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1:48
In progress
1:48 Me262 Mistel (Dragon 5541)
Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a Mistel
3R Military Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
KG(J) 54 BA | 1945 | RLM76 RLM82
 
1. April, 16:39 Share
Ben M Gotta watch this!
1. April, 17:18
1. April, 17:23
Michael Hickey Plenty of room up front fellas, just doing some last minute research. Got the Mistel 262 fuselage and wings together already, looking forward to getting to the painting stage.
1. April, 18:31
Torsten Wendt I'm watching 8)
1. April, 18:32
Michael Hickey Welcome Torsten. :)
1. April, 18:32
Jim J Pulling up a seat...
1. April, 18:34
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1:48 Fw 190D JV44 (Eduard 1154)
 
Fw 190D JV44 Sachsenberg’s Platzschutzschwarm
Eduard 1:48
1154
2010 | Changed decals
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March 30, 2020

Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Radial Engine Versions (including Fw 190A, B, C, F, G & S) Second Edition (Valiant Wings Publishing 7)
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Radial Engine Versions (including Fw 190A, B, C, F, G & S) Second Edition A Complete Guide to the Luftwaffe's Butcher Bird
Airframe & Miniature Nr. 7
Richard A. Franks
2019
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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
The Focke Wulf FW 190D and Ta 152 Second Edition (Valiant Wings Publishing 3)
The Focke Wulf FW 190D and Ta 152 Second Edition A Complete Guide to the Luftwaffe's Last Piston-Engine Fight...
Airframe & Miniature Nr. 3
Richard A. Franks
2019
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March 27, 2020

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1:48 Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14/AS Peterle (Fujimi 48003)
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14/AS
3R Military Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
14./JG 4 Black 13 (ObLt. Ernst Scheufele) | October 1944 | Peterle
 
27. March, 04:25 Share

March 26, 2020

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21. March, 02:56 Share
Michael Hickey Love these Eduard Profipacks.
21. March, 10:39
Michael Hickey Painting complete, now I'll wait a couple of days and then I'll put a clear coat of Gunze on her in prep for decals. :)
26. March, 03:31

March 24, 2020

Michael Hickey added a new project.
1:48
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1:48 Fw 190A-8 (Eduard 8173)
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8
3R Military Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
JG 300 13 (Maj. Walther Dahl) | World War 2 - Jüterborg December 1944 | RLM83 RLM75 RLM76
 
24. March, 07:04 Share
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1:48 FW-190A-8 (Eduard 84122)
 
FW-190A-8 Weekend Edition
Eduard 1:48
84122
2020 | Changed decals
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March 19, 2020

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1:48 Bf 109G-14 (Eduard 82118)
 
Bf 109G-14 ProfiPack Edition
Eduard 1:48
82118
2017 | Changed decals
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19. March, 08:16 Share
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Urban Gardini Good work mate! I've started building the same kit but it's paused at the moment. It's not one of the best kits that I've tried my hands on, no far from it. What's your verdict on the kit?
17. March, 12:29
Nathan Dempsey A well used work-horse. Very nice finish Michael.
17. March, 17:24
Clifford Keesler Beautiful Lighting sir.
18. March, 01:59
Michael Hickey Thank You Gents for your pleasing comments, @Urban, I found as long as you take your time with plenty of dry fitting it wasn't too bad. I've got another 6 Hasegawa P-38's to build.
18. March, 03:25
Jens Congratulations Michael on the successful silver arrow
18. March, 04:33
Michael Hickey Thanks Jens
18. March, 09:39
Martin Dubovszki That's an amazing Lightning sir!
18. March, 12:03
Michael Hickey Thank You Martin, it makes me smile that you and many other modelers like her. :D
19. March, 05:08

March 18, 2020

Michael Hickey added a new project.
1:48
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1:48 Bf 109G-10 WNF/Diana (Eduard 82161)
 
