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    Default April Work bench 2019

    As Mrs Gump used to say, "Building model planes is like a box of chocolates . . ." Feeling the need to do some painting with my wingman, thinking early war . . .

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    Three coat priming underway during yard work this morning . . . .

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    Mobile maddness is about to happen! Found an opened Angels 20 set in Hunter's misc things, hate to see them gather dust while my NZ grandson has only a Lancaster hanging from his ceiling . . .

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    The bits:

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    Found some 1/16" dia carbon rod.

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    Where did that black button cord go . . . ? Will be back in a minute . . .

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    Also just leaving...... Kurt Wintgens' Fokker E.I "E 5/15" , FFA 6b, August 1915

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    Shapeways E.I by Reduced Aircraft Factory

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

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    The workbench.

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    The work.

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    Putting in the lower aircraft storage cupboards.
    Trying to get this stage completed before we leave for Prague.

    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

    Putting in the lower aircraft storage cupboards.
    Trying to get this stage completed before we leave for Prague.

    Rob.
    Better not "hangar-bout", then!

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    That's one drink you owe me in Prague Tim.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Finished up a C-47 for a friend:
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    Quote Originally Posted by BB401 View Post
    Finished up a C-47 for a friend:
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    Very nice! Can I be your friend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Very nice! Can I be your friend?
    With the proper inducements....

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    Preparing for the Apollo 11 Anniversary by refurbishing a 1/97 Revell Saturn V:
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    Magnificent works, there, chaps!
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    "We do not stop playing when we get old, but we get old when we stop playing."

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    Great work already.

    Tim the Valom Elll is this the brass etch or have you used wire for the undercarriage and upper rigging support. Looks good whichever.

    Bob the C47 looks fantastic, I guess you have lots of friends if you do lovely looking jobs like this for them.

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    I echo Peter's comments, Bob - friendship would be a lovely thing - that C-47 is simply gorgeous Rob, I look forward to seeing your storage renovations Tim, your Eindeckers are einfach fabelhaft - thanks for the Valom inspiration!

    So many projects in the queue - I must get to work!!!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Love the Saturn V, always wanted to do the whole NASA space series in 1/144" scale . . . Not enough space in my collection . . . !

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    After working on my Tzarist Air Force I needed a change of pace. I have dug out a Tamiya King Tiger model I have had forever and started working on it.

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

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    No statute of limitations on model construction . . . : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post

    Tim the Valom Elll is this the brass etch or have you used wire for the undercarriage and upper rigging support. Looks good whichever.
    The undercarriage is the original photo-etch.
    The upper rigging support is a piece of wire bent to shape.

    I have always stated that there is no need whatsoever to replace the photo-etch with anything else; it is just fine for the job.
    Then, when building this beastie, I discovered that the etch parts were scored where they need to be bent; when removing this bit from the sprue, it leapt off my workbench into the great unknown! So I had to replace it.
    I'll take more care with the next one (under construction).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB401 View Post
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    nice!!! im working on some c47s myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhodie80 View Post
    After working on my Tzarist Air Force I needed a change of pace. I have dug out a Tamiya King Tiger model I have had forever and started working on it.

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    im in the same boat lol. ive got a tamia koenigs tiger that i started 30 some years ago that ive never finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    No statute of limitations on model construction . . . : )


    thank god!!! lol. id be one of the worst offenders if there was!!!

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    I posted pictures of these in the Painting Showcase folder but following the flight path of the Flying Helmut I'll post a different picture of the same models here. This time with a clearer view of the reconstructed undercarriage (and the cabane A-frame) that were damaged in taking off my failed rigging attempt. These are meant to go with the cards from the Immelmann pack - green for Hautzmayer and beige for Immelmann (or Parvanov) as I don't have either of those Ares models).

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    Bob if that is the ZVEZDA that is one heck of a job. One heck of a job even if it isn't.

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    Received some planes I ordered from AIM last week and some SHAPEWAYS planes so working on this months project. Good thing I have the decals from Kevin for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    The undercarriage is the original photo-etch.
    The upper rigging support is a piece of wire bent to shape.

