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Mark Deliduka

The Duke's Ten Latest Models. Six Aircraft Here

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After all this time, I can finally show some finished models. These are all ten of the models I just finished:

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These are my completed aircraft finished up just yesterday, starting with my helicopters:

First up is my British Gazelle, an ancient 1/72 scale Airfix kit. After fighting me for awhile, I finally managed to finish this:

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Next is my Special Hobby 1/72 scale AH-1G Marine Cobra from Vietnam. This was one tough build as it was so delicate everywhere! I finally got this finished:

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For my aircraft, my Italian Air Forces now has two new aircraft to add to their line up. First is the Italian Navy AV-8B Harrier in 1/72 scale by Hasegawa:

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Followed by an Italeri 1/72 scale Italian F-16 Fighting Falcon:

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Finally, my US Navy now has two mew F-14 Tomcats on active duty. Both of these 1/72 scale aircraft came in the same box as a dual kit from Hasegawa. This first one is an F-14A Tomcat from the Jolly Rogers:

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Followed by the F-14B Tomcat, also from the Jolly Rogers:

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These are my latest aircraft. None of them are truly contest worthy, but I'm thrilled to have finished them up and I'm very pleased with the look of all of them. I also finished four armor models as seen above in the top pic. Feel free to go check them out as well.

Meanwhile, thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.

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Hey Mark,

All excellent in my book!! The Gazelle really looks like it wanted to fight you to the bitter end. WOW look at those raised rivets! 😉 Glad you won.  😉

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An impressive grouping of builds Duke, and representative of a year more's effort for most of us! Congrats! Looking forward to the next 10!

 

GIL 😎 

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Хорошая коллекция. Поздравляю!

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Thanks Kevin! You are very correct; that Gazelle fought tooth and nail the whole time! I'm so thrilled to finally have it finished.

 

Thanks Gil! I might have another ten done in a month; we'll see.

 

Thanks Oleg! Your comment was in Cyrillic so I couldn't understand it, but I'm certain it was complimentary. LOL! I appreciate you looking in my friend!

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13 hours ago, Mark Deliduka said:

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Thanks Oleg! Your comment was in Cyrillic so I couldn't understand it, but I'm certain it was complimentary. LOL! I appreciate you looking in my friend!

(whispering- Google translator)  Good collection. Congratulations!  😉

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Thanks Kevin! For some reason I couldn't get Google translator to work for me.

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Great job on the lot of them Duke!  The two Tomcats look great.  I really like the TPS scheme on the Bombcat.

You are getting me geeked up to finish the one model that's fighting me.

Bill

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Thanks William! You are most kind. I am glad these are helping you get motivated to work on yours. I also had a bit of a fight with these two, but I'm sure you'll get through it and finish yours. I would love to see it when you do.

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Very impressive builds on all. Especially the helicopters. Never built one myself but I can only imagine how delicate some of the components are.

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Thanks Wayne. Yeah, helicopters can be delicate; especially the landing gear. I don't think I ever finished a helicopter without breaking the landing gear at least once, if not multiple times.

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You keep at it. You'll figure this model thing out some day. 

Rick L. 

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Thanks Rick! I hope so! I sure build enough!

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