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  • 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."
 
  • Member since
    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."
 
  • Member since
    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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  • Member since
    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.

 

 

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

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    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

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 4:44 PM

Those look great Ben.Yes I remember the mods on the C-119

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
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 4:17 PM

It's been awhile since my last update to this string. Looking back I see several things that caught my eye...

- Bish is a modeling machine.....WOW.

- Steve some how morphed or cloned himself into two other people and completed four other models while he finished his Akagi; talk about an overachiever!

- We have a bunch of top tier modelers in this forum. The models being shown by everyone are awesome!

Since my last post I finished the Thomas Flyer:

And I finished two aircraft for the Close Air Support group build (both with many scratch built or highly modified components which took longer than anticipated):

and

Great job on your builds everyone!

Ben

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

LAST COMPLETED:

1/35 Churchill Mk IV AVRE with bridge - DONE

NEXT PROJECT:

1/35 CH-54A Tarhe Helicopter

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 2:36 PM

keavdog
MC - where did you find time for the other 4 while building that spectacular carrier?

To be honest, working the hours I also work, I have no earthly idea. Tongue Tied

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 Wednesday, July 7, 2021 2:15 PM

Bish nice work.  

MC - where did you find time for the other 4 while building that spectacular carrier?  Nice stuff. 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 1:24 PM

Beautiful work as usual Bish Big Smile

 

I finally have three builds under my belt. Well actually 5.

The Takom 1/72 Yamato turret.

The Hasegawa Akagi.

The Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Mk.I

Airfix 1/72 BF 109 E

Finally the Heller 1/72 Curtiss SBC-4 Helldiver

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
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 9:27 AM

I remembered last weekend that i needed to update this but then forgot. So before i foget again here are my latest 3.

Airfix 1/72nd Ju 87B-2, nice kit.

My first 32nd kit in a few years, Trumpeters Me 262 A-1a.

And this just pips the post as i finished it a few hours before the Scimitar. This is AFV Clubs 1/35th M109A2.

Hopfully should not be to long before i have 3 more.

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
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:27 PM

Takom's 1/35 Skoda Pa-11 "Turtle", Tom Daniels' "Trouble Maker" El Camino funny car, and Tom Daniels' "Leap Hog" & "Roar and Peace".  I build pretty much anything that catches my attention.  In the "on deck circle" is Tamiya's M-51 Super Sherman and Revell's Sioux helicopter. 

TJS

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:31 PM

gregbale

Beautiful trio there, Lawdog!

I particularly love the Grant. 1/35, I presume?

 

Thanks!  Indeed it is, the Takom kit.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:44 PM

Great stuff Justin. Really like the Hind. 

Thanks,

John

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