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James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 23, 2019
12. May at 06:24:08 Share
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23. May at 07:09:21
Peter Hardy Yep, another Cranston masterpiece.
23. May at 10:16:49
James C Thanks guys
23. May at 15:16:49
Nathan Dempsey Nice Panther build there James. That camo looks great!
23. May at 15:58:08
Thomas Kirschbaum how ever very nice and impressive! (i have wished the steel-version ;))
23. May at 18:27:12
James C Many thanks guys... your comments and feedback are really appreciated. :)

Next up is to finish the Dodge with a final clear gloss coat... and then maybe start on an F-15?
23. May at 20:58:34
Chris Great work again!
23. May at 21:04:39
James C Many thanks guys :)
23. May at 21:19:00
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James C added the MasterClub Tracks for Pz.Kpfw.V Panther Ausf.A / G (1:35) to his completed kits.
23. May at 02:19:26 Share
James C added the Tamiya German Panther Type G Steel Wheel Version (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 German Panther Type G Steel Wheel Version (Tamiya 35174)
German Panther Type G Steel Wheel Version Panzerkampfwagen V Panther Ausf. G Sd.Kfz. 171 mit Stahlrollenlaufwerk
Tamiya 1:35
1994 | Changed parts
23. May at 02:17:40 Share

May 17, 2019

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 11, 2019
19. April at 20:27:20 Share
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Nathan Dempsey Sounds a bit racy. Does that mean it would be a race car?
14. May at 14:08:24
Tim Heimer Hey James, I don't know if you know this but they make a glue for clear parts. It's used for canopy's, windows, headlight's, ect. I noticed your headlights were foggy white. Just trying to help. Love what you've done with the car!
14. May at 14:26:08
Nigel There are two that I'm aware of: Glue'n'Glaze (Deluxe), and Krystal Klear (Microscale)
14. May at 14:45:03
James C Lol - Thanks Martin & Tim ;)

@ Tim - Cheers mate but I intentionally painted the recesses of the headlights aluminium to give some contrast against the chrome paint once the clear lenses were laid down over the top. In hindsight, It may have been better to use silver now that I think about it though. ;)

@ Nigel - I use Testors clear canopy glue on my aircraft builds. I've also got some Humbrol clear window making glue but haven't used it much as the Testors works so well for me.
14. May at 18:55:25
Munkyslut I put just on central blob of a chrome pen on the back of the lens, try it, I think it works
14. May at 20:35:52
Peter Hardy I have used BMF and aluminium foil behind headlight glass with a blue dot to simulate a globe. Any wood glue will go clear, sort of??? I have four or five and all work well. Yoda gave me a bottle of children's glue which I think is better than Crystal Clear.
14. May at 22:33:57
James C He gave me a bottle of that as well ;)

Cheers for the tips guys, something to try for the next muscle car I build.
15. May at 01:32:42
Nigel I really don't know how the dedicated products are different to bog-standard PVA/wood/white glue.

I use DIY PVA glue for masking and temporary placement, and G'n'G/KK for permanent clear parts placement, dials etc. Whether or not there's a difference, other than price, I haven't the foggiest idea.
17. May at 15:18:43
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May 16, 2019

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: February 14, 2019
14. February at 23:31:51 Share
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Lode Schildermans James, not only a nice display cabinet, but also filled with very nice builds. Your tanks have been received the place they desserve.
18. February at 21:32:12
Peter Hardy I reckon a row of motorcycles would look good in there too!
19. February at 02:59:11
James C Thanks guys :)

@ Peter - Hehe.. nice try mate ;)
19. February at 05:11:05
19. February at 05:46:39
Allan Gage Holy smokes the display cabinets and the goodies...NICE..Mental note I want some display cabinets..
19. April at 19:53:56
James C Thanks Julian and Allan :)
19. April at 20:00:31
Herbert Tyszak Great work, like your models, and Johnny Walker as well...... :)
16. May at 22:10:04
James C Thanks mate ;)
16. May at 22:48:21
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April 23, 2019

