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Updated: September 25, 2019
Project: Kenworth W900
1:25 KENWORTH W900 AERODYNE (Revell 85-1507)
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Bob Hall Man ! That's pretty slick !
27. October 2019 at 21:49:11
James C Thanks guys

@ Treehugger. You may be right, but I was a bit dubious on adding further washes after the front grill incident. Another option would have been to drill them out. This was a VERY basic kit with which to just test the waters and do a little exploring ;)

7. November 2019 at 17:13:52
Danny Meer Really need to de-chrome my parts of the old kits aswell, 40/50 yrs old kits have alot of bad chrome and fitting...de-chrome with bleach, get rid of seems, prime and re-chrome :D
8. November 2019 at 12:51:21
Mark Boots Cool! so nice and clean :) Love it!
11. February at 05:28:46
James C Thanks guys :)
13. February at 03:17:24
Tim Heimer Every time I see this it just seems to keep looking better!
13. February at 03:44:17
James C Heh, thanks Tim. Every time I see it, I see shit that I cocked up on it ;)
13. February at 03:54:53
Tim Heimer That's always been a thing for the builder! I know it well! LOL!
13. February at 04:27:44
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Updated: November 29, 2019
Project: T-28
1:35 T-28 (Zvezda 3694)
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Rui S It seems i've missed, this beautiful work. . It looks perfect to me, white lots and enough contrast and depth.i'm with Palo, also intimidated, by this beauty to finish my winter war project.
8. February at 13:12:22
James C Thanks Rui :)
8. February at 18:53:53
Scott Dutton Great work, I like the amount of weathering you have done, less is more approach. Congrats
8. February at 23:46:58
James C Thanks Scott :)
9. February at 22:17:38
Frank Krüger Really wonderful! A fantastic and rare model masterfully built, painted and aged. A real eye candy !!!! Like it very much .. :)
10. February at 17:08:27
James C Thanks Frank & Lode :)

@ Lode - This one is from last year, and I don't consider it one of my better builds.
11. February at 04:47:35
Mark Boots This looks really good! I am impressed by your weathering. Just right, from my point of view. I will scan your albums for 'a better build' :)
11. February at 05:24:27
James C Thanks Mark. I fudged the tracks on one side (not the kits fault) when they started falling apart after painting and weathering. I didn't get several sections orientated in the right direction when I pieced them back together again. I'd definitely recommend a set of Friul track links etc if doing this kit though.
13. February at 03:23:48
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February 8, 2020

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1:35 Valentine Mk.II/IV (Tamiya 35352)
 
8. February at 18:55:14 Share
Bob Hall The Beast of Tank building ! Can't wait to see another grand Masterpiece !
8. February at 20:20:21
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February 7, 2020

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Updated: February 6, 2020
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Thomas Kirschbaum looks good as always your builds! ;)
6. February at 20:37:11
James C Thanks guys :)
7. February at 07:34:08
Ricardo Reis Looks great, congrats!!!
7. February at 09:16:32
Christian Ristits Like it very much! Beautiful!
7. February at 09:17:29
Johne 69 well done mate
7. February at 09:19:46
James C Thanks Ricardo, Christian and Johne ;)
7. February at 10:08:44
James C Thanks guys... Next up will be either the "Valentine", "Matilda", or "Grant" ;)
7. February at 10:10:06
Urban Gardini Looking forward to those!
7. February at 11:20:22
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Updated: February 6, 2020
6. February at 00:08:09 Share
James C Having just completed the assembly of the Italeri version of this kit, I was a little curious to see what, if anything Tamiya had done to it with this supposedly "re-tooled" version, so I decided to assemble it too, and paint them both together at the same time.

For this one, I decided to use the full length side skirts for both a visual difference, and to hide the less than ideal rubber tracks that come with the kit, as I only had the one set of Friul replacements. I also decided not to do it in the overal green scheme, but do it in another desert scheme, and use the left over decals from the Italeri kit instead.

As before, no problems encountered during assembly, but the molding seam lines were quite a bit more pronounced in this boxing requireing a little more effort to clean up. The main visual differences are that Tamiya has numbered the parts on the sprues, as well as hollowed out the turret mounted search light and provided a adhesive clear lens for it. There is also some raised weld seams on the top of the turret that replaces some of the engraved detailing on the Italeri kit.

In addition you get some replacement stowage items and assorted hand held weapons as well as a replacement commander figure to pose in the open commanders hatch. (I chose not to use any of these items, and put them into my spares box instead) Also, as mentioned in the previous build, the assembly instructions are far easier to follow as well.

