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    Great job Matt!

    Still no Martian joy in Maine.

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    Funny that I have been busy this month but it seems to be going by at a slow pace. Didn't go to Historicon, did the Belgium planes and have some other planes to finish but still seems time is slow.
    Maybe getting old.

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    Well, Peter, if you hadn't retired to The Back of Beyond, perhaps you would have your Martians already... But the backwoods of Maine is about as far as you could go from Ft. Wayne, Indiana...

    Isn't time supposed to speed up as we age, Bob? Maybe it's the dog days of Summer slowing things down.

    All the best,
    Matt

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    I think it is the post office. I live in the same area as yourself and I still haven't got mine yet! Whine Whine Whine....

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    I am decent with a paint brush. I am just slow. Finally finished two Fokker E.III. Came out pretty decent.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    Back to finishing a few tanks for the TANKS! game...finished up decalling them yesterday and Dullcoted them this morning before things got too hot and humid. Doing them in batches of four or five seemes to work well, so I've already pulled the next four to start gluing...

    The first two are British Shermans - on the left is B Squadron, 23rd Hussars, 11th Armoured Division while the right is C Squadron, 1st Coldstream Guards, Guards Armoured Division...

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    All the best,
    Matt
    I could match the angle of the tank image to an image of some terrain, so...
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    PS: To be fair...

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    Last edited by OldGuy59; 07-22-2019 at 14:05.
    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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    Dan that is outstanding work and you are decent with the brush.

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    I can only really add to that by saying what a good looking pair they are Dan.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Dan, your work is lovely! Can't wait to see them in person...

    And Mike - those cards for TANKS! are splendid! Thanks for running them up!!!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Two more Valom kits completed - Nieuport 17's of Billy Bishop (blue cone de penetration) and Alan Duncan Bell-Irving. The inspiration for the Bell-Irving is from the Vimy flight plane with a small difference. I have the black stripe further back because I put the 'B 1' decal on the top of the fuselage too far back for the black stripe to be in the same position as the Vimy flight plane.

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    Lovely 'plain' planes, Paul, with splashes of color - great job - you seem to have the 'Valom aspect' down...

    Keep up the great work!

    All the best,
    MAtt

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    Outstanding Kites Paul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    Lovely 'plain' planes, Paul, with splashes of color - great job - you seem to have the 'Valom aspect' down...

    Keep up the great work!

    All the best,
    MAtt
    Thanks, Matt and Ken

    I’ve got a routine down for the Valoms. Can usually get the 2 models from one kit down in about 5 days - at each stages I have to leave it over night. So it only works out to a few minutes each day.

    The amazing part here is 2 cabane struts went ‘ping’ but I actually found them! Had trouble with the rear cabane struts but that was my fault as I had put in the front ones first - I put the cabane struts in after the upper wing is attached t9 the interplane struts. Generally easier that way.

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    My 10mm flags came in this week and I mounted an appropriate one on a brass rod flagpole and attached it to the engine housing of my captured tripod. Now he's ready to take to the field. Although I might have wished for a shade-larger flag, I'm pleased with the overall look

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    All the best,
    Matt

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    Paul, you must be a very patient man. I tried a couple of Valom nieuports and I pulled whats left of my hair out. I going to reuse the decals on repainted WOG nieuports. Good job!

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    Looks like it is ready for battle Matt! Awesome. Mine finally showed up! I think I may have bought more tripods than what I need.

    Hope to see some tripods on the playmat next month!

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    Only just got back on line after a Lightning strike knocked out my Modem on Tuesday night.
    looks as if I missed a whole lot here, Battle flags for Matt. Nice! Also two super Spads from Paul.
    Good work chaps.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

  19. #69

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    I can probably take some off your hands, Dan, if you need to get rid of some...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    At last I have a playing table/workbench back.
    What is on it is what I was doing yesterday- the back ground board of hills.

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    All ready for my first game wit Capt Kiwi since Prague.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Superb work, Old Friend! You will obtain a cinematic effect while playing!
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    My 10mm flags came in this week and I mounted an appropriate one on a brass rod flagpole and attached it to the engine housing of my captured tripod. Now he's ready to take to the field. Although I might have wished for a shade-larger flag, I'm pleased with the overall look

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    All the best,
    Matt
    Great stuff Matt. Unfortunately my rep magazine is empty!

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    Thanks Andy and also thanks for the holiday postcard which arrived earlier this week.
    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 matt56 View Post
    My 10mm flags came in this week and I mounted an appropriate one on a brass rod flagpole and attached it to the engine housing of my captured tripod. Now he's ready to take to the field. Although I might have wished for a shade-larger flag, I'm pleased with the overall look

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    All the best,
    Matt
    What a creation! Man, you inspire me!
    <img src=http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=2554&dateline=1409073309 border=0 alt= />
    "We do not stop playing when we get old, but we get old when we stop playing."

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    Rob nice backdrop. You could also use it for a small N gauge model RR.

    Matt the shadow makes it look even more menacing.

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    Rob, I absolutely love your work/game table! What a great place to work and play.

    Bob, the sun was coming through the dining room window yesterday morning - I wanted natural light. It was only after taking the pic that I realized how cool the shadow was... I am in the planning stages for captured tripod number two...the second one will be British...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Matt if you were a Hog I would believe you but as a 98 I know you guys are very calculating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    At last I have a playing table/workbench back.
    What is on it is what I was doing yesterday- the back ground board of hills.

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    All ready for my first game wit Capt Kiwi since Prague.
    Rob.
    That looks very good Rob, I see you have changed the clouds from your previous post and with the land background is very serviceable, do you mind me asking who's land background it is, I think your previous one was Pico or something like that, I think this one does look better although I do like the more painterly one as well.

