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Blackhorse_Six_ #701 Posted Feb 06 2017 - 20:47

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My very first model was a Revell Tommy Ivo's Showboat  which I hijacked from my uncle in 1962 ... followed in short order by his un-bult Revell Missouri.

 

Never built another car after that, though I did try a Peterbuilt in 1974.

 

When I built ships, I always tried to make them float, from the Mighty Mo to Old Ironsides and Victory.



stalkervision #702 Posted Feb 06 2017 - 21:12

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View PostBlackhorse_Six_, on Feb 06 2017 - 14:47, said:

My very first model was a Revel Tommy Ivo's Showboat  which I hijacked from my uncle in 1962 ... followed in short order by his un-bult Revel Missouri.

 

Never built another car after that, though I did try a Peterbuilt in 1974.

 

When I did ships, I always tried to make them float, from Mighty Mo to Old Ironsides and Victory.

 

My buddies and I built tons of nice amt model cars and later on had our own mega destruction, demolition soap box derby with them when we found out what girls were for. :hiding:

 

showboat...  https://www.amazon.com/Revell-Monogram-Showboat-Figure-Plastic/dp/B00U0DR0AK



stalkervision #703 Posted Feb 06 2017 - 21:26

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some of you may like to see this site for vintage model kits like you had in younger days

 

http://www.oldmodelkits.com/



yereverluvinunclebert #704 Posted Feb 06 2017 - 23:07

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View Poststalkervision, on Feb 06 2017 - 18:38, said:

 

it is blue in the picture is it not? If it is white already then why need to paint it ? Yes, that common style of construction existed but you can certainly do better. Reminds me of a five dollar Walmart Christmas building.   PS -I know about the glass being missing and why it was. I was the first to mention this. I didn't think something so obvious as cost needed to be pointed out. I was wrong.

 

I doubt you knew about parchment paper being used as a substitute for glass though. Even when shutters were used.

 

maybe the structure is white and your color balance is off due to the interior lighting. Take it outside

and photograph it once again in natural sunlight.

 

Do you know I think you are a troll. You are trying to hide it well but you have failed. You are just a know-it-all that really knows nothing but the sound of his own voice and the sound of others' pain (it probably excites you). 

 

/This indicates the end of my involvement with you in general and with this thread until you stop being present on it. You and your kind will go eternally unread.

 



stalkervision #705 Posted Feb 06 2017 - 23:49

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View Postyereverluvinunclebert, on Feb 06 2017 - 17:07, said:

 

Do you know I think you are a troll. You are trying to hide it well but you have failed. You are just a know-it-all that really knows nothing but the sound of his own voice and the sound of others' pain (it probably excites you). 

 

/This indicates the end of my involvement with you in general and with this thread until you stop being present on it. You and your kind will go eternally unread.

 

 

  I have been involved with art and model building for ages and this is a model building thread. To witt.. As I recall but may be wrong, you unnecessarily put your personnel two cents into a post not about yourself but someone else that I made first. Who is who then? Pot meet kettle as it were. Sorry for the valid criticisms of a rather sophomoric effort on your part but my college instructors in commercial art and photography were rather blunt with me on such simplistic efforts even though I was quite proud of them at the time. It is trained into my nature. I came from era where trophies and platitudes were not given to everyone just because they put some minor effort into a project. Was`I happy about this? No but it made me a better artist.

 

 Anyhow, I noticed you claim your building is white yet it appears BLUE in the photo. I don't believe that material you used does this before it's dry or after but I may be wrong. Please show me a link to prove it does. That would be interesting to me.

 

or not, your choice.

 

Do I actually care if you even read this criticism.

 

Not really

 

 



The_Chieftain #706 Posted Feb 07 2017 - 00:09

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Stalkervision, your posts have been un-necessarily aggressive, and some of them aren't even on topic. I would ask that you keep to the relevant subject at hand, and do so in a slightly more considerate manner. (That includes using multi-quote instead of repeatedly posting new posts)

stalkervision #707 Posted Feb 07 2017 - 03:44

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  Now back on topic. Old model kits site. Great site for kits you had as a kid.

 

loads of nice kits from ages ago.  http://www.oldmodelkits.com/ 

 

foam core model house..

 

 



FrozenKemp #708 Posted Feb 07 2017 - 03:51

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Well,  this was a fun thread, but I am done. I see absolutely no reason to participate in a modelling thread if someone is going to crapon other people's work and be allowed to continue to post.

