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    Those aircraft are just unimaginably well done. whatever scale they are.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    I forgot to say that all the planes are AIM models and the decals are all MISCMINI. The Egyptian decals were a request so have to thank Kevin for his work.

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    Wow, you all are so talented! Amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    Bob! Lady LEX looks marvelous! Scale?
    Trumpeter 1/350, with Yankee Modelworks and Gold Medal details added (resin and photoetch) to backdate it to ~ 1938. Always like that classic prewar look, proud, bright, colorful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB401 View Post
    In a PTO Mood this winter. Making slow progress on circa 1938 CV-2 Lexington.

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

    GO NAVY!
    And here is the current status of Big Hog. AIM resin F4U-1, Miscmini decals. Now for some flat spray. And a peg. And a base. And cards. And more squadron mates.....

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    It was a nice break from folding microscopic pieces of photoetch for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB401 View Post
    And here is the current status of Big Hog. AIM resin F4U-1, Miscmini decals. Now for some flat spray. And a peg. And a base. And cards. And more squadron mates.....

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    It was a nice break from folding microscopic pieces of photoetch for a while.
    So, Bob, no red outlines on the roundels?

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    Last edited by OldGuy59; 02-10-2019 at 23:35.
    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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    Mike: LOVE the cards, got the printer warming up already....

    As to the roundels, I have several thoughts / excuses / justifications:
    1. There is actually some lively debate on the subject from some knowledegable people: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2529...epa=SEARCH_BOX
    2. Depending on the timeframe, they were eventually removed
    3. The decals I found didn't have them ;-)

    And if you happen to have cards for Roger Hedrick and Tom Killefer, they're probably next on my build list ;-)
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    Mike!

    The bloke that just keeps on giving.

    With apologies to Lloyd's' Bank.

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

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    Here is Kalifrana air base finally up and running.
    Photos captured from an Italian recon aircraft who chanced it too low.
    Those Maltese gunners ain't half accurate.

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    You can just see its shadow near the two MTBs berthed top right in the dockyard.
    Kyte.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB401 View Post
    Mike: LOVE the cards, got the printer warming up already....

    As to the roundels, I have several thoughts / excuses / justifications:
    1. There is actually some lively debate on the subject from some knowledegable people: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2529...epa=SEARCH_BOX
    2. Depending on the timeframe, they were eventually removed
    3. The decals I found didn't have them ;-)

    And if you happen to have cards for Roger Hedrick and Tom Killefer, they're probably next on my build list ;-)
    This card is already posted: OldGuy59's WWII US Navy Fighters Album - F4U Hendrick

    PS: Note the Hendrick card was after his stint as 2 I/C of VF-17.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Here is Kalifrana air base finally up and running.
    Photos captured from an Italian recon aircraft who chanced it too low.
    Those Maltese gunners ain't half accurate.

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    You can just see its shadow near the two MTBs berthed top right in the dockyard.
    Kyte.
    Nice job. Presumably taken before the Luftwaffe got to work on it?
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB401 View Post
    In a PTO Mood this winter. Making slow progress on circa 1938 CV-2 Lexington.

    GO NAVY!
    Bob, your "Lady Lex" is magnificent!

    I have a number of them in 1/700, all unbuilt in various configurations. I wanted to build a US Navy fleet for 1938, actions against a Japanese opponent, But I don't suppose I'll ever get around to it now.

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    [QUOTE=BobP;495353]Up next 3 more Buffalo's for 60 Squadron.

    Prolific work rate, Bob! Nicely done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Here is Kalifrana air base finally up and running.
    That's magnificent, Rob!

    I'd love to see it up close in person - it would answer many questions I have about my own abortive attempts at 1/700 Pacific bases.

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    Wow, lots of great projects. Bob, your airplane output is amazing! Lady Lex is beautiful. I'm sure that airfield will see some action.

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    Beautiful work, Rob! More Malta is a good thing Quite the inspiration for the rest of us...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    The problem in Malta is the same as with most Dromes Matt. Getting them as they were then. The insignificant ones have long since been ploughed under, and the survivors are often now International hubs that bear very little resemblance to the wartime setup. Kalifrana itself went through a series of incarnations from the early 1930s throughout the whole war. the best I could do was take a snapshot in time as it were and call it for the whole period. Even on Malta some airfields are so changed that you might just get a semblance of an idea where the main runway lay under the new extended 40 feet wide expanse of concrete.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Rob that is one fine job and makes me want to do something with the buildings I have. I take that that is more then one set of the RAF Airfield set plus some other buildings.

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    Yes Bob.
    Two sets and a few miscellaneous buildings that were cannibalized and stuck together.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Thanks that gives me an idea of what to do with the ones I have.

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    I still have a number of AIM planes to paint. This week want to get 2 more Ki 44 done and maybe work on the 2 Ki 27's I still have. Oh yes and there are the Mosquito FB's, Avenger and the Fw 200 sitting in the box.

