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Weedeater

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  1. I always liked this one just a tad bit more than the FW11. It seems more sleek lookin'. Either way, it looks awesome. Thanks for sharing it here with us.
  2. I remember seeing one of these (I think it was this one) when I was a kid (about 8-ish) and being awe-struck. Now that I know what goes into one of these, I am impressed even more. Great job. Thanks for sharing it here.
  3. Gil, over the past year it has been a thrill to watch your progress on the T-28, the Banshee, the P-400, the P-38 and more. Even the E-2 was awesome. (I promise I wont' tell anybody about the gaff. Wink, wink). I am sure this A-20 will be just as thrilling to watch. Thanks for including us on your endeavors. They way I figure it, if I can't enjoy building 'em myself, (I'm experiencing a HUGE case of AMS and/or builder's block right now) I might as well enjoy watching you. At least you'll know if you go missing off of the radar for more than a few weeks on this one, we'll send out a search party to make sure you're OK. Model on, Brother Vacmaster of the Sprue.....er....um...of the Sheet. Teehee.
  4. Talking to your models shouldn't be too much of a worry. It's when they start answering you.....then ya gotta start getting concerned! :o
  5. Helloooo Tom, - Welcome aboard the IPMS DF and to the Society. I am certain that all of the fellow Modeling Geeks here will extend warm welcomes and are willing to share their experiences and look forward to seeing what cool new additions you have to share with us. You may see a few bumps here and there, but I am confident that when you look past them, you will not regret giving us a shot. Model on, Brother of the Sprue.
  6. Gil, your link takes me right back to this thread to post a reply. Can you please double check it. Thanks for the tip too. Model on, Brother of the Sprue.
  7. Sounds like you got an eye-full O styrene. Can we assume you didn't give in, and did not buy the kit with the jacked up price? If so, good catch.
  8. Sounds like this is the same issue brought up by WTF in a sister thread. FWIW this is what I can add to the mix: - ........I have a daily situation where I have internet access throughout the day at several different PC's. On two separate PCs I installed Firefox Mozilla because it solved numerous issues where I could not open, see, or download from certain websites. The Mozilla was the fix for that. Buuuutttt....on one PC, I get the cursor and can edit my posting at the moment of origin. On the other PC, I get no cursor and I cannot edit the original and must post the message and go back to use the edit feature as Clare pointed out. - FWIW the two Mozilla downloads occured about three months apart and I seem to recall they were different version downloads. HTH.
  9. - And to add to that confusion, I have a daily situation where I have internet access throughout the day at several different PC's. On two separate PCs I installed Firefox Mozilla because it solved numerous issues where I could not open, see, or download from certain websites. The Mozilla was the fix for that. Buuuutttt....on one PC, I get the cursor and can edit my posting at the moment of origin. On the other PC, I get no cursor and I cannot edit the original and must post the message and go back to use the edit feature as Clare pointed out. - FWIW the two Mozilla downloads occured about three months apart and I seem to recall they were different version downloads. HTH.
  10. DOOOHH!! I hate it when that happens. Anddd.....too funny. Gil, I looked at these pics for what seems like hours. I even did a google search to find photos of the real things to see if I could figure it out. Man....do I feel silly, not having found "the GAFF"! Must a been one of those tree in the forest things. The model looks outstanding. And I would bet if the gaff hadn't been pointed out, most viewers won't pick it up. Ahhh but hey, you can always give the Kinetic kit a shot. If it'll help, one of us can stop by when you're gluing the fins on to give you a wack upside the head with a 2 X 4 reminder to glue 'em on upright, LOL Once they're on right, THEN a few shots O whiskey. Model on, Resinator.
  11. OK Gil, I'm stumped. WHAT gaff? And beyond that, the Hawkeye looks awesome. It might not have any "wow" factor (Hey, it's started as a Collect-Aire kit), but from the two pics, it looks SWEET. And I think I know the paint job you're talking about for the 38, and can't wait to see another great model of yours. Model on, Resinator (aka, Brother of the Sprue).
  12. Arkut, this is a stunning model. Very well done. I see no mistakes. But if I may make a suggest for an addition to this model, or maybe on a future model.... - The exhausts on this look almost as if they are packed with mud on the ends. Meaning....they look solid without holes. There are 3 ways to over come this, on future builds. 1. Replace the kit exhausts with after-market pieces (not always available and sometimes expensive). 2. Carefully hollow-out the ends of the pipes using a pin-vise drill bit and an X-acto knife. 3. Paint the ends with flat black after you have painted and weathered them. - While this P-400 is awesome as it is, it may still be possible to paint the ends of the exhaust pipes flat black to give the appearance that there are actually holes in the ends. I hope this is a good tip for you and does not sound too harsh. Best of luck with all of your modeling and I will look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.
  13. - Love the build Adam. The Wessex is one of my favorite choppers. and you did it justice with the cool paint job. It is also interesting to note how "faded" the real example is. Thanks for posting these pics and Model on, Brother of the Sprue.
  14. Hello Tim, - FWIW (and so ya don't think that everybody is looking at your request and movin on), I looked through my stash and found not 1, but 3 M2A2's. Unfortunately, they were all the earlier issues (35132) that did not included the "E" tree with all of the goodies you're lookin for. I also found that I have 1 of the 35264 kits, but it's my only one and I kinda want to use those parts. Best of luck with your search. Model on, Brother of the Sprue.
  15. Now hold on Mark, I remember in 1983ish how amazed I was to be holding my newly finished Revell 32nd scale F-15E and thinkin,"Wouldn't it be cool if they did a 32 scale A-10!......Naw, it'll never happen." A few years later Tamiya released their F-15E and then a few more years later, Trumpie released that A-10! While I wouldn't lay any bets on it, I still wouldn't count MRC, Academy, or Trumpie out for doing the 53, any variant. We can still hope!?!
  16. Right-ON, Mark. I second this motion, on all three counts!
  17. Weedeater

