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Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
03. February at 03:28:31 Share Permalink
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Mats Bengtsson What a beautiful Tomcat. Well done!
03. February at 20:12:56
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Michael Hickey Thank You Gentlemen, I really enjoyed this project.
03. February at 23:03:40
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Aron Christian Aronsen Wow, this is amazing! Great inspiration!
17. April at 00:58:53
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Michael Hickey Thank You Aron, it was a joy to build.
17. April at 02:04:13
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Gerald Willing Nice work (y)
17. April at 02:59:48
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Michael Hickey Thanks Gerald.
17. April at 03:19:00
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Cristian Bordina Fantastic !!!
17. April at 08:17:08
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Holger Kranich Thats a way cool Turkey, Mikey! I can see that you enjoyed the work on her! (y)
17. April at 09:01:34
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April 16, 2015

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Michael Hickey added the Tamiya German Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf.F/G (1:35) to his completed kits.
16. April at 03:27:08 Share Permalink

April 15, 2015

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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
Messerschmitt Me 109 Pt 1 ( 16)
Messerschmitt Me 109 Pt 1
Aircraft Monograph Nr. 16
Robert Michulec
15. April at 12:04:54 Share Permalink

April 12, 2015

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Michael Hickey added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 0
1:48 F/A-18A HORNET 'R.A.A.F. 77SQ 70th ANNIVERSARY' (Hasegawa 07361)
11. April at 04:12:47 Share Permalink
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Christian Ristits Thats a nice one, Michael! Do you know if there is available one similar decal-sheet only for this version? I also want to build my F-A 18A next, but the decal-variants of the HB-Kit dont meet my expectations...Cheers, Christian
11. April at 09:39:17
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Michael Hickey Hi Christian, there were aftermarket decals for this scheme but they were limited run and I'm sure I bought the last couple of sets available from Steven Evans the designer. In the Hasegawa kit they give you the decals to do these markings, I bought 6 of these kits because there also limited run. I've built this color scheme twice once for the CO who is pictured flying this bird along New Zealand's coastline and another one for the following CO of 77Sqn who also flew this plane. You can check my albums to see how they turned out, one was mounted in flight and the other was just displayed on it's undercarriage. I'm about to build this one to put on eBay, if you like I can sell you one of my Hasegawa kits for $80Australian + postage. (that's what I paid for each kit) I'll also see if I can get you a resin nose so you don't have to scratchbuild the bird slicers on the nose. The Hasegawa kit is much better than the HobbyBoss kit.

Let us know what you think.
11. April at 12:18:00
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Christian Ristits Hello Michael, thank you very much for your feedback! I love all of your birds, and also the hornets are small pieces of art! I am very impressed that you have connections to real pilots and COs to build their planes - big respect!
Also thank you for the offer to sell me one of your kits! But as there are some kits still available on evilbay in europe, I guess it will not be a good idea to ship this kit through half of the world...Cheers, Christian
11. April at 19:48:58
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Michael Hickey G'day Christian, thank you for comments you are to kind. No worries about the kit if you can get it over your side of the world at a cheaper cost then I'd say go for it, it's a really nice kit. If you need any help on converting the kit to an Aussie bird don't hesitate to ask, I'm more than happy to help.
12. April at 02:03:17
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Christian Ristits Thank you very much Michael, appreciate it very much!
12. April at 09:50:11
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April 11, 2015

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Michael Hickey added the AFV Club Wiesel 1A1-A2 TOW (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 Wiesel 1A1-A2 TOW (AFV Club FV35265)
Wiesel 1A1-A2 TOW
AFV Club 1:35
FV35265
2014 | New parts
11. April at 04:01:00 Share Permalink
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Michael Hickey added the Dragon U.S. Marines (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 U.S. Marines (Dragon 3027)
Modern
U.S. Marines 4 Figures
Dragon 1:35
3027
2003
11. April at 03:58:26 Share Permalink
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Michael Hickey added the Tamiya Tank Crew (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 Tank Crew (Tamiya 35201)
German
Tank Crew at Rest
Tamiya 1:35
35201 (MM-201)
1996
11. April at 03:58:15 Share Permalink