Lethalhavoc #709 Posted Feb 07 2017 - 04:06

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Frozen you and everyone else in this thread, are doing just fine with their kits and the only opinion that should matter to you is your own.

With that being said, I've seen some things in here that I never even considered trying, so that's going to help me in the long run.


 

Don't let someone's comments bring you down, you're not the forum police and neither am I.

But the Chieftain will sooner or later remove any comment(s) he feels violates the spirit of this thread.

So just relax and enjoy the work that everyone here has been generous enough to show us over the last year.


 


Edited by Lethalhavoc, Feb 07 2017 - 04:07.


FrozenKemp #710 Posted Feb 07 2017 - 04:16

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LH, it ruins the feeling of the discussion.  And for all I know I'll be the next guy to get shat upon.  No thanks. 

stalkervision #711 Posted Feb 07 2017 - 04:38

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chief what ever happen to the chi-ri you were working on? I have been waiting ages to see it.

 is it this model?

 



stalkervision #712 Posted Feb 07 2017 - 04:56

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   Japanese tanks of ww2 and for some reason I kind of like these things. i have many of these in kits.

 

I wish wg would come out with a Japanese td or a arty

 

chief, have you personally reviewed any Japanese tanks yet? I don't recall any.



stalkervision #713 Posted Feb 07 2017 - 05:54

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View PostTjtod, on Feb 06 2017 - 12:40, said:

Have this model might start it soon

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Wow, a carrier. To many little planes, antiaircraft and little parts for me ! Just a question. Which model scale do you prefer?



BaerenGott #714 Posted Feb 07 2017 - 15:11

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I'm a mediocre modeler...like how I play tanks.  Here are a few of my kits.  I'm up for a 1/35 or 1/48 armor kit next.

 

 

 

These are a few of mine.

 

 


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View Poststalkervision, on Feb 06 2017 - 20:17, said:

 

if the underlying structure is not so good then painting it won't help. As far as a obvious warm light how do you know? Warm light doesn't turn white to blue. That would be cool florescent light.  I asked him about this a few times and he said nothing.  Frankly I believe he can do far better but people just want to hear accolades then advice that can improve their results. The reason I said I should know better is people can't accept any criticism whatsover. That is why everyone earns a star. People who attempt to broach any critique whatsoever are the bad guys. Actually it quite the opposite. I would like to see his beginning efforts improve then deceive him on how wonderful it already is. I don't expect anyone to understand. I know a old friend from college. Every once in a while she shows up with a real pip of a guy that could make the list of Americas most wanted. I always lie to her and say they are great because I am too afraid to tell her the truth. I am doing neither of us a favor by lying to her but lies are what she wants to hear..

 

You better figure out how light works before sounding off. I see blue shadows.

 

 

 



JRingo20 #716 Posted Feb 07 2017 - 21:32

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Sometimes you start with an Idea.

Sd.Kfz 9 Converted to recovery vehicle (Sd.kfz 9.6)

 

Finished version.

 

Sd.Kfz.9 Famo kit by Tamiya

 

 

Friumodel metal tracks

Resin 40 ton winch from Pioneer Sonderfahraeug Amphibious Vehicle.

 

 

Ref: Panthers & it's Variants, W.J. Spielberger, page 200.

My apologies to the supplier, but I've forgotten where I found the winch.  Edit: New Connection Models

Now a Schwerer Zugkraftwagen 18t mit 40t Winde (Sd. Kfz. 9/6)

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=160206&hilit=FAMO

 


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Lethalhavoc #717 Posted Feb 07 2017 - 21:53

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Very nice JRingo!

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Excellent conversion !  Thanks for sharing !  Great Job JRingo .

JRingo20 #719 Posted Feb 08 2017 - 01:43

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I'm always looking for more information. The photo behind image one is reported to be a captured Famo in a French port. The soldiers posing are reported to be British.

This was from a source in London. After further research I determined that without a color image, the German Kriegsmarine  uniform (bluegrey) is similar to the British uniform (Olive green). Also, the photo is of a prototype unit, on which only 3 were built. It was found the Famo frame was not able to withstand the forces of the 40 ton winch, hence the creation of the berge-series of tank retrievers. Modeling is the beginning, researching the history is really the fun part.

 


Edited by JRingo20, Feb 09 2017 - 02:29.


Lethalhavoc #720 Posted Feb 10 2017 - 21:13

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Here's an update on my Italeri Panthers mud effects.

As you can see I had to use metal pins to hold the tracks in place, these are without a doubt the worst tracks I have ever used.

Nothing wants to stick to them.

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