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    bdthoresen got a reaction from coogrfan in Matchbox 1/32 Bf109E-3 Resurrection   
    That’s hella nice man, love this old chestnut. I have two in the stash that I plan to build alongside an Eduard offering at some point. I will try to bring them up to a more modern standard. Please keep the updates coming!
     
    THOR    
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    bdthoresen got a reaction from Martinnfb in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Ah, using the Jv44 version of this same kit as the basis for my big build. Looking forward to what you do with this, as not being computer literate enough to design and print my own decals, design my own photo etch, etc. stopped me dead in my tracks.....so she sits waiting for my return as a pile of parts. 
     
    Good Luck my friend-
     
    THOR    
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    bdthoresen got a reaction from airscale in 1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190C V18 'Känguruh'   
    Ah, using the Jv44 version of this same kit as the basis for my big build. Looking forward to what you do with this, as not being computer literate enough to design and print my own decals, design my own photo etch, etc. stopped me dead in my tracks.....so she sits waiting for my return as a pile of parts. 
     
    Good Luck my friend-
     
    THOR    
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    bdthoresen got a reaction from Phartycr0c in HPH FW 189 Eagle Owl.   
    Actually, I remember an article on this bird, and Inseem to recall they had found another photo of it on the ground, and it was in the factory scheme of 70/71 over 65, with the squiggles done in white for winter. Tough scheme, would be awesome if you pull it off!
     
    THOR    
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    bdthoresen got a reaction from Dandiego in XB-51 Dragon   
    Just, wow. 
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    bdthoresen got a reaction from turbo in Matchbox 1/32 Bf109E-3 Resurrection   
    That’s hella nice man, love this old chestnut. I have two in the stash that I plan to build alongside an Eduard offering at some point. I will try to bring them up to a more modern standard. Please keep the updates coming!
     
    THOR    
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    bdthoresen got a reaction from Subodai in 1/32 Revell Mk IXc   
    Wow man, looks great. Love the painted on
    markings. Keep em’ coming.....
     
    THOR   
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    bdthoresen got a reaction from MARU5137 in HPH FW 189 Eagle Owl.   
    Gawd, I always wanted one of these. Will enjoy your build as it progresses. Please keep the updates coming!
     
    THOR    
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    bdthoresen got a reaction from Out2gtcha in 1/32nd scale Avro Shackleton AEW2 - scratchbuild project   
    Whew! And I thought I was the only one with this problem!
     
    THOR    
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    bdthoresen got a reaction from red Dog in 1/24 Airfix MkVb to LF MkIX   
    Olivier-
     

     
    My God man, that came out stunning! 
     
    Congrats!
     
    THOR    
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    bdthoresen got a reaction from mpk in Kawasaki ki-61-1 Hien "Tony".   
    Dale- Congrats on one of your first completions in a long while. That is one to be proud of......I am highly impressed......
     
    Now, get your ass in gear and get that Frank over the finish line, will ya? I need some inspiration to fix mine!
     
    All the best, mate!
     
    THOR, who now wants to build a Hein......dammit.........
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    bdthoresen got a reaction from Uncarina in N1K2-J Shiden-Kai   
    Tom- 
     
    That is spectacular. If mine turns out half as nice, I will be thrilled!
     
    THOR    
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    bdthoresen got a reaction from Uncarina in Hasegawa 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai (George)   
    Howdy, all! Thought I would show one of my latest projects on the bench, Hasegawa’s 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai “Late Version”.......I started this
    some weeks back as a bit of a “pallette-cleanse” due to some heavy projects on the go. I have been “project-locked“ for some time, and decided that this kit might get me out of my own head! As always, I have started with the cockpit....

    The cockpit was sprayed with a black base coat, followed by a coat of Model Master RLM82 Dunkelgrun, as I find it to be a very close match to some pictures I came across of the George that was restored by the Team at Champlin Fighter Museum. I experimented with some different painting techniques to add highlights and shadows, as I found that the cockpit, when assembled, is really dark inside the fuselage. Black components were edge-highlighted in black grey, and the natural wood knobs were painted in Model Master Radome Tan, followed by a coat of Tamiya Clear Orange. Chipping was done by hand with a fine brush, as was some of the generic placarding. I also took a page out of some armor modelers’ playbook, and also forced highlights and shadows with oils. (Martin Kovac is excellent at this.....check out his channel “Night Shift” on the ol’ YouTube!)

