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  1. Tamiya Jagdtiger in 1/48

    Looks great David! Nice work! I second Gil's suggestion for4 using Silly Putty; I use it all the time to mask my 1/72 scale armor and I get some pretty awesome three-tone camo patterns out of it.
  2. The Duke's First Aircraft for 2018

    Thanks for the fantastic replies guys! They are most appreciated! Gil, yes, the F-102 is the Meng kit. I had gotten it as a raffle prize if I recall. Bill, I agree, I wish they had included the truckload of ordinance that is supposed to go underneath that mud hen. I had always wanted to do an F-102 in Vietnam camo, every since seeing one in a photo. I do look forward to seeing yours done too. Bring it forward man! Larry, I agree. I love the Eagle and thanks for your service on these birds. They are indeed fantastic jets! Thanks again for all the great replies guys!
  3. Two More Tanks from the Duke

    Thanks Gil! Yes, the Japanese tanks are very tiny indeed which made the track assembly a tricky proposition. The two spades on the back of the one were unditching spades, used like the rear spades on FT-17 tanks. They were supposed to help this tank traverse trenches and other holes in the ground.
  4. Looking good Robin! I like it!
  5. Two More Tanks from the Duke

    Just recently I was able to finish two more tanks this month. This first one is the Modelcollect T-80U main battle tank: The second one is the IBG Japanese Type 89 Late tank: You can see I added the Japanese flag to the side. Hopefully no more confusion about this being a Japanese tank.... Here's an overhead shot to show more of the camouflage pattern: Yes, one of the hatches is missing. Someday when I find it I'll add it to this tank. Until then, I'm declaring this done. Just for fun, here's a couple shots of this tank next to the Type 89 Early so you can see some of the differences: Finally, a shot of these two with a no. 11 Exacto blade to show how small they are: That's all for now. I also finished two aircraft, feel free to check them out in the Aircraft Forums. Thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.
  6. The Duke's First Aircraft for 2018

    Here are my first aircraft that I finished in 2018. First up is a Hobby Boss F-15 E Strike Eagle. I kept this one clean since no ordinance was included in this model. Time to get another one that I can loads up with bombs. Until then, here is this one: Next up is the F-102 Delta Dagger I built for the "Charlie Don't Surf" campaign on the Modeler's Alliance Forums: There they are, my first aircraft in 2018. Hopefully I'll be able to finish a lot more in the coming months. I also finished a couple tanks, so feel free to go check them out in the armor forums as well. Meanwhile, thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.
  7. Last night at my IPMS club meeting, I picked up this little jewel in the raffle: There's a lot more P/E in this tiny model that I expected! It's gonna be a bit of a challenge...
  8. The Duke's First Models in 2018

    Thanks guys! Maybe someday when I get the room to display something that size, I'll be able to do a diorama with these. Meanwhile, they'll just be added to my collection for now. I do have the Airfix B-17 to go with these.....
  9. Maddog Manufacturing 2018 Production Line

    Okay, here's another small update, thanks to the time had yesterday to work on models. I'll start again with my aircraft. The F-102 has been coming along. After dullcoating this plane once the decals dried, I peeled the masking off the windows. It took a bit of cleanup afterward to make the canopy look well enough: After doing that I had also started the missile racks underneath. But first, I shot some white on the AIM-4 Falcons and set them aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the plane: As mentioned, I started the missile racks in the weapon's bay first, adding the lowered racks to the interior: Once they had dried enough, I completed the painting of the interior of the weapons bay as well as the landing gear bays: After a break and after checking the missiles to see if they were dry enough; I masked off the forward parts of the Falcons and painted the rear section red: While those were drying, I added the main landing gear as well as the gear doors and weapons bay doors: Next came the nose gear and the wheels. I cemented them in place once the gear doors and main landing gear were dry enough: Finally, after adding a little more white to the missile fins, I cemented the AIM-4 Falcons in place on the launch racks: After a bit of touch up and final parts additions, this bird will be finished. I am hoping to have it finished today. On one of those breaks working on the Dagger, I also got the last decals on the F-15E Strike Eagle. Now I can finally finish this bird too: Finally, on my armor; I focused on the T-80U since it was so close to being finished. I first shot a base coat of green on this with the airbrush; then I used my Sotar to freehand the brown pattern over it: Later on, I sharpened up the edges using a brush and then added the little black squiggles to complete the pattern: Once that was sufficiently dry, I shot a glosscoat on the turret and added the decals: You can see the Solvaset still has to work to pull those decals down. Now all I have to do is dullcoat this again and finish the final assembly and weathering. I hope to finish this today as well. That's it for now; thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.
  10. Gil, glad you had such a great show. I wish I could have been there. I got a great report from my friend Steve Witherspoon. Looking forward to seeing you guys at the Nationals!
  11. Forum Update Soon?