18. March, 09:42 Share
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1:48 Bf 109G-10 WNF/Diana (Eduard 82161)
 
Bf 109G-10 WNF/Diana ProfiPack Edition
Eduard 1:48
82161
2019 | Changed parts
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18. March, 09:41 Share
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12. March, 21:00 Share
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coporado How do you managed the save shipping of your sold models? Did they arrived unbroken?
14. March, 07:13
Slavo Hazucha Wow, really great space, with so much natural light it must be a pleasure to work there & lack of space does not seem to be an issue too... :) Wish you lots of fun there and some good future sales!
14. March, 07:22
Lex Jassies I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous, I'm not................. ;)
14. March, 10:18
Roland Sachsenhofer This looks really great, generous and light-filled! The best conditions to bring great models into the world, as it can becan expected from you!
14. March, 10:31
Urban Gardini Now this has to be the best studio I've seen so far.!
14. March, 22:29
Michael Hickey Thanks everybody for your lovely words. @Peter, the fire pitt will be used a lot in winter time and your more than welcome as is everybody else who wants to make the trip, @Coporado I double box them and cushion them in fiber fill, all good so far. :)
17. March, 06:21
Karel Doležal Beautiful view from the window, lots of natural light. Dream modeler.
17. March, 09:44
Michael Hickey Thanks Karel.
18. March, 03:22

February 23, 2020

Michael Hickey added a new project.
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1:48 F-14A Tomcat 'VF-213 Blacklions' (Hasegawa 09814)1:48 Grumman F-14A Tomcat (Aires 148001)1:48 VF-1 Wolfpack (Fightertown Decals 48014)
 
23. February, 06:31 Share
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1:48 F-14A Tomcat 'VF-213 Blacklions' (Hasegawa 09814)
 
F-14A Tomcat 'VF-213 Blacklions'
Hasegawa 1:48
09814
2008 | Changed decals
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February 11, 2020

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Updated: February 1, 2020
1. February, 11:16 Share
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Michael Hickey Thanks Fellas, I don't mind moving the built models, it's the glass cabinets that scare me.;)
4. February, 01:15
Clifford Keesler I guess she let me out, she let me buy a Kitty Hawk Jaguar GR1/Gr3 off evil bay today. I am dreading moving the finished models. Hell I break at least one or 2 every time I try and clean them. Snapped the canopy off of my SU-27 today, just taking it out of the display case to set it on top so I could pack it. I am really worried about my B-1, B-58 and B-29 and B-52. They would cost a small fortune to replace these days.
5. February, 01:28
Michael Hickey Ouch that hurts, one thing that's worse than breaking the parts off is then loosing them. I think I got approved for another place, just need to hear back from the real estate. So I could be moving as early as the weekend and I haven't even started packing. :(
5. February, 03:34
Clifford Keesler Packing sucks, I hate it. We will not close on our new house until Feb 28, and hope to be moved by March 8th. I have stuff stacked every where. The thing that is driving me crazy is not being able to work on my models. AAARRRRRGGGGGGG! Good luck with your move sir. Hope we both will be back to modeling soon.
5. February, 20:44
Michael Hickey I got a new place to rent yesterday, I won't be able to move in until 15th of February. This afternoon I need to go to Bunnings and buy some moving boxes for my small library, about 7 boxes should do the trick. Then on the weekend I'll empty out my cabinets and stack all my built models in the garage along with my books. Not much to do after that but sit and wait. :D
6. February, 03:25
Clifford Keesler I carried a load of built models over to my new house today. Only broke the nose gear off my 1/32 Mig-29, one main off of my 1/32 Hawk, and one main off of my S-3 Viking. B-1 survived without a scratch. More tomorrow.
7. February, 02:22
Michael Hickey That's good news Mate. :)
7. February, 03:15
Clifford Keesler Thanks Michael.
11. February, 01:20

February 3, 2020

Michael Hickey completed this item
1:48 Focke-Wulf Ta 152 H-1 (Dragon 5501)
 
Focke-Wulf Ta 152 H-1
Dragon 1:48
5501
1991 | Changed parts
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January 30, 2020

Michael Hickey added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 3 images
1:48
In progress
1:48 F/A-18E Super Hornet `Low Visibility` (Hasegawa 09736)1:48 West Coast Superbug CAGs #1 (Afterburner Decals 48-074)
Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VFA-27 Royal Maces 200 (Capt. Ross A Myers CAG) | USS George Washington 2010 | FS36375 Light Ghost grey FS36320 Dark Ghost grey
 
16. January, 07:44 Share
Daniel But where are the pics? ;)
30. January, 09:56
Michael Hickey There coming, when I decide to pick this kit up again.
30. January, 10:30

January 29, 2020

Michael Hickey completed this item
1:48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Arii A337-600)
 
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
Arii 1:48
A337-600
1986 | Changed box
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29. January, 22:08 Share

