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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.

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[...]

On This Day-Lets Go Home

21 July 1969, the astronauts have been on the Moon for 21 hrs, Gathering samples, monitoring seismic activity among other tasks. Having achieve their primary objective, time to pack up and prepare to depart the Moon. As the Astronauts pre[...]

On This Day-One Giant Leap

It's Sunday, 20 July 1969, City of Whittier,, Los Angeles County, California, we are all sitting around the TV, pizza and popcorn. It's a little after 9pm PST, and we are about to see the Eagle land on the surface of the Moon. The anticipat[...]

On This Day–Apollo 11 Day 4

19 July 1969, it is day 4, it has been 62 hours since launch, Columbia is now only 32,000 nautical miles from the Moon. They are traveling at a speed of 3782 feet per second. Houston has noted that the velocity has picked up in the last 5[...]

On This Day-Mission to the Moon Day 3

18 July 1969, Apollo 11 is now 178,236 nautical miles from the Earth, the velocity has now dropped down to 3146 feet per second. It has been 57 hours since lift off. At this time the crew were preparing to enter the Eagle for the first time.[...]

On This Day-The Right Stuff Day 2

It's 17 July 1969, day 2 of Apollo 11's mission to the Moon. The capsule command module or Columbia has docked with the LeM or Eagle as the long flight to the moon begins. Armstrong and Aldrin will be the men to land and walk on the M[...]

On This Day-Apollo 11

it's 6:00 am in a So Cal suburb of Los Angeles, 16 July 1969, get up!, get up!, my dad says as he rousted me out of bed, it's almost time get dressed son hurry up!. I mutter ohhh k. My father was an aerospace engineer for North American [...]