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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by Jnewboy » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:50 pm

CanberraPaul wrote:The IJ car that Jon customised for me turned out fantastic. The stand and the MG on top look very realistic.
Thanks Paul! :D

I think the empty shell casings added allot :D

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by CanberraPaul » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:58 pm

I love those shell casings. How did you make them Jon?

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by Jnewboy » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:08 pm

I have always looked for a wire that was the perfect color and width and finally one day I found one, I cut each one by hand.... I am trying to figure a way of doing it faster... or I need some sweat shop labor! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ New Pics

Post by Jnewboy » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:07 am

I listed it on eBay! I wanted $375 for it but have lowered it and am offering FREE SHIPPING in the US!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150711275042?ss ... 1558.l2649

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ New Pics

Post by CanberraPaul » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:09 pm

I love this ME109 Jon - fantastic work. Its a bargain for a one off unique model.

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ New Pics

Post by Jnewboy » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:44 am

CanberraPaul wrote:I love this ME109 Jon - fantastic work. Its a bargain for a one off unique model.
Thanks, yes it is a one of a kind Me-109, the hard part is valuing a one of a kind, I will not go lower on it as I know how many hours I spent on it but in all reality it should sell for much higher in my opinion but thats just my opinion. Funny to think if I made 10 of them and painted a yellow 23 on the side I could be selling them for $600 each!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ New Pics

Post by flyboy_fx » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:10 pm

Under 6 different accounts. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ New Pics

Post by Jnewboy » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:43 pm

flyboy_fx wrote:Under 6 different accounts. :lol: :lol: :lol:
:P :P :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ New Pics

Post by CanberraPaul » Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:06 pm

Jon as you have put your upcoming projects on an Excel sheet maybe you could list what you have coming up, or maybe its better to keep everyone in suspence?

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ New Movie!!

Post by Jnewboy » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:25 pm

Many of you have messaged me wanting to know why they have not seen anything new. I have been very busy building a room onto my house for a new shop place for me (no more garage :D ). I am now setting it up and things will be getting back to normal. Im still not taking any new orders as I have more than a year worth of work ahead of me. I made this movie today for fun and I like it so I will make one for each of my projects in the future. Thanks guys :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yso4ruwT ... e=youtu.be

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ New Movie!!

Post by grunt1 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:48 pm

Cool movie! What do you think about adding some text, perhaps between sceens or maybe even put an arrow on the photos pointing out your mods? I saw a few but I'm sure there were more.

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ New Movie!!

Post by CanberraPaul » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:19 pm

Nice video Jon. I would have loved to have bought that 190. I just cant get everything you make - although I would like to.

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ New Movie!!

Post by Jnewboy » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:34 pm

grunt1 wrote:Cool movie! What do you think about adding some text, perhaps between sceens or maybe even put an arrow on the photos pointing out your mods? I saw a few but I'm sure there were more.
Yes I plan to with future projects, not arrows but captions that will help illustrate the custom work for the viewer. Glad you liked it!
CanberraPaul wrote:Nice video Jon. I would have loved to have bought that 190. I just cant get everything you make - although I would like to.
Thanks Paul, yea that 190 was one of the best things Ive ever done, its one of those projects that comes out way better than you had dreamed it would. It had a long trip as it was sold to a gentleman in Norway...

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ New 1/18 Wehrmacht Fuel Truck

Post by Jnewboy » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:25 pm

Hi guys I wanted to share this with you, its a 1940 Ford tanker truck. I used the wheels off the Indiana Jones truck to give it a military look. I know that Ford sold the Germans a bunch of trucks right before the war, I dont know if any were tankers but even if they weren't they could have been converted easily so I wanted to do this project and am very happy with the way it turned out! :D Hope you guys enjoy! :D

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Here it is with some 1/16 Fallschirmjägers for fun :D

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More pics at: http://s1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff477/Jnewboy/

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ New 1/18 Wehrmacht Fuel Truck

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:49 pm

Great job. I guess the next step would be to recreate any gear that may have been carried on the vehicle. Would they have carried a pump rack-mounted on it, stuff like that?

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ New 1/18 Wehrmacht Fuel Truck

Post by grunt1 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:24 pm

Yes, that thing looks great!
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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ New 1/18 Wehrmacht Fuel Truck

Post by ram04 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:05 pm

That looks fantastic, I had seen that truck, but never figured you could make it into a WWII configuration, great job 8)

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ New 1/18 Wehrmacht Fuel Truck

Post by ram04 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:13 pm

As a side note, speaking of trucks, would'nt a 1/18 Opel Blitz be really cool :D, so many versions, maybe theres someone who could do this :D Hint, Hint.

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ New 1/18 Wehrmacht Fuel Truck

Post by CanberraPaul » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:05 am

I love it - I must have it.

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ A Nice Setup Headed To The Land Down U

Post by Jnewboy » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:54 pm

A nice little setup I must say 8)

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Another shipment headed for the western front! 8)

Thanks Paul!

Look out for the upcoming video tutorial of the step by set building of this 1/18 Custom RC Wirblewind :D

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ A Nice Setup Headed To The Land Down U

Post by CanberraPaul » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:23 pm

I have just died and gone to heaven!!! You have exceeded my best expectations Jon, absolutely fantastic work. Thanks very much mate.

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ A Nice Setup Headed To The Land Down U

Post by normandy » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:45 am

:shock: wow, very nice work Jon!!!

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Re: Jnewboy & Pickelhaube Customs 1/18 Ju87-G2 Kanonenvogel

Post by Jnewboy » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:11 am

Jnewboy & Pickelhaube Customs 1/18 Ju87-G2 Kanonenvogel

Ok, here is my Stuka made with Pickelhaube's amazing kit! This one took allot of time, many days of tweaking this and scratch building that to get it to this level. Big shout out to Jackson and his amazing decals!! Thanks guys!! Hope you enjoy the video! Wish my friend Jim was still with us to enjoy it, this one is for you Jim! (Ram04)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9tNf-do ... re=mh_lolz

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Re: Jnewboy & Pickelhaube Customs 1/18 Ju87-G2 Kanonenvogel

Post by Snake Man » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:11 am

The canopy framing seems unusually thick to me. Is that normal for the Ju87-G model ?

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Re: Jnewboy & Pickelhaube Customs 1/18 Ju87-G2 Kanonenvogel

Post by Jnewboy » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:22 am

Snake Man wrote:The canopy framing seems unusually thick to me. Is that normal for the Ju87-G model ?
no, the G had the same canopy as the D with maybe alittle more armor in places, its a little thick because it is a resin frame and if it were thinner it would be to weak to work on, even at this thickness I had to rebuild portions of it where an air bubble had made it so weak that it bent.

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