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Updated: April 24, 2018
29. January 2014 at 20:16:30 Share
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JOHN THOMAS I guest the more mats the better. I am looking for a larger mat to increase my work area.
16. February 2014 at 22:56:33
John Hoffmann I know this thread is older, but it made me smile. I have a corner desk and 3 or 4 tables in my basement hobby space, and my cutting mat is something like 30" x 36" but I still almost always end up doing all the work on about a 16" x 16" area at the front of the mat. All other flat surfaces are just places to place things I was just using, will get to soon, or might need again on one of the several ongoing projects.
23. April at 20:58:54
JOHN THOMAS Hey John, you are right about the cutting mat. I cleaned my work area a few weeks ago and added a Fold Up Spray booth and move some of my plastic storage bins around. I still need to do something about all my kits to make some more room. I have a 1/32 scale A-4E/F I need room to work on it.
24. April at 02:18:53
JOHN THOMAS I have cleaned up my modeling room some and moved things around and added a fold up spray booth. I will take some new photos and post them in a few days.
24. April at 02:26:56
Siegfried Mühlnikel That looks somehow familiar.
24. April at 11:58:13
Timothy Heimer Please don't clean it up! I have seen posts to where they are so organized it makes me sick! Hate to say it John but...I thought my area was bad! LOL
24. April at 14:26:23
JOHN THOMAS Hey Siegfried and Timothy, I did a little cleaning to make room for a new fold up spray booth and moved some plastic storage bins around. I added some new photos of today's 2018 work bench. I also show my new 1/32 scale A-4, will it fit, stay tuned.
24. April at 14:33:26
JOHN THOMAS BTW guy's, my modeling room is just 7 feet x 7 feet or around 35 square feet
24. April at 18:36:57
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April 10, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 10, 2018
Project: P-40N Parrot Head in scale 1:72
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04. April at 02:08:15 Share
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Cuajete Perfect. Thanks one more time, Thomas :)
10. April at 14:59:47
JOHN THOMAS Cuajete, Have fun, I like your Bronco. You have done a nice job with an older kit. I am planning on building the Academy Bronco kit soon in US Navy markings in Vietnam.
10. April at 15:06:11
Cuajete I'm glad you like, John. Revell will release an Academy tool with this scheme:

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10. April at 19:52:24
Guy Rump Looking good, I have this kit in my stash so following with interest. :)
10. April at 19:55:49
Stefan Fraundorfer Very cool nose art. I'm looking forward to see the finished model. Have fun John.
10. April at 20:01:32
Gary Nice work so far John. Gary S.
10. April at 20:48:31
JOHN THOMAS Cuajete, Guy, Stefan and Gray much thanks
10. April at 22:55:02
JOHN THOMAS Just added a few more photos. Airframe is complete and I added Brass tubing for the wing guns.
10. April at 23:00:18
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April 08, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: March 30, 2018
Project: VA-95 A-4B Skyhawk in scale 1:72
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28. March at 14:42:49 Share
JOHN THOMAS Hi all, first project completed for 2018. It was a little fight with some minor problems but I got thru to the end.
28. March at 15:02:15
Spanjaard nice job
28. March at 15:07:41
JOHN THOMAS Spanjaard, thanks
28. March at 15:27:46
JOHN THOMAS Just added a few new photos. The A-4 won a Bronze metal at IPMS Three Rivers Contest last weekend
30. March at 14:37:15
Konrad Limmer Congrats John for both the very nice scooter and the contest price
30. March at 19:58:36
JOHN THOMAS Thanks Konrad
30. March at 21:12:17
Ekki Lovely work! Well done.
08. April at 21:47:34
JOHN THOMAS Ekki, Thanks again
08. April at 23:06:08
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JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: March 30, 2018
Project: VA-152 A-1H Skyraider in scale 1:72
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28. March at 15:04:58 Share
JOHN THOMAS My second project done for 2018. This project was started back in early 2017 and then sat for many, many weeks. In early 2018 I started back to work on it to finish it and now it's done.
28. March at 15:26:53
JOHN THOMAS Just added a few new photos. The A-1 won a Bronze metal at the IPMS Three Rivers Contest last weekend.
30. March at 14:39:22
Ekki Great Work!
08. April at 21:48:34
JOHN THOMAS Ekki, Thanks
08. April at 23:05:31
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April 06, 2018