    And another. I still have to put some clear over a few instruments lenses on the radio and side consoles. I will also add some rudder pedal straps from leftovers of an HGW seatbelt set.....
     

    Seat assembly was painted as before, HGW seat harness set was installed, and draped in a bit of a haphazard manner. Still need to weather them slightly further.
     

    Another. I like the chipping on this one. Still need to add a few scratches with a silver Prismacolor pencil. I will complete this just before I install the cockpit.
     

     
    Right sidewall. Raised details were highlighted with a mix of the base color, and white. I then applied oils for weathering, including a washes and filters.
     

    Left Sidewall......
     

    And lastly, the instrument panel. All dials were individually punched from the Hasegawa decal sheet, and applied. The power wire for the reflector gunsight was added from .015” lead wire. I will add the reflector glass from tinted acetate, just before installation of the canopy. 
     
    I also have the fuselage halves glued together, as well as the wings. I plan to take more photos when there is something more interesting to look at.
     
    Thanks for checking in. As always, comments, critiques, and advice always welcome....Take care, until next time.....
     
    THOR    
     
     
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    bdthoresen got a reaction from Francis in Hasegawa 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai (George)   
    Howdy, all! Thought I would show one of my latest projects on the bench, Hasegawa’s 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai “Late Version”.......I started this
    some weeks back as a bit of a “pallette-cleanse” due to some heavy projects on the go. I have been “project-locked“ for some time, and decided that this kit might get me out of my own head! As always, I have started with the cockpit....

    The cockpit was sprayed with a black base coat, followed by a coat of Model Master RLM82 Dunkelgrun, as I find it to be a very close match to some pictures I came across of the George that was restored by the Team at Champlin Fighter Museum. I experimented with some different painting techniques to add highlights and shadows, as I found that the cockpit, when assembled, is really dark inside the fuselage. Black components were edge-highlighted in black grey, and the natural wood knobs were painted in Model Master Radome Tan, followed by a coat of Tamiya Clear Orange. Chipping was done by hand with a fine brush, as was some of the generic placarding. I also took a page out of some armor modelers’ playbook, and also forced highlights and shadows with oils. (Martin Kovac is excellent at this.....check out his channel “Night Shift” on the ol’ YouTube!)

    And another. I still have to put some clear over a few instruments lenses on the radio and side consoles. I will also add some rudder pedal straps from leftovers of an HGW seatbelt set.....
     

    Seat assembly was painted as before, HGW seat harness set was installed, and draped in a bit of a haphazard manner. Still need to weather them slightly further.
     

    Another. I like the chipping on this one. Still need to add a few scratches with a silver Prismacolor pencil. I will complete this just before I install the cockpit.
     

     
    Right sidewall. Raised details were highlighted with a mix of the base color, and white. I then applied oils for weathering, including a washes and filters.
     

    Left Sidewall......
     

    And lastly, the instrument panel. All dials were individually punched from the Hasegawa decal sheet, and applied. The power wire for the reflector gunsight was added from .015” lead wire. I will add the reflector glass from tinted acetate, just before installation of the canopy. 
     
    I also have the fuselage halves glued together, as well as the wings. I plan to take more photos when there is something more interesting to look at.
     
    Thanks for checking in. As always, comments, critiques, and advice always welcome....Take care, until next time.....
     
    THOR    
     
     
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    bdthoresen got a reaction from dodgem37 in Hasegawa 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai (George)   
    Howdy, all! Thought I would show one of my latest projects on the bench, Hasegawa’s 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai “Late Version”.......I started this
    some weeks back as a bit of a “pallette-cleanse” due to some heavy projects on the go. I have been “project-locked“ for some time, and decided that this kit might get me out of my own head! As always, I have started with the cockpit....

