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Well Done! Restarted 2/22/15

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  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Well Done! Restarted 2/22/15
Posted by chukw on Sunday, November 21, 2010 8:39 PM

For reasons I'm still unsure of, I've entered a group build.   The subject is a well kit by Monroe Perdu, another wonderful little 1/35 gem designed by Mr MP, Mike Bishop.   I'll be interspersing these reports with my next aircraft build, which will begin with the new year- for another group build!   Both contests are at Modelers Alliance, a great site aimed at all types of modeling.   Random cartoon characters will appear, as Fritzi and Hannah are on break until January.  Read on to meet Wendy Wehrmacht- and of course Pfennig makes his strident commentary.  





















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Posted by subfixer on Monday, November 22, 2010 4:37 AM

Another addicting build by chuk!  Life is good.

I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

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Posted by bbrowniii on Monday, November 22, 2010 9:27 PM

Holy smokes! 

Well, alrighty then... I'm in for the long haul!!!

'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing' - Edmund Burke (1770 ??)

 

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Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 9:13 AM

Well awright Chuk, let's see the next one! Good luck with this build and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by smeagol the vile on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 12:48 AM

Please pardon the following

OMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFOMFOMGFOMGFOMFGOMFG CHUCKW IS DOING ARMOR OMFGOMFGOMFGOMFOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFOMFGOMFG

Maybe we can talk him into doing Mecha next!

 

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Posted by 40.mm on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 6:37 PM

im salivating (did somebody ring a bell ) im gonna watch this one too!!!!!

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Posted by Pawel on Thursday, November 25, 2010 2:33 AM

Smeagol - Chuk already did a mech not so long ago - check out the egg of death in the Me-410 thread!

Have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, November 25, 2010 1:44 PM

Wow, very cool.  Enjoyed your 410 thread.  I still want to marry it...

Those resin stowage kits are very cool--never have seen those brands for sale anywhere===where did you procur them?

The motorcycle combination set is particularly cool, as the amount of gear is almost ridiculously large.  I finshed painted those Alpine figgies a few months ago--they are sublime...

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Posted by DUSTER on Saturday, November 27, 2010 7:19 PM

But, But ,Chuck, these are all very spectacular and stuff but where 's the wings?!?! Confused  

Oh, well I'll watch along any who - probbly won't learn anything- but I'll watch Wink

p.s. get well soon

 

 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by smeagol the vile on Saturday, November 27, 2010 10:52 PM

Q, how do those chess pieces work?  The image makesm look 3d, but the item in the pack looks like 2d cardboard cutouts.

 

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, November 28, 2010 1:08 PM

Hey, guys- thanks!  I'm still struggling with the flu- going in to week 5.  Ugh!   The wife is now sick as well, so it's twice the fun.  Hopefully I can post a few pics tonight. 

Manny, I got my sets from http://www.wannamakerguns.com - prompt service! They were listed on Black Dog's site.

Smeagol, they are square cut-outs, but they are so tiny you'll never know.  Besides, all chess sets have their own unique qualities and designs, so I wouldn't rule out squarish pieces, either.  ;D

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Posted by subfixer on Sunday, November 28, 2010 3:07 PM

I'm sorry that you and your wife are sick. But I don't understand how you get the flu in Southern California? San Francisco, yes, but SoCal??!! Get better!

I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

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Posted by jetmodeler on Monday, November 29, 2010 6:27 AM

Looks like your off to a great start. Count me in on following this one.

 

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Posted by chukw on Sunday, December 5, 2010 9:30 PM

Many thanks, fellas- and cheers!  Here's some more, squeezed into the burgeoning holiday season.  Ho!, Ho! Ho!









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Posted by hkshooter on Sunday, December 5, 2010 10:01 PM

Looing great Chuk! Gotta tell ya though, I miss the wings.

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Posted by smeagol the vile on Sunday, December 5, 2010 10:07 PM

I'v done that before.  The worst part about burning yourself, or cutting, or whatnot, with something thats either heated like that, or powered, like a dremel, is what happens AFTER you hurt yourself.  Gota treat the injury and try your best not to throw the burning iron accross the room and burn down your stash.

