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    The elves have been busy here in Phoenix. Zeppelin bits are piling up, fins and hulls and bases oh my!

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    And an irresistible card stock model of French descent, or South American. 3" wing span, around our scale, but just built for fun.

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    And a rebuild of my 40 year old sander, bearings finally gave out.

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    Going to be a very busy month indeed!
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    Just received an email that my Shapeways order is finished and being shipped so have a few thing to paint this month. Also just got my order from AIM so some other things to keep me busy.

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    Welp, was waiting for Clipper to start it but figured it was time.

    Will have some stuff up in the next few days, so have at it.

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    Hmmm thought I had been here, must be that parallel universe thing, how can I be two places at once when I'm nowhere at all. Quantum quandary . . .

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    As a friend posted - I don’t have all my ducks in a row, I don’t even know where my ducks are!

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    Being in two places at once aint that bad, until you have to get home and only have one car....

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    Hmmm...look what I just found....sigh

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    OK, seems I missed Clipper starting one, so please lock this one down Mods.

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    OK, sealed a few more items today ALMOST clearing my table of other peoples stuff

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    Then started that slippery slope to madness tonight. Only 29 ?!?!?! more to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowcat View Post
    Being in two places at once aint that bad, until you have to get home and only have one car....

    depends on the 2 places. for instance, if theyre the dmv and irs....well, thats a pretty bad day lol.

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    I finally got it all together, but I forgot where I put it...……………….

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    What a busy month, I want to perfect the look of my martian cylinder, I've got 8 Valum models to build, and I'm putting ideas together for a martian cockpit. All of that is on hold however because my wife insists that I get the remodel of our stairs done before we decorate for Christmas.

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    Finished up with DullCote this morning and gluing on of foliage for the Panzer IV - all of my 2. Panzer vehicles are going to have foliage attached.

    The first two are a Panzer Lehr Panther and the 2. Panzer Panzer IV H...

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    ...while the Americans add a 14th Armored Division Sherman 76 with sandbagged extra armor and a camouflaged 2nd Armored Division Sherman 75...

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    Into the display case and on to the next batch! A 2nd Armored Division Sherman 76 is planned, along with a British Cromwell and a Polish Sherman 76...and I am not sure about the Germans - likely another StuG III with Saukopf and a Marder III...

    All the best,
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    Great stuff Ken & Matt. Have my tanks to work on along with the planes I received. Two weeks till Christmas and most of the shopping done so should have time to get some things done before the New Year.

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    1 Down, 29 to go...sigh

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    Great stuff, Ken - are you doing the ships for yourself or a customer? What scale and manufacturer?

    Bob - I look forward to hearing what you think of the TANKS models...I am finding them a lot of fun and a nice change of pace...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post

    And an irresistible card stock model of French descent, or South American. 3" wing span, around our scale, but just built for fun.

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    Clipper, I like the Santos Dumont plane, but how about a picture of the whole early zeppelin? Please?!

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    Matt I used to play TRACKTICS and used 1/72 scale tanks. I built quite a few of them...ESCI/Hasagawa/Matchbox/Fujima but then I was younger and eyes were better. The TANKS models look simpler, less parts. I have some of the new Revell 1/72 models and the parts are so small I gave up trying to build them. Fewer parts easier to build. Game looks good and a quick play.

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    Matt,

    These ships are the new Warlords Black seas plastic models, about 1/700 scale. It is a new release and has only been out a few months. A bit pricey but the ships are really nice if a bit limited in the line still. From the stock outs the company is having it seems to be selling REALLY well. Suspect with a little work on custom built bases they could be used for Sails of Glory allowing people to grow their fleets faster. Downside is a different scale and none of the extras needed.

    As for the owner, mine, all mine...

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    I just finished teaching an aviation unit to my students(my favorite unit) and had them fly cardstock gliders as their final project. I decided to put one together too.
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    Yes, it flys!
    The student gliders are much more simple.

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    Ken you are insane (in a good way). Those ships are fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmarsh View Post
    I just finished teaching an aviation unit to my students(my favorite unit) and had them fly cardstock gliders as their final project. I decided to put one together too.
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    Yes, it flys!
    The student gliders are much more simple.
    Fantastic! Year's ago I self published a book for teachers on building model airplanes with kids. Sold 200 of them, it is quite amazing to see them build and fly their models, ah, when I was younger . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowcat View Post
    1 Down, 29 to go...sigh

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    I can't look at it, it is too tempting! They are so cool! I have two large trunks full of sails and several castings of new ships and sails and bits, all long neglected, sadly may never see the waves and epic sea battles they deserve . . . Awe what a bad mood, must find some better therapy, where did Mrs Clipper hide the G&T?

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    They truly are wonderful, Ken!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Oh Boy,...the Elves are gonna be tempted.

