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Faust

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  • Location London, Ontario
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  1. Faust added a post in a topic Visible Centaur   

    So true... so true.
  2. Faust added a post in a topic Visible Centaur   

    Absolutely stunning! What a great idea!
    It's a biological What-If! 
    That's three thumbs up, my friend!
  3. Faust added a post in a topic Matchbox sunset box art - to brighten your day!   

    That's awesome! I wish I'd had something like that when I was in those grades. I started modelling in Grade 6, when my buddy gave me the Monogram A-10 for my birthday. It's a travesty, but it was super fun to build one of my favourite planes. That was all it took. It's all the A-10's fault, actually; I saw (and was scared poopless) by a shark-mouthed A-10 when I was 4 and my dad took me to the London Airshow, and since then I've been big into planes. Then the sharky A-10 came and got me into models. Bloody heck, Fairchild, nice work!
    Is your school a more rural school, where kids are more used to using their hands, or is it in a larger metropolitan area?
    Thanks for the compliments. It was Classic Plastic that made me pick up my first SAMI, and then contact SAMI about the chance of me writing for them. I do like that they publish sometimes "less than perfect" examples of built kits. That's really, really important. I've never bothered with magazines because they show stuff so far above what I can do that it seemed pointless. I hope they continue to run weird stuff too. If they don't, it's going to be a serious mistake for them. I'm sad to see CP go, but I guarantee you that I'll keep building the oldies, and keep sending them in to SAMI, hoping they'll see light! 
     
  4. Faust added a post in a topic Matchbox sunset box art - to brighten your day!   

    Hear, hear! 
    I have to agree completely. I have a number of Frogs (but no more old Airfixes - I refuse!) that I've bashed on, and they take a TONNE of work. The same amount as my Farpro aircraft. They're not good when it comes to fit and their raised lines have to be rescribed anyway. As for sink marks, I think Matchbox is far better than the competition in most cases, too. Now, I have had to throw some putty at Matchbox kits, but nothing like the others. 
    When you say modelling program, you mean like a program to get kids interested in modelling? That's awesome! Matchboxes are perfect for that! I have their J-29, and Heller's J-29 (I wanted the recce version so I could do one cammo). The Heller kit looks like it's nicer, finer and more detailed. It's also a lot less likely to fit and it will be a short tonne more work. 
    Yes indeed, I have written for a couple, actually, in the recent past. I was in most recently in March or April's SAMI with, ironically, my FROG Ta-152H. I was pleased to be the last kit featured in the now defunct "Classic Plastic" column. I have a few other articles submitted to them that may one day see the light of day, too. 
  5. Faust added a post in a topic Hitler's Ride - Ancient G4 out of box review   

    Oh, interesting. I didn't even know there was such a thing. 
    He doesn't strike me as the "VW" kind  of guy in a lot of ways, despite it being his idea to have a car that looked like a beetle.
  6. Faust added a topic in All the Rest   

    Master Grade Shenlong Gundam - with custom touches
    I think I’m like most modellers in that I’m nostalgic for some of the older kits I built as a kid when I was first getting into modelling. However, for me it’s not so much model cars and planes that do this to me as it is model mecha. I love robots especially ones from animes,  and when I found out that I could get MODEL robots I was over the moon!
    Some of the first Gundam kits I built (I’ve built well over 100 now) were the small “no grade” and bigger, deluxe (for the time) High Grade (HG) Wing Gundam kits. Back when they were new, 22 years ago, the 1/100 HG kits were the pinnacle of Gundam  models>. However, times change, and to keep up with things, Bandai has released Master Grades (MGs) of all the Wing Gundam main machines.
    The first HG I ever built was the Shenlong, and so it only seemed fitting that the first MG Wing kit I built would be the Shenlong as well. It’s a very nice kit, but I have to say that the proportions are a bit off.
    Check out my finished MG Shenlong at the link below, and let me know what you think, both about my build, and about the machine’s proportions.
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/mecha-robots/bandai-master-grade-1100-xxg-01s-shenlong-gundam/

     
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  7. Faust added a post in a topic Matchbox sunset box art - to brighten your day!   

