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Ray Seppala added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 21, 2019
Project: BAC TSR-2
1:72 BAC TSR-2 (Airfix 07004)
21. February 2014 at 23:47:50 Share
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Dutch How's she coming along Ray?
6. June at 02:05:49
Ray Seppala Haven't touched it in some time, I might have a build what is on the shelf for the rest of the year to clear some queens.
14. June at 11:39:34
Dutch Ray, I am with you there brother! I have several shelf queens crowding everything else out right now. I do have one tribute Tonka build for a friend in the UK whose father is dying of cancer. I may go to old Blighty in Aug, so will have to move pretty quickly on that one, before getting back to the shelf queens. No rush, just curious.
14. June at 12:38:15
Ray Seppala Thanks Dutch, I have just removed said model from the 'shelf' and am looking at what is left to do.
15. June at 12:35:17
Dutch That's the spirit, Ray! Get 'er done!
15. June at 14:16:13
Ray Seppala Did some work on this one this arvo, had to review where I was at and what was left to do. I will add some up to date photos to the album soon.
16. June at 12:14:16
Aris aka Amen Interesting work!
23. June at 15:51:35
Cuajete Following.
23. June at 17:53:09
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June 21, 2019

Ray Seppala added a new photoalbum.
90 images
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Updated: June 19, 2019
25. October 2018 at 10:30:11 Share
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Łukasz Gliński Nice finish and cool lighting :)
10. November 2018 at 14:50:25
Neuling I agree with Lukasz and Donald.
9. December 2018 at 10:38:24
Ray Seppala Thanks gents! I am very happy with this build.
9. December 2018 at 23:12:53
Glenn . Nice work Ray! Oh stay clear of the Modelcollect B-52's they stuffed up AGAIN with the second release kit the B-52H now as well! I'm sure you'll see my rant here somewhere! :)
10. December 2018 at 02:01:06
Alexander G. That is one beefy bird! Nice work
11. December 2018 at 05:31:09
Ray Seppala Thanks Glenn and Alexander. I have enough AMT and Monogram B-52s to keep me busy. Won't be going near a Modelcollect one for some time.
11. December 2018 at 06:19:25
Dave Flitton Awesome build!!!
19. June at 11:44:26
perry w h leu Great job. I loved it.
21. June at 12:06:14
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June 17, 2019

Ray Seppala
I am having an issue uploading images to my current albums, I click the upload link and a small amount of grey space appears under the album header but no the usual 'Drop Images here' box. I am using Chrome. Anyone else having similar problems?
17. June at 12:19:35 Share

April 12, 2019

Ray Seppala added the Airfix Corporation of America Lancaster B.I (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Lancaster B.I (Airfix Corporation of America 3-129)
Lancaster B.I
Airfix Corporation of America 1:72
1963 | Changed box
12. April at 07:30:56 Share
Ray Seppala added the Italeri C-47 Skytrain (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 C-47 Skytrain (Italeri 127)
C-47 Skytrain
Italeri 1:72
2005 | Changed box
12. April at 07:28:12 Share
Ray Seppala added the ESCI TWA-Douglas DC-3 LINER (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 TWA-Douglas DC-3 LINER (ESCI 9014)
TWA-Douglas DC-3 LINER
ESCI 1:72
1981 | New tool
12. April at 07:27:57 Share
Ray Seppala started the AMT/ERTL Lockheed AC-130H Spectre (1:72)
1:72 Lockheed AC-130H Spectre (AMT/ERTL 8690)
Lockheed AC-130H Spectre
1990 | Changed box
12. April at 07:18:13 Share
Ray Seppala started the Draw Decal Boeing C-40A's US NAVY (1:144)
1:144 Boeing C-40A's US NAVY (Draw Decal 44-737-42)
Boeing C-40A's US NAVY
Draw Decal 1:144
2016 | New tool
12. April at 07:09:27 Share
Ray Seppala added the Hasegawa Lockheed P-3C ORION (1:72) to his completed kits.
1:72 Lockheed P-3C ORION (Hasegawa K15)
Hasegawa 1:72
K15 (JS-147)
1979 | New tool
12. April at 07:02:41 Share
Ray Seppala added the 26decals RAF Anniversary AWACS AEW1 (1:72) to his completed kits.
1:72 RAF Anniversary AWACS AEW1 (26decals 72-81)
RAF Anniversary AWACS AEW1
26decals 1:72
2007 | New tool
12. April at 07:02:10 Share

