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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.

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[...]

Revell 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter TF.X In-box Review pt 1

So here is the new tool Revell Beaufighter TF.X. I just recently built the Tamiya Beaufighter Mk VI for the RAF GB and it was a blast. The engineering in this is quite amazing from Tamiya, everything just clicked as it should. Still have to buil[...]

In Box review and Comparison of Revell and Tamiya de Havilland Mosquito B. MK IV

As progress of the RAF GB continues on and the October reveal now would you believe less than 2 months away. I have 4 projects on going with 2 completed and the other 2 coming along nicely. With some time left to build a 5th model in wh[...]

“Year of the Cat” Kitty Hawk 1/48th SEPECAT Jaguar GR. Mk 1A RAF Operation Granby

12 RAF Coltishall Jaguars were sent to Muharraq International Airport, Bahrain in October of 1990. Here would be their base of operation throughout if and when the war would start. Several modifications were made to each of the Jags in[...]

Tamiya 1/48th Chance-Vought F4U-1/2 Corsair, Lt Kenneth Walsh USMC

Kenneth Walsh was born in Brooklyn, NY on 24 November 1916. At age 17 he enlisted in the Marine Corp in December 1933. He was sent to Parris island, So Carolina for boot camp. He became a mechanic and a radioman while stationed at Ma[...]

Hasegawa 1/48 Ju-87B-2 Stuka N. Afrika

This is a kit I built about 15 years ago, and has been languishing on the shelf ever since. One of the early builds with no WIP . Also suffered some damage and lost pieces on a move a few years ago. But I did find a couple of images I took [...]