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7 | 19. November, 13:51
John Thomas
Hey Guys I am starting a new project today, Academy's OV-10A BRONCO. I will be doing USMC HML-267 in the mid 1970's. The US Airforce and Navy also flew the Broncos The kit dates to 1999. The kit is missing a lot of detail in the cockpit so I will be adding some. At first look the kit looks very nice. More photos up soon.
19. November, 14:06
WhiteGlint
Oh watching. 👀
19. November, 14:08
István Szücs
Great start! I also have this kit, so I'm watching!
19. November, 14:17
John Thomas
Istvan & WhiteGlint Thanks. Lots of details needed. I also have the Academy's OV-10D Desert Storm kit that I will also be doing.
19. November, 14:30
John Thomas
New photos up today. The booms and wing are glued up and cockpit is almost done. More photos up sone
21. November, 14:19
John Thomas
New photos up today. Cockpit completed and installed. Fuselage glued together.
22. November, 13:59
John Thomas
New photos up today. Started prep work for painting.
24. November, 13:49
John Thomas
Few more photos up today. Adding more details to the cockpit.
26. November, 13:52
John Thomas
New photos up today. Wing glued on, filled a few gaps here and there. Getting ready for paint.
27. November, 15:15
John Thomas
New Photos up today. Major problem with the build. The kit is way to tail heavy. I know that it may be and I added as much weight as I could but more was needed a lot more. So now the project is on hold. I did glue on the canopy just to see how it would look and it went on fine. I could finish it and glue it to a base, not the best idea. I do have a second kit to build and use this one as a test mull for paint and weathering. There is lots of room for weight in the cargo bay but it may be to far back in the aircraft. Need to figure out how to get more weight in the aircraft. Or just move on to other projects
30. November, 14:21

November 27, 2021

John Thomas added Vallejo Model Air to his list of favorite colors
27. November, 15:35
John Thomas added Vallejo to his list of favorite colors
27. November, 15:35

November 19, 2021

John Thomas added a new project.
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19. November, 13:56
John Thomas added a new project.
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November 14, 2021

John Thomas added a new photoalbum.
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P-36 from Wright Field. These are the marking I will use for the building
Project: P-36
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13 | 1. May, 12:15
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John Thomas
New photos up today. Painting is complete, I am work on the small details and get ready for decals
14. November, 13:04
Cuajete
Looking good so far, John 👍
14. November, 18:29
John Thomas
Cuajete, Thanks working on all the small bites.
14. November, 21:31
Guy Rump
Looking really good 👍
14. November, 22:19
John Thomas
Guy, Thanks
14. November, 23:17
John Thomas added a new photoalbum.
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Look at this, An unopen bottle
Project: Heavy Metal
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2 | 28. October, 13:31
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John Thomas
Hey guy's I added a few more photos of the New Metal Color Sets, four in all
14. November, 13:00
bughunter
I only have 71.062 to brush, but I don't like the paint. It is not grip resistant. Light years behind my beloved Alclads, but unfortunately as those for airbrush you can only brush them on very small things.
14. November, 13:59
John Thomas
Bughunter, Thanks. I have not used the Metal Colors on a project. I started to and found that the old Aluminum color went bad. I don't think any Acrylic Metallic paint will beat a Alcad or any other Lacquer or Enamel Metallic paint. I do think that the Vallejo Metal Colors just may be the best Acrylic Metallic paint on the market right now. I found the Metallic Panel set at Hobby Lobby, the other three I got off of Ebay. There is also an Aluminum Dope, Engine and Jet Exhaust set. Each set is around $30.00 US.
With the Four color sets you have all of the Metal Color range except for Gold, a Gloss Black Primer and Gloss Metal Varnish. All four sets are geared to Aircraft Modeling. I do like the Packaging of the Paints a lot cheaper to buying than in single bottles. I hope the new Metal Colors will last longer. PS I don't use Lacquer or Enamel paints of any kind for Health reason. It will be hard to get a true mirror or chrome finish with Acrylic Paints and that OK with me.
14. November, 14:36
bughunter
From my experience with that single color your Gloss Metal Varnish seems to be needed, but it looks you are well equipped.
I use Alclad also only with mask and exhaust. Anyway, you should wear a mask during airbrushing even if the paint do not smell. There are clouds of pigments in the air which are not healthy for your lungs.
14. November, 15:20
John Thomas
Bughunter, Thanks. I do wear a mask when I spray and I have a spray booth. I need to do more testing before my first project with metal Colors.
14. November, 16:58

