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  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by JoeSMG on Saturday, September 25, 2021 5:44 PM

keavdog

... Did you print everything?  Hulls etc?

 

 
Well OK - not everything...
 
On the Pershing the camo neting is from a plastic mesh bag that oranges came in, the black hose is the insulation from scrap electrical wire and rope is thread (also unseen in that picture on the back is a tow cable made from coax wire). On the Atlanta rigging is stretched sprue and all flags are paper - But everthing else was printed. Tank hulls and ship hulls were printed in peices on an Ender 3, while all smaller detail parts were printded on the LD-002r. I have a ton of build in-progress pics on my website ScaleModelGuy.com for anyone interested.
 
And thank you for the kind words!

- Joe the SMG

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 25, 2021 3:38 PM

From SCRATCH?!?! Surprise  Beautiful work - very impressive.  Did you print everything?  Hulls etc?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by JoeSMG on Saturday, September 25, 2021 2:41 PM

Haven't built a new model all year but just about to fire up the printers again.

These are the last three models I built all from scratch using 3D printers, an Ender 3 Pro FDM printer for the large parts and a LD-002r resin printer for detail parts. Both printers are made by Creality.

This 1/35 scale Pershing was finished at the very end of 2020.

M26 US Pershing Heavy Tank

I finished my 1/450 scale USS Atlanta in November of 2020

USS Atlanta Light AA Cruiser

And my 1/450 scale USS Texas was completed in early October of 2020

USS Texas Battleship

- Joe the SMG

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    October 2013
Posted by chops1sc on Friday, September 24, 2021 10:38 AM

Thanks guys!

I used watered down mix of blue and grey for the 5 o'clock shadow. Took a few layers.

 

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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, September 24, 2021 10:19 AM

Great job!  I hear that the new Tamiya F-4 is a great kit and I really like that "Fury' figure.  How did you get his 5 o'clock shadow?

TJS 

TJS

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, September 24, 2021 10:04 AM

Nice stuff chops.  Always like the Sundowner markings.  And what a great variety of subjects!

Thanks,

John

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    October 2013
Posted by chops1sc on Friday, September 24, 2021 7:23 AM

Almost done enough to include it here; Tamiya 1/48 F-4B Phantom II

 

Bandai X-Wing 1/72

 

Young Minatures "Hell on Wheels" (Brad Pitt - Fury)

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, September 10, 2021 9:51 AM

Great stuff RT. Love the Stallion and Thud. Nice job getting it to look like the subject.

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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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:49 PM

TJ great stuff.  I always wanted to do that A4 in those markings.

Steve - awesome trio.  I love the ch53.   And we certainly don't see Venturas built up often.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2016
Posted by RacerToo on Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:19 PM

Revell 1/48 PV-1 Ventura, Academy 1/48 CH-53E and Revell 1/48 F-105G.

 coloradj 10hi by steve hawley, on Flickr

 rigged too by steve hawley, on Flickr

 F-105GSH by steve hawley, on Flickr

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, September 9, 2021 3:56 AM

My most recent. Been on a 72nd tear lately

Trumpeter Wellington Mk.X. All markings are painted because me the dummy lost the decals

Fujimi A-4KU

Academy OV-10A with AOA decals for Air Force FAC in Vietnam

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 8:50 PM

Great stuff JB.  Love the variety.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: West Texas
Posted by JBRaider on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 8:35 PM

Great job on that Hs 126 Greg.

I finished 3 over the summer..

Tamiya 1/72 N1K1

Hasegawa 1/72 Jaguar for the Desert Storm group build

Hasegawa 1/72 FW 190-D 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, September 6, 2021 11:41 AM

MR TOM SCHRY

Hi Greg,

Really like all of the builds but can you answer some questions about the Nieuport?

What did you use for the rigging?  How was the kit to build?( I have the Hobbycraft version in my stash)  What paints/colors did you use?

Thanks,

TJS

Thanks, John, Tom & Crown.

As far as 'to build,' it was pretty typical Hobbycraft: soft detail (and pretty sparse cockpit detail), but nice overall shape and proportions, and generally good fit; I don't recall any real problem areas. One suggestion -- which admittedly I didn't do on this build -- would be to thin the interplane 'vee' struts a bit, as they're kind of 'blocky.'