January 24, 2020

Michael Hickey owns this item
1:48 Fork-Tailed Beauties Part 1 (Pyn-Up Decals PYN48001)
 
Fork-Tailed Beauties Part 1
Pyn-Up Decals 1:48
PYN48001
2004 | New tool
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Michael Hickey added a new project.
1:48
In progress
1:48 P-38J Lightning 'Virginia Marie' (Hasegawa 09101)1:48 Fork-Tailed Beauties Part 1 (Pyn-Up Decals PYN48001)
 
24. January, 05:31 Share
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1:48 P-38L Lightning (Hasegawa 09102)
 
P-38L Lightning 'Geronimo II'
Hasegawa 1:48
09102 (JT2)
1993 | Changed parts
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1:48 P-38L Lightning (Hasegawa 09102)
 
P-38L Lightning 'Geronimo II'
Hasegawa 1:48
09102 (JT2)
1993 | Changed parts
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January 23, 2020

Michael Hickey owns this item
1:48 F4J Phantom side electronics (Black Dog A48087)
 
F4J Phantom side electronics for Hasegawa
Black Dog 1:48
A48087
2019
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23. January, 01:19 Share
Michael Hickey owns this item
1:48 F-4J Spine Electronics (Black Dog A48088)
 
F-4J Spine Electronics for Hasegawa
Black Dog 1:48
A48088
2020 | New tool
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23. January, 01:13 Share
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23. January, 00:53 Share

January 22, 2020

Michael Hickey owns this item
1:48 F-101A/C Voodoo (Kitty Hawk KH80115)
 
F-101A/C Voodoo
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80115
2014 | New tool
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22. January, 04:14 Share

January 20, 2020

Michael Hickey added a new article to his personal gallery:
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January 18, 2020

Michael Hickey owns this item
1:48 F/A-18E Super Hornet `Low Visibility` (Hasegawa 09736)
 
F/A-18E Super Hornet `Low Visibility`
Hasegawa 1:48
09736
2007 | Changed decals
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18. January, 04:47 Share

January 16, 2020

Michael Hickey owns this item
1:48 F/A-18E VFA-31 Rockin' Rhinos #7 (TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 48-141)
 
F/A-18E VFA-31 Rockin' Rhinos #7
TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 1:48
48-141
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16. January, 07:43 Share
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1:48 F/A-18E Super Hornet (Hasegawa 07239)
 
F/A-18E Super Hornet U.S. Navy Carrier-Borne Fighter/Attacker
Hasegawa 1:48
07239 (PT39)
2005 | Changed parts
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January 12, 2020

Michael Hickey added a new project.
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1:35 StuG.III Ausf.B (Cyber Hobby 9132)
StuG. III Ausf. B
3R Military Wehrmacht Heer (German Army 1935-1945)
StuG.Abt. 192 24 | SU 1941 | Panzer grey
 
12. January, 06:02 Share

January 8, 2020

Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
19. December 2019, 07:02 Share
Michael Hickey I wasn't very successful using the HGW Transfers, so I hand painted the lines myself. :S
19. December 2019, 07:06
Michael Hickey Thanks James. :)
19. December 2019, 08:57
Michael Hickey Now the F-4EJ Kai is out of the way it's time to finish this girl off. :)
7. January, 15:33
Michael Hickey Thanks Lode, should be finished soon me thinks.
8. January, 00:08
JOHN THOMAS Nice camo work
8. January, 01:26
John Wilkes This is really nice to look at, I'm sure it took some time to accomplish. I have a big 1/32 ME110 that I want to dress up like your work.
8. January, 01:43
Michael Hickey Thank You John and JOHN for your nice comments. :) John you should go for it, it isn't as hard as it looks once you get started.
8. January, 06:26
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Updated: December 26, 2019
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Michael Hickey Started putting on all the decals for this epic job.
31. December 2019, 10:03
Jos Jansen Missed this F-4...Iam in mate!
31. December 2019, 10:29
Michael Hickey Welcome aboard Jos.
31. December 2019, 11:00
Holger Kranich Hey Mike, you are really quick!
31. December 2019, 11:38
Michael Hickey So far, but I think that will change now I have to put on all the stencils decals. ;)
31. December 2019, 20:20
Michael Hickey The decals on this project were not the best, plus the kit decals were printed in 1994 and as such all the stencils aren't on but I did manage to get some on. I'm sure glad this is off my bench and in my cabinet now. ;)
7. January, 15:26
Michael Hickey Thanks Hans, this one nearly got the better of me.
7. January, 15:35
Michael Hickey Thanks Lode, yeah I have few decal schemes like this in the stash, I've also got the red white and blue German F-4E with the white horse running down the side of the fuselage, maybe one day I'll do her as well.
8. January, 00:06

