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  Pennsylvania, United States

Interests: Spending time with my family, collecting military items, and freelance writing.
Username: Gunny

  



About Gunny
I have been building models of all sorts all of my life, concentrating mainly on the coolest one's when I was younger, but now I focus directly on all military subjects, from armor to warships. After years of counting rivets, I put away the calipers, dial indicators, and micrometers and now just have fun building models! I am a proud military brat, raised by a rock hard Marine DI, with a long line of hero's in my heritage. In addition to modeling , I also enjoy all types of military research, in all media types, as well as militaria collecting. I also like to squeeze in some time for a little freelance writing. I love my hobby and like to promote it to any and all outlets available. Even though I've retired as Managing Editor and Campaign Administrator for Model Shipwrights Scale Modeling Magazine you'll still find me hanging out there at the warships side of The KitMaker Network mostly. Keep Modeling!

My Forum Posts (6705) [ Topics Started ]

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My Feature Articles

1.Campaign Wrap-up; Camouflaged ShipsGENERAL SHIPMAKING ENGLISH
2.MSW Artist Profile ~Konstantinos KatseasMEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
3.MSW Artist Profile ~ Filipe RamiresMEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
4.Campaign Wrap-up: Military Small CraftMILITARY SMALL CRAFT ENGLISH
5.MSW Artist Profile~T. Garth ConnellyMEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
6.MSW Artist Profile~Tom HathawayMEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
7.2008 IPMS-USA National ConventionSHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
8.U-558 Kehrt HeimSUBMARINES ENGLISH
9.MSW Artist Profile~Guido HoppMEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
10.MSW Artist Profile~Al Ross IIMEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
11.MSW Artist Profile~Raul Guzman Jr.MEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
12.Shipwrights Staffers Build ContestSHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
13.MSW's Community Build ContestSHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
14.MSW Artist Profile~Christer JohanssonMEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
15.MSW Vendor Profile~The Small ShopTOOLS & SUPPLIES ENGLISH
16.MSW Artist Profile~Wink GriseMEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
17.MSW Artist Profile~Jim BaumannMEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
18.MSW Artist Profile~Kenny LoupMEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
19.MSW Artist Profile~Jean-Bernard Andre'MEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
20.MSW Artist Profile~Bob CicconiMEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
21.MSW Artist Profile~Peter VillMEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
22.MSW Artist Profile~Martin J. QuinnMEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
23.MSW Artist Profile~Rui MatosMEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
24.MSW Artist Profile~Peter FulgoneyMEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
25.MSW Artist Profile~Mike McCabeMEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
26.MSW Artist Profile~Rob KernaghanMEET THE SHIP MODELER ENGLISH
27.USS Saipan LHA-2 CARRIERS ENGLISH

