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Everything posted by Stikpusher

  1. Mark, you got some good stuff there! I’d be with you on the paints, but all the other goodies are great scores. Made a run down to Andy’s Hobby HQ today and found this kit for a good price, so I could not say no… then I got these supplies…and for anyone in the area, Andy’s is now carrying Gunze’s Mr Color and Mr Hobby paint lines…. Between those and AK Real Color like I have here, my acrylic needs are now covered! And a nice restock on Value Gear too!
  2. I hear ya David. Over on another website many years ago, a few of us members started a “Monogram Mafia” after getting tired of the constant bashing those kits would take from some folks. As we both know, they are not unbuildable junk. Now some do take more modeling skills than others, most were cutting edge in model molding when they were first released.
  3. Very sharp & clean build! Nicely done! I think that Monogram did a great job in 1974 on the old girl.
  4. Woohoo! Olive Drab applied! I used Mission Models FS 33070 version of OD on this one. In all honesty, the more that I airbrush Mission Models, the less that I like them. Maybe it’s the dry climate here, but I get far better control and results with most every other brand. Anyways…. and some close ups of the casting texture and marks decals under the paint More to come in a few days…
  5. Looks good. I like the idea of adding the weight to give it a proper sit.
  6. Try a five minute epoxy. That will give you the time fudge factor to position the wheels properly. On a tail dragger, that’s pretty easy, but on a tricycle nose gear type, you may want to prop up the tail during the setting time to insure that the nose wheel ends up correct.
  7. Your Ju-88 came out about as best as can be built from that kit. Once again, some very nice work! Bravo!
  8. Man I remember seeing that kit on the store shelves all those years ago. Very nice work on the old Marauder!
  9. 1975?! This one is comparatively modern 😉 And it looks beautiful! You’re building, presentation, and photography really all come together just right.
  10. Another good looking build of a classic molding. It may not be as up to date detail wise as it’s new tool twin brother, but it still looks the part
  11. That is one very sharp and clean looking build!
  12. Good looking build David! You are really showing that these old kits can be built into fine representations using what comes in the box.
  13. Looks like a Gladiator to me! So what if it doesn’t have all of the latest bells & whistles of today’s scale modeling? I’m sure that this model gave you plenty of hours of modeling enjoyment. Very nicely done!
  14. I airbrushed on a coat of Humbrol enamel Matt Black for the base coat And a couple close ups of the added armor texturing and Archer casting mark decals under the base coat paint. I think that they look pretty good Good guys wear black…
  15. Aside from adding the tracks and some antennas, basic construction is now complete. I replaced the kit .50 for the TC, with one from Dragon out of my spares drawers. Painting can begin tomorrow…
  16. Thank you James. I just need to get this one wrapped up. Yesterday I finally got around to making the brackets to hold down the mantlet dust cover Almost ready for paint now. I just need to add a couple of things first.
  17. But it’s not ugly by any means... the F-4 Phantom on the other hand...
  18. Blasphemy!!!! The F-105 is gorgeous!!!! It looks beautiful, sleek, and fast just sitting still.
  19. That’s a beautiful OOB build! But fourth build in 30 days?! Have you been getting any sleep?
  20. Nice progress report Mark. It looks like the M48 is nearing the finish line.I’m sure by the end of this month you’ll be there with it.
  21. Most of their 50’s era kits had the markings locations embossed into the plastic.
  22. Nicely done! I built a whole bunch of those when I was in high school but they did not survive getting packed away by my mom after I left home for the army.
  23. Here in Arizona, in person chapter meetings are resuming this month. The last meeting that they had was the day that I moved here in March of last year. So now I get to be the new kid in town.
  24. Nice work on this classic kit David. Was this an original Hawk boxing with the molded in decal location lines or a later reissue where those had been removed from the molds?
  25. Thank you for that information Bob. I’m with you on having built many of these Aurora biplane kits as a kid. About the time that I started buying on eBay when that was a more bargain friendly place, I picked up several of these kits, along with some Monogram and Glencoe issues of those kits to try my hand on. Now that I’m finally retired and have a proper hobby display room, I do plan to build them in a proper “grown ups” style.
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