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  • Member since
    April 2015
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!

  • Member since
    June 2014
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"

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
    June 2019
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.

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • 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." 

  • Member since
    April 2015
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!

  • Member since
    June 2014
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"

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
    July 2014
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.

 

 

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

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
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.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:18 PM

castelnuovo

IT HAS ARIIIIIVED SmileSmile

After opening the cardboard box, it looked like this

an then like this

 

with a nice personal Christmas card attached to it. Thanks a lot SS, LOVE IT Yes

 

Nice!  Worth the wait.  I did that one last year - a joy to build.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 11:08 AM

Mach1

MC: That looks absolutely fantastic.

 

I started into the Tornado this past weekend and got the pit assembled, painted and decaled. I'm really loving this kit.

 

 

The pit looks the part. I have a Tornado in my stash and I really want to see how she builds out. Looking forward to watching this one.

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
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 11:07 AM

castelnuovo

IT HAS ARIIIIIVED SmileSmile

After opening the cardboard box, it looked like this

an then like this

 

with a nice personal Christmas card attached to it. Thanks a lot SS, LOVE IT Yes

 

Oh, very nice. I have this one in the stash so I'm super excited to see how it builds out. Can't wait.

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
    June 2019
Posted by Mach1 on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 7:03 PM

MC: That looks absolutely fantastic.

 

I started into the Tornado this past weekend and got the pit assembled, painted and decaled. I'm really loving this kit.

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 6:46 PM

Hi Steve, when I saw my recipient was going to be you I wanted to make sure I found something a little different and interesting and I know you will do it justice. Enjoy! I'm not a great fan of modern military stuff, but this looks so interesting I think I will make an exception and get one for myself. You're doing a great job so far.

I'm afraid I won't be starting mine for a while as I want to finish a couple of last years builds first.

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

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:48 PM

Castel, I LOVE their 109 kits!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:46 PM

Steve - thats an absolute gem of a build!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:32 PM

IT HAS ARIIIIIVED SmileSmile

After opening the cardboard box, it looked like this

an then like this

 

with a nice personal Christmas card attached to it. Thanks a lot SS, LOVE IT Yes

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 11:46 AM

That looks fantastic, Steve. I can't wait to start mine, but it would be for awhile.

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
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:43 AM

Sorry tripple post Confused

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
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:43 AM

Double post

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
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:36 AM

Mopar Madness

Steve I think you're always the first one out of the gate!

 

Thanks Chad, I open the box in the morning and by the afternoon, it's on the workbench.

So this little jewel of a kit is amazing! Packed with detail but not a beginers kit by any stretch. I completed the frame and Cat engine, painted some detail on both and gave them a nice grimy wash. I know that most will not be seen but that's while I did it now. The underside armor will cover most of the frame and transaxles. Next will be the cab and body.

Thai is such a fun kit! It's been a while since I've enjoyed building suspensions and engines like this...if ever.

Painted with Iraqi sand

Painted base coats

All grimed up. Forgot to install the radiator first Sad

The wheels are not attached

Installing the radiator, exhaust and intake hoses and pipes.

I'll add some hoses and wires after attaching 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/

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Sunday, January 2, 2022 1:29 PM

I hear that....just renewed the Jeep, paid out 19.5K to save my ladies 2018 Equinox from being repopped and costing the estate around 5K.  Got to get new plates, her's were her HAM radio call sign.  I'm not an operator, so can't keep the plates.  Now both rigs will come due same month/year.  Right now the Jeep is $122 and the Equinox is $132, that's just new stickers.  Add in title transfer and plate purchase, getting close to $275-290 range.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 2, 2022 12:14 PM

goldhammer88

Got to go to DMV tomorrow and drop around $250 for title transfer, new plates and registration.

Stopping by walley to get dog and cat food.  Already on the list for a new gorilla gel.

 

I hate paying registration as I have 4 rigs, but I'm a car junky, what can I say.

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 Friday, December 31, 2021 11:02 PM

Steve I think you're always the first one out of the gate!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Thursday, December 30, 2021 7:19 PM

Got to go to DMV tomorrow and drop around $250 for title transfer, new plates and registration.

Stopping by walley to get dog and cat food.  Already on the list for a new gorilla gel.

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, December 30, 2021 6:53 PM

goldhammer88

Started to assemble the pit today, got most of the styrene bits in.  Looking to do the PE tomorrow. Got a hunch I'm going to hate that sadistic little elf.  Broke out the tweezers and CA applicator tonight.  Paint for the interior color mix arrived today.  After pit is together, will get before and after paint pics up.

 

my best advice for those sadistic little elves is to get brand new CA 2 cents there's no good emoticon for your best evil laugh

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Thursday, December 30, 2021 6:50 PM

Started to assemble the pit today, got most of the styrene bits in.  Looking to do the PE tomorrow. Got a hunch I'm going to hate that sadistic little elf.  Broke out the tweezers and CA applicator tonight.  Paint for the interior color mix arrived today.  After pit is together, will get before and after paint pics up.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, December 30, 2021 12:07 PM

Nothing about our current shipping debacle makes any sense.

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
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:27 AM

BrandonK

 

 
castelnuovo

Thanks but lets keep it a surprise

 

 

 

Your package left the vender on 12/2 and just left Los Angeles for overseas on 12/29. With shipping being what it is, this may take a bit. Sorry it's so slow.

 

BK

 

Many thanks for checking Smile. I wander why is it traveling by sea from LA to Vancouver. Wouldn't a truck be faster? 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:59 AM

castelnuovo

Thanks but lets keep it a surprise

 

Your package left the vender on 12/2 and just left Los Angeles for overseas on 12/29. With shipping being what it is, this may take a bit. Sorry it's so slow.

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
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 2:08 PM

mawright20

Brandon, can you email me? mawright20@hotmail.com

 

ya mon. 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

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