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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.

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

https://youtu.be/cqZc7ZQURMs 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[...]

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 [...]

Tamiya 1/48th Mitsubishi Ki-46 Recon “Dinah”, IJA WWII PTO

When the Imperial Japanese Army invaded China and parts of SE Asia, before the official start of WWII. They soon realized that their current recon aircraft would not be suitable to cover the vastness of China and the Pacific region. So an [...]

Hasegawa 1/72nd SH-60B USN HSL-43 Battlecats Desert Shield

It's late December 1990, Lt Cdr Jack Morris and Lt Diego Juarez have been patrolling the Persian Gulf for the last 3 weeks. Activity has increased recently as the Brits farther North have encountered several suspected blockade runners trying[...]

Hasegawa 1/72nd SH-60B Seahawk USN HSL-41

As a former "rotor head" in the US Navy, I had been accumulating a few Navy helo kits to the stash. Back in the early 90's there were plenty of Blackhawks but not much in the Seahawk variants until Hasegawa produced this kit in their 72nd ser[...]

CHINO AIR SHOW May 5-6 2018 Planes of Fame

If anyone should be in So California on the first weekend of May. Come on down to Chino, California, about an hour east of Los Angeles, in the Inland Empire. WWII B-25's, P-38's B-17's, P-47, Tigercats, Mustangs, the N9MB Flying wing demons[...]

Battle of The Kasserine Pass: Tamiya Dewoitine D-520 Aeronavale

It's early morning on a cool November day in 1942. The Allies have commenced "Operation Torch" with the invasion of N. Africa. 4 Dewoitine D.520's of Escadrille 2AC lift off from the Axis base of Port-Lyautey, mission to strafe the landing [...]

Tamiya 1/48th N. American F-51D Mustang Korean War 1950

It's mid July 1950, it has been about a month since the war started when the N. Koreans crossed the 38th parallel invading S. Korea. Cpt James Kerley stands next to his F-51 ready to fly his first mission. One of 145 Mustangs rushed to th[...]