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 19, 2019
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M M @wilky looking at the Mosquito kits I stand corrected. It was the Hasegawa kit.
21. April at 14:28:55
James C Thanks Chris... I'm too cheap to get a photo booth.... besides my photography skills leave a lot to be desired ;)

@ M M - Hard to go wrong with a Hasegawa kit as they too are very well engineered. ;)
21. April at 18:34:52
wilky $20 for a Hasegawa Mosquito is still cheap.
Not on the same level as $20 for an Eduard kit but still good.
21. April at 20:23:11
Kerry Cox In the masters hands, the 'value' increases ten fold. ;)
It really is a pleasure to look at mate, and knowing what skills you bought to the subject, makes all the difference.
21. April at 22:11:16
James C Thanks again Kerry. Still plenty of room for improvement though ;)
22. April at 18:53:45
Kerry Cox More 'fiddling' I suppose now. ? ;)
22. April at 21:51:50
James C Haha, yeah I noticed that one of the landing gear doors had become askew when looking at the pictures so I've since fixed that... and then I noticed that I'd overlooked painting the insides of the radiators inboard of the engines. :#

I was also tempted to add some chipping to the props and edges of some of the metal cowling panels on the engines and canopy frames but decided not to push it in the end.
Better to learn to crawl, walk then run. Maybe next time though ;)
22. April at 23:30:25
Kerry Cox Hehehehehe 'Joy'. ;)
23. April at 01:48:43
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April 19, 2019

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: March 14, 2019
14. February at 23:42:52 Share
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19. March at 19:33:16
James C I'll be watching and waiting as well ;)
19. March at 20:11:44
Clifford Keesler Thank you James, nothing like a little pressure huh. I have a P-61 and a Stuka going now, the Mossie.will be after that. That is how bad I want to build that kit.
20. March at 00:42:02
James C I decided to retake the finished pictures of this build as the previous shots were too dark and not very clear...
19. April at 01:56:50
Alec K Very nicely done mate
19. April at 02:03:22
James C Thanks Alec :)
19. April at 19:42:19
Chris Greathouse Lovely plane James! What color blue is that?
19. April at 19:44:59
James C Thanks Chris. :)

I used Italeri Acrylic 4766AP Flat Non Specular Blue Grey
19. April at 19:52:14
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April 18, 2019

James C added the Eduard Mosquito FB Mk.VI/NF Mk.II (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 Mosquito FB Mk.VI/NF Mk.II (Eduard EX029)
Mosquito FB Mk.VI/NF Mk.II Tamiya
Eduard 1:48
18. April at 02:53:32 Share
James C added the Tamiya De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI/NF Mk.II (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI/NF Mk.II (Tamiya 61062)
De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI/NF Mk.II
Tamiya 1:48
61062 (61062-2800)
1998 | New tool
18. April at 02:53:12 Share

March 25, 2019

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 19, 2019
24. December 2018 at 21:20:45 Share
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James C @ Holger - Thanks mate. The blast bag is part of the kit, consisting of four (plastic) parts (top, bottom and left/right sides etc) These parts, as well as the revised engine deck and tracks are what make up some of the "new parts" included in this Korean war E8 from the original WW2 E8 kit M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" (Tamiya 35346, 1:35)

1:35 M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" (Tamiya 35346)
14. February at 18:39:25
James C @ Michael - Cheers mate and glad you like it. It's pretty "loud" but stands it apart from the others on the shelf! ;)
14. February at 18:40:23
Hanno Kleinecke That looks really cool and colourful, outstanding result James !
14. February at 21:00:21
Chris Great job!
14. February at 21:15:49
James C Thanks Hanno & Chris. :)
15. February at 00:55:33
Brian Eberle Great build! Were the T80 tracks from the kit, or after market?
25. March at 20:08:49
James C Thanks Brian. :)

The T80 tracks are included in the kit which is another point of difference from the original WW2 E8 kit.
25. March at 20:26:55
Brian Eberle I converted my Tamiya (25175) M4A3E8 from a late WWII into a Korean war version, although the track links in mine are incorrect for 1951.
25. March at 21:01:40
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March 14, 2019

