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SapperSix

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  1. l am way busy this week but, send me your address and you shall have one right after. I thought I had your address, I think I failed to copy it to my phone... I have a new job and am in the middle of moving....more later.
  2. The Tamiya ladder (in black primer) is wonderful. Unfortunately the Tamiya ladder has some scale/size differences from the Revel ladder (in yellow) and the messed up intake scaling in the Revell kit accentuates any differences. The angle of the ladders supporting brace against the fuselage is off due to the a fore mentioned issues. The picture shows the brace resting against the splitter and not the fuselage. If I cut the support off and make the appropriate changes in angles to the ladder support, part of the ladder will still arc out over the splitter. If I do this he ladder will not be adhered to the plane so the owner can decide if its an issue or not. I am toying with the idea of cutting each rung and scaling the width of the Tamiya ladder to fit despite the progress on the ladder. I had a friend help me make the WSO(GIB) ladder for the Phantom using a 3D printer. The file for the ladder was originally made for a RC plane. Not sure if the 3D printer is going to allow us to make the rounded hand holds of the ladder as the printers resolution is lacking decent resolution. Work still to be done with that.
  3. I have a ton more pictures, just didn't want to go crazy and I haven't organized all my pictures just yet. I love the summers up here, the winters can be long in the tooth to be sure. Sorry that I haven't written in a while, I am behind on a few threads. I have net access on occasion, mostly for short periods of time and so I peak in at most. With the long days and multiple mission requirements post and pre operation, I am booked....but I am at home now for a good while. "Retirement" has been incredible, just being home more than gone is one of a million improvements. Take care Jeff. There is more here than a man can see in a lifetime Martin. There is great joy in going walkabout in the bush up here. Some of the animals and herds are something to behold. Cheers. Anytime you feel like coming up Harv.... Your very welcome. I see you have been very busy while I was out and about. I will be catching up in the coming week. see you at the bench. I hope all is well down under. Go Eels!!!
  4. Its been a long few months of work and play up here in AK. I wanted to share the absolutely beautiful place I am so lucky to live in. A short video of work in Central AK and some pictures of fun in Homer AK. The mountains and warm days have been a real joy. IMG_0703.MOV Homer AK for some family time and fishing.
  5. Thanks Gaz. Its going to be interesting to say the least.
  6. I really like the paint scheme on this model. There is some real nuance to the shading. I too often miss some really good builds as there are many on this site. Sorry to hear about Bill. Looks like he left behind some fine work.
  7. Thats some nice big adjustments and additions work on a big bird. I am looking forward to watching your build. .
  8. Good job as always Gaz. Thanks for the wood working testing. I will be needing that information pretty quick here. The completed Albatross is a fine looking model. I would gladly fly it around the room making airplane noises. Looking forward to more on this build.
  9. Excellent news...about the model making that is. The job news is good to. (Seriously, excellent news, good to hear. I look forward to more plastic on the bench and on these pages!)
  10. One can only imagine....
  11. This is amazing. Or maybe its some kind of magic or something because this is amazing...have I said amazing? Because it is AMAZING! Seriously....amazing. Keep up the incredible work as its going to be a beaut!!
  12. Kai, I completely caught up on your build this morning. It seems that this kit is really a test of modeling patience. You have passed with flying colors to say the least. Your cockpit, ducting changes and a million other adjustments are going to really make a great model. I have never done an Israeli aircraft before. Despite all of your trails, your fine works makes me want to build one.....with another kit maybe. I am looking forward to its completion as I truly think its going to be a real eye pleaser.
  13. John you are a machine. I have attempted to emulate your work in my own builds as you are a professional to be sure. The sun comes up, and John knocks another smooth build out of the park. Watching and learning as always.
  14. Always a kind and helpful word from Sir Desmond. Its apparent from his drumming video that he truly enjoyed his craft. Dale will be remembered. Rest in Peace.
  15. I will take my time as this is the finishing touch. I started gluing last night. IF all goes well, it will get a nice black base coat tonight. One of many reasons I like modeling is the fine community members that it seems to attract. Kudos to you Kai!! Thank you sir. As I look back on this build all I see is things that I would do different with all that I have learned from the many members of LSM. Another Phantom build is in the works to implement all that I have learned. Should be interesting. Thank you Peter. Its no Peterpools build but its getting there.
  16. Good to have you on board...It will be an interesting ride to be sure.
  17. Many thanks to Kai for sending me a Tamiya ladder for the Phantom. Once built and installed pictures will follow. Hopefully some professional type pictures.
  18. My proof of concept build for the D-Day diorama is going to be my test build of a Sherman M4A1W 76mm. The M4 has been my test bed for oils and other weathering techniques. The M4 is still very much getting the details worked out. I intend to create a vignette of the M4 moving through the French Bocage with the turret canted (more than it is now, closer to 90 degrees) to the right in search of a far away target. It will be on a muddy road with a break in the bocage providing a hull down position. I have never been to the bocage. The internet shows a deep brown almost grey/black dirt/mud in some pictures, and in others a dirt that is more red. So we will work that out. Once I have hammered out the issues in my first ever vignette, I will move on to the German vehicles and diorama. There will be plenty of foliage. Should be fun. Its something I have always wanted to do...
  19. The craftsmanship, detail and color is fantastic. The paint schemes for these fighters is pretty detailed compared to some fighters of the period. The engine and interior bring me in to the plane. I am in the middle of getting the confidence and the capability to make the grass look as good as you did. Now I know who to ask when I have made a mess of my landscape. Job well done, as always, Kai!
  20. This is a really great build. As you are learning new techniques so am I. You have a ton a patience Kia. I am enjoying your build very much.
  21. I will take the OV and the Tornado if still available.
  22. Sad to see model distribution/sales companies fail. https://www.rosensystems.com/upcoming-auctions/1675
  23. You guys are doing some very nice projects. Every time I come here someone is doing something stupendous. I can only do a burst of like 10 links and then its stretch time. I have added a degree of magnification to my visor...I really need to look in to setting up a more efficient system. This tank is a few running experiments with weathering.
  24. Thank you very much. I used the hairspray technique. I prefer this over other techniques as it adds depth. I very much appreciate your kind offer. I will be happy to pay for any expenses incurred.
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