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  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:22 AM

John 3:16 KJV

 

 
Gamera

BTW: The seals went bad in my current airbrush and I've been constantly cleaning it. So I finally broke down and bought a new one. I loved my last Paasche airbrush so I hope this one works as well.

 

 

 

Hey! That’s the one I have! :)

John - Nice, a Storch! 

 

Cool! I still haven't gotten a chance to use her yet... Sad

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:13 PM

John, the Academy Storch is not easy to find in the UK either.

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  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, October 3, 2019 5:36 PM

Which AB did you have before you bought the Talon?

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:55 PM

Found this 737-300 for under $8 + shipping (another $8) on ebay.  Sometimes you can find what your looking for.  Special plans for this one - Stardust Livery with the hottie on the tail!

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, October 4, 2019 6:50 AM

I forgot the biggest raffle win to my stash.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, October 4, 2019 7:10 AM

Im a fan of those vintage ESCI kits!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya JSU-152

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 4, 2019 9:23 AM

John 3:16 KJV

Which AB did you have before you bought the Talon?

 

Well I had a couple of Badgers. Never had much luck with them, I know some people swear by them though. Went to a Paasche Millennium which is a great brush, still use it. Only issue is it's not the best for detail work and I don't like the siphon feed. So I bought a Grex, excellent brush, used it for years for detail work. Later bought a second Grex and it worked fine for awhile and then the seals went bad. It wants to leak everywhere. So I figure I'll try another Paasche now. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, October 7, 2019 12:50 PM

There was an estate model sale over the weekend for a deceased club member, and I picked these up:

Among the considerable collection of kits, there were several that looked (and "felt") familiar.  I had been thinning my own stash partly by having a LHS sell them on consignment.  I opened a couple, and I noticed my handwriting in the boxes.  He had bought the kits from the LHS.  No I didn't buy them back; that would have been weird.

All really good stuff, but I left thinking about my own demise and the stash I leave behind.  When we are young, we want to take on the world and don't think of the inevitable.  But as we get along in our years, it starts to creep in.  One day we will all put down the Xacto and switch off the compressor.

Sorry for a downer post on a Monday morning, but I had to get it out.  But perhaps a "glass half full" approach would be more constructive - let's all get out and build stuff for the joy of it.  Don't sweat the little stuff.  And remember to cherish your loved ones.

RIP Burl, and thanks for the models.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 7, 2019 1:34 PM

That's why I told my wife as long as I have kits in the stash I can't die. I think she almost bought it. Big Smile

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, October 7, 2019 5:14 PM

Going to try to turn this into my schoolbus yellow Boss302 Laguna Seca.  Wheels & decals may be challening

And this one just showed up :)

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, October 7, 2019 6:33 PM

Gamera

 

 
John 3:16 KJV

Which AB did you have before you bought the Talon?

 

 

 

Well I had a couple of Badgers. Never had much luck with them, I know some people swear by them though. Went to a Paasche Millennium which is a great brush, still use it. Only issue is it's not the best for detail work and I don't like the siphon feed. So I bought a Grex, excellent brush, used it for years for detail work. Later bought a second Grex and it worked fine for awhile and then the seals went bad. It wants to leak everywhere. So I figure I'll try another Paasche now. 

 

Hmm. The Talon is my first AB; and I may have lost one of it’s rubber rings. There’s supposed to be one between the nozzle cap and the main body, right? Anyway, I just use plumbers‘ tape in that area to seal it whenever I have an AB session. I could just try to buy some replacement rings and use one of those, but I haven’t done that so far.

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:40 PM

This just arrived, and I'm so jazzed I wanted to share it:

It's a how-to book on making realistic bugs using tissue paper.  Not the kind you use to make small flying airplanes, but the Kleenex kind!  And pretty much nothing else except glue!  For transparent wings, he soaks the tissue in gloss.  For the other general use sheets, he soaks them in diluted white glue, hangs them up to dry, then IRONS THEM.  Indifferent  So Japanese!

I had some projects in the back of my mind that could use stuff like this.  The techniques can be applied to other organisms like crusteaceans, arachnids... prehistoric invertebrates.  It boggles the mind! The author is obviously a craftsman, but I am just a hack - I plan on using any and all materials to make my monsters, er insects.

I have some serious reading to do now (thanks mom and dad for forcing me to go to Japanese school instead of allowing me to watch cartoons).  Stick out tongue

 

EDIT:  I had a look thru last night, and it seems this guy is an artist who chooses a "pure" medium, i.e. only tissue paper.  I have no such compunction towards such things, so I plan on using everything at my disposal (epoxy putty, sheet plastic, stretched sprue, vac-form, etc.).  His take on transparent wings could use a tweak - maybe vellum or onion skin paper instead of Kleenex?

Now to find a suitable "first try".  A fly?

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Posted by PFJN on Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:04 PM

Real G, 

That looks cool

1st Group BuildSP

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 11, 2019 11:15 AM

John 3:16 KJV

 

 
Gamera

 

 
John 3:16 KJV

Which AB did you have before you bought the Talon?

