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Hey, am I the only one here that is guilty? I have several unfinished models I need help with and others I am willing to part with. I am attaching descriptions and photos of these kits, I have several and it could take a few days.

 

first the Academy Sheridan, the rubber band tracks are too short and do not fit, it has been waiting for a set of Fruil replacements but I will not pay the outrageous retail price.

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next, the Hasegawa Typhoon, I've scratch-built the main gear bay added aftermarket gun bays The kit is a Super detail release and already included the old Jaguar resin set. This one has been on hold for several years. I just lost interest.post-158-0-02701800-1465657194_thumb.jpg

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a couple of tigers

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Hasegawa 1/32 P-47 started in bare metal foil.

 

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My pile of shame is probably larger than most people's stashes.

 

Have you thought about moving the front idler wheel rearward? Much like actual tanks, track tension is increased or decreased by moving the compensating idler wheel. Break them off, drill a hole, replace the individual mounting studs with a straight metal rod or styrene rod and re-mount the idler wheels.

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My pile of shame is probably larger than most people's stashes.

 

Have you thought about moving the front idler wheel rearward? Much like actual tanks, track tension is increased or decreased by moving the compensating idler wheel. Break them off, drill a hole, replace the individual mounting studs with a straight metal rod or styrene rod and re-mount the idler wheels.

I'll try it! I've three IPMS reviews on the bench that are almost finished and then I'll pull it back out and open a new post with it.

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I have several german figures I want to paint.

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P-26 not happy with the paint at all, it was a bad experiment using MM acryl. it's been in the pile for about three yrs.

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this one has been on hold because I can't find or make proper nav lights that go atop the wing.

 

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I've stuffed this one with every aftermarket item known to man, I just lost interest when it turned into a box of chores.

 

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another track issue, this time, they are oversized.

 

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there are two victims here. the B-26 was an older build that was fine until one day I decided to rescribe the panel lines. The X-15 had decal failure and has been in the pile decades.

 

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an awful kit that was made worst by awful aftermarket brass.

 

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Great kit, low priority and bumped off the bench a couple years ago.

 

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Guess I'm lucky, or just plain stubborn! I've only ever thrown away only 2 uncompleted builds in my life. The first was the old 1/32 Revell F-4J Phantom, in 1976 or so. It was just too warped to put together, and this was in the days before superglue. The other was a 1/32 Combat vacuform P-6E Hawk biplane that fit so badly that even after getting it half assembled, I could not get the alignment correct in more than two axis anywhere.

 

The only other long term shelf queen was the 1/24 vac Mustang that I finally finished earlier this year. Other than that, I have one half painted car kit that needs repainting and will eventually get done, probably later this year. Generally, if I start a model, I put my head down and bore through til it's done, whatever the "quality" of it in the end.

 

GIL :smiley16:

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AC-47 on and off the bench several times in the 6 months

 

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started and will be finished before x-mas

 

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