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Ray Seppala added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 20, 2020
11. September 2013, 23:07 Share
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ahmad hekmati Great jobs
4. November 2014, 19:37
Dutch So Ray, how do you like the Contrails engines? Can't wait to see this one done as well.
9. August 2016, 06:11
Ray Seppala I found the Contrail engines a bit rough and some shapes simplified and apparently they are oversize. I now have the Zvezda kit but will eventually finish this one.
9. August 2016, 23:45
Ray Seppala Well, this one has transformed to a 4 engined 777, I was not that happy with the Contrail ones after all, an appropriate Aussie What - If scheme to go on it. Some small things to tidy up and it will be finished.
20. May, 05:21
Dutch Ray, you are the master of transfrmation! At first I thought A340. Then I looked at the windscreen and said, wait a minute! Boeing! But Boeing what? I love it! And not that unplausible. Very nice finish. Are you going to patent it before Boeing does? Might fund your retirement account, or at least keep the beer flowing! ;) [BTW, I am always curious to see what kits you have going on in the background!]
20. May, 11:53
Ben M How do you apply the long window decals on airliners? Do you cut them into sections and apply them that way?
20. May, 12:53
Ray Seppala Cheers guys, @Dutch, it seems there are others who do build spotting in my build photos. I do have too many on the go and cycle through them as I get bored with the current builds :) @Ben M, I used an aftermarket decals set for the windows, Flying Colours sheet for a Singapore Airlines B777-300, the windows come in short sections, which are divided up by the cabin doors. The trick is to keep all the sections of window lines and door decals aligned down the length of the fuselage. For sheet that have longer strips of windows I cut them up to make them more manageable, usually 3 - 4 inch lengths.
21. May, 01:31
Ben M Thank you for the tip Ray. I have been building a dirigible and it had some loooong decals which inevitably broke into pieces while I tried to apply them. So I just applied one broken piece after another, and fortunately the pieces that were too damaged were simple enough to repair with a paint pen and a straightedge on the model. It got me thinking how people did airliner decal windows because I have a 1:72 DC-9 I want to build soon. I'll just chop them up at good breaking points and carefully align them like you do. I appreciate you taking the time to help me out!
21. May, 13:52
Ray Seppala added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 36 images
1:72
Completed
Scratchbuilt
 
21. May, 11:07 Share
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1:72 C-130 Hercules Fat Albert, Blue Angels (Caracal Models CD72052)
 
C-130 Hercules Fat Albert, Blue Angels
Caracal Models 1:72
CD72052
2016 | New tool
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1:72 Beriev Be-12 (Caracal Models CD72038)
 
Beriev Be-12
Caracal Models 1:72
CD72038
2015 | New tool
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Ray Seppala added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 21, 2020
21. May, 02:00 Share
Ray Seppala added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 18 images
1:72
Completed
1:72 B-17E RAF Coastal Command (Academy/Minicraft 2141)
 
21. May, 01:52 Share
Ray Seppala added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: December 16, 2017
16. December 2017, 02:51 Share
Ekki Very good work.
16. December 2017, 10:37
Dutch Nice work Ray! Just beautiful. I built this one almost 40 years ago, but your build looks much nicer than mine did. The only thing that survived was the long sensor boom which made it onto my YRF-4C Phantom II kit-bash.
3. January 2018, 16:48
Dutch Ray, you tempted me to buy another Minicraft F/A-18 FSD kit. I also obtained Caracal 1/72 F/A-18 Hornet: The Early Years decal sheet.
20. May, 12:21
Ray Seppala LOL! Pity I have built this one, it looks like a nice sheet. I did have a hankering to the do the first twin seater in the orange/white scheme before it was changed to TPS. But decals are hard to find.
21. May, 01:33

May 20, 2020

Ray Seppala added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 24, 2020
24. April, 02:40 Share
Alex K Excellent! (the livery that you didn't use from the Magna kit might give you a clue on why I was so interested in this conversion ;) Thanks for posting these and again congrats!
24. April, 03:16
Ray Seppala Thanks Alex, this was for a club group build. QANTAS is 100 years old this year and we are(?) having a display at our comp in November (if it goes ahead that is). I noticed the Greek airline decals and Scottish ones as well, I didn't know so many airlines used these after the war.
24. April, 04:56
Alex K Well, yes, "ELLAS - Hellenic Airlines" was founded with the help of -precisely- Scottish, using a number of their Dakotas and a couple of Liberators. There were other operators too, worldwide, from France to Alaska... before and after. It is so nice seeing one of those civilian Liberators being built - and this is a marvelous and original contribution of yours to the QANTAS group build! Once again, congrats!
24. April, 11:02
Dutch Wow! What a beauty! Very nice work Ray. I have een remiss in not visiting your albums lately! K/r, Dutch
20. May, 12:19
Ray Seppala added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 11, 2013
11. September 2013, 22:38 Share
Glenn . This is great! it's just like viewing my collection but made up! Great work Again!
12. September 2013, 23:05
13. September 2013, 08:19
Dutch Very nice!
20. May, 12:11

