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Posted by lurch on Friday, January 21, 2022 5:27 AM

WOW Cropredy that is fantastic. Love the diorama .

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:50 PM

The Admiral says Well done, and an extra ration of rum all around for the crew.  But not the ones on the bilge pumps.

John

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:49 PM

Fantastic!

Serve that man a ration of rum!

 

Capt. Morrison

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by cropredy on Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:20 PM

Long-time readers of this may recall that I did a Frog 1/72 Swordfish for the Taranto Raid where my mother-in-law's wartime boyfriend was an observer in L4R.

 

I finally got around to building the (much, much) better Airfix kit and photographing it.  Doing interesting FAA dioramas is hard so I opted for the folded wings coming up on the elevator.

Aftermarket: Eduard PE set and CMK FAA figures

 

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cropredy

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:36 PM

Aye sir

Steve

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:04 PM

Nah, I've found through experience that keelhauling has a poor effect on personnel levels.  But there is a dire need for men on the bilge pumps of this leaky ship.  Go there until I reach a final decision, matey.

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:02 AM

Well I'm not  Shelback but I am  Golden Dragon (international date line). For the Coast Guard,  that's nothing to sneeze at. 

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 lewbud on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:33 PM

Great looking Stringbag you've got there Steve! Like CAG said in Flight of the Intruder "Keelhauling is serious on an aircraft carrier". Maybe he should have to clean up King Neptune after the pollywogs become shellbacks.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:03 PM

I hope it's not a keel hauling, that would be a considerable time under the hull Indifferent

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 jeaton01 on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 4:04 PM

Hmmm, I'm thinking the punishment should be as long as the build....

As soon as I sober up I'll figger it out!  Posting to the finished build thread now.

John

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:33 AM

Master and Comander,

I finally completed the Swordfish. It was a super nice kit. the pieces fit like a glove. One peice of advice though. If you are using the Tamaya PE set, put the wings together in sequence of the instructions. I can remember why I didn't but the rigging was a nightmare afterward. Following the instructions would have been far easer.

Thank you for continuing to run this awesome GB. I apologise for not getting to is far sooner and will subject myself to whatever punishment you deem fit.

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 jeaton01 on Monday, March 25, 2019 11:37 AM

Looking good, Steve.

John

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:57 PM

It's been a while Admiral but I just have a few more things to do to the Stringbag then it will be complete.

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 lostagain on Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:42 PM

Very impressive there Crop, painting all those microscopic planes must have taken some time!

And very nice work on the Illustrious and the seascape too.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, January 18, 2019 10:34 PM

That's very well done display, good work!  Do you have any patience left?

John

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

 

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Posted by cropredy on Friday, January 18, 2019 10:37 AM

Some better pictures of the L'Arsenal 1/400 Swordfish on Heller 1/400 HMS Illustrious on 1940.11.11 Battle of Taranto

 

Two squadrons - painted differently, custom decals, individual tail numbers.

 

cropredy

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Posted by lostagain on Monday, October 15, 2018 4:38 AM

Looking great Steve

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, October 14, 2018 5:05 PM

All real nice, especially the engine detail.

John

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, October 14, 2018 3:53 PM

I've done quite a bit on the Swordfish, got the wings together and installed on the center section. I also have been painting along the way. I still have quite a bit to do installing more PE and the rigging before I can start wrapping it up.

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 taxtp on Sunday, September 9, 2018 10:32 PM

Nice Steve.

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 3, 2018 11:45 PM

I closed up the fuselage today.

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 modelcrazy on Sunday, September 2, 2018 10:35 PM

Aye Aye Admiral.

I completed the cockpit but still have a several things to do before closing the fuse.

Oops, this is something I didn't read before I purchased them......too late.

I've come to the conclusion that PE adds 5 to 10 fold to the build time.

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 jeaton01 on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 9:12 PM

Great, Steve, this will be fun.

Oh, Sorry, Admiral speak'in here, never you mind that guy behind the curtain, ye be sure ta' git yer chores in line while yer do'in this, swabby!  And no slip ups on the Stringbag, we don't want that thing foulin' the decks on take-off!

John

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:52 PM

OK Admiral, I'm starting the stingbag. I have been looking forward to this build for a while because it has most of what I like. It's British, it's a biplane, and it's Navy. I purchased the Tamiya PE set and Eduard IP and belt set. I will be using the "Bismarck attack" markings but I can't find any info for 2P/V4372 so I don't know which carrier it was stationed on. 

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 lostagain on Friday, August 10, 2018 8:10 PM

Thanks for the kind words GM, Tony and your admiralness

Tony, I thought that kit looked familiar, looked in the decal stash and I still have the left over decals from however long ago...

Looking forward to how it builds up, looks like a striking scheme and Steve's stringbag too.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 9, 2018 4:07 PM

I'll be starting the stringbag very soon. I have a couple builds moving off the bench shortly then I can start.

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 jeaton01 on Thursday, August 9, 2018 3:17 PM

Ahoy, matey, I'll put a note on the roster that yer startin'!  It be'in near Friday don't ferget to put a portion of yer rum ration the Admiral's way...

John

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

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 10:43 PM

Admiral, this man needs to get an armchair in the ready room.

Excellent in every way. 

Reno Unlimited rules require jugs, so sorry no go at Stead, but a sharp model.

 

The Hunter is such a beautiful aircraft. look forward to the build.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 8:07 PM

I've made a start, progress photos so far....

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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