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Roktman

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  1. Thanks for the kind words guys! 🙂
  2. Thanks guys! I appreciate the kind words. cheveuxroux: I don't have any of those aircraft. I came to aircraft from the Sci-fi, and real space side of modeling. So I started looking for these far out looking aircraft, and it ended up being some of the wacky Luft '46, Prototype, and other aircraft that never made it off the drawing board.
  3. This is another throw back kit from Fantastic Plastic that I dug deep into my stash to pull out. The date on the instructions says 2008! It's been out of production since 2011, but if you pay attention to the site, older models can come back for a brief engagement at any time. The LRV from FP's site: For a simple kit this one fought me every step of the way. The worst being the painting gods were tricksters watching me paint this, despite it just being black and white. Painting the black, I left it to dry, then turning it over to paint the white, I discovered a nic on the black.
  4. Another oldie but good from Fantastic Plastic! From their site: In the mid-1950s, the U.S. Air Force flirted seriously with the idea of producing long-range strategic bombers powered by atomic energy. The main advantage of such a weapon would be its ability to stay aloft for weeks at a time, thus serving as the aerial counterpart to the Navy's fleet of nuclear-powered submarines. Jack Northrop, America's number-one proponent of "flying wing" aircraft, proposed several configurations for such an atomic-powered bomber. The most exotic of these was an asymmetrical design that p
  5. A few years ago I picked up a few of the old mini kits from Geo-Metric. As usual they got lost in the stash until I just found them again. I don't think I've done the Hunchback since the days when I was a little kid building the Aurora kit. The kit comes in 4 resin pieces and two metal parts. It all came packed in two bags along with a pic of the finished model. In the pic, Quasi was holding on to the jester's "crown" the crowd gave him. My first problem was the the hand holding the crown was molded just like the other hand - with an open palm. I just received my new PE plier
  6. Thanks guys! Christopher: IIRC I got this from CultTVMan. I didn't look if he has any now, but he always seems to be able to get these kits.
  7. This kit brings back a LOT of memories as I did a few of them in my early teen years. I remember at the time, that I thought it was the best paint job I ever did - most likely with those gloppy Testors enamel paints. ðŸĪŠ Anyway this was re-released by Round 2 and is 1:12 scale. Comes with a few sprues of parts and then the deck planking in 2 big sheets. I also comes with a large sheet of decals. Starting right in I gave all the parts a coat of Stynylrez tan primer. There was some flash and the deck and box parts had a slight warp to them, but nothing serious. Things went so
  8. Terrible Kids Stuff 75mm miniature I finished, called The Birth of Dracula. Thanks for looking.
  9. This is a 1:48 scale All Terrain defense Pod from Yay Monsters. Super easy to build and paint. Thanks for looking. Parts Almost done. The painting session was also a no brainer. I did look at the Yay site to see what they did, if anything about the painting. I just didn't want it to be this tall skinny white or gray thing. Looking they had little rectangles painted on it as a sort of camo - good enuff! After the white paint base coat, I cut out a smallish rectangle in a small piece of cardboard and started spraying. I ended up using 3 colors of gray. Their rectangles wer
  10. In an attempt to enlarge my Medusa collection I picked up the offering from Greenwell Studio quite a while ago. Looking for something to build, I dug deep and pulled this out of my stash pile. First thing I noticed was that her snakes were really tentacles. OK... Close enuff, lets get on with it. In the kit there were 3 tentacles that had to be glued on to the head, with no readily apparent place for them. First job was to find an old pic that gave me a clue. Base colors started - Working on the tentacles - Didn't like the purple on the tentacles, and also change
  11. Each one is terrific! Bravo!
  12. Nice pick ups, Duke! How soon before you reach 1K? 😉
  13. Nah, I didn't get anything. I bought this 54mm mini from Aradia Miniatures last Fall, and then promptly lost it in my stash. I found it a week ago and thought I better build it before it goes missing again. LOL I did learn an important lesson. With these kits that are seemingly designed on a computer and then printed, the tolerances are extremely small. The kit gives no instructions, but it MUST be assembled in a certain order. I should have added the reindeer's reins *before* I sat Santa in the seat. Once Santa was glued in place there was no way to slip the reins past his belly. The s
  14. Two thumbs up!! 😄
  15. Looks really good! Eyes are incredible had to get straight. Most will suggest that you never have figures looking straight ahead, but off to the side. Yours isn't bad at all. Maybe use the sclera color to take a tiny bit off the inside part of the iris, and then add that stroke to the outside and you're there.
  16. Thanks! A lot of these what if "discoveries" I find somewhere in the pages of SAMI - whether a build or just an announcement for a new model. Nothing new and weird this month tho... 😉
  17. I pulled this one out of the stash as it looked like a quick build. Yikes was I wrong. Tho the kit looked good while on the sprue - no flash, delicate panel lines etc... It had one big flaw. Being a jet you see a rounded intake and exhaust. But the top of the plane is nearly flat. So all the rounded supports on top need to be cut away. I didn't want to just cut it all away, so it became cut a bit, try a fit, cut some more, try a fit... Ugh. I got the front and rear all set but it still wouldn't close up. Then I discovered that with the engine running straight thru the plane and
  18. Thanks very much, Bill! 🙂
  19. Thanks, guys! Gil: It was a new one on me too. I make these "finds" from the pages of SAMI magazine. sometimes someone will do a build - tho they do a lot of joking 😠 about Luft '46 and other "never was" planes. But mostly I catch them in their reviews pages. A lot of the time it's a tiny pic of the box art and a few sentences. But enough to catch my attention and head me to eBay, where I usually find a number of offerings.
  20. Always on the lookout for the obscure, odd or prototype planes, I found this little gem on the pages of SAMI where the kit was being reviewed. Having gotten these models few times this way, a quick trip to eBay, and I had a choice of a number of these kits. The Sam-13 (Cam-13) was designed in pre-war Russia, and based around Renault 6 cylinder engines. One prototype was built. But this was destroyed as the Soviets fell back against the German invasion of the eastern front. The design was never revisited. It came with 2 sprues of gray plastic, one (mostly) clear canopy, a fret of PE, a
  21. WOW, that was a really nice score. Terrific choice on the models too. Looking fwd to seeing what you can do with the truck! 🙂
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