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  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:10 PM

F6F-3K Hellcat Drone for the 80 Years of Airfix group build:

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Bandai 1/72 A-Wing Star Fighter as a what-if 352 FG:

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Bandai 1/72 X-Wing Fighter as a Flying Tiger:

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:10 PM

Nice work Mike!

Thanks,

John

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:43 AM

FotoFrank - really cool eclectic trio!  What's the story behind the Wildcat?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:53 AM

keavdog

Bish - you're a machine!  Once I get over my fear of bipes the Gladiator is high on my list.  Nice work.

TJ - a stable of beauties!  Nice collection.

 

 

Thanks John. I would deffinetly recomend it for anyone who has little experiance with bi-planes.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:07 AM

keavdog

FotoFrank - really cool eclectic trio!  What's the story behind the Wildcat?

 

Keavdog, after the war the Navy used Hellcats as target drones to be shot out of the sky by student pilots learning how to shoot air-to-air. Some Hellcats were also used at target-tow aircraft, pulling a sock behind them.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:25 AM

fotofrank

 

 
keavdog

FotoFrank - really cool eclectic trio!  What's the story behind the Wildcat?

 

 

 

Keavdog, after the war the Navy used Hellcats as target drones to be shot out of the sky by student pilots learning how to shoot air-to-air. Some Hellcats were also used at target-tow aircraft, pulling a sock behind them.

 

The drones were used a lot for testing the early AAM's, both free flight and guided. That's a situation where a piloted tow aircraft was just too risky.

This is kind of a funny story:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Palmdale

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    December 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Sunday, December 8, 2019 3:13 AM

First time poster in this thread, long time observer. 

My last 3 are a hasegawa "egg" Hughes 500, Williams Bros Gee Bee R1, and Bandai K-2SO.

 

 

T e d

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, December 8, 2019 4:33 AM

Wow Ted, eclectic for sure. The gee bee is awesome.  Keep building and showing your 3 builds!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, December 8, 2019 4:08 PM

60's Beetle, ready to holiday at the beach!

Mucky Tamiya, Toyota Celica Monte Carlo Rally winner 1993

Hawk Wild Woodie (dated 1965 on the underside of the roof)

  

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, December 8, 2019 4:10 PM

Nice Pat - what did you use to muck up the Celica?  Looks great.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:26 PM

These are the last three. Beaufighter is a bit too dirty as it was my first attempt at sludge wash.

Henschel 126 in 1/48

Beaufighter in 1/48

Merkava in 1/35

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:56 PM

Nice!  Really like the Henschel - may have to pick one up. How was the kit?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, January 2, 2020 12:30 AM

The only problem I had with it was attaching the wings. The entire wing, which is quite heavy, sits on 4 small struts in front of the pilot. The other struts on the side don't provide any support. There are 2 N shape struts that connect these two struts to the wing and they are very flimsy and they both broke as I was cutting them of the sprue. Managed to glue them together but they didn't fit at all. The machinegun is attached to the sprue at 3 places and it broke at those three places very easily. Other that that, it is a good model to build.

There are some WIP photos in the "eyes in the sky" GB. The kit is by ICM.

Cheers.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:20 PM

My latest 3

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Sunday, January 26, 2020 3:14 PM

I've still got to paint the Churchill it's been like this on the shelf does it still count.     " alt="" width="500" height="350" />

 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 26, 2020 3:26 PM

Nice models.  The churchill looks cool in white.  Winter campaign righ  ;)

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Sunday, January 26, 2020 4:07 PM

LOL Thanks, liked your Sioux was impressed with your start to finish time on that. Nice looking cars. 

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    November 2019
Posted by FuzzDad on Sunday, January 26, 2020 4:49 PM

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    July 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Sunday, January 26, 2020 5:17 PM

Nice group, the Corsair stands out for me. 

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    November 2019
Posted by FuzzDad on Sunday, January 26, 2020 5:59 PM
Thx...i built them in order from top to bottom...the Spit was my first model in close to 40 years. Firing up the 1/32 Corsair from Tamiya next.
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    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Sunday, January 26, 2020 7:10 PM

Been some time since I responded to this one:

Build something and keep this thread going....

Ben

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

PROJECTS:

- 1/48 RAH-66 Comanche - WIP

- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - DONE

- 1/16 1910 Thomas Flyer - DONE

- 1/78 AC-119 Stinger Gunship (GB) - DONE

 

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, January 27, 2020 4:39 PM

Some very impressive work going on in this thread. I haven't posted anything in quite some time so I guess I'd better get on the ball.

I don't move particularly fast with my builds but I did manage to get three finished this year. The Arado 234 took 3 years to build . It was one of the most difficult builds that I've completed to date.

 

Completed in March---AMT C1500 454SS:

 

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Completed in July--Arado 234 "Blitz":

 

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Completed a few days ago--General Lee....ish Charger:

 

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  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, January 27, 2020 6:59 PM

I am amazed at the huge variety of models that modelers build. I am stuck in a rut just building aircraft. I need to branch out a bit.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 27, 2020 7:49 PM

FuzzDad - nice trio!  That spit looks spot on - and after 40 years :o

Ben - love your work - nice to see figures.  I really like the hoplite.

Joe - love the 454, especially the meats and the GL is stellar.  Blitz ain't to shabby eiter

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Thursday, January 30, 2020 7:43 AM

It was a slow year for me.  But I managed to squeeze three out.  

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:01 AM

Nice job Scott

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:06 PM

FuzzDad

 

Corsair is great but can't beat the elegance of the Spitfire Smile

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:39 PM

Nice work Scott!  The bipe is stunning - brilliant blue.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:55 AM

3 more from me. First 2 are from last year and 3rd one is my first completion this year.

The Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast. I've had this kit since the mid 80's.

Dragon 1/35th Tiger.

And my 6th 1/72nd Stuka, Fujimi's Ju 87R-2.

Now to get 3 more done.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:24 PM

Very nice Bish!  I dig the Stuka

Thanks,

John

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