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Post by rschaap » Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:58 pm

Nice weathering job Jay on both the Spitfire and SBD. Like teebird said it makes it stand out.

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Post by granch » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:22 am

Again, just a small custom with some stuff loaded on this BBI Buggy:
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Compared to what other board member can do, it's just about nothing, but I'm happy with the water soft canister I've created (I had exactly the same when I had camping hollydays). The bigger camo package is made with a part of an old t-shirt, a sponge and thread, a 1/4 hour job. But small things can add a lot, don't you think?
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Post by teebird » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:01 pm

Way cool! I like the tan and brown variation in all the different places, really offsets the dark colors of the vehicle and pops the gear and details in the side racks! Sweet machine!

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Post by normandy » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:10 pm

Nice work Granch, I've always liked your work and dioramas!!

Some great work by the members here, this is my inspiration to keep doing customs.

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Post by pizzaguy » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:27 pm

SBD-5 Conversion for a board member.
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Ta183 Full Build:
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Another Ta183 Full Build:
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Post by rschaap » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:46 am

Two very beautiful planes. Outstanding job pizzaguy.

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Post by teebird » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:14 pm

Oh man!!! Sweet stuff!!!!!!

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Post by tmanthegreat » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:50 pm

pizzaguy wrote: Ta183 Full Build:
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Pizzaguy's TA-183 model shown above has been proudly displayed in my study for the past several months 8) It is an awesome and high-quality model, as good as any of the factory-built items. Thanks again, Pizzaguy :D

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Post by B17Fortress » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:08 pm

Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

BBI MH-60 repainted proper faded black with minor cosmetic work. Awaiting decals to be made into Super Six 2 from the Battle of Mogadishu.

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Repainted from:
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Again from Battle of Mogadishu, SFC Shughart's custom M14.
21st Century Toys M14 + Marauder Gun Runners Scope + Scratchbuilt scope mount

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M41A Pulse Rifles + M56 Smartgun
The rifles are repainted Marauder Gun Runners, with decals from assorted kits, and the smartgun is scratchbuilt around a 21st Century MG42 receiver. This was made out of post it notes and LEGO bits, and was my first 1:18 scratchbuilding effort, and has inspired me to make another with Marauder's upcoming steady-gunner harness.

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Tiger 1
JSI Tiger, repainted from gaudy tri colour scheme to mid war grey.

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G41 + Waffen SS soldier
G41 scratchbuilt from a 21st Century K98k.

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Repainted Head
This is the sunburnt version of Fritzen Osternoh, restored to a more healthy colour.

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Post by slogan » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:59 pm

Great job on the Blackhawk/Mogadishu helicopter. Looking forward to seeing it in its Super 62 livery.
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Post by B17Fortress » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:11 pm

slogan wrote:Great job on the Blackhawk/Mogadishu helicopter. Looking forward to seeing it in its Super 62 livery.
Thanks!
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Post by Coreyeagle48 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:35 pm

Greetings

Nate did a fantastic job on the Dauntless as I own that plane and that was a custom paint job he made for me.

Also is making me a full build TA-183 and can't wait for that. Will be a great plane. Nate does fantastic work.

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Post by rschaap » Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:38 pm

I've been working on this future Vietnam base diorama when life permits. Here is the start of a guard tower I am converting from a PTE tower. One thing I've noticed is that every photo of a tower is different from the last. Here is my version compared to a Vietnam photo. I still plan on painting and weathering mine.

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Post by tmanthegreat » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:10 pm

Great job, that looks awesome!
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Post by granch » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:16 pm

Nice! how did you make the sandbags?

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Post by rschaap » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:59 pm

The sandbags were made using air dry modeling clay I bought at "Hobby Lobby." The clay is easy to use, but weighs a ton. I decided how big I wanted to make the sandbags and molded them with my fingers. I used the flat end of an Exacto knife to make a seam on the visible side of the bags. I made a wooden platform and positioned all the sandbags where I wanted them around the tower. Once the sandbags dried (24 hrs), I noticed the sandbags shrank a little and they would separate with almost no pressure. To avoid problems with the sandbags falling off, I pulled them apart and glued them in place. I tried different glues until I found that CA glue worked the best. Now I just have to paint the conversion.

Thanks for looking and the nice comments.
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Post by Axis Nightmare » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:53 am

Sandbags are always a challenge. You've more than met that challenge, you conquered it!

Well done :!:
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Post by Eddy10440 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:06 am

Awesome job on those sandbags Rschaap!

Looks great that tower.

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Post by rschaap » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:54 am

Thanks for the comments. I'm hoping to paint the tower this weekend and show off some of the other things I'm working on for my Vietnam diorama.

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Post by Warbird Kid » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:39 am

pizzaguy wrote:SBD-5 Conversion for a board member.
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He didn't want the CAF "tramp stamp"? :wink:

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Post by Crazy Kraut » Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:50 am

Once again I´ve tried to built a reasonable custom model out of a chap mei toy, some 21st. model parts and figures and some spare parts.
I call it:
" The road to Cherbourg, Watsons Whizzers on shopping tour, the winner takes it all."

Hope you like it

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This beast got an approx. length of 1 metre
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Post by tmanthegreat » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:22 am

Awesome work with that setup, Krazy Kraut :D

Interesting subject and I really like what you did with the ME262 and other Allied war booty being transported!
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Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:32 am

Great little diorama.

Well, not so little at 1/18.

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Post by cnq » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:48 pm

Beautiful diorama Crazy Kraut. I love it.

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Post by Axis Nightmare » Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:22 pm

Superb!

What a novel idea! Looks like something right out of "Fine Scale Modeler" magazine. :wink:
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