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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, June 06, 2019 6:38 AM

That looks good John, those strips have come out well despite the issues.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, June 06, 2019 6:40 AM

Chad, really nice job on the Fulmer, another one we don't see often, and its come out well. Will get that on the front page and add the helo as well. Talk about subjects we don't see often. be good to see what you do with that.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

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    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, June 07, 2019 10:04 PM

OK, Martin, this one has hit the finish line.  I'm going to start on the B-57 pretty soon but I'm going to do a Hasegawa 1/48 first, OOB I promise, because my Wildcats are lonely.  

It's done in the scheme of the one I flew for a time.  The cabin windows are clear epoxy, decals were made with a Dell 1250C color laser printer, and Bare Metal Foil replicates the weeping wing surface deicing system.  It's not perfect, but then neither was the real one.  But as I do the real one, I forgive it it's faults and will remember it fondly.

 

I think I like the second to last picture the best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, June 07, 2019 11:10 PM

Really cool little Jet!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, June 08, 2019 8:15 AM

Thats very nicely done Joh, it came out really well. Great to see somthing personel to you.

Thank you, front page is updated.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, June 08, 2019 8:38 AM

Man, there are some great looking Airfix kits out here!  I'm keeping my eye open for some of these at the next show (which happens to be next saturday!!)!

Here are a couple of progress pics.  I masked and painted it the other day.  Turned out pretty good I think.  I'm not too knowledgable on these type aircraft so I just went with the load out in the instructions for the version I did.  If it is accurate..wow, this beast was nothing to mess with huh?!  Enjoy!

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, June 08, 2019 8:50 AM

Nicely loaded up there Bobby, really coming on well.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, June 08, 2019 9:04 AM

Bish

Nicely loaded up there Bobby, really coming on well.

 

Thank you sir!  I hope to get the decals and do some weather this weekend..fingers crossed.  LOL!

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, June 08, 2019 5:41 PM

Got the first coat of yellow down on Prince Williams copter.  Probably going to lay down 2 or 3 more.  The bits and bobs are painted and ready for detailing. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, June 08, 2019 5:42 PM

Bobby, that Nimrod is ready for war!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, June 08, 2019 5:49 PM

The yellow is looking good Chad.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, June 08, 2019 7:19 PM

Nice-looking deHavilland, John. (Not sure if that is the right nomenclature, but that's what we always called them being piston guys drooling at the jets on the ramps. Cool you get to build something you flew.

 

Eagle90

I'm keeping my eye open for some of these at the next show (which happens to be next saturday!!)!

Do the shows never end down there, Eagle? I love shows with vendor areas.

Your jet aircraft (which I have no idea what it is, is looking good).

Chad, I'll be watching to see where that yellow helichopper of yours is going with interest.

So me, I'm back near my bench for the summer and haven't touched a thing. Thought maybe if I posted a pic of the kit I finally acquired for the GB, it might get me motivated. Or not. But here goes anyway:

This is way out of my zone, but it caught my eye whilst shopping Airfix. I see there is another one being built here.

Sorry for my lack of participation over the cold season. Don't think I've ever finished a kit in 4 months, but I can give it a go.

-Greg

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 09, 2019 7:40 AM

Nice entry Greg, i'll get you down. And you have nearly 7 months, so no excuses. Wink

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, June 09, 2019 7:53 AM

So my production line of Mustangs has started

These are my choices for markings

I'll be doing the two kit markings

Blue Nose. The Kelly Kid

Red Tail. Lollipop

And aftermarket 

Yellow Nose. Betty Lee

Blue Nose

Hel-ler Bust

Moonbeam McSwine

Going to be fun

 

And on a side note. I'm building two old Academy Mustangs. Lou IV and Old Flak Joe

 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 09, 2019 8:00 AM

Good to see you underway TJ. Interested to see how you get one with those Eagle decals. I have 2 of their Blue nosed sets as i plan on doing one from each Sq.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, June 09, 2019 8:58 AM

Mopar Madness

Bobby, that Nimrod is ready for war!

 

Thank you sir.  I hope the load out is accurate.  She is ready to do some damage isn't she?!

 

 

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, June 09, 2019 9:01 AM

Mopar Madness

Got the first coat of yellow down on Prince Williams copter.  Probably going to lay down 2 or 3 more.  The bits and bobs are painted and ready for detailing. 

 

Awesome build!!  I thought I heard somewhere once that he used the copter to pick up his future wife (or visit her somewhere)!  What a way to impress huh?!  I was lucky enough to pick up a date with my uncle's Camaro!  LOL!

 

 

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, June 09, 2019 9:09 AM

"Do the shows never end down there, Eagle? I love shows with vendor areas."

