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  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:53 PM

Theuns, Nice work on aircraft that doesn't get built much!

The paint is beautiful!

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:55 PM

Outstanding build of a subject I knew nothing about, I had to looked it up on wikipedia.

 

An interesting read. 

 

  • Member since
    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Monday, June 1, 2020 12:34 AM

AA I posted the pic. That looks outstanding, I like the dusty look of it.

Thanx for taking part.

You are welcome to do another if you like.

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Friday, June 5, 2020 12:41 PM
Mach71, the Enterprise turned out really nice. You have a lot more patience then me doing all those decals.
 
 
68GT, the Jug turned out great!
 
 
Cj2785, the trawler is coming along nicely.
 
 
Theuns, really like how the IL-2 turned out. I really don’t build aircraft anymore but if I do pick up one it will probably be an IL-2.
 
 
AA, nice work on the LRDG, I really like what you did with the front chain on the front holding the spare tire.
 
As of this morning the T-55 is finished apart from the commander.
 
I’m really happy with the way the tank turned out. This is the first model I’ve done a lot of different washes on and it really makes it stand out. The first picture you can put on the front page if you don’t mind Theuns. I’ll see about adding something else to the build once I finish up a Panzer I I’m working on.

  • Member since
    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Friday, June 5, 2020 11:57 PM

The t55 looks really great, just the right amount of weathering and dirt, well build.

I updated the front page with the requested pic.

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, June 6, 2020 6:57 AM
Thank you, Theuns.
The T-55 is the first model I’ve completed in a long time that I’m satisfied with how it turned out and didn’t just finish it to get it done. It’s probably the best tank model I’ve turned out since starting the hobby. The only thing I’d change is going a little heavier on some of the weathering. The two coats of flat really toned down the weathering more than I expected, not a big deal in the end. Now I feel like I’ll be able to do the Takom T-55’s and Miniart T-55’s justice that are in my stash.

  • Member since
    June 2019
  • From: USA
Posted by Cj2785 on Monday, June 8, 2020 9:30 PM

Thank you guys for the kind words. Got some more of the little details going tonight. I added the compass, life raft and some others to go with it. 

 

Charles Johnson

  • Member since
    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:52 AM

Any of you lads out of lockdown yet? Here we are still under level 3 , can go to work,shops but still not contact with family or friends at home, however we can go to a restaurant and meet there as long as there are not more than 50 people....go figure!

No gatherings allowed like IPMS meetings ect :-( 

 

Schools have started a slow open for senior grades.

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:40 PM

Here in Massachusetts we are in phase 2.5.

Some restaurants are open at 50%

Most stores are open. Facemasks and social distancing are required.

No large gatherings allowed. No sporting events.

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:07 AM
The ‘wonderful Relublic if Massachusetts’. I used to live in Jamaica Plain. Glad we don’t live there anymore.
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    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:33 PM
Arizona pretty much reopened everything and then cases spiked. Of course testing has also increased massively. Bars, movie theaters, gyms and water parks were ordered to close for a month yesterday.
Apparently I’ve already had Covid. I was feeling pretty ill a couple weeks back and got tested and came back positive for antibodies and negative for live Covid.

  • Member since
    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:52 AM

Here in SA where I live in the economic hub we are moving into winter now with a huge increace in cases and there is talk of maybe going from level 3 back to 4 or even a total shutdown again. 

Problem is that 95% of the people here live hand to mouth and there is no way anyone is going to tell these people that have just started to work again that they must now go home again and earn nothing :-(  

We here do not have the "money muscle" of the first world and hunger is a mighty powerfull emotion I can tell you and this current generation still has the memory of how to be "dissobedient" towards a Gov. even a democratically elected one.

I have also earned maybe 10% of what I usually do over the past 110 days :-(

On the modling side. I  have been working on a 1/144 TU 16 that I wanted to experiemt with to get a good NMF without alclad (cant afford any modling stuff now) but the results were less than I had hoped for. I also did a water effect for a 1/72 Walruss, ,almost got it right but not quite, still ooads to learn so with those two "semi failures" my build Moe Joe is runnng low :-(

 

Theuns 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:38 AM

Here in Pennsylvania, our governor has put us into the 'green phase' which undo very similar to your level 3, 50 percent capacities, masks 'must' be worn, etc.  Due to the "spikes in numbers of positive cases", he has made masks mandatory in all public spaces.  And our country is as divided as I've ever seen it, as apparently, only the vacationers, and those going to bars and salons/barbershops can get the virus, but protesters are immune....

