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Weedeater

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  1. Adam, this looks awesome. It's one of my favorites from WWII. I have a fair number of Boomer kits. Including the 32nd Montox kit. I hope that when I get around to building one of these that it looks half as good as yours. Great job. Model on, Brother of the Sprue.
  2. Another awesome great job Greg. This looks fantastic. Thanks for posting these pics. Model on, Brother of the SPrue.
  3. That Lee is in need of a nice pin wash and some paint chipping effects. But the tracks look realist! Great job. PS. The sample photos look great. Thanks for posting them. Will there be morrrrrre, please??? Or a link???
  4. Mike, Sorry for taking sooooooo long to get back to you on this. Took awhile to get the estate sale stuff and to then go through it. Inboard email on its way to you. Read ya later.
  5. - Hello Mark, Sorry it has taken so long for me to give you a reply. Assuming you and your friend have not been able to solve the puzzle yet, I have some intel for you. - I have three different Dragon 1/72 releases of the Su-24: Su-24M Fencer D, kit #2502 Su-24 Fencer C, kit #2503 Su-24MR/MP Fencer E/F, kit #2516 And I also have a Zvezda release: Su-24M (Cy-24M), kit #7267 - I have compared all of the sprues with the part in question (Dragon part no. C-13) and they are without any doubt the same part in all 4 kits. So, any of these kits listed will get you the correct part. - And for the special bonus of the day..........ding, ding, ding....since I have now found that I basically have four of these kits, and will most likely not be building all of them in the next year or so, if you and your buddy have not located a replacement kit yet, PM me an address where I can ship the part (C-13) so your buddy can get to finishing his model. I'll figure out a way to make a copy of this part later, or just turn one into some Sci-Fi creation. Read ya later.
  6. Oh man, Gil. This is an awesome looking build. Huge kudos for pulling this off. I hope that my vac kit looks half as good as this......someday. Thanks for posting the in-progress shots and now these. Woof!
  7. Welcome aboard Jesse. Hope you enjoy what the society has to offer you and the great camaraderie of the crew here. Model on, Brother of the Sprue.
  8. Weedeater

    AC-47

    This is very cool looking. I can only hope that mine looks half as good as this when I get it built. Model on, Brother of the Sprue.
  9. Stop the madness!!! More cool models from the Duke. Love 'em all, but especially the company of Shermans. You got more tanks there than many third world countries do. You could start your own county, Deliduka County. Forget OC. The USA has Washington DC. Now we can have California DC! You got bigger and better aspirations. Model on, Brother of the Sprue.
  10. Great job, Gil. Looks awesome. Looking forward to the finale on all three wheels. Model on, Plastic Resinator.
  11. Weedeater

    By Request

    - One night, when I was a teenager, I raided my dads booze with my brother and a friend of ours. Sometime after we got plastered, our friend insisted that another friend of his built better when he had a dip or two into the sauce. So I gave it a whirl.......I still have all of the dents in my head from dropping pieces and bending over to pick them up and wacking my head on the desk top numerous times. Model on, Brother of the Sprue. :lol:
  12. - Doooohh!!! I hate it when that happens. Mike, ya hear that laughing across the desert from Albuquerque to OC? I'm laughin with ya, not at ya. I've been there once before and your tale is one to be told amongst modelin friends. - Yer on. Besides, we were gonna share a beer with Mike M., Jim C. and a few others anyways. Model on, Brothers of the Sprue.
  13. Three more cool models from The Duke. I too like the dirty look on the 102. - And for you Zlin fans...... Don'tja just love those swept forward wings! Hee, hee, hee. Model on Dukinator!
  14. Weedeater