James C added the Eduard Mosquito Mk.IV (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 Mosquito Mk.IV (Eduard EX028)
Mosquito Mk.IV Tamiya
Eduard 1:48
14. March at 03:36:03 Share
James C added the Tamiya De Havilland Mosquito B.MkIV/PR.MkIV (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 De Havilland Mosquito B.MkIV/PR.MkIV (Tamiya 61066)
De Havilland Mosquito B.MkIV/PR.MkIV
Tamiya 1:48
1999 | Changed parts
14. March at 03:35:50 Share

March 3, 2019

James C added a new photoalbum.
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28. February at 23:23:26
Alec K Well done James
1. March at 19:28:42
Neuling This build is an eyecatcher. Beautiful panzergrau and decent weathering. Wehrmacht at its best!
1. March at 19:46:17
Palo M Love the colour and shading. Beautiful.
1. March at 20:18:05
James C Thanks guys. A terrible kit though and not up to Tamiya's usual high standards
2. March at 19:15:31
Olivier How did I miss that ? Very nice result even if the path was rocky.
2. March at 21:09:36
Kim Branders Nice work again James.
3. March at 08:37:07
James C Thanks guys :)
3. March at 19:50:17
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January 20, 2019

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 19, 2019
Project: M26 Pershing
1:35 M26A-1 Pershing (Dragon 6801)1:35 90mm M3 L/53 M26 Pershing & 90mm Anti-Tank Gun (RB Model 35B085)1:35 M26 Pershing / M46 Patton T80E1 type track (Friulmodel ATL-145)
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Peter Hardy Nailed the olive green Jimbo. Straight out of the bottle or was a bit of adjustment needed? Anyway, another beauty mate.
9. January at 05:02:56
James C Cheers mate.

The Tamiya olive drab is quite dark straight out of the bottle, so I used yellow as a pre-shader instead of white, then after spraying the base coat, I added a little more yellow to the remaining olive drab in the paint cup to lighten it further still for the hi-lights. ;)
9. January at 19:54:28
Peter Hardy Well it worked a treat! Nailed it as they say!
10. January at 06:21:43
James C Cheers mate. It's one of those colours that's hard to pin down as everyone has there opinion on it lol.
10. January at 06:30:00
Martin Oostrom If everyone has an opinion on the colour, you're entitled to your own ;)
It simply looks great
10. January at 06:45:20
James C Thanks Martin. In the end (after the pre-shading and post shading) the final result was pure luck. Wish I could state otherwise. ;)
10. January at 19:52:34
Peter Hardy Stick that one in the memory bank Jimbo. Can't believe how well it worked out!
10. January at 21:16:43
James C Thanks mate. Just added a single pic with the missing spotlight found, painted and installed.
20. January at 00:15:58
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January 19, 2019

James C added the Tamiya U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" (Tamiya 35359)
Korean war
U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" Soviet Field Car GAZ-67B also included
Tamiya 1:35
2018 | Changed parts
19. January at 01:07:56 Share

December 25, 2018

James C added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 53 images
1:35 U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" (Tamiya 35359)
U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman Easy Eight
US Military US Army (1784-now)
C-Co. 89 Tank Bn., 25 Inf. Div. 89-C7, "Rice`s Red Devils" | Han River Basin KR 1951 | Olive drab- Flat Red
24. December 2018 at 21:09:38 Share
Peter Hardy Why is it I feel I am loosing this battle against the shark mouth phenomenon??? ????
25. December 2018 at 10:22:43
James C Muhhahaha! Just for you mate! ;)
25. December 2018 at 21:19:42
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December 21, 2018

James C added the Friulmodel M26 Pershing / M46 Patton T80E1 type track (1:35) to his completed kits.
21. December 2018 at 22:30:22 Share
James C added the Dragon M26A-1 Pershing (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 M26A-1 Pershing (Dragon 6801)
M26A-1 Pershing
Dragon 1:35
1994 | New tool
21. December 2018 at 22:29:43 Share

