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By JOVe! Grumman's toothy Mohawk JOV-1A

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
By JOVe! Grumman's toothy Mohawk JOV-1A
Posted by chukw on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:13 PM


Here we go again- I had fully intended to take on this kit two whole builds, a relocation and an an open-heart procedure ago. It sure is satisfying tick off another 'good intention'. As with all my builds I'm keeping it simple- NOT! C'mon- take a look.

























































  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:37 PM

Cool, Chuck - you are transmitting again!

So this is a vietnam bird, isn't it? Gives you an excellend excuse to draw some nice mama-san next to it, doesn't it?

Looking forward to next updates here! Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:20 PM

Pawel

Cool, Chuck - you are transmitting again!

So this is a vietnam bird, isn't it? Gives you an excellend excuse to draw some nice mama-san next to it, doesn't it?

Looking forward to next updates here! Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

 

I think a “Little Annie Fannie” would work just fine...

 

In any case, looking good!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Friday, December 4, 2020 3:13 PM
Thanks, Pawel! Yes, there will be a parade of lovlies- even one or two in 'black pajamas'. ;) Stikpusher, that's not a bad suggestion- cheers!
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, February 21, 2021 6:45 PM

Here's the latest shagadelic update- cheers!

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2020
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye2 on Monday, February 22, 2021 9:12 AM

Awesome work on a very cool subject!  Will be following along.Yes

Mike

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, February 22, 2021 9:14 AM

Oh heck yeah! Good to see you posting your impossibly detailed work again. Will there be any way to see any of that super intricate work you added to the back of the cockpit?! 

It also appears your graphic designs have improved since your last build. Impressive!

As always, I'm looking forward to seeing more. Your builds are like adventures. 

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    June 2013
Posted by bvallot on Monday, February 22, 2021 10:11 AM

Glad to see you back Chuk! Sorry to hear about your troubles and glad to see you not letting it hold you back. I've enjoyed your scratch building for years and I'm still trying to clean up some of what I do. 

One question I've got is how do you typically address and fix your plumbing? Some times my methods for glueing ends together can be a bit cumbersome. 

On the bench:  

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

  • Member since
    November 2020
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye2 on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:12 AM

Chuk, I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your posts and appreciate how much time you put into them.  Not only are you a phenomenal builder but very talented in how you present your posts.  They are very informative and fun.  Thanks!

Mike

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:30 PM

Yay, Chuk's Back!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:03 PM

Buckeye2

Awesome work on a very cool subject!  Will be following along.Yes

Mike

 

Thanks, Mike- So glad you enjoy my humble methods of teaching about modelling. I'm glad to have you along for the ride- cheers!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:08 PM

M. Brindos

Oh heck yeah! Good to see you posting your impossibly detailed work again. Will there be any way to see any of that super intricate work you added to the back of the cockpit?! 

It also appears your graphic designs have improved since your last build. Impressive!

As always, I'm looking forward to seeing more. Your builds are like adventures. 

 

Glad you like it, Mike!  It's taken me a while to get back into the swing of things since the surgery, but it's linda like riding a bicycke- after re-reading the manual. ;) The detail in the first camaptment wull be visible through the rear of the nose well. I'm pretty sure the panels on the upper fuselage were armor plate that could be screwed off, but I have no pics of that save a restoration in progress. That's why I hhaven't bother to detail out the tops of things and all the wirubg, etc that won't be seen from below.

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:14 PM

bvallot

Glad to see you back Chuk! Sorry to hear about your troubles and glad to see you not letting it hold you back. I've enjoyed your scratch building for years and I'm still trying to clean up some of what I do. 

One question I've got is how do you typically address and fix your plumbing? Some times my methods for glueing ends together can be a bit cumbersome. 

Thanks, my friend!  Foe all that kkoky plumbing I use three things:

  1. fine lead solder for curving lines that lie flat against bulkheads, etc- they get glued down with CA glue.
  2. Brass wire for straight lines- it bends crispl, keeps it's shape and can be easuly soldered.
  3. Abilion Alloys nesting brass tubing. Indispensible for details on the plumbing, etc- and can be used to connect two pieces of wire with a solid connection. I'll be posting some complex examples of this soon- stay tuned!
 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:17 PM

jeaton01

Yay, Chuk's Back!

 

Thanks, John- it's sure is good be here!

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:53 PM

Oho ! Another back after that Chest opening. Double YAY !

     They find anything interesting in there? Like some old artifacts? LOL. Glad yer back fella. Mine still aggravates me from time to time movement wise, But I sure rest easier at nite. Now the plane's parts are gorgeous, But keep on keepin on with the ladies Please!

   Oh! By the way. In Honor of Shep paine I have discovered,"Creative Gizmology" works well on ships too. Modern ones, that is. 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, February 28, 2021 2:13 PM

Chuck, that is some crazy detail man! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

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