    I have always stated that there is no need whatsoever to replace the photo-etch with anything else; it is just fine for the job.
    Then, when building this beastie, I discovered that the etch parts were scored where they need to be bent; when removing this bit from the sprue, it leapt off my workbench into the great unknown! So I had to replace it.
    I'll take more care with the next one (under construction).
    Thanks Tim. When I was moving my room I found a V strut, in the desk drawer, either from an undercart or wing strut, as I've finished all the models I started I can't understand how I can have this bit that obviously escaped like yours into the great unknown.

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    So the Spitfires and Whirlwinds for 1942 are still on the work bench, but I got some Fw190s from Blood Red Skies, and blitzed them
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    JG2
    more pics in the painting sub forum

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    So John, how do they scale? Not a strong point with Blood Red Skies in the past, and are they plastic or metal?

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    Blood red skies, Ares Hurricane, Ugrim 190 from Shapeways.
    looks reasonable to me.
    plastic, with some minor issues regarding the wing underside on a couple of the models, but 6 for £20, including a decal sheet for JG26 (for 109s but good enough for me)
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    My only problem is that with the Spitfire Vs as well, I now need 10 x Q decks!!!
    I SO wish Ares would produce card decks on their own. I'd certainly go £3 per, maybe more for the larger decks.
    There are so many WWII models and marks that would be uneconomic for Ares to manufacture but that we get from other sources

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbiggles View Post
    My only problem is that with the Spitfire Vs as well, I now need 10 x Q decks!!!
    I SO wish Ares would produce card decks on their own. I'd certainly go £3 per, maybe more for the larger decks.
    There are so many WWII models and marks that would be uneconomic for Ares to manufacture but that we get from other sources
    Indeed, you are singing to the choir here . . . . I just hope its not a little too little a little to late! (Pat Benatar Choir)

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    Worth it almost for the decals alone then John.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Additional decks has been a topic on many occasions. ARES made booster packs, glad I bought them, for WWI and WWII planes. Not sure if you can get them anymore.

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    Very seldom see any now Bob.
    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 milcoll73 View Post
    nice!!! im working on some c47s myself.
    That is stunning, simply stunning

    Never knowingly under gunned !

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    Additional decks has been a topic on many occasions. ARES made booster packs, glad I bought them, for WWI and WWII planes. Not sure if you can get them anymore.
    Just happened across several, will be doing some posting on Clippers List over the week end . . .

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    Booster packs getting hard to find...got all but one and am sure Q decks aint in em. Sooner or later someone is going to find a way to reprint em. That or use the stripped down ones some here produce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowcat View Post
    Booster packs getting hard to find...got all but one and am sure Q decks aint in em. Sooner or later someone is going to find a way to reprint em. That or use the stripped down ones some here produce.
    "Hit and Run" booster pack - includes 2 manoeuvre decks, 'B' and 'Q'

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    Hit and run are WWI, he needs Q for Spitfire Mk V's which are WWII If I read it right.

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    How about an elven customized balloon set? For reals!

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    Still think it needs to be painted up like a Easter Egg.

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    That must be one of your lozenge balloons from Ages Past that you did for Hunter?! Gorgeous stuff, David

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowcat View Post
    Hit and run are WWI, he needs Q for Spitfire Mk V's which are WWII If I read it right.
    Aaah, I see.

    No booster packs ever contained the larger "fast" decks - they were 'Ares' product, not 'Nexus'.

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    Amazing balloon, Clipper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    That must be one of your lozenge balloons from Ages Past that you did for Hunter?! Gorgeous stuff, David

    All the best,
    Matt
    Good eye and memory! It is indeed. The elves did 6 of these as I barely recall.

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    I was just wondering about the booster packs and checked EBAY. There were a few there. Two of the WWII packs were going for $49.95. I think I paid $5.95 for one of them. Then there were a few planes and as always they wanted some off the wall price.

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    Bumped into a chap at Salute who said he was hoping to become Ares official UK rep, as apparently there isn't one at the moment.
    He asked me if there was anything particular that UK players wanted, so I raised the issue of manouvre decks stressing the use for those aircraft which it would not be financially viable to produce models of due to their rarity in the real world.
    He said he would talk to Ares about the possibility of producing deck only packs.
    I'm not holding my breath, but if we keep knocking, maybe someone will hear us eventually

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    Been a busy month so far, More 10mm Warmaster Elves (no relation Clipper), some more cowboy 28mm figs, and the first half of a Bolt Action Romanian army. Will keep you updated.

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