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    Zeppelins! Again, yes I revisited the Hawk Graf Zeppelin with some new ideas. I am going to do a conversion to S.L. 22, no it's not full size, but neither are our game tables, so this build will be undersized but still big enough to make a great show! Since the kit is still available it brings a bit of zeppelin happiness into our game since the elves are awol

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    The kit in its glory . . . The goal SL 22

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    The Schutte-Lanz SL 22 is a late design with the cool black/white killer whale colors. Should be fun!

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    Nano Zeppelin! Behold the L-11 in 1/1500" scale! A mere 4.28" long, built this for my son's Jutland project.

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    Too much fun this morning, likely too much coffee as well . . .

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    Started with a length of 1/2" dowel . . .

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    Shaped with the mini belt sander . . .

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    Fins and bits from styrene sheet . . .

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    Two coats of paint . . .

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    Props as well . . .

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    Plex base and aluminum stand . . .

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    Hope he likes it for his birthday! Now to send it off the the NZ . . .

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    Yet another scale of Zeps Dave.
    From the sublime to the other thing.
    Is there no end to this man's talent?
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Oh well done, David!
    And, no, Rob; I can't see an end of the talents in the near future.

    Karl
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    . . . still not as small as the one in this creation I received a few years back!

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    Mine towers over his!

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    . . . still not as crazy, but "let's get small"!

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    Unreal what you come up with. I saw a clip on YouTube that a guy puts out on the things he finds at Dollar Tree and uses them for his model railroad. I thought of you when I saw it.

    Finished my planes today now just photos to take and post.

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    Amazingly talented there David - awesome work

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    Last month did 2 NVAF Mig 17's. Here are 2 Mig 21's to go alone with them.

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    And to go up against them.

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    These are AIM models with a set of decals he has. These are for the 555th Fighter Squadron out of Udorn Thailand. I was stationed 10 south of Udorn AFB when in Thailand.

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    And now to continue with my jets. Two Mig 15's NKAF.

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    Again AIM models and MISCMINI decals.

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    And once again had to have something to go against the Migs so here are my 2 F-86 Sabers.

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    Again AIM models and MISCMINI decals. The dragon (The HUFF) I thought was pretty nice to put on the plane. It might be on the wrong plane as I have seen it before but not sure what the aircraft number is. I should have checked that before putting it on.

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    Actually Phil it's Bob. I don't think Clipper would have made such a mistake. I should have double checked before I did that plane. Thanks for the correction though.
    I did see other pictures where the stripes on the wings are further out but they ae my planes and I can live with my mistake.

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    Now I feel bad so may just have to get a new set of decals and redo them. Rather have it correct. Maybe the wrong one some sort of prize at a convention.

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    I think all the jets look great. Only missing some with Japanese markings for a Godzilla scenario.

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    Busy day today finishing up a few projects.

    First some more townsfolk for the western city a guy at the hobby shop is building

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    Followed by some more 28mm Nappys, this time Austrian

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    Wow Ken. Those are fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    And to go up against them.
    These are AIM models with a set of decals he has. These are for the 555th Fighter Squadron out of Udorn Thailand. I was stationed 10 south of Udorn AFB when in Thailand.
    Really like these Bob, and the other jets
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    Nice painting Ken, I don't recognise the western figures, do you know the manufacturer?

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    Really likin' those 50s jets, Bob, and the Vietnam versions are pretty nifty, too! Definitely have to think hard about some Korean War stuff...

    Nice Naps, too, Ken! And the Western townsfolk are lovely - I was at a local con this past weekend in Cincinnati, and I was surprised how much there was available for Wild West skirmish gaming - I must resist (it's always been a fave of mine...)

    All the best,
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    I've done a set of wheels for my 28mm Brits - a Foxhound Light Patrol Vehicle.





    This is a 3D printed model which happily is of excellent quality. Given it only cost about £30 you wonder how Shapeways come up with their pricing structure.

    I've pimped it a bit by adding treadplate on the bonnet, Fuel can and holder on the back, wire cutter, number plates, aerials, satellite aerial and a crew with scale GPMGs - the kit ones were a bit overscale. Now trying to kit bash some bar armour for a Warthog from spares from the Airfix Warrior kit.
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    Spectacular work on those 'wheels', Steve! What a lovely 3D print, and your 'pimping that ride' really adds to the finished product.It certainly looks as good as anything I've seen made by the Bolt Action folks. I can't wait to see the Warthog...

    All the best,
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    John, not sure who made the western figs but will ask tomorrow and get back with you.

