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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Monday, December 26, 2022 11:26 AM

 

Here's the kit,  and a couple aftermarket details I had.  Now I need to find some photos of a armored M10 :D

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, December 26, 2022 12:40 PM

This one really opens itself up to many great weathering possibilities! Look forward to see what you make of it. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, December 26, 2022 2:05 PM

German Armour

 

Here's the kit,  and a couple aftermarket details I had.  Now I need to find some photos of a armored M10 :D

 

The M10 is so cool looking. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

BK

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, December 26, 2022 2:20 PM

Lots of great stuff here for sure. A couple of my favorites that I'll definitely watch are going to be the Flogger and that Mercedes, Mach 1 and BK dang those are both gonna end up being awesome paint jobs from you guys!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 4:17 PM

G'day all and seasons greetings. I hope all are safe and well given the terrible winter you are having. I apologise for not responding earlier, but my wife went into hospital with some serious health issues the week before Christmas and is still there. Then I had trouble with logging in, so I am now playing catch up. The range of gifts looks fantastic and I am very, very pleased with mine. Thank you Santa. I am hoping Jill will be home today/tomorrow and I plan to start my build next week.

Dodgy

This is soooo cool. I really wanted one of these Eduard Zero's

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 4:24 PM

Dodgy

G'day all and seasons greetings. I hope all are safe and well given the terrible winter you are having. I apologise for not responding earlier, but my wife went into hospital with some serious health issues the week before Christmas and is still there. Then I had trouble with logging in, so I am now playing catch up. The range of gifts looks fantastic and I am very, very pleased with mine. Thank you Santa. I am hoping Jill will be home today/tomorrow and I plan to start my build next week.

Dodgy

This is soooo cool. I really wanted one of these Eduard Zero's

 

Robert, that Zero looks fantastic. Probably a real gem coming from Eduard and not the old Tamiya kit. That is a real nice one. I am totally looking forward to seeing it.

Don't worry about working on it. Get your wife handled and if time remains then you can think about models. Family first!!

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 4:29 PM

Work on last years gift (2022), the Panther, has begun in earnest. I am still planning on putting this one on a colapsed bridge dio. I am making my way forward so I can begin the zimmerett applicaiton. I've never done this before so it should prove interesting. Road wheels are done but I have left the suspension loose so I can set it once I have the position dialed in on the bridge. Then I can set the wheels and build the tracks.

I am planning on starting this years kit (2023), the Mercedes, next week. I am trying to finish up on more kit for 2022, a P-51B for Lewbud. Painting on it has begun.

Keep up the great work guys,

BK

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Posted by German Armour on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 5:18 PM

Dodgy

G'day all and seasons greetings. I hope all are safe and well given the terrible winter you are having. I apologise for not responding earlier, but my wife went into hospital with some serious health issues the week before Christmas and is still there. Then I had trouble with logging in, so I am now playing catch up. The range of gifts looks fantastic and I am very, very pleased with mine. Thank you Santa. I am hoping Jill will be home today/tomorrow and I plan to start my build next week.

Dodgy

This is soooo cool. I really wanted one of these Eduard Zero's

 

 

That's a awesome gift!  I've heard good things about the Eduard Zeros

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 5:27 PM

I love Zeroes and just must get one with all the trimmings. Once Sprue Brothers has Eduard on sale I'll have to pull the trigger. 

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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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 5:52 PM

Wishing for a speedy recovery for your wife.

Are those boomerangs on the table?

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 9:49 PM

This looks like it will be a great build roster with these colorful schemes.

Nice start on the Cat, Brandon.

I have a side question, I think you posted about some database software for model stashes.  Was that you and what was the name of it?  I tried searching, but the forum search function leaves much to be desired....

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 TheMongoose on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 10:49 PM

Glamdring have you checked out Scalemates?

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, December 29, 2022 3:02 AM

Hey BK the Panther is looking great! The broken bridge Dio sounds really interesting. I'll just be doing a plain base for my Tiger.

Cheers 

Dodgy

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, December 29, 2022 3:10 AM

G'day German Armour! The Eduard Zero kit is stunning. I will post some pics of the sprues.

