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RickCummelin last won the day on July 10 2018

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  1. Good job! I like that you didn't overdo the weathering. So many armor modelers fall into the current/popular trap of overdoing the chipping/rusting/washes/etc. that their finished models look like refugees from a 60 year old junkyard.
  2. I really like your 3-color camo, but I have to ask--those who may know--if the Army actually went to all the trouble of masking and painting the camo inside the vehicle. Just wondering, 'cuz that must double or triple the time and effort involved in doing the camo.
  3. IMHO, there's nothing wrong with eBay, other than you are usually not dealing with a shop where you can be reasonably assured that you will receive a complete, sealed kit. OTOH, you can frequently find kits on eBay that are unavailable anywhere else, at good prices. I have noticed that some sellers are charging very high (unreasonable) shipping costs, so be sure to check that before buying. I buy LOTS of stuff on eBay.
  4. While I agree that Sprue Brothers is good, my new favorite is Kitlinx near Salt Lake City. They also will let you know if something is in stock or not. They also list many odd kits and accessories that they source from outside the US when you place an order--again, they let you know the status. I need to point out that COVID-19 has had delays on these outside the US offerings. Thank goodness that Squadron finally got a new CEO, as they (IMHO) have been horribly mismanaged over the last few years. I hope they can turn it around as they used to be a good online source. Remember tha
  5. Plus Model makes (or made) a set called "Equipment of German Kitchen - Crockery, WWII" which contains many larger pots (for a field kitchen) and some smaller ones too. Also some clear bottles. Pieces are made of resin. Got mine on eBay. Airfix also made a set of dishes/silverware/pots/pans. But I believe this is ancient history, as I haven't seen any of these in many years. Likely OOP.
  6. My wife was happy to hear that 2020 will be in LV, as she can easily go shopping or lay by the pool while I attend the convention. For us, LV is a much better location than Phoenix, although we have friends in Phoenix that we love to visit. See everyone in LV next year!
  7. There seems to be mixed experiences with the Dragon DS tracks. Some folks--like me--have problems with the tracks becoming brittle and self-destructing, while others--like you--report no problems. It also seems that no one has figured out the root cause of the problem when it exists, and Dragon remains mum on the issue, which is a major disappointment. My opinion--FWIW--is that once the tracks are removed from their sealed packaging, they should immediately be installed on the model and immediately painted, if only with a primer. This "may" keep that oil I mentioned from leeching out
  8. Well, if that's how it works, I can live with that. Thanks guys!
  9. I've searched & searched, and aside from the couple of extra-cost airbrush seminars, I could not find any way to sign-up for the 2018 seminars online in advance. Is there a way to do this? Or do I need to wait until I actually get there on Wednesday? Then, how does it work? First come first served? Draw names from a hat? Please explain how this works! Thanks!
  10. The Grand Junction Scale Modeller's Society has been around since the 1970s. At one time, there were 30-40 members in the club, but now we are down to about 10 or so. Even though most of our members are older, we still build numerous models. Once in a great while--when we can afford to--we hold a model show and contest. We get entries from all over the southwest US when we hold one, but a couple of years ago we lost our show venue (building) and have been searching for a new venue ever since. These two display cases (photos below) are our permanent exhibit at the Grand Junction (CO) V
  11. The brass is Model Master "1732 Brass" enamel--2005 vintage. Vision ports are Model Master "1790 Chrome Silver" overpainted with 1 coat of Tamiya "X-23 Clear Blue" acrylic. An extra coat of blue will darken the vision ports noticeably.
  12. The M42 Duster is finished! It will go into the GJ VAMC display case later this week, at which time I'll take some photos of our 2 cases and post them here. The Duster was a challenging build, but turned out pretty nice! I added an M60 instead of the .30 cal MG and also a few pieces of stowage. Weathering was purposely kept to a minimum, and all the interior photos of the turret I found showed that everything was painted OD. The decals (except the stars) were from that Tamiya kit that I have now disposed of. Please check out the photos and tell me what you think.
  13. Uh yeah--fixed! My bad. And I was sure the tracks were on right. Obviously I didn't check as much as I should have. Thank goodness for nice, flexy rubber-band tracks.
  14. With MANY thanks to Mark Aldrich for his most generous donation, our local Vietnam Veterans will soon have an extremely nice model of an M42 Duster to look at in our club's display case at the local VA Hospital. The model is a very highly detailed kit from AFV Club, and it was quite the challenge to build. Construction/gluing is now complete, with painting and weathering to come next. Minimal or no flash on all parts, and the fit was usually real good with a few exceptions. I can easily recommend this kit to others. Please check out the photos, with one additional photo of four "Sandb
  15. This morning I removed one of my Dragon Panther models form the shelf to dust it and one of my fingers barely touched the L/H track, which simply disintegrated into many tiny pieces--like dropping an egg on the floor. I had completed this kit less than a year ago. After gluing it together, I kept it in a cardboard box for a couple of months before painting. During that time, the tracks leeched out an amazing amount of oil (of some kind) that soaked the box, and even after I had removed the model from the box, the tracks continued to leech out oil on the shelf until I painted them (with Tami
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