As before, I decided not to install the stowage rack on the side, and replaced the stowage items with another generic peice of resin by Value Gear.
I also replaced the spare track links with left over Friul's from the prev build.

I'd also rate this kit at 7 out of 10

Cheers! :)

6. February at 00:09:51
Nathan Dempsey That's some lovely work there James. Photos look great too!
6. February at 01:42:56
James C Cheers Nathan :)
6. February at 17:00:24
Thomas Kirschbaum also nice!
6. February at 20:38:22
Urban Gardini Love it! So the decals is from the Italeri kit you say. I need to source decals for my kit and this camouflage pattern is to my liking. I'm not far from the painting stage with my "Tammy" kit...
6. February at 21:59:14
Rui S Very Nice paintjob
7. February at 00:11:26
James C Thanks guys :)
7. February at 07:33:55
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February 5, 2020

James C completed this item
1:35 Crusader Mk. III (Tamiya 37025)
Cruiser Tank Mk. IV
Crusader Mk. III
Tamiya 1:35
37025
2017 | Changed parts
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5. February at 21:14:49 Share
James C completed this item
1:35 Crusader III (Italeri 219)
 
Crusader III
Italeri 1:35
219
2012 | Changed box
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James C completed this item
1:35 Crusader (Friulmodel ATL-69)
 
Crusader
Friulmodel 1:35
ATL-69
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February 2, 2020

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Maciej T. Wow! Looks great :)
27. January at 08:50:10
Tim Heimer Nice work! Too bad it would still be SPOTTED a mile away! LOL!
27. January at 14:49:22
Chris Very nice work!
27. January at 16:26:39
James C Thanks Rene, Maciej, Tim and Chris. Cheers guys :)

@ Rene - Thanks mate, Hopefully the step by step can inspire people new to the hobby to have a go. The Tamiya kit, while getting a bit old now still builds into a great looking model... even without the replacement Friul tracks, and is quite cheap as well when compared to more recent releases.
And yes, get Skype installed mate!

@ Tim - *groan* That was really bloody awful mate!
27. January at 19:04:35
Tim Heimer LOL! Got ya!
27. January at 22:48:43
Mark Boots This looks so 'well fit'! Beautifully done.
2. February at 15:30:43
Frank Krüger Wow!!!! Amazing !!!! What a great painting. I love the camouflage pattern! Congratulations !!!!!
2. February at 16:18:19
James C Thanks Mark & Frank :)
2. February at 16:53:07
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January 26, 2020

James C added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 13 images
1:35
Completed
1:35 Crusader Mk. III (Tamiya 37025)
 
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January 24, 2020

James C added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 13 images
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Completed
1:35 Crusader III (Italeri 219)1:35 Crusader (Friulmodel ATL-69)
 
24. January at 18:32:36 Share
James C completed this item
1:35 King Tiger (Tamiya 35164)
Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger II Sd.Kfz. 182
King Tiger Production Turret Serien Turm
Tamiya 1:35
35164 (164)
1993 | New tool
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James C completed this item
1:35 88mm KwK 43/3 L/71 - Tiger II (late) (RB Model 35B04)
 
88mm KwK 43/3 L/71 - Tiger II (late) (Metal Barrel)
RB Model 1:35
35B04
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December 15, 2019

James C added a new project.
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Completed
1:35 King Tiger (Tamiya 35164)1:35 2m Aerial (Antenna) (RB Model 35A02)3+
Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. B King Tiger (Henschel)
3R Military Waffen SS (1933-1945)
3./s.SS-Pz.Abt. 501 332 | World War 2»Battle of the Bulge - Ardennes BE 1944 | Ambush scheme
 
15. December 2019 at 23:16:47 Share

December 12, 2019

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: December 11, 2019
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James C For a kit that was first released in 1976 (which was a modified version of Tamiya's M3A2 from 1975) the kit went together surprisingly well. Even the decals performed quite well, albeit with a LOT of care and gentle persuading with setting solutions.

It may not be all that accurate, and the details may not be as sharp as what you can get nowadays, but it still looks pretty good once built.

The only weak points I found were obviously the tracks which were so stiff, they wanted to sit in an oval shape. As prev mentioned, some liberal use of medium CA got them to sit a bit better, but still don't sag enough across the top of both runs. Secondly, the guns were supposed to be able to elevate up and down, but I found that they couldn't support themselves under their own weight so I just fixed them in a slightly elevated angle instead.

