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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.

Hasegawa 1/48th Kawasaki Ki-61 Hein Tony IJAF,PTO,WWII, Part 1 WIP

Due to an unplanned move I have been away from y'all for way to long. Missed quite a few builds along the way. But now that things are slowly getting back to a routine. The workshop is still being set up so I can get back to building bu[...]

Hobbycraft 1/48th Dornier Do. 17Z “Flying Pencil”. Luftwaffe ETO WWII

In between graduating from USC, then Navy and trying to build a Navy, I would pick up kits here and there. Not building for a few years. Still the urge was with me, but once I started to build back in the early 90's the 5th model to start wa[...]

Tamiya 1/48th Brewster F2A-2 Buffalo, USN PTO,WWII

Tamiya produced an early series of 48th scale model kits in the early 70's. Hasegawa covered 72nd scale while Fujimi did both scales. Then Otaki came along with simple but pretty decent 48th scale kits. Anyway the Buffalo was among the e[...]

Monograms 1/48th Douglas AD-6 Skyraider, USMC Korean War

Someone had mentioned that you don't see too many of the Blue Skyraiders of the late WWII/Korean War Era. Well I built one a year ago for the ARC 100 year Naval Air Anniversary GB. One of 3 kits I completed. I decided to go with a USMC Skyra[...]

Hasegawa’s 1/72 A-1H Skyraider, USN Vietnam

This was one of those kits that you really enjoy building. Just enough detail to really not need any AM bits other than a choice of decals. Other than the aforementioned decals, it was OOB. Something different as there are a few Skyraider[...]

Tamiya’s 1/48th Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat,USN,WWII

I got this kit not long after it was first released in 1994, up until then we only had Monograms Wildcat and don't recall if Otaki had one in 1/48? Built OOB except for the decals, which were Aeromaster set #48-149C. Fun to build, just a littl[...]

Accurate Miniatures 1/48th A-36 Apache, WWII MTO

Since we had amazing run on Airacobra's, and I don't have one built yet to display, figure an early Mustang would be the next best thing. If I remember correctly this is AM first kit ever offered was the Apache, new approach, detailed info t[...]

Arii 1/72nd Mitsubishi G3M3 Nell Medium Bomber PTO WWII

Some really outstanding builds lately. Very inspirational. Today we have Arii's Nell which I believe is a rebox of the LS kit in 72nd scale. Something we don't see to often other than the Betty is the Nell medium bomber. Though quite a bit [...]

Revell / Monogram 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt, WWII

Today we have Monogram's T-bolt, the old 80's repop that was in the Revell box. This version was issued at around the turn of the century.( Can't believe I wrote that, I remember reading about the turn of the century 1899-1900,yikes). Built w[...]

Hasegawa’s 1/48th A-7E Corsair II, VA-72 Desert Storm

Desert Storm in 1991 was a war that had all the services in transition. Vietnam Era aircraft and Helos participated with the newer generation aircraft, some seeing action for the first time. The Corsair II was one of those that were already [...]