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  1. 22 hours ago, slusher said:

    We will be waiting on you brother.  A man has to take care of business…

    Thanks Carl.  

    Well......I knew I was gonna need to have more room topside the engine bay so that the air cleaner wouldn't contact the hood so I got to thinkin..... http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_hmm.GIF . I've got the AMT GT-500 kit in the stash with a good factory scoop on it but the hood wouldn't interchange with the regular Mustang because the nose piece on the GT-350 is longer. So why not just use the scoop? So I went to work and scribed the cut out area that I needed to start removing the scoop from the GT-350 hood.


    All cut out and ready for trimming up to the sides of the scoop:

    A slight bit of clean up remains but I just sanded up to the sides and the sanded the front from the bottom till I was able to remove the areas right in front of the air intake


    A little more clean up and I'll start working this into the hood after I cut out the opening in the Fastback hood for the air cleaner to sit up into. 


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  2. 7 hours ago, bisc63 said:

    Quality over quantity anytime! Very nice builds all around, and as much as I love the properly scaled details on that engine, you really had me at Me-262. Great job on that one.

    Thanks Rusty. Was really glad to have you along on the build.

    7 hours ago, Dave Armstrong said:

    I LOVE the Me 262! Very well done!

    I also build military aircraft, and like you haven't built one in a while, been too wrapped up in my cars.

    Thank you as well Dave. I hear you man......I stepped away from aircraft for a while as I really had to work on mastering my paint and weathering processes some and I really wanted to learn how to pull off nice paint jobs on auto builds. Thing was.....that I ended up REALLY liking auto building. lol 

    3 hours ago, bbowser said:

    Add me to the 262 club.  The Fokker is very cool also.

    'Preciate that Bruce. That Fokker was a change of pace for me as I've never built one of those kits before and have wanted to build a DR 1 for a while now.

    I've always been a fan of the 262 but even more so after I read the book A Higher Call by Adam Makos. It's a truly remarkable story and one of the main characters is Franz Stigler who flew both the Bf-109 as well as this Me-262, " White 3" at the end of the war with JV44. If you enjoy reading at all I can promise you, you'll enjoy this book.

    This was the artwork that I patterned the paint scheme after for it.



  3. I'm a bit late to the party but you really kicked into high gear this last year given the fact that you didn't build for a few months there Tom. I'm totally liking that Peterbuilt (and you pulled it off FANTASTICALLY and it only took you.....12 hours????- you sir....are da MAN!). That Vette and Camaro are freekin' "bee's knees" dude!! 



  4. Well folks....production for this year was NOT a very productive one as far as completions go and I've usually got a car or two in the year BUT.....I was happy with what I did get out.

    My first completed build was a first in a while for me because I haven't started an aircraft build in a long LONG time but I've always wanted a Me-262 to be in my display case and I've been wanting to build a Franz Stigler bird (whether it be a 109 or a 262) for a while and I finally made it happen with a Tamiya 1/48 offering. Not my usual style of opening everything up but I just couldn't disrupt the beautiful lines of this aircraft too much. This one took somewhere around the 7 month marker to finish.




    Then I had a Revell Boss 302 engine from the 1970 Boss 302 Mustang kit that I built as a part of a community project and was pretty happy with this outcome as well. This took me almost 2 months to build.




    And then another "first" for me. I ended up building my first ever all metal PE kit. A Fokker Dr 1 in 1/70 scale from Metal Earth. This one, while only taking a couple of days to build, was a pretty fun build for me. Challenging, but a pretty quick finish that I felt pretty good about.




    Aside from these three builds I've had a 1967 Mustang Fastback build that I've spent the last 5 months building and will hopefully be finished up in the next couple of months. I had planned originally for it to be a fairly quick build but the more I built on it , the more detail I wanted to put into it so.....I'm now looking for a completion within the next couple of months. After that....I'm not sure what I'll tackle next. I've got another aircraft build that I've been wanting to tackle now for 25 years and then there's another Maverick project that I'd really like to do.  We'll see how it goes.

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  5. 23 hours ago, cobraman said:

    Looks very good. I may have to try one of these metal kits.

    Thanks Ray! They're not that bad really. I used a set of drill bits close in order to bend some of the parts in the necessary round shapes like the engine cowling, upper part of the fuselage. The upper wing arc was made by placing the wing over an oil pressure sending unit socket (since it was long enough for me to place the whole upper wing across) and make the necessary arc.  PE pliers , needle nose pliers, sprue cutter and X-acto knife were pretty much all the rest of the tools needed. I did use a small file to file off some of the slag from where the parts join to the metal sprue. They are pretty good fun to build but bring your patience to the table. lol 

  6. On 12/21/2021 at 9:56 AM, Jim B said:

    That's pretty cool.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jim!! 

    On 12/21/2021 at 10:27 AM, bh1701 said:

    That came out very well. The Metal Earth kits can be an enjoyable change of pace from building plastic models.


    Thanks Bart. I'm now using them as filler builds when I've got a project that's taking too long and you're right.....they are enjoyable.

    22 hours ago, happy grumpy said:

    As others have said , it is very well done and came out really good.

    Thank you for the comments Mario! 

    21 hours ago, bobthehobbyguy said:

    Nicely done. Sounds like a fun project.

    Bob!! Thanks brother! Hopefully I can get more motivated in kicking out a few more builds. I think I'm up to 1-1/2 plastic builds for the year now. lol 

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