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By JOVe! Grumman's toothy Mohawk JOV-1A

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:59 AM

Thanks, 'Goose!  I am an illustrator/concept artist/ storyboarder by trade. Check out some of my work here: https://www.artstation.com/chukw 

Newman

The Intended

The Intended Pt II

Too many Demons

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:15 PM

I feel like I'm reading a graphic novel every time I read your wip! Excellent 

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!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 11:11 AM

Thanks, guys!  I've decided to slip this little kit into the mix, so here's a review. Namdroid, BYW, is a character from my good friend Andrew Neal's Meeting Comics, a really fun and funny mature comic strip. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Thursday, October 28, 2021 4:56 PM

WOW!
As normal, fantastic research, AMAZING skills with the build quality and details, excellent photographs, and ASTOUNDING artwork!
Can't WAIT to see more....and the final finish!
Well done mate. Words fail me.
Cheers!

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

  • Member since
    November 2020
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye2 on Thursday, October 28, 2021 11:13 AM

As usual all I can say is............WOW! Bow Down

Mike

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, October 28, 2021 2:15 AM

Welcome back, Chuk.

Your detailing is outstanding, as always. You've got me drooling for more.

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 6:33 PM

That canopy detailing is stunning. Your model, Ms. Dee Staples, is JEALOUS!

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!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 1:39 PM

Thanks, BK and 'goose- and sorry for the late reply. Embarrassed

There's a bit of a curse in having lots and lots of reference on a build. I keep finding new things about the Mohawk, and have been figuring out some of the more shadowy ends as well. In spite of my soon-to-be corrected cataracts and relapsing vision problems I've actually gotten some stuff done!  Come along and see just what, won't you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 8:48 PM

This is one professional WIP chukw! BANANAS!!

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!

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, September 17, 2021 11:17 AM

Glad to see you back, I really missed your work. Excellent progress.

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
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 6:01 PM

chukw
Thanks for your kind words, LawDog. Don't worry about me- I've got a great ophthalmologist. ;)
 

Sorry about your friend.  Not sure how I missed that part. 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:35 AM
Thanks for your kind words, LawDog. Don't worry about me- I've got a great ophthalmologist. ;)
  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:14 AM

M. Brindos

Oh heck yeah! Good to see you posting your impossibly detailed work again. 

As always, I'm looking forward to seeing more. Your builds are like adventures. 

 

Ditto  Nice to see you back.  Your work is very inspiring.  I'm sorry about your health issues.  Hang in there.  

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Monday, September 13, 2021 1:01 PM

Much appreciated, Buckeye- cheers!

  • Member since
    November 2020
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye2 on Friday, September 10, 2021 9:06 AM

My sincere condolences on the loss of your friend.  Good to see you posting again.

Mike

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Thursday, September 2, 2021 8:00 PM

HI, everyone! Here at long last is Episode 4. I've been taking things slow for a variety of reasons, like family, health, work, home and garden, and friends. Modeling has taken a back seat for a couple of reasons- mostly because my *** has gone into a slump.  A big part of that was the loss of my good friend and modelling pal Matt Odom, who recently lost his 13 year battle with brain cancer. He was a brilliant 1/32 scale enthusiast, a Canadian cop and loving family man. We communicated mainly by text and sometimes, phone. It was just too much to sit at the bench and not be able to text him a pic of my newest dumb idea, or answer a question from his ever-inquisitive mind. Add in the slow recovery from my heart surgery- which included a measure of brain fog (or 'pump brain') from the heart/lung machine. To top it all off I'm developing cataracts, even as my eyesight begin to regress with age.  The latter is curable, the former demand patience and perseverance.  I'm not giving up- no way!  I'm just taking my time, and I hope to continue to keep sharing the joys and tribulations of this hobby with all my fellows around the globe- cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:27 PM
Thanks, guys! I've got to get some paint on that compartment (white and the nose well (OD or maybe white- then I can glue the cockpit in and get serious there. I'm still looking for a color scheme- it's rare that I start a model without one. I have the Squadron books and ref from the web, but I'm still looking for the right faded, matte OD bird. Any thoughts? FastasEF, wow- you have personal experience with these machines- how cool is that? Which models? Let me know if I'm making any glaring boo-boos- thanks!
  • Member since
    March 2008
  • From: Cheney, WA
Posted by FastasEF on Monday, April 26, 2021 2:15 PM

Definitely looking forward to this one! I've got this kit in the stash and I've taxied and worked on a couple of these, might have some photos around somewhere of those times ...

Loving this build so far!

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, April 26, 2021 7:50 AM

Well; By Jove!

    Now that was some good reading. But liked the artwork as well. Wish I could draw any person that good! Oh! the photos and Comments were a nice touch too!

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, April 26, 2021 6:10 AM
Wow such detail

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:13 PM

I think I'll put the Quickboost nacelles on both sides on mine, Chuck.  But that won't happen until the memory of the work you are doing isn't quite so recent.  It's good to know I'm not the only one putting bits on backwards!

John

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:35 PM

Well, friends- sit down to tale of modeling adventure, styrene feats of derring-do and cold brass tragedy... if you dare!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:31 PM

Much appreciated, fellow zipper-clubber!  I'm doing pretty well- still some twinges and I'm still treating myself gingerly.

Tanker-Builder

Oho ! Another back after that Chest opening. Double YAY !

     They find anything interesting in there? Like some old artifacts? LOL. Glad yer back fella. Mine still aggravates me from time to time movement wise, But I sure rest easier at nite. Now the plane's parts are gorgeous, But keep on keepin on with the ladies Please!

   Oh! By the way. In Honor of Shep paine I have discovered,"Creative Gizmology" works well on ships too. Modern ones, that is. 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:28 PM

Thanks, Mopar!

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, February 28, 2021 2:13 PM

Chuck, that is some crazy detail man! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:53 PM

Oho ! Another back after that Chest opening. Double YAY !

     They find anything interesting in there? Like some old artifacts? LOL. Glad yer back fella. Mine still aggravates me from time to time movement wise, But I sure rest easier at nite. Now the plane's parts are gorgeous, But keep on keepin on with the ladies Please!

   Oh! By the way. In Honor of Shep paine I have discovered,"Creative Gizmology" works well on ships too. Modern ones, that is. 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:17 PM

jeaton01

Yay, Chuk's Back!

 

Thanks, John- it's sure is good be here!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:14 PM

bvallot

Glad to see you back Chuk! Sorry to hear about your troubles and glad to see you not letting it hold you back. I've enjoyed your scratch building for years and I'm still trying to clean up some of what I do. 

One question I've got is how do you typically address and fix your plumbing? Some times my methods for glueing ends together can be a bit cumbersome. 

Thanks, my friend!  Foe all that kkoky plumbing I use three things:

  1. fine lead solder for curving lines that lie flat against bulkheads, etc- they get glued down with CA glue.
  2. Brass wire for straight lines- it bends crispl, keeps it's shape and can be easuly soldered.
  3. Abilion Alloys nesting brass tubing. Indispensible for details on the plumbing, etc- and can be used to connect two pieces of wire with a solid connection. I'll be posting some complex examples of this soon- stay tuned!
 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posted by chukw on Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:08 PM

M. Brindos

Oh heck yeah! Good to see you posting your impossibly detailed work again. Will there be any way to see any of that super intricate work you added to the back of the cockpit?! 

It also appears your graphic designs have improved since your last build. Impressive!

As always, I'm looking forward to seeing more. Your builds are like adventures. 

 

Glad you like it, Mike!  It's taken me a while to get back into the swing of things since the surgery, but it's linda like riding a bicycke- after re-reading the manual. ;) The detail in the first camaptment wull be visible through the rear of the nose well. I'm pretty sure the panels on the upper fuselage were armor plate that could be screwed off, but I have no pics of that save a restoration in progress. That's why I hhaven't bother to detail out the tops of things and all the wirubg, etc that won't be seen from below.

 

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