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'Absent Friends' memorial build

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  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:51 PM

And a Very Happy Thanksgiving to all also. May it be a wonderous day.

Justin: That is some really fabulous work on your Corsair. Superb paint and weathering. Our compadres would be extremely pleased with your efforts.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, November 25, 2021 8:45 PM

Thank you all for the kind words!  I find the weathering the fun part....

 

I will work on getting shots of the completed aircraft up tomorrow, while waiting for glue or paint to dry on my weekend madness build....

"...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...

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, November 27, 2021 4:23 PM

Justin, that Corsair is looking superb. If I can get mine half as good I will be a very happy man.

Mustang old mate, I swear you must have a team of nanotechs working for you!

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

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:40 AM

Thanks for all the kind words fellas. Looking forward to seeing everyones progress moving forward.

Continuing on with the Mustang. Got the rear seat belts finished up and this pic is with the rear seat test fitted into place. Now moving on to the finishing touches to the interior tub.

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:34 AM

Cool

 

 

 Nick.

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:42 AM

mustang1989

Thanks for all the kind words fellas. Looking forward to seeing everyones progress moving forward.

Continuing on with the Mustang. Got the rear seat belts finished up and this pic is with the rear seat test fitted into place. Now moving on to the finishing touches to the interior tub.

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The interior looks amazing and those belts, oh my. 

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 4:28 PM

Yeah that looks amazing! 

You just need a few french fries stuck in the seats! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:39 PM

That there is some gogeous looking interior Joe. Truly looks the part.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:57 PM

Gamera

Yeah that looks amazing! 

You just need a few french fries stuck in the seats! 

 

Anyone eating in that car would get a right proper thumping me thinks.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:43 PM

Still Smmoooottthhh!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:41 AM

goldhammer88

 

 
Gamera

Yeah that looks amazing! 

You just need a few french fries stuck in the seats! 

 

 

 

Anyone eating in that car would get a right proper thumping me thinks.

 

I think it needs some Maccas wrappers and chips scattered around!Big Smile

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

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 2, 2021 8:17 AM

Oh great- Joe is gonna lay Ferg and I out cold with a tire iron to the forehead... Dead

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, December 2, 2021 8:57 AM

    Don't worry Ferg, I got a dust buster that can hide our evidence of the joy ride. Not sure how to fix the odometer but if we fill the gas tank maybe Mustang will show mercy.

we're modelers it's what we do

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    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Thursday, December 2, 2021 9:27 AM

Just think Ferris Buelers day off to turn back the odometer.....or just un-hook the speedo cable.

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    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, December 2, 2021 11:35 AM

  GH, LOL, forgot all about that LOL, hope for a different outcome though.

we're modelers it's what we do

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 2, 2021 11:41 AM

It'll buff out.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:55 PM

If anybody even comes close........  

 

 

                   

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 2, 2021 8:30 PM

mustang1989

If anybody even comes close........  

 

 

(shoves his greasy cheeseburger fingers in his pockets and shuffles quietly away)

 

 

 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, December 2, 2021 8:55 PM

Gamera

 

 
mustang1989

If anybody even comes close........  

 

 

 

 

(shoves his greasy cheeseburger fingers in his pockets and shuffles quietly away)

 

 

 

 

                   

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, December 3, 2021 12:06 AM

Alright gang. Got the interior tub completed. Holes were drilled in the tops of the door panels at the rear of the doors where the door lock knobs while be installed later on near the end of the build.

Doug...aka Rigidrider as well as Toshi used to get a kick out of scale auto interiors. Doug did build some cars eventually and I think ol' Tosh was considering it at one point.

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, December 3, 2021 5:41 AM

 Every now and then people in business will take the time to listen to a consumer and make necessary changes. I spoke with Eric Oberhofer at Round 2 at the beginning of September in regards to the AMT 67 Mustang Fastback issues. One of the issues involved the tires that came in the kit which were Firestone Super Sports tires instead of the Firestone Wide O Oval tires that were on the box top. He had mentioned that he was going to bring this issue up in the next board meeting. Meanwhile I had received a set of Wide O Oval decals from a friend of mine on the forums. After removing the Super Sports logos from the sides of the tires and had applied those, however, they looked too big and I was left scratching my head at what I was going to do next. I decided to go down to Hobby Lobby and purchase another kit and use the Super Sports tires...........BUT............when I opened the box of the newly purchased kit I found..........a set of Wide O Oval tires now in the box!!!!!! A BIG shout out goes to Eric and the Round 2 team involved in making this change.

Before the change this is what came in the box....

 

and this is now what comes in the box. Here mounted on my newly painted & detailed wheels.

                   

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 3, 2021 8:51 AM

That inteior looks amazing!!!

And great customer service on changing out the included tires. As a non-car guy I'd never have known the difference.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 3, 2021 4:09 PM

What a build! Bow Down

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, December 3, 2021 8:04 PM

Looking "Simply Marrrrrrrrrvelous". Toast

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, December 3, 2021 8:20 PM

Nice work on the wheels, Joe.  And a definite agree on the tires.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, December 3, 2021 9:18 PM

Mustang your car builds are epic! Dang that interior looks great. Factory fresh Bow Down

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, December 4, 2021 5:53 PM

I'm lost for words, Stang old boy.......

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

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, December 6, 2021 8:16 AM

Joe, you are just knocking out some truly stellar work. The interior really is some top notch craftsmanship. That is quite the wonderful ordeal with the wheels. Very impressive move by Round 2. They definitely make a difference. Keep it coming Bro.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, December 6, 2021 11:20 AM

mustang1989

 Every now and then people in business will take the time to listen to a consumer and make necessary changes. I spoke with Eric Oberhofer at Round 2 at the beginning of September in regards to the AMT 67 Mustang Fastback issues. One of the issues involved the tires that came in the kit which were Firestone Super Sports tires instead of the Firestone Wide O Oval tires that were on the box top. He had mentioned that he was going to bring this issue up in the next board meeting. Meanwhile I had received a set of Wide O Oval decals from a friend of mine on the forums. After removing the Super Sports logos from the sides of the tires and had applied those, however, they looked too big and I was left scratching my head at what I was going to do next. I decided to go down to Hobby Lobby and purchase another kit and use the Super Sports tires...........BUT............when I opened the box of the newly purchased kit I found..........a set of Wide O Oval tires now in the box!!!!!! A BIG shout out goes to Eric and the Round 2 team involved in making this change.

Before the change this is what came in the box....

 

and this is now what comes in the box. Here mounted on my newly painted & detailed wheels.

 

I always loved these wheels on Mustangs. #2 in my book for looks, Halebrand being #1. Super nice work.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 8:48 AM

I would like to add this Mig-21MF for Lewbud. The wip is on the Larry Wolf GB. I was waiting for this kit to be finished, so it could be added. Thankyou.

 

 

 Nick.

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