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About 2002p51

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  • Birthday 05/31/1947

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  • Website URL http://www.motorsportsphoto.com
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  • Scale I Build 1/24, 1/25, 1/8

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  • Location Kingsport, TN
  • Full Name Drew

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  1. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Why does the same car vary by kit manufacturer?   

    Sometimes it works out. I built this Dodge Demon a few years ago. The body is an MPC orginal, molded back in the '70s.
    The chassis, interior, and engine all came from the AMT '71 Duster 340 kit of much more recent vintage.
    Everything fit surprisingly well.



  2. 2002p51 added a post in a topic WHERE DO YOU BUILD   

    Since my wife and I are empty nesters in a 3 bedroom home space is not a huge problem. (Although no matter how much you have, you could always use more, right?)
    So one of the extra bedrooms has been turned into a model room/office. I built a long work surface against one wall that serves as my model work bench and my work-from-home space. And the other end is my wife's "office" for her rental home business. Then there is a central peninsula that holds the shared printer and my photo scanner and some other computer "stuff". 
    My airbrush station is out in the garage.
  3. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell 1/48 B-17G   

  4. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell 1/48 B-17G   

    Thanks. I thought about what you're saying and I'm not going to hang it right up against the ceiling but a little lower and in a bank so I'll see lots more than just gray and props.  
  5. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell 1/48 B-17G   

    I'm calling it done.


    It's far from IPMS ready but it will look just fine hanging from the model room ceiling so I'm happy with it. I'm also glad to be done with it. It took up a lot of room on the workbench and there were times when it was tricky finding ways to hold it and move it around while working on it. No more "big" planes for me!  
  6. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell 1/48 B-17G   

    Decals are done.

    These just might be the best decals I've ever used on a plane or a car. They're super thin, very opaque, go on easy, and snuggle down perfectly.
    There are about a hundred little small stencil decals like you usually see on military planes but since this will be hanging from the ceiling I think I'm going to save my eyes and my nerves and skip 'em!  
  7. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell 1/48 B-17G   

    Took a break for a while (vacation to Florida actually) but today I got the heavy lifting part of the paint job done.

    Masking off the de-icer boots took 3 or 4 times longer than it took to actually spray them.  
    Next I can start adding some the detail parts, gun turrets and such, then it's decal time.
    Man this thing is huge!
  8. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Show your Built JoHan Models   




  9. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell 1/48 B-17G   

    Well, years ago I did this using a disc of clear styrene on which I airbrushed the spinning prop effect. (it looked better before being coated with years of ceiling dust! )

    The plane is positioned as if turning on to final, gear down, flaps down, pilots head turned to look where he's turning, etc.
    I'm not planning on doing this with the B-17 however because, well, there's four of them and I've gotten lazy in my old age!  
  10. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell 1/48 B-17G   

    Because I don't have any room for a display that would be that size. From the beginning I planned to hang this thing from the ceiling.
    I guess I always knew that most of the interior would be impossible to see (especially hanging from the ceiling) but it was fun and interesting to paint detail it anyway.
  11. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Dennis Lacy 1927 Ford Roadster Replica   

  12. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell 1/48 B-17G   

    I've got everything mounted inside.

    And it looks pretty cool, until . . . . 

    . . .  you close it all up!  
    I caught myself picking out some of the small details on a side panel with a paint brush and I stopped myself. "What are you doing? You'll never see this stuff!"
    And even worse, this thing is too big to sit on any of the shelves I have and for sure won't ever see an IPMS contest room so, from the beginning, the plan has been to hang it from the ceiling in the model room. So you'll see even less detail!  
    I have to stop sweating the small things.  

  13. 2002p51 added a topic in All the Rest   

    Revell 1/48 B-17G
    I started working on the Revell B-17G in 1/48 scale. This is a huge model. I spent 4 or 5 hours on the interior parts, mostly detail painting.


    I think it came out pretty nice, maybe not to IPMS standards but I like it.
    The shame of it all is that, once the fuselage is closed up, you won't be able to see 90% of this work!  
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  14. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Pitts S2b   

    Very nice!
  15. 2002p51 added a post in a topic March 707 Can Am   

    Nice work on the model.
    Those specs of dust you're seeing when shooting at small apertures like f-32 are really dirt on the sensor inside the camera, not the lens. It can be cleaned but you must be very careful because its extremely delicate.