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JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: February 8, 2020
Project: SAS JEEP
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23. December 2019 at 13:14:19 Share
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JOHN THOMAS Well my first project of 2020 is complete. I have finish my SAS JEEP. Finishing photos up today
8. February at 22:46:10
Spanjaard very nice
10. February at 12:39:12
Alec K Super work and subject, congrats
10. February at 17:03:05
JOHN THOMAS Spanjaard and Alec Thanks
10. February at 17:33:19
Tom ... Excellent build, John. It's loaded up to the gills!
10. February at 22:22:21
Greg Baker Great work John, as always. It's funny, for the first time I understand why a lot of people ask about putting figures into my Tintin builds. It does seem like that would be a nice addition, even if it is a bit understandably hard to manage in this scale.
10. February at 22:28:46
JOHN THOMAS Thanks Greg, I would have like to have added figures if I could fine some nice ones. All of the ones I have are just horrible. I liked the way the SAS Jeep turned out. It's the first time I used Pigments in a project and I may be doing more Armor in the future.
12. February at 13:58:59
JOHN THOMAS Thanks Tom.
12. February at 14:00:41
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February 8, 2020

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: February 8, 2020
Project: Simple Wood Display Base
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30. March 2018 at 12:41:13 Share
JOHN THOMAS I needed to make some bases for a contest I was entering. I like to give some context to the models that I build, so I did a little demo on how I make simple wood bases.
30. March 2018 at 12:51:22
Patrick Hagelstein Wow! Those look really cool! And by the looks of it, they seem simple to produce. I like it!
30. March 2018 at 12:54:11
JOHN THOMAS Yes Patrick, the bases took less than a day to make and you can make as many as you like. The photo coping of the Verlinden's cards makes it a very simple way to make a base. I do think they also make them in 1:48 scale. I have not done any Snow, Dirt, sand or Mud but will add them whem I need them
30. March 2018 at 13:28:53
Gursel Kona Nice and simple. I like it.
2. April 2018 at 20:43:09
JOHN THOMAS Gursel, Thanks
3. April 2018 at 00:34:00
Spanjaard nice ideas!
8. February at 22:59:36
JOHN THOMAS I have added my SAS JEEP base to this album. This base is for Dirt and Sand. Just need to do some Snow and Mud.
8. February at 23:00:02
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January 27, 2020

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Updated: March 19, 2015
3. March 2015 at 14:16:42 Share
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JOHN THOMAS Wow Mike, that sound really cool. I would like to see what you come up with.
25. January at 20:59:49
JD Oh yeah! Gotta watch this...could be epic!
25. January at 23:31:36
JOHN THOMAS JD, thanks, let the light shine
26. January at 14:10:28
Mike Sleger Each time I see "No" for the scale of the various TRON kits I find myself wanting to do the math and calculate an actual scale, 1:100000000000000.....or something. :)
26. January at 15:22:27
JD Here's a thought, I've used glow in the dark as well as neon fluorescent paint lit with a black light to great effect, sorry no pics to back it up 8)
26. January at 21:49:18
JOHN THOMAS Mike,JD, OK great
27. January at 13:07:22
Jeanette Müller super cool
27. January at 13:10:44
JOHN THOMAS Jeanette, Thanks
27. January at 13:12:12
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January 18, 2020

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 18, 2020
Project: 1/48 Hobbycraft A-4 Collection
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1. December 2019 at 13:39:57 Share
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JOHN THOMAS New photos up today
13. December 2019 at 01:22:23
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. Started painted using my new H&S Infinity 2&1. I used the .2mm needle spraying Model Master Acrylic at 20psi
14. December 2019 at 18:09:35
Nathan Dempsey Nice progress John. Can't wait to see more.
23. December 2019 at 13:10:45
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. I finished the main painting of the airframe and started detail painting and painting of the small bits
23. December 2019 at 13:11:08
JOHN THOMAS Roland, Thanks. The quality of the kit is OK. It's not as detailed as the Hasegawa's A-4 and it does take some care to get good results. So far the fit of the kit is fine. I am now just getting in to the small bits and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
23. December 2019 at 14:36:39
Clifford Keesler Looking nice John.
24. December 2019 at 03:25:40
JOHN THOMAS Clifford, Thanks
24. December 2019 at 12:57:24
JOHN THOMAS I have done more work on the A-4. Started to do some weathering with Flory Models Washes, New photos up today
18. January at 14:54:06
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December 23, 2019

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
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23. December 2019 at 13:13:43 Share