May 15, 2020

Ray Seppala added a new photoalbum.
15. March 2019, 21:43 Share
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Łukasz Gliński What a collection, wow!
18. March 2019, 20:00
wilky Gonna miss the old Orion.
I lived in Adelaide and was in the Air Training Corp in the eighties and was able to inspect the inside of the P-3B shortly before they retired.
Would have loved to see inside a C but we weren't given that opportunity
19. March 2019, 09:26
Bryn Crandell Very nice. I have one of those in my meager stash. ;)
19. March 2019, 11:34
Patrick Hagelstein Beautiful build!
24. April, 03:55
Ray Seppala Thanks guys, just thought I would update the pictures, been finished for a while
24. April, 04:54
John D This is nice Ray, adds beautifuly to your collection, well done
24. April, 12:41
Clifford Keesler Well done Ray.
25. April, 17:28
Rob I'm thinking of rebuilding mine in a very similar display to yours, Ray - nicely done!
15. May, 00:21

April 24, 2020

Ray Seppala added a new photoalbum.
26. August 2013, 04:31 Share
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Łukasz Gliński Incredible project! As Dutch mentioned earlier on - unbelievable amounts of bravery and perseverance can be spotted here. Will watch with huge interest
14. October 2017, 20:16
Ray Seppala Thanks all, yes @Burkhard D, you see correctly. The 1/144 kit has been used as a reference from some corrections.
14. October 2017, 21:17
Dutch Yes, I see the cargo triumvirate in Photo 59!
15. October 2017, 02:07
Dutch Ray, quick question. How did you stretch (brand used) the C-130H/J-30 / L-100-30on the left in photo #59? I plan on a KC-130T-30 in USMC marks and plan on using the old Airmodel vacuformed stretch conversion. I would be interested in your comments. R/ Dutch
12. February 2019, 15:24
Dave Flitton So....where is the C-5?
12. February 2019, 21:15
Ray Seppala @ Dave Fllitton, I have a 1/144 C-5, that will do for me! @ Dutch sorry about the REALLY late responce, the C-130-30 is an AMT AC-130H that I am butcering back to a C-130J-30. The extensions are polystyrene plugs made by a gent in Sydney under the 'Hoot Owl' branding. He mainly makes these conversion parts for himself but knocked up a few sets when I asked about them.
12. February 2019, 23:02
Dutch The ESCI/ERTL/AMT 1/72 C-130 is my least favorite Herk kit. Shapes are just wrong! But, in the hands of a master such as yourself, I am sure the results will be outstanding! My only concerns about using the old Airmodel plastic are two: the brittleness of the old plastic and the thickness (or thinness) compared to the thickness of the kit parts. It will require much internal bracing / reinforcing.
13. February 2019, 13:10
Scott Dutton Wow, I admire your courage on such a task, great work
24. April, 23:48
Ray Seppala added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 18 images
1:72
Completed
1:72 B-24D Liberator (Academy/Minicraft 2135)
 
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April 22, 2020

Ray Seppala added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 21, 2020
25. July 2019, 22:52 Share
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Dutch Coming along very nicely, Ray! Are the walkways decals? Very sharp, I say!
19. March, 18:53
Ray Seppala Thanks Dutch, I ended up masking and spraying the walkways. It is almost ready for decals, just need to add a few final parts and finish assembling the PE fins on the Hellfires, they are very fiddly
22. March, 02:01
Dutch Ray,
Fiddly! Yes, I know what you mean. I am in the final stages of assembling the TomyTec 1/144 UP-3C and the 40 odd small and extremely fiddly antennas, flap tracks, & Nav lights are about to drive me crazy. Thankfully, they provide extras, as I have lost or ruined a few already. I am spending at least as much time on this last step as in assembling the whole model. In fact I am looking for one of those lighted magnifiers that bolt to the desk top. It will be well worth it. Carry on!
Dutch
22. March, 02:16
Thomas Bischoff Looks like a lot of well invested work
22. March, 07:55
Ray Seppala And finished!
21. April, 21:17
Nathan Dempsey Nice finish too :)
21. April, 21:48
Dutch Woohoo! Congratulations Ray, you did it! And she looks wonderful. Another beautiful creation.
21. April, 22:04
Thomas Bischoff Looking great!
22. April, 05:56

April 21, 2020

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1:48 R-11 (Skunkmodels 62001)
 
R-11 US/NATO Fuel Truck
Skunkmodels 1:48
62001
2013 | New tool
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February 8, 2020