    The cockpit was sprayed with a black base coat, followed by a coat of Model Master RLM82 Dunkelgrun, as I find it to be a very close match to some pictures I came across of the George that was restored by the Team at Champlin Fighter Museum. I experimented with some different painting techniques to add highlights and shadows, as I found that the cockpit, when assembled, is really dark inside the fuselage. Black components were edge-highlighted in black grey, and the natural wood knobs were painted in Model Master Radome Tan, followed by a coat of Tamiya Clear Orange. Chipping was done by hand with a fine brush, as was some of the generic placarding. I also took a page out of some armor modelers’ playbook, and also forced highlights and shadows with oils. (Martin Kovac is excellent at this.....check out his channel “Night Shift” on the ol’ YouTube!)

    And another. I still have to put some clear over a few instruments lenses on the radio and side consoles. I will also add some rudder pedal straps from leftovers of an HGW seatbelt set.....
     

    Seat assembly was painted as before, HGW seat harness set was installed, and draped in a bit of a haphazard manner. Still need to weather them slightly further.
     

    Another. I like the chipping on this one. Still need to add a few scratches with a silver Prismacolor pencil. I will complete this just before I install the cockpit.
     

     
    Right sidewall. Raised details were highlighted with a mix of the base color, and white. I then applied oils for weathering, including a washes and filters.
     

    Left Sidewall......
     

    And lastly, the instrument panel. All dials were individually punched from the Hasegawa decal sheet, and applied. The power wire for the reflector gunsight was added from .015” lead wire. I will add the reflector glass from tinted acetate, just before installation of the canopy. 
     
    I also have the fuselage halves glued together, as well as the wings. I plan to take more photos when there is something more interesting to look at.
     
    Thanks for checking in. As always, comments, critiques, and advice always welcome....Take care, until next time.....
     
    THOR    
     
     
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    bdthoresen got a reaction from Trak-Tor in Hasegawa 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai (George)   
    Howdy, all! Thought I would show one of my latest projects on the bench, Hasegawa’s 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai “Late Version”.......I started this
    some weeks back as a bit of a “pallette-cleanse” due to some heavy projects on the go. I have been “project-locked“ for some time, and decided that this kit might get me out of my own head! As always, I have started with the cockpit....

    The cockpit was sprayed with a black base coat, followed by a coat of Model Master RLM82 Dunkelgrun, as I find it to be a very close match to some pictures I came across of the George that was restored by the Team at Champlin Fighter Museum. I experimented with some different painting techniques to add highlights and shadows, as I found that the cockpit, when assembled, is really dark inside the fuselage. Black components were edge-highlighted in black grey, and the natural wood knobs were painted in Model Master Radome Tan, followed by a coat of Tamiya Clear Orange. Chipping was done by hand with a fine brush, as was some of the generic placarding. I also took a page out of some armor modelers’ playbook, and also forced highlights and shadows with oils. (Martin Kovac is excellent at this.....check out his channel “Night Shift” on the ol’ YouTube!)

    And another. I still have to put some clear over a few instruments lenses on the radio and side consoles. I will also add some rudder pedal straps from leftovers of an HGW seatbelt set.....
     

    Seat assembly was painted as before, HGW seat harness set was installed, and draped in a bit of a haphazard manner. Still need to weather them slightly further.
     

    Another. I like the chipping on this one. Still need to add a few scratches with a silver Prismacolor pencil. I will complete this just before I install the cockpit.
     

     
    Right sidewall. Raised details were highlighted with a mix of the base color, and white. I then applied oils for weathering, including a washes and filters.
     

    Left Sidewall......
     

    And lastly, the instrument panel. All dials were individually punched from the Hasegawa decal sheet, and applied. The power wire for the reflector gunsight was added from .015” lead wire. I will add the reflector glass from tinted acetate, just before installation of the canopy. 
     
    I also have the fuselage halves glued together, as well as the wings. I plan to take more photos when there is something more interesting to look at.
     
    Thanks for checking in. As always, comments, critiques, and advice always welcome....Take care, until next time.....
     
