaster Mk.BIII No. 617 Squadron Operation Chastise

16 May 1943, 19 modified Avro Lancaster Mk.BIII bombers take off from Scampton Air Field lead by W/Cdr. Guy Gibson in AJ G call sign "George" in the first wave. This flight consisted of 9 aircraft to hit the Mohne Dam, and secondary tar[...]

Revell 1/48th Bristol beaufighter TF.X in-box review pt 2

Now on to the 2nd part of the review. Going back over the kit in a nutshell. This new tool Revell Beaufighter brings us a kit with a few more detail bits than what the Tamiya kit does not have an option for. 2 different V tails, the ability[...]