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  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, August 10, 2020 12:45 PM
CJ, I really like the Hostess truck nice work!
 
lewbud, the Mustang looks really nice.  

 
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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:53 AM

Thanks GreySnake!

Theuns,

I'm calling this one done.  Here's the pics.

I like the fourth pic for the front page.  Thanks for hosting this build.  Now to see if I can get my Spit finished in time for your IDF build.

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

  • Member since
    June 2019
  • From: USA
Posted by Cj2785 on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:02 AM

Thanks everyone for the nice words. The Hostess job meant a lot to my father. So it only seemed fit to make this for him. 

Im so impressed at everyone's work on here. It always makes me want to do better and I thank you all for that. My LEM is coming along nicely. Here's my progress so far. 

Charles Johnson

  • Member since
    July 2019
  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted by Bobstamp on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:23 AM

Cj2785
My LEM is coming along nicely. Here's my progress so far. 

I'll be watching. My wife, Susan, will be interested, too. I can say, truthfully, that my wife was one of the many thousands of people who helped to make Apollo a success.

Susan and I were corresponding, as friends, in 1965-66 when I was training with the Marines in Okinawa and later when my battalion was in Vietnam. After I was wounded, on March 5, 1966, and evacuated to Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, Susan came with my parents to visit me, and during that brief visit I asked her to marry me. She agreed, and my father, the founder of the American Kitefliers Association, contacted Francis Rogallo, member of the AKA and inventor of the Rogallo Wing to ask if he could get Susan a job at the Ryan Aeronatical Company; at that time, Francis was under contract with Ryan to develop a landing system for Apollo. 

Susan got an offer from Ryan, passed her typing test with flying colours, and then heard this question from the Ryan employee who administered the test: "So, who do you know here at Ryan? I was told to hire you even if you couldn't type a word!"

Susan spent that summer in the typing pool at Ryan, mostly re-typing engineering reports about Apollo's Lunar Excursion Modul, or LEM. But there was a problem. Someone — a politician, probably — decided that you couldn't say that the astronauts were going on an excusion, which implies a holiday. So "LEM" became just the Lunar Module, or LM. Much of Susan's work that summer involved using a Selectric typewriter to white out the "LEM" in engineering reports replace it with "LM". 

She didn't much enjoy that job, as you can imagine, but she enjoyed her visits with me, and I enjoyed them with her. After spending 111 days in traction, I was put into a 3/4 spica cast, which covered me from my right foot to my armpits and down to my left knee. But I was mobile, and could have liberty. Time with Susan after that became even more pleasurable than before!

We were married on December 27, 1966. You can imagine that she was more than casually interested in the Apollo 11 landing on July 20, 1969. And now I just have to consider building a model of the LEM, er, LM.

Bob

On the bench: Italeri 1/72 UH-34 Seahorse helicopter; Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre; Revell S.S. Hope, being built as the hospital ship U.S.S. Repose, and a diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962.

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:10 PM

Lewbud that pony looks realy godd, I posted a pix. Thanx for taking part.

 

Bob what an interesting story :-)

 

Theuns

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:30 AM
Lewbud, that came out great! Nice work.
 
 
cj, LEM is looking good.

 
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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:29 AM

Thanks GreySnake.

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

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    June 2019
  • From: USA
Posted by Cj2785 on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:01 PM

Thanks Grey Snake....

Here is the finished LEM...somewhat...lol. Just have to clear coat, decals and finish coat then it's on to the moon gear and astronauts.

Charles Johnson

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:43 PM

Theuns,

I didn't see your comment.  Thank you and thanks for hosting this group build.

Charles,

Nice job on the LM.  Is that the Airfix or Monogram kit?

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

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:26 PM

:-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by GreySnake on Friday, August 28, 2020 9:20 PM
The LM looks really nice CJ!

 
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    June 2019
  • From: USA
Posted by Cj2785 on Saturday, August 29, 2020 8:31 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind words! Theuns: This is a monogram kit. 

I got some more work on the kit this morning. I laid down some black primer for the shadow work.

Charles Johnson

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Sunday, August 30, 2020 5:55 PM

Looking good Charles.

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

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    June 2019
  • From: USA
Posted by Cj2785 on Friday, September 4, 2020 9:43 AM

Thanks lewbud

Finnaly have the shadows finished. Added strong tone weather wash to the footprints to bring them out. Also started priming Buzz and Neil. Primed them black and now starting my layering. They are covered in neutral  grey now. 

Charles Johnson

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, September 7, 2020 8:50 PM

Cj2785

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. 

 

Yo!  That looks great!  How come I didn't get sent any finished shots ?!

"...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...

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by Cj2785 on Friday, September 11, 2020 9:14 PM

Thanks Justin! We already clarified about the finished shots so I won't go into that! lol. 

Here it is folks: Monograms 50th anniversary of the lunar landing completed. 

Charles Johnson

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    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:13 AM

That lander look really good I like it, front page updeted. thanx for posting

 

Theuns

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    June 2019
  • From: USA
Posted by Cj2785 on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:20 PM

Thanks Theuns! Here is my current project now. I'm doing a civil war piece. 

Charles Johnson

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    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:39 PM

Cool, that will be very interesting ;-)

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:21 PM

Great work on the lander CJ! 

 
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