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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 24, 2022 9:43 AM

Man that artillery piece sure has the hight advantage

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, January 24, 2022 7:48 AM

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 24, 2022 2:21 AM

Nice stuff!  I really like the detail and finish on the Y wing 

Thanks,

John

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    September 2020
Posted by fearlessfarless on Monday, January 24, 2022 1:43 AM

My last three...

1/1000 Polar Lights Klingon Bird of Prey with lighting


 


1/72 Bandai Y-Wing

 

1/72 Academy F-4J "Jolly Rogers"

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Saturday, January 8, 2022 4:13 PM

I didn't do a build thread. It does go together well with minor trims here and there. The machin gun bay under the nose was a the most troublesome with quite a bit of Tamiya putty used. But you don't have to glue it in, it can be left open. The other thing is, those struts that attache the engine to the fuselage, they should be glued on slightly turned inwards. I glued them in straight and had to bend them, thought they are going to break. There are no any indicators that they should be turned inward, I just realised it after the glue was dry. But it is a fun build.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 8, 2022 11:49 AM

Nice - that's the one I have in the stash.  Go together well?  Did you do a build thread?

Thanks,

John

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    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Saturday, January 8, 2022 11:48 AM

Thanks keavdog. It is this one

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, January 7, 2022 11:40 PM

Great stuf castel. Which Mig15 kit is that?   Looks awesome. 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, January 7, 2022 11:31 PM

These are my last 3

 

Me 262 in 1/48

 

MUTT in Grenada, 1/35

 

MiG 15 in 1/48

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 5:34 AM

Thanks John.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, December 27, 2021 1:24 PM

Great subjects Bish.  Love the wellington and oddly enough I'd never seen the other two.  Well done.

Thanks,

John

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 27, 2021 8:17 AM

Final 3 of the year. Its been that long i had to go back and check which my last one was. Here are 3 72nd Aircraft.

MPM's Wellington Mk. Ic

Airfix Victor K.2.

And Hasegawa Typhoon FGR.4.

I do have a Sci_fi build i finished yesterday, but i'l carry that over into the first of next years trio.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: West of the rock and east of the hard place!
Posted by murph on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 2:01 PM

Thanks brother.  The P-47 is a dream kit to put together.  It really is, literally, shake & bake.  Not one bit of putty or filler anywhere on the kit.  It's practically flawless.  Of all the Tamiya kits I've built previously, this one is my favourite so far.

Des is a wonderful man.  95 years young, still sharp as a tack and going strong.  He flew Spitfires with 600 Sqn at the end of the war but saw no combat.  He has over 50 types in his logbook with over 5,000 hours to his credit.  Spitfires, Mustangs, Warhawks, Fireflies, Barracudas, Sea Furies, Vampires, Sabres, Starfighters, etc, etc, etc.  He flew the Starfighter in the nuclear strike role in Europe.  He still has his 'red binder' (target, maps, flight plans, timings, package delivery, etc) and he refuses to let anyone see the contents.  He won't tell anyone what his assigned target was just in case he meets someone from that area.

He flew Sabres with 421 Sqn in Europe and was very good friends with my uncle, also on 421 Sqn, and he was in charge of planning and executing my uncle's funeral procession after he was KIFA in June 53.  He flew one of 421's Sabres from Canada to Grostenquin, France on Operation Leapfrog 2 (Goose Bay, Newfoundland to Narssarsuak, Greenland to Keflavik, Iceland to Prestwick, Scotland and finally to Grostenquin).  He later went on to be a Sabre instructor at 1 Fighter OTU at Chatham, New Brunswick, when he returned to Canada in the mid 50s.  The man has MANY stories to tell and I've had the very good fortune to hear many of them.

Retired and living the dream!

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 7:00 PM

Three beauties there Murph.   I have that razorback in the stash and was considering the same markings.  Must be interesting to talk to an F-104 pilot!

Thanks,

John

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    January 2003
  • From: West of the rock and east of the hard place!
Posted by murph on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 6:23 PM

More fantastic work every time I check this thread.  Well done everyone.

My last three builds for the year are as follows:

The Tamiya P-47 'Razorback'.  Bought this one back in 2008 at the Tamiya Plamodel outlet in Tokyo.  Kit decals which were really nice.  Went with Bud Mahurin's aircraft instead of Frank Klibbe's "Little Chief".  Model Master enamels and EZ Masks for the canopy.