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1:72 P-3L's & P-3B (Microscale 72-435)
 
P-3L's & P-3B Australian, Norwegian, Dutch Air Forces
Microscale 1:72
72-435
1987 | New tool
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January 23, 2020

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1:72 Raytheon U-125A JASDF (Sword SW 72127)
 
Raytheon U-125A JASDF anniversary versions
Sword 1:72
SW 72127
2019 | Changed decals
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23. January, 01:59 Share
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1:72 Raytheon U-125A JASDF (Sword SW 72127)
 
Raytheon U-125A JASDF anniversary versions
Sword 1:72
SW 72127
2019 | Changed decals
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1:72 C-130J-30 Hercules (Flying High Decals MM-72041)
37 Squadron RAAF
C-130J-30 Hercules 50th Anniversary
Flying High Decals 1:72
MM-72041
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January 14, 2020

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1:144 QANTAS, LB-30 Liberator (Hawkeye Models CDS-073)
 
QANTAS, LB-30 Liberator VH-EAI & VH-EAJ, for Minicraft, Crown kits
Hawkeye Models 1:144
CDS-073
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14. January, 21:17 Share
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1:72 Mirage III V-02 (Modelsvit 72034)
 
Mirage III V-02
Modelsvit 1:72
72034
2017 | New tool
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November 18, 2019

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1:72 Aces High (Wolfpak Decals 72-117)
 
Aces High F-14A, F-5EM, F-16C, Mil-17, F-35A (x2), KC-130J
Wolfpak Decals 1:72
72-117
2018 | New tool
Multi topic
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18. November 2019, 09:45 Share
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1:72 Shamal (Wolfpak Decals 72-118)
 
Shamal Rafale, A-7E, EF-111A, L-39, F-16C, HC-130J, MC-130J
Wolfpak Decals 1:72
72-118
2018 | New tool
Multi topic
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1:72 KC-130F Hercules 'Fat Albert' Blue Angels (SuperScale International 72-772)
 
KC-130F Hercules 'Fat Albert' Blue Angels
SuperScale International 1:72
72-772
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18. November 2019, 09:45 Share

October 3, 2019

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1:144 British Airways "Chatham" Boeing 777-236 (Xtradecal X44-002)
 
British Airways "Chatham" Boeing 777-236
Xtradecal 1:144
X44-002
2001 | New tool
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3. October 2019, 10:28 Share
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1:144 Boeing 777-200 ANA (Pas Decals 777200-04)
 
Boeing 777-200 ANA STAR WARS C-3PO
Pas Decals 1:144
777200-04
2019 | New tool
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3. October 2019, 10:28 Share
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1:144 General Electric GE-90-94 Engines (Bra.Z Models BZ4096)
Boeing B777-200/300
General Electric GE-90-94 Engines
Bra.Z Models 1:144
BZ4096
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3. October 2019, 10:27 Share

October 2, 2019

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1:72 McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom II (Airfix A06016)
 
McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom II
Airfix 1:72
A06016
2017 | New tool
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2. October 2019, 00:12 Share
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2. October 2019, 00:11 Share
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1:72 3 Sqn CO Cobra Head on intake (Aussie Decals AUS72005)
McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A Hornet A21-8
3 Sqn CO Cobra Head on intake
Aussie Decals 1:72
AUS72005
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1:72 BAe Harrier GR.Mk 7 (Revell 04634)
 
BAe Harrier GR.Mk 7
Revell 1:72
04634
2002 | Changed decals
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2. October 2019, 00:04 Share

October 1, 2019

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1:72 DC-2 (Execuform )
 
DC-2
Execuform 1:72
198x | New tool
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1:72 RB-66B Destroyer (Italeri 1375)
 
RB-66B Destroyer
Italeri 1:72
1375
2016 | Changed parts
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1. October 2019, 23:57 Share
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1:72 Skyraider Glossy Sea Blue Korean War (Cutting Edge Modelworks CED72095)
 
Skyraider Glossy Sea Blue Korean War
Cutting Edge Modelworks 1:72
CED72095
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1. October 2019, 23:54 Share
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1:72 Grumman Hellcat (Matchbox PK-18)
 
Grumman Hellcat
Matchbox 1:72
PK-18
1975 | Changed box
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1. October 2019, 23:47 Share
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1:72 Avro Anson 1 (Airfix 02009)
 
Avro Anson 1
Airfix 1:72
02009
2005 | Changed box
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1. October 2019, 23:19 Share

July 25, 2019

Ray Seppala added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 65 images
1:72
Completed
1:72 KC-130F Hercules "Fat Albert" (Italeri 140)1:72 C-130J Engine Nacelles (Attack Squadron 72036)1+
 
25. July 2019, 22:44 Share

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