December 31, 2019

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Updated: December 27, 2019
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Tim Heimer Nice work Michael! sorry to hear your time off was cut. I think I got 2 completed and 13 started! LOL
30. December 2019, 14:45
Holger Kranich Hopefully the fire dont gets near to you!
30. December 2019, 14:52
Christian Bruer Very nice selection and a good modelling year for you as it seems :)
30. December 2019, 18:55
Michael Hickey Thanks Fellas, Holly we have a state forest at our back fence. I just hope no idiot decides to have fun and light it because it's full of dry undergrowth. :S
31. December 2019, 05:16
Kerry COX Happy New Year to you and your family mate.
See you in 2020. ;)
31. December 2019, 08:38
Michael Hickey And the same to you too Kerry and everybody else. :D
31. December 2019, 08:48
Stephan Ryll Great work collection from your bench Michael - all the best for 2020 :)
31. December 2019, 09:30
Michael Hickey Thanks Stephan and all the best for 2020 for you as well. :)
31. December 2019, 09:44

December 30, 2019

Michael Hickey completed this item
1:35 M60A1 Blazer (Academy 1367)
IDF
M60A1 Blazer with KMT-4 Mine Roller
Academy 1:35
1367
1994 | Changed parts
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30. December 2019, 02:57 Share

December 29, 2019

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1:35
Ideas
1:35 Churchill Mk.VII (Tamiya 35210)
 
29. December 2019, 07:46 Share
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1:35 Churchill Mk.VII (Tamiya 35210)
British Infantry Tank Mk.IV
Churchill Mk.VII
Tamiya 1:35
35210 (210)
1996 | Changed parts
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29. December 2019, 07:33 Share

December 24, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new project.
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In progress
1:48 F-4EJ Phantom II 'Mig Silhouette' (Hasegawa 09617)1:48 F-4E/F Phantom II Cockpit Set (Aires 4126)
 
21. December 2019, 22:42 Share
Michael Hickey Fuselage together, wings done, won't be long and she'll be in the paint shop.
21. December 2019, 22:57
24. December 2019, 03:41
Michael Hickey Yeah, you get decals in the kit for the Mig, but I'm sure I'm going to paint the Mig on. :)
24. December 2019, 04:13
Michael Hickey added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 17 images
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Completed
1:48 F-4 EJ KAI SUPER Phantom II (Hasegawa 07207)1:48 F-4E/F Phantom II Cockpit Set (Aires 4126)4+
 
5. March 2018, 08:42 Share
Michael Hickey Got the fuselage together and the wings done, time to mate the pair up. :)
21. December 2019, 22:55
Holger Kranich Pics please, Mike! :)
22. December 2019, 16:58
Michael Hickey The wings and fuselage are glued together, I need to mold the aftermarket nose for a KAI variant and do some sanding. I also need to glue in place the dropped flaps. I've been wanting to do this one for a very long time so it will happen now. :)
23. December 2019, 00:20
Clifford Keesler Go man go, Love the Phantom.
24. December 2019, 03:29
Michael Hickey Doing some heavy clean up work on her at the moment.
24. December 2019, 04:12

December 21, 2019

Michael Hickey owns this item
1:48 F-4E/F Phantom II Cockpit Set (Aires 4126)
 
F-4E/F Phantom II Cockpit Set for Hasegawa
Aires 1:48
4126
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1:48 F-4E/F Phantom II Cockpit Set (Aires 4126)
 
F-4E/F Phantom II Cockpit Set for Hasegawa
Aires 1:48
4126
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1:48 F-4E/F Phantom II Cockpit Set (Aires 4126)
 
F-4E/F Phantom II Cockpit Set for Hasegawa
Aires 1:48
4126
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Michael Hickey wants this item
1:48 Junkers Ju 88D-2/4 (Special Hobby SH48178)
 
Junkers Ju 88D-2/4
Special Hobby 1:48
SH48178
2017 | Changed parts
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21. December 2019, 13:17 Share
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Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Volume Three (Classic Publications 20)
 