I also note that since I started this build that the Tamiya timeline has been broken and none of the 3 or 4 releases of this kit link to each other anymore?

Anyway, Cheers for following :)
11. December 2019 at 23:10:51
Chris Greathouse Super cool as usual James!
11. December 2019 at 23:18:22
Michael Hickey Very nice gun Motor Carriage
12. December 2019 at 00:15:31
James C This Chris & Michael :)
12. December 2019 at 05:08:26
Jim J Another excellent build James. I really am impressed how you can tackle planes, boats, trucks, tanks, half-tracks all with consistent excellence. Nice!
12. December 2019 at 05:23:15
Jos Jansen I totally agree with Jim J...well done James!
12. December 2019 at 14:22:16
Neuling Top result with this very old kit!
12. December 2019 at 18:10:50
James C Thanks Jim, Jos & Neuling. Much appreciated guys :)

I really like the look of the quad .50 turret in the back.
I've got the AFV Club Vietnam era "gun truck" with a similar configuration that I'm tempted to do now as well... next year ;)
12. December 2019 at 18:56:19
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December 10, 2019

James C completed this item
1:35 M16 (Tamiya MM-181A)
U.S. Multiple Gun Motor Carriage
M16
Tamiya 1:35
MM-181A
198x | Changed ???
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November 28, 2019

James C started this item
1:35 M16 (Tamiya MM-181A)
U.S. Multiple Gun Motor Carriage
M16
Tamiya 1:35
MM-181A
198x | Changed ???
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28. November 2019 at 03:33:14 Share

November 25, 2019

James C added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 28 images
1:35
Completed
1:35 M16 (Tamiya MM-181A)
 
25. November 2019 at 21:30:04 Share

November 22, 2019

James C completed this item
1:35 T-28 (Zvezda 3694)
Soviet Medium Tank
T-28
Zvezda 1:35
3694
2019 | New tool
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November 10, 2019

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 7, 2019
7. November 2019 at 18:57:44 Share
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Jean-Michel Tilquin Excellent work again!
9. November 2019 at 07:27:53
Holger Kranich James, in this context it means: Guys engage/keep going/hold fast.
Its a famous saying from Graf (Count) Luckner and his windjammer SMS Seeadler (sea eagle).

Btw: The ensign which Luckner would raise on the Seeadler to convey hostile intent is now on display at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_von_Luckner
9. November 2019 at 07:43:07
Zoltán Barna Wow, very nice! :) I like this Camo painting so much! :)
9. November 2019 at 07:58:38
James C Thanks for your feedback guys, always appreciated :)

@ Holger - Awesome, thanks for the translation. I suspected it meant something like "Hold fast" due to the similar spelling but the word "Jungs" threw me completely. ;) Also, thanks for the info re the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Will have to look into that as it's been a long time since I visited it.
9. November 2019 at 17:47:35
Holger Kranich Regarding to Kerrry you could even say: "Blokes, hang in there! " :D
9. November 2019 at 18:59:13
Holger Kranich Thank you very much James it was a pleasure. :D
9. November 2019 at 19:00:50
Roberto Rocat Very good work!
10. November 2019 at 16:36:39
James C Thanks Roberto :)
10. November 2019 at 18:43:32
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November 8, 2019

James C completed this item
1:35 Grilles for Pz.Kpfw. III & StuG III (Aber 35G05)
 
Grilles for Pz.Kpfw. III & StuG III Tamiya, Dragon
Aber 1:35
35G05 (35 G05)
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James C completed this item
1:35 Sturmgeschütz III Ausf.G (Tamiya 35197)
 
Sturmgeschütz III Ausf.G (Sd.Kfz.142/1) Frühe version
Tamiya 1:35
35197 (197)
1995 | New tool
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November 7, 2019

James C added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 9 images
1:35
Completed
1:35 Sturmgeschütz III Ausf.G (Tamiya 35197)1:35 Grilles for Pz.Kpfw. III & StuG III (Aber 35G05)
 
7. November 2019 at 17:08:08 Share
Rene Scheiblich Cheers mate! Are there any pictures coming? :)
7. November 2019 at 17:16:25
James C I didn't take any pictures of the build. Haven't taken any of it finished... yet.
Still a bit dark outside this morn. Perhaps a little later.
7. November 2019 at 17:18:02
Rene Scheiblich Looking forward to seeing it!
7. November 2019 at 19:18:48
James C It's up ;)
7. November 2019 at 19:42:54
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September 23, 2019

