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RudyOnWheels

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About RudyOnWheels

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  • FirstName
    James
  • LastName
    Rudolph
  • IPMS Number
    50375
  • Local Chapter
    Livonia (most likely)
  • City
    Howell
  • State
    Michigan
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    Male
  • Location
    Livingston county, Mich.
  1. No I havent tried that, but I do use it to line the inside of my paint booth, Just change it out ever so often. Keeps it in decent condition. -Rudy
  2. thank you sir! I must have not used the correct wording or something, as I google searched and got decals for vampires from everywhere BUT Rhodesia.... Thank You!!! - Rudy
  3. Hello al! Hope everyone had a great holiday. I am unsure if this is the best place to post this, but I am looking for decals to build a 1:48 Dehavilland Vampire in Rhodesian Air Force livery, as used in "operation dingo" in (iirc) the late 1970's..... I have seen some others for C-47's and the two civilian airliners taken down by the terrorists, but that's about it. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Rudy
  4. Thanks Bryan, I will heed your Warning and try it on a couple lesser-important model projects before I try it on an important project. Definitely makes sense to me. Better safe than sorry! Rudy
  5. You do excellent work Bryan, I hope to get to your level one day..... I'm only on my second tank currently. But I tried all sorts of new techniques on the first one I had never tried, it came out ok for a first attempt.... RUDY
  6. RudyOnWheels

    Desert Tiger

    Never hurts to try new techniques! Some work, some don't, you'll never know if you don't try..... Tank looks great! Rudy
  7. RudyOnWheels

    Desert Tiger

    Looks Great Gil! I've got to get some more Panzer Dunkelgelb 1943 paint tonight so I can finish mine! My only thought/criticism would be to paint the road wheels a more dark greyish (like chalky-old rubber) or brownish than the black. They seem to appear too new compared to the rest of the heavily weathered tank. but what do I know, they could have been freshly added!? The tank looks great tho! I hope my Tiger 1 nearing completion looks half as good! I agree, all those damn road wheels are a nightmare to paint! Rudy
  8. Wow excellent work. I'm impressed. I'm looking forward to trying the hairspray technique on my next build, or maybe even my current one! That tank is perfect. Looks like it's fresh out of 1943!! Rudy
  9. RudyOnWheels

    P-40 N

    I apologize for the duplicate post, moderator please erase one? I did not see a way to do it, only to edit.... Thank You, Rudy
  10. RudyOnWheels

    P-40 N

    Hi guys! New member here, I just finished up this older AMT/ERTL P-40 N I scored not too long ago in a package deal with 3 other planes for $45. It is a low parts count model, but I had fun with it. This was my first attempt at any sort of "weathering" on an aircraft. I wish it was an earlier AVG Flying Tigers P-40, but I still enjoyed the build, and got to test out my new airbrush. Thanks for looking! I still need to paint the wing lights red/green, and find some thread or something to use as antenna wire. All of the pictures I found were not clear enough to see where exactly it attached to the tail rudder as well, the earlier models (C, D, etc) seemed to attach to the sides, whereas it looks like Maybe(?) the N-model attached to the leading edge of the tail rudder. (Not sure if that is the correct term, or if it is called the "vertical stabilizer?") I FINALLY got an airbrush that didn't give me problems, a Badger Patriot 105, and couldn't be happier with it. I painted the model with Model Master Enamels, I believe the colors are "Sand Armor" and "underside blue" or something to that effect. Another thing that looks kind of odd, is that the rear canopy seems to stick too far to the rear. (starts to cover USAAF roundels) The included rear part of the canopy was too thick to even fit into place, over the "spine" of the aircraft. Luckily it was a bonus pack that had a squadron vac-u-canopy included. Was my first time working with one of those as well. I hope you enjoy, I had alot of fun building this relatively low-parts count older model. Please excuse the photos, due to the level of my spinal cord injury, (paralyzed from about from the nipples down) I cannot actually outstretch both arms at the same time without "falling over". So it is hard as hell to hold the plane out and take a pic of it at the same time without a bunch of crap in the background, when it is one that doesn't have a landing gear down.... Thanks!! Rudy
  11. RudyOnWheels

    P-40 N

    Hi guys! New member here, I just finished up this older AMT/ERTL P-40 N I scored not too long ago in a package deal with 3 other planes for $45. It is a low parts count model, but I had fun with it. This was my first attempt at any sort of "weathering" on an aircraft. I wish it was an earlier AVG Flying Tigers P-40, but I still enjoyed the build, and got to test out my new airbrush. Thanks for looking! I still need to paint the wing lights red/green, and find some thread or something to use as antenna wire. All of the pictures I found were not clear enough to see where exactly it attached to the tail rudder as well, the earlier models (C, D, etc) seemed to attach to the sides, whereas it looks like Maybe(?) the N-model attached to the leading edge of the tail rudder. (Not sure if that is the correct term, or if it is called the "vertical stabilizer?") I FINALLY got an airbrush that didn't give me problems, a Badger Patriot 105, and couldn't be happier with it. I painted the model with Model Master Enamels, I believe the colors are "Sand Armor" and "underside blue" or something to that effect. Another thing that looks kind of odd, is that the rear canopy seems to stick too far to the rear. (starts to cover USAAF roundels) The included rear part of the canopy was too thick to even fit into place, over the "spine" of the aircraft. Luckily it was a bonus pack that had a squadron vac-u-canopy included. Was my first time working with one of those as well. I hope you enjoy, I had alot of fun building this relatively low-parts count older model. Please excuse the photos, due to the level of my spinal cord injury, (paralyzed from about from the nipples down) I cannot actually outstretch both arms at the same time without "falling over". So it is hard as hell to hold the plane out and take a pic of it at the same time without a bunch of crap in the background, when it is one that doesn't have a landing gear down.... Thanks!! Rudy
  12. Thanks Gil!! I posted it in the dio section last night. Thanks again for the warm welcome, everyone :) Rudy
  13. Hello everyone, I'm a new member, and this was my very first attempt at a diorama. I built it in memory of my uncle's late father who served in Korea in the field artillery. I had a hard time finding authentic Korean era uniforms, but these figures from verlinden were excellent. These were also my very first figures, and I have a ways to go on painting them. I also kind of guessed as to where to tie the lanyard to fire the weapon, and I fixed the "sag" in the lanyard after I took these pics as well. I will post some pics when I get on an actual computer, but I hope it's ok to post this link for now. Thank you! Rudy http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/19/t/170364.aspx
  14. I hope it is ok to post links to another forum? Just trying to save myself from having to post a billion pictures. This is my very first Diorama I recently made as a Tribute to my Uncle Tim's Late Father who served in Korea. I had a hard time finding figures with the correct uniforms, and this was also my first time painting or working with figures. It is an area I need to work on for sure, but I don't think it came out too bad for a first attempt. I really enjoyed it. The Verlinden figures were excellent. I was bummed to see them closing up shop. If its not ok to post links to other forums, I apologize. Thank You for the warm welcome! Thanks! Rudy http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/19/t/170364.aspx
  15. Good Morning Bob! I almost forgot about that show. I have never yet attended. I think I will try to go on Sunday. I am easy to spot, look for the young-ish guy in a wheelchair with red and black spokes..... Oh wait, there is a picture of me in my avatar ^, haha. I will see you there! Rudy
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