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Volume Three 1944-1945
Luftwaffe classics Nr. 20
J. Richard Smith, Eddie J. Creek
2013
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21. December 2019, 13:15 Share
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Focke-Wulf Fw190 Volume Two (Classic Publications 19)
 
Focke-Wulf Fw190 Volume Two 1943-1944
Luftwaffe classics Nr. 19
J. Richard Smith, Eddie J. Creek
2012
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Focke-Wulf Fw190 Volume One (Classic Publications 18)
 
Focke-Wulf Fw190 Volume One 1938-1943
Luftwaffe classics Nr. 18
J. Richard Smith, Eddie J. Creek
2011
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December 20, 2019

Michael Hickey owns this item
20. December 2019, 06:23 Share
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1:35 Wheels set for HEMTT PLS (Real Model RMA35146)
 
Wheels set for HEMTT PLS
Real Model 1:35
RMA35146
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December 19, 2019

Michael Hickey owns this item
1:48 Bf 109G-6 late series (Eduard 82111)
 
Bf 109G-6 late series ProfiPack Edition
Eduard 1:48
82111
2016 | New tool
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19. December 2019, 10:15 Share
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1:48 Bf 109G-10 (Montex K48039)
 
Bf 109G-10 Hasegawa
Montex 1:48
K48039
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1:48
In progress
1:48 Messerschmitt Bf109G-10 (Hasegawa 09064)1:48 Bf 109G-10 (Montex K48039)
 
19. December 2019, 10:09 Share
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19. December 2019, 07:07 Share
Michael Hickey The decals for this one are about 20 years old and I had to put a clear coat over them so they wouldn't shatter. ;)
19. December 2019, 07:11

December 18, 2019

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1:48 Reichsverteidigung (Eduard 11119)
 
Reichsverteidigung (Bf 109G & Fw 190A)
Eduard 1:48
11119
2018 | Changed parts
Multi topic
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1:48 Bodenplatte (Eduard 11125)
 
Bodenplatte Fw 190D-9, Bf 109G-14/Bf 109G-14AS
Eduard 1:48
11125
2018 | Changed parts
Multi topic
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Fletcher DDs (Squadron/Signal Publications 4008)
 
Fletcher DDs
In Action - Warships Nr. 4008
Jerry Scutts
1995
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December 15, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Timmie great looking 109.
13. December 2019, 20:55
Christian Bruer Very nice work Michael
13. December 2019, 21:35
Munkyslut Excellent!
13. December 2019, 21:57
Erik Leijdens Good job Michael.
13. December 2019, 22:21
Michael Hickey Thanks Guy's, I appreciate everybody's comments. :)
14. December 2019, 01:19
Michael Hickey Thanks James.
15. December 2019, 03:56
Jos Jansen That's really nice work, love the history behind your plane....
15. December 2019, 06:03
Michael Hickey Thanks Jos, I always like to learn something about the history of the plane that I build.
15. December 2019, 06:48

December 14, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new project.
1:48
In progress
1:48 P-39N Airacobra (Eduard 84163)1:48 Airacobra Cuties Part 1 (Pyn-Up Decals PYND48026)
 
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Nathan Dempsey That nose art looks like it goes all the way over the door too.
15. May 2019, 15:25
Michael Hickey Welcome Jens, pull up a seat. Nathan the PYN-UP decals should go on really nicely considering the price I paid for them. And yep they go right down to the end of the doors on both sides. I'll be building this kit with the doors closed. I have another Eduard kit that I'll do with the door open because the art is only on the door. I had to do some minor filing of the back section of the lower wings to make it fit, not sure if it's a kit fault or something I did that caused the problem. :S
16. May 2019, 01:01
Augie Always likes the '39 am in.
16. May 2019, 10:40
Holger Kranich I like the 39 too. The idea with the engine in the middle is cool. Even when i didnt worked as desired.
Do you still glue with MEK, Mike?
16. May 2019, 11:36
Michael Hickey Welcome Augie.
Holly, I still use the MEK it goes a long way, I've been gluing my F-86D Dog Sabre together this afternoon with the stuff. :)
16. May 2019, 12:27
Maciej Bellos Following!
16. May 2019, 15:11
Michael Hickey Your more than welcome Maciej.
17. May 2019, 00:09
Michael Hickey Time to give the 109's a bit of a break for a little while, and concentrate on this one again. :)
14. December 2019, 16:35

