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Updated: January 06, 2017
06. January at 02:42:39 Share
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Stephan Ryll look´s very good
07. January at 15:50:22
Gary Brantley And thanks for that Stephan! :)
07. January at 16:32:38
Chris Mienie This is very cool Gary !!! I'm a big fan of the Mirage family, especially the Mirage III's and the F1's. Here in South Africa we used them for quite a while. We still have a couple flying here.
19. January at 09:58:44
Gary Brantley Thanks Chris! Glad you liked her, I've read some stories about exploits of South African Mirages. Have you built any in those markings?
19. January at 13:38:22
Chris Mienie Not yet Gary. I do have quite a few Mirage kits. I'm starting on one of them a bit later this year. I'm going to convert it into our upgraded version of the Mirage III, the Cheetah C. I also have this Italeri kit that you used. Gonna make a cutaway out of that one.
19. January at 14:38:26
Gary Brantley That sounds quite ambitious, good luck with both projects. And, be sure to post them here! :)
19. January at 15:10:44
Derek Huggett Not only a terrific model, but some pretty convincing photography as well! :)
19. January at 15:35:47
Gary Brantley Those are some really nice comments Derek. Thanks much!! :)
19. January at 15:58:29
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January 18, 2017

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18. January at 19:33:13 Share
gorbygould Superb job Gary! If it had weighted tyres, it could pass for the real thing.
18. January at 20:18:05
Gary Brantley Thanks my friend! Yeah, the tires. Ya know, it sounds kind of lame I guess, but getting the tires true and level is a real challenge for me in modeling. I have modified tires before to get that "weighted" look, and then had trouble getting the flat part to lay flat on the ground. I need to work on that I guess. Thanks again gorby. :)
18. January at 20:21:49
Martin Oostrom Pretty as always. Job well done Gary.
I wish the tires were my only problem ;)
18. January at 20:29:13
Spanjaard indeed, the first picture can almost fool people to think is the real deal.... really well done Gary.
18. January at 20:39:05
Gary Brantley Thank for looking in Martin. Your comments are much appreciated! :)

Thanks also to you Spanjaard! Your opinion is always welcomed. :)
18. January at 20:59:27
Jens A beautiful cat
18. January at 21:05:14
Gary Brantley Purrfect comment Jens! :) Thanks so much for taking time to have a look, and leave a comment!
18. January at 21:12:06
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January 17, 2017

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Updated: January 17, 2017
16. January at 15:55:06 Share
gorbygould I was only saying this morning that I prefer the P-47 razorback to the bubble-top. Beautiful model – as usual Gary.
16. January at 17:46:19
Gary Brantley Thanks gorby! I have a bubbletop kit in the stash, the Monogram I believe. Maybe someday it'll get done too. I saw a P-47D and a Hellcat, taxi in front of me, maybe 50-60 feet away, at an airshow a few years back. Man, those big radials just seemed to vibrate the very air around them. It was most impressive and the first time I'd seen either type. I appreciate your reply gorby. :)
16. January at 18:06:01
Danumurthi Mahendra Great work on this one, Gary. I impressed and definitely motivated to finish mine. I have the same kit and lost all the steam to move forward. Seeing yours makes me want to open the box again.
17. January at 02:18:06
Gary Brantley Thanks Danumurthi! I'm happy that you took a look at her! Would you build the razorback or go with the bubbletop version?
17. January at 02:41:59
Danumurthi Mahendra I am going for the Bubbletop version. I saw a nice photo of an RAF P-47 serving in the Far East during WW2 and wanted to make that.
17. January at 10:13:46
17. January at 13:44:11
Gary Brantley @Danumurthi- I'm sure it will be a great looking model. I hope to see it around here!
Thank you John! I appreciate it a lot. :)
17. January at 14:28:46
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Updated: January 14, 2017
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Gary Brantley Jens, thank you for posting your comments! I'm glad that you like her. :)
14. January at 16:20:49
gorbygould Very nice Gary! The camo looks excellent!
14. January at 16:50:23
Gary Brantley Cool, I'm glad you like it gorby! Thanks for replying my friend, much appreciated I assure ya. :)
14. January at 16:53:58
Kevin Struemph That looks really excellent! You managed to deal with the fit issues very nicely and the paint scheme really complements your efforts.
16. January at 22:35:00
ice I'm not the biggest fan of these old jets but this one is looking awesome! I would definetly place it in my showcase. That camo looks great and is soooo nicely done. Congrats!
16. January at 22:41:48
Gary Brantley Thank you Kevin and ice! Thanks for taking a look at the old warrior. :)
17. January at 01:47:45
Danumurthi Mahendra love the tight lizard camo work. decals looks real flat and hugging. was it decals or mask?
17. January at 02:20:24
Gary Brantley Thanks Danumurthi, I 'm glad to hear your comments! The markings are decals.
17. January at 02:40:06
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January 16, 2017

