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Gary Brantley and Carlos Cisneros are now mates.
26. August 2017 at 14:10:12 Share

July 07, 2017

Gary Brantley added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 06, 2017
06. January 2017 at 02:32:41 Share
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Robert W Martel Real nice job Gary! The plane is a beauty and good photography too! Goes along well with the rest of your builds. Nice Work !!
27. June 2017 at 06:31:02
Kerry Cox Gary, I am in total agreement with all the other comments here. :)
You have bought out that "Grunt" look about the 'Fury' and your detailing is wonderful. :)
Real eye candy for sure.
27. June 2017 at 06:36:06
Dale Marston Nice. The Fury is one of my favourites.
27. June 2017 at 12:10:07
Alistair Graham Nevertheless despite your misgivings I think it looks very nice.
27. June 2017 at 15:06:05
Clifford Keesler It looks great.
28. June 2017 at 00:20:57
Gary Brantley Hey, many thanks Robert, Kerry, Dale, Alistair and Clifford! I've been away for a while and was surprised and pleased to see all those nice comments. How nice of you to stop by and take time to reply! :)
06. July 2017 at 15:11:32
Stephan Ryll Great lookin Bird
07. July 2017 at 21:10:04
Gary Brantley Thank you Stephan! I appreciate the comment a lot. :)
07. July 2017 at 21:11:49
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June 05, 2017

Gary Brantley added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 04, 2017
04. June 2017 at 17:32:24 Share
Martin Oostrom Gary, these are some very nice birds. They survived well :)
I really like the Dauntless
04. June 2017 at 21:53:32
Gary Brantley Thanks for taking time to comment Martin! I appreciate your interest my friend. :) Yeah, they're all old builds but somehow they keep soldiering on. Pretty good "four-footers" I guess...
04. June 2017 at 22:00:54
Gary Brantley Martin, a few more Dauntless pics have been added.
gb
04. June 2017 at 22:12:06
04. June 2017 at 22:41:32
Gary Brantley :). You're welcome!
04. June 2017 at 22:49:44
J W Hi Gary - whilst the models, setting and photos are all outstanding, is there any tricks to make the tyres look just a bit more realistic? I'm not nitpicking, I'm simply interested if there is another way - besides spending a small fortune on aftermarkets, or perhaps sanding the bottoms a bit? Any ideas, anyone?
Cheers 'mate,
Justin
05. June 2017 at 09:41:21
James C Awesome looking builds Gary. If I had to pick a favourite, I'd probably go for the P-40. Very cool!
05. June 2017 at 12:54:57
Spanjaard nice pics Gary, as usual :)
05. June 2017 at 13:05:08
Gary Brantley Thank you gentlemen! I appreciate that you had a look and left your comments. Yes, JW, the tires should've been sanded on the bottom. I have done that on some builds, I guess that's just a weakness of mine that I didn't do all of them that way. You might note that the Spitfire has after-market "flattened" resin wheels/tires. Is it hard to tell? Twenty five years ago, I just didn't understand how important that one step must be. I swear I'll never NOT sand a tire bottom again! Scout's honor? ;)

James, I still like that old P-40 as well. There's just something about the "stance" that makes me grin every time I look at her. The P-40 had a rough an' tumble look about her and that "built-in headwind" of a chin gives it that predatory look. That Zero was taken to school one day for a model demonstration in class. I transported it to and fro in a big VCR box. A dumb ass custodian at school stuck his hand down into the box as I was carrying it back to my car. I was telling him not to do it but couldn't prevent his hand from just flattening that Zero. I was so pissed! The landing gear just never did look right again. My models were shown to hundreds of young teens but the only damage came from that moron. :(

Spanjaard, thanks brother, some of them look pretty good. I thought the SBD photographed well at the airport too. Believe or not, I still have some models that haven't been out there yet. I guess there will be more to come... :).

Thanks again!
05. June 2017 at 13:33:27
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