December 11, 2019

Michael Hickey owns this item
1:48 Bf109G-2 - Camouflage (HGW Models 248053)
Bf109G-2 - Camouflage Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2/Trop Hptm. Heinrich Bar 1/48 Eduard
HGW Models 1:48
248053
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Michael Hickey added a new project.
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In progress
1:48 Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4 Trop (Hasegawa 09012)1:48 Bf109G-2 - Camouflage (HGW Models 248053)
 
11. December 2019, 12:53 Share

December 10, 2019

Michael Hickey completed this item
1:24 '55 Chevy Street Machine (Monogram 2211)
 
'55 Chevy Street Machine
Monogram 1:24
2211
1991 | Changed box
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Michael Hickey added a new project.
1:48
In progress
1:48 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-4 (Hasegawa 09303)1:48 Erich Hartmann "Ace of Aces" (AeroMaster PAF 48-04)
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-4
3R Military Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
7./JG 52 White 2 (Erich Hartmann) | May 1943
 
10. December 2019, 03:00 Share
Michael Hickey Starting on this Eagle while I wait for the clear gloss coat dries on my Bf 109F-4/Trop Marseilles aircraft. :)
10. December 2019, 03:25
Michael Hickey 90% of this kit is built now, soon she'll be off to the paint shop. :)
10. December 2019, 13:41

December 9, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new project.
1:48
Completed
1:48 Messerschmitt Bf109F-4 (Hasegawa 09011)
 
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December 5, 2019

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5. December 2019, 04:11 Share
Michael Hickey Painted freehand, hoping that when the decals go on it will improve the look. :S
5. December 2019, 04:14
Bart Goesaert very nice for freehanding, but why? There are a lot of ways to get the demarcation lines not rasorsharp with taping...
5. December 2019, 11:21
Michael Hickey Yeah, I wanted to see if I still had the skill after using the sausage method for so long, it seams my skills have slipped so I think I'm going to bight the bullet and re-do her using AK's Camouflage Elastic Putty which is what I've been using in the past. Thanks Bart for showing me the way. :)
5. December 2019, 20:07

December 3, 2019

Michael Hickey owns this item
1:48 Nitrogen Oxygen Utility Carts (Verlinden Productions 324)
 
Nitrogen Oxygen Utility Carts
Verlinden Productions 1:48
324
1996 | New tool
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3. December 2019, 16:25 Share
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1:48 NAS EPU Tractor (Verlinden Productions 315)
 
NAS EPU Tractor
Verlinden Productions 1:48
315
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November 29, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Holger Kranich Peanuts? :)
28. November 2019, 17:39
Michael Hickey Down the front Holly, follow your nose. ;)
28. November 2019, 22:19
Augie Room for a little'n?
28. November 2019, 22:22
Peter Hardy Beer down here too Holly, but not for much longer!

Augie, you can have my armchair. I need to stand up for a while.
28. November 2019, 23:41
Michael Hickey Plenty of room for you Augie, Peter, what are you saying I'm slow. ;) Sorry mates just got caught up in other flying machines and my M1075 truck needed some researching I had to get off my back. I'll now knock this one out of the park in a more timely fashion. :)
29. November 2019, 00:14
Augie Cheers Peter ! :)
29. November 2019, 00:16
Peter Hardy Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
29. November 2019, 04:30
29. November 2019, 05:30

November 28, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new project.
1:35
In progress
1:35 USMC LAV-25 "Piranha" (Trumpeter 00349)1:35 M1120 HEMTT (Trumpeter 01053)1:35 USMC transp Turret with M2 Browning .50 Caliber MG (Live Resin LRE-35235)1+
 
28. November 2019, 12:58 Share
Neuling Looking forward .....
28. November 2019, 13:05
Michael Hickey Yeah I can't wait to start in the morning. I just ordered my wheels the ones with the steel caps on and earlier today I ordered the MCTAGS Turret. Not sure if the turret is the correct one but it looked very similar from the pics of the resin part. I also have to lengthen the chassis a bit to fit the third axle in down the back. Still underside how to display the container, I was thinking of putting the container on the ground and on the back of the truck have an LAV-25, I think that would look real bad ass. :D
28. November 2019, 13:26
Michael Hickey Hey Neuling, you might know this answer or Holger might too. If I placed a German 2.5 tone forklift on my dio would it be plausible or factually incorrect. :S It would look cool just to do it anyway. :)
28. November 2019, 13:41
Neuling Michael, actually I do not know the answer to your question. My rule is: if in doubt, don`t. But you`re right, if something really looks good ..... Modelling is an amusing hobby and phantasy has its own creative right.
28. November 2019, 17:17
Michael Hickey I think I'll see how it goes while I'm working on it, besides I only have to please one person and that's me. It's not like it would ever see a judging table as I usually stay clear of those. :)
28. November 2019, 22:18
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1:35 Wheels set for HEMTT PLS (Real Model RMA35146)
 