April 08, 2015

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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
Messerschmitt Bf 109G ( 5543)
Messerschmitt Bf 109G
Walk Around Nr. 5543
Hans-Heiri Stapfer
08. April at 08:35:38 Share Permalink
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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
B-17 Flying Fortress ( 5516)
B-17 Flying Fortress
Walk Around Nr. 5516
Lou Drendel
08. April at 08:34:54 Share Permalink
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Michael Hickey added this book to his wishlist
Black Hawk ( )
Black Hawk
Stephen F. Tomajczyk
08. April at 08:28:53 Share Permalink
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Michael Hickey added this book to his wishlist
H-60 Blackhawk ( 1133)
H-60 Blackhawk
In Action Nr. 1133
Paul Pickett
08. April at 08:28:27 Share Permalink
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Michael Hickey added this book to his wishlist
UH-60 Blackhawk ( 5519)
UH-60 Blackhawk
Walk Around Nr. 5519
Richard S. Dunn
08. April at 08:28:09 Share Permalink
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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
Huey Cobra Gunships ( 125)
Huey Cobra Gunships
New Vanguard Nr. 125
Chris Bishop
08. April at 08:25:33 Share Permalink
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Michael Hickey added the Modelist SAM-6 Antiaircraft Missile (1:35) to his stash.
08. April at 03:00:28 Share Permalink
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Michael Hickey
Plastic figures are shit, after using resin figures I'm never touching plastic figures again.
07. April at 07:39:22 Share Permalink
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Michael Hickey Just ordered 4 new heads from Alpine.
07. April at 07:50:57
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Steve Wilson ...
Yeah! Michael...
I've never been a fan of P. figures myself, they look like toys and there's no proper or true definition.
But being plastic, they are easier to repose into a different stance, to a more usable for my needs, posistion, which is why I still use them when I have to... ;)
07. April at 09:01:40
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Michael Hickey The bodies of the soldiers wasn't to bad, but the heads are terrible with no real expression, I should get the Alpine heads in the mail by Monday then I'll be able to finish my ASV dio off and then start my M978 refueling tanker and Blackhawk dio. Getting figures for that will be tough.
07. April at 11:52:51
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Steve Wilson ...
That's exactly what I've been doing when I need to repose figures...
Buying resin heads and using the plastic bodies reposed as necessary :D
No need for that though, if they're wearing helmets ;)
07. April at 12:42:14
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Michael Hickey Yeah, painting figures is all new to me.
07. April at 12:57:21
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Holger Kranich I have to say, that i´m often positively surprised about Tamiyas faces...
07. April at 15:33:09
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Martyn Fox I tend to agree,resin figures a better than there plastic counterparts. However some manufacturers do produce pretty good plastic ones. Namely Dragon and some of the Miniart ones are not bad. I resently used a set from Masterbox on my Sherman diorama and found them good and also cheap. They also produce some unusual figures aswell.
07. April at 19:33:19
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Rui S I have to say that I agree only partly, because I have seen resin heads, that are too exaggerate in facial expressions also becoming unrealistic or unnatural (and I've seen really bad resin figures also)... What I think is that the supply of unique expressions is higher in resins while plastic are more stereotypical ... of course, with the price of 4 in plastic, you can only buy one in resin... :(
07. April at 19:45:33
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Michael Hickey The problem I have with the Masterbox figures that I'm using is that the eye part of the face has no detail making it very difficult to paint a realistic eye. The guy looking through his gun scope is good, but the rest are not the best. The body of the soldiers I don't mind, they are quite acceptable.
08. April at 02:59:08
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April 07, 2015

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Michael Hickey added Gunze Aqueous to his list of favorite colors
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Michael Hickey added Humbrol to his list of favorite colors
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Michael Hickey added Tamiya Paints to his list of favorite colors
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Michael Hickey added Vallejo to his list of favorite colors
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Michael Hickey added Winsor & Newton to his list of favorite colors
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April 06, 2015

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Donald Medley Being an old fart and nerves of steel it should be easy. :)LOL

06. April at 12:53:40
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Michael Hickey Faces are painted but I'm not 100% happy with them, I think I'll re do them. :(
06. April at 13:41:56
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Christian Ristits That looks really awesome Micheal, fantastic job!
06. April at 13:49:56
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Michael Hickey Thanks Christian, if all goes well it will be finished in the next 48 hours.
06. April at 14:13:12
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Es-haq Khosravi Excellent job!
06. April at 16:44:25
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Christian Bruer Very nice and detailed work on the ASV and a cool idea for a diorama. Looking forward to the finished one!
06. April at 17:38:16
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Acki Hello Michael, nice work.Base and model look very good.
06. April at 18:01:18
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Michael Hickey Thanks Gents, hopefully it will be finished today. :S
06. April at 22:56:27
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April 04, 2015

