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  1. Adding another of those odd little models to the collection, may I present the Lockheed YF-97, later known as the YF-94C. I've never seen one built, so I decided to give it a shot... For those who might be interested, the build thread for this model is HERE Without further ado, the pics:
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  2. Registered today, looking forward to the convention. Mike
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  3. First rigging session did not go well. So back off regroup, get some advice, and do it again. Well, attempt 2 went far better than attempt 1. It did not turn out perfect, but I am not gonna put everything else on hold until I do get it perfect. My order of effort was: attach the EZ line to the upper front cabane strut/upper wing junction, cut a slice of tubing and thread the EZ line thru the hole in the slice, attach the EZ line to the front cabane strut/fuselage junction after achieving proper tension, adjust the position of the metal tube slice and position it. Unfortunately, due to the
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  4. Hot off the bench! P-38G Lightning "Miss Virginia" 339FS 347FG 13AF Flown by Lt. Rex Barber during Operation Vengeance on April 18th, 1943 Tamiya Kit #120 1/48 Scale OOB except for Master gun barrels
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  5. We held Jaxcon 2021 yesterday and had a good, if less than normal turnout. We found a new venue, but the only date they had was April 10th, so we only had 5-6 weeks to get it put together. That meant that there was only "FB advertising" and "word of mouth" to invite people; and since we were not on anyone's "calendar", quite a few regulars attendees had previous plans. And, of course, there are many people who are not ready to deal with crowds even as the "pandemic" trends down. We had a full, sold out vendors area and 50 contest entrants that brought just over 250 entries for the model t
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  7. In an attempt to enlarge my Medusa collection I picked up the offering from Greenwell Studio quite a while ago. Looking for something to build, I dug deep and pulled this out of my stash pile. First thing I noticed was that her snakes were really tentacles. OK... Close enuff, lets get on with it. In the kit there were 3 tentacles that had to be glued on to the head, with no readily apparent place for them. First job was to find an old pic that gave me a clue. Base colors started - Working on the tentacles - Didn't like the purple on the tentacles, and also change
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  8. Ok, so I can't stop building them. This one is from Aradia Miniatures 75mm Dante Inferno collection. A very well done kit, but m,y love hate relationship with Aradia models is there's a certain order you need to assemble the parts, which they don't tell you. You only find out 2/3s the way thru when major sub-assemblies don't fit - hence the "broken" spear on the stone soldier... Oh well... Alsio tried OSL again. Thanks for looking.
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  9. Vinyl kits. Don't like the fish Dave
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  10. This is one of the Reaper Bone Miniatures, Yeti Shaman, primed with Vallejo Black Primer, block painted with Vallejo and shaded with oils. A fun paint!
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  11. This is one of the Reaper miniatures, Joy the Ice Fairie. I primed with Tamiya Fine White, bock painted with MSP Color and Vallejo and shaded with oils. A fun figure to paint.
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  12. With the national called off, I got busy doing some figure painting. The busts are from Nuts Planet, and Youngs miniatures. The girls with the goggles is Honey Bee and I have no idea what company made her (she was a gift). I cheat and use Archer eyes and some other decals on parts of the figures. I did paint the leopard skins on the Hussars free hand. I do make my own bases. The armor I did with Alclad. The rest is oils over enamels. The Opalinski brothers are real people that are also characters in some books by Eric Flint. Dak
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  13. A great bust, with a lot of detail. I purchased this bust, and another one, from the SABOT Miniatures website for a very reasonable price. Went together pretty good. The headset/oxygen mask wires were a bit tricky to form. The entire bust was painted with a combination of acrylic paints (Tamiya/P3 Formula). I still need to work on painting eyes, and blending flesh tones/ 5 o'clock shadow. I used spare decals from my stash for the first aid kit, and the life vest. The stitching on the webbing was a challenge. On to the next one. Chris
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  14. !/12th Tamiya Yoshimura Hayabusa X-1 motorcycle with the Coree figure modified to fit. Dak
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  15. All, This one sat on my shelf for a few months unfinished. After repainting the head three times, I felt it would be a good idea to set it aside for awhile. The figure was painted with P3 paints, and tester enamels. To simulate melted snow on his helmet, I used Testors gloss coat. Still working on my figure painting skills. My hat goes off to you figure guys. Much respect. Chris
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  16. Keep in mind, I have always said a landing craft on a tank transporter is a ship diorama. 😉 Dak
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  17. The loooong promised 3D printed kit of the USS Choctaw ironclad ram is now available from Flagship Models. Price is $170.00 plus shipping and worth every penny. Incredible detail abounds such as iron plating, doors (with hinges and other detail), full blown photo etch sheet, 3D rendered instructions, painting guide, real Mahogany masts, detailed paddle wheels, boat davits and other parts metal cast at correct scale, not to mention the Choctaw is full hull. This model isn't intended for beginners, but anyone with experience working with multi-media ships should have no problems. If you want cor
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  18. Beautiful work! I love the whole thing. I need to make me a halftrack like that!
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  19. I'd say yes--the primary elements of the piece are the figures.
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  20. I don't know, but that's REALLY nice!
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  21. I built this several years ago and it included my crude and 1st attempt at a base diorama.
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  22. This is another kit that was deep in the pile. My favorite Cryptid, Mothman! I'm surprised I waited this long to build it up. I picked this up from Jean StJean Studios. It came in 5 parts of gray resin. There were very few noticeable seam lines, and clean up was very quick. Now, the typical description of the monster is a black being with wings, and bright red eyes. But being that a lot of nice detail was sculpted into the wings, I couldn't just leave the entire thing black. The wings had "eyespots" on the inner and outer wing, so I mimicked the eyes with some of V's Black R
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  23. 1/4 scale bust of Thulsa Doom by Kent Kidwell Dave
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  24. All, After taking the figure painting class here in Louisville, I wanted to strip, and repaint the bust. I was never really happy with the first attempt. After trying to fix areas on his face, with no improvement, I decided it was finished. After some careful disassembly, I began the stripping process. His hat was the only thing that was not stripped. In a small metal cup, filled with Lacquer Thinner, I used an old brush to start removing the paint. With my first attempt, I used a combination of acrylics, enamels, and oils. The thinner did not attack the resin. After the pain
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  25. Over the years, I've pretty much stayed away from figures all together, because of painting flesh. An arm or a hand exposed was ok, as long as the face was FULLY covered. About two years ago, I started incorporating figures in my dioramas. A friend of mine, in our local club, does mostly figures, painted strictly with artist oils. His results are amazing. He's given me quite a bit of info on how he does his. His main advice was to check on YouTube for tutorials. I decided to get my "feet wet", starting with acrylics (some enamels for the eyes). The bust was painted
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  26. Here is the last of three works I've started over the years, and finally got around to painting. The mounted figure I did about ten years ago and started working on the setting figure sometime later. Both figures are made out of recycled plastics. Most of the mounted figure is from an old HP printer case. There is a howto in this forum and I'll leave a link if anyone is interested.
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