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Posted by mawright20 on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 3:13 PM

Castlenovo, drop me a line (mawright20@hotmail.com). the system isn't letting me send any messages out from here.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 6, 2022 8:48 AM

Not much new to show now that I'm back at the work grind. January's are like Monday's. All the fun comes to a sudden stop and you forget what you were working on before you left on Friday.

I worked some on the engine,adding the rust for the turbo and exhaust. The exhaust pipe wouldn't be that rusted that far down but you won't see alot of it. The turbo on the Cat on my Simi looked just like that though. I started on the ab and got some of the seat framing done. Nothing to show really.

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 BrandonK on Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:23 PM

Wow, Steve. You are making this kit look too easy. What an amazing bit of work so far. Incredible.

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

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, January 6, 2022 7:49 PM

Excellent paint buddy!  That is a lot of detail in that engine.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Thursday, January 6, 2022 8:24 PM

modelcrazy

Not much new to show now that I'm back at the work grind. January's are like Monday's. All the fun comes to a sudden stop and you forget what you were working on before you left on Friday.

I worked some on the engine,adding the rust for the turbo and exhaust. The exhaust pipe wouldn't be that rusted that far down but you won't see alot of it. The turbo on the Cat on my Simi looked just like that though. I started on the ab and got some of the seat framing done. Nothing to show really.

 

That's awesome work!  I have some involvement on the finance side of maintainence on the 1:1 vehicles.  Interesting to actually see in scale format what other staff see live and in person.

Robert

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

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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, January 9, 2022 11:37 AM

The Tornado has been building up nicely. The cockpit has been installed in the forward fuselage and I decided to paint it while I was waiting for glue to set on the landing gear.

I've also started on the aft fuselage and assembled the fuel tanks and ordnance.

Next up are the wings.

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 9, 2022 1:46 PM

Mach1

The Tornado has been building up nicely. The cockpit has been installed in the forward fuselage and I decided to paint it while I was waiting for glue to set on the landing gear.

I've also started on the aft fuselage and assembled the fuel tanks and ordnance.

Next up are the wings.

 

This looks great. I love the look of the Tornados. Keep it coming.

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

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 9, 2022 2:46 PM

You're making good time on that tornado!

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 learmech64 on Monday, January 10, 2022 9:39 AM

Hey Mach, Im particularly interested on seeing how this one comes together. Looks like your doing great so far. Ho Ho Ho :)

Doug

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 8:08 PM

Some photos of the assembly I've done. I'm working on assembling a lot before airbrushing. 

As the version I'd like to do took part in the Battle of Stalingrad, here is a video about the battle for the history buffs:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5p7EeTcktVU

 

     “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 BrandonK on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 11:11 AM

John 3:16 KJV

Some photos of the assembly I've done. I'm working on assembling a lot before airbrushing. 

As the version I'd like to do took part in the Battle of Stalingrad, here is a video about the battle for the history buffs:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5p7EeTcktVU

 

 

Progess is looking good. Assuming the color is Panzer grey on this one? Has to be the scheme I like the best on German armor.

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

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Posted by Mach1 on Saturday, January 15, 2022 6:32 PM

Thanks for the comments all, sorry for not replying sooner.

Here's another small progress update. Almost done painting and decaling the ordnance.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 15, 2022 7:07 PM

John 3:16 KJV

Some photos of the assembly I've done. I'm working on assembling a lot before airbrushing. 

As the version I'd like to do took part in the Battle of Stalingrad, here is a video about the battle for the history buffs:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5p7EeTcktVU

 

 

Thats a video worth watching. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

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    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, January 15, 2022 9:50 PM

I finally broke the seal on the M1A1 since last year's Paladin is drying, figure that's close enough to my commitment to not start a new kit until that one was done. 

This kit is a typically well engineered Tamiya project.  I spent most of the day working o n it and am already on step 7 of 14.  (though I did skip the roadwheel and sprocket assembly in step 1 for the time being)

No pictures now, but I will get some up in the near future.

Robert

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 16, 2022 8:10 PM

Kinda slowed down some since I've gone back to work after the hollidays. I've been working on the interior and painting detail. I have several decals to attach and then work on the cab.

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/

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, January 17, 2022 6:18 AM

Mach1

The Tornado has been building up nicely. The cockpit has been installed in the forward fuselage and I decided to paint it while I was waiting for glue to set on the landing gear.

I've also started on the aft fuselage and assembled the fuel tanks and ordnance.

Next up are the wings.