October 6, 2018

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: March 30, 2018
19. February 2018 at 21:09:27 Share
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Johne 69 Very Nice Chally
5. October 2018 at 15:27:13
James C Thanks Bart, Bryn Jasper and Johne. :) This one was finished back in March and am surprised to see it still being commented on. I'm pretty pleased with the builds I've done this year as I personally think they look much better than all my previous builds. Cheers for the feedback.
5. October 2018 at 21:59:37
Daniel Klink Looks great.. absolute clean and Marvelous Result Without any "Schnickschnack" :)
Could be from a brochure
5. October 2018 at 22:07:50
James C Thanks Daniel. I had intended to add some stowage items for the bins but never did get around to it.
5. October 2018 at 22:10:26
Peter Hardy Schnickschnack? That I can almost translate! :)
6. October 2018 at 20:42:54
Daniel Klink paraphernalia is the best term in english for it... :)
6. October 2018 at 21:24:54
Tim Heimer We learn something new here every day.
6. October 2018 at 21:36:41
Peter Hardy Not hard for you Tim, the great uneducated. ;)

Daniel, I will remember that one and drop it out occasionally when talking to the Teutonic!
6. October 2018 at 22:14:29
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October 4, 2018

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 21, 2018
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Don "The Don" Hi Peter. It is just super to see a project unfold like that. I have been away from modelling for about a month. James's Lang has inspired me enough to take out a stash item. Takom 1/35 Merkava 2b and make a start last night. Annual holidays coming up shortly but I will keep at it. Weathering is my hardest part as too much takes away from the model or messes it up. I have to work on that area big time. Good luck with the mighty Bismark. You have made a very good start. Love the brass.
24. September 2018 at 12:43:39
James C Thanks Jean-Michel, Rui, Johne 69 and Moritz and sorry for the late reply guys. :)
28. September 2018 at 21:13:31
Peter Hardy Don, welcome to the world of mere mortals. Jimbo inspires an awful lot of us. You are not alone there. I put him in the "Master" category of armour modellers. Just awesome build after awesome build. I hate it when Kiwi's excel at something. (Just an Aussie / Kiwi thing). Good luck with the Merkava, any problems don't hesitate to PM ........................ James!
28. September 2018 at 23:28:47
James C Lol Pete. You really are a Muppet sometimes LMAO. :P :#
29. September 2018 at 02:54:12
Don "The Don" Thank you Peter. Appreciated. I guess as Irish I lean slightly more to Australia. Convict days and cricket etc.!!! Regards to you and James.
29. September 2018 at 13:05:04
James C Cheers Don and glad I have been of some inspiration. Good luck with the Merkava and post some progress pics when able.
30. September 2018 at 02:42:56
Lode Schildermans I like very much the camo. Do you do intend to do weathering in the future?
3. October 2018 at 20:59:04
James C Thanks mate. I've weathered it about as much as I wanted to.
I could have taken it further, but didn't want it to look too used and abused etc. I guess it's a fine line between too little and too much. On past builds, I've been guilty of over doing it a tad. ;)
4. October 2018 at 22:45:08
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September 21, 2018

James C added the Aber Barrel for German Jagdpanzer IV L/70 (V) Lang (1:35) to his completed kits.
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James C added the Tamiya JAGDPANZER IV/70(V) LANG (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 JAGDPANZER IV/70(V) LANG (Tamiya 35340)
JAGDPANZER IV/70(V) LANG (Sd.Kfz.162/1)
Tamiya 1:35
2014 | New tool
21. September 2018 at 01:02:26 Share