    I've only ever seen the Norseman once - and the guy wanted some obscene money for it. I don't know why, but it did look like a cool kit! I'm the same with the Twin Otter - I'd love to do one on floats and one on wheels, but I can't decide.
    A widebody Spad family picture would look awesome!
  8. Faust added a topic in All the Rest   

    Matchbox sunset box art - to brighten your day!
    Okay, it’s almost summer, but not quite, and the weather where I am has turned cruddy. It’s a grey, windy, “Blech” day on the “meh” side of staying in bed all day. So, to get everybody pumped back up, I decided to dig out my own sunshine, in the form of some old Matchbox “Sunset Stripe” box art.
    I love Matchbox kits, and the addition of the oh-so-80’s street van-esque “sunset stripe” to the boxes only makes these kits better. It’s like they’re trying to be something they’re not, but in the end, it just makes them cooler as relics of a long-gone age. 
    Check out the pictures of my stripers at the link below;  I hope they photos bring a smile to your face and some warm memories to  your mind. If nothing else, they’ll give you a bit of sun on a cloudy day!
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/matchbox-planes-sunset-boxes/

     
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  9. Faust added a post in a topic Hitler's Ride - Ancient G4 out of box review   

    That's very true, on both fronts!
    I just picked up the ICM G4 the other week, and while it's a much nicer, and more accurate, kit by far, it doesn't have the same visceral appeal, at least box art-wise, as the Marui. It's all politically correct, not HISTORICALLY CORRECT (why be true to history on a model kit, right?) and it just comes with some random staff officers. I was hoping to not have to build the marui, since it's such an interesting bit of history, but what's the point of a G4 without Hitler in it? 
    Seems kinda weak...
     
  10. Faust added a post in a topic Classic Mech - Dragonar's Schwalg Out of Box   

    You're welcome. 
    There was a time when I built nothing BUT robots, and I almost quit modelling because it got so repetitive. Thanks to my friends in my local club (IPMS London, Ontario) I got introduced, or re-introduced in some cases, to lots of different subjects. 
    Now, like you Al, I love seeing and learning about different kit types. Heck, I'm even buying armour kits now!
  11. Faust added a post in a topic One of the weirdest Die Casts Ever, I'd say, just in time for 4-20...   

    I don't think there are enough Twinkies, Mountain Dew and Doritos to fully deal with this thing...
    You gotta wonder just what and what else went through the people's heads when they made this. 
     
  12. Faust added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    One of the weirdest Die Casts Ever, I'd say, just in time for 4-20...
    Sometimes the neatest things are NOT what you are looking for, but you find them anyway! I can think of a few examples of things like this I’ve stumbled across, and I’m sure you can too. However, every now and then I come across something SO weird that not only wasn’t I looking for it, I didn’t even KNOW to look for it? Confused? So was I!

    The object in question was an old, large-scale Corgi from the British children’s TV show “The Magic Roundabout”.  Given that tomorrow is 4-20 (with all the countercultural implications), it seemed that there couldn’t be a better time to post this oddest of little oddities! Check it out for something completely different!

    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/corgi-807-dougals-magic-roundabout-car/
     

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  13. Faust added a topic in All the Rest   

    Dragon Me P.1101 - What if Reich Defender
    I’ve been concentrating on loser cars and realistic airplanes for a while, so I felt the need to get back to the “What If”-side of my personality! I remember back when Dragon first started issuing kits of some of the Luft ’46 projects; I was hooked! I didn’t even know what these planes were, but the models were super-cool. Sadly, they were also more expensive than I was able to pay at the time. Thank goodness for shows and a nice supply of cheap Luft-46iness!

    This is the first of the Dragon Luft ’46 kits I’ve built. I know some people say there are fit issues, but this little guy wasn’t too bad at all! Check it out and let me know what you think. I should have bought the nachtjeager version of this thing when I had the chance!

    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/dragon-172-messerschmitt-p-1101

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  14. Faust added a post in a topic Lipstick on a pig! Mercury LN7 Out of Box review   

    I have that Glidden one; but without the box. I'd never seen the box. Apparently, the 1:1 was taken to races to promote the Glidden/Ford team, and to be raffled away at the end of the season. I've looked, but can find nothing to corroborate this anywhere. I do like the wheels; my copy has the same lame 4-dot "mags" (i.e. Porsche 929 knockoffs) as the normal EXP and LN7. Has anyone else ever seen anything on this real "civilian" Glidden EXP?
    I wouldn't mind an EXP. They're certainly unique, and despite being gutless little tin cans, I'm sure they'd be an interesting driver. Hell, I learned to drive on an '89 Escort, so it can't be much different! I haven't seen one in at least 20 years, though... they largely did melt away here in the Ontario "heavy salt" winters!
  15. Faust added a post in a topic Lipstick on a pig! Mercury LN7 Out of Box review   

    I remember those kits! I had forgotten there was an LN7 dragster to rival the Blue Max EXP!