December 13, 2019

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Updated: December 13, 2019
31. August 2019 at 12:45:08 Share
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JOHN THOMAS Hey Christian, Thanks. Urban I am getting ready to brake in the Infinity. I am planing on using it on my A-4 projects. I will post a few photos soon.
10. December 2019 at 00:54:55
Urban Gardini Nice mate, will be nice to follow. Just ask if there's something that you wonder over!
10. December 2019 at 09:43:20
JOHN THOMAS Urban Thanks
10. December 2019 at 13:34:24
JOHN THOMAS I added a photo of my first use of my Infinity
13. December 2019 at 01:26:58
Patrick Hagelstein And how did you like it?
13. December 2019 at 04:13:29
JOHN THOMAS Patrick, Thanks, so far so good. I have only used it for about 1 hour, so far and I really do like it.
13. December 2019 at 12:54:08
Patrick Hagelstein I love the way Harder & Steenbeck designes and manufactures their airbrushes.
13. December 2019 at 13:10:11
JOHN THOMAS Patrick, I agree. I am using the .2mm needle and spraying Model Master Acrylic
Paint at 20psi with a drop of thinner
13. December 2019 at 15:12:03
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December 7, 2019

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: December 7, 2019
Project: 1/48 Hobbycraft A-4 Collection
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1. December 2019 at 13:05:00 Share
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JOHN THOMAS Hans Thanks, I do have the special hobby 1/48 TA-4 two seater in my stash but for now I want do the Combat A-4s first.
3. December 2019 at 01:15:15
JOHN THOMAS Sorry guys, not Special Hobby but Hasegawa does make a TA-4J two seater in 1/48 scale all so Classic Airframe made one . Some TA-4F/Js did do forward air control (FAC) in a combat rule so I will add this to the list and the over all project.
3. December 2019 at 16:45:54
JOHN THOMAS I have found an old Monogram OA-4M and Hasegawa TA-4J. New photos up today
7. December 2019 at 15:36:49
JOHN THOMAS Hans, Thanks. I am all ways on the hunt for A-4 Skyhawks
7. December 2019 at 16:28:52
JOHN THOMAS Hans Thanks, I am all ways on the hunt for A-4 Skyhawks. I like your A-4 build, nice camo work as well. My work on the A-4B project continues. New photos up today.
7. December 2019 at 16:31:59
Patrick Hagelstein Cool to see how much more of a combat plane the OA-4M is compared to the TA-4J when you compare the boxarts of the Monogram and Hasegawa kits.
7. December 2019 at 17:02:45
Carlos Cisneros Those are decent Scooter kits. They cover the single seat family pretty well. The cockpit needs help though...
7. December 2019 at 17:16:29
JOHN THOMAS Patrick and Carlos, Thanks Patrick the OA-4M was design as a pure combat aircraft, the TA-4F/J was mainly designed as a fleet trainner that could do some combat rolls like FAC. Carlos the kit cockpit is basic and not very accurate but when painted up and installed it does not look to bad
7. December 2019 at 18:01:35
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December 1, 2019

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
Albums: 2 with 140 images
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October 1, 2019

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Updated: October 1, 2019
Project: VA-76 A-4C Mig shot down
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29. September 2019 at 12:19:32 Share
JOHN THOMAS Hey guy's More A-4s. VA-76 A-4C. I will be modeling Ted Swartz's A-4C which on May 1, 1967 shot down a Mig 17 with Zuni rockets. Swartz shot down was the only A-4 shot down of a Mig during the whole Vietnam War. I will convert the Airfix A-4B to an A-4C. I will use "Attack Squardon" A-4C conversion detail set which has a new resin nose and some PE. Much of the build will be the same as my other A-4 builds.
29. September 2019 at 12:39:34
29. September 2019 at 13:11:16
JOHN THOMAS Thanks Sergej
29. September 2019 at 14:55:03
29. September 2019 at 16:12:46
JOHN THOMAS Thanks Lukasz, some more photos up today.
29. September 2019 at 17:46:32
JOHN THOMAS I will be jumping around from all three of my A-4's projects working on all three at the same time. Note there are some really cool Youtube videos of this A-4C flying.
29. September 2019 at 18:02:55
JOHN THOMAS Some new photos up today
1. October 2019 at 12:01:00
Holger Kranich Are you happy with the new nose? Was the difference so obvious? You put a lot of ellbow grease in your build!
1. October 2019 at 14:06:46
JOHN THOMAS Holger thanks, Yes the new resin nose went on nice. A little trimming and sanding was needed. Getting it alined and square with the fuselage was the only issue.
1. October 2019 at 15:56:04
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September 29, 2019