Dodgy

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, December 29, 2022 3:13 AM

modelcrazy

I love Zeroes and just must get one with all the trimmings. Once Sprue Brothers has Eduard on sale I'll have to pull the trigger. 

 

Steve you won't be disappointed with the Eduard Zero.

Dodgy.

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, December 29, 2022 10:48 AM

This is what I'm going for on the Panter build. Gonna take awhile.

BK

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Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, December 29, 2022 5:00 PM

keavdog

Wishing for a speedy recovery for your wife.

Are those boomerangs on the table?

 

Thanks for your kind wishes John and yes that is a boomerang. It's a hunting one. I'll post a pic of the full length with something to indicate it's size.

BK that is going to be a great Dio.

Dodgy

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 1, 2023 11:35 AM

I promise, 2022 Secret Santa, I haven't forgotten about last year's gift! She's ready for the paint booth.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 1, 2023 5:04 PM

Mopar Madness

I promise, 2022 Secret Santa, I haven't forgotten about last year's gift! She's ready for the paint booth.

 

Nice!! I loved the one I did. One of my favorite builds. Looking good!

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 1, 2023 5:05 PM

Got started on the Mercedes today. Mostly cleaning up parts and getting them ready for primer and some base coats. Most of the pieces have multiple colors on each one, so there will be tons of hand painting also.

BK

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 1, 2023 5:11 PM

BrandonK

This is what I'm going for on the Panter build. Gonna take awhile.

BK

 

Does this help?

https://fieldsofglorymodels.co.uk/products/1-35-scale-wooden-multispan-beam

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 1, 2023 5:15 PM

keavdog

 

 
BrandonK

This is what I'm going for on the Panter build. Gonna take awhile.

BK

 

 

 

Does this help?

https://fieldsofglorymodels.co.uk/products/1-35-scale-wooden-multispan-beam

 

 

Well, no, it's intact. LOL, just kiddin'. I plan to build the whole thing. Since I've never done any dio, why not start like this? Anyway, thanks for the link.

BK

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 1, 2023 5:43 PM

I got to say that's definitely going to be an ambitious project! It will be an attention getter though. I know you'll make it look great.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 9:29 PM

I am still working on my LRDG truck but I just couldn't resist, had to open the He 219. Holly molly, this is going to be a big aircraft.

This is a very heavy metal part for the cockpit. Heavy enough to keep the plane upright, There are more frames but they are identical to these, just the other side of the plane.

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 9:32 AM

What a great idea, having a metal piece to keep the nose down. Why don't other companies do that? Looking forward to seeing this one.

BK

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 7:54 PM

That 219 is a really sharp kit. You'll enjoy it.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 9:20 PM

BrandonK

What a great idea, having a metal piece to keep the nose down. Why don't other companies do that? Looking forward to seeing this one.

BK

 

 

Indeed a great idea. The Me-262 I built not too long ago also had a metal machinegun platform in the nose and the Salamander jet came witha heavy metal ball bearing plus a small bracket to keep it in place.

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Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, January 5, 2023 4:13 AM

Mopar, that is a sweet lookin aeroplane!

Dodgy

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Posted by Mach1 on Thursday, January 5, 2023 8:05 PM

castelnuovo

 

 
BrandonK

What a great idea, having a metal piece to keep the nose down. Why don't other companies do that? Looking forward to seeing this one.

BK

 

 

 

 

Indeed a great idea. The Me-262 I built not too long ago also had a metal machinegun platform in the nose and the Salamander jet came witha heavy metal ball bearing plus a small bracket to keep it in place.

 

I noticed that with my Salamander as well. I'll agree that is a classy move by Tamiya, especially with a plane as large as the He-219.

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Posted by Glamdring on Friday, January 6, 2023 6:57 PM

The jet factory has opened fot the year, starting with the Phantom.  The office is nearly finished and the seats temprarily occupied for the photo.

I think the plane's stick is supposed to be molded into the pilot figure, since there is not a separate piece for one.  That or they molded him doing something unmentionable... Surprise

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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