    THOR    
     
     
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    bdthoresen got a reaction from Gazzas in Hasegawa 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai (George)   
    Howdy, all! Thought I would show one of my latest projects on the bench, Hasegawa’s 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai “Late Version”.......I started this
    some weeks back as a bit of a “pallette-cleanse” due to some heavy projects on the go. I have been “project-locked“ for some time, and decided that this kit might get me out of my own head! As always, I have started with the cockpit....

    The cockpit was sprayed with a black base coat, followed by a coat of Model Master RLM82 Dunkelgrun, as I find it to be a very close match to some pictures I came across of the George that was restored by the Team at Champlin Fighter Museum. I experimented with some different painting techniques to add highlights and shadows, as I found that the cockpit, when assembled, is really dark inside the fuselage. Black components were edge-highlighted in black grey, and the natural wood knobs were painted in Model Master Radome Tan, followed by a coat of Tamiya Clear Orange. Chipping was done by hand with a fine brush, as was some of the generic placarding. I also took a page out of some armor modelers’ playbook, and also forced highlights and shadows with oils. (Martin Kovac is excellent at this.....check out his channel “Night Shift” on the ol’ YouTube!)

    And another. I still have to put some clear over a few instruments lenses on the radio and side consoles. I will also add some rudder pedal straps from leftovers of an HGW seatbelt set.....
     

    Seat assembly was painted as before, HGW seat harness set was installed, and draped in a bit of a haphazard manner. Still need to weather them slightly further.
     

    Another. I like the chipping on this one. Still need to add a few scratches with a silver Prismacolor pencil. I will complete this just before I install the cockpit.
     

     
    Right sidewall. Raised details were highlighted with a mix of the base color, and white. I then applied oils for weathering, including a washes and filters.
     

    Left Sidewall......
     

    And lastly, the instrument panel. All dials were individually punched from the Hasegawa decal sheet, and applied. The power wire for the reflector gunsight was added from .015” lead wire. I will add the reflector glass from tinted acetate, just before installation of the canopy. 
     
    I also have the fuselage halves glued together, as well as the wings. I plan to take more photos when there is something more interesting to look at.
     
    Thanks for checking in. As always, comments, critiques, and advice always welcome....Take care, until next time.....
     
    THOR    
     
     
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    bdthoresen got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in Hasegawa 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai (George)   
    Howdy, all! Thought I would show one of my latest projects on the bench, Hasegawa’s 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai “Late Version”.......I started this
    some weeks back as a bit of a “pallette-cleanse” due to some heavy projects on the go. I have been “project-locked“ for some time, and decided that this kit might get me out of my own head! As always, I have started with the cockpit....

    The cockpit was sprayed with a black base coat, followed by a coat of Model Master RLM82 Dunkelgrun, as I find it to be a very close match to some pictures I came across of the George that was restored by the Team at Champlin Fighter Museum. I experimented with some different painting techniques to add highlights and shadows, as I found that the cockpit, when assembled, is really dark inside the fuselage. Black components were edge-highlighted in black grey, and the natural wood knobs were painted in Model Master Radome Tan, followed by a coat of Tamiya Clear Orange. Chipping was done by hand with a fine brush, as was some of the generic placarding. I also took a page out of some armor modelers’ playbook, and also forced highlights and shadows with oils. (Martin Kovac is excellent at this.....check out his channel “Night Shift” on the ol’ YouTube!)

    And another. I still have to put some clear over a few instruments lenses on the radio and side consoles. I will also add some rudder pedal straps from leftovers of an HGW seatbelt set.....
     

    Seat assembly was painted as before, HGW seat harness set was installed, and draped in a bit of a haphazard manner. Still need to weather them slightly further.
     

    Another. I like the chipping on this one. Still need to add a few scratches with a silver Prismacolor pencil. I will complete this just before I install the cockpit.
     

     
    Right sidewall. Raised details were highlighted with a mix of the base color, and white. I then applied oils for weathering, including a washes and filters.
     

    Left Sidewall......
     

    And lastly, the instrument panel. All dials were individually punched from the Hasegawa decal sheet, and applied. The power wire for the reflector gunsight was added from .015” lead wire. I will add the reflector glass from tinted acetate, just before installation of the canopy. 
     