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Updated: January 15, 2017
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Ricardo Reis Beautiful!
15. January at 22:47:14
Gary Brantley Thank you Ricardo! That means a lot! :)
16. January at 00:31:25
Bernd Müller Excellent build and very well presented, Gary ! A real looker !
16. January at 07:21:53
Gary Brantley Many thanks Bernd! I'm glad that you like her. Thanks for commenting Bernd! :)
16. January at 15:38:24
Bart Goesaert very nice one. what is it with the nose decals (306) these seem a bit weird in some places, but overall a very nice kit
16. January at 16:13:18
Gary Brantley Bart, I believe you're referring to a couple places where the decal did not conform perfectly to some small inset doors? Typical foul-up for me, lol. Thanks for your comments Bart! :)
16. January at 16:20:39
Bart Goesaert can't you help it with decal setting (aplly decal setting, push the decaal gently in it's place with a flat stiff brush, repeat as needed...), or cut away the decal and then repaint it? Here I did something similar, just a few times to repeat the process: [img1]
16. January at 16:42:41
Gary Brantley I might try Solvaset on it Bart. That's some strong stuff! Thanks for the input sir.
16. January at 16:51:17
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January 14, 2017

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January 13, 2017

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Updated: January 13, 2017
13. January at 13:56:45 Share
gorbygould Nice Cobra Gary.
13. January at 17:18:39
Gary Brantley Thanks gorby! It's something of an "oldie", but it turned out okay. :)
13. January at 17:27:46
Florent Thouret Really nice !
13. January at 19:53:09
Gary Brantley Thanks Florent!
13. January at 20:07:07
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January 12, 2017

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Updated: January 11, 2017
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Bernd Müller Adain a really nice build. That kit is probably my favorite Monogram kit.
11. January at 21:58:28
Bryn Crandell Nice Thunderstreak. Those old Monogram kits aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be.
11. January at 22:02:30
Gary Brantley Agreed Bryn. :) Thanks Bernd and Bryn, I think she turned out okay. :)
11. January at 22:24:02
Augie Nice work on that one, I have one myself its an ok kit but can be a bit of a monster.
12. January at 01:48:20
Gary Brantley Thanks Augie. Yeah, the canopy support structure is a beast to assemble. I never did get it completely correct and just said, "sod it", close enough. ). The tailplanes have a fairly tenuous connection at best but the rest went together well for me. Maybe I just got lucky... :). Thanks again!
12. January at 03:00:36
soheil moghisi nice job.
12. January at 06:08:12
Daniel Phelps Nice work!!!!!!!!!!!
12. January at 06:23:31
Gary Brantley Thanks soheil and thanks Daniel! Kind of you to comment; thanks for taking time to have a look.
12. January at 14:36:26
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January 11, 2017

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Updated: January 10, 2017
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Gary Brantley Thanks soheil!
11. January at 15:09:08
Patrick Hagelstein Cool....I mean hot... heatstaining on the aft fuselage!
11. January at 17:46:18
Gary Brantley Thanks Patrick! I tried a different technique with that and while it worked okay, I thought the paint looked a bit too thick when I finished. But, at a glance, it does look effective. Thanks again. :)
11. January at 17:49:43
Stephan Ryll Nice build and photo work
11. January at 19:52:47
Gary Brantley Stephan, thanks for taking time to comment on my Hun! :)
11. January at 21:11:10
Bernd Müller Scalemates is currently a good place for classics from Monogram. Lovely build and finish !
11. January at 21:57:08
Bryn Crandell Another great Monogram build. Good job Gary!
11. January at 22:04:16
Gary Brantley Bernd and Bryn, thanks for taking time to post comments. Your generous compliments are much appreciated. Yes, a lot of good kits under the Monogram banner. They are usually a good deal for the price; and can be nicely done as well. :)
11. January at 22:21:58
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Updated: January 11, 2017
11. January at 04:10:02 Share
Spanjaard very nice, beautifu rigging.
11. January at 08:16:44
Gary Brantley Thanks, that's kind of you to say Spanjaard! Appreciated much. :)
11. January at 15:02:39
gorbygould Beautiful model Gary - excellent rigging.
11. January at 16:58:15
Gary Brantley Thanks gorby! It was my first attempt at rigging. Soon afterward, I built the old Impact/Lindberg Hawker Fury I. I used a similar technique with that. Last year, a heavy 1/24 resin car kit fell on the Hawker and dislodged every single rigging wire! Arghhhh! I collected then all but haven't made the attempt yet to reinstall them. That's a project for later... :) Thanks again!
11. January at 17:53:17
Stephan Ryll Very nice build
11. January at 19:51:51
Gary Brantley Again, your comments mean a lot Stephan. Thanks!
11. January at 21:11:47
Bernd Müller A fine build and nicely presented. Well done Gary :)
11. January at 21:55:21
Gary Brantley Thanks Bernd! I'm glad that you like her.
11. January at 22:19:21
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11. January at 00:24:34 Share
Spanjaard good looking cockpit... :)
11. January at 00:43:58
Gary Brantley Thanks Spanjaard! I think it's one of Monogram's best 1/48 cockpits. Several of their kits had really nice 'pits. :)
11. January at 02:51:58
Spanjaard i have not done a monogram model in decades.... when i did they did not look that good! is the PE from the kit or aftermarket?
11. January at 08:11:40
11. January at 10:25:02
Gary Brantley Thanks fellows! Spanjaard, the PE is aftermarket Eduard set for F-104. I love the detail they offer, right down to the stitching on the belts.