My Reviews

1.Cold War Ships of the US NavyBY STILL MOTIONS PHOTOGRAPHICS ENGLISH
2.Norfolk Naval Operating Base BY STILL MOTIONS PHOTOGRAPHICS ENGLISH
3.HMS Courageous, 1917BY ADMIRALTY MODEL WORKS ENGLISH
4.36 Assorted Pallet LoadsBY BATTLEFLEET MODELS ENGLISH
5.1/700 Scale WinchesBY BATTLEFLEET MODELS ENGLISH
6.Winches, Windlass and CapstansBY BATTLEFLEET MODELS ENGLISH
7.TAMAROA WHEC-166BY BATTLEFLEET MODELS ENGLISH
8.HMS Glorious 1918BY ADMIRALTY MODEL WORKS ENGLISH
9.Precision ApplicatorBY GATOR'S PAINT MASKS ENGLISH
10.Regia Marina ItalianaBY LIFECOLOR ENGLISH
11.5 Speed Hold-n-FoldBY THE SMALL SHOP ENGLISH
12.Victory vs. RedoubtableBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
13.US Cruisers 1883-1908BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
14.French Battleship RichelieuBY TRUMPETER ENGLISH
15.U-Boot Im Focus, Edition #3BY LUFTFAHRTVERLAG-START ENGLISH
16.Deluxe Brass AssistBY THE SMALL SHOP ENGLISH
17.USS San Francisco CA38, 1942BY TRUMPETER ENGLISH
18.Photo-Etch Cut-Off SetBY THE SMALL SHOP ENGLISH
19.Scale Model FlagsBY ACCURATE MODEL PARTS ENGLISH
20.LifeColor Acrylic Hobby ColorsBY LIFECOLOR ENGLISH
21.PT-109BY LINDBERG ENGLISH
22.Observation/Barrage BalloonBY BATTLEFLEET MODELS ENGLISH
23.US Nuclear SubmarinesBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
24.U-Boot Im Focus, Edition #2BY LUFTFAHRTVERLAG-START ENGLISH
25.MODELx Magazine, Volume 1BY MODELX ENGLISH
26.ATF FLEET OCEAN TUGBY BATTLEFLEET MODELS ENGLISH
27.U.S.S. Bon Homme RichardBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
28.Turned Brass Ship MastsBY BMK ENGLISH
29.Gator's Grip Hobby GlueBY GATOR'S PAINT MASKS ENGLISH
30.USS Juneau (CL-52)BY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
31.Heavy Cruiser HaguroBY HASEGAWA MODELS ENGLISH
32.Hamburg D181BY ADMIRALTY MODEL WORKS ENGLISH
33.Yard Lighter & Small Tug SetBY BATTLEFLEET MODELS ENGLISH
34.Japanese Navy SubmarinesBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
35.HMS LiverpoolBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
36.Deluxe Dock SetBY BATTLEFLEET MODELS ENGLISH
37.U.S.S. Ingraham, FFG-61BY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
38.“Open Lighter, (non-self propelled) YC 728, YC 829”BY BATTLEFLEET MODELS ENGLISH
39.Garbage Lighter YG15,YG-17,YG-21BY BATTLEFLEET MODELS ENGLISH
40.Model Design and Blueprinting Handbook, Volume 1BY MODELERS NOTEBOOK.COM ENGLISH
41.Ironclads at War, The Monitor vs. the MerrimacBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
42.U-Boot Im FocusBY LUFTFAHRTVERLAG-START ENGLISH
43.Antarctica Observation Ship SOYABY HASEGAWA MODELS ENGLISH
44.Type XXIII U-BoatBY ICM HOLDING ENGLISH
45.4'' and 2pdr. PomPom for Flower-Class 1/72BY BMK ENGLISH
46.CVL-22 USS IndependanceBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
47.U-Brass Photo-etch Set for Revell 1:72 U-Boat VIICBY WHITE ENSIGN MODELS ENGLISH
48.The FenderbenderBY AUSFWERKS ENGLISH
49.The Vikings, Voyagers of Discovery and PlunderBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
50.German Tankers (3) Winter, 1942-45BY TANK ENGLISH
51.LCVP - Landing Craft Vehicles PersonnelBY ITALERI ENGLISH
52.Tank Model's Russian Modern Soldiers w/SVD and PKBY TANK ENGLISH
53.Encyclopedia of U-Boats: 1904 to PresentBY GREEN HILL BOOKS ENGLISH
54.Modelling the Focke-Wulf 190 A, F, and GBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
55.“Soviet Infantry On The March”BY MINIART ENGLISH
56.Miniart accessoriesBY MINIART ENGLISH
57.B-1 Lancer Units In CombatBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
58.US Army Infantry DivisionsBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
59.Scud Ballistic Missile & Launch Systems 1955-2005BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
60.Modelling the Messerschmitt Me 262BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
61.German Tank Crew at WorkBY MINIART ENGLISH
62.Soviet Tank Crew At WorkBY MINIART ENGLISH
63.U.S. Submarines 1941-45BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
64.German Tank Repair CrewBY MINIART ENGLISH
65.Soviet Tank Crew at RestBY MINIART ENGLISH
66.German Panzergrenadiers (1939-1942)BY MASTER BOX LTD. ENGLISH
67.Jeeps 1941-45BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
68.German Self Propelled Gun CrewBY MINIART ENGLISH
69.Soviet Infantry at RestBY MINIART ENGLISH
70.Landing Ship, Tank (LST) 1942-2002BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
71.Modelling the T-55 Main Battle TankBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
72.Modelling the Early Panzerkampfwagen IVBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
73.Modelling The F4U CorsairBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
74.Modelling Waffen-SS FiguresBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
75.Modelling the German 15cm sIG33 Bison and GrilleBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
76.Modelling the Churchill TankBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
77.U.S. Paratroopers (1944)BY MASTER BOX LTD. ENGLISH
78.ZB.37 Barrel for Czech Tank Machine GunBY ARMORSCALE ENGLISH
79.128mmPak 44 L/55, Gun Barrel for German Tank Hunter Jagdtiger (Late Model)BY ARMORSCALE ENGLISH
80.17 pdr OQF Gun Barrel for British Tank Destroyer AchillesBY ARMORSCALE ENGLISH
81.Modelling the De Havilland MosquitoBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
82.Modelling the Panzer IV in 1/72 ScaleBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
83.Modelling the P-40BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
84.Modelling the M113 SeriesBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
85.Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles of WWIIBY AMBER BOOKS ENGLISH
86.Firestorm Models New Figure ReleasesBY FIRESTORM ENGLISH
87.War MemorialBY FIRESTORM ENGLISH
88.Modeling WWII FiguresBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
89.Australian M113 Mineroller Conversion KitBY FIRESTORM ENGLISH
90.Panzerkampfwagen 1 Ausf. ABY MASTER BOX LTD. ENGLISH
91.Modeling the M3/M5 Stuart Light TankBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
92.Modelling the Harrier 1 & 2BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
93.Pz-1A Ambulance VersionBY MASTER BOX LTD. ENGLISH
94.Seperate Tracks for ModelsBY MASTER BOX LTD. ENGLISH
95.Kleiner Panzerbefelswagen KLA 1BY MASTER BOX LTD. ENGLISH
96.Munitionsschlepper Pz-1ABY MASTER BOX LTD. ENGLISH
97.Pz-1A Ambulance VersionBY MASTER BOX LTD. ENGLISH