Rigging was the 'fine' version of the elastic thread product called EZ-Line, which I use for pretty much all my rigging. I pre-measure the lines to about 75% of the length they'll need to span, and use CA to attach home-made 'eyes' made of fine wire as turnbuckles. I pre-drill holes before attaching wings and such, so when it's finished I can just 'plug in' the rigging lines (again using super glue as the adhesive) using a pair of needle-nose cross-lock tweezers. It's a great method that removes all the stress from the rigging job, and since the elastic will 'give' if knocked accidentally, it's very forgiving of ham-handed klutzes like myself. Big Smile

Paints are my own 'eyeball' mixes of Tamiya acrylics. If you hunt around on the web, there are actual contemporary color photographs (from an early process) of several French WW1 aircraft that can be used as guidance for the proper hues. (You might also do a search for the works of aviation researcher Alan D. Toelle, whose work on original colors has been used by institutions like the Smithsonian.)

I don't have immediate access (on my phone, that is) to the formulas I used, but if you're interested, I'll be happy to look them up next time I fire up the PC.

Cheers.

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, September 6, 2021 11:39 AM

Greg. awesome builds. Wylie Coyote super genius..

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, September 6, 2021 10:14 AM

Hi Greg,

Really like all of the builds but can you answer some questions about the Nieuport?

What did you use for the rigging?  How was the kit to build?( I have the Hobbycraft version in my stash)  What paints/colors did you use?

Thanks,

TJS

TJS

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, September 6, 2021 9:39 AM

Great stuff Greg.  Love the markings on the Orion and really like the Henschel.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, September 6, 2021 6:59 AM

None new builds, but the most recent ones I've posted.

Italeri (ex-Hobbycraft) 1/32 Nieuport 17c in kit markings for French ace René 'Père' Dorme:

Arii/LS 1/144 P-3C Orion (with Starfighter decals) from VP-40 'Fighting Marlins' 

The old-but-good Monogram F/A-18 Hornet in Super Scale CAG markings for VFA-97 'Warhawks':

And pushing the count slightly...the old Airfix 1/72 Hs126 done up in desert colors (but with not-strictly-accurate Eastern Front unit codes from the kit sheet, so sue me.... Big Smile):

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 5, 2021 10:05 PM

Yeah, I built that F-100 a few years ago. Fun kit.

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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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, September 5, 2021 7:13 PM

Some classic plastic.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, September 5, 2021 2:25 PM

These are my last three builds. In fact they are still on the bench as I write this. All three will be NMF including the F-5F. That build is going to be a what-if. I recently bought a Silhouette Protrait stencil cutter so I'm going to try to paint some of the markings on these builds. I don't have any W.I.P. photos but I will be posting pictures of the finished builds.

 

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, August 29, 2021 9:12 PM

Nice stuff Pat & Bish. You guys are cranking out the kits.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 29, 2021 8:54 PM
Nice job Pat Bish, I love the bust mate. Great job.

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
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, August 29, 2021 5:06 PM

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 29, 2021 4:50 PM

3 More to report. This is AFV Club's 1/35th Scimitar with several resin sets from Scorpion miniatures for a vehicle from the Falklands war.

Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Knight bust.

And Airfix's 1/72nd Beaufighter TF.X.

 

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
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, July 9, 2021 2:09 AM

Pat!  Great stuff.  Is the STP a what-if or was there a real one?  Love the Ducati

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, July 9, 2021 1:34 AM

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, July 8, 2021 10:28 AM

Of Course-No Pictures!

 But I am still polishing away on Two Cars now-The Older AMT/ROUND TWO Mustang G.T.350 and Atlantis's old Re-pop or Revell's 57 Caddy Eldorado. Then I slide back to my ship the Rio de los ostras in Paper. On the ship I am on part 785.That has to be assembled. It's about the size of a large pepper-corn. I have to make 12 of them. Wittle Bitty Winches. About four Hundred more parts to go. Than somehow I will get a picture here!

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:59 AM

Wow Ben, they Flyer looks great.  
Castel nice stuff.  The artillery tractor is a unique subject.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:42 AM

These would be my last 3

US WW1 artilery tractor

 

Crusader II

 

SBD Dountless

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