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  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, December 24, 2022 11:09 AM

OK FSM, my last two "animals" for the GB are done. I was able to get a Tigercat, Airacobra, and these two finished for this GB. The Fighting Falcon (Viper) was also built as a cross-over for the Lockheed GB. I'm headed out of town tomorrow, so my goals were to get these submitted before I left and before the year-end deadline. I just managed to do both.

Here are a couple of teaser shots. I'll shoot and post better photos after my trip.

I hope these are enough to whet your appetite and hold you over at the same time.

Thanks for looking and happy holidays!

Cheers!

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

  • Member since
    September 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Sunday, December 25, 2022 11:09 AM

Being this one is nearly a year old I'm guessing I'm way past the cutoff for joining?Big Smile

-Andy

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, December 25, 2022 12:39 PM

Two real beauties you produced their oortiz! Those canopies look fabulous as does the rest of the paintwork...

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Monday, December 26, 2022 4:31 PM

oortiz-great builds-seeing yours makes me want to add some modern jets to my stash/build schedule.  Can't wait to see more pics.

Opened up the Piranha last week, primed and then stopped.  Hoping to dive in tomorrow and finish before the 31st.  Kit is a simple build (built one in 1968/69?) but the tools are old and there is going to be a little clean-up.

Bob

 

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, December 29, 2022 3:20 PM

Cool builds Omar. I'll wait for other pics to ad them to the gallery, unless you wont these two.

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, December 29, 2022 3:20 PM

rooster513

Being this one is nearly a year old I'm guessing I'm way past the cutoff for joining?Big Smile

 

 

Afraid so. The zoo is closing soon. Sad Oh, never mind, just build something, the finish line is all about "about", we are not on any deadline or stuff.

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Thursday, December 29, 2022 8:49 PM

I just scrolled through this to see what I missed, and there have been some great builds in here!  After a long absence, I am calling the Tiger finished.

It has been quite a road in the interim for this: the tracks that refused to stay glued, a repaint of the camo (which still doen't please me!), and an air filter unit that somehow went MIA just while sitting on the shelf....but it reached the end line!

Robert

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

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, December 30, 2022 11:24 PM

Nice work Glamdring, glad you finished it. Which one would you like for the front page?

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, December 31, 2022 8:26 AM

Thanks!  First one is fine with me.

Robert

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

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, December 31, 2022 5:30 PM

OK FSM, as promised, here are the pictures of my completed F-14 and -16. These are my final "animals" for the GB and the year. castelnuovo, feel free to use the first photo from each batch as the photos for the main page.

First, the shaved kitty...

 

 

And now the two-seat F-16...

 

Thanks for the support along the way. These two fought me the whole time! Now that these are done, it's onward to a new year and new projects.

Have a safe, healthy and proserous New Year, all! 

Cheers,

-O

 

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Saturday, December 31, 2022 11:24 PM

Amazing work!! Page updated Smile

  • Member since
    June 2019
Posted by Mach1 on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 7:53 PM

I know it's past the end date, but it seems a shame to set this aside at this point. All I really have left are the decals and tracks before I close the hull.

First run partially assembled. The two lower sections aren't glued up yet, I just needed to verify I got all the flash cleaned up.

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 6:33 AM

No shame in it Mach1, this is only a hobby and life often happens. Your tiger is looking good -- keep going!

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 12:17 PM

No worries at all. The hours of the zoo are flexible Smile. Take your time, finish your cat at your pace.

Cheers

  • Member since
    June 2019
Posted by Mach1 on Thursday, January 26, 2023 6:35 PM

Thanks guys. I hope to be posting the completed pictures soon.

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