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Posted by taxtp on Friday, February 2, 2018 11:24 PM

Another progress update:

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, February 1, 2018 4:44 AM

You're making me want to take to that Meng 106 I have stashed away, but it wouldn't fit in here.

Here's the latest on my AC Cobra, it's ready for the main assembly. The photoetched wire wheels actually look OK and weren't too bad to assemble. the etch for this kit is etched stainless steel I think. It's that metal they used when photoetched material first became available for this hobby, and was impossibly hard to cut and file. Anyway, I'm getting there with this one.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by silentbob33 on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 8:23 PM

Great finishes guys!

I don't normally build cars, but I would definitely make an exception for that kit GMorrison, I've always loved that version of the Batmobile.

Like the others have said that Hurricane is perfect for a boy's ceiling Stik, reminds me of a simpler time.

68 I agree with Stik about the orange flight suit, definitely adds to the visual interest

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 7:26 PM

Your 6s are looking good 68. I really like the orange flight suit, a great touch!

 

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 7:13 PM

Nice job on the Huricane.

Nothing glorious here just sanding and filling on the 6s.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 28, 2018 6:38 PM

So here are a few better photos of my Hurricane... 

 

 

 

 

all it it needs now is the hanging line attached and delivery to his folks...

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 28, 2018 6:28 PM

Thanks Tony. I had a ceiling full of planes also when I was a boy.

 

 

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, January 28, 2018 5:57 PM

That's just perfect for a little boy's room Stik, nice effort. I like the sentiment behind it too. I had a bedroom full of planes hanging from the ceiling way back then.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 28, 2018 11:09 AM

cbaltrin

 

 
stikpusher

Ok, all last parts glued on and touch up paint done. Aside from perhaps another dose of Solvaset on the wing roundels, I am calling this one done. A long way from awesome or perfect, but good enough for a little boy’s room.

 

 

 

I can see the lad's stary eyes now Stik! I'm sure he'll love it!

 

Thanks CB. I’m sure he’ll love it. I’ll get some more photos of this up later on today.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, January 28, 2018 6:43 AM

stikpusher

Ok, all last parts glued on and touch up paint done. Aside from perhaps another dose of Solvaset on the wing roundels, I am calling this one done. A long way from awesome or perfect, but good enough for a little boy’s room.

 

I can see the lad's stary eyes now Stik! I'm sure he'll love it!

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 27, 2018 7:29 PM

Ok, all last parts glued on and touch up paint done. Aside from perhaps another dose of Solvaset on the wing roundels, I am calling this one done. A long way from awesome or perfect, but good enough for a little boy’s room.

 

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 stikpusher on Saturday, January 27, 2018 5:48 PM

That’s a sharp looking little car there Tony! I look forward to seeing how it turns out...

As for my first, it is almost done now. Most everything glued in place and decals are on...

 

 

 

The landing gear even retracts! Although I did not melt the wheel axles to allow them to roll.... boy did this bring back some memories...

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by taxtp on Saturday, January 27, 2018 3:00 PM

That looks great GM, it's always good to see another car model here.

Here are a couple of progress shots for my 1/43 AC Cobra. I stripped all the chrome and I'm currently working on re-doing it on a whole lot of tiny parts.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:24 AM

Yup you bet! In fact I still have to glue in the tail lights.

I bought this model the week George Barris died. 

It is the car that the original Batmobile was built from. That is a hard model to find.

I have until the 6th next month to finish the Avanti, in order to get made.

I used Tamiya Pearl White, plus a bunch of coats of Future.

The tires are solid styrene, had to mask and paint the whitewalls.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:20 AM

Very nice! Do you think you can get me a plain background shot for the front page honor roll? 

Is this the car that the TV Batmobile was made from?

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, January 26, 2018 10:05 PM

I'm calling this one done. It was a pretty simple build, but fun to paint and detail.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 10:28 PM

 Very Nice!!!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 9:22 PM

I've got the main parts primed. There was a lot of clean up for such a small model. Te ejection pin marks were all in obvious and awkward places, mold seams around every part of the chassis and suspension, but it looks like it's got a reasonable level of detail.

One of the reasons I'm building this is to help with the decision about whether I like 1/43 enough to keep the remaining kits in my stash, or whether I sell them and build cars in other scales. Mainly I build 1/24, with a few other scales thrown is because I can't resist :)

I've just sprayed the body silver and the chassis semi gloss black, but they're wet.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 22, 2018 8:47 PM

Good deal Tony... six months starting now... 

mine times out on July 4th...

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, January 22, 2018 7:59 PM

For me, da clock starts tickin'. I got til 22nd July, thats it.

Monogram 1/43 AC Cobra 289. 

I cleaned up the body whilst stuck on a conference call yesterday. I've since primed (but not photographed) it.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, January 22, 2018 6:22 PM

cbaltrin

 

 
silentbob33

cbaltrin that's some crazy good masking on the cowling!

I put a small amout of paint in the cockpit of the Do335 the other day, but things have been put on hold.  I was admitted to the hospital Friday night for acute kidney failure, and I'll be here for at least the next week.  So at least I can live vicariously and watch you guys

 

 

 

Wow, I am sorry to hear that silentbob. We will be praying for your recovery!

 

Thank you very much, I appreciate it!

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, January 22, 2018 9:28 AM

cbaltrin

68GT, nice looking 106's. Wish we had better shots of those pilots--looks like some nice work there!

 

 
I'm not sure if theyre worthy of it or not.  I'm not much of a figure guy and just did a paint with a wash.  One day I might get better at it if my patience ever improves.

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, January 22, 2018 9:24 AM

The one with the pilot in orange is going to wear 539th FIS from McGuire AFB and I'm probably going to have the bomb bay open with falcons and a genie.  The one with the green pilot is going to be ready for take off with either 119th FIS (old flash) or 186th FIS markings

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, January 22, 2018 6:12 AM

68GT, nice looking 106's. Wish we had better shots of those pilots--looks like some nice work there!

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, January 22, 2018 6:10 AM

silentbob33

cbaltrin that's some crazy good masking on the cowling!

I put a small amout of paint in the cockpit of the Do335 the other day, but things have been put on hold.  I was admitted to the hospital Friday night for acute kidney failure, and I'll be here for at least the next week.  So at least I can live vicariously and watch you guys

 

Wow, I am sorry to hear that silentbob. We will be praying for your recovery!

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, January 21, 2018 6:45 PM

cbaltrin that's some crazy good masking on the cowling!

I put a small amout of paint in the cockpit of the Do335 the other day, but things have been put on hold.  I was admitted to the hospital Friday night for acute kidney failure, and I'll be here for at least the next week.  So at least I can live vicariously and watch you guys

On my bench: Academy 1/35 UH-60L Black Hawk

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 21, 2018 4:36 PM

Nice! Are you going to do anything different between the two aside from markings?

 

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 68GT on Sunday, January 21, 2018 10:54 AM

here is my progress on the 6s so far.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:02 PM

I’d stick with the Sky... I can’t see Azure on a P-47. Especially from the 78th.

 

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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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, January 20, 2018 7:59 PM

Ok, I am heading into the final stretch with the Thunderbolt. Primed it with Mr Color Surfacer 1500 (black) a day or so ago and layed down RAF Sky green on the undersides. Now I read an article the other days where a 78th FG pilot was claiming the undersides of birds with field applied cammo where not sky green, but azure blue! Well sorry, I just can't bring myself to do that. Took my long enough to warmp up to sky green so sky green it's going to be!

 

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