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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, April 17, 2022 12:17 PM

Working towards the finish line today. May be able to get back to it after dinner and glue on all the little assemblies and pieces.


Need a little more German camo practice. Not bad for my 1st try tho. Nce this all dries will go back and do some fine touchup. A little weathering should help it all blend together as well. Wish me luck Blind Fold

edit- nope, got some gloss clear on for decals and that's it for the night :-) the boys came over for dinner so family wins out right :-)

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!

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, April 17, 2022 5:27 PM

TheMongoose

Working towards the finish line today. May be able to get back to it after dinner and glue on all the little assemblies and pieces.


Need a little more German camo practice. Not bad for my 1st try tho. Nce this all dries will go back and do some fine touchup. A little weathering should help it all blend together as well. Wish me luck Blind Fold

 

 

 

 

Amazing detail and paint there. The first pic had me thinking it was a 1/48. Then I scrolled down and was shocked to see it was a 72nd. Amazing how well you guys make these little ones look.

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"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 10:06 PM

Thx BK! Making some slow progress this week. Decals are on and I've started attaching all the fidly bits as the Brits say :-)

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!

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, April 21, 2022 10:46 AM

Don't believe I've ever seen one with eyes on it like that. Interesting.

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"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, April 23, 2022 9:34 AM

That is an unique marking scheme to be sure, looks good!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, April 23, 2022 11:54 AM

BrandonK

Don't believe I've ever seen one with eyes on it like that. Interesting.

BK

 

glamdring "That is an unique marking scheme to be sure, looks good"

 

yep guys I bet my SS has looked at a few of my builds! Santa's always watching. He knew i loved unique paint and markings! This definitely going to look great on my shelf. Thanks Secret Santa Toast

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!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, April 23, 2022 11:21 PM

this is insane. I have been dreading these since I saw them and it's a good thing they give you four. It took all four to get two position lights on the wings. Not surprising, look at how tiny these babies are but they sure do look great

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!

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, April 24, 2022 10:00 AM

TheMongoose

this is insane. I have been dreading these since I saw them and it's a good thing they give you four. It took all four to get two position lights on the wings. Not surprising, look at how tiny these babies are but they sure do look great

 

 

YIKES !!! That is small. That's what she said. LOL

Anyway, those look the part, but I'm not sure I could work that tiny. Well done.

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"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, April 24, 2022 5:26 PM

Hey hey secret santa! This BF109 is all done! Today i made a base for her and installed the radio wire. The Tamiya kit itself is superb. Nice decal selection, the latest round of decals are still a bit heavy but nothing like the cloth i feel they used to supply. The resin add ons stand apart from the kit parts ina ll but one area, the exhausts. Not because they don't look better but because they are so hidden you practically can't tell they're resin pieces. All vellejo paints with MCW lacquer clear over them. 


One thing i think i need to do is add more chipping on the wing. Looking at the verhead shot you can't see anything. Overall a valiant effort and a good looking aircraft for the display case.

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
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, April 25, 2022 11:04 AM

TheMongoose

Hey hey secret santa! This BF109 is all done! Today i made a base for her and installed the radio wire. The Tamiya kit itself is superb. Nice decal selection, the latest round of decals are still a bit heavy but nothing like the cloth i feel they used to supply. The resin add ons stand apart from the kit parts ina ll but one area, the exhausts. Not because they don't look better but because they are so hidden you practically can't tell they're resin pieces. All vellejo paints with MCW lacquer clear over them. 


One thing i think i need to do is add more chipping on the wing. Looking at the verhead shot you can't see anything. Overall a valiant effort and a good looking aircraft for the display case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow! That is a simply amazing little build. I am totally blown away with your skill on this one. Which pic for the front page?

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"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Monday, April 25, 2022 2:58 PM

Looks great!!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, April 25, 2022 11:41 PM

BK pick #5 top to bottom. Shows the eyes plus some cockpit (kinda like 'shows a liitle leg' you know what i mean lol)!

 

castelnuovo big thanks, means a ton after seeing your camo!

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
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 11:28 AM

TheMongoose
BK pick #5 top to bottom

Ok, I got it handled. Great work again.

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"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:20 PM

Hi, all! I understand I've been a kinda delinquent in photo-posting, but I have not quit!

My half track is coming along rather well....we'll, as long as you discount the one antenna that I broke and re-glued and broke and broke and re-glued and etc. (Yeah, that was tough lol) Either wat, here she is:

I also happened to have another of this same kit that I had started some time back but that I had neglected. So, I thought why not finish that one, too, and put the two half tracks together in a Stalingrad diorama? 

So, here's my halftrack's twin:

Then, here's the result of a bit of diorama preparatory work:

I also was in Walmart looking for a hot wire foam cutter and as I reached to get something, a product fell and resulted in the breaking of two clay pots. So, I got those knowing they might make some good Stalingrad rubble once I crushed them up even more....(leave it to a modeler to break clay pots and be like, "Hey, I needed these anyway; and besides, I wouldn't have wanted to buy a perfectly good pot just to destroy it...." Lol Wink)

 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:24 PM

Also, nice 109 there, Mongoose!

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, April 28, 2022 10:23 AM

Halftrack/s looking good there. Nice to see your face here again. We are all looking forward to your progess. And remember, your mother told you "don't touch it, you'll break it!" Now you see why. Looks like it will work you in your favor though. Keep up the great 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"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:45 PM

Lol! Thanks, Brandon! Big Smile

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Monday, May 23, 2022 8:31 PM

Hey all, long time no see.  I have been in a kind of rut these last couple months, I'd sit at my model table and just hem and haw over what to do.  Oh well, all those days of working on a piece or two, literally, have finally paid off!

All that is left is a little more drybrushing to tone some areas of the wash down, add a few more stowage pieces, another flat coat, and a dusting of pigments before I will call my first Abrams finished!   

The stowage is Legends M1 set, it was great and I still have plenty of pieces left over for the spares box.

By the way, I like that kit of Mongoose's so much, I picked up one of my own.  Hope it looks half as good when I get to it....

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 9:48 AM

Robert, that M1 looks great the crew really look fantastic. I love the weathering you've done here, really looks the part. Can't wait to see more.

I too have become a bit of a fan of the good quality 72nd kits of late. I typically don't do them as I am not a fan of the scale, but those Tamiya ones are quite nice. I will have to do the same and pic some up.

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"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:19 PM

Thank you, BK!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, June 10, 2022 10:12 AM

For those not aware, Art Waugh, AKA Goldhammer, has passed away. He was always a good friend and never a bad word word to say. His kind words and advise were always appreciated and will sorely be missed. He was a long time, steadfast member of nearly all my GB's. I really have very few words to express my sadnes atm. Boo Hoo

The Righteous Brothers said

"If there's a rock n' roll heaven

Well you know they've got a hell of a band"

The same applies for modelers. There must be some crazy nice stuff up there.

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"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, June 11, 2022 4:33 PM

His light has expired but his memory will not. 

Getting this beautiful kit on the workbench.  Year is half over, so it's time to kick it into high gear.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, June 11, 2022 6:44 PM

Sorry to hear of Goldhammer, thanks for letting us know.

John

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

 

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, June 11, 2022 9:22 PM

Aww man that's depressing to hear about goldhammer. Heck of a modeler. I hope he gets to finish his stash in the afterlife Angel

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
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, June 12, 2022 8:29 PM

Mopar Madness

His light has expired but his memory will not. 

Getting this beautiful kit on the workbench.  Year is half over, so it's time to kick it into high gear.

 

This is a great kit. I've built it. You're gonna love working on it.

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"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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