Virginia, United States

Occupation: Graphic Design
Interests: Scuba, Photography, Biking, Aviation, Aquarium - Reef
USERNAME: orcada


About orcada
I am an Air Force Brat, and my father was an F-4 pilot as well as an aviation artist. I had airplanes around me all the time. From what I can remember I started model build around the age 6. The first kit I remember building was a snap type B-25. The first kit I remember painting was in 3rd grade and it was a 1/72 F-86D which I painted one wing red and one wing blue to my fathers dismay. I received my first airbrush (Badger single action bottle feed) in 4th grade and built a ton of matchbox kits while living in Germany. I had about 80 models on my ceiling which either my father or I build before I went off to college. I then took ten years off to start my carrier get married etc. I did not seriously get back into the hobby until I was 30. Now I have the man's cave, library and stash to go with it. I am currently the IPMS DC VP Here is my current project break downs. Campaigns working on: 1/48 Tamiya Rufe Lagoon scene - Midway Campaign build 1/48 Occidental Spitfire Mk.XI in Egyptian Service - Hanger Queen 1/48 Amodel DH-60 with float conversion Slovakia - Knights of the Sky 1/48 Halftrack Mtl. SPW. Sd. Kfz.251/1 Ausf D - Winter Warriors Dioramas in progress: 1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.9 Recovery Diorama 1/48 Roden Dh.4 Liberty model in Soviet-Cino War winter 1929 Diorama Builds in progress: 1/48 Classic Airframes Hurrican Mk.I early BEF 1940 1/48 Monogram B-26 1/48 Hasegawa Ki-61 Tony 1/48 Eduard Bf-110e 1/48 Monogram B-25 J Glass Nose 1/48 Classic Airframes Grumman Widgeon Finished Builds 2011: 120 mm Poste Militaire Werner Mölders Figure 7/11 1/48 Planet Models Horten IV 3/11 1/48 Hauler Field Kitchen 6/11

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