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Michael Hickey added the Academy Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk (1:35) to his stash.
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April 03, 2015

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Michael Hickey changed his profile picture.
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April 02, 2015

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Michael Hickey added the Meng Model LEOPARD 1 A5 in 1:35 to his wishlist
1:35 LEOPARD 1 A5 (Meng Model TS-015)
GERMAN MAIN BATTLE TANK
LEOPARD 1 A5
Meng Model 1:35
TS-015
2014 | New parts
02. April at 04:17:00 Share Permalink
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Michael Hickey added the Meng Model PANZERHAUBITZE 2000 in 1:35 to his wishlist
1:35 PANZERHAUBITZE 2000 (Meng Model TS-019)
GERMAN SELF-PROPELLED HOWITZER
PANZERHAUBITZE 2000 w/ADD-ON ARMOUR
Meng Model 1:35
TS-019
2015 | New parts
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Michael Hickey added the Bandai AT-ST in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 AT-ST (Bandai 0194869-2400)
Star Wars
AT-ST Imperial All Terrain Scout Transport Walker
Bandai 1:48
0194869-2400
2015 | New tool
02. April at 04:14:49 Share Permalink

March 31, 2015

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Michael Hickey added the AFV Club Wiesel 1A1-A2 TOW (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 Wiesel 1A1-A2 TOW (AFV Club FV35265)
Wiesel 1A1-A2 TOW
AFV Club 1:35
FV35265
2014 | New parts
31. March at 09:20:53 Share Permalink
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Holger Kranich Hi Mikey,

thats a sweet lil thing, hu? Have you seen in the instructions? Our mate Thomas Hartwig helped them with reference ;)
31. March at 10:10:00
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Michael Hickey Cool, I haven't got them yet I only ordered them this evening I got 2 for $39.99US. I'm going to put them on the back of my SLT-56 low loader, hope they both fit. ;)
31. March at 11:14:08
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Holger Kranich 2 for 40 Bucks??? Thats a bargain!!! But dont be frightened, they are really small :D
31. March at 12:23:15
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Michael Hickey Good to know, that dio will probably be after the M978 refueling the Kiowa. My M1117 is coming along really well, the base is just about finished and then I'll paint the 3 figures.
31. March at 12:33:46
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Michael Hickey added the Fireball Modelworks OH-58D Kiowa Warriors in 1:35 to his wishlist
1:35 OH-58D Kiowa Warriors (Fireball Modelworks FMD-20-35)
Modern US ARMY
OH-58D Kiowa Warriors
Fireball Modelworks 1:35
FMD-20-35
31. March at 03:27:01 Share Permalink

March 28, 2015

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Michael Hickey added the Master Box LTD US Check Point in Iraq (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 US Check Point in Iraq (Master Box LTD MB3591)
US Check Point in Iraq
Master Box LTD 1:35
MB3591
28. March at 12:50:12 Share Permalink
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Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Project: CVR(T) FV101 Scorpion in scale 1:35
1:35 CVR(T) FV101 Scorpion (AFV Club AF35S-02)1:35 Gulf War 1991 #3 - Scorpion, Scimitar and FV432 (Bison Decals 35150)1:35 Desert Storm Tank Crew (Verlinden Productions 596)
12. March at 05:48:31 Share Permalink
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Holger Kranich Great great GREAT!
Do you keep it or is it a commision build? (y)
12. March at 09:46:53
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Ulf Petersen Phantastic work! (y)
especially the textile items like the camo net are awesome.
12. March at 09:51:55
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Michael Hickey No, no Mate, this one's a keeper, & thanks.
12. March at 09:52:28
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Marc A. Congrats!!!, Mikey.... very nice in deed
12. March at 09:58:26
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Michael Hickey Thanks Ulf and Marc, the camo net is just a hair net and basil leaves and the tarps are just tissue, glad you like them. :D
12. March at 10:58:48
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Rui S I like it. I saw it first without tracks, tarps and flag. Well done Michael.
12. March at 19:07:38
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Michael Hickey Thank You Rui S, next I will go and build my Kinetic F-16B Navy jet, something I'm a little more familiar with. But this was a nice distraction from the aircraft I usually do and I had a lot of fun ;)
12. March at 22:47:43
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Ivo Fanczi I like the figures very much,
but the vehicle is awesome too
Great Job
28. March at 09:51:26
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Michael Hickey Thanks Ivo.
28. March at 10:39:25
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