    By Request

    Spectacular models, Greg. Do ya need anymore unbuilt kits to keep ya going? After seein' all of these masterpieces, I'm given up building and gonna find a bar where I can drown my inadequacies for the next couple a weeks. LOL.
  15. - The boys in Albuquerque Scale Modelers have had the pleasure of seeing these works in-progress, pro-gress at our monthly club meetings. Brian's also been bringin these along to our model buildin parties, and the pics here don't do them justice. They are sweet, and awesome, in person. Model on, Brother of the 32 Sprue.
  16. - This is a sweet looken build! I especially like that you gave it an application of mud under the wings where the wheels would have flung it up on them. Too few models (of aircraft that would have operated outta muddy airstrips) show this. I also like the none-sharp edged yellow fuselage band (see the 3 o/c view and the bottom shots). Looks like an authentic field application. - If I may.......looking at the side view shots, at the top where the rudder lines up with the vertical stab, it appears that the rudder is sitting a tad low. Unless that was done on purpose (for a reason I'm not aware of. Maybe there were really like that???). If that was not intended and it is not too late, maybe the rudder can be removed and reattached. Orrrrrr, leave it. The model still looks very cool. Model on Brother of the Sprue.
  17. Hello Jon, - Back on the IPMS/USA Home page is the "National Contest Committee" page and on it you can find the Contest Rules button. Once there, scroll down where you will find this excerpt (copied and pasted for your convenience) nested within III. Special Categories, 1. OUT OF THE BOX.......B..... - "The general OOB approach is to build what came in the kit. In some cases, however, this may result in an incomplete or inaccurate model. For this reason, the OOB requirements allow for some exemptions beyond what was strictly in the box. These include but are not limited to, for example, the addition of rigging wires, seatbelts and antennas on aircraft.............." - So, (beyond building strictly for your own satisfaction and adding what ever you want to), unless the rules were changed and the NCC didn't update the site, IMHO yes, you can add the rigging and still enter the model in an OOB category. HTH and Model on, Brother of the Sprue. - OBTW, can we see pics of the finished model, pleeezzzz? Read ya later.
  18. Hello Mark, - Back on the IPMS/USA Home page is the "National Contest Committee" page and on it you can find the Contest Rules button. Once there, scroll down where you will find this excerpt (copied and pasted for your convenience) nested within III. Special Categories, 1. OUT OF THE BOX.......B..... - "The general OOB approach is to build what came in the kit. In some cases, however, this may result in an incomplete or inaccurate model. For this reason, the OOB requirements allow for some exemptions beyond what was strictly in the box. These include but are not limited to, for example, the addition of rigging wires, seatbelts and antennas on aircraft.............." - So, (beyond building strictly for your own satisfaction and adding what ever you want to), unless the rules were changed and the NCC didn't update the site, IMHO yes, you can add the antenna and still enter the model in an OOB category. HTH and Model on, Brother of the Sprue. - OBTW, can we see pics of the finished model, pleeezzzz? Read ya later.
  19. Don, you are not alone...... I too have a notebook with lists of all my references, either by number (In Actions, World Airpower Journals, etc) or by Vol & No. (Air Enthusiasts, Scale Modelers, etc). I usually only take it when I'm going to a contest/vendors room. Sometimes to club meetings where I think there will be sellers. Is this effeciency? Or insanity? Either way, model on, Brothers of the Sprue.
  20. This display is AWESOME looking. Huge Kudos to Gil for devising and directing it and to all those that supported it . Bummer I could not see it in person this year. But I hope to contribute to Gil's next shin-dig if you strike one up for Phoenix. I won't be missin' that one. Model on, Brothers of the Sprue.
  21. - Adam, you're asking thee "George Carlin" question. Answer: Because we inherently like to collect....MORE STUFF! I totally relate to your delema. I've got so many books and references that sometimes I miss the obvious. And SAMI's are one of my favorite references for builds, markings profiles, detail artwork, and photos. My next favorites would be World Air Power Journals and Wings of Fame. Model on, Brother of the Sprue.
  22. Thanks for the comments and inspiration to continue, fellow model-dudes. I'm glad you enjoy it and hope to post more pics soon. Model on, Brothers of the Sprue.
  23. - I guess I shelved it out of embarrassment and discused of myself for having failed to complete it in time for the contest. No one will ever know if mine was the best one on the table that day or not (because I didn't finish it ). Then when the Tamiya release came out I sqwormed around the idea of whether to finish the Has start or rip it all out and try to fit it into the Tam kit. The latter choice being a looney idea. After building so many other models over the past ten years (no where near as many as I would have liked to have finished) the fire was finally stoked under my procrastinating, embarrassed arse and I've dug out a "started" model to see if I can get it finished. - Thanks to all for the kind comments and support so far. And I hope you enjoy the rest of the build/digi's. Model on, Brothers of the Sprue.
  24. Hi Mark. Thanks for asking and I won't hold anything against you as a Treadie for not knowin, LOL . - Yes, the preponderance of WWII US aircraft guts are painted that Zinc Chromate "Green" you usually see. But there is something to do with the application of the Zinc Chromate part and the coloration when you only get the Zinc Chromate "Yellow". I'm sure some of our chemically knowledged members can explain it better. - In the case of the P-47, various production batches received what appears to be a greater amount of the Yellow verses the Green. On which parts of the aircraft exactly and why, I do not know. After I plowed over almost a dozen reference books, I could never reach a definitive answer as to which parts did or didn't get the yellow "everytime!" So, this is my best guess-timation on what I think were the differences in color applications. I hope that helps and didn't muddie the water further.
  25. - So in 1998, our club (ASM/IPMS) hosted its first "Special" contest. It was different then the usual contests because it focused on a specific kit, instead of a general contest for all subjects. At the time, Hasegawa's P-47D Razorback had just been released and many of the club members were interested in seeing how each of us would build it. We all started out on one, and this is as far as I got on mine. When it became apparent that I wasn't going to meet the build deadline, I boxed it up and stuffed it on the shelf. A few years later, Tamiya released their P-47D Razorback and I picked one of them up too. IMHO, it is a better kit by a slight margin. - A few days ago (Ten years later), I pulled this puppy back out and have decided that I should give it another shot. When I started it, I had intended to go all out, balls to the wall, detail feast with every after-market set I could find. It turns out that close examination of all that is available for the kit has revealed that not all detail accessories look right when compared to numerous photos. So I was picking and choosing which ones looked the best to me. Once the Tamiya kit came out, I wished I had dumped all this effort into it instead. I finally decided that I was just going to stop the addition of any further detailing on this kit and just plain ole "finish it!" After these shots were taken, I have since completed the cockpit and all fuselage interior detail touches and have the two halves glued together and sanded/prepped for wing mounting. - More pics to follow, if you're interested.
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