August 13, 2018

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 10, 2018
Project: ISU-152
1:35 JSU-152 Howitzer (Dragon 6803)1:35 JS-1/JS-2/JS-3/JSU-122/JSU-152 (Friulmodel ATL-14)
6. July 2018 at 22:38:26 Share
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Rene Scheiblich That is true. Park an M1 Abrams or Leo2 for 60 years... Not a chance in hell :D
13. August 2018 at 15:31:37
Raimondas Ciuplys Now it's restored and exhibited in Latvia, Daugavpils museum.
13. August 2018 at 15:36:01
Raimondas Ciuplys These guys did a lot of work before restarting the engine. The electric system had to be reinstalled, high-pressure pump needed to be replaced and the aluminium cooling radiators were missing, stolen for metal. All the loose parts also were stolen for scrap metal.
13. August 2018 at 15:44:39
Rene Scheiblich Nonetheless impressive! No major surgery in the inner workings of the engine. Shame about the scavenging... Are you from the area? :)
13. August 2018 at 15:59:03
Raimondas Ciuplys No, I'm from Lithuania. The story was described by the company that had salvaged ISU and in other Russian fora.
13. August 2018 at 16:11:44
Rene Scheiblich I see :)
Time to learn some kyrillic it seems. Google translate is kind of derpy with russian.
13. August 2018 at 17:16:04
David Thor Great work!
13. August 2018 at 19:27:38
Peter Hardy Interesting. Anywhere else in the world it would have been either craned or winched onto a float and taken to a workshop to be stripped down and restored, then, and only then, started.
13. August 2018 at 22:34:16
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August 10, 2018

James C added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 45 images
1:35 M26A-1 Pershing (Dragon 6801)1:35 90mm M3 L/53 M26 Pershing & 90mm Anti-Tank Gun (RB Model 35B085)1+
M26A1 Pershing
US Military US Marine Corps (1798-now)
1 Marine Tank Bn. 5 | Korean War - Hamhung 1950 | olive drab
10. August 2018 at 19:19:19 Share
James C added the Friulmodel JS-1/JS-2/JS-3/JSU-122/JSU-152 (1:35) to his completed kits.
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James C added the Dragon JSU-152 Howitzer (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 JSU-152 Howitzer (Dragon 6803)
JSU-152 Howitzer "Korean War Series"
Dragon 1:35
1994 | Changed parts
10. August 2018 at 18:37:55 Share

July 14, 2018

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 24, 2018
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Ingo F I dont know. :D But i had some problems with my Leo build as well. Almost put that one on hold but somehow managed to continue the work. :P
25. June 2018 at 06:31:05
Dan M Somehow I missed this one! Really nice build and paint job! I do envy your freehand german camo airbrush skills as I can't seem to be able to do anything other than a big mess :)
2. July 2018 at 13:40:53
James C Thanks Dan. :)

I've been trying to get tighter spray patterns and am getting a little better at it. So far I've found setting the compressor at about 10 psi and removing the needle guard from the tip of the airbrush helps a lot. But the tricky part is getting the tip of the needle close to the surface of the model and keeping it at a constant distance while spraying the pattern.
2. July 2018 at 20:06:35
Rene Scheiblich Wow. Mean machine!
The stripes turned out really well. Seems you're ready to do some awesome night fighter camo
Good tip, I tried removing the guard... But the badger 150 won't spray without it... :(
8. July 2018 at 14:49:09
James C Cheers mate. Just the Tamiya 20mm Flakvierling half-track to go now... very soon ;)
8. July 2018 at 23:32:01
Roberto Rocat Great subject, solid work.
14. July 2018 at 14:18:57
Vincenzo Nice paint and weathering job, my compliments! :)
14. July 2018 at 16:48:42
James C Thanks Roberto and Vincenzo, I appreciate your comments. :)
14. July 2018 at 19:04:15
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July 12, 2018

James C added the Tamiya Sd.Kfz.231 (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 Sd.Kfz.231 (Tamiya 37024)
German 6-Wheeled Heavy Armored Car
Tamiya 1:35
2016 | Changed parts
12. July 2018 at 03:04:55 Share

July 9, 2018

James C
Doesn't fit the Dragon kit without major surgery to the mantlet.
1:35 152mm ML-20S SPG (RB Model 35B63)
152mm ML-20S SPG Tamiya
RB Model 1:35
9. July 2018 at 03:00:34 Share

June 23, 2018

James C added the Tamiya 3.7 cm FLAK 37 Sd.Kfz.7/2 (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 3.7 cm FLAK 37 Sd.Kfz.7/2 (Tamiya 35144)
German 8ton Semi Track
3.7 cm FLAK 37 Sd.Kfz.7/2 Armored cab type
Tamiya 1:35
1989 | Changed parts
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