Hey Greg!  Thanks!  There are a lot of shows in Florida but I hit 3 or 4 a year.  The one in Plant City had it's first show last year!  They have their second next weekend!  It was a really good size show and the entries were awesome!!  There is one in Largo, but they do it every other year.  Another really good sized show with lots of vendors.  The one in Venice is really nice too.  Very good venue with lots of awesome builds.  But Modelpalooza...now that's the big one I go to!  Thats' where I meet JJ and Plasticjunkie.  We always have a nice lunch and then go back to commando through the vendors.  Ahhh, the vendors.  I usually take $200-$300 with me to each show and spend a lot of time in the vendor area.  LOL!  Been buying a lot of Bandai Star Wars stuff lately.  Culttvman knows be by first name.  LOL!

Monty's vehicle will be a great build.  Can't wait to see it!

 

 

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, June 09, 2019 11:08 AM

Bish

Nice entry Greg, i'll get you down. And you have nearly 7 months, so no excuses. Wink

 

Yes, but I'll only be home for 4 or so of those 7 months, so naturally I start worrying as is my nature.....

Thanks for getting my TBD entry updated, Bish.

-Greg

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, June 09, 2019 11:25 AM

Bobby, nice to hear from you. It's been too long.

I just hopped over to the Modelpalooza site and it looks like the hotel/convention center it is supposed to be held at this year has closed. I thought the prices looked too good to be true, and the reviews were a little bit scary. I am hoping to be in the area by that time next year. Last year I was late getting down. 2 1/2 months late. Grrr.

Is the Largo one an IPMS show? I'm only really interested in shows if they have a vendor area and you mentioned the one in Largo is pretty good.

-Greg

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Sunday, June 09, 2019 11:44 AM

Eagle90,

That is one good looking internal bomb bay. You don't see them modeled very often. That Nimrod is packing one serious punch!

Mark aka Tomcat

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Sunday, June 09, 2019 11:47 AM

5 Mustangs simultaneously! Now that is what I call ambitious. 

Mark aka Tomcat

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Sunday, June 09, 2019 11:53 AM

Houston...Tranquility base here...the Eagle has landed.

Well it didn't turn out too bad. The are alot of fragile parts especially on the ascent stage. The model base is so small adding all the extra "experiments" detract from the lander I think. Maybe a bigger scratch built base would be in order. Until then I'm considering this one done.

Mark aka Tomcat

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, June 09, 2019 12:26 PM

Eagle90

"Do the shows never end down there, Eagle? I love shows with vendor areas."

Hey Greg!  Thanks!  There are a lot of shows in Florida but I hit 3 or 4 a year.  The one in Plant City had it's first show last year!  They have their second next weekend!  It was a really good size show and the entries were awesome!!  There is one in Largo, but they do it every other year.  Another really good sized show with lots of vendors.  The one in Venice is really nice too.  Very good venue with lots of awesome builds.  But Modelpalooza...now that's the big one I go to!  Thats' where I meet JJ and Plasticjunkie.  We always have a nice lunch and then go back to commando through the vendors.  Ahhh, the vendors.  I usually take $200-$300 with me to each show and spend a lot of time in the vendor area.  LOL!  Been buying a lot of Bandai Star Wars stuff lately.  Culttvman knows be by first name.  LOL!

Monty's vehicle will be a great build.  Can't wait to see it!

 

 

 

hopefully I'll be joining you this year for Modelpalooza 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, June 09, 2019 12:32 PM

tempestjohnny
hopefully I'll be joining you this year for Modelpalooza 

That would be neat. I used to spend a lot of time in the Bonita Springs/Ft Myers Beach/Naples area and I'd be interested to hear how you are getting on down in Naples.

-Greg

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, June 09, 2019 1:05 PM

Very cool lander Mark!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 09, 2019 1:58 PM

Mark, thats come out really well. I agree a bigger base would be beter, maybe useing the base you have and extending from there. But it still doesn't detract from what you have done with it.

Thank you for shareing that with us, front page is updated.

Greg, got the Humber down as well.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, June 09, 2019 3:16 PM

  very nice builds and stunning yellow chopper

Nick.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, June 09, 2019 4:44 PM

Mark, nice work on the lunar module. I don't think the 'experiments' detract at all, I think they enhance the dio.

Here's a bit of useless trivia I wonder if anyone else remembers. The Lunar Module was originally to be called the Lunar Excursion Module, and was commonly referred to by it's acryonym "the LEM" during it's design/build stage. At some later time, the "excursion" was dropped, and it became the Lunar Module, or LM. I remember it being referred to as the LEM by some of the more scientific news personalities of the times. In modern times, it seems to be called the 'lunar lander' as much as anything. I see Airfix still refers to the 'Lunar Module" on the box.

-Greg

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Sunday, June 09, 2019 11:26 PM

Yes, I remenber watching the moon missions with astronaut Gene Cernan. I remeber him calling it the LEM, Lunar Excursion Module.

When Apollo 11 landed in '69, I was 8 years old. The expected time of the "moon landing" as it came to be known was to be around 2-3am. The whole family was going to stay up and watch it. Well, being 8 years old, I didn't make it and fell asleep. When I woke up, and questioned when is it going to happen, my mom just shrugged and said "you missed it". Thanks mom and dad! Crying

Mark aka Tomcat

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