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About Squizzy

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    1/200 USS Arizona, with the works

    An update on the hull, for the past 10 days or so I've been working on the prop shaft struts. The Trumpeter version must have been designed with R/C in mind, mine aren't 100% accurate, but looking at all of my references, are a lot closer, and I'm happy with the way they've come up. Thanks for looking!
  2. Looks Awesome, it just puts a well made plane in the right setting! Great job!
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    1/200 USS Arizona, with the works

    Hubert, I've got a 1/200 mighty mo in the stash, and I'm wanting to see if they can produce a deck for that! These decks really do look so realistic.
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    1/200 USS Arizona, with the works

    Just a quick one. There hasn't been any work done on the Arizona, as I've just gotten back from escaping the Melbourne winter with a family holiday to Fiji. But when I got back, I had 3 little presents waiting for me upon my return. The first is a book that was sent to me from a member here,' Sassgrunt'. He offered me a book which is about the 1/96 scale Arizona model which is located at the Pearl Harbour visitor centre, and he wouldn't even accept any payment for shipping! A very big thank you, the book is awesome! The other book is the Paul Stillwell book on the USS Arizona, another awesome reference. The other present is the timber deck from scaledecks.com. WOW, if anyone's thinking of building a Arizona, spend that little bit more, and these are a must have. I've had all of the timber decks, Ka, artworks, and not that pontos does a deck for the Arizona, but I have there decks for other kits, and there all very good. But this is another level again! It doesn't have the self adhesive back, you use glue, and tips on doing it are provided, it is at least a quarter of the thickness of the others, and the detail is something else, I can't wait to use them. I've tried to show the detail with a close up, but I can only use the camera on my iPad, but you can see the difference in timber planks colours, very realistic!
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    1/32 Tamiya F4-Phantom show time 100

    There's nothing to not like here, a big dirty phantom, great job! The paint, the weathering, the weapons load love it.
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    1/200 USS Arizona, with the works

    For my first update, I was hoping to have a bit more done, but I'm trying to get it right, so it'll take as long as it does. With the top half of the hull, I've done all I'm going to until the two hull sections are joined, which was styrene strips ran through the hull, as you can't see through the drilled out portholes. The lower hull is what's been keeping me busy. I'm not up will all of the correct terminology, but the section on the hull where the prop shafts come out, are very 'toyish', and I was happy with them, so out with the dremal. After the clean up, and repair of the resulting holes in the hull, I discovered several different ways to not scratch build the prop shift outlets. I ended up using my battery drill and creating even larger holes in the hull than what I started with, and using styrene tubes, I managed to build the section and pieces required, and the use of perfect plastic putty, I'm happy with the results. Theres still plenty of work required in this area, shaping around the rudder, and then I'll be onto the docking keels. Thanks for looking.
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    Aviattic Ansaldo A.1 Finished!

    Amazing work Eric, I know it's a long way off yet, but I hope you bring this one to the next model expo in Melbourne, it looks great in your photos, but I'd love to see up close. Top job!
  8. What a great looking model, great paint job, great weathering, and the lights, it all looks fantastic!
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    1/32 Tamiya F-15I Ra┬┤am

    It's great to see this build is moving forward, and looking great! Nice work.
  10. Great weathering job, the paint and weathering look so realistic. And I really like the look of the older soviet trucks, they look like something off 'the Thunderbirds' TV show. Great work.
  11. Amazing paint job, and a great looking model, well done!
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    DesTROYer's 1/35 AAAvn CH-47D Chinook

    I'm going to enjoy this, I've been thinking about doing some 1/35 helicopters for some time now, but I've started working on a long-term model, so I'll just watch this one. Good luck.
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    I've never done a sci-fi model before, but I am a huge star wars fan, I'll be watching this build for sure. Good luck, I can't wait to see some progress on this.
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    1/200 USS Arizona, with the works

    Typhoonattack thanks for the tip, I already have the Squadron at sea Uss Arizona book and I also have Uss Arizona ships data, which is very similar, but both are good. Maxim I have looked at the 3d Uss Arizona book, but I didn't know if it was any good, so thanks for the tip! I've also ordered the Paul Stillwell book for the Arizona, I have his book for the Missouri another 1/200 scale project that'll be huge! But if his Arizona book is half as good as the Missouri book, I'm laughing.
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    Tornado ECR "OLD SCHOOL" Revell 1:32

    I don't know anything about the Tornado, but what I do know is that this looks awesome. Great finish, and I like the level of weathering done, top job!