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steinerman last won the day on March 15 2020

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  • Birthday 08/13/1942

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  1. Thank you all for the very informative inputs. Per your answers, I've ordered the full interior set for my F-15E Strike Eagle. I haven't started it yet, but I'm buying a few add-ons as my wallet will allow. This will probably be a winter project. Thanks again, Larry
  2. OMG Tom! This is simply incredible. What you have here is a museum quality model. What incredible detail, and the little tiny extra you have added really makes it stand out as a super model. Fantastic job, Tom! Larry
  3. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with the 3D printed cockpit details from Quinta Studios and how they compare to the ones by Red Fox. I've used the Red Fox offerings before and have been very satisfied with them. Now I see in the "What's New" column that Quinta has come out with a full cockpit set for the Trumpeter F-14D. It looks great from the pictures, but it's $54 plus shipping and that's a lot of $$ to spend if it's not as good as Red Fox. Anybody here have any comments?
  4. Good grief! You have the patience of a saint! Damn nice work, though!!
  5. Good grief!! That is awesome!! Such patience!!
  6. I've been following this from the start and I must say, I'm amazed at the level of detail and also the work you are putting into this beauty. Cutting out all those drainage holes mut have taken forever, but as with any good model, there are periods of sheer boredom to contend with. Looking forward to the next installment.
  7. Wow! Am I ever impressed! This aircraft is coming along nicely. You are doing a fabulous job on her!
  8. Beautiful work! A tribute to your talent and abilities!
  9. I'm following this with interest, Kevin. You don't see many ship builds here and I'm glad to see you're tackling this beauty. What you've done so far is great, but I gotta tell ya, you have a long road ahead! But, it's worth it, believe me. I'll be a thing of beauty when it's done. And yes, you're going to spend a lot of money on this beast, not just in paint, but other incidentals as well. Keep posting and most of all - have fun! Larry
  10. Wow! Just wow! This thread is fantastic. Aigore, you have a real talent, and I gotta tell you how envious I am. One of these days I'm going to start my Tamiya F-15E Strike Eagle and as I'm following your progress I'm scribbling down note after note. You're one heck of a builder and I can't wait for the next episode. Larry
  11. Wow, Craig, that is one beautiful model! It clearly shows your talent, effort and patience in all the extra detail you have put into this beauty. Thaks for sharing the finished photos.
  12. I can't see them either. Too bad because I'd really like to follow this thread.
  13. Hi Chris, Not sure. I might, but let me think about it a bit.
  14. They're from a Trumpeter kit: TRP06632 1:200 Trumpeter WW2 US Military Accepted Surrender Ceremony Supporting Characters - Sprue Brothers Models LLC
  15. OK, I'm back! I have a dozen or so more photos to share with you, Thanks for all your complements so far. As you can imagine, I'm kinda proud of how it turned out. Here's more of the crew and some of the rigging. Here's more crew and more rigging. I used thin EZ-Line for the rigging. That stuff is fabulous. I love it!! I gotta say that for a battle wagon, there's a LOT of rigging on this monster. I probably don't have the exact layout, but it's close. And besides, who's gonna know?? People all over this ship! Some sailors have to work regardless of the historic event taking place down below. Lots of activity everywhere! The red flag at the very top with 5 white stars indicates a 5 star general (Douglas MacArthur) is on board. All sorts of activity here too. There's always work to be done when you're on a warship at sea. Some kind of a discussion going on here. Wonder what it's all about? Some swabbie do something wrong?? Some workers starting to do some work on seaplane #11. Or at least they're standing there thinking about it. Most of the crew, though, are at the surrender ceremony. it.. According to a book I have, the table is one from the galley and the crew threw a green tablecloth over it to hide it. The tablecloth is actually a piece of tissue painted with glue and then green paint. The three signature documents are tiny pieces of Evergreen plastic strip. General MacArthur is at the microphone stand while the Japanese delegation is standing off to the right. The viewing platform in the foreground is scratch built. I don't think you can see it, but there are two cameras on tripods on the viewing platform; a video camera and a still frame camera. They are in front of the two sailors in blue. These are also scratch built. In this picture I placed a US quarter to show the relative size of the sailors and officers. For those of you across the pond (and beyond), a quarter is 2.42 cm diameter. The ship now rests under a Plexiglas enclosure where I don't intend to touch it for quite some time. It seems like every time I even look at the boat, I break something off. It is an extremely fragile model. And naturally, I have to toot my own horn just a little: OK, Ladies and Gentlemen, that's it. I wish I would have kept track of the hours I have in this. I'm not sure I even want to know the dollars I've spent on it. But, all in all, it's been a really enjoyable build and I've learned a tremendous amount in the process. Would I tackle it again? Probably not unless some dude offered me $10.000 to build one for him. So, what's my next project? I'm not exactly sure. I do know that I don't want something nearly as complex as this was. It's time for simplicity!!! Actually, I'm trying to decide on one of two kits, which are: Here: or here: Which one should I tackle next? Oh my, decisions, decisions. Take care, Folks, and thanks for the kudos!!
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