 

The media continues to talk about the "spike in cases" but does not discuss what that actually means, or any rationale behind it.  Example: my wife works for a large healthcare system (multiple hospitals owned by the same group) and among the three hospitals that she is directly associated with, they have a total....TOTAL...of 17 active covid cases, and none are in the ICU. Every now and again, the media will throw out some small explanation, like "and 90 percent of people are Asymptomatic.....and in other news...."

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Friday, July 31, 2020 5:29 PM

Started this on 7/29.  Kit is the 1/72 Tamiya P-51D (ordnance stolen from the F-51D kit).  Markings from AIMS Decals represents a F-51D from 2 Sqn SAAF based at Chinhae (K10) in 1952 that was attached to the 18th FBG USAF.  

The pit is finished.

I now have something that looks like an airplane.

More soon.

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

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:50 AM
Looking good lewbud! I always forget how small 1/72 prop fighters are.  

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:02 PM

Thanks GreySnake.

Now for today's update.

Put your mask on, there's going to be a paint fight.

Fresh out of the paint shop and ready for decals.

More soon.

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

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Monday, August 3, 2020 7:34 AM

The mustang is looking nice with a coat of paint!

What paint did you use?

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Monday, August 3, 2020 10:27 AM

Mach71,

Thanks.  I used Tamiya's Matte Black for the base coat and Tamiya's Gloss Aluminum for the bare metal.  Both are out of the spray can.  I almost cried when I was shooting the black for the underside because I inadvertently grabbed my can of gloss black by mistake and laid down a perfect coat of paint.  No runs, drips, or errors and with a little buffing would have looked outstanding if I was building a car.  I reluctantly grabbed my can of matte black and covered it over.  Here's where she was when I went to bed last night.

I wen back and got caught up on the builds here and there is a lot of good stuff here.  Hope everyone is doing okay.  More soon.

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

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, August 3, 2020 11:17 AM

That's looking good. 

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:35 PM

Thanks GreySnake!

Here's today's update.  Just about done with the decals, and I'm running out of things to paint.  Here's the pics.

Decals and painting should be done by bed time.  More soon.

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

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:49 AM
I really like the markings.  

  • Member since
    June 2019
  • From: USA
Posted by Cj2785 on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:16 PM

Sorry I haven't been active for awhile. I have had a lot of health complications lately. Here is my finished North Atlantic Fishing Trawler. 

Charles Johnson

  • Member since
    June 2019
  • From: USA
Posted by Cj2785 on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:21 PM

This here was a present for father. He worked for Hostess Bakery for a long time. Although he wasn't a delivery driver, he worked in the factory and enjoyed every minute of his job. He was a hard working man. I gave this to him as a retirement gift. 

Charles Johnson

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 9:44 PM

Both of those are nice builds Charles!Yes

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

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:25 AM

Indeed! both are very nice builds!

 

Do you have any more photo's of the boat?

  • Member since
    June 2019
  • From: USA
Posted by Cj2785 on Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:28 AM

Unfortunately no. I thought I did but I just changed phones. Thank you guys for the nice words! I appreciate it.

Charles Johnson

  • Member since
    June 2019
  • From: USA
Posted by Cj2785 on Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:29 AM

My next build is going to be the Lunar Landing Anniversay. I can't wait to get into that one. 

Charles Johnson

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:20 AM
Love that Hostess truck. Used to have a Hostess bakery here in East Brunswick, New Jersey for years until it closed about 20 years ago or so. I miss that smell!

On Ed's bench, ???

  • Member since
    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:35 AM

Sorry for being quiet laely, had my first "real job" (even a small one) since end of March so ben working long hours and modling loe joe is loooooow.

 

Charles sorry to hear about your heath, I hope it get better soon.

 

I like that trawler, very interesting inded , I will update the fron page. I am also very interested to se the lander build.

 

Lewbud that "mustprang" er sorry I meant F51 looke very good , needless to say I am biass top that particuler scheme LOL

Whan I was a oadmaster in the Airforce in 1990 one of out C-130 Herc pilots was Lt Col Johnes, he was a seasoned F-51 driver in Korea.

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Monday, August 10, 2020 1:00 AM

Theuns, 

Thanks.  I bet he had some interesting stories. Transitioning from a Mustang to a C-130, that's a story I'd like to hear.  Here's a pic of 361 in action.

Here's where I'm at.  Just about finished.  Just got to finish painting and hang the ordnance.

Should be done tomorrow.

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

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