    Finished a 74 Gun SoL today and did the rope work on 4 Brigs. Should finish em up and get pics tomorrow. Now, once I finish my last French Frigate Do I do the mirror Spanish fleet I have sitting here primed or do I go for the full British fleet box on my shelf......Nah....I want to do the HMS Victory next, gonna hafta get back on line and do the You Tube Walk throughs again...sigh.

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    Ok, enough of this madness, Back to painting marines and AWI US Infantry this week.

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    Matt I picked up a couple (6) TANKS. The one thing I like is that you can do different versions of 1 of the tanks. The Valentine has 3 different turrets you can make but only 2 can be done at one time. I like the Puma so have to get another one to make the 75 AT version. I guess we might see a game or two at Origins.

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    It took longer than the advertised drying time for the first round of clay to dry, but this weekend I was finally satisfied that it had. Here is the partially buried Martian cylinder with a second application of Model Magic - I imagine it will take most of the week for it to dry again. Hopefully, I will be able to begin applying finishing 'groundwork' on it this weekend. Once that is done, it shouldn't take too long to finish it up.

    I bought some battery-powered tealights today and some green mylar to try and rig up some sort of interior 'green glow'...more on that as I experiment...

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    All the best,
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    Matt, before it dries have you thought of coating sand or flocking on the clay? When it dries it would have a more natural texture that way to paint and drybrush.

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    It is actually a pretty dry clay, Ken, and any sort of gravel or flocking wouldn't stick to it by itself. Coating it with some sort of adhesive would allow that, but I worry that it would 'seal' it prematurely and slow down/inhibit drying. Once it is dry, I will seal it and build up the crevices to smooth things out. My hope is it will turn out as I'd like () once all is said and done - it looks pretty different right now than I hope it will when finished...

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    My first offering which I completed yesterday after letting them gather dust since I took over on the Anchorage, are a couple of AiM Kittyhawks for my Desert Airforce.

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    And finally their cards, done yesterday.

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    Sorry if the backs look a bit foreshortened.
    It was the only angle that seemed to work for the lettering.
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    Rob.
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    Lookiing good Rob

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    Nice job Rob.
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    That upgraded desert mat looks awesome, Rob, not mentioning the sharkmouth and his wingman!
    I just must find such palm trees.
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    You may recognize that mat Andy from several Christmas's ago. I was just wondering how the tripods would get on in the Desert. All those soft sand dunes and sinking sand too. I am now looking out for a suitable back drop and must start work on more tanks.
    Rob.
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    Thanks for the kind comments chaps. I found the shark's mouth the most difficult job I have ever painted, and just noticed that I forgot to dot in the eyes.
    Rob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    I found the shark's mouth the most difficult job I have ever painted, and just noticed that I forgot to dot in the eyes.
    Rob.
    Now's not a good time to mention Misc Minis does a sheet of Kittyhawk decals with sharkmouths then? :lol:
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    Nice Kittyhawks!

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    I haven't been doing much in the way of painting lately, but I've been doing lots of HeroClix kitbashing for my Star Trek Adventures rpg. For instance, turning a Nurse Chapel figure into a Deltan navigator.
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    Nice conversion John.

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    Impressive, and over all these years I never realized that Nurse Chapel wore a wig.

    Rob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Now's not a good time to mention Misc Minis does a sheet of Kittyhawk decals with sharkmouths then?
    I did get them pointed out to me thanks Gunners, but I had already made my attempt at it. I may get them for the next aircraft, however.
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    The latest to roll off my bench:

    No.3 of B flight 3 Sqn (pilot unknown to me):
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    3 Sqn were in the same Wing (13) as 56, 60 & 87 sqns so a good pick, this one will join the two previous repaints I did in 2016, all Nexus models.


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    This will join White 2 & 4 I've done previously, all are nexus models

    "He is wise who watches"

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    White 9 is a little crazy, sort of like it but bet it was a bear to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowcat View Post
    White 9 is a little crazy, sort of like it but bet it was a bear to do.
    Not really Ken, the donor is Udet, paint out his markings, paint the wing uppers, paint out the white stripe under the top wing, apply white decals & finishes, done in an evening, job's a good 'un !
    Barker was the Camel's donor this time.

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    Loving the desert Kittyhawks, Rob! My P-40s will eventually be painted in like manner...

    Kevin, that ST conversion is wonderful - all ready to play the first movie...

    Lovely work on those WWI beasties, Dave - White 6 is a looker, for sure!

    Keep up the lovely inspirational work, lads

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Here is an addition to my Soccer War planes. 2 Corsairs for the Salvadorians. Mike (OLD GUY) did a card with a way different camo scheme and I was tempted but just went with these. I might have to try his camo scheme some time.

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    As always AIM models and MISCMINI decals. More photos of others I have done but I always have trouble when posting back to back posts.

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    Then I added to my F86 forces.

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    and 2 of what I think the ROKAF had their F-86's painted.

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    Something else I started working on. Here are some Nieuport 17's of the Imperial Russian Air Service.

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    Not as great as others but I am happy with how they turned out. I have 2 more to post photos of painted different.

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