Jim B

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About Jim B

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  • Birthday 06/15/1968

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  • Scale I Build 1/25, 1/35

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  • Location Chittenango, NY
  • Full Name James Bongiovanni

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  1. Jim B added a post in a topic RIP SHEP   

    Very sad news. I read his books constantly back in the 1980s. Never actually built anything, but made a lot of plans. He will be missed.
    Yes, he did most of the diorama work for Monogram models.
  2. Jim B added a post in a topic Freightliner FLD 120 on the bench   

    Ah, that explains that.  Thanks.
  3. Jim B added a post in a topic Huey!   

    Again, commenting on an old thread, but very nice job on the Huey.  I tried to build that kit as well, and it was an unmitigated disaster.  I don't remember any troop seats in my kit, though.   It was the gunship kit.
    I read "Chickenhawk" as well.  Decent book.
  4. Jim B added a post in a topic Freightliner FLD 120 on the bench   

    Very nice progress.  I like all the detailing you're putting into this.  If you're going to use that driver, you might consider doing some mods to him as well.  It looks like he is staring at the instrument panel & not out the windshield (or he might just be taking a nap while waiting to be unloaded).
    Just curious, what's wrong with the kit steering wheel?
  5. Jim B added a post in a topic 1953 ford conversion   

    You mean this one:
    http://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/scale_auto_enthousiast/sae_2000-2004/sae_2001_12__december/
    It has been notes that the grill bars should be wider.
  6. Jim B added a post in a topic USS Arizona & USS Missouri Gun Barrels   

    Glad you liked it, guys.  I like how it was referred to as the "Bookend Memorial".
    Clayton, if you can get pics of the new memorial, that would be great.
  7. Jim B added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    USS Arizona & USS Missouri Gun Barrels
    I saw this video on another forum of moving a 14"/45 caliber gun barrel from the USS Arizona (BB-39) & a 16"/50 caliber Mark 7 gun barrel from the USS Missouri (BB-63) to a new memorial in Phoenix, AZ.  It's a pretty cool heavy haul video.
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/0dFIZX_RXuU
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  8. Jim B added a post in a topic 1953 Mack W-71 Integral Sleeper (AITM Cab) & Canvas Top Trailer (Scratch Built)   

    Thanks for the tips, Jurgen.
  9. Jim B added a post in a topic Mercedes Actros "Schenker" (Italeri 1:24)   

    Nice looking Mercedes.
  10. Jim B added a post in a topic Daf 2800 Ntt Heavy duty trailer (Italeri 1/24 + Revell 1/25)   

    I remember it, too.  Great looking combination, Pavel.  The weathering is very nicely done.
  11. Jim B added a post in a topic 1953 Mack W-71 Integral Sleeper (AITM Cab) & Canvas Top Trailer (Scratch Built)   

    Fantastic job on the old Mack.  It looks perfect.  What did you use for the tarp & tie-downs on the trailer?  It looks so realistic.
  12. Jim B added a post in a topic Space Shuttle Discovery   

    Thanks for the comments, guys.  Sorry to hear about your BIL's problem with his kit, Ray.
    Jonathan, those "flakes" are from glitter hairspray, not the kit.  There was no cutting, filing, or shaving of any of the parts.  I sprayed a black poster board with the hairspray to make it look "spacy".  Pick one up, they're pretty cool.
  13. Jim B added a post in a topic List of big rig truck engines in kits   

    Don Loomis used to make a turbine engine for the Astro, but I do not currently see it on his site: http://my.inbox.com/photos/escort500xl/index.aspx
  14. Jim B added a topic in All the Rest   

    Space Shuttle Discovery
    Several years ago I received the Metal Works Space Shuttle Discovery in my stocking for Christmas.  Well, I finally built it this afternoon.  It wasn't a particularly difficult kit to build, and it sort of looks like the orbiter; so I'm going with it.  
    For those of you who are not familiar with these kits, they are photo-etched stamped stainless steal.  Here are some photos of the completed kit:



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  15. Jim B added a post in a topic Studebaker US-6-U4   

    Great looking Studebaker, Sergey.  Very well done.