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    Decided to to a Soubiran Nieuport 17 by repainting a Lafayette Escadrille WOG plane. Free handed the black stripe. Repainted the tail to make it look nicer. I am happy with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    At last I have a playing table/workbench back.
    What is on it is what I was doing yesterday- the back ground board of hills.

    All ready for my first game wit Capt Kiwi since Prague.
    Rob.
    How about lighting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baxter View Post
    How about lighting?
    I do not see any need for more light. Usually Rob's blazing plane provides enough light for any scenery.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbomber View Post
    I do not see any need for more light. Usually Rob's blazing plane provides enough light for any scenery.



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    Lots of great work guys. Dan, Paul and Matt,

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    First chaps, thanks for the lighting tips! I was trying to forget my previous immolations.
    The original back scene was indeed Pifco. This new background is from WWW. art-printers.com.
    As far as light is concerned :- a. Natural window light. b. Flash gun. c. Overhead lighting.

    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 matt56 View Post
    I can probably take some off your hands, Dan, if you need to get rid of some...

    All the best,
    Matt
    Matt,
    How many squadrons do you think we need to take all of these on? I may have bought a few too many! But, they are pretty awesome!

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    Rob, nice workspace/play table. If I made one like that my daughter and wife would confiscate it and make me go somewhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    First chaps, thanks for the lighting tips! I was trying to forget my previous immolations.
    The original back scene was indeed Pifco. This new background is from WWW. art-printers.com.
    As far as light is concerned :- a. Natural window light. b. Flash gun. c. Overhead lighting.

    Rob.
    Thanks for the info Rob, up until flying planes and seeing Flying Helmets background and pinching his idea, which is similar to your previous one I've always used a black background for my games, but my new set up is not in the corner of the room so I've had to change it and built this background.
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    This is the illusion

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    This is the reality

    On the reverse I've painted it blue, but I've been struggling to paint realistic clouds and indeed am still trying, my plan is to have different foregrounds so I can create dessert, countryside and seascapes, still some way to go but yours is inspirational. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    Thanks for the info Rob, up until flying planes and seeing Flying Helmets background and pinching his idea, which is similar to your previous one I've always used a black background for my games, but my new set up is not in the corner of the room so I've had to change it and built this background.
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    This is the illusion

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    This is the reality

    On the reverse I've painted it blue, but I've been struggling to paint realistic clouds and indeed am still trying, my plan is to have different foregrounds so I can create dessert, countryside and seascapes, still some way to go but yours is inspirational. Thanks




    loos sweet. looks like a gaslands set up

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    Thanks for the Rep Phillip. Mrs K bailed me out with the clouds in the end. She researched Cloud painting on line. Trompe L'oeil -clouds, and also Painting clouds on walls. I have just given her also some Rep on her profile page here on the Drome for helping me out.

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

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    The 1:144 scale Handley-Page V/1500 finally returned from Shapeways, and it's a real monster! 10-˝" (26cm) wingspan, guns front, guns in the tail guns in the middle. I had to try to think of something I could put beside it for a sense of scale that was universal, so I settled on a golf ball:
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    It makes the A.E.G. G.V look positively tiny by comparison!
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    John very nice table. I see a number of game being played with that setup. There are Model Railroad backdrops that you could use if you would rather not do the painting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReducedAirFact View Post
    The 1:144 scale Handley-Page V/1500 finally returned from Shapeways, and it's a real monster! 10-˝" (26cm) wingspan, guns front, guns in the tail guns in the middle. I had to try to think of something I could put beside it for a sense of scale that was universal, so I settled on a golf ball:
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    Way cool! Might need one! How $ in wsf? Will have to look now. I do have 4 scratch builts . . . the AEG looks great too! Well done!

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    Well here is my end of the month planes. Added some Mig 19's/J-6's (Chinese Mig 19) to the jets I have been doing.

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    J-6 EAF

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    J-6 EAF. In the OSPREY book I have they have a color plate of an Egyptian F-6 from the Iraqi AF. That plane had a city name in Arabic so I used a decal with Arabic writing under the canopy. I don't know what it says.
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    Then I did an J-6 for the VPAF. This one goes along with the 2 Mig 19's I did earlier in the month.

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    The number 6066 is one of the plates in another OSPREY book I have. I put the Air to Air missiles on this one but as you can see I didn't put them on the EAF J-6's. Got frustrated so left hem off.
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    Well seems the VPAF Mig photos didn't show up so here they are again. Seems when I post back to back posts with pics some don't show.

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    Again, non-aircraft, but a couple of banners for the camp at the Pennsic War this week. The green and black one (per pale vert and sable) is for the Barony of Brendoken,
    and the blue and white one (azure and argent) is for my home Marche of Gwyntarian.
    I've made over 130 of these displays, though these are the first in a few years.

    Karl

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

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    Not much from the elves this month, found these on the workbench when I got home . . .

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    Someone went to Hobby Lobby, nice Corsair, cool Metal Earth Apollo 11, and a bag of metal bells?

    Hmmmm . . .

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    What lurks behind the visor? Could it house a simplified Martian? ! !

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    A few more waiting . . .

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    Lots of great stuff here as the month is coming to a close - it's so great to check out the monthly workbench for continuing inspiration From Dan's Nieuports to Bob's MiGs to Karl's banners (glad to see you got them done, my friend!) to Dave's newest Martians - it never ceases to amaze me at the talent and creativity our Forum-members have.

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Great stuff as always. Just received an order from Dave (AIM) so have to start on next months planes.

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    COMING SOON - in an August Workbench near you

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