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'Absent Friends' memorial build

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 3, 2023 6:23 PM

BrandonK

Dodgy, just make a badge and post it up on the first page. When peeps are complete with thier work they can download the badge to add to thier signature. Nothing more for you to do.

BK

 

Yeah just put the badge up, it's up to us to figure out what to do with it! 

 

John: Gee friggin' whiz!!!! How did I miss your post!?!??!! Okay, it's months late but outstanding job there! Beautiful work!!! Heart

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

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, October 14, 2023 3:30 PM

I'm baaaaack! Sorry to be out of touch for so long. Finally got the Corsair almost completely done. The last part to be installed is the part that holds the wing in place to be folded. Have the stbd side in place but just cannot get the port side in place. Have broken 3 other tries at installing it. My shaking hands just cannot hold the part in place with tweezers while adding the glue with the other. I'm not going to do any more attempts as this will only make a mess of the wing and fuselage arrachment points. 

As soon as I can get the wifes phone, I will take some pics and post them. Over the years, I got to know Toshi, and I think he would know that I gave the build my best try. 

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

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

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, October 15, 2023 8:14 PM

OK! I got the pics taken. Now all I have to do is remember how to get them to this post. Here goes.................

https://photos.app.goo.gl/qy9SueHqinkpzL9x6

Looks like I did it.

Hope they came out.

Toshi, my friend, this is for you. It will be in the very front of my WWII shelf with a dedication plaque that I started to make tonight. Thank you for all your help. My father thanks you too.

Stay safe.

JIm Captain 

 PS - Now I can remove it from my "On the bench".

 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

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

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 20, 2023 7:47 PM

She looks fantastic Jim!!! Great looking Corsair! I'm sure Toshi would love her! 

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

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, October 20, 2023 9:06 PM

Thanks for the kind words Gamera! 

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

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

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, October 21, 2023 11:01 AM

Wow, Jim! That Corsair came out fantastic. Toshi would love it for sure. Great finish. YesYes

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

                              Tongue Tied

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, October 22, 2023 9:25 PM

Thanks Brandon! I appreciate the kind words.

Stay safe.

Jim Captain 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

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

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, October 28, 2023 11:33 PM

Top work Jim, she looks a beaut. I just hope that when I do mine it comes out as good! As for the shakes, I know all about those and I share your frustration.

Which photo do you want me to use mate?

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

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, October 30, 2023 7:38 PM

Thanks for the kind words Rob.

I guess I must have dozed off and missed something along the way as I'm sorry but I don't understand what you meant in asking which photo to use. For what purpose?

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

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

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 30, 2023 8:05 PM

fox

Thanks for the kind words Rob.

I guess I must have dozed off and missed something along the way as I'm sorry but I don't understand what you meant in asking which photo to use. For what purpose?

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 

For the roster on the front page. Do you have a preference on which photo used? 

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

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, October 30, 2023 9:33 PM

OK! WOW! Guess I've been asleep longer than I thought.Wink Never saw that page.

I'd be honored to have the 1st photo (side view) used there with all those great builds. Thank you.

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

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

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 12:17 AM

Done and dusted Fox mate!

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 9:41 PM

This one is for Toshi, late though it is.  A P-61 I just finished, using the first photo as a reference.  I added an Eduard PE instrument panel and used their canopy masks.  I got a pilot from a Monogram P-40B and the ADF football is from a Monogram B-25 kit.  The paint is Tamiya on the outside and Model Master on the inside.  For the crew areas I added some black to zinc chromate green and untinted xinc chromate green was used for other interior area except the cowls which are aluminum.  It's hard to see in the photos but I did add some light grey exhaust staining on the upper wings. Kit decals were used for the stencils, cockpit placards, and the stars and bars.  The serial numbers and walkways were painted using stencils, whille the nose art and pilot names are from John's Secret Workshop somewhere in Northern California.  This was a first run kit and the moldings were very good, though I did have a few fit issues mainly due to the difficulty of getting everything aligned properly.  I got pretty close and have some ideas on how to get one togther with less headscratching and squinting.  The fit of the glass parts was near perfect, however I did work on the upper fuselage shape to get it to fair in with the gunner's station canopy, and to make it look like the real thing as the corners of the fuselage where it meets the canopy are too square, and should have an increasing radius of curvature from the turret to the canopy.  I am finishing up a build log on my website, the link to it will be here:

http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/p61/1p61/1p61.html

 

 

John

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 9:11 AM

John, what a great build. Toshi would have absolutely loved it. Incredible work and a true tribute!! Bow Down

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

                              Tongue Tied

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 11:27 AM

Thanks, Brandon, much appreciated.

John

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 4:51 PM

Oh wow that's superb John!!! Great job!!! Heart

I'm sure Toshi is up there with a big grin right now! 

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

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 5:31 PM

Very nice work there John! I'm sure Toshi is happy with it.

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

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

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 9:07 PM

Beautiful work John! Toshi would love this no doubt. What photo do you want me to use?

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 3:16 PM

Thanks, everyone! 

Dodgy, I think I like the last photo the best for the front page, thanks.

John

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

 

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