    Might I suggest a "Preview" button be added so one can be sure the pictures he adds will load? Also, what is the image limit per post? Before the update it was 25. I just want to know if that has remained the same. Thanks Eric! You've done a magnificent job making this transition smooth.
  12. This just came in. Believe it or not, I ordered this from Publisher's Clearinghouse: This looks like it'll be a fun one!

    Sensational work! You got some mad skills man.
  14. The Duke's First Models in 2018

    After a few weeks of constant repairs, I finally got ahead of the broken parts and completed the Airfix USAAF resupply set. Since these are four individual vehicles, I'm posting them as individual models and counting them as such as well. Here they are.... First is my Cushman Model 39 Package Car: That Cushman is only about an inch long.... Next is my Chevrolet M-6 Bomb Service Truck: Here is the M-5 Bomb Trailer that the Chevrolet pulls: And finally here is the Autocar U-7144-T Tractor with F-1 Fuel Trailer: I didn't weather these much, given how they spent most of their time on paved runways and inside hangers. I am glad they are finally finished now. Next I'll be finishing up the RAF resupply set.... That's all for now. Thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.
  15. After an interesting start to the New Year, I finally managed to get some bench time; mostly thanks to my monthly St. Crispin's Irregulars Hobby Day. Here is where I am now. I finally completed my decals on the F-102 Delta Dagger. Now I can dullcoat this and complete the final details: Next I finished all the crazy stencils on the F-15E Strike Eagle. Now I can finish the rest of the decals and move forward on this: Next I started a helicopter that was given to me by a friend and fellow IPMS member. He knew I had wanted this helicopter and he got it for me. This is the EH-101 Merlin Royal Navy bird. I was so excited about building this, I had almost forgotten to take pics! Here is the first pic I took, showing the entire interior assembled together: Later I dry-fit this inside the fuselage to see how it fit. I was quite amazed at how well this fell together: Finally, here's a shot of all the fuselage components sitting together: One thing I like about this is that they give you an operational hinge on the tail to fold it. They also make the main rotors foldable too! Moving on, I also started one of my Christmas presents, the Mitsubishi F-2A. I started with the cockpit of course. It's a very simple affair: I then added all the main gear well walls and such, as well as the main intake scoop on the front of the lower fuselage: I had also assembled all the missiles and drop tanks for this too, but I didn't shoot pics of them. Moving on to my armor, I was able to accomplish the following work.... Here is where I was with my USAAF resupply set. I had finished dullcoating these after applying the decals: Later on, I added the cab tops and the wheels to all of these: After this, I tried to complete all of them with the final details and such, but every time I tried to move forward; something broke off. When I fixed that, something else broke off. I spent two weeks re-fixing broken things before I finally got this whole set finished. Finished pics to be posted soon. Moving on, I finally installed the tracks on the Japanese Type 89 Late: After that, I painted the tracks a flat black; added the tools, the machine guns, and a couple small roadwheels that had fallen off. Then I added the decals before dullcoating this little beastie: Due to the confusion many people have had thinking that the white stars are American markings; I've decided to add a couple small Japanese flags to the sides of this tank behind the hull numbers so people won't question why a Japanese tank has US markings. It may not be accurate, but at least it will help people understand it is a Japanese tank. You will see them in the completed pics of this tank; which will hopefully get done in a couple more days. Finally, I took the time to complete the photo-etch on the Russian T-80U that I'd started and set aside some time back. Here it is with most of the photo-etch on it: Later on when all that was dry, I went back and added the two flaps on the front of this tank, as well as touched up a few other areas: Now to get this primed and ready for paint. I believe I'll be brush painting this the whole time as I'm concerned that the Silly Putty masking will remove some of this photo etch; especially the flaps on the turret and the two front flaps under the front of the hull. After all this time and effort, I don't want to take any chances. Well, that is my small update for now; hopefully it is the first of many to come. Stay tuned for more and thanks for looking in, comments are welcome. EDIT: Please add a "preview" button to these Forums. That way I'll be able to see if my pics load okay. Also, I'll be able to see which ones don't load when I have a lot to post. Thanks!