 

dang those tornados are square. Weird the way that belly pan looks, i'd almost think it was a tank if I didn't see the wing tanks and missiles there ha ha.  Great aircraft can't wait to see how this comes together with the full paints scheme

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 Monday, January 17, 2022 6:21 AM

Robert without pics it didn't happen man ha ha. Looking forward to seeing this one come together. Would like to build one myself in the future so I'll have to really pay attention.

Steve that weathering looks so realistic! seems you  can just blow the dirt off all that heavy steel plate.

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 modelcrazy on Monday, January 17, 2022 9:54 AM

TheMongoose
Steve that weathering looks so realistic! seems you  can just blow the dirt off all that heavy steel plate.

Yeah, especially when it's ground in by sand

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/

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 17, 2022 10:39 AM

Wow Steve. You are simply building on a whole new level with this one. Incredible realism as the way. I am stunned with your work always, but this one. Holy cow!!

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

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 17, 2022 12:00 PM

Thank you BK. Big Smile

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/

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Posted by DiscoStu on Monday, January 17, 2022 2:30 PM

Got an opportunity to post some pics. Got the cockpit and fuselage halves put together.  Don't draw too much of a conclusion yet.  Anyone who has built one of these Eduard beauties knows that there are a lot more pieces to add to the cockpit that will fill the gaps.  It's certainly one of those "Trust us, it'll look better" kind of kits.

I cannibalized some left over PE for the side consoles and pirated an Eduard Look IP from another MiG-21 I have on the shelf.  

 

 Untitled by Stu George, on Flickr

 Untitled by Stu George, on Flickr

 

 

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 17, 2022 3:29 PM

DiscoStu

Got an opportunity to post some pics. Got the cockpit and fuselage halves put together.  Don't draw too much of a conclusion yet.  Anyone who has built one of these Eduard beauties knows that there are a lot more pieces to add to the cockpit that will fill the gaps.  It's certainly one of those "Trust us, it'll look better" kind of kits.

I cannibalized some left over PE for the side consoles and pirated an Eduard Look IP from another MiG-21 I have on the shelf.  

 

 Untitled by Stu George, on Flickr

 Untitled by Stu George, on Flickr

 

 

 

Man, the Soviets sure do love their loud cockpit colors. The details look amazing. Can't wait to see more.

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

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Posted by DiscoStu on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:29 AM

BrandonK

 

 
DiscoStu

Got an opportunity to post some pics. Got the cockpit and fuselage halves put together.  Don't draw too much of a conclusion yet.  Anyone who has built one of these Eduard beauties knows that there are a lot more pieces to add to the cockpit that will fill the gaps.  It's certainly one of those "Trust us, it'll look better" kind of kits.

I cannibalized some left over PE for the side consoles and pirated an Eduard Look IP from another MiG-21 I have on the shelf.  

 

 Untitled by Stu George, on Flickr

 Untitled by Stu George, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

Man, the Soviets sure do love their loud cockpit colors. The details look amazing. Can't wait to see more.

 

BK

 

 

Right??!!  I seem to remember reading somewhere that they did this color as it had a calming effect on the pilots.....Sure, why not?

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:51 AM

Don't know about calming, but that turquoise would sure keep me awake.

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:56 AM

Badge created and uploaded.

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
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:14 PM

Wow, looks great BK Yes

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/

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:34 PM

Nice fun badge.  Now to see if I can claim itConfused

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, January 21, 2022 12:56 PM

BrandonK

 

 
John 3:16 KJV

Some photos of the assembly I've done. I'm working on assembling a lot before airbrushing. 

As the version I'd like to do took part in the Battle of Stalingrad, here is a video about the battle for the history buffs:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5p7EeTcktVU

 

 

 

 

Progess is looking good. Assuming the color is Panzer grey on this one? Has to be the scheme I like the best on German armor.

 

BK

 

Thanks, Brandon! It will indeed be Panzer Grey. :) 

 

Mopar Madness
 

Thats a video worth watching.  

Hope you like it! It always good to know the specific history behind what your building! 

     “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 Glamdring on Saturday, January 22, 2022 10:00 PM

My tank factory, along with my PC, has been basically shut down all week due to illness but here were my results from the initial build session. 

 

I finally had energy today to put some more work in on it today, but no major progress like before.  Handling the seams on the barrel occupied a good amount of that time.  So far, so good though.

Robert

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

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 23, 2022 10:56 AM

Glamdring

My tank factory, along with my PC, has been basically shut down all week due to illness but here were my results from the initial build session. 

 

I finally had energy today to put some more work in on it today, but no major progress like before.  Handling the seams on the barrel occupied a good amount of that time.  So far, so good though.

 

Nice to see you are feeling better. Some progress is better than no progress, keep going.

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

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