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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.

1/72nd Fujimi F-4G Phantom II, Wild Weasel, Gulf War 1991 USAF,(F4GB)

This GB was an excellent idea from Greg Kittinger, though not part of the build plan for this year, it did allow me to squeeze it in though and it was a pleasure to be able to complete it. I had at first to start working on the Academy [...]

1/48th Tamiya Kawanishi Shiden N1K1 “George” PTO WWII

An excellent fighter in the hands of a skilled pilot. A design that has it's origin from the Kyofu seaplane. Kawanishi saw the potential in it's performance on paper and with that and without the authorization of the Navy decided to [...]

Hasegawa 1/72nd P-3C Orion VP-1 US Navy

It is an early Sunday afternoon, as a VP-1 P-3 heads north just west of the Oregon coast, 12 miles out. The vast Pacific glistening as the sun starts to set. Cruising at angels 4 engines 1 and 4 are shut down, it has been a long day. [...]

Tamiya 1/48th Fw190A-3, JG26, 1942 ETO

The Fw-190 was a fearsome fighter in the hands of skillful pilots such as Josef "Pips" Priller. As Hptmn with JG26 in the summer of 1942 flying the A-3 variant of the 190. JG26 converted to the more capable Fw-190 replacing the [...]

Where it begins-The man hut

What is the perfect workshop that is away from the house. Assembling and painting takes place here in my little shop. Some of the stash is here as well. Only drawback is that there are no comms in the shed. Something I will plan to add [...]

Hasegawa 1/48th McDonnell Douglas F-4G Phantom II USAF 1991

An inspiration with the current Phantom Group Build, this Phabulous Phantom was started around 2007 and completed about 3 years ago. The F-4G Advanced Wild Weasel was from the 81st TFS, 52nd TFW were based out of Spangahlem AB, Germany [...]

Tamiya 1/48th A-10A Thunderbolt II “Sandy” USAF January 1991

It is early morning 21 January 1991, the 4th day of the war as an F-14A+ launches from the USS Saratoga. Piloted by Lt Devon Jones and RIO Lt Larry Slade for an escort mission of an EA-6B Prowler of VAQ-132. The task was to escort the [...]

Academy 1/48th Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bis Iraqi AF

1st review of the year is Academy's MiG-21 kit that was issued back in 1998. And in keeping with the early theme of Mig 21's and also a week ahead of the start of Operation Desert Storm back in Jan 1991. The Mig-21 in the Iraqi Air [...]

2016 Ambition-In with the New Finish the Old!

As the new year begins today, I want to be a little ambitious and start some new projects, complete older ones that have been on the back burner too long. 2015 I was able to whittle some of those older projects and finally complete them. [...]

2015 A year in Review/Preview

Well it is over, It is the last day of 2015, 31 December. A year that I would say has been an eventful one more so than others. Less than 5 miles away we were hit by terrorism less than a month ago. As modelers we focus on our hobby [...]