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What’s on Your Bench Now?
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 28, 2022 10:45 AM

Maybe you don't have a build work in progress thread or happen to be participating in any group build threads where you are posting photos of your current build. Or maybe you do, but only lurkers look and leave, saying nothing. Put a photo or two up here if you feel so inclined. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, April 28, 2022 11:08 AM

A model 1/72 vac form Blohm &Voss BV222 Viking .  

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:22 PM

Working on this Yamaha yzr500.  It's an older Tamiya kit (1984) and fighting me a bit.

Comes with Kenny Roberts rider

Also this 1/20 Tamiya McLaren MP4/7 - making a bit of progress on the power plant

And the Tamiya 1/48 Rufe - just a bit of black base in the cockpit

Same with the Tamiya 1/48 P-51B 

Just realized... what's on the workbench?  Tamiya Big Smile

 

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Thursday, April 28, 2022 5:13 PM

 Weathering the Corsair.  Still a work in progress.  Lighter wash will go on the outer wings.

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 28, 2022 5:14 PM

Philo, you're a brave soul taking on a large vacuform subject like that! Surprise Modeling skills required. 

John, it sure does look like Tamiya has taken over your bench. And in more than one genre! Wink

 

WP, that Corsair is a beauty! 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, April 28, 2022 6:32 PM

This is Tamiya's P-38, what a beautiful kit to work on so far.I have been all over with it,I got the twin booms done and have been working on the cockpit.These are the Quinta raised decals,they really look good and are easy to work with.

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, April 29, 2022 8:21 AM

Tojo72 that is looking so good.  You're off to a great start.  Any plans to purchase the

P-38 J when it gets released? I've got to get both of these P-38 kits someday.

tjs

TJS

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, April 29, 2022 8:37 AM

MR TOM SCHRY

Tojo72 that is looking so good.  You're off to a great start.  Any plans to purchase the

P-38 J when it gets released? I've got to get both of these P-38 kits someday.

tjs

 

Maybe,that's the one I really wanted to begin with.

So many kits,so little time.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 30, 2022 8:49 AM

Tojo72
These are the Quinta raised decals,they really look good and are easy to work with.

Those look cool.

Always appreciate being made aware of new products. Spent a while looking into them after I read your post.

Thank you, and also for the feedback on how you got along with them.

-Greg

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Saturday, April 30, 2022 1:00 PM

Nice looking builds, gentlemen.

This is what I've got going right now.  The Tamiya F-4B that I'm building as an early F-4B Marine Corps ground pounder.  Also a fan of the Quinta stuff for cockpits.  If anybody is on the fence about buying a set of their stuff, just remember its a Russian company, so after on-hand stock is gone, who knows if we'll ever see it again.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, April 30, 2022 3:12 PM

A 1/72 scale Gee Bee R1. Tiny, never built one before. An Beriev BE-6 Ekranoplan huge flying monster part painted.

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 1, 2022 1:49 AM

Tojo72
This is Tamiya's P-38, what a beautiful kit to work on so far

Kelly Johnson had a great quote about the Lightning:

Sort of- "we started with the engine, then added the wing and the landing gear bay, then the radiators and before you knew it we were back at the tail".

I'm a bit of a twin boom fan, this aircraft was really a work of art.

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Sunday, May 1, 2022 6:10 AM

I'm still working on the Langley.  I see the light at the end of the tunnel, however.  Just those piddly little details left.  I'll be putting it on the display base very soon.

When I take breaks from the Langley work, I am working on a scratchbuild, a Great Lakes schooner called the Lucia Simpson, the last working commercial sailing vessel on the lakes (now long gone).  Have the hull complete, am in the painting process.

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, May 1, 2022 4:48 PM

Right now, I have a group build thing going for the Just making conversation podcast group....the Walnut Challenge!  
the challenge of the group build is to build a scene inside the shell of a walnut!  I have two ideas in progress, and a 2 pound bag of Walnuts on standby!

"...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: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:23 PM

Just a quick little build just to say I actually finished something this year:

Thunder Models 1/35 Case VAI

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, May 16, 2022 8:59 PM

Robert, that tractor would look real good towing an aircraft... too bad most that would go with it are 1/32 and not 1/35

 

So what’s on my bench right now? Actually several projects at once…

 

First up, a Hobbycraft 1/48 F8F-1B in VNAF colors, that is nearing the finish line

 

 

secondly, off my shelf of doom, a T-72B in Invader Zim markings… damaged many years ago, it has gone from this

 

 

to this

 

 

still have a bit more to do…

 

And last but not least, I’m working on this Dragon 1/35 M48A1, on which I’ve gotten this far…

 

 

Oh yeah, I’m also working once a month on this Italeri 1/35 Crusader AA tank for an AMPS GB Challenge… after 7 hours I’m at this point… 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    June 2022
Posted by JF11 on Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:59 PM

Not really good with pics but im doing Italeri's 1/35 DUKW

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, June 10, 2022 9:25 AM

Hi Stik!

      As usual, no photos, but, I am working on my commission from Spring Creek Model Trains. It's a Vac-u-Fromed H.O.(1/87)Great Lakes Freighter. As per old photos.It will have a detailed Wheelhouse. Known to most as the "Bridge". Question, Where did that description come from? Any way, that and some Germanic Buildings for the Museum!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, June 10, 2022 12:05 PM

Billings Boats Lila Dan. 

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