 

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Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 4:18 PM

smeagol the vile
I'v done that before.  ..., is what happens AFTER you hurt yourself.  Gota treat the injury and try your best not to throw the burning iron accross the room and burn down your stash.

Yea smeagol, then after several times I learned just dont turn the iron on! = no burns!  also no work, but not every plan is a good oneWink

Chuck

good progress and the lowering of the rear end is simple and inspired - I would have thought of it -  after I finished the darn thing--maybe Whistling

Keep up your good work Bow Down 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by BaBill212 on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 4:24 PM

I really like the way you are posting,,,,  excellent! I will be sure to follow this one......   keep it up, Chuck

 

Great stuff!!!

Enjoy the ride!

 

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Posted by hkshooter on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 11:30 PM

hmmmm.......Ju-388, eh?  My name Peggy! I like!

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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 2:18 PM

Yow! I can hear your finger sizzling clear over here in Phoenix!

And why do I suspect Pfennig is laughing?Big Smile

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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  • From: Memphis TN
Posted by Heavens Eagle on Sunday, December 12, 2010 12:42 AM

Just joined FSM and spent all evening perusing the Me 410 build. Quite a nice job and many good tips to think about as I am about to start building again after 20 some odd years. Amazingly though I still have my rather extensive stash of kits and tools! Big Smile

As an old time die hard VW fan and owner, I commend you on the rear suspension mod to the kit. There are not many that would have thought about that. There is one thing though that you missed. The early VW's had a rear suspension called a "swing axle". One point of the suspension was the axle tube and it hinged at the transmission. The other was the arm from the torsion tube up front. This arm was made from spring steel and would twist as the suspension went up and down.

If you ever saw an old bug with the rear end jacked up the tire would be tilted in at the bottom and out at the top.  Also if it were sqashed under load as the Kubelwagen is the rear wheels would be tilted in at the top and out at the bottom.

PM me if you need info and I will send photos. (I don't know how to post photos to this site yet)

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Posted by dirkpitt77 on Sunday, December 12, 2010 7:53 PM

   Hey Chuk,

 

        Is the German cartoon girl your own artwork?  Do you do commissions of stuff like that?  I would love to have  something like that to turn into a nose-art decal.  Wanna make some money?

 

                                                                                                                                   Chris

    "Some say the alien didn't die in the crash.  It survived and drank whiskey and played poker with the locals 'til the Texas Rangers caught wind of it and shot it dead."

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Posted by smeagol the vile on Sunday, December 12, 2010 8:50 PM

I asked the same question.  Turns out hes a professional artist and illistrator, does alot of storyboards for big name video games like fable.  Check out his site link in his signature

 

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Posted by tigerman on Saturday, December 18, 2010 1:37 AM

Cool stuff here Chuck. Looking forward to more.

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

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Posted by Jim Barton on Thursday, December 23, 2010 5:06 PM

Same here. Smile

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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Posted by 666Irish on Friday, December 24, 2010 2:21 AM

Chuk,

   Your posts are pretty much 'forum crack' for me. Amazingly great work, in a fantastic package.

I follow every one, and this one will be no exception!

She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

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Posted by chukw on Friday, December 31, 2010 8:44 PM

Wow, thanks, guys!   Glad you like!

It's nice to have the week between Christmas and New Year's off- time to model!   My lovely wife puts up a lot from me this way- although I did steam clean a lot of our carpets today... ;)  Take it away, Wendy!















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Posted by deafpanzer on Saturday, January 1, 2011 2:07 PM

What can I say?  Outstanding WIP... one of the most exciting and fun. Yes And I want to marry her before somebody does. Heart Looking forward to your next update.  I tried to do the clamps issued by DML and it was horrible as it came in three pieces that I failed miserably after two hours of no luck. Super Angry I see that you used PE clamps from Aber, were they in two pieces or three?

Andy

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Posted by bbrowniii on Saturday, January 1, 2011 8:48 PM

:You_Rock_Emoticon:

 

:popcorn:

'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing' - Edmund Burke (1770 ??)

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 1, 2011 10:00 PM

I love "Wendy" and want to marry her...I want your WIP to be best-man...

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