Next was a Hasegawa Sabre.  This is the 48th scale "U.S. Air Force" boxing of the kit and is finished with Model Master enamels, Alclad II lacquers and decals are from Leading Edge Models.  This depicts one of four aircraft of the 1956 SkyLancers air demonstration team formed in 1 Air Division in Europe.  The four pilots were killed and their Sabres destroyed when they flew into the ground coming out of a loop during a practice session near Strasbourg, France in less than optimal weather.

Last is the 72nd scale Hasegawa CF-104 Starfighter.  Alclad II lacquers and Belcher Bits decals.  This aircraft was assigned to 422 'Tomahawk' Sqn at 4 Wing, Baden-Soellingen, Germany.  I'll be giving it to my friend in the new year.  He flew this very aircraft while assigned to 422 Sqn.

Thanks for looking and to all my FSM cronies, Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!

Retired and living the dream!

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    February 2020
Posted by PhilliePhan79 on Thursday, December 16, 2021 4:48 PM

JohnnyK

Great finish on the Blackbird. Can I ask how did you achieve that finish?

 

 

Thanks for the compliment.  I painted the Blackbird with Tamiya Nato Black.  Glossed and decaled.  Another gloss to seal the decals.  Then I masked off the panel lines of the front fuselage and sprayed Tamiya gray panel line accent through my airbrush at an extremely low PSI.  5 I think.  I sprayed at a low sweeping angle in the direction of airflow leaving a hard front and soft trail across the panel.  Seems like this what the real blackbirds looked like after flight.  Toward the back i just freehanded straight lines across the panels to indicated heat stressed paint.  Wanted a real subtle look.  Happy with the results.  Here's another angle with the D-21.

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    February 2020
Posted by PhilliePhan79 on Thursday, December 16, 2021 4:41 PM

MR TOM SCHRY

Beautiful work!  All three done to a high degree.  Are you considering getting the new 1/48 Revell SR-71 when it comes out?  May I ask what paint did you use for the natural metal finish on your C-97?

TJS

 

 

Thank you.  I might get the 1/48 blackbird.  That's a big one though.  

The C-97 was done with 3 shades of Alclad.  Airframe aluminum, duraluminum, dull aluminum.

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    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, December 16, 2021 2:14 PM

Great finish on the Blackbird. Can I ask how did you achieve that finish?

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Thursday, December 16, 2021 12:20 PM

Beautiful work!  All three done to a high degree.  Are you considering getting the new 1/48 Revell SR-71 when it comes out?  May I ask what paint did you use for the natural metal finish on your C-97?

TJS

TJS

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    January 2021
Posted by JoeSMG on Thursday, December 16, 2021 11:43 AM

Love the finish on the C-97! The decals and paint jobs on the Canadian Flier and the Blackhawk are flawless - great work.

- Joe the SMG

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, December 11, 2021 7:12 PM

Nice trio.  The blackbird looks fantastic.

Thanks,

John

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    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Saturday, December 11, 2021 2:54 PM

All three look great. The Hawk is my favourite.

 Cheers...

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 11, 2021 12:49 PM

Nice builds there Phillie. I like the Hawk and thats a great finish on the SR-71.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    February 2020
Posted by PhilliePhan79 on Saturday, December 11, 2021 8:41 AM

Airfix 1/72 Red Arrows Hawk

 

1/144 Minicraft C-97 I don't know how to photograph natural metal finishes :( 

 

1/72 Revell SR-71

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 2:49 PM

Crown - really nice stuff and nice pics.  I like your Mig 21 so much! 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 2:47 PM

Thanks guys Big Smile

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 12:08 PM

Great stuff Steve.  Really cranking out the kits!  That have glass finish on the F-35 looks great.

Thanks,

John

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:36 AM

Steve. stunning builds especialy that ship.

 

 

 Nick.

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:04 AM

Show off, Steve

Really great builds !!!

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:27 AM

Nice job Nick.

 

Here are my last. Sorry, more than three.

1/350 Trumperter USS Freedom

1/72 Hasegawa MiG 27

1/72 Revell M1A1

1/72 Hasegawa F-35A

1/72 Hasegawa Pz-IV

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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