soheil, I really appreciate that but it's far from perfect! Thanks very much!! :)
11. January at 15:08:06
Spanjaard thanks for the information, i will watch the rest of build with interest :)
11. January at 19:18:17
Gary Brantley You're welcome. Spanjaard, I have the completed build featured in one of my photoalbums. You might want to have a look?
11. January at 19:40:38
Spanjaard yes, i actually found it after writing the comment...
11. January at 19:41:39
11. January at 19:44:03
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January 10, 2017

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Updated: January 09, 2017
09. January at 15:20:49 Share
gorbygould Looks like you are good at armour as well Gary. I assume that you are first and foremost a plane nut like myself? If so, did you enjoy building the tanks? There are a few WWI tanks that I like, and I have been considering giving it a go, but I'm concerned that all those little wheels will drive me round the bend.
09. January at 17:05:06
Gary Brantley Thank you Gorby! Yes, I am mostly an aircraft builder; this is one of just two tanks I've done. They were a lot of fun and easier than 'planes in my opinion. I do have one other tank in my stash (M41 Walker Bulldog) and probably should give it a try next. I too would love to have a couple WWI tanks in my display... :)
09. January at 17:30:14
James C That's a beauty mate.
10. January at 11:24:09
Holger Kranich Oh armor, Gary? Looks great for a plane modler! This is Tamiyas Panther from the 70´th i guess? There is something with the tracks... But anyway, more heavy metal, please! ;)
10. January at 11:43:38
Spanjaard really nicely done. a good modeller is a good modeller no matter what subject he/she does. and you do it nicely no matter what the subject is :)
10. January at 12:10:13
Gary Brantley Thanks all! My two tanks models are the only models I've ever entered in a contest. The staff at Kings Hobby in Austin, Texas encouraged me to enter them in a model contest in Austin. It was mostly armor kits and there were some breathtaking examples there. Unbelievably to me, my Panther and my Italeri M24 Chaffee both placed third in their respective classes. How's that for beginner's luck?!? Thanks again my friends. :)
10. January at 14:20:11
gorbygould It isn't down to luck Gary.
10. January at 14:31:43
Gary Brantley :). Thanks gorby.
10. January at 15:00:15
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Updated: January 09, 2017
08. January at 18:57:32 Share
gorbygould Looks very good Gary, it looks very believable. I also like 'what if' and 'Luft 46' subjects.
09. January at 17:59:08
Gary Brantley Thanks a lot Gorby! I sure appreciate your comments. I like those subjects too. In fact, my Ta-183 is in queue for a start soon. I just can't decide of which paint scheme to choose. :)
09. January at 18:38:35
Holger Kranich Hi Gary,

you surprise me again with a nice build! The chipping around the exhaust nozzle looks awesome to me! I didnt knew that a jet propelled version of the Shinden was planned, but i´m not deep in japanese aircraft of WWII.
09. January at 18:53:31
Gary Brantley Holger, thanks for replying to my post! I have another of this kit in the stash and maybe someday I'll get the radial-engined prototype built. I understand that the prototype did make three short test flights in the waning days of WWII.
09. January at 18:59:22
gorbygould I just missed out on an 'AMTech' Ta-183 on Ebay last week – it went for silly money. Have you got the AMTech or the Tamiya?
09. January at 19:02:41
Gary Brantley Mine is the AMTech issue. I did buy a resin nose for it, with a deeper intake trunk. It's a sweet little kit. :)
09. January at 19:26:44
Holger Kranich I just saw you are on SPA Modeler, too? Never saw ya there but i visit very seldomly there. Thomas M. is a good mate from me. He is here too ;)
09. January at 20:00:17
Gary Brantley Yeah, I've "met" Thomas here already! He's an incredible modeler. There's a good little group on SPAModeler. I hope to see you there some day. Cheers!
10. January at 00:58:31
Holger Kranich In march i meet him again for a whole week of hardcore modeling! Cheers!
10. January at 10:14:57
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January 09, 2017

