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Aggieman's Busy Year 2020 in Review

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  • Member since
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  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Aggieman's Busy Year 2020 in Review
Posted by Aggieman on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 5:04 PM

I think many have been ready to say "sayonara" to this year for some time now.  Yesterday I wrapped up work on my last models for the year, and realized that the year 2020 has probably been the busiest I've ever had at the bench.

Monogram B-29A Superfortress 1/48:

Monogram B-29A Superfortress "Enola Gay" 1/48:

Trumpeter SBD-3 Dauntless 1/32:

Monogram F-100D Super Saber 1/48:

Monogram F-101B Voodoo 1/109:

Monogram F-101B Voodoo 1/48:

Monogram Pro-Modeler F-102A Delta Dagger 1/48:

Hasegawa F-104C Starfighter 1/48:

Monogram F-105D Thunderchief 1/72:

Hobby Boss F-105D Thunderchief 1/48:

Monogram F-106A Delta Dart 1/48:

Hobby Boss F-111A Aardvark 1/48:

Accurate Miniatures Yak-1 1/48:

Accurate Miniatures IL-2m3 Sturmovik 1/48:

Zvezda Pe-2 1/48:

Airfix Bristol Blenheim 1/48:

Eduard Westland Lysander 1/48:

Bandai B-Wing Starfighter 1/72:

MPM Heinkel He 177A-5 Greif 1/48:

Kinetic Grumman E-2C Hawkeye 1/48:

Trumpeter Grumman Hu-16A Albatross 1/48:

Kinetic Grumman S-2E Tracker 1/48:

Trumpeter Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat 1/32:

Tamiya F4U-1 Corsair "Birdcage" 1/32 & Revell F4U-1A Corsair 1/32:

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 6:04 PM


It's really the end of the year, when posts like this start showing up... and indeed - what a result! It would take me about five GOOD years to complete as many models!

Happy new 2021!


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

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Posted by Chemteacher on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 7:02 PM
Beautiful work. At the rate I work, those would take me a lifetime.

On the bench: Revell-USS Arizona; Airfix 1/72 P-40B

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 7:05 PM

25 diverse builds,thats 4-5 years for me

Great work Texas

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 7:38 PM

I thought there was a bunch!  Excellent body of quality work.  2020 will be know as the year of many models. 



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

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:05 PM

Holy smokes, what a year!!! Those are all gorgeous builds! Bravo Aggie!!!


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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton



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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:04 PM

Wow Aggie, I am in awe at both the sheer quantity and the quality of the builds.

You sir are definately an over-achiever, and in this case it is a good thing!


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


- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - DONE

- 1/16 1910 Thomas Flyer - DONE

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




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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:08 AM

You have deffinetly been busy, some nice additions to the collection there.

I am a bit late with my review this year, just wrapping up the Chieftain.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:11 AM
And most of them were big kits too. Great year Stephen


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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:44 AM

Yeah wow, quality and quanitity too!!! Beautiful work and probably more than I've turned out the last decade...  

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


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Posted by Keyserj on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:30 PM

Wow, I could only dream of finishing that many models in a year! Great to see you have both quantity and quality.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball



On the bench:

1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

1/48 Tamiya m1a1 Abrams (Gulf War GB)


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  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:46 AM

Thanks everyone!

Being out of work has at least one benefit of allowing me far more time at my bench than I'd ordinarily get.  But in the coming year, I really have to slow myself down.  My stash took a bit of a hit in 2020, and with no additions in the forseeable future, my actual retirement plans revolving around building have dwindled.  So for this coming year, I've pulled 12 kits out of the stash that I currently think I will build in 2021.

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:03 PM

Wow, you are one prolific builder. That is a stunning collection of well done and super cool kits. Nice!!


On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !


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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 31, 2020 6:51 PM

HOLY SMOKES MAN! Leave some for the rest of us Wink

Awesome builds Aggie! Yes

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, January 1, 2021 2:51 PM

Man you have GOT to be kidding me!! That is an amazing number of superbly built models right there. Hats off to you!!! 



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Posted by castelnuovo on Monday, January 4, 2021 11:32 PM

Fantastic work

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:34 AM

Well done Aggieman.  Why did you invert the pic of the F-111?  We could see that he was comfortable and secure in his environment,Big Smile

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:44 PM
Amazing work and I’m amazed at how many you got done. I think those two B-29’s would take me a year to finish without working on anything else.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:54 AM

wow ... a late reply is better than no reply... wow .


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Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:03 AM

I'm getting a relatively high number of 403 Forbidden HTTP responses lately on this site, this time to attempting to respond directly to lewbud.

In answer, I like taking photos of the underside and then inverting to give an impression of being on the ground watching an airplane in a landing approach. Big Smile


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