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  1. Eduard 1/72 Bf-109F-2
    Tamiya 1/700 DKM Z-39
    ICM 1/48 Ju 88A-8 Paravane
    Tamiya 1/72 Bf-109G-6
    Placed 3rd in Category 740: Collections at IPMS/USA Nationals 2023
    Tamiya 1/72 Bf-109G-6
    Tamiya 1/72 Bf-109G-6
    Tamiya 1/72 Bf-109G-6
    Tamiya 1/72 Bf-109G-6
    Tamiya 1/72 Bf-109G-6
    Eduard FW-190A-5












  2. On 11/14/2023 at 12:22 PM, ghodges said:

    Thanks James! Sorry to persist, but since it's an oil wash, how long are you letting it dry? Also, I take it to mean you used a dry paper towel to wipe off the excess, or is it damp with the same mineral spirits?


    Gil :cool:

    Hi Gil,


    I just wait a couple of minutes until it's dry...usually less than 10. Dry Q-Tip or towel.

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  3. 2 hours ago, ghodges said:

    Very nice! Excellent camo which I'm guessing is Eastern Front? Also, is the oil wash you're using water soluble, and if not, what are you using to remove the excess! Thanks for sharing!


    Gil :cool:

    Thanks Gil. Eastern Front is correct.


    The wash is Winsor-Newton tube oil diluted with Mineral Spirits. Once it dries I just wipe it off with a Q-Tip or paper towel.

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  4. 2 hours ago, ghodges said:

    Pat mentioned: "How the paper work trail to Eileen Persichetti  works, to name a few "

    Eileen was supposed to be retired from the contest record keeping, but she worked in San Marcos to cover for her "trainees" who failed to show up. In short, she graciously volunteered to help out her husband Mark and to keep the contest AND the awards presentation from FAILING. Now that the Eboard has treated Mark so badly (let alone the rest of the NCC), how gracious do you think she'll be inclined to be if there's no one to take over the record keeping in Madison? Who could blame her if she told the Eboard to pound sand and solve the problem they created themselves?

    Even IF the contest gets judged.... will it be judged on time? If the judges have to work til 2-3 am to get it done, how willing will they be to come back in 2025 facing the same circumstances? And, If the judging runs late, then the record keeping runs late too, especially if they're new to the job and not as efficient. And THAT could impact the ability for the awards presentation to be put together in time for the banquet. How loud do you think the complaining will be for those who paid for a banquet ticket/seat for the awards only to find out there IS NO awards program because it all ran late and couldn't be prepared in time? 

    All of this is just another one of the possible unintended consequences of going into Madison with an untried Nats committee implementing new rules and failing to use the decades of experience they had at their fingertips for running such a large show.

    Anyone want to discuss possible vendor table sales fallout going forward under the present iffy circumstances?


    Gil :cool:


    So....Eileene Perschieti is stepping down? Who's going to record for 2024?


  5. The last of the Tamiya Gustavs, for awhile. This, and the last 4 I've built were intended to be a display entered in the "Collections" category at the IPMS/USA National Convention in August. The base used was made by Bill Wedeward of Bases By Bill Custom Display Cases. As of this week, there's a 90% chance I will not be attending.

    Improvements include:

    • Added rivets to entire airframe.
    • Masked and painted all markings except data stencils and unit markings .
    • Quinta Studios #72037 interior decals.
    • Ceramic wire antenna aerial.
    • Anti-vibration cones molded from plasticard.
    • MRP acrylic lacquers airbrushed through Iwata HP-C and Custom Micron-C.










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