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Updated: April 05, 2018
05. April at 15:04:14 Share
JOHN THOMAS Hi all, I just finished installing a new fold up Spray booth in my work area. For years I just sprayed into a cardboard box and wore a dust mask. Not the best way to paint but I made it work. My work bench is in my basement. I have two windows for light but they do not opening. I do have the basement door to the outside that I do open in the summer but it's to dam cold in the winter to open the door. I stop using Enamels and Lacquers years ago. I spray Model Master Acrylics. So this year I used part of my Tax Return Money and got this fold up spray booth at my local hobby shop. The set up was easy and fast. I also got an 9 inch under the counter light that I mounted on the inside of the spray booth. I have not mounted any vent hose to the booth to vent to the outside, it would just be to hard to do. So I will let the filter do all the work. I did stuff the vent hose adaptor that came with the booth full of furance filter material to help clean the exhaust. So far so good the few time now I have used it.
05. April at 15:28:11
Cortex Thanks for pics and feedback, congratulations for your new spray booth : )
06. April at 05:31:28
Alexander G. Great, congratulations! What did you pay for this thing?
06. April at 11:17:55
Olly If you have no hose to the outside, please be careful and wear your mask.
06. April at 11:40:24
Alexander G. Or add activated carbon filters!
06. April at 11:46:24
JOHN THOMAS Cortex, Thanks
06. April at 14:32:41
JOHN THOMAS Alexander, I paid 130 Dollars US at my local hobby store. I have seen them cheaper online for around 80 Dollars US but you have to pay for shipping. So paying more and no shipping I thinks it's a fair price and I can add the hose in the future for little cost. The carbon filter is a good idea, I will have to look into it, thanks.
06. April at 14:33:45
JOHN THOMAS Olly, Will do, thanks
06. April at 14:34:48
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April 04, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 52 images
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April 03, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: March 30, 2018
Project: Simple Wood Display Base in scale 1:72
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30. March at 14:41:13 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 at 14:51:22
Patrick Hagelstein Wow! Those look really cool! And by the looks of it, they seem simple to produce. I like it!
30. March at 14:54:11
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 at 15:28:53
Gursel Kona Nice and simple. I like it.
02. April at 22:43:09
JOHN THOMAS Gursel, Thanks
03. April at 02:34:00
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March 30, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 40 images
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March 28, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 162 images
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28. March at 14:36:52 Share
JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 135 images
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28. March at 14:34:51 Share

February 03, 2018

JOHN THOMAS will attend TRICON 2018
TRICON 2018
US 24. March 2018, in Allison Park PA
03. February at 20:12:52 Share

November 28, 2017

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 0
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28. November 2017 at 15:30:25 Share

November 23, 2017

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 0
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23. November 2017 at 14:55:52 Share

November 16, 2017

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
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16. November 2017 at 14:19:24 Share

November 02, 2017

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 02, 2017
02. November 2017 at 13:20:38 Share
JOHN THOMAS Part two of LOST and FOUND up today. The collections are part of the Blue Angles Model Fest from 1995 to 2000.
02. November 2017 at 13:24:02
02. November 2017 at 14:14:28
JOHN THOMAS Thanks Spanjaard
02. November 2017 at 16:49:55
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JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 01, 2017
01. November 2017 at 00:54:37 Share
JOHN THOMAS I have posted some found old snap shots of some contest photos from back in the mid 1990's. Not the best of photos. The contest is the Blue Angles Model Fest held at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola Florida in the mid 1990's to early 2000. Saddly the contest tis no longer held at the Museum. The collection is of Grumman Aircraft, the F4F, F6F, F7F and the F8F all at 1/72 scale. the kits used for the collection were Academy, Hasegawa and Monogram. I used a very cheap single action airbrush and hand painting using the old Patra and Testor's first Acrylic Paints. This collection is from around 1995. Most all of the planes are out of the box with a few with folded wings and some posed in flight. The first photos is of my work bench which is my kitchen table, it's a good thing that I am single. This was my work bench from 1991 to 2003. All of the models where built on this table. I will also post parts 2,3, and 4 in the next few days. THe photo are scan you need to scrow down to see them, please do.
01. November 2017 at 01:02:27
JOHN THOMAS Sorry scroll drown
01. November 2017 at 01:43:06
Greg Baker That's nice work! I love the F7F with folded wings! Too bad the images aren't larger... guess I forgot what it was like when you had to wait for the end of the roll before you could get some pictures. ;)
01. November 2017 at 05:45:05
Spanjaard when you scan, you can probably place the picture on top and limit the scanned area to just the picture instead of a full page (It will also scan faster since it will not scan a complete area). If the software does not allow that, you can always crop the pictures to the right size ;) then they will look better.
just trying to help :)
01. November 2017 at 07:15:47
JOHN THOMAS Thanks Greg and Spanjaard. I am going to rescan, crop and repost them. I should have done this before. I said I was going to have parts 2,3 & 4 but now I will just post one large part 2 stay tuned. Greg you are right, all of these photos are before I got a digital camera. Sadly none of the models have survived, I only have the bases.
01. November 2017 at 13:37:52
JOHN THOMAS I have rescaned and crop the photos way better, Thanks Spanjaard for the help.
01. November 2017 at 13:55:34
Greg Baker Oh, heck. Yeah, much better. I'm sad to hear none of the models have survived... there must have been quite a massacre though, 'cause there's quite a few there.
01. November 2017 at 14:58:26
JOHN THOMAS Greg, It is sad, After moving around several times most of the planes got broken. One of the dum things I did was to glue them to the base, Bad Idea. In part two up soon I gave away most the the planes. And I wish I had did detail photos of the builds. I cant remember how I did the wing folds. Will have to reinvent
01. November 2017 at 15:31:11
Spanjaard pictures look much better now. sorry to hear about the fate of those models.
02. November 2017 at 01:30:09
JOHN THOMAS Spanjaard thanks. It is sad but now I dont know were I would place them. Thanks again for the help with the scan info.
02. November 2017 at 02:12:13
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July 23, 2017

JOHN THOMAS will attend SVASMCON 33 2017
SVASMCON 33 2017
US 16. September 2017, in Sharon PA
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