My Awards


Camouflaged Ships Campaign Award: This award is a proof that this modeler successfully finished at least one Camouflaged Ship during this Campaign.
DDD2: This award was given to this member after a great and courageous Campaign in which a Submarine Model was built with success.
Congratulations and welcome to the Dolphin Community
Dive!Dive!Dive! Campaign Ribbon: This award signifies that the bearer has successfully completed the Dive!Dive!Dive! Campaign dedicated to the brave men who served beneath the waves.

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DivineWaterlineAward:
Dreadnoughts! Campaign Award Ribbon: This award signifies that the bearer has successfully completed the Dreadnoughts! Campaign
Korean Campaign (2005): This award signifies that this member completed the Remember Korea Campaign of 2005.
Leyte Gulf: Leyte Gulf Campaign Award
Medics campaign ribbon: This award is to show that this person completed the Medics campaign with honours.
No Guns Allowed: This ribbon designates the owner of a successful completion of the
Official Flattops Campaign Award Ribbon: The bearer of this ribbon has succesfully completed Gary Beebe's Flattops Campaign in good standings
Official Military Small Craft Campaign Ribbon: This Campaign Ribbon denotes completion of the
Outstanding Contribution Award: This is an award that Jim occasionally bestows to those users who have contributed greatly to the site in terms of contributions or help with the day-to-day operations of the site.
Staffers Build Contest Ribbon:
Tank Terror Award: This award signifies this modeler finished the Tank Terror Campaign of 2005.