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  1. Thanks everyone again. I appreciate the compliments coming from people way more talented than myself. Well gentlemen, it has been a while. My apologies for it being so long since my last post on this crazy build. I put it on hold for a couple of reasons. My eyes were going crazy with the PE and I was just PE'd out, so to speak. Not even a quarter done by my estimate. Also, the wood deck decided it wanted to bubble up and I had to strip it and buy a new one. Anyone have any idea how to keep this from happening? I washed the deck with soap and water then a bath in isopropyl alchahol. I had a hel
  2. Well, hello everyone. Man, it's been a long time. Sadly, my Missouri has been on hold. For a good reason though. I am in the process of building a 1/12 scale dollhouse for my granddaughters. Yep, you heard that right. True large scale model. I have a hard deadline of July 15th to ship by Aug 1st to Texas. After that, life begins again and the Mighty Mo' comes back out. I have made some progress since my last post. Hull is done and getting ready to throw paint on the upper decks and super structure. Holy c&%p, there is still a LOT of PE to do. My biggest problem is rigging, At this scale, i
  3. They have Traube at the Reinbeck Aerodrome in upstate New York. Great reference material.
  4. Hello All, Super busy lately at work, not much time for modelling. An update soon on my 1/200 Missouri. This link will take to an awesome story about the gentleman that owns the Buchon Me-109 fighters that have made the news recently. I had heard about the Buchon fighters but did not know the story behind them or who owned them. This is the gentleman that does own them and so much more. The photography is superb and there is a movie at the end. Had to watch it twice. http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All-News/2014/August/Pilot/f_talltale
  5. Contact Hasegawa and see if you can get the engine sprues from their 1/16 Camel kit. Or buy oa complete kit. Must be less expensive than the Model Expo kit. Paul
  6. Thanks everyone. I really am glad LSM changed the format somewhat. This is a good thing. There is so much talent here and I have learned a lot here. I haven't posted here in a while because I have had my head wrapped around this build and the DeAgostini D51 locomotive (which will be posted here soon). The Pontos set for this kit is awesome, as you can see. Well laid out and designed. The instructions suck big time but they made up for it slightly by making it pretty obvious where the folds take place and everything is scored for the right fold and notched for interlocking parts. You do hav
  7. Thanks Martin, I appreciate that. Also, I decided NOT to do the individual rungs that came with the Pontos set. There must be 500 of them and each one requires 2 .012" holes to be drilled. Just ccould not wrap my head around that. My eyes and fingers cannot handle that any more. Paul
  8. Thanks Paulster. I plan on doing this in 1945, Tokyo Bay colors. Haze grey overall, bare decks.
  9. Thanks Ralph and welcome to the forum. I hope you had a hand in this change coming about. This kit is mind boggling. Not just in detail but physically too. Sore eyes, sore fingers, sore shoulders and neck. It's worth it in the long run though. Built a couple of ships in the past. There is only one way to do this one. All out! Paul
  10. Folding and bending and a little too much glue in a few places. Unavoidable considering the miniscle attachment points. Hopefully the paint will blend some of them out. I found an old oak fireplace mantle someone left outside their house. Snagged it. This ship is 54" long when finished and the mantle is 60". Acrylic case on top of that will protect the Mighty Mo. Here is one of the stacks decked out with all her finery. I forgot to hollow out the pipes on the stacks. Here is part of the upper deck dry fit. And one o
  11. Hello everyone. Sincee the forum decided to change it's policy to enable some of us to show some of their non LSM work, I thought it was time to show my 1/200 USS Missouri. I got this kit for an unbelievable price from one of Squadrons big reduction sales. Actually cost less than the Pontos detail set. As most of you know, this kit is huge and loaded with plastic. No need to show the plastic as you have all seen plastic before. I am adding the Pontos detail set and 20 Veteran Models 40mm Bofors gun mounts Here is a shot of the Pontos detail set.Thiis is loaded with everythin imagineable. B
  12. Great! Looking forward to this James. I happen to be on pack #9 and will post my progress as soon as I can. Unfortunately, I did not take a ton of pictures because I didn't anticipate posting this up until now. But it should give you an idea of what this magnificent kit is all about. James can take over from there. I am NOT painting this because I think it looks absolutely beautiful in brass and steel. Even the black screws highlight the beauty of this kit. Paul
  13. Great Jim. I know it's not plastic but damn! it is a sweet kit. It has it's own challenges though but this thing is going together pretty well. It's HEAVY and I think that might be it's greatest challenge. Already broken it twice from handling it. Epoxy is the answer where you can get away with it. CA not so much and I am soldering where I think it will mean the most for longevity.