James C completed this item
1:25 KENWORTH W900 AERODYNE (Revell 85-1507)
 
KENWORTH W900 AERODYNE Historic Series
Revell 1:25
85-1507
2016 | Changed box
Multi topic
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September 3, 2019

James C added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 42 images
1:25
Completed
1:25 KENWORTH W900 AERODYNE (Revell 85-1507)
Kenworth W900
US Civil Classic white stripes
68229 | Gloss Orange
 
3. September 2019 at 19:21:45 Share

September 2, 2019

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 29, 2019
8. August 2019 at 02:02:09 Share
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Treehugger Looks like a really fun kit to build.
31. August 2019 at 08:36:54
Stephan Ryll Very nice build James
31. August 2019 at 13:37:01
James C Thanks guys :)
1. September 2019 at 19:33:02
Daniel Klink Love the outcome JAmes Great Idea Great project and an amazing result.
The Finish and the weathering is just on spot ... congrats mate
1. September 2019 at 19:37:06
Clifford Keesler That is one awesome boat James, well done.
2. September 2019 at 01:52:22
Peter Hardy Wow! That's fabulous JC! Love the red dirt. Don't agree you went heavy handed with it at all. Beautiful build!!
2. September 2019 at 04:41:25
Erwin Leetink You'might want to try simulate muddy footprints on some of the more "bare" locations?
2. September 2019 at 07:10:55
James C Cheers for looking in and commenting guys. Always appreciated.
2. September 2019 at 19:30:28
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August 29, 2019

James C completed this item
1:35 PBR31 Mk.II Patrol Boat River (Tamiya 35150)
U.S. Navy
PBR31 Mk.II Patrol Boat River "Pibber"
Tamiya 1:35
35150
1991 | New tool
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August 10, 2019

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Project: ES-3A Shadow
1:48 ES-3A Shadow (Italeri 2735)1:48 Lockheed S-3 Viking (Montex SM48108)
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James C Thanks Nathan. :)

The hump/canoe on it's back just pisses me off every time that I look at it though.
10. August 2019 at 01:26:42
Stephan Ryll Very nice result James I like it a lot :)
10. August 2019 at 06:45:21
Ingo F Looks really great mate!
10. August 2019 at 07:52:04
Kerry COX Wow wow and wow. !
James, what a delight to see mate. Beautifully finished and now I want one. !!! heheheheh ;)
10. August 2019 at 08:10:09
Neuling Top result! Slavo expressed my impression.
10. August 2019 at 13:38:54
Jos Jansen Very nice James, well done sir!
10. August 2019 at 17:54:42
James C @ Stephan, Ingo, Kerry, Neuling, Roland & Jos - Thanks for your comments guys. Very much appreciated. :)

@ Kerry & Roland - I hope my comments aren't too much of a put off of this kit, but I did struggle (A LOT) with the addon parts. Most notably, the replacement electronics bay covers, the "canoe" that sits on top of its back and the tail boom. The rest of the kit was pretty good otherwise.

If you can afford them, I'd recommend getting a pair of replacement resin engines, and at least the Eduard coloured photoetch for the interior of the cockpit... but a replacement resin interior wouldn't go amiss either. I was tempted to get the replacement engines, but the cost of shipping them from overseas was just too much (more than the kit itself) and I thought that I could get away with using the kit decals for the cockpit instruments due to the canopy being tinted. Unfortunately they are more visible that what I had anticipated.

Thanks again
10. August 2019 at 18:55:27
Kerry COX That said James, I am really motivated by your results and how well you made it look so easy.
I am actively looking for all you have raised that will help improve the kit overall. :)
Thanks for the feed back.
10. August 2019 at 21:26:15
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August 8, 2019

James C completed this item
1:48 Lockheed S-3 Viking (Montex SM48108)
 
Lockheed S-3 Viking Italeri
Montex 1:48
SM48108
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James C completed this item
1:48 ES-3A Shadow (Italeri 2735)
 
ES-3A Shadow
Italeri 1:48
2735
2014 | Changed decals
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August 7, 2019

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Updated: May 23, 2019
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James C Thanks guys
23. May 2019 at 15:16:49
Nathan Dempsey Nice Panther build there James. That camo looks great!
23. May 2019 at 15:58:08
Thomas Kirschbaum how ever very nice and impressive! (i have wished the steel-version ;))
23. May 2019 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 2019 at 20:58:34
Chris Great work again!
23. May 2019 at 21:04:39
James C Many thanks guys :)
23. May 2019 at 21:19:00
Spanjaard unforgivable.... i missed this in May. beautiful Panther!
7. August 2019 at 15:12:07
James C Lol, no worries mate... and thanks :)
7. August 2019 at 19:04:39
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July 29, 2019

