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    Didn't seem to be an August workbench thread yet, so here goes.
    Finally got around to doing a project I've been wanting to do for awhile now.
    replacing the long gone canopy from my favorite diecast toy jet from my childhood.
    an f-104 starfighter. the missile with a man in it! Click image for larger version. 

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    took a lot of fitting and filing a piece of tapered acrylic post to get the fit right.
    thought about repainting it but i like the "been there, done that" look acquired from rough childhood handling. brings back fond memories!
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    My own "willow run" for a future combat box project ( FW190( 6/8) against B-24 (8))
    A few more paint jobs to do (port and starboard windows), a propeller and machine guns to repair (these things are fragile) and they're off to battle.
    Décals 1/144 from kitsworld
    B-24 of the 486th group "Zodiacs"



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    Quote Originally Posted by fox View Post
    My own "willow run" for a future combat box project ( FW190( 6/8) against B-24 (8))
    A few more paint jobs to do (port and starboard windows), a propeller and machine guns to repair (these things are fragile) and they're off to battle.
    Décals 1/144 from kitsworld
    B-24 of the 486th group "Zodiacs"


    Nice work, Fox.
    Dibs on "Leo" (wishing I could get these decals in 1/200).
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    thank you Karl
    Perhaps you can ask Kits world to do them in 1/200 ? I suppose it's not difficult to reduce them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fox View Post
    thank you Karl
    Perhaps you can ask Kits world to do them in 1/200 ? I suppose it's not difficult to reduce them.
    With high detailed pics of the nose art, I could take a stab at doing homemade, though my luck with them has been poor.
    Since they don't sell any 1/200 scale decals, they probably wont, but I can ask.
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    great work Karl

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    Those B-24 are wonderful looking! Great job!

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    Here there are, ready for battle











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    WOW ! Freak'in awesome models and the pics Fox !

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    A very efficient production plant.
    Ready for combat.
    Rep dropped.

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    Nice work Fox.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Really nice work... great plane the B24

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Very Liberating!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Default Stripes!

    This month I have been going slightly mad trying to paint up some me Typhoons and Tempests. So many recognition stripes! This particular one with Operation Starkey markings might as well be a zebra.

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    Upper surface ready for camo:
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    Beautiful fleet of B-24s Fox. They should be able to do some damage to the Reich.

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    Here are a pair of Fokker D.VIIs I've done on commission. They are the last of a set of 5 Jasta 40 I've done for Dan.

    Shapeways planes, J40 decals by Larry Gill. Not sure who did the camo decals, Dan sent them to me. If he know their creator I hope he can supply that info.
    Various paints used to match the camo for the wing edges, Vallejo, AK Interactive and craft.

    Gilly
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    Wing Lozenge was from the defunct Aerodrome Store.

    Looking wonderful Peter!!!!

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    Beautiful B-24s, Fox, but IIRC a Box was usually built around twelve planes (two vics), not eight.

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    Another Baltic Bob Lithuanian LVG CVI


    This is the second Shapeways LVG CVI two-seater airplane I’ve painted in 1919 Lithuanian colors (the first is in the Painting Showcase). The LVG was a major part of the Lithuanian air wing involved in the Lithuanian Wars of Independence.

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    And a contemporary photo of the LVG
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    In case you are wondering, Lastner Meadows Field is name of my “home” airfield.

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    Very nice LVG Bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    Beautiful B-24s, Fox, but IIRC a Box was usually built around twelve planes (two vics), not eight.

    http://www.398th.org/Research/8th_AF...scription.html
    Thank you for the link,really interesting
    I am already happy to have found eight of them at affordable prices for a one shot game

    Peter:Nice fokker as usual

    Bob:Beautiful and original LVG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    Beautiful B-24s, Fox, but IIRC a Box was usually built around twelve planes (two vics), not eight...
    Lost four on the way in !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fox View Post
    My own "willow run" for a future combat box project ( FW190( 6/8) against B-24 (8))
    A few more paint jobs to do (port and starboard windows), a propeller and machine guns to repair (these things are fragile) and they're off to battle.
    Décals 1/144 from kitsworld
    B-24 of the 486th group "Zodiacs"


    These are AWSOME!!!!! Incredible paint job. Who makes the models ans where did you get those unbelievable decals?!

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    Thank you Kevin
    Models are from Minicraft or Revell 1/144
    Decals are from Kitsworld
    https://www.kitsworld.co.uk/index.php?CATEGORY=8&SUB=8
    We're going to play the big game on Saturday ( 6 pilotes +me)

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    Love the B-24's, saw the Willow Run and remember doing airshows back there in the 80's. Buddy of my dads flew us up there for lunch in the Officers club (was a restaurant back then). Not that far from here but have not been back in decades. Our pilot was an ex B24 pilot from WWII who spent 2 years in a German POW camp and had been awarded the DFC during the war. Unfortunately like my dad he is no longer with us.



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