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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

Remember , common sense is not common.

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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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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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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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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 

"I can't get ahead no matter how hard I try, I'm gettin' really good at barely gettin' by"

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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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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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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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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 5:42 PM

Wow... nobody has touched this thread since before last summer officially began. I've got this Heller Etendard IVM on my bench currently...

 

 

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 dhenning on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 6:14 PM

 A 1/144 model of the USS Pueblo (AGER-2)....yes, that Pueblo.   Used the hull from the ancient Shell Welder Coastal Tanker which I think was originally a Frog kit(I'm using a repop from an obscure Russian company).  Cut about an 1" out of the hull and modified the bow and stern to better represent the Pueblo.  Everything else is scratchbuilt using tons of Evergreen styrene and some 3d printed items from Model Monkey and Shapeways.  So far rear superstructure and pilothouse mostly complete and working on the details on the forecastle.  Next will be the SOD hut (Special Operations Detachment) and then tons of radars and antennae(?).

Found some plans online of the Camano class Army Freighter that the Pueblo was converted from as well as some line drawings of the Pueblo from a book by the XO and Navy drawings from the time of her conversion.    The ship is currently still held by the North Koreans and is on public display for propoganda.   Several photos and videos online of those who have taken the tour of the ship.

Dave Henning

Redfield, Ark.

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 9:16 PM

Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

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Posted by rob44 on Thursday, January 26, 2023 8:00 AM

On the bench a 1:35 M8 Grayhound.

 

Next up 1:48 tamyia P-38 with Eduard REsin/PE gun bay and other PE

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, January 26, 2023 8:23 AM

Restarted my Winnebago project.  

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Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, January 26, 2023 9:14 AM

The Salvino Whelen modified race car.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, January 26, 2023 9:56 AM

Tamiya LRDG Chevy truck with towed gun

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, January 26, 2023 10:40 AM

ATM: 1/35 M4A3E8 Sherman "Fury"

1/48 Promodeler P-51B "Ill Wind"

1/32 Kittyhawk OS2U Kingfisher

1/24 Sauber-Mercedes C9 1989

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf G Early

9 more ready to go...

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

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Posted by DasBeav on Thursday, January 26, 2023 7:28 PM

The old Monogram SBD Helldiver...waiting for somebody to mask the glass. 

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, January 27, 2023 8:02 AM

Aha!

           Since I last replied I finshed the buildings, I retired from the Museum and besides the Spring Creek project I am on and off working on the Encore version of the U.S.S. Olympia. This is my first model ship with Aftermarket decks of wood. It'sa interesting experience.These decks are so thin that in backlighting, you can almost see light between each plank.very interesting, and they stick well! 

           Also switching off and Working on Tamiya's U.S.S. Missouri and Kangnam's version of the DKM Tirpitz! I don't concentrate on one thing now. It's all over the place.

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Posted by murph on Friday, January 27, 2023 10:08 AM

Academy 1/48 scale Sabre.  This is a photo from a previous Sabre build but this is the stage I'm at now.

 

Probably going to use these decals.

https://www.abovebelow.ca/product/671-canadair-saber-mk-5-421-sqn-1954-/133?cp=true&sa=false&sbp=false&q=false&category_id=32

 

Retired and living the dream!

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