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Michaelscarborough

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About Michaelscarborough

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  • Birthday 02/22/1953

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    Model Building, Music: Classical and Jazz, serious gardening, art and architecture, culture and life in general.

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  1. Thanks for all this info, Rob! Helpful indeed.....I may go ahead and stock up on these items for the future, but, for now.....I have been shamed away from WWI subjects, and into continuing my efforts with WnW kits. I have the AEG on the bench now and, I think, maybe, probably, most likely, once that's finished, I will start the LVG and follow Bertl's build step by painstaking step. He really has given us an amazing tutorial that should not only help one build an amazing LVG but improve skill across the board. Either that or slit ones wrists in the attempt! BUT...there are two Mossies in my stash and the Merlins are humming, begging to be started......so we shall see! LOL!!
  2. Oh, GAWD!!!! I've been caught!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (It would only be a momentary change....)
  3. Hey all, I am sure this has been covered here in depth, but, am just wondering if anything new has been made recently available for the HK Mosquito. After five Wingnuts kits in a row, I think I'm ready for a change of pace.... Cheers from NYC, Michael
  4. Well....this is certainly esoteric. Before its all over, we may have every plane that flew in WWI. I love the description: small parts will enjoy being injected...I wish I felt the same at the doctor's office. Edit.....I stand corrected. Tom Morgan just informed me: the Fokker D.II was actually a significant a/c, even MvR flew it a bit. Designed as a transition a/c so pilots used to inline engines could adapt to rotaries such as in the Triplane.
  5. Wow! Kent, this is all gorgeous! Congratulations on bringing an idea into three dimensions. And, also photographing it so well. You have inspired me to get the WnW Albatros Trio and do something similar! I look forward to your next project! Cheers from NYC, Michael
  6. I'm closing this chapter for now. There are adjustments that will be made before I take this to World Expo I Chicago, but, for now, I am pretty much cross-eyed. Here's where it stands: AFTER THE ARMISTICE - THE SOUVENIR HUNTERS This has been a lot of fun and I have to say I have learned a lot. It's a great bunch of talented guys here and I very much appreciate all the feedback and encouragement along the way. Next up....AEG! Cheers from NYC, Michael
  7. Just about done..... I decided to add a derelict AEG rudder to go with the wing section. Again, I used Aviattic decals: Cheers from NYC
  8. Wow!! That is gorgeous! Great composition of the scene, too!! End in sight!! Cheers from NYC, Michael
  9. Thanks so much, Rob. Your kind words are very much appreciated. Und Bertl, vielen Danke Eure Gnaden! Thanks very much! I have learned so much from you that your kind words freut mich sehr. So...a little update......not surprising that every time I post new pix, I see things that still need attention. I'm sure you all know the feeling! LOL! Allied airmen being amazed at the all metal construction: The main door is finished and well hung.....: Thanks for visiting.....on to the finish line! Cheers from NYC, Michael
  10. The finish line is in sight...... Some say, God is in the details, while some say the devil is in the details. I try to invoke the help of the former and avoid the latter...although creating the details does seem to produce a lot of satanic-style cursing.... Lots of color corrections and touch-ups still to do but the will be easier once it's all in the same place at the same time. The SUPERB fuel cart from Aviattic...I'm still playing with the level of rust.....a bit of artistic license may be pushing the level of age: Next up, the oil pan...a fine bottle of Malbec was opened strictly to create this piece. Being a dedicated environmentalist, I felt the need to drink the wine so it would not be wasted. Finally, a true piece of artistry, a center section of Pup upper wing donated by George Taylor, whose skills with a scalpel rival those of any brain surgeon. This was done with paper and is a test piece from his ongoing build of an RNAS Pup on skis...which I hope he finishes because it is a real masterpiece. Thanks for having a look. Cheers from NYC, Michael
  11. Or...maybe they're on their way to the cathouse!
  12. Hello, all, This is my fourth WnW build and, after a brief stall, was reenergized for the WnW GB. It will be seen in the diorama, After the Armistice, being inspected by British airmen amazed at the all metal construction. The damage is based on photos of both J.1s at the end of the war, as well as photos of the J.1 in Canada, for which I'd like to thank Richard Andrews, of Aviattic. I used Albion brass for all the visible piping sections and did a lot of grinding of styrene to get it thin enough to appear to be worn Duralumin. The wheel spokes are from the Albatros B.II kit and the rims are from the J.1 kit, ground down...a lot. I've stripped a lot of the engine as seen in the reference photos.....I'd bet the parts were used as spares. The prop hub was scratch built....and, as soon as I finished it, I was told of a beautiful one offered by CSM. Ain't that always the way. The second, engineless fuselage will sit outside the hangar. I have to say I really had a blast with this pair of projects. I enjoy looking over the photos to try and determine just what the damage is and then experimenting with ways of replicating it. Thanks for taking the time to look it over. Cheers from NYC, Michael
  13. That really is gorgeous. Bravo! Cheers
  14. Well, it looks super....totally convincing as leather. Bravo! I have to say I have really been enjoying watching this come together. It is neat to see it step by step and wonder where it's going, but then, boom...there it is! And the energy sure helps to keep me going on mine! Cheers
  15. GusMac, thanks for your kind words and reassurance that it is indeed JUST A HOBBY!!!!! I will repeat that to myself as a mantra while working. (Perhaps I need a wee dram to fortify ma'sel...LOL!) OK....gettin' dirty now....I applied some oil washes, then did some sponging with acrylics followed by dotting with tube oils and general messing around with thinner. I may go back and add some rain streaks and evidence that it's been out in the elements all winter. This is the faded lozenge fabric from Aviattic but a bit more fading may be in order. I need to wait until the whole scene is together and see the color balances before I go much further. I faded the paint on the rudder by laying on a base coat of CDL-ish color, then a coat of clear base, then the green over that. I then went back with a MILDLY damp brush of thinner and just stroked GENTLY downward. Too much stroking can make things happen too fast. (Kinda like a date in high school.) Cheers from NYC, Michael This is the look I'm after.....minus the engine......