April 10, 2019

Ray Seppala added the MACH 2 Vickers Viscount (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Vickers Viscount (MACH 2 GP.046)
Vickers Viscount
MACH 2 1:72
2008 | New tool
10. April at 22:26:43 Share
Ray Seppala added the MACH 2 Lockheed Jetstar (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Lockheed Jetstar (MACH 2 GP.091)
Lockheed Jetstar P.O.T.U.S.
MACH 2 1:72
2018 | Changed decals
10. April at 22:26:10 Share
Ray Seppala added the MACH 2 C-21 Learjet (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 C-21 Learjet (MACH 2 GP.057)
C-21 Learjet
MACH 2 1:72
2014 | New tool
10. April at 22:26:00 Share
Ray Seppala and Veli-Pekka Pelttari are now mates.
10. April at 22:13:32 Share

March 19, 2019

Ray Seppala added a new photoalbum.
15. March at 21:43:11 Share
Clifford Keesler Someone likes P-3's.
16. March at 02:16:47
Michael Hickey Nice Orion's , one day we might see a 1/48 main stream kit.
16. March at 03:17:55
Clifford Keesler Can you even get the 1/72 scale one anymore?
16. March at 18:34:19
Clifford Keesler My wife was in P-3's when she was in the Navy.
16. March at 18:35:39
Thomas Bischoff nice collection!
16. March at 21:34:34
James C Nice work on those Orion's.
16. March at 21:37:21
Ray Seppala Thanks guys, yes the 1/72 Hasegawa kit is still readily available and been reissued recently in JMSDF markings. I have another 2 no RAAF P-3s built with an Argentinian and P-7 conversion in various stages of work at the moment. Then there is the other 5 that are unstarted :)
16. March at 22:12:10
18. March at 16:54:40
Łukasz Gliński What a collection, wow!
18. March at 20:00:33
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 at 09:26:53
Bryn Crandell Very nice. I have one of those in my meager stash. ;)
19. March at 11:34:39
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March 15, 2019

Ray Seppala added a new photoalbum.
17. March 2018 at 08:59:46 Share
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Ray Seppala Thanks, Dutch. The Hamilton Hobbies set is a good starting point. I decided to copy the parts and make them from styrene, the P band base plate (triangular shape) was not the right shape so I made a new one with some diagrams I have. The other antennas were very simple to make and attach well to the fuselage with plastic cement giving a better bond than gluing resin with CA.
20. April 2018 at 09:04:06
Dutch Very nice colour scheme, too!
20. April 2018 at 09:49:58
Ray Seppala And finished!
25. April 2018 at 08:15:12
Cuajete Well done. Congratulations!
25. April 2018 at 11:13:00
Alec K Excellent work, and awesome scratchbuilding
25. April 2018 at 11:19:19
Glenn . Nice work Ray! Mmm.... Dutch, keep us in touch with your 3-D goodies! :)
25. April 2018 at 12:43:44
Dutch Love the Harpoons! Granted, 90% of the time you see P-3s without any external ordnance, but I like mine with a little flavor. Well done, Ray!
25. April 2018 at 14:08:41
Ekki Excellent work.
30. April 2018 at 18:57:30
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Ray Seppala added the SuperScale International P-3 NASA & Navy Oceanographic Office (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 P-3 NASA & Navy Oceanographic Office (SuperScale International 72-242)
P-3 NASA & Navy Oceanographic Office Arctic Fox, El Coyote, Road Runner
SuperScale International 1:72
15. March at 21:35:42 Share
Ray Seppala added the Microscale P-3L's & P-3B (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 P-3L's & P-3B (Microscale 72-435)
P-3L's & P-3B Australian, Norwegian, Dutch Air Forces
Microscale 1:72
1987 | New tool
15. March at 21:35:24 Share
Ray Seppala added a new project.
1:72 Lockheed P-3C ORION (Hasegawa 04015)
15. March at 21:31:15 Share