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
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29. September 2019 at 12:17:46 Share
JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 24, 2019
5. September 2019 at 12:01:53 Share
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JOHN THOMAS More new photos up today. Fuselage glued together wing installed.
7. September 2019 at 12:18:49
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. I added some of my scribing tools
9. September 2019 at 00:29:12
Bryn Crandell Watching the scoot right along.
9. September 2019 at 11:56:11
JOHN THOMAS Bryn, Thanks
9. September 2019 at 15:45:36
Konrad Limmer Nice and fast progress John
9. September 2019 at 17:35:53
JOHN THOMAS Konrad, Thanks. I am finding out it takes the same amount of time to do one as it does to do two.
9. September 2019 at 17:42:05
JOHN THOMAS Some new photos up today. Started work on the small bits.
24. September 2019 at 00:25:43
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. Started painting.
29. September 2019 at 00:44:17
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September 24, 2019

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10. September 2019 at 00:02:57 Share
JOHN THOMAS Hey all. more A-4's. I have started a new A-4. I will be back dating the Airfix A-4B back to an A-4A. This will required some minor surgery. I will be building this A-4A along with my two A-4B's. Much of the same work I did on the A-4Bs will be done on the A-4A. I will modeling an A-4A from around 1958. Some of the Minor surgery required will be Removing the rudder ribs on the tail and remove the wing vortex generators and remove the refueling probe. The A-4As did not have refueling probe also the early A-4As did not have the red slat wells and red trim on gear doors.
10. September 2019 at 00:14:20
JOHN THOMAS Some new photos up today. Working on cockpit and seat.
10. September 2019 at 12:20:46
Bryn Crandell Watching this one scoot along.
10. September 2019 at 19:53:35
JOHN THOMAS Bryn, Thanks. New photos up now.
10. September 2019 at 23:55:56
JOHN THOMAS Some new photos up today. Did some work on the small bits.
24. September 2019 at 00:21:28
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September 10, 2019

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
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September 5, 2019

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
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May 5, 2019

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 11, 2018
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Gordon Sørensen Wow! $6.25 US at Walmart. Shipping would probably be extremely expensive though...
9. April 2019 at 14:50:18
JOHN THOMAS Spanjaard, I see. I am lucky to be able to buy as much Pledge/Future as I like from my Walmart which is less than a mile from my house.
9. April 2019 at 14:52:40
Jos Jansen

https://amazon.com/dp/B015RY.._r_other_apa_i_7OoRCbCQACZWY

I ordered via a seller in the States, last year for 50 bucks...now you can buy it for 20 bucks, two bottles...shipped to the Netherlands. Of course not as cheap as you can get it on your bike to the Walmart, but it is fantastic stuff and you really can use it for a very long time!
9. April 2019 at 19:04:23
Martin Oostrom Thanks Jos. Really a shame that shipping is €488,-
9. April 2019 at 19:16:27
Burkhard D A study in yellowing with samples from 1998, 2000, 2017 (left to right) :D

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5. May 2019 at 07:47:06
Ralf Schoenen Just found on Amazon
Pledge11182 Revive It Bodenglanz, 69 ml, klar transparent https://amazon.de/dp/B000ARP.._sw_r_cp_api_i_HYPZCb475533W
5. May 2019 at 08:22:48
Ralf Schoenen If the above link does not work,just search „Pledge floor care
5. May 2019 at 08:26:10
JOHN THOMAS Thanks, guys. I am very glad that very one is enjoying my Future thread. May be we can post some of the different use for Future other than clear coats. Thanks Burkhard D for the Yellowing photo.
5. May 2019 at 12:11:55
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April 18, 2019

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 17, 2019
Project: VMFA-232 F/A-18C
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JOHN THOMAS Much thanks, Stefan
7. April 2019 at 20:04:02
Maciej Bellos Hey Thomas, will you correct the rogue red color that got away and lies on the top of the left engine? It's a shame to leave it there...
7. April 2019 at 20:53:11
JOHN THOMAS Maciej, Yes I know it's there and I will handle it. There are also some small little details that all so need some attention
8. April 2019 at 00:25:22
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. I had to fix a few little details before I start decaling. Decals photos up start soon
14. April 2019 at 13:21:57
JOHN THOMAS Added a few more photos, Decaling under way
15. April 2019 at 00:42:43
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. Decaling now complete. Starting to work on the small bits. The kit Decals worked great even being from 1999. The aircraft has very few markings and fewer Stencils. I used "Micro Set" and "Micro Sol" on the kit decals with no problems.
17. April 2019 at 11:53:48
James C Looking awesome John.
17. April 2019 at 19:18:18
JOHN THOMAS James, Thanks
18. April 2019 at 00:05:04
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April 5, 2019

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
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