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    With the mention of propellers, here's what the elves do. Take a length of 1/16" diameter styrene rod - as long as you want the prop to be. Slip the rod just under half way into the jaws of a small pair of plilars where there are no teeth. Clamp down on the rod, crushing it to just under 1/32" thick. Remove the rod and insert the un-crushed end into the pliars at 90 degrees from the crushed end, crush this end like the other end. Round the tips or taper the blades to suit with a nail file. unch a center hole and drill the hub for a prop shaft and there you have it!

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    Another entry in Clipper's Big Book of Modeling Tips!
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Nice tip Dave.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Beats the HECK out of carving them from rectangular plastic stock like I did a couple of weeks ago for my friends who were missing propellers! Thanks for the great tip, David!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    Beats the HECK out of carving them from rectangular plastic stock like I did a couple of weeks ago for my friends who were missing propellers! Thanks for the great tip, David!

    All the best,
    Matt
    I have dozens of spare props, let me know if you need any . . .

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    Thanks for the offer, David! Carving them wasn't THAT bad, really - I knew what I wanted to do and it worked just fine. Yours is a much more elegant way of handling the issue, and I will try it next time.

    All the best,
    Matt

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    A few snow days lately meant that I could really work on some things. Just for practice, I made this Little jungle base. I did everything by hand and used paper for the vegetation.

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    (Apologies for differences in lighting, the camera was having trouble focusing)

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    Just started a model of Kalifrana Air base for my WW2 Malta games.



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    i will update as it progresses.

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    The Harbour first.
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    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Great work there on that base, Max! One of my least favorite modeling jobs - which is probably why I like painting busts...

    Holy Moly, Rob! That is going to be quite the involved installation/target when you are done Good thing Ares is coming out with SM79s to flatten it for you

    I look forward to seeing how both of these projects progress. Keep up the inspiring work!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    That will be a great target.


    What scale is that? 1/700?

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    Just somewhere for my Sunderland, Walrus and Stringbags to call home!
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Nice project. Let me see those building look very familiar. I was wondering what to do with them so now I can't wait to see your project completed.

    Pete 1/600 and they are by PICO. One is the RAF Airfield set along with the industrial building set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    Beats the HECK out of carving them from rectangular plastic stock like I did a couple of weeks ago for my friends who were missing propellers! Thanks for the great tip, David!

    All the best,
    Matt
    They came out great. My Ilya Muromet is very happy. He doesn't feel incomplete any more.

    Jim


    Here's to them what are like us. Damn few and they're all dead.

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    Clipper, those propellers are amazing...you never cease to amaze.

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    Leaving my workbench tonight...............................

    3 Fokker D.VIIs from Jasta 12 in September 1918

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    Three more masterpieces Tim.
    Such clean lines too.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Three more beauties, Tim.
    Meisterwerk.

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    well, I just painted up some planes, and put some custom decals on them, but I can't show them. Yet.

    Perhaps in Prague? Maybe sooner...
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Excellent work Tim.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Very nice work Tim, hope to see those in action soon

    "He is wise who watches"

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    More lovely work, Tim - inspiration for us all, to be sure! Are you planning on doing all of JG II?

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    Are you planning on doing all of JG II?

    All the best,
    Matt
    Funny you should say that........................stay tuned!

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    Tim:
    First, the D.VIIs look great, as usual.
    Second: are you using full wing decals for the lozenge scheme, and if so, from where?
    I have a whole Jasta or 3 of D.VII repaints to do sometime.
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    received an order form Dave (AIM) yesterday. Surprised that the USPS delivered it on a Sunday. 3 more P-40 for my Flying Tigers, if needed at Cold Wars, and 2 Ki-44 ( add to the 6 I have already, and 4 other's for my something different air force. I did 3 more Buffalo's for 62 Sqdrn so when I finish the othere there will pics of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    Are you planning on doing all of JG II?
    Here's a clue......................................

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    Berthold------------Jasta 12------------Jasta 13-------------Jasta 15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Tim:
    are you using full wing decals for the lozenge scheme, and if so, from where?
    I have a whole Jasta or 3 of D.VII repaints to do sometime.
    Karl
    Hi Karl

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    My Jasta 12 and Jasta 15 lozenge planes are all 'Nexus' "Schafer" minis, which already have the lozenge camo in place, upper and lower wing.

    Jasta 13 consists of 'Ares' "Stark" minis, with whole wing lozenge decals taken from the 'Valom' "Fokker D.VII" twin-pack kits.



    I still have another 14 "Schafer" minis yet to use, and another 7 "Stark" minis (but only 2 more blue 'Valom' wing decals).

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    How the H*** did you find so many Schafers!!!!
    I keep looking, and can't find any.
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    ebay, mostly.

    Another "Schafer" sold earlier tonight (but for more than I'm willing to pay), and there are two more ending later this week.

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    Outstanding work you have done. What else can I say.

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    What can anyone say Bob except.
    I think we have just about said it all.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    ebay, mostly.

    Another "Schafer" sold earlier tonight (but for more than I'm willing to pay), and there are two more ending later this week.
    US or UK?
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    UK - one has now finished, but there is one more left.............

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wings-of-...53.m1438.l2649

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    Update on Kalifrana.

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    Layout of the sea frontage.
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    Control tower and it's ramp added.

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    Layout of the whole airfield and painting of the components started prior to gluing down.
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    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Thanks Bob.
    Hope to get it finished tomorrow.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Just noticed the large hanger in the lower left. I don't remember seeing them at Historicon last year. One year I bought a few packs of planes but haven't done anything with them. The B-17's are nice.

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    Such talent on show yet again. Well done chaps

    Never knowingly under gunned !

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    Just received this from Shapeways, it is too nice to use for my Sikorsky S-40 project! I had planned on using it for a plug to make expanded foam dummy motors but it is just too cool! 1/32" scale Pratt & Whitney R-1860 Hornet, rats!

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    These guys are Getting really good, and sadly expensive too!

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    In a PTO Mood this winter. Making slow progress on circa 1938 CV-2 Lexington.

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    In the mail, a 1/200 F4U-1 waiting to be turned into Tommy Blackburn's Big Hog....

    GO NAVY!

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ID:	262649Ok so took photos today and here is the start of my Feb things, First up my 3 additions to my Flying Tigers.

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    Now all 6.
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    Up next 3 more Buffalo's for 60 Squadron.

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    Painting complete.
    Gluing down starts.

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    Tomorrow texturing the base.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    WOW Rob. Didn't know what to do with those large huts. Now I know they are hangers. looking good.

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    Now for my different planes. My Egyptian planes with some new Italian V205's and then the Spitfires so a total of 5 for them.

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    Also added to the Israeli AF. 2 AVIA S199's and now with the rest.

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    BobP I must say you have a very unique collection. Nice to see the rarer birds.

    BB401 : what scale is your Lady Lex? Looks most impressive.

    Rob: your airfield is really coming to life.

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