February 13, 2019

Ray Seppala added a new photoalbum.
26. August 2013 at 04:31:09 Share
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Burkhard D Do I spot the 1:144 sibling in work on image 58? And a C-130J-30! in 1:72! 8)
14. October 2017 at 18:49:32
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 at 20:16:56
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 at 21:17:48
Dutch Yes, I see the cargo triumvirate in Photo 59!
15. October 2017 at 02:07:12
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 at 15:24:26
Dave Flitton So....where is the C-5?
12. February at 21:15:05
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 at 23:02:39
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 at 13:10:36
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Ray Seppala added a new photoalbum.
1. September 2016 at 02:30:05 Share
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26. March 2018 at 18:09:40
Ray Seppala Thanks guys, not finished yet, I have a base coat of paint on it, I just need to paint the engines and gear and it will be ready for decals.
26. March 2018 at 23:33:57
Dutch Nice Spit' BTW!
27. March 2018 at 15:45:52
Ray Seppala The Spit is for size comparison! Not to be admired Dutch! :) Thanks for the compliment
28. March 2018 at 02:30:40
Gursel Kona Nice work. Following. I wanna see the finished product.
2. April 2018 at 20:51:44
Dutch Are we there yet?
12. February at 15:07:54
Ray Seppala On the rather large shelf of doom at the moment. 3 P-3s and and P-8 are taking up my time at the moment.
12. February at 23:03:34
Dutch Okay. I'll just sit back and relax with my favorite beverage then.
13. February at 13:07:11
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January 25, 2019

Ray Seppala added the Trumpeter USS Lexington CV-2 (1:350) to his stash.
1:350 USS Lexington CV-2 (Trumpeter 05608)
USS Lexington CV-2 May 1942
Trumpeter 1:350
2005 | New tool
25. January at 03:04:56 Share

December 11, 2018

Ray Seppala added the Hasegawa RF-4B Phantom II 'VMFP-3' (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 RF-4B Phantom II 'VMFP-3' (Hasegawa 00657)
RF-4B Phantom II 'VMFP-3'
Hasegawa 1:72
2003 | Changed decals
11. December 2018 at 06:39:23 Share
Ray Seppala added the Hasegawa YF-4E Phantom II 'Edwards AFB' (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 YF-4E Phantom II 'Edwards AFB' (Hasegawa 00294)
YF-4E Phantom II 'Edwards AFB'
Hasegawa 1:72
2002 | Changed decals
11. December 2018 at 06:39:10 Share
Ray Seppala added the Fujimi RF-4E Phantom II (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 RF-4E Phantom II (Fujimi G-15)
RF-4E Phantom II Wood Pecker
Fujimi 1:72
2007 | Changed decals
11. December 2018 at 06:38:27 Share
Ray Seppala added the Airfix Boeing AWACS E-3D Sentry (1:72) to his completed kits.
1:72 Boeing AWACS E-3D Sentry (Airfix 12004)
Boeing AWACS E-3D Sentry
Airfix 1:72
1992 | Changed box
11. December 2018 at 06:29:08 Share
Ray Seppala added the Welsh Models Boeing 737-700 BBJ (1:72) to his completed kits.
1:72 Boeing 737-700 BBJ (Welsh Models MT72/002)
Boeing 737-700 BBJ 34 Squadron RAAF
Welsh Models 1:72
2007 | Changed parts
11. December 2018 at 06:25:55 Share

November 12, 2018

Ray Seppala added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 11, 2018
4. November 2018 at 22:06:49 Share
Cuajete Looking good so far.
5. November 2018 at 18:49:47
Ray Seppala Thanks, almost finished
7. November 2018 at 22:08:44
Cuajete Very nice, Ray. Congrats!
Aircraft at top of pics 22 and 27 is an 1/72 Boeing 747?
8. November 2018 at 20:23:23
Ray Seppala Thanks again Cuajete, that is an Airfix 1/144 747, I do have a 1/100 scale 747 to build on day.
8. November 2018 at 21:37:35
9. November 2018 at 17:53:21
Gordon Sørensen Great looking E-3, Ray!
9. November 2018 at 20:32:14
Ray Seppala Thanks guys
11. November 2018 at 08:19:48
Ekki Good work.
12. November 2018 at 19:09:27
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November 7, 2018

Ray Seppala added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 19, 2018
19. August 2018 at 10:22:44 Share
Glenn . Nice Vomit Comet Ray! Check your project album though it says KC-30A conversion?
19. August 2018 at 11:07:48
Ray Seppala Thanks Glenn, I noticed it before and thought I had changed it to no Project. The system seems to default to the first project in the list. A bug I think.
20. August 2018 at 10:18:13
Cuajete Very nice. Congrats!
5. November 2018 at 18:50:18
7. November 2018 at 22:07:07
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November 4, 2018

Ray Seppala started the 26decals RAF Anniversary AWACS AEW1 (1:72)
1:72 RAF Anniversary AWACS AEW1 (26decals 72-81)
RAF Anniversary AWACS AEW1
26decals 1:72
2007 | New tool
4. November 2018 at 21:55:25 Share


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