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Pictures of your favorite build
Posted by tigerman on Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:17 PM

Not sure if this has ever been done before, but I think this could be fun. Please display pics of your favorite build. This could be your best paint job, to your most sentimental build. Let's have some fun.

Mine is Dragon's Jagdtiger in 1/35. The thing that wins for me is the weathering, the scratched rods (I'd redo the paint), and my overall enjoyment of the overall build of the kit.

So, show me what's yours!

 

 

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

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Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:31 PM

My favorite is and always be my 1/48 C-130 with LED's.  It's my favorite plane.  They've been stationed at the local air base since 1971, and that is coming to an end this summer.  They are transitioning to KC-135's.  I feel like I grew up with the C-130's in a way since I've lived here my entire life, and they've always been flying overhead.  I had to make something that would bring a smile to my face every time I looked at it, just like the real thing.Big Smile

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:01 PM

So far my top favorite would be my heavily modified 1/35 Tamiya M-48. Had lots of fun with upgrades and scratch building.

 I still need to dirty it up a lot more.

 

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:10 PM

Mine has to be my Musashi wreck.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, April 21, 2017 6:13 AM

Dragon Stug III 

GWH Mig 29

 

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Posted by Jay Jay on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:28 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

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Posted by Jay Jay on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:31 AM

My favorite build although definately not the easiest was this 1/48 Monogram B-26 with complete AM PE interior

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

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Posted by fermis on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:59 AM

Unfortunately, I accidently deleted my 2012 album on P/B...which had all the pics of the 1/48 Fairey Barracuda.

This is the only pic I still have.

It took some digging, but I found another pic on the webs...

And another...

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Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:13 AM

Hmm, Tough decision among several others. Visually I like the Me-262. Fun wise, I like my personalized P-51 which makes me smile since I can't afford a real one. LOL!

Fun topic by the way!

Max

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:34 AM

I really enjoyed building this small 1/76 vingnette and I like the way it came out. I did it 3 years ago. 38t panzer is Fujimi and figures are Pegasus. Vallejo paint. It didn't take forever to build which was another thing that made it fun.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, April 21, 2017 11:30 AM

Really tough call. But if i had to choose one, it would be the 72nd Huma DFS 230. Not so much the subject but the scene and the story behind it.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Trumpeter 1/35th AS90   

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:08 PM

Hard to pick, but I like my Egyptian Sherman with AMX 13 turret.

It all started when I came across a photo and later a walk-around of the real thing at the Israeli tank museum.

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:15 PM

For right now, it's this one. Over 30 years wanting to build it. Thanks to Cutting Edge for providing decals. I lived in Olathe as a wee lad, and the magazine pic that inspired it was from an old "Air Combat" from the mid 70's that my dad had from when I was young. Took a lot of hacking of the Hasegawa kit, and it still needs rocket rails and weathering, but I have it.

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Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, April 21, 2017 1:06 PM

mississippivol

For right now, it's this one. Over 30 years wanting to build it. Thanks to Cutting Edge for providing decals. I lived in Olathe as a wee lad, and the magazine pic that inspired it was from an old "Air Combat" from the mid 70's that my dad had from when I was young. Took a lot of hacking of the Hasegawa kit, and it still needs rocket rails and weathering, but I have it.

 

 

Olathe, North of me in Parsons Kansas. Many decades ago while taking a Naval Aviation test there, they treated me with a ride in a SNJ, front seat no less! Off we went for some aerobatics and stick experience. There was a carrier deck painted on the runway and we did that. Quite the adventure! It was the era of Cougars and the new Skyray.

Great looking model!

Max

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Posted by mississippivol on Friday, April 21, 2017 2:04 PM
That had to be some kind of ride! I remember seeing my first airshow there when I was three or four. I think the base had closed by then. My dad remembered seeing a hangar full of Crusaders waiting to be shipped out. I hope to see that plane again in person. It is now the "Angel of Okinawa " on display at Kermit Week's museum in Florida.
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Posted by fermis on Friday, April 21, 2017 2:14 PM

That is very nice Mis...

I have decals for that bird....if I'll ever do it, I don't know. I've thought about doing it and giving it to my old boss in Olathe...maybe someday! I laid a lot of brick in and around Olathe.