October 28, 2021

John Thomas added a new project.
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28. October, 13:31

October 27, 2021

John Thomas added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Stargate
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15 | 3. October, 18:57
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Torsten
I am curious how the ramp will be placed there
16. October, 15:08
John Thomas
Torsten, I am thinking that I will super glue the top of the ramp flush with the Stargate base and just place the bottom of the ramp on top of the plaster, when cover the bottom of the ramp with plaster and sand. That my idea so far. More photos up soon.
16. October, 16:08
Torsten
Ah, it continues. With all the aditions it looks better and better 👍
22. October, 13:17
John Thomas
New photos up today. The diorama is now painted and the ramp installed and the sand cover layed down. The Stargate diorama is now done. It was a fun build and the largest diorama I have done so far to date. If I can find some nice people I may add them later.
22. October, 13:20
John Thomas
I added a few more photos today. All done.
27. October, 13:53

October 3, 2021

John Thomas added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Stargate
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10 | 3. October, 14:31
Torsten
That's so 😎, follow and watching 👍
3. October, 14:37
John Thomas
Torsten Thanks
3. October, 15:00
John Thomas
Hey everyone I am starting a new project. I found this resin Stargate on Ebay. It's about 1/48 scale. I am going to do a little diorama base. I think the resin Stargate is based on the Movie. I am going to repaint the Stargate, add the ramp and ground cover. The Stargate base and ramp will not be like the one in the first photo but I will have some kind of sand base. I have the Stargate all clean up ready for paint. more photos up soon.
3. October, 15:08
JD
Great project, I'll follow along
3. October, 18:12
John Thomas
JD Thanks
3. October, 18:41
WhiteGlint
Watching. 👀
3. October, 19:00
John Thomas
WhiteGlint Thanks
3. October, 19:02
John Thomas added a new project.
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August 27, 2021

John Thomas added a new photoalbum.
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P-40B at Peal Harbor
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9 | 30. July, 13:01
John Thomas
Added new project today, P-40 at Peal Harbor 1941. I will use the 1/72 Airfix kit for this project. More photos up soon.
30. July, 13:07
John Thomas
New photos up today.
1. August, 13:06
WhiteGlint
Quite some details you added there. 👍
1. August, 20:40
John Thomas
WhiteGlint, Thanks. More photos up soon.
1. August, 20:59
John Thomas
New photos up today
3. August, 12:57
John Thomas
Hey guys, New photos up today.
10. August, 13:37
WhiteGlint
Coming along nicely, John.
10. August, 18:13
John Thomas
WhiteGlint, Thanks. I am starting to work on all the little bits and will do some more light weathering. More photos soon.
10. August, 23:58
John Thomas
New photos up today. I have been working on the small bits and detail painting
19. August, 13:02
John Thomas
New photos up today. Nearing the end. Finally up on it's landing gear. Only the canopy left to do.
27. August, 12:55
John Thomas
Added a few more photos
27. August, 23:55
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P-40 of the 35th Fighter Squadron, early 1940
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19 | 7. March, 14:01
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John Thomas
Cuajete, Thanks near the end now, just a few detail parts and the canopy to finish.
19. August, 23:56
John Thomas
New photos up today. Nearing the end. Finally up on it's landing gear. Only the canopy left to do.
27. August, 12:57
Roland Gunslinger
I'll get to the finale just in time. Looks really nice 👍
27. August, 13:15
John Thomas
Roland, Thanks. it's been a long project. I am working on two P-40s at the same time. Both Aircraft near the end now.
27. August, 13:26
John Thomas
Added a few more photos
27. August, 23:55

July 30, 2021

John Thomas added a new project.
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30. July, 12:53
John Thomas
Added a new project today. P-40 at Peal Harbor 1941. More photos up soon.
30. July, 12:59
John Thomas added a new photoalbum.
30. July, 12:54

July 26, 2021

John Thomas added a new photoalbum.
8 | 15. March 2015, 18:22
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Pierre Vauthier
I like it very much great job !
25. July, 15:03
John Thomas
Pierre, Thanks
25. July, 18:44
25. July, 19:20
JD
I have always wanted to see one of those built, nice job ?
26. July, 03:33
John Thomas
Robert & JD, Thanks
26. July, 12:48

