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Jim B

Member Since 28 Dec 2006
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1/48 Stearman PT-17

10 May 2015 - 05:14 AM

So, I finally managed to get some work done on my 1/48 Stearman PT-17!  I finished the cockpit, and am now working on the engine & fuselage.  Things are progressing well (despite help from the cats :angry: ), and I've only managed to break the tail-wheel off once  :D .  Quite an achievement for me.


Here are some pics of the cockpit assembly:








I still have no idea how I'm going to rig the wings, or what I'm going to use.  Maybe I'll head to the LHS today to see what they have.

1925 Ford Model T Pickup

10 April 2015 - 03:05 PM

Ok, so I really need another project like I need a hole in my head, but I wanted to build something quick & simple (so I picked an AMT kit :blink: ) to take my mind off of the 1974 Kenworth W900.  (Not working!)  The plan is to do a factory stock Model T similar to this one, but with the hard top:



Here is where I stand as of right now.  The frame is completed:



And the cab & bed are assembled, but not glued on:





I do plan on doing it in black (Any color you want, as long as it's black!), and I'm contemplating the wood wheels to sort of break up the black.  Not sure about the spare tire, yet.  I also considered picking up the ICM "Henry Ford & Co." to go with this, but I'm not much of a figure painter.




Cadet Series USS Enterprise

18 October 2014 - 01:35 PM

So I managed to get some work done on my 1/2500 Cadet Series USS Enterprise 1701. There really aren't a lot of parts with this kit, but the seams are horrendous!!

Here are the parts laid out (warp nacelles, Primary & Secondary hulls assembled):



And here is a mock-up with the saucer section & warp nacelles placed on the secondary hull:


Yes, it's sitting on a clothes pin.

I filled the Secondary Hull with 2-part epoxy putty so the support rod will have something to go into, then it will be placed on a Delta Quadrant Federation base.

Revell 1/16 Peterbilt 359

05 October 2014 - 12:35 PM

I just saw on another board that Revell (possible Revell of Germany) is planning on reissuing the 1/16 Peterbilt 359.  Looks like the cost is about $170.  Didn't Revell USA recently reissue this kit substantially cheaper?

Revell Ford F1 Question

02 October 2014 - 09:23 AM

I have a Revell Ford F1 in the stash.  In reviewing the instructions, it doesn't apear that you can build the engine stock, but only as a customized Flathead V8.  Does anyone know if the exhaust manifold & carburator are in the box?