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    Sometimes, if you are extremely patient, good things arrive in the mail.

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    These are 1/600 scale ships from Historics & Ros in Great Britain. From front to back in the top photograph are a 2500 Ton Tramp freighter, 2800 ton Tramp freighter, 3000 ton Tramp freighter, 4000 ton freighter, 4500 ton oil tanker, and a Admiralty V class destroyer. The graph paper is marked 4 squares to an inch so you can judge the size. The first five have resin hulls while the destroyer is metal. All ships include white metal detail parts to complete them. Notice the hull of the 3000 ton tramp has cast in guns on port and starboard sides (behind the boats) and a gun on the stern. Now I know where the AA machine guns will go. Below are images I lifted from the Historics & Ros website of 'completed' ships.

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    H&R also has some small colliers, barges and a large 10,000 ton Ocean Freighter. That one cost three times the 4000 ton freighter. The H&R website does not include dimensions for their models, and since they are in the middle of moving their business, email responses are not happening.

    Now I may order some 55 foot CMBs and an 80 foot ML from PT Dockyard for some lively air-to-ship action.

    Let me know if you want any photographs of these ships side-by-side with the 1/700 ships I ordered from Shapeways last year.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    I foresee a Malta convoy coming on very soon Robert.

    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 Officer Kyte View Post
    I foresee a Malta convoy coming on very soon Robert.

    Rob..
    Not for me. Maybe someone else. This is all for WGF.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    Rob you gave me an idea on what to do with the buildings I have. Might not be a big base like yours but smaller ones. Something else for me to do. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Robert, these are lovely looking models - prime targets for WWI 'sea attack' scenarios! I shall have to consider getting some of these little buggers...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    I was thinking for my Malta convoys Robert.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    I have all the ships needed for a Malta convoy made by TOPSIDE MINIS. When I ordered them he came up with names that weren't listed and asked if that was ok. I have to cut them out and place them on the solid piece that comes with them. Just another project.

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    Welp...in the framework of ships, just picked up my missing bits from Cruel Seas today. My hobby store got em last week so it only took over 2 months for me to have a playable game without jury rigging stuff (thanks Jager).

    Got a few projects half finished but nothing photo ready yet, maybe soon. Working on 28mm Nappys, a SAGA army, some western poker players and gunfighters, and heaps of treasure for a RP game. In other words all sorts of weird S---. But, keeps me busy and if I paint theirs I do not spend money buying stuff to paint for myself (or I could work on mountains of stuff in boxes around here)

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    Put decals on 6 planes today and want to get 4 to 6 more done tomorrow. When done will post photos. 8 are additions to planes I have done already but 4 are for new ones I painted up.

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    "Flight one to base. We're over Hirasuka and ...we see a.... it's gigantic! Tokoyo, we have a problem"!

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    Prepping this for Cold Wars, Peter?
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Prepping this for Cold Wars, Peter?
    Karl
    Its a possibility.

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    Don't worry Pete. Neil is sending in his Tripods.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    AWESOME. I remember a comic book back in the 60's that had marines fighting dinos on Pacific islands. I have a bunch of them but forget the name. The wife like Godzilla.

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    Rob so now the Flying Tigers have to battle Martians and Godzilla ? Hope the Japanese will join us in the fight. Any chance Rodan might show up ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Don't worry Pete. Neil is sending in his Tripods.
    Rob.
    I hope they don't join forces.

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    He's huge Peter! I love it - knowing me, I would probably repaint it, but that's just how I roll... He will make for an awesome opponent and eye-candy for a con game!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    I agree. He will definitely get repainted. His arms and legs turn but to keep him standing the legs have very little option.

    Now to play around with him and try to come up with something interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    Rob so now the Flying Tigers have to battle Martians and Godzilla ? Hope the Japanese will join us in the fight. Any chance Rodan might show up ?
    Ooooh! Maybe Mothra!!!!!

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    Didn't think of Mothra. I have to find those comic books

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    I love Godzilla - would be awesome to create a Wings game with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    AWESOME. I remember a comic book back in the 60's that had marines fighting dinos on Pacific islands. I have a bunch of them but forget the name. The wife like Godzilla.
    Possibly Weird War Tales?
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    AWESOME. I remember a comic book back in the 60's that had marines fighting dinos on Pacific islands. I have a bunch of them but forget the name. The wife like Godzilla.
    Quote Originally Posted by RJG173 View Post
    Possibly Weird War Tales?
    Google brought up this: The War that Time Forgot:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_that_Time_Forgot
    Dinosaur Island:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinosaur_Island

    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    First coat on three giants for the Tzar.

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

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    They look big birds Jim, how do they match up with a scout ?

    "He is wise who watches"

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    I knew someone would remember the name of that comic. I have them in a box with all my other comics.

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    Here is a picture with a Nieuport 11 and a Spad VII. They are about the size of the Hadley Page bombers.

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

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    how long have the sikorskys been in the making jim

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