  14. About time gentlemen. Why the change of heart? This is good news though. I will soon be posting my progress on my 1/200 USS Missouri. Stay tuned. And my DeAgostini D51 locomotive. Paul
  15. Please tell me you guys DID NOT ban Stikpusher from the forum. I was reading a thread where none of his posts were showing except the material quoted by other members. It looks to me as if LSM has become a forum of moderators and not a forum of members. How in the world does the forum expect to survive on such a limited view of modelling. Seriously? I am asking you guys as fellow members. What is going on? Someone asks about expanding the options concerning genres and is met with scorn. I do understand the forums rules and was willing to abide by them, up to a point. I love the idea of Large
  16. Let me get this straight. You want more activity from armor? But no activity from anything else? Are you saying ships will cut into the room here for armor? To me they are mutually exclusive. A lot of aircraft modellers don't build aircraft and vice versa. So you want to grow the forum with more armor. Awesome! To the exclusion of anybody else that might build all genres. Awesome again! So, what bears are on the road? The only bears I see are those of exclusion. Grow the forum? Not at this rate. Sorry I don't agree. I have said this before. I build everything that catches my desire in mode
  17. I do think this is a great idea. I like to build many different types of models and dislike the fact that some are not allowed here. I said this before and will again. As a forum, we are alienating a large portion of the model building community. Large scale ships would be a wonderful addition to this fine forum. Large scale anything for that matter. I do believe 1/350 should be allowed but that should be the lower limit. Let's see some 1/35 mini-subs or 1/35 torpedo boats. Italeri comes to mind. 1/200 Arizona, Bismarck and Missouri. All large scale examples from both Great Wars! Now that woul
  18. Thanks Nige, Eduard has a nice set of wheel masks for this kit. Brad, there was very little mold mismatch on my kit. A LOT of pin marks though. Thanks Paulster.
  19. Well, an update on this is in order. Finally making some headway with paint and detailing. There is a lot of cleanup and pin marks on this kit just like Nige has to deal with. Here is a shot of the locomotive frame with air tanks and piping added. Note the plasticard added to the boiler supports. There would have been a huge gap under the boiler had I not added this. Here is the tender frame, almost finished. Wheels are painted and installed and the frame is painted. won't be long before the tender is finished. Here is a shot of the firebox and front wall with black
  20. On this one, I think I will live vicariously through you, LOL. Plus. at $750, I don't think so. And.........I would have to sell my motorcycle so I have room in the garage for this thing.
  21. I also wanted to build one of these. Note that I said "wanted". It is crazy. Maybe it should be a team effort, a group build. I think Nige has knocked some sense into me. This would be way beyond my patience level. Damn nice review though, Nige. Paul
  22. A most amazing story here. The Green Cross Flights. I never heard of this before. This would be great for the Tamiya 1/48 Betty or even a 1/32 Zero. Well worth clicking on the link. http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/451/language/en-CA/Green-Cross-to-Bear.aspx Paul
  23. Let me be the first to welcome you to the forum Carl. This looks to me to be an awesome project. Fully suited to LSM in my opinion. Beautiful work so far. I have the 1/8 Hasegawa Clerget also. Beautiful kit. Paul
  24. Nice! Italeri also has a sweet 1/12 cockpit for this aircraft. Paul
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