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Updated: June 28, 2019
Project: M551 Sheridan
1:35 M551 Sheridan (Academy 13011)1:35 M551 Sheridan (Friulmodel ATL-87)
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James C Thanks Thomas & Chris :)
29. June 2019 at 05:14:59
Martin Oostrom I disagree with Neuling. Your armor is superb, but your cars and planes are great as well. Don't keep those away from us!
29. June 2019 at 23:14:00
James C Thanks Martin. :)
30. June 2019 at 19:43:59
James C The Legend accessory set finally arrived yesterday, and is loaded with very nicely detailed bits and pieces which includes ammo boxes (large and small) a replacement spot light (with canvas cover) water cans, stretcher beds, armour vest, duffle bags, numerous tarps and a couple of ammunition belts to lay over the shield on the .50 cal.

But, having already painted the lens of the kit spot light and installed the assorted ammunition boxes on the turret, I'll save the contents of this set to use on either the Vietnam era M109 or M113 (or both) instead.
27. July 2019 at 19:59:56
Nathan Dempsey Don't worry James, this one still looks great as is!
27. July 2019 at 20:10:22
James C Thanks mate... fortunately nothing will go to waste. ;)
27. July 2019 at 20:34:20
Jos Jansen James, I missed this one completely....whether airplanes or vehicles you make small gems out of it! ;)
28. July 2019 at 05:27:09
James C Thanks Jos :)
29. July 2019 at 19:35:46
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June 27, 2019

James C completed this item
1:35 M551 Sheridan (Academy 13011)
 
M551 Sheridan "Vietnam War"
Academy 1:35
13011
2005 | Changed box
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James C completed this item
1:35 M551 Sheridan (Friulmodel ATL-87)
 
M551 Sheridan
Friulmodel 1:35
ATL-87
201x
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June 23, 2019

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 18, 2019
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Murad ÖZER Beautiful as usual James :)
20. June 2019 at 21:10:36
James C Thanks Murad :)

@ Peter - Nah mate, it was all mine. The "EG" codes should be on the opposite sides :#
20. June 2019 at 23:14:34
Robert Fuqua Beautiful paint job!
22. June 2019 at 15:05:33
Slavo Hazucha As long as the bird on the inside of the fin looks in the right direction there are no points down from my side ;) Would be interesting to find out if this did not happened somewhere real :)
22. June 2019 at 17:39:55
Robert Fuqua It has happened on one side only, in a US Air Force paint shop before lol. A couple of guys masked and painted the drop shadow the wrong way, and the entire vertical stabilizer had to be repainted and re-stenciled on the outside!

I painted aircraft for 20 years in the USAF. I've seen quite a bit... ;)
23. June 2019 at 13:35:43
James C Thanks Robert :)

I bet the someone got a colossal bollocking over that incident ;)
23. June 2019 at 18:58:34
Robert Fuqua A good old-fashioned ass chewing ensued...
23. June 2019 at 20:09:41
Maciej Bellos Great info Robert, thanks a lot!
23. June 2019 at 20:15:47
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June 17, 2019

James C completed this item
1:48 McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle (Tamiya 61029)
 
McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle
Tamiya 1:48
61029
1991 | Changed parts
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June 8, 2019

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 8, 2019
8. June 2019 at 21:10:35 Share
Chris Greathouse You'll need a big bottle of glue for this model :P Joking. Cool ship tour and reference pictures.
8. June 2019 at 22:01:09
James C Hehe yeah I rekon ;) I took these nearly 6 years ago when I was last in Los Angeles. I believe there's been a lot more restoration work completed since then so would be cool to go back for another looksie.
Hopefully some people will find good use for reference pictures although she was heavily modified from her original WW2 configuration. I'd like to visit the Missouri as well one day.
8. June 2019 at 23:22:36
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May 31, 2019

