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Hey Jim , yeah , I'm 68 going on 90 feels like some time . there's a meme , 12 year old humor , think I'm still 30 , body says , you aren't dead yet ?  :lol:

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On 12/18/2018 at 8:19 PM, Roadrunner said:

That's just too cool. Thanks for that.

Love it.

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9 hours ago, Agent G said:

Boxart Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G Mid/Late BT-001 Border
 

I love the late-war 3-color and Ambush schemes. Sadly, I have very, very little luck painting them. :(

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7 hours ago, Snake45 said:

I love the late-war 3-color and Ambush schemes. Sadly, I have very, very little luck painting them. :(

I found that if I thin out Tamiya something like 60/40 thinner to paint, reduce the air pressure to about 10-15 PSI and get in close, it will come out ok. Weathering is your friend, LOL! Try and remember the real ones weren't perfect either.

See the source image
 

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6 minutes ago, Agent G said:

I found that if I thin out Tamiya something like 60/40 thinner to paint, reduce the air pressure to about 10-15 PSI and get in close, it will come out ok. Weathering is your friend, LOL! Try and remember the real ones weren't perfect either.

See the source image
 

The Germans "field" applied some camo schemes by mixing the pigments with gasoline, diesel, just about anything that would cut the stuff, and brushed or used an old mop to apply secondary colors. You can replicate forward area applied cammo pretty easy. 

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I'm not a big Anime or Menga fan. But, a couple of years ago I stumbled upon a series called the Last Exile. I loved what I saw. A steampunk/dieselpunk world with these cool looking flying machines called Vanships. And coolest Vanship is the one piloted by Tatiana Wisla. The red Vanship shown on the box cover of the model I just picked up. 

I've been thinking about picking up this model for a while now. It's made by Hasegawa, and is in 1/72 scale. It also comes with a second airship, Fam's Vespa from the later series I've only seen parts of, Last Exile - Fam, The Silver Wing. That show, nor the the Vespa impressed me all that much. Both vehicles come with pilots and can be built in other variations than the main characters ships. But, I plan on building both in their primary "Tatiana" and "Fam" versions. 

 

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I built that !  I have it in my display case. Its a cool kit.

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On ‎2‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 10:56 AM, Snake45 said:

I love the late-war 3-color and Ambush schemes. Sadly, I have very, very little luck painting them. :(

Cheat!  One of the slickest tricks to painting camouflage is masking with a low-tack clay like DAP Blue-Stik or something similar.  I like a product sold at Hobby Lobby and Michael's called "Simply Tacky." 

Here's a tutorial on it from the web site of master military modeler Mig Jimenez.  This builder uses good old Silly Putty, which is cheap and sold at every Dollar Store around here.  And thanks to Agent G for posting that Border Pz. IV.  I'd never even heard of that kit.

https://www.migjimenez.com/en/module/csblog/detailpost/10-6-how-to-paint-a-nato-truck.html

 

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On 2/8/2019 at 6:08 PM, unclescott58 said:

I'm not a big Anime or Menga fan. But, a couple of years ago I stumbled upon a series called the Last Exile. I loved what I saw. A steampunk/dieselpunk world with these cool looking flying machines called Vanships. And coolest Vanship is the one piloted by Tatiana Wisla. The red Vanship shown on the box cover of the model I just picked up. 

I've been thinking about picking up this model for a while now. It's made by Hasegawa, and is in 1/72 scale. It also comes with a second airship, Fam's Vespa from the later series I've only seen parts of, Last Exile - Fam, The Silver Wing. That show, nor the the Vespa impressed me all that much. Both vehicles come with pilots and can be built in other variations than the main characters ships. But, I plan on building both in their primary "Tatiana" and "Fam" versions. 

 

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I built that and here is how mine turned out . 

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On 2/10/2019 at 12:11 PM, cobraman said:

I built that and here is how mine turned out . 

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Looks good. I naturally have not started mine yet. I love the looks of the vanships. The Vespa not so much. Just the same, did you build the Vespa too? And if you did, how did it turn out? 

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I built the little one ( it is tiny ) but I gave it to a nephew who liked it.

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Today I got another model airplane kit. The Williams Bros.' 1/72 scale Northrop Gamma. The plans are to build it as Frank Hawks' "Sky Chief." Also in today's mail, a pretty cool book. Golden Age Air Racers in Color 1929-1939, by Sonny Schug. I love these Golden Age airplanes. And Mr. Schug's book makes me want to add more kits of planes of that era to my collection. As you can see by several recent postings here, I've got a pretty good start on that collection. 

 

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Found this (below) in with my Williams Bros.' Northrop Gramma kit. A sheet promoting IPMS-USA membership for one year, from July 1, 1976 - June 30, 1977. $8.50 for an adult (18 and over) one year membership. $5.00 for "juniors" (age 17 and under) one year membership. I would have just missed qualifying for a junior membership by six months. Kind of cool. An interesting look at how modelers got their information before the internet. 

 

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18 hours ago, unclescott58 said:

Today I got another model airplane kit. The Williams Bros.' 1/72 scale Northrop Gamma. The plans are to build it as Frank Hawks' "Sky Chief." Also in today's mail, a pretty cool book. Golden Age Air Racers in Color 1929-1939, by Sonny Schug. I love these Golden Age airplanes. And Mr. Schug's book makes me want to add more kits of planes of that era to my collection. As you can see by several recent postings here, I've got a pretty good start on that collection. 

 

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Scott, a Net friend of mine just finished a Planet Models Hughes H-1 racer in 1/48 and it looks great. I'd post a link but the pics are on a private board so I can't. You can google the kit if you're interested. Seems to be available but somewhat spendy (@ $50 or thereabouts). 

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