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Everything posted by Uncarina

  1. I love duck rescues! I had to stuff 4 ducklings that I rescued (located between freeway and railroad tracks) in my bike jersey and ride in ~38C weather to my daughters school where my truck was parked. We brought them home and raised them on turkey mash in a cardboard box and a bathtub. In six weeks they were ready for release and I saw their successful debut in a lake in Tucson by my wife and daughter, shared to me via video while I was in Namibia! Cheers, Tom
  2. This is a rerelease of the IMEX/Kangnam kit that I built years ago. Issues like the landing gear stance and inaccuracies of the cockpit aside, I actually enjoyed the build, and it certainly looks like an Apache. Are there any glaring issues with the shape of the airframe? Thanks, Tom
  3. Truly magnificent work and photography! You’ve brought this to life! Cheers, Tom
  4. A great tribute, and I’m sure it will be truly appreciated for a long time to come! Cheers, Tom
  5. Absolutely beautiful job finishing one of my favorite schemes for the F-16! And Welcome To The Forums! Very impressive debut. Cheers, Tom
  6. Chuk, you never disappoint! Among the many things I really enjoy here is your versatility. I love using pastels for their subtlety, and I once even “painted” a camouflaged subject just using them. Thanks as always for sharing your work. Cheers, Tom
  7. Spectacular work! Cheers, Tom
  8. This is looking spectacular! I love the variations in the upper and lower surface coloration. Cheers, Tom
  9. This is a spectacular testament to Mighty Mo! I’ve seen the 6’ model at the Naval Academy, and your build is evocative. I also put my USS Iowa on the blocks. I love how it looks displayed this way! Cheers, Tom
  10. It looks really nice Tim! Great scratchbuilding. Cheers, Tom
  11. I’m running out of words. Pete’s build = real thing! Cheers, Tom
  12. Thank you! It’s definitely not an out of the box build, but I’m happy with how it’s turning out. Cheers, Tom
  13. Not a big update, but I've managed to work some more on the front end of the fuselage, extending the LERX and re-riveting. I also upgraded the exhausts by purchasing the much more accurate Trumpeter MiG-29M exhausts--not ZactoModels quality, but at $15 a more affordable option. They match the diameter perfectly, so should just be a drop-fit. Cheers, Tom
  14. Second take on the coloration. I wasn't pleased with the contrast on the tail, then learned that the light grey color was bluer than FS 36375. I sprayed the darker color over the airframe and the tail (gulp), then reapplied the masks for the second application--these masks are some of the most complicated I've ever used. Color me happy! Cheers, Tom
  15. Holy cow! This is really coming to life. I am curious to see your recessed rivet workaround. Cheers, Tom
  16. Really really nice, and you nailed the colors inside the exhausts! Cheers, Tom
  17. It is so great to see this come together. Can’t wait for paint! Cheers, Tom
  18. Thank you! I’m using MRP this time. It definitely sprays thinner than Tamiya, even straight out of the bottle. Cheers, Tom
  19. Thanks Lothar, your comments are very appreciated! I am really looking forward to the painting stage, which should be coming up soon. Cheers, Tom
  20. I've managed to finish most of the airframe, with just the light fittings adjacent to the intake to modify. The CFT's fit well with clamping, and I used stretched sprue and Apoxy Sculpt for the liner. I added the carbon fiber decals to the exhaust, but haven't yet weathered this area. Paint soon! Cheers, Tom
  21. Great progress Dennis! That is one big model—but you are no stranger to them! Cheers, Tom
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