    I also have the fuselage halves glued together, as well as the wings. I plan to take more photos when there is something more interesting to look at.
     
    Thanks for checking in. As always, comments, critiques, and advice always welcome....Take care, until next time.....
     
    THOR    
     
     
  19. Like
    bdthoresen got a reaction from Alain Gadbois in Hasegawa 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai (George)   
    Howdy, all! Thought I would show one of my latest projects on the bench, Hasegawa’s 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai “Late Version”.......I started this
    some weeks back as a bit of a “pallette-cleanse” due to some heavy projects on the go. I have been “project-locked“ for some time, and decided that this kit might get me out of my own head! As always, I have started with the cockpit....

    The cockpit was sprayed with a black base coat, followed by a coat of Model Master RLM82 Dunkelgrun, as I find it to be a very close match to some pictures I came across of the George that was restored by the Team at Champlin Fighter Museum. I experimented with some different painting techniques to add highlights and shadows, as I found that the cockpit, when assembled, is really dark inside the fuselage. Black components were edge-highlighted in black grey, and the natural wood knobs were painted in Model Master Radome Tan, followed by a coat of Tamiya Clear Orange. Chipping was done by hand with a fine brush, as was some of the generic placarding. I also took a page out of some armor modelers’ playbook, and also forced highlights and shadows with oils. (Martin Kovac is excellent at this.....check out his channel “Night Shift” on the ol’ YouTube!)

    And another. I still have to put some clear over a few instruments lenses on the radio and side consoles. I will also add some rudder pedal straps from leftovers of an HGW seatbelt set.....
     

    Seat assembly was painted as before, HGW seat harness set was installed, and draped in a bit of a haphazard manner. Still need to weather them slightly further.
     

    Another. I like the chipping on this one. Still need to add a few scratches with a silver Prismacolor pencil. I will complete this just before I install the cockpit.
     

     
    Right sidewall. Raised details were highlighted with a mix of the base color, and white. I then applied oils for weathering, including a washes and filters.
     

    Left Sidewall......
     

    And lastly, the instrument panel. All dials were individually punched from the Hasegawa decal sheet, and applied. The power wire for the reflector gunsight was added from .015” lead wire. I will add the reflector glass from tinted acetate, just before installation of the canopy. 
     
    I also have the fuselage halves glued together, as well as the wings. I plan to take more photos when there is something more interesting to look at.
     
    Thanks for checking in. As always, comments, critiques, and advice always welcome....Take care, until next time.....
     
    THOR    
     
     
  20. Like
    bdthoresen got a reaction from Iain in Hasegawa 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai (George)   
    Howdy, all! Thought I would show one of my latest projects on the bench, Hasegawa’s 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai “Late Version”.......I started this
    some weeks back as a bit of a “pallette-cleanse” due to some heavy projects on the go. I have been “project-locked“ for some time, and decided that this kit might get me out of my own head! As always, I have started with the cockpit....

    The cockpit was sprayed with a black base coat, followed by a coat of Model Master RLM82 Dunkelgrun, as I find it to be a very close match to some pictures I came across of the George that was restored by the Team at Champlin Fighter Museum. I experimented with some different painting techniques to add highlights and shadows, as I found that the cockpit, when assembled, is really dark inside the fuselage. Black components were edge-highlighted in black grey, and the natural wood knobs were painted in Model Master Radome Tan, followed by a coat of Tamiya Clear Orange. Chipping was done by hand with a fine brush, as was some of the generic placarding. I also took a page out of some armor modelers’ playbook, and also forced highlights and shadows with oils. (Martin Kovac is excellent at this.....check out his channel “Night Shift” on the ol’ YouTube!)

    And another. I still have to put some clear over a few instruments lenses on the radio and side consoles. I will also add some rudder pedal straps from leftovers of an HGW seatbelt set.....
     

    Seat assembly was painted as before, HGW seat harness set was installed, and draped in a bit of a haphazard manner. Still need to weather them slightly further.
     

    Another. I like the chipping on this one. Still need to add a few scratches with a silver Prismacolor pencil. I will complete this just before I install the cockpit.
     