July 25, 2021

John Thomas added a new project.
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Project: Stargate
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3 | 25. July, 12:37
Mark
👀
Love the film and TV spin-offs. Love this model. 👍
25. July, 12:42
John Thomas
Mark, Thanks. My project will be based on TV SG.U. The gate is just a lump of Resin. The casting is not great, and the paint job was really bad. So I will repaint the Gate and make a base for it.
25. July, 12:51
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25. July, 12:31
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July 18, 2021

John Thomas added a new photoalbum.
12 | 3. May 2015, 13:13
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Mona
they always go for the landmarks
18. July, 00:50
John
That's true...
18. July, 00:51
John Thomas
Mona & John G, Thanks. Space Aliens they are out there. The U.S. Navy has seen them.
18. July, 01:07
Mona
I do believe that ( saw the footage made public ).I have a vintage X-Files tee shirt ,The Truth is Out there
18. July, 01:12
John Thomas
Mona, Yes it is.
18. July, 01:14
John Thomas added a new photoalbum.
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1. My first airbrush. A Badger 150 I think. I used this brush from 1990 to 1995 or so.
2 | 31. August 2019, 12:45
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John
Great collection of airbrushes. I have collected quite a few recently and my current favorite are the Mr. Hobby Procon Boy Platinum 0.3 & 0.2. My airbrushing skills however, are still a work in progress.
17. July, 23:11
John Thomas
Thanks, John. No new Airbrushes to report this pass year. I too am still trying to improve my skills, I guest we all are.
17. July, 23:16
John
My local hobby shop sells the Grex line of airbrushes. Is the TG3 a double action brush? If so, how do you control the air and paint flow?
17. July, 23:33
John Thomas
John, yes the Grex TG3 is a double action. The TG3 has a 0.3mm needle. You pull back a little at first for air, then more for paint. It's really simple to use and made in America.
17. July, 23:56
John
Thanks for the information ?
18. July, 00:39

July 17, 2021

John Thomas added a new photoalbum.
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Collection of VMA-142 "The Flying Gators"
2 | 2. November 2017, 12:20
John Thomas
Part two of LOST and FOUND up today. The collections are part of the Blue Angles Model Fest from 1995 to 2000.
2. November 2017, 12:24
2. November 2017, 13:14
John Thomas
Thanks Spanjaard
2. November 2017, 15:49
John Thomas
Argento Thanks, I just love A-4's. I have a few A-4 projects coming soon.
17. July, 22:47
John Thomas
Thank's again
17. July, 23:01

May 31, 2021

John Thomas added a new photoalbum.
24 | 9. September 2013, 19:50
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John Thomas
Neuling, Thanks
14. December 2020, 14:14
Torsten
Like it 👍
14. December 2020, 17:12
John Thomas
Torsten, Thanks
15. December 2020, 14:11
John Thomas
Thanks, Bill
17. December 2020, 00:58
John Thomas
Gaston, Thanks
31. May, 17:13

May 1, 2021

John Thomas added a new project.
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March 7, 2021

John Thomas added a new project.
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7. March, 13:59
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M-6 Bomb Truck USAAF mid 1940's
Project: 1,000 pounder
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13 | 28. February, 18:27
John Thomas
First project of the year under way. More photos up soon
1. March, 13:57
gorby
Nice work so far.
1. March, 16:15
John Thomas
Gorbygould, Thanks More photos soon
1. March, 16:49
John Thomas
More photos up today, almost done.
4. March, 13:51
Cuajete
Looking good so far 👍
4. March, 19:27
John Thomas
Cuajete, Thanks
5. March, 13:41
John Thomas
The bomb truck is complete. this was a fast project. I also made a simple grass wood base.
5. March, 13:44
Cuajete
Very nice job, John. Congrats!
6. March, 19:17
John Thomas
Cuajete, Thanks. It was a fun little build. I have more 1/72 armor projects on the way. My next project will be an 1/72 Airfix P-40, hope to have some photos up soon.
7. March, 00:17
Mirko Römer
What a good looking cracker!
7. March, 10:32
John Thomas
Mirko, Thanks
7. March, 11:01

February 28, 2021

John Thomas added a new project.
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28. February, 18:37
John Thomas
First project of the new year under way. More photos up soon.
28. February, 18:40
John Thomas added a new project.
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