Wheels set for HEMTT PLS
Real Model 1:35
RMA35146
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28. November 2019, 13:19 Share
Michael Hickey completed this item
28. November 2019, 12:57 Share

November 27, 2019

Michael Hickey owns this item
1:48 F-84E F-84G Thunderjet Fighter Bombers of the Forgotten War (Eagle Strike Productions 48143)
 
F-84E F-84G Thunderjet Fighter Bombers of the Forgotten War
Eagle Strike Productions 1:48
48143
2003 | New tool
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27. November 2019, 23:13 Share

November 26, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
19. November 2019, 05:21 Share
Michael Hickey The two coloured greens are RLM 81 and RLM 83, they look extremely close and are hard to tell apart. :S
19. November 2019, 05:23
Michael Hickey Thanks Roland, I've ordered all 3 versions of RLM81 from my online hobby store, should be here by next Monday and I'll re-spray. :)
19. November 2019, 10:45
Michael Hickey The Ak Interactive paint turned up today and what a nightmare it is to use this paint. Pouring some of the new RLM81 version 1 into my airbrush and then adding a few drops of AK Interactives Thinners into the mix, it just coughed and splattered and then clogged my airbrush. NOT HAPPY JAN, I had thick clumps of paint in my airbrush and nothing was getting in out. One Pasche Talon Airbrush now resides in my bin until it's full and I empty it. I've now come to the conclusion I'm never trusting any paint company except for Gunze and Tamiya, which I have been using for years. Searching through my Gunze colours I found that H78 is a perfect match for version 1 of RLM81 after all, now off to order myself another gun. :( :( :(
25. November 2019, 14:12
Michael Hickey Been there but no thinner I have will clear the clumps in the body of the gun, do you know what thinners is used for AK's paint. I smelt it and it smelt really bad not acrylic paint at all.
25. November 2019, 15:19
Michael Hickey That is where my problem lies, I just used the AK water based acrylic not the Real colours version. Thank You Hans I will get out my lacquer based solvent now and see if this cleans it up. :)
25. November 2019, 15:26
Roberto Rocat This product usually works like a charm. Just open your windows wide: Tamiya 250ml Airbrush Cleaner, TAM87089
25. November 2019, 15:45
Michael Hickey Thanks Guys, Roberto, I'll have to get some.
25. November 2019, 16:30
Michael Hickey Hey Roberto, just ordered a couple of containers of the Tamiya 250ml Airbrush Cleaner. Thanks for the info.
25. November 2019, 16:53
Michael Hickey Thanks for the heads up Roland, does it hurt the rubber seals inside the airbrush. I thought I would strip down the airbrush and soak it for a little while. I'm using a Pacshe Talon airbrush at the moment.
25. November 2019, 17:52
Michael Hickey Thanks Roland & Hans, the only rubber seal is at the bottom of the trigger, it's black but should be fine if I don't soak it for too long. Paint and other cleaning solvents get into that part of the body so it should be fine. :S
25. November 2019, 23:17
Stephan Ryll Very nice progress Michael
26. November 2019, 18:45

November 25, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new project.
1:48
Cancelled
Scratchbuilt
 
25. November 2019, 15:09 Share
Michael Hickey Wings & fuselage glued together, I love these Hasegawa kits, so simple to put together and so many painting options. :)
25. November 2019, 16:57
Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Michael Hickey Pictures up. :D
23. November 2019, 08:18
Chris Greathouse Very cool! Nice little Dio too!
23. November 2019, 12:58
Michael Hickey Thanks Chris, it was fun to do. :)
23. November 2019, 13:24
Neuling I fully agree with Chris!
23. November 2019, 18:54
Nathan Dempsey Very nice! The kit came out great, but I really like the cactus and groundwork too :)
23. November 2019, 20:07
Michael Hickey Thank You Gentlemen for your encouraging words. :)
24. November