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  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:57 PM

Thanks, Bish. You know, the last time someone said "nice approach" to me, I was on final in a C-150 with my dad in the right seat. He was a WWII AAC flight instructor. Anyway, I finished the engine nacelles(?). One was assembled with Tamiya Extra Thin Cement. The other with extra thick cyanoacrylate.

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The super glue made the second assembly a little easier, but only a little easier. I'll still have to attach the landing gear struts at some point. Oh well. Ninety years ago, Ford engineers must have been yanking their hair out building this airplane.

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

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:24 PM

The paint mask for the Ford arrived the other day. I am impressed that someone would make a paint mask for a kit that's almost 60 years old. I painted the inside of all the clear parts black because there is no interior. It never occurred to me that the paint mask would be black too. BTW: The paint mask is made in England.

 

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:18 PM

Its amazing what you can pick up for older kits if you know where to look.

Thunderbird used to be based in the UK, i used to buy sanding sticks from there. But they moved to Canada in 2018.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, February 2, 2020 11:16 AM

I'm gonna move this up to the Airliners forum. Thanks for everything, Bish...

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 2, 2020 12:36 PM

Your welcome frank, will look out for it there.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, February 2, 2020 5:26 PM

Ok my final build is finished Bf110E-2 7./ZG26 Libya 1942

 

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, February 2, 2020 6:03 PM

The Bf-110 came out perfect TJ!  Didn't know those served in N. Africa....love the desert colors!

I totally forgot to post pics of the 1/72 P-51 that I finished the first week of Jan. Tongue Tied

I've been travelling the last couple of weeks and was catching up on the forums today when I finally remembered!

So here's the P-51 that I started at the same time as the FW-190:

Didn't use the kit decals.  Used a set from Kits-World....really liked the red/yellow checker pattern on the nose!

Ernest

Last Armor Build - 1/35 Dragon M-26A1, 1/35 Emhar Mk.IV Female

     

Last Aircraft Builds - Hobby Boss 1/72 F4F Wildcat & FW-190A8

     

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, February 2, 2020 6:22 PM

Two real nice builds, well done!

John

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, February 2, 2020 6:38 PM

Excellent builds guys!!!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, February 2, 2020 6:53 PM
Great looking Stang

 

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, February 3, 2020 8:29 AM

TJ, your 110 is terrific. I'm a big fan of desert camo. Jaxcon is next weekend and I'll be looking for a 110 to put on the shelf. Well done.

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 3, 2020 1:08 PM

Now those are 2 very impressive builds, cheers guys. I will get the front page updted.

I deffinetly need to get me that 110 kit to do a Trop 110. I like that.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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