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Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 11:37 PM UTC

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Did you jump on a Canadian one yet, Jessica ?



Not yet, but I have Plans for it
Frigate
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Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 09:06 AM UTC
Jessica,
Somehow, I figured you might be planning one. I've been looking at the USMC one - the R4Q-2. Which...if you say it out loud quickly, you'll see why the Jarheads got a kick out of this one.

But that will have to wait, my MC-130 project is entering the paint phase, so we'll see how this puppy comes out.

What's everyone else's projects ?

Semper Fi .................. Bruce
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Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 05:18 PM UTC
Hi all

A nice trio of 2-in-1 kits just landed courtesy of Platz. Reviews underway.



All the best

Rowan
JClapp
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Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 05:19 PM UTC
I'm working on three Aeroscale campaigns, plus some Douglas airliners, twin builds in each case.

front to back - C54s, DC-6s, P3C Orions, PBYs and 707s, in various states of completion.

Yesterdsay the PBYs jumped to the front of the line.


Frigate
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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 12:18 AM UTC
Jonathan,
Nice production line you have in progress there !

Rowan,
All three kits in 1/144th ? Outstanding ! A 1/144th T-6...just imagine how many color schemes and markings we can put that one in. The choices just boggle the mind.

Take care............. Bruce

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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 12:41 AM UTC
Fellow "Smurf" Modelers,
Since I've been speaking about my current MC-130 several times, just thought I'd post a few pics to show the progress to date. I still have a long way to go, so we'll see how the final product comes out.

The first shot shows the engine intake modification accomplished because Minicraft molded it as square - that bothered me.

The next shows the main fuselage with the "Duckbill" nose mod getting ready for paint.

[img[URL=http://s1037.photobucket.com/user/Frigate_photos/media/MC-130%20Combat%20Talon/DSC01272_zps13af50ca.jpg.html]

[img[URL=http://s1037.photobucket.com/user/Frigate_photos/media/MC-130%20Combat%20Talon/DSC01340_zps959203f0.jpg.html]
JClapp
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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 02:12 AM UTC
Bruce is that a Minicraft C-130 kit?
Is that snout an aftermarket part, or did you sculpt it from scratch?
Frigate
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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 03:09 AM UTC
Jonathan,
Yes,that is the C-130H basic Minecraft kit, with quite a few mods present. You'll note on the motors,Minecraft molded the engine intake square. But the T-56 engines are definitely a crescent shape. As for the "Duckbill" radome, that was scratch built with plastic frame and stringers,filled with styrofoam, then covered in epoxy. The result was shaped and sanded to a multitude of photographs as best I could. You might also note the various sensors above the cockpit,on the side of the nose,and below the APU exhaust area. It is about ready for the primer coat.
As I stated, I still have a ton of things to do, besides building a bunch of various antennas and sensors. I don't build them as quickly as I used to, but enjoy it just as much.
I did take a bunch of photos during the build just to remind myself of where I started. Hopefully the finished product will represent a "Combat Talon II" example as I am aiming for.
Any and all comments are always welcomed, trust me, I know it isn't perfect.

Take Care .................... Bruce
Maryme
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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 03:23 AM UTC
Hi everyone! I've been trying to find Junkers Ju-87B Stuka - Airfix somewhere. I want to purchase it for my boyfriend. He adores scale modelling. Does anybody know some sites where it's possible to order?
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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 03:28 AM UTC
I did notice also the various bulges and blisters
- and also the myriad devilishly small cockpit window masks thats always a spot that holds me up, and the C-130 has I believe, 24 windows to mask.


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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 03:33 AM UTC
I wasn't aware that Airfix did a 1/144 Stuka. Eduard has an excellent little kit available.