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Updated: January 07, 2017
07. January at 15:24:10 Share
Spanjaard really nice model and great fotography :)
07. January at 15:30:39
Gary Brantley Thanks mate!
07. January at 15:54:17
gorbygould Another stunner Gary. Well done.
07. January at 17:25:05
Gary Brantley Nice of you to comment Gorby. Thanks so much!
07. January at 17:31:15
Bernd Müller Again a true classic from Monogram.
07. January at 17:42:27
Gary Brantley Thanks Bernd! It's good to see you here too! :)
07. January at 17:46:39
Bernd Müller Cheers Gary :)
09. January at 22:16:02
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Holger Kranich Looks a bit like the Navy´s VX-9 Vandy scheme!
09. January at 15:27:33
Martin Oostrom I like this!
09. January at 15:29:49
Ricardo Reis Very nice plane indeed!
09. January at 15:39:14
gorbygould The Voodoo is one of my favourite modern jets, and you had done a very good job on this one Gary.
09. January at 16:52:44
Michael Phillips That is really sweet!!!! Very nice job, now I think I will be on the lookout for one of these kits. Your work has inspired me to do one of these for a future project.
09. January at 16:55:13
Gary Brantley Thanks for the comments!
09. January at 17:02:03
09. January at 17:57:16
Gary Brantley Thanks John, much appreciated I assure you. :)
09. January at 18:40:16
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January 08, 2017

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Updated: January 06, 2017
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gorbygould Wow! Those b & w photos at the end look like the real thing!
07. January at 17:24:33
Gary Brantley Thanks my friend! Sometimes I do get lucky with the pics. The magic of digital photography, don't ya know? Take 50 pics, and two come out great. Thank goodness for digital cameras!!! :)
07. January at 17:32:52
Bernd Müller Thats looking really nice, Gary. You can t go wrong with Monogram.
07. January at 17:37:04
Gary Brantley Thanks Bernd!! I loves me some Monogram goodness! :)
07. January at 17:47:18
Stefan Schacht very nice
08. January at 00:15:36
Gary Brantley Thank you so much Stefan!
08. January at 00:52:33
Norbert Steffens Great Model;great picture....
08. January at 04:48:23
Gary Brantley Many thanks Norbert! I'm glad you like it!! :)
08. January at 11:17:54
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January 07, 2017

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Scott Hastings Had to look twice to see if was a scale model or 1:1 research photos. Great model and EXCELLENT photography. Really like the forced perspective background shots. Nice stuff!!!
06. January at 18:24:30
Gary Brantley Oh what nice comments!! You guys are making my day!! Thanks everyone. :)
06. January at 22:09:01
James C Stunning job!
06. January at 22:21:41
Gary Brantley Thanks James! :)
07. January at 02:25:31
Michael Phillips Fantastic job on that Intruder! Those photos really make it look real.
07. January at 04:08:40
Gary Brantley Thanks Michael. I appreciate the kind words mate!! :)
07. January at 13:23:51
Stephan Ryll very nice intruder !
07. January at 15:49:58
Gary Brantley Thanks Stephan! Glad you liked her.
07. January at 16:32:10
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06. January at 19:19:39 Share
Thomas Mayer Simply wow! A clean, well maintained Skyray. Light and angle of photograpy: perfect!
06. January at 19:57:48
Gary Brantley Hey, thanks Thomas! It's good seeing you here. Who's watching the "store"? :)
06. January at 22:05:55
Thomas Mayer The forum? Not me! I get not paid on weekends! :)
07. January at 14:23:05
Burkhard D Awesome!
07. January at 14:45:43
Gary Brantley Well Thomas, you deserve that time off! :) Thanks Burkhard, much appreciated I assure you.
07. January at 15:15:47
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06. January at 02:40:36
Gary Brantley Thanks, I appreciate the comment!
06. January at 05:16:04
gorbygould A "four footer"! Looks pretty good to me.
06. January at 18:08:42
Spanjaard very nice indeed
06. January at 18:51:13
Timothy Heimer Nice build!
06. January at 20:22:28
Gary Brantley Thanks to all of you for your kind comments!
06. January at 22:07:04
James C Lovely looking Sea Fury. The back drops look awesome as well.
06. January at 22:25:54
Gary Brantley Thanks, ya can't beat posing them at the airport! :)
07. January at 02:26:19
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January 06, 2017

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