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James C They are super rare over here now, but used to be prolific back in the day. :(
31. May 2019 at 01:30:38
Bob Hall Every One "Mad Max" them over there?
31. May 2019 at 01:31:30
James C Heh... probably not too far from the truth or wrapped around trees etc.
31. May 2019 at 01:33:13
Michael Hickey Yeah I don't think the accelerator was all that heavy if I remember correctly, not like when I drove my old mans 79 Trans Am, that was a heavy petal to push down. Put the foot down, and my arse was 200 meters behind me before I knew it. :D
31. May 2019 at 01:38:58
Peter Hardy A thing of beauty JC. The best Mustang ever built wasn't a Mustang!
31. May 2019 at 02:03:32
James C LOL!
31. May 2019 at 02:12:28
Peter Hardy No Bob, that is very definitely an American thing. Eric Bana took over two years to restore his XB Hardtop because he couldn't find panels and refused to buy parts off a running XB because he didn't want to take another one off the road. I think Aussie coupe dot com exported more XA, XB and XCs out of Oz into USA than there are left here. Like hens teeth now.
31. May 2019 at 09:37:43
Munkyslut Bana's devotion to that car was nothing short of epic! I'm not a film or tv watcher & I didnt even know who he was but I'm full of respect for him
31. May 2019 at 09:56:07
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May 30, 2019

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: February 14, 2019
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Herbert Tyszak Great work, like your models, and Johnny Walker as well...... :)
16. May 2019 at 22:10:04
James C Thanks mate ;)
16. May 2019 at 22:48:21
Chris Greathouse How did I miss this album?? I'm drooling over your cases and work!
29. May 2019 at 23:20:45
James C Thanks mate. Almost time to take some updated pictures with the recent completed builds on display.
30. May 2019 at 06:32:40
Spanjaard Very nice displays, and excellent collection. Congrats!
30. May 2019 at 07:14:43
Jens Very nice collection, Impressive work!
30. May 2019 at 07:20:32
Zsolt Czegle Great displays!
30. May 2019 at 07:40:08
James C Thanks Spanjaard, Jens and Zsolt :)
30. May 2019 at 18:24:12
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May 29, 2019

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1:48 McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle (Tamiya 61029)
 
McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle
Tamiya 1:48
61029
1991 | Changed parts
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James C completed this item
1:24 '69 Dodge 440 "Six Pack" (Monogram 2215)
 
'69 Dodge 440 "Six Pack"
Monogram 1:24
2215
1991 | Changed box
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May 23, 2019

James C completed this item
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James C completed this item
1:35 Panther (Tamiya 35174)
Pz.Kpfw.V Ausf.G Sd.Kfz. 171
Panther mit Stahlrollenlaufwerk (Steel Wheel Version)
Tamiya 1:35
35174
1994 | Changed parts
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April 23, 2019

James C added a new photoalbum.
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M M @wilky looking at the Mosquito kits I stand corrected. It was the Hasegawa kit.
21. April 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 at 22:11:16
James C Thanks again Kerry. Still plenty of room for improvement though ;)
22. April 2019 at 18:53:45
Kerry COX More 'fiddling' I suppose now. ? ;)
22. April 2019 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 2019 at 23:30:25
Kerry COX Hehehehehe 'Joy'. ;)
23. April 2019 at 01:48:43
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April 19, 2019

James C added a new photoalbum.
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19. March 2019 at 19:33:16
James C I'll be watching and waiting as well ;)
19. March 2019 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 2019 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 2019 at 01:56:50
Alec K Very nicely done mate
19. April 2019 at 02:03:22
James C Thanks Alec :)
19. April 2019 at 19:42:19
Chris Greathouse Lovely plane James! What color blue is that?
19. April 2019 at 19:44:59
James C Thanks Chris. :)

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

James C completed this item
1:48 Mosquito FB Mk.VI/NF Mk.II (Eduard EX029)
 
Mosquito FB Mk.VI/NF Mk.II Tamiya
Eduard 1:48
EX029
2005
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James C completed this item
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
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March 25, 2019

James C added a new photoalbum.
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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 2019 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 2019 at 18:40:23
Hanno Kleinecke That looks really cool and colourful, outstanding result James !
14. February 2019 at 21:00:21
Chris Great job!
14. February 2019 at 21:15:49
James C Thanks Hanno & Chris. :)
15. February 2019 at 00:55:33
Brian Eberle Great build! Were the T80 tracks from the kit, or after market?
25. March 2019 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 2019 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 2019 at 21:01:40
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March 14, 2019

James C completed this item
1:48 Mosquito Mk.IV (Eduard EX028)
 
Mosquito Mk.IV Tamiya
Eduard 1:48
EX028
199x
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James C completed this item
1:48 De Havilland Mosquito B.MkIV/PR.MkIV (Tamiya 61066)
 
De Havilland Mosquito B.MkIV/PR.MkIV
Tamiya 1:48
61066
1999 | Changed parts
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March 3, 2019

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