Sunday, July 20, 2014

Happy Anniversary Kristine & Jacob

A year ago today my baby girl married her high school sweetheart.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday (After Midnight Edition)

I conked out in my recliner so I'm running late. Here's a well-armed Cap'n outside his sister's house in Columbia, Missouri, circa 1985.



Thursday, July 17, 2014

More Models



A German U-Boat.



The USS Saratoga, CV 60.


A U.S. Gato Class submarine.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

More Models


A Dauphine helicopter. The real ones are made in France and used by the US Coast Guard for rescue missions.



The USS Montrose, an armed freighter. I like this because my father's people live in Montrose, NY. And it's a neat model.





A Ford Flivver. Did you think they only made cars?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

USS Iowa BB-61, War of the Worlds, Snark Missile



     Some more models from my collection. They were all in the same file so I'm running them together. The Iowa and WotW kits assembled pretty easily, but the decals on the missile were a mother.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Throwback Thursday


Late 1989, feeding my older girl Stephanie.

Oil Tanker


My father served on an oil tanker after WWII, although not one that looks like this, which is the USS San Juan Capistrano. The kit is from Revell.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The Monitor and the Merrimack



Here are models I built of the two ironclads who dueled on March 9, 1862, and changed naval warfare forever. I hope I don't have to tell you which is which.