 

 

 

Well I had a couple of Badgers. Never had much luck with them, I know some people swear by them though. Went to a Paasche Millennium which is a great brush, still use it. Only issue is it's not the best for detail work and I don't like the siphon feed. So I bought a Grex, excellent brush, used it for years for detail work. Later bought a second Grex and it worked fine for awhile and then the seals went bad. It wants to leak everywhere. So I figure I'll try another Paasche now. 

 

 

 

Hmm. The Talon is my first AB; and I may have lost one of it’s rubber rings. There’s supposed to be one between the nozzle cap and the main body, right? Anyway, I just use plumbers‘ tape in that area to seal it whenever I have an AB session. I could just try to buy some replacement rings and use one of those, but I haven’t done that so far.

 

You can probably get one, Paasche is really good about replacement parts. Sadly Grex isn't. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 11, 2019 11:19 AM

Real G: WOW, that's awesome!!! I've always been fascinated by manufactured monsters like the Jenny Haniver and FeeJee/Fiji mermaid. I really want to see what you end up creating, please post it - I assume scratchbuilding forum?

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, October 11, 2019 1:23 PM

Gamera

Real G: WOW, that's awesome!!! I've always been fascinated by manufactured monsters like the Jenny Haniver and FeeJee/Fiji mermaid. I really want to see what you end up creating, please post it - I assume scratchbuilding forum?

Yeah, it's gotta be a scratch.  If the guy sold kits with printed paper patterns , I'd be interested.  So the first step is something easy - the fly is looking like the most likely candidate.

Now I have to check my light fixtures for some deceased bugs.  Gotta gather the reference materials.  Stick out tongue  I have thought about extensively photographing said expired bugs for shape, proportion, and color, then carefully dimembering them and scanning the parts so that enlarged images can be used to augment the macro observations.  I can also make the bugs BIGGER than life-sized!  Mwu-ha-ha-ha-ha!

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, October 11, 2019 4:43 PM

Here's a bevy of heavies I recently acquired. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya JSU-152

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 11, 2019 4:51 PM

Oh my Surprise You got the room to build those?

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, October 11, 2019 5:22 PM

Of course not! Big Smile

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya JSU-152

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, October 11, 2019 9:30 PM

Chad, are you planning on building an addition to your home for those big boys? 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, October 11, 2019 9:35 PM

I'm going to have to figure something out for sure! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya JSU-152

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:14 AM

You can always hang em from the ceiling

Mopar Madness

Here's a bevy of heavies I recently acquired. 

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:42 AM

Hoo Haa;

   This is old but still going I see. I just recently picked up Revell of Germany's Snap Fit kit of the 1/100 Harrier. How about this? it is pre-painted BUT I had to glue it together to get the main Wing unit and armaments to stay on. As well as the nose.

   Years ago I had a 1/144 version of the " A " model, Fully armed up too. My wife said it looked like a large " Mad Mosquito" looking for someone to bite. So after all these years I tried to find another. No Luck.I settled for this one.

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:56 AM

TB, those early model Harriers are hard to find nowadays, no matter what the scale. What a shame for such a pioneering aircraft.

as for me, well....

Forgive me father for I have sinned... well maybe not sinned, but I did succumb to temptation. At a visit to my LHS I found this goody on the clearance table. Been wanting one of these since the kit came out. Patience, opportunity, and a bit of spare cash all came together...

 

 

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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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, October 13, 2019 10:02 AM

Probably one of my favorite armored cars of WWII! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya JSU-152

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 13, 2019 3:35 PM

Nice Stik!  I think if I dabble in armor again I'll go with something like that.   I found painting road wheels tedious.

And now for something completely different!  The cat shall not rest:

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:08 PM

Mopar Madness

Here's a bevy of heavies I recently acquired. 

 

That's a nice haul, Chad.

I'm currently doing that B-29 as well as an original edition B-29 (one will be a conventional bomber, and the other the Enola Gay).  I did the B-36 and B-1 over the last decade, and yes, they take up a lot of space.  I have 1 each, with no plans to ever do another one.  When I finish these B-29s, they will take up most of what space I have available.  My heavies all hang in my garage workshop, and I am just about done filling that "airspace" out.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:49 PM

I'm definitely following that B-29 build.  I'd like to convert mine to the RAF Washington bomber but we'll see.   What's not pictured is the Monogram B-58 Hustler which I'm pretty stoked about having. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya JSU-152

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:08 PM

Again cool stuff guys! Love that crossbow John!

Anyway I picked this up off Ebay. I wanted a Korean Turtle Ship for sometime and a lady in Pennsylvania had this at a really good price. And Steve/Modelcrazy you got me on this ship kick so it's all your fault! Stick out tongue

Box opened:

Real fabric sails, pre-sewn!

Wooden parts laser cut. Sorry I didn't want to pull them out of the bag:

Metal dragon head for the prow. The real thing was said to shoot Greek fire:

Metal parts for the cannon etc:

Metal plates for the armoured 'turtle-back' deck:

 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:29 PM

That looks interesting G, going to be fun seeing that built.

I just had to google it,and apparently the Dragon head could also have a canon placed inside and was used to emit poisonous smoke. Nice.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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