Airfix has 1/72, 1/48 and 1/24 kits available. You can find them at any good hobby shop, or get the shop owner to order one in for you.
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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 03:35 AM UTC

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Hi everyone! I've been trying to find Junkers Ju-87B Stuka - Airfix somewhere. I want to purchase it for my boyfriend. He adores scale modelling. Does anybody know some sites where it's possible to order?



as Jessica says. There is also Zvezda Stuka kit in 1/144 for not much money.
You can search E-bay and find them quickly.
Frigate
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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 03:42 AM UTC
Jonathan,
Fortunately, I did not count the windows as I masked. It just took forever...no matter how many there were.

The basic colors are now on. Attached is a quick pic to give you an idea of the present appearance.

Still a long way to go.

[img[URL=http://s1037.photobucket.com/user/Frigate_photos/media/MC-130%20Combat%20Talon/DSC01347_zpsf6898edb.jpg.html]
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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 04:12 AM UTC


that looks great, sir! grrr!
Arizonakid
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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 04:34 AM UTC

Hi Maria:

Do you know what scale he would like? I do not know that Airfix has a Stuka in 1/144 scale, which is VERY small. They do however have the Stuka in 1/72 scale, 1/48 scale, and even in 1/24 scale.

Right now Sprue Brothers has the 1/48 scale kit in stock right here.

http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/afx05100.htm

Gary
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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 03:37 PM UTC

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Hi Maria:

Do you know what scale he would like? I do not know that Airfix has a Stuka in 1/144 scale, which is VERY small. They do however have the Stuka in 1/72 scale, 1/48 scale, and even in 1/24 scale.

Right now Sprue Brothers has the 1/48 scale kit in stock right here.

http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/afx05100.htm

Gary






Hi! I can't describe, but I've finally found one site. Here is this model as I'm not mistaken ofcourse...But I've never purchased anything here. Can you say please whether this is that particular model. Maybe you or anyone else has used this site and can tell me about it's quality.
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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 11:49 PM UTC
Hi Maria,

I have sent you a PM about the Stuka.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 12:24 AM UTC
The Airfix 1/24 Stuka has been around since the mid 1970s so don't expect it to be like modern-day kits. Still, it's filled with details and you can make a great model from it. Here's a look inside the box. Since it's in Arifix' current catalogue, you should be able to buy it at nearly any good hobby shop. If they don't have it in stock, they'll be able to order it for you.
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Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 01:35 PM UTC
Hi Maria:

Yes, that is a Stuka, and boy of boy, it is a BIG model. But if you are in Texas, you might want to consider a closer seller, as the one you linked to is in England, and the shipping to the U.S. will probably be quite high. If you have a close hobby shop then that, as Jessie suggested be the best bet for you. If not, again Sprue Brothers has that kit also in stock right now. And they are a very good and reliable and also quick to deliver. It's right here.

http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/afx18002-os.htm

Buying from an actual hobby shop really is the best way to go for a couple reasons. First, you help someone that is trynig to earn a living and feed their family . And second, you don't have to pay any shipping fees that way . And third, there is no waiting for a week or more sometimes .

Gary
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Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2015 - 08:41 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi all

A nice trio of 2-in-1 kits just landed courtesy of Platz. Reviews underway.



All the best

Rowan


Heeey! This is not fair mate! You can't just bloat with your new little cuties! Show us some in-box shots...pleasepleasepleaseplease!!!! I've been waiting for that Texan for a while!!!
Frigate
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:21 PM UTC
Folks,
Previously I had shown the Minicraft C-130 project I was working on. This was modifying it to the MC-130H "Combat Talon II" version. This became a much more involved project than I imagined, but it is finally completed. Attached are a few quick pics to give an idea of the outcome. Any and all comments welcomed. Take care..................... Bruce

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JClapp
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:37 PM UTC
That's fabulous Bruce.
All the scratch builts fittings and antennas as you described earlier, but the overall execution is amazing also. The props are especially eye catching. Looks like a model-of-the-month candidate to me.
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:58 PM UTC
Great work Bruce!
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Posted: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 08:54 PM UTC
Bruce
Your C-130 is outstanding, great work!

Have fun modeling
Mike
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Posted: Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 05:35 AM UTC
Bruce,

Super Herc!