     
    Right sidewall. Raised details were highlighted with a mix of the base color, and white. I then applied oils for weathering, including a washes and filters.
     

    Left Sidewall......
     

    And lastly, the instrument panel. All dials were individually punched from the Hasegawa decal sheet, and applied. The power wire for the reflector gunsight was added from .015” lead wire. I will add the reflector glass from tinted acetate, just before installation of the canopy. 
     
    I also have the fuselage halves glued together, as well as the wings. I plan to take more photos when there is something more interesting to look at.
     
    Thanks for checking in. As always, comments, critiques, and advice always welcome....Take care, until next time.....
     
    THOR    
     
     
  21. Like
    bdthoresen got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in Hasegawa 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai (George)   
    Howdy, all! Thought I would show one of my latest projects on the bench, Hasegawa’s 1/32 N1K2 Shiden Kai “Late Version”.......I started this
    some weeks back as a bit of a “pallette-cleanse” due to some heavy projects on the go. I have been “project-locked“ for some time, and decided that this kit might get me out of my own head! As always, I have started with the cockpit....

    The cockpit was sprayed with a black base coat, followed by a coat of Model Master RLM82 Dunkelgrun, as I find it to be a very close match to some pictures I came across of the George that was restored by the Team at Champlin Fighter Museum. I experimented with some different painting techniques to add highlights and shadows, as I found that the cockpit, when assembled, is really dark inside the fuselage. Black components were edge-highlighted in black grey, and the natural wood knobs were painted in Model Master Radome Tan, followed by a coat of Tamiya Clear Orange. Chipping was done by hand with a fine brush, as was some of the generic placarding. I also took a page out of some armor modelers’ playbook, and also forced highlights and shadows with oils. (Martin Kovac is excellent at this.....check out his channel “Night Shift” on the ol’ YouTube!)

    And another. I still have to put some clear over a few instruments lenses on the radio and side consoles. I will also add some rudder pedal straps from leftovers of an HGW seatbelt set.....
     

    Seat assembly was painted as before, HGW seat harness set was installed, and draped in a bit of a haphazard manner. Still need to weather them slightly further.
     

    Another. I like the chipping on this one. Still need to add a few scratches with a silver Prismacolor pencil. I will complete this just before I install the cockpit.
     

     
    Right sidewall. Raised details were highlighted with a mix of the base color, and white. I then applied oils for weathering, including a washes and filters.
     

    Left Sidewall......
     

    And lastly, the instrument panel. All dials were individually punched from the Hasegawa decal sheet, and applied. The power wire for the reflector gunsight was added from .015” lead wire. I will add the reflector glass from tinted acetate, just before installation of the canopy. 
     
    I also have the fuselage halves glued together, as well as the wings. I plan to take more photos when there is something more interesting to look at.
     
    Thanks for checking in. As always, comments, critiques, and advice always welcome....Take care, until next time.....
     
    THOR    
     
     
  22. Like
    bdthoresen got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in Standing Down   
    Kev-
    We have been cyber-pals for a very long time, and I want to say thank you for all you have done for us here. I hope this does not mean you will be leaving here completely, rather you will get back to building more regularly again. 
     
    Take Care, brother-
     
    THOR    
  23. Like
    bdthoresen got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in Standing Down   
    Kev-
    We have been cyber-pals for a very long time, and I want to say thank you for all you have done for us here. I hope this does not mean you will be leaving here completely, rather you will get back to building more regularly again. 
     
    Take Care, brother-
     
    THOR    
  24. Like
    bdthoresen got a reaction from Phartycr0c in HPH FW 189 Eagle Owl.   
    Gawd, I always wanted one of these. Will enjoy your build as it progresses. Please keep the updates coming!
     
    THOR    
  25. Thanks
    bdthoresen got a reaction from mpk in Hasegawa Ki-84.   
    Looks awesome. Mine is stalled for the moment  due to some issues with my Eagle Strike decals not sticking to the model properly. I need to strip it down, and find the Montex Super Mask set for it so I can continue. Yours is looking awesome!
     
    THOR    
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