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, April 21, 2017 2:33 PM

 I wish the backgound wasn't my garage, because lighting in these pictures somehow gave me the feeling of the opening scene in the movie "Bridges at Toko Ri" that inspired me to build this model.  

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Posted by Aggieman on Friday, April 21, 2017 5:45 PM

Lots of great work here.  I am especially impressed with the sunken Musashi - truly some awesome work (and that is not to leave out anyone else's work here).

As for my own work, I find that I cannot choose just one.

Tamiya F-4J Phantom 1/32

Tamiya Fairey Swordfish 1/48 (published in Nov 2012 FSM)

Tamiya F4U-4 Corsair 1/48

Tamiya F-16 Falcon 1/48

Revell P-39D Airacobra 1/32

Revell He111P1 1/32

Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat 1/48 (one of the winners of FSM Pacific War contest and published in May 2017 FSM)

Tamiya P-47D Razorback 1/48

Tamiya P-47D Bubbletop 1/48

And then these three that I have on display aboard the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, TX:

Italeri Ar-196 1/48

Trumpeter Sm79 Sparviero 1/48

Trumpeter Wellington 1/48

 

I realize that I violated the terms of the original post but I truly cannot pick just one! I could have picked many more to include that I am quite proud of, but I will leave it with these.  If I had to pick just one favorite, it would come out of this group, and would probably be the bubbletop P-47.  

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Posted by gregbale on Friday, April 21, 2017 7:01 PM

Split decision, both eggbeaters.

The old ITC 1/32 Jetranger done up as a Toronto PD Jetranger III, lots of scratchbuilt detail:

Other is Fujimi's 1/48 Bo105 'stretched' into a Great Western Air Ambulance:

Greg

 

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:40 PM

Love that Corsair Miss., Gorgeous, Mean, and a paint scheme you don't see everyday. Gotta get those rockets on!!

Here's mine, (IMO) best model I've completed; first model I did a significant (though not compared to most) amount of scratchbuilding on (mounting bosses); first model I strove for some sort of accuracy with; first completed attempt at figures (mainly because I'm never happy with them); Persistence with it...first attempt at the camo was crappy and I didn't take the easy way, stripped the paint and tried again; and well, it's a Marine vehicle, ooh rah! 

 

-Josiah

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:59 PM

I can't pick just one. But if I have to pick one aircraft and one armor build for aircraft up to this point I pick my 1/48 build of Flak Bait. I went all out and between scratch work, the spares bin, salvaged parts from old builds, I detailed the full interior...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:13 PM

And for my Armor builds it will probably be this DML 1/35 T26E3

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, April 21, 2017 10:01 PM

This dirty rusty tractor would be my choice as one of the favorites. There are 1 or 2 others that I would post but I can't get to them as photobucket is down or VERY slow Censored, I am done with them. Moving to imgur.com

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, April 21, 2017 10:10 PM

Yeah PB is playing games tonite. Even on the usually reliable phone app I can only access part of any album...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by tigerman on Saturday, April 22, 2017 3:23 AM

Thank you everyone for participating. Love the builds and Aggie, i understand how hard it is to choose just one. I could have added more for various reasons

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00 AM

Since that I only have one build under my belt, it will have to be this one.

 

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Posted by CharleyGnarlyP290 on Saturday, April 22, 2017 8:32 PM

I am going to post two... my favorite aircraft kit, and favoraite armor kit.

First up, my Academy 1/35 M4A3 with T-34 Calliope Rocket Launcher. From what I gather, the Sherman is Academy's and the rocket launcher assembly is Italeri's. The only after market I bought for it was a set of Kaizen tracks and duckbills to replicate what the actual vehicle had. I also did some extensive scratch building, including the wiring for the rocket launcher.This is a favorite because it turned out pretty much like th photo I used for reference.

The next is a recent one. Eduard 1/48 Bf109E-4 ProfiPACK edition. Excellent kit and my first successful aircraft kit... at least to me.

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:59 PM

Wow, everyone's kits look fantastic!  I clearly need more practice to catch up!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/35 Tamiya Panzer III

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

 

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Posted by PFJN on Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:19 PM

DDP59,

I had seen those posts about the old battleships conversions a few months ago while researching the old Revell Arizona kit.  They are incredible. Surprise  Do you have images of the completed builds?

Pat

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