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Mark Deliduka

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  1. Thank you Bradley! I'm glad I can finally call this done!
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    Sensational work Kevin! That is indeed one funky looking craft! You did magnificent!
  3. Wow! What a phenomenal job! I am overwhelmed here. I do hope you bring that to a Nationals; I believe you're a contender here!
  4. Thom, welcome to the IPMS USA Forums and I encourage you to get in with a local club. I am also thrilled to see you building 1/72 scale armor; it is my chosen scale for armor as well. Your Sherman looks fantastic, great job on the dusting of snow. I'm feeling the chill already. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work, feel free to post as much as you like. Welcome once again!
  5. Here's my latest scores I got. I got these at my local So Cal AMPS meeting where they were having their semi-annual kit auction. This was the first one I'd been to and of course, I was flat broke! Still a friend offered to buy me what I wanted and I'd pay him back from the proceeds of my latest job that I just finished. These are the items I wanted to buy that he got for me. First was a paint rack. Here it is all assembled: I don't have much in the way of Vallejo paints, but I'll make this work. The only model that really screamed at me was this one: Modelcollect's 1/72 scale BMP-3 that I'd had on my list for awhile. Finally I got one: Now here's where it gets interesting. These So Cal AMPS guys are the best around! Three other AMPS members also purchased a number of 1/72 scale kits that they then passed on to me as gifts! Here is the haul from all these generous people! First is these two boxes. They both contain two complete helicopter kits inside each box: One of each will be made into alternate helicopters for the "In Another World" campaign on the Modeler's Alliance.... Next were these three kits, a Revell and two ancient ESCI kits: Finally there were all these Airfix and Matchbox kits: The M-19 will be made Israeli, and the Monty's Caravan truck will be converted to a cargo truck since I already have the whole Monty's Caravan set already built.... with a full interior! I have a few other ideas for all the rest as well. Thanks again to all the generous AMPS guys in my club! What a magnificent group they are!
  6. Here she is, my latest model finished this month. This is the Monogram 1/72 scale Space Shuttle with Boosters finally completed. I did her up as the Columbia: This model is over two feet tall. I placed a 12" ruler next to this model to show how big this is: This thing had been a problem sitting on my workbench for the longest time. I'm so thrilled to have finished it! Now I have a different problem: Where am I gonna put this?
  7. Thanks Kevin! I appreciate that. Thanks to some sharp-eyed members on here and another Forums who noticed a major mistake I'd made, I took some time to get this fixed. Here is the corrected model all finished... properly now: Now that this is truly done, I'll be making arrangements for delivery here. Thanks again everyone!
  8. It's been a slow week for me so here's a small update on what I got done at Hobby Day. I'll start with my armor. The Italian Trattore had a missing cab which I finally found. I quickly got this glued into place on the chassis before I lost it again: Later I'll be adding the windows and gloss coat for decals. Moving on, I got the last resin parts added to the M-51 turret: I then added all the resin stowage parts to the left side of the tank: Had to wait for that to dry before I could go do the other side.... Since I was doing an Israeli vehicle, the next project I worked on was the Nagmachon. I got all the suspension parts on as well as some other detail parts. I had also started to fill those crazy gaps: Gonna refine those fills later. Meanwhile, I pulled out my Centurion tank and added all the photo-etch on the hull: I also finished all the detail parts and the turret stowage basket on the Italian Centauro: Now this one is ready for all the photo etch parts. After this, I started two more small vehicles; hoping to get a few more 'easy' projects done. This first one is the T-Models M-1114 armored HUMVEE. The suspension was finally done after several puzzling test fits on each of the 20+ parts just to figure out what the instructions were trying to tell me: That was so difficult I stopped there; reminiscing on the simplicity of the Dragon suspension assembly! The next project I started was another of the ACE Digital design kits: the V-100 armored car. They had me start with the tiny turret. I placed an Exacto blade next to it so you could see how tiny this is: Next was the sparse interior which wasn't going to be seen anyway: After that, I turned it over to add the suspension: With all that done, there was nothing left to do but close up the hull: Finally the last thing I worked on was the Space Shuttle Shelf Queen. I started out with what I felt was the hardest part: scratchbuilding a forward bracket for the front of the Shuttle. I tried to make this in such a way that the Shuttle would be able to 'snap' into place so I could remove it from the fuel tank for transport. This is also why I made it a bit longer than the lower one: Also, the vertical tail comes off for transport. Now it fits in one of my flat tubs. With a little finagling, I was successful with that forward bracket; this beastie snaps into place well. After that, I finished painting and detailing the exhaust bells and then mounted them on the shuttle. They actually have more steel-colored metal showing which the pic does not reflect. The copper colored appearance was my attempt to make these look like they'd been weathered/burned in a previous launch: Finally, I unmasked the windscreen and upper windows and touched up the edges: I could finally call this Shelf Queen done! Eventually, I will finish the payloads that came with this model so I can lay them out as a display around the base of this shuttle. Okay, that's completes this tour of the plant! Thanks all for coming in, comments are always welcome.
  9. Thanks Mark! Wow, I thought I hadn't posted here since Ihadn't gotten any response. Thanks for posting and the compliment.
  10. Thanks Bob! I do enjoy doing commissions as long as I don't have a lot of them to do at the same time. I have also surprised people with models that they never saw coming. One was a Navy nurse who was at Pearl Harbor in WWII on board the USS Mercy, and another was a stage manager for our production of "Ragtime". She got a model of a Model T Ford like the one Coalhouse drove in the show.
  11. Most impressive work, despite the issues. This is a beautiful model and well worth the effort. Congrats on a well-done model.
  12. Maybe instead of an abstain selection, maybe there could be a "No preference" vote for those who don't care which system is used as long as awards are being offered for competition. I for one really have no preference for the system used; I would enjoy the contest either way. Something to consider.
  13. Thanks guys! I had to make one fix, and it is done. I'll post the pics for it soon.
  14. Most impressive! I think you're doing a tremendous job with these old kits. Way to go man!
  15. I like these ideas. Thanks guys!
  16. I hope to bring this up at our monthly meeting this month so word will get out there at least. Thanks for getting this done in a timely manner and getting it out there. Way to go guys!
  17. Beautiful work man! This is going to be a blast to follow! You did a sensational job on that front office. Way to go!
  18. Bill, thanks! Yes, it had the two options: folded or extended, with separate parts for each option. My friend wanted the wings folded. Nick, thanks for catching that. I was told the same thing on the Forums where my friend is who was following the build as well. I'll be taking care of that before I turn it over to him. I appreciate you watching out for me. 👍 Chris, thanks! I sleep at night, always at least eight hours. I have to: I work with power tools and I want to keep all my fingers. 😁
  19. Magnificent work man! Way to go!
  20. Fantastic! Now I've got more incentive to go!
  21. How hilarious! The comments are a scream too! One guy wants to sketch it; he has invisible ink to use!
  22. Wow, two more sensational model Gil! Way to go! I commend you on your speed too; while stilling getting this high quality of finish.
  23. This is excellent! I'll have to see about getting one for a possible future build.
  24. After some marathon building over the past couple days, I finally have a few models to show. These are my armor models completed as of yesterday. I have eight of them finally done. First is the 1/72 scale ACE Italian 508CN Coloniale Staff car: My apologies for the poor pics. This is a tiny one and I seemed to have had a tough time keeping steady on this one. In keeping with the theme of tiny vehicles and such, here is my 1/72 scale Airfix British Airborne Jeep from the British Airborne Set: It also came with a pallet to land this thing from aircraft. Here it is sitting on that pallet: This Jeep above was also equipped with a trailer: It was also equipped with a 75mm Pack Howitzer to assist airborne troops with artillery support: Here is the whole British Airborne Set together: Next up, my Japanese Army takes delivery of the 1/72 scale IBG Type 3 Chi Nu Medium Tank: And finally, my Russian Army has taken delivery of three new vehicles. This first one is the 1/72 scale ACE BREM recovery vehicle: It doesn't show well in these pics, but that hook is painted a steel color. I don't know why it shows up this way. Moving on, I also finished up the 1/72 scale Takom MAZ-537 Tractor: Also, in that same kit was the 1/72 scale Takom KZKT-537 Tractor: And that completes my latest run of models for April. I might even have more finished in a week or three. Stay tuned and thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.
  25. Cool! This is great information. I hope to get another Centurion Mk 3 in 1/72 scale and make it Swedish. Thanks also for this info.
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