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    Great job on those Ken and Steve.
    Dave you must be thinking like me. I ordered2 more Sabers and was thinking of making them JSDFAF planes. I am getting into the jets stuff these days. Just painting them is something.

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    Finally moving this one off the bench to make room for others. Old Lindberg LCI kit, converted to, specifically, LCI (L) #3. If I'd known at the start I would have to fabricate everything but the hull and 20mm guns (both of which were also modified) I probably wouldn't have started but I'm happy with how it turned out.

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    I remember having that many years ago. Simple but nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    Great job on those Ken and Steve.
    Dave you must be thinking like me. I ordered 2 more Sabers and was thinking of making them JSDFAF planes. I am getting into the jets stuff these days. Just painting them is something.
    Bob; do you play Check Your 6 jet age? The WW2 game is quite fun.
    Karl
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    I haven't played any jet age game. Just enjoyed painting them since it is something different. I was going to look for that set of rules next week at Cold Wars. CigarBox makes mats that you can get hexes on so that is something else to check out. I did see a video on You Tube that showed CY6 Jet age.

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    superb

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    Great job on the Foxhound Steve, looks the biz !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    A Zeppelin in miniature - lovely work.

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    I just finshed changing one of my ME 109s from the starter set to a desert one.
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    Here it is all the way done.
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    Very well done and bold Daniel to do repaints in these days when all the minis are rare birds!

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    Finishing off the work bench for this week. Now for some me time...15 or 28mm Nappys?

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    Even more impressive work Ken.
    Rob.
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    More transport for my Afghan Brits.



    It's more of an Iraq-era Warrior prior to the Afghan upgrades with all the fancy-schmancy hi-tech that was added. I've a couple of more up-to-date Airfix Warriors which I will do if/when I get time.
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    Nice one Steve

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    Very nice Steve. I think I have one of those in 1/72 but that is a bit small for me these days. Can't wait to see pics of your whole Brit force.

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    lovely Warrior, Steve!

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    Is that the 'all-seeing Eye' that I spy on the turret's side, Steve...? What unit are you doing for your modern Brits? And, dare I ask, how many do you plan on doing? That Warrior is beautiful, by the way...

    All the best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    Is that the 'all-seeing Eye' that I spy on the turret's side, Steve...? What unit are you doing for your modern Brits? And, dare I ask, how many do you plan on doing? That Warrior is beautiful, by the way...

    All the best,
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    Matt, the Warrior is from 1st Btn Scots Guards, but currently all my infantry are Paras. I’ve got 40 painted up; come Salute in April I should have about a dozen or so more - medics, IED team, dog team and some wounded - plus a Jackal and warthog. That ‘only’ leaves another 50 or supports and heavy weapons to paint up, probably as Scots Guards, plus another 50 Taliban and supports.
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    Seem to be on a roll this month.

    Tonight finished 4 units of 10mm Warmaster Skeletons for me, a French 12 pounder Napoleon also for me, 10 dead gunfighters for the hobby store, and a unit of Pinkertons (ala Clint Eastwoods Pale Rider Movie) for a regular. Working on a half dozen Hyenas right now and maybe some more Nappys and Warmaster 10mm stuff this weekend (seems one of the guys at the hobby shop is building an army and I have 4 or 5 2 to 3 K armies left over from the late 90's 3/4 painted (roughly 35 unpainted blister pack in stock). Between this and Nappys have started clearing backstock from decades past out of the basement and getting it painted at last.

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    Been having a nightmare with the fingers on both hands, but have made some progress on the S.L.22 conversion. Will detail the steps in the build thread over the weekend.

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    A few other projects as hands allow .
    . two tiny Tigermoths for fun . . .

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    A trip into space, re-living Mr. Bass stories . . . Martin China Clipper . . . and a Draaken awakens . . .

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    Where are those painting elves . . .

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    There's some great work here, well done.

    Steve the Warrior looks superb, what rules are you using for your games?

    Ken those western figures are nicely understated.

    Dave the zeppelin is just amazing, I read your thread on mass production of these - wow. Is the Draaken the AIM model? You need to get the painting elves to crack on I'm looking forward to seeing these finished.

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    The workbench this month is full of very beautiful figures and the craftsmanship is awesome. The Foxhound is outstanding, especially the wheels and the windscreens - but its all great work - congrats all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    There's some great work here, well done.

    Steve the Warrior looks superb, what rules are you using for your games?
    John, we are using modified Skirmish Sangin adapted to allow for team movement rather than individual movement.
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    Dave, the wooden spaceship and China Clipper are lovely. I imagine they are for your grandson. The Clipper looks very swooshable.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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