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  • Member since
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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, April 21, 2019 6:45 PM
Well here goes nothing. My skills are pretty rusty being away from the hobby so long. It also doesn’t help that I’m still trying to find the sweet spot with my newer airbrush still.
 
1/35 Tamiya Tiger I Early
  
This kit had been hanging around a few years with some missing parts. Thanks to Dragon kits having an abundance of spare parts I was able to source the extra parts from the Dragon kit. This was my second try airbrushing late war German camouflage in six years. It’s a really clean build, just not ready to try out shading and filters as of yet.
 
Takom 1/35 St.Chamond Early
Far from perfect but I’m happy to have it. Originally I started one of these before my hiatus and the half built model got tossed out in a move. Felt the need to finally finish one and glad I need. I went out of my comfort zone and added mud and “attempted” a wash. Learned my lesson to use a gloss coat before doing a wash as it flows much better.
 
Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III Ausf. L
Not much to say about this. I built one of these a few years back and sold it along with many other kits both built and still in the box to a collector to help pay from my father’s funeral. So this is the replacement that I built all those years ago. The tank commander isn’t great still pretty rusty at painting figures.
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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, April 21, 2019 7:07 PM

Lots of great stuff!  Modelcrazy's RAF wing countering Bish's luftwaffe.  Nice armor GreySnake.  Bit a bit slow the start of this year but here's the three latest

Minicraft 1/144 EC-121 from my fathers squadron (553rd recon wing)

This is a 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat from Tamiya.  Nice kit

This little 1/48 Tamiya F2A/B-339 Buffalo was given to me for last years secret santa exchange.  I tried alclad clear and flat for the first time and while it covered well it was tacky for days and attracted every piece of lint and cat hair - paint is a bit of a mess in that regard but here she is

Edit:  wanted to mention Tamiya panel liner didnt get along with the alclad glosscoat...hence the heavy weathering  

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:19 PM

I’m like Bish in that I have finished several kits since my original post here when this thread first started. These are my last three

 Tamiya 1/35 SdKfz.222

 Airfix 1/32 Ordnance QF 17 Pounder

 Tamiya 1/35 Leopard 1A4

 

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 keavdog on Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:43 PM

Nice stuff stik.  Figures look fantastic

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:19 PM

Thank you Keav. I’m slowly getting the hang of figures. I certainly don’t have them down solid yet.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Sunday, April 21, 2019 11:31 PM

I am really impressed with the level of craftsmanship I see in this thread. The finished subjects are second to none.... Here is my meger contribution for my last three.

1/16 Kubelwagen by Tamiya: (Group Build)

The kubel was built mostly out of the box except the fuel line and transmission shifting rod. The tarp rolls were after-market resin. The kit driver was not used and a 4 figure multi-piece resin kit was purchased from the after-market, slightly modified, and detailed with other PE and lead foil straps. 

 

1/350 HMS Roberts by Trumpter: (Group Build)

This was my first ship on over 20 years. I went all-in with the wood on the deck and boats, metal barrels, and countless PE. I gained new respect for boat builders after this one was done.

 

1/35 Swedish MBT103-S Tank by Trumpter. (Group Build)

The Swedish splinter camouflage scheme was painted freehand with a hairy stick. Just wanted to see if I could pull it off versus buying the masks and using the AB.

 

1/48 Apollo 11 "Eagle" Lunar Lander by Monogram: (Group Build)

Adding a 4th as it was being finished near the same time as the MBT-103. Other than the actual leg post and foot, all of the decent module was scratch built (kit parts were lost). In kind, much of the acent module was modified for accuracy based on many sources. The lunar surface came with the kit, but the two astronauts were also after-market (lost too). The lunar test equipment was all modified based on photos of the actual items.

As I said before, the skills shown in this thread are simply fantastic! Great job EVERYONE!

Ben 

 

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 1/48 C-130 - Staged

- 1/16 Kubelwagen (GB) - Done

- 1/16 Field Marshall Romell - Done

- 1/350 HMS Roberts (GB) - Done

- 1/35 STRV -103 MBT (GB) - Done

 

 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, April 22, 2019 1:35 AM

Wow Ben...meager is so humble.  Your work is really nice.  The kublewagen is really 5 models.  Figures are really well done and could stand alone as great models.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, April 22, 2019 5:04 AM

Stunning every one !! just beauitful..

these are my last #3.

Revell Rommel Rod.

Academy 1/48 Hawker hunter.

Tamiya 1/48 mitsubishi Raiden.

Nick

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, April 22, 2019 5:11 AM

Nick the Rommels Rod is awesome.  I really like the Raiden as well.  Nice work!

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, April 22, 2019 5:25 AM

DRUMS01
1/35 Swiss MBT103-S Tank by Trumpter. (Group Build) The Swiss splinter camouflage scheme was painted freehand with a hairy stick. Just wanted to see if I could pull it off versus buying the masks and using the AB.