    Leopard Colors

    TreadHead* Duuuudes, - What are the best representative, "outta-the-bottle" Model Master Enamel paints to use for NATO Green and NATO Black to be used on the Hobby Boss Leopard? If options exist, I would prefer a "scaled" color out of the bottle as a base and then I'll take care of the highlights and shadows separately. Thanks for your advice/help in advance. Model on, Brothers of the Sprue. * Buu....buu....But Mark said it wasn't an ugly worrrrdd!
  18. - I'm one of the lucky dogs to have one of the bedrooms in the house as a dedicated "model-room", aka "Man-Cave". I absolutely MUST give credit to my loving, forgiving, and willing to compromise wife. We have been together for 28 years (married 23) and every place we have lived together, (with mom, renting an apartment, renting a house, and now mortgage payers), I have almost always had the good fortune to be able to have a dedicated model room. Usually it was an extra bedroom or a combined entertainment room/model room. As we graduated from apartments to houses, it was always the Master Bedroom, since the MBdrm has always had the most square footage. We were both content with less room in our bedroom (after all, all a married couple does is sleep in that room....right?! ). - Our current home is a muli-leveled house with the second floor comprised of the Master Bdrm and Master bath. These are dedicated to the building room, reference library, and model storage. Since the room has heat and evaporated air (aka Swamp cooler) I have the fortune of being able to build and paint year round. - When I do any significant airbrushing that is more than just a quick touch-up, I place a fan in the doorway to the balcony blowing in and also a window fan across the room in one of the two windows blowing out that provides a significant air flow so that I don't gas the wife and pets downstairs. So far, it seems to work quite well. When I use rattle can, I walk onto the balcony which has an awning over it. - As an added bonus, in the model room, I have the furniture arranged in such a way that I can get not just one but two guests at each of their own work bench/desks for a mini-group build. Usually, I have my brother and his son over, but I have had other model buddies there too. Model on, Brothers of the Sprue.
  19. Part 2..... This is the Captain's seat: Work in-progress: This is the Captain's view across the room: This is the Computer desk/Guest's building desk: This is the entry into "Warehouse Number 1" as viewed from the Captain's seat. It is the Ex-Master Bdrm closet/walk-thru to the bathroom: (For those inquiring minds that just gotta know......Warehouses Number 2 and 3 are in the garage and storage room). Hope you all find this entertaining and go easy on me with the "Obsessive" observations. I know it's too much. But I still need that 1/72 Hasegawa B-24 kit.........Model on, Brothers of the Sprue.
  20. - There was one of these "workbench" threads last year, and I posted my "Man Cave" in it then. So I apologize if this looks familiar to some. I'm hoping it all looks new to most and hope you enjoy the pics. - This is the first floor Soon-to-be-completed "Display Room (Ex-Den)": Here are the stairs leading up: ......At the top of the stairs: And a scan around THEE Model room (Ex-Master bedroom): To be continued in Part 2..........
  21. Hello Jeff, - Assuming you are not concerned with the minor disparity in scale between 24th scale and 28th scale, there are (or were) several options to chose from. The simplest and most readily available sets are the Tamiya "campus friends": Which can be acquired easily enough from evil-Bay. There is also Fujimi's Drivers: ... and Mechanics: both of which can also be acquired from the Bay. - Other, not so easily acquired options include a few sets of figures from Hasegawa (I think they released a set of umbrella girls, skiing friends, and maybe a mechanics set), Modeler's (they had several "accessories figures"....but are hard to find) and then there were a few sets from Prieser (Goggle them. They may also be difficult to acquire, not sure). Unfortunately, I could not find images of any of the latter suggestions to post here. Hope some of the other info above is helpful. Model on, Brother of the Sprue.
  22. - Now hold on just a cotton-plastic-pickin minute.......I'm gettin all confused. Mark wants a 1 to 10 handicap....but Mark thinks a 1 to 4 handicap should do. Or was that Mark wants 1 to 4 but Mark thinks 1 to 10.....or was that 1 to 5....or 1 to.....awwwwwww nevermind. - Before we settle this build ratio thingie that I started up, we gotta figure out a code for which Mark is which. Mark 1 and Mark 2, or Mark A. and Mark D. And for you British chaps, Mk. IA and Mk. IID. Teh, heeee, hee. Model on, Brothers of the Sprue.
  23. Steve, All of your work looks fantastic. But my curiosity is driving me crazy wondering why you didn't start with the DML/Dragon (and later Italeri) releases of the OH-6A? It is a superb kit. (Although, it's sister kits of the MD500, MD500E, and MD530, are cursed with huge molding flaws in all four clear door pieces, "Cold Shot" lines). Maybe you chose the Revell release because you wanted to build yours in 1/32 scale, not the 1/35 scale of DML? Or....???? Otherwise, great work, keep it up. We'll be looking forward to the additional IP pics. Model on, fellow Rotorhead.
  24. And the Dukinator has turned on the steam, full ahead! These all are looking cool so far. As usual, your prolific building schedule is an inspiration to us all. In fact, I am going to be bold enough to challenge all DF members here to build (meaning finishing too) 1 model for every 3 that Mark completes. There is no way any of us will match your building prose. But with the right handicap, we MAY be able to keep up an even keel with ya. Model on, Brother of the Sprue!
  25. Anthony, - Is this it? Or at least like it? Ebay 911 Firemen It looks like it is a "Monsters in Motion" piece. HTW.
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