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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.

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 [...]

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[...]