Hello!

Lookin' good! One thing though - that baby is Swedish, not Swiss. Excuse me being picky here, but let's not cause confusion!

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, April 22, 2019 8:42 AM

Thanks John, and Pawel... you are 100% correct, thanks for fixing that. It was very late when I typed it and wasn't thinking. I corrected it in the initial response. Thanks again for letting me know.

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 1/48 C-130 - Staged

- 1/16 Kubelwagen (GB) - Done

- 1/16 Field Marshall Romell - Done

- 1/350 HMS Roberts (GB) - Done

- 1/35 STRV -103 MBT (GB) - Done

 

 

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, April 22, 2019 10:12 AM

They look good Nick. 

There are some fantastic builders on the forums.

Steve

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 22, 2019 10:26 AM

You got that right Steve. And i like this thread as its nice to see such a variety of subjects in one place, and often builds that you might have missed.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                      AMT Trade Federation Tank

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, April 22, 2019 10:48 AM

Bish
And i like this thread as its nice to see such a variety of subjects in one place, and often builds that you might have missed.

Well said, that man!

Sweet 1/144 Sea King in kit-supplied Marineflieger markings:

Hasegawa CF-Egg-teen, built for Gamera's 'Silly Egg' GB:

And a little 'baby boomer' nostalgia with Moebius' 'Voyage To The Bottom of the Sea' Flying sub, mini-sub and diving bell set:

Greg

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"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 22, 2019 1:28 PM

Those 144 kits are just getting beyond nice, saw a couple of Spits a while back and the pits (what you could see of them) were amazing. Lovely looking Sea King, take away the penny and you would swear it was bigger.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                      AMT Trade Federation Tank

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    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, April 22, 2019 1:47 PM

Thanks, and I couldn't agree more about the new crop of 1/144 kits available.

I love the Sweet Sea Kings...I've built a handful of them...but the new-tool AFV Club versions in the same scale are even more impressive, with better and more complete detail. I've got some (they come two complete kits to the box), but I haven't started them yet: I wanted to 'clear the decks' of the last (at least for the moment) Sweet version in my 'warehouse.'

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
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  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, April 22, 2019 4:32 PM

Remember , common sense is not common.

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Thursday, April 25, 2019 3:27 PM

I am getting back to the hobby after a 30 year hiatus. These last three are some simple builds done n order to polish my skills.

My Dauntless...getting a little better

My Dauntless...getting a little better at it

 a snap-tite Tomcat3 old monograms

Mark aka Tomcat

On the bench:

Monogram 1/48 TBD Devastators (x2)

Monogram 1/48 Mirage 2000

Airfix 1/72 Lunar Lander

AMT Enterprise 1701A (re-fresh)

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, April 25, 2019 3:50 PM

Nice trio Mark.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                      AMT Trade Federation Tank

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, April 26, 2019 8:32 AM

I like your Monogram Dauntless Mark.

Thanks to the motivation I get from the Group Builds, I can say that I have three more models I completed recently.

Keep on building!

Scott

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, April 26, 2019 11:31 AM

Nice work Mark & Scott (Mark I can't see the third model).  Those figures with the Dauntless bring back memories!

Thanks,

John

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    April, 2019
  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Friday, April 26, 2019 12:56 PM

Weird, it was there yesterday, regardless I put it back in.

Thanks for the kind words.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the bench:

Monogram 1/48 TBD Devastators (x2)

Monogram 1/48 Mirage 2000

Airfix 1/72 Lunar Lander

AMT Enterprise 1701A (re-fresh)

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    December, 2002
  • From: Derry, New Hampshire, USA
Posted by rcboater on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:33 AM

HobbyBoss 1/72 HH-34/ HUS-1G:

Revell 1/302 US Coast Guard Cutter Taney (as sistership USCGC DUANE, ca. 1975):

Italeri 1/72 H-19B/ HO4S-3G

 

 

 

 

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:06 PM

Really like the cutter.

Thanks,

John

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    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:45 PM

My last three models. All Airfix. part of Bish's Group Build. Two Boeing 314 Clippers as "what-if's" and an A-26.

A TWA Clipper. A U.S. Navy Clipper. A USAAF A-26B

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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  • From: Park City, Utah
Posted by Frankenpanzer on Friday, May 17, 2019 5:43 PM

My last three (four).

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:01 AM

Frank, dig the clippers.  Frankenpanzer, I have to try one of those toon tanks and the AF MP car is awesome.  Never seen that subject built.  What did you start with and where did you source the decals fromlm?

Thanks,

John

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, May 18, 2019 5:51 AM

My last 3.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, May 18, 2019 5:56 AM
Nice builds Lee. Beep beep on the Road Runner

 

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  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Saturday, May 18, 2019 6:53 PM

Frankenpanzer

My last three (four).

 

 

Great job painting the inside of the glass border around the windows. Very realistic Beer

 

 

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