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    • After some time, I managed to bring some models over the finish line. These are my three latest for this month.   First my British Army has taken delivery of this 1/72 scale Roden Rolls Royce Pattern 20 Armored Car:           Next, my Russian army has taken delivery of these two tanks:   First, this 1/72 scale ACE IT-1 Drakon Anti-Tank Missile tank. This is based on a T-55 chassis:         This next one is the 1/72 scale ACE T-62B main battle tank:         With those last two Russian tanks completed, I have finally gotten that entire stack of eleven Russian tank kits out of the way. That stack of boxes is gone. I love it!   These aren't the best I've done, not even close. I'm still practicing with Tamiya's weathering powders too. I'm not too happy, as I don't want my tanks looking so crazy dusty. It could also be that Tamiya's weathering powders are formulated more for 1/35th scale armor, which might be why it looks so heavy here. Hopefully someday I'll improve enough to satisfy my sense of aesthetics, or find another system that works better with 1/72 scale armor.     Thank you all for looking in, comments are welcome.
    • Once again, another short tour. Just haven't had enough bench time. Thanks to Hobby Day Mondays, I am able to catch up. This tour shows the latest progress we got done.   Starting in the Hangar, we have a project that was started as a dual build with another guy on another Forums who's also building the same plane in 1/48 scale. Mine is in 1/72 of course.   I started with the cockpit as usual, in particular the seat. This sub-assembly has nine parts in it and I still have to add the photo etch. The cockpit tub only has five parts:     Here they are mated together:     Letting that dry, we moved on to any other sub-assemblies we could do. The main landing gear bays needed to be assembled (3 parts each) and then we installed them inside the lower fuselage:     There's some pretty sharp detail in there:     After that, we completed the rear fuselage sans burner can. All that was needed was adding the tail feathers:     There it sits until we can get to the photo etch....       Meanwhile, over here in the Motor Pool; we took a look at the Rolls Royce armored car. The decals on the turret roof were flaking off. Apparently the Solvaset didn't work that well. So, I decided that we should try some chipping technique using some light black to cover the missing decal parts. It's my first time ever trying this, so it is certainly far from being as refined as the Masters:     That was almost done so we moved on to others. The Leopard 2A7 was almost completed before. This time, we finished adding the smoke dischargers to the turret and installing the tracks. This beastie is ready for paint:     Finally, my Stryker MGS was painted and the wheels installed:     Just have to add the decals and then weather this one and it will be done.    That's it for this short tour. Once again, comments are welcome and thank you for taking the time to tour Maddog Manufacturing!
    • Today was held our 2023 Vacation Picks.... WooHooooo, I got the week off for Nationals!!! I can't wait to place a bunch of mediocre models on the tables that won't win anything. The best part? In-N-Out Burgers!!!!!!
    • I remember reading about this a month or so ago....John Bonnani was spearheading  the project (Thank you, John). Looking forward to the results.
    • I saw no survey in my packet
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