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Pass in Review! Stikpusher’s 2021 builds

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  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Pass in Review! Stikpusher’s 2021 builds
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 1, 2022 6:04 PM

2021 was a good year for me modeling wise. Surprisingly I built more aircraft than armor this last year.

 

First up in aircraft, my  Revell Germany 1/48 X-35 prototype

 

 

 

 Next is my Monogram 1/48 Sopwith Camel

 

 

 

Hobbycraft 1/48 La-5, quick build for my great nephew

 

 

 

AA 1/48 Chengdu F-7B (Chinese built and modified Mig-21), a long time shelf queen

 

 

 

Hasegawa 1/48 A6M5 Zero, another multi year shelf queen

 

 

 

And for armor…

 

My AMPS 12 Hour Challenge build of the ESCI 1/35 Leopard 2A3

 

 

 

Testors/Italeri 1/35 M47

 

 

 

 

So an average of one completion every two months. Although I actually finished most at the beginning and end of the year, not in the middle. This next year I aim to increase my completions… Thanks for looking

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Monday, January 3, 2022 12:17 PM

Great builds Stick. Love the Camell, a relative of mine was flying then in WW1. The La-5 is on may list as that was one of my first models, decades ago. Well done.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 3, 2022 12:53 PM

Great line up Carlos.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, January 3, 2022 1:44 PM

Awesome work for the year!  That Camel looks amazing, especially with the base and extras you've added.  Is the "Mig 21" in Iraq markings?  Super job on Italeri's M-47!  You don't see alot them built up and I really like the markings on the front.  Once again a great job!  

TJS

TJS

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Monday, January 3, 2022 5:04 PM

Nice work Stik.  I plan on trying something new this year and tackling an armor build.  Any recommendation you can make for a first tank?  Just for reference I have a little over two years building aircraft.  

Happy new year and good luck with 2022 builds.

Paul

 

 

 

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, January 3, 2022 5:38 PM

Great Work  Stik. I especially like the M47 and the Zeke!

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Monday, January 3, 2022 6:08 PM

A very nice line up!  Love the coloring on the X35.

Robert

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

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 3, 2022 11:09 PM

Many thanks for looking in and your kind words guys!

Castel, that is cool that you built the same La-5 long ago. And very cool that you have a relative flying Camels in WWI.

TJS, the Mig is indeed in Iraqi markings. And the Italeri M47 is a real beauty of a kit. It just needs a little extra here and there to really shine.

Paul, what's your interest for subjects in regards to armor? WWII? Cold War? Soviet? German? There are so many first armor kit recommendations to choose from, so tailoring one to your interests would improve your results.

 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 2:37 PM

stikpusher

Many thanks for looking in and your kind words guys!

Castel, that is cool that you built the same La-5 long ago. And very cool that you have a relative flying Camels in WWI.

TJS, the Mig is indeed in Iraqi markings. And the Italeri M47 is a real beauty of a kit. It just needs a little extra here and there to really shine.

Paul, what's your interest for subjects in regards to armor? WWII? Cold War? Soviet? German? There are so many first armor kit recommendations to choose from, so tailoring one to your interests would improve your results.

 

 

 

I haven't given that much thought.  Anything WW2 I find interesting.  Any country really.  Im just looking for something easy to get familiar with armor builds.  

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 3:23 PM

Your work is always top shelf. Very nice work on all of them and congrats on getting a few off the shelf of doom.

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 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:37 PM

Willy Pete, if that's the case for something easy as an introductory kit, I say go to the closest Hobby Lobby and pick up a Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog. It's not a WWII tank, but it is quick and easy to build and ideal as an armor starter kit. Just wait until they do one of their "all models 40% off" sales so you can get it for real cheap. 

Brandon, thank you for looking in and your compliments. I truly appreciate that! 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 11:17 PM

Those look awesome SP!!! Great work and again great choice of different genres! 

 

Wpwar11: If I may chip in I can't recommend the Trumpeter 1/35th KV series of Soviet tanks enough. Great fit, often you can find them for less than thirty bucks US, and they have that big ugly brutish look that defines 'tank' to me. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 9:01 AM

Fantastic work. I realy liked the dog thats with the camel. Great touch.

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 3:43 PM

stikpusher

Willy Pete, if that's the case for something easy as an introductory kit, I say go to the closest Hobby Lobby and pick up a Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog. It's not a WWII tank, but it is quick and easy to build and ideal as an armor starter kit. Just wait until they do one of their "all models 40% off" sales so you can get it for real cheap. 

Brandon, thank you for looking in and your compliments. I truly appreciate that! 

 

Funny you mention that kit.  I was in HL today and looked at the Bulldog.  
Thanks for the suggestion Gamera.  I'll check that out too.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 10:22 PM

Gamera & Lurch, thanks for looking in and your kind words! 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, January 6, 2022 3:46 PM

Top quality work Stik, love the Camel.

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

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, January 6, 2022 10:34 PM

Dodgy

Top quality work Stik, love the Camel.

 

Thank you Dodgy. I'm happy to hear that you like it!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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