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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.

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 Forc[...]

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. I [...]

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 that w[...]

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb ,Tamiya 1/48th, RAF WWII

Just one more Spitfire, in fact it has been an incredible year for this mark. New kits, different variations, and we still have 4 months to go. This will be the last one for awhile for me though. This is the Tamiya Mk.Vb kit #61035 molded i[...]

Tamiya 1/48th Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden “Jack” PTO WWII

Though late in the game, going along with the Japanese aircraft theme, this is the old Tamiya kit, #61018 in their early original 48th scale series from the 70's. Despite it's age it goes together well, I built this back around 92-93 so I hav[...]

1/72nd Hasegawa Grumman EA-6B Prowler USN Desert Storm

This Prowler was one I built back around 1994. It has survived several moves over the years. Except for the decals and the AGM-88 HARM missiles it is all straight out of the box. No seatbelts just one of those straight forward builds that I d[...]


Tonight we have my first completed build for 2015. First started in December, it was completed in January. Rather quick for me really, but this kit is really a straight forward easy to assemble model. As most know this who have built the[...]

Academy 1/72nd MiG-23MF Flogger G, Iraqi Gulf War 1991

This is my 2nd completed aircraft for the new year (though not so new we are at the end of February). The MiG-23 first flew in 1967 I was 7 at the time, but remember a news report about the new MiG at the time and how "shocked" the average civi[...]

Italeri 1/72nd scale Dodge WC-51 3/4 ton Cargo Truck,US Army WWII

Happy New Year, to post my first build for the year is not a fresh build but one that was completed around 2012. For a change of pace away from aircraft I built this neat little kit of the Dodge WC-51 3/4 ton Cargo Truck. Straight out of box b[...]

BOB,Tamiya 1/48th Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1, RAF, May 1940

Flt Lt. Robert Stanford-Tuck was assigned this aircraft during the Dunkirk operation. On 23 May, Tuck opened his scoring by shooting down 2 Bf-110's and a 3rd aircraft later that day. The following day flying N3249, he shot down 2 Do-17's to[...]