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  1. Got a delivery from Switzerland today, and that means it's the Aradia Mini's Kickstarter Mk2. They have been doing a series of models around Divine Comedy/Dante's Inferno. I've shown and built some of the previous ones, but there's the next batch.. In this box was The Celestial Messenger, Styx, Forest of Suicides, and for one stretch goal unlocked were 2 stickers of box art. The 4th model was also a stretch Goal, and it is "Minos, the Infernal Judge (opened in front). Then opening up the Celestial Messenger reveals another awesomely sculpted kit of an angel dispatching a de
  2. WOW! I think you win gold for score of the day! Very cool!
  3. This was a bust I found on one of the announcement pages on FB. It's by Grimm. I tried looking for his info for this write up, but after an hr., I could find it. If I do I will make an edit and add it. The kit is one piece sculpt, very well done, in a gray resin - no bubbles, or seam marks. The figured reminded me of one of the villains in a Scooby-Doo cartoon, so decided to make him a ghost. Started with the black primer, and then was working on his navy colored coat. Then added a dark gray drybrush to the face, then added color to the barnicles, seeweed, and sweater.
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    POTA Caesar

    This kit is based on the new trilogy of the Planet of the Apes, and it is an excellent story for how it all began. This is a simple kit of two parts the bust and the base. It is expertly sculpted by Mark Van Tine and casted by Paul Gill. It all starts with a black primer. The base looks like it's brickwork covered in stucco, so that the way I went. Thanks for looking.
  5. This project has been an on again, off again on the desk for a while now. The kit comes from Zabravka Workshop. It comes in 6 parts. Looking around for a link to share, I can find none. (?) So I have no idea how to find them again... sorry. The parts are very nicely done in gray resin, and shows little signs of seam lines or flash. Ignore the little Medusa to the left. ;) A closeup of the base show a sandy base that reminds me of the volcanic sand that is actually tiny rocks. There are also a number of rocks added to the base which further expresses that volcanic feel.
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    King Brian

    King Brian is a character from the 1959 Disney movie Darby O'Gill and the Little People. From IMDB.com : The kit was sculpted Joe Laudati and came in 4 parts - His head, body, cape and base. While the figure is cast in resin, the base was cast in plaster. My guess is to give the base some weight, and the figure is dancing, and all the weight is on one foot. Looking at King Brian's costume, the main colors are 3 different shades of green, and then an orange tan for the vest. The shoes looked black, but I thought a very dark brown worked as well. The coins
  7. Very cool job. Nice vignette too.
  8. I nice package came from Gillman Productions. In it was Caesar from the newest rendition of Planet of the Apes, The Sand Worm from Dune, and a GK producer is starting (a hopefully long) run of celebs from Hollywood's heyday. The first one is Gary cooper as seen in Beau Geste. It comes with the mini movie poster. Then my collection of Medusas grew by 2, with Atlantis Miniatures, and Zabavka Models entries.
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    Stubo II

    Thanks guys! Gil: Stubo is short for Sturzbomber or dive-bomber . I would have been used to carry one 1000kg bomb. There was a stubbier one - Stubo I - that would have carried a 500kg bomb.
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    Stubo II

    This was a model I've wanted to get out of my stack for a while. The Stubo II is a Fantastic Plastic offering, that comes back in stock every once in a while. It's another one of the German WW2 planes that never made it off the drawing board. I *really* like this genre! 🙂 The kit comes in 14 parts including a seat and stick, which you'll never see, and I left out. The canopy is clear but following the directions, the majority of it gets painted. Being cast by Anigrand, you know you are getting a good kit. As usual, the parts went together with minimal effort. One thi
  11. WOW! Bravo. Excellent!
  12. Another terrific looking result! Your friend will be very happy!
  13. Thanks! I was nervous about the PE too, but when I started working with it - it was some really beefy stuff. The thickest PE I ever worked with, but was still easy to bend and shape.
  14. This LLRV is a 1:72 model from 3 Stooges Productions. The kit comes with a fret of photo etch, and a bag of about 10 resin pieces, and detailed instructions. It was sold through Tag Team Hobbies, and went through 2 editions, before I heard it went Out of Production. I guess the kit can be found on eBay, if you keep a look out. Having been intimidated with the PE, I was hesitant to start this one. But once started the metal was fairly thick so folding was fairly simple. After assembling all the parts, it was evident the craft looked rather sparse. It was time to do some additional i
  15. Cool! FWIW, Lou Dalmasso (the Aztek Dummy masks guy) also did a build. But instead, this guy went all out. Starts here -
  16. Very nice job! I too had them all growing up. But at one point Dad thought I should "too old for toys", and they all went...
  17. That is a good idea. Most of my kits are garage kits, and are bubble wrapped parts in a box. I rely on the post mark on the box, to tell how old it is. As far as saving, I really don't have any. I was nervous about ruining some of the more elaborate and expensive garage kits. But a bunch of years ago I remember someone writing (in The Clubhouse), that it's only a thin layer of paint. Get half way thru it and don't like it? It's just another thin layer of primer and start over... Since then I've always just dived right in.
  18. Picked up a few things over the past few weeks. Even tho I continually complain about Unicraft, I'm an addict for their odd ball Luft '46 places. Here's the latest - Then Fantastic Plastic came out with their latest (#6) in their "Classic Rocketship" series. Was to be a 1920's suborbital passenger craft taking people from Berlin to NYC in 1 hour. Then whats a Star Wars collection without Yoda - Moving to the garage kit side, I got the latest from John Dennett. It's the star of The Reptile - And finally, I picked up Fr. Karras from The Exorcist.
  19. This mini has been in my pile so long, I don't remember where it came from, or even why I bought this. Hmm... :? He comes in two parts the dragon and the egg. I scratch built the base and rocks with foam, and extra long static grass for the nest. Thanks for looking.
  20. Nice. I never even saw that T3 before. And Happy birthday!
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