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Stikpusher

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  1. Well, ya could pose it with some Tamiya or Fine Molds 1/35 staff cars or trucks on an airfield display scene. I don’t think there are any such similar kits in 1/32.
  2. Well done Mark! Always a treat to see Cobras, and two is better than one 😉
  3. Yup, I saw that yesterday… I’m not one to plan that far in advance, but the old lady does, soooooo….
  4. Here I go again…. Last night at IPMS was our annual “swap meet” meeting. Folks clear out their stashes a bit. Anyways I found a couple of items for dirt cheap… first up was the old Aurora Breguet 14B kit the kit decals are wasted, but there some Peddinghaus decals available that cost several times what I paid for this kit… and then I found these decal sets- national insignia for B-24s, which will help out for the B-24 in my stash, (a 2 sheet set for dirt cheap again) and a partial set for Corsairs (for free due to its partial condition!) I particularly liked one Corsair on the sheet because one, it’s a Goodyear produced FG-1A, built right up the road here at the old Goodyear plant here, and two, it’s from the battle of Pelilieu, so will be a great option for a WWII USMC ground support Corsair for one in my stash…
  5. Thanks Chris. I’m happy to hear that you like this. The black basing works great on monotone schemes like this one.
  6. Very nice John! Not too far from the finish line now.
  7. Does anybody have a list or link to the winners of the various categories from this years Nationals?
  8. Looks very familiar John. 🤔 And quite lovely in silver and yellow I might add 😉
  9. Thanks for the belated birthday greetings Mark. I’ve picked up a few more goodies recently. Some new acquisitions for my flyers. First up I picked up these PE rigging sets for my recent Yellow Wings kits- a set for the P-26, and a generic set that will work on the P-6E Then I picked up this kit, that I had been wanting for some time, but waited too long to get when they were in the shops With some of the extra parts on this D, and some resin seats in my spares bin, I can now backdate the older D that I have in my stash into a TARPS B variant. Now I need to score some B decals.
  10. Must be from the D.C. area… 😜 Those folks can keep a secret…
  11. The rest of todays bench session was spent on my Mig-3. First up I drilled out and added the exhaust pipes to the engine Then I began all the base color painting. The two different colors on the fuselage interior are due to the materials used. The rear of the fuselage is wooden while the front is metal. According to what I’ve read, the Soviets used different color lacquers on each material I also prepped the Cutting Edge IP for assembly and installation.
  12. So today was a lot of painting… and masking… I found some good photos of the F2A-2 prototype cockpit, and went with those as a guide. As you can see, the cockpit is typical of the Yellow Wings era, and mostly aluminum lacquer, but with black sidewalls above the consoles. So I painted an aluminum base coat, and masked off the areas that would be black. Plus some Metalizer Steel on the engine to start that out Next up is detail painting…
  13. Now ya got love such a display! Looks like it was fun indeed!
  14. Now that my last project is all wrapped up, I’m resuming work on this one, plus working on my Yellow Wing F2A as well. I’ll bounce back and forth between the two while glue or paint dries. Today I built the cockpit and added some interior parts on the cowling area. More to come soon as paint goes on…
  15. I don’t know if Seattle or Portland would be good choices due to current situations in either city. But perhaps some other Pacific Northwest locales that are more stable would be good.
  16. Well it’s one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go cat go! I’m calling this beast finished. Dragon’s 1/35 M48A1, (Magach boxing) done up as Elvis’s ride in “GI Blues”. Markings are cobbled together from what I have in my decal bin. The TC figure was originally from the Academy KIFV, modified slightly. And I made up a simple base for it as well… Thanks for looking, comments and critiques welcome… Thank you very much… 😉
  17. Thanks Mark. John, this thing sure was tubby. More in the likes of the P-35 than the Zero, Spitfire, or Bf-109. But from what I’ve read, the F2A is basically a chopped down two seat scout bomber turned into a fighter.
  18. So as my latest project winds down, it’s time to start another. This is my Tamiya’s 1/48 F2A-2. Last nite at IPMS I started construction and built most of the interior up to where I needed to start painting. The original molds date back to the mid 1970’s, and overall the detail in not too bad. More to come once I’ve got some paint on this one…
  19. Thank you Mark. I’m trying to keep this one looking in good condition as the US Army of that era was very much about sharp appearances. Especially over in West Germany. Can’t look bad facing off against those heathen communists. Over the holiday weekend it was quite busy here, but I was able to get a few more small bench sessions in: flat coat, painting of the stowage & dust covers, and washes on those items. I think a couple more sessions and I can call this one finished.
  20. Well continuing my Yellow Wings purchases, these two came in the mail. This time some Army Air Corps types The P-6E on Tuesday And the P-26A on Thursday… happy birthday to me 😉
  21. Still plugging away at my Elvis M48. Lately I had done the detail painting of some stowage items, and added the field cargo packs onto the turret grab rails based on where they are in the movie my way… Next up, flat coat and final bits & detail painting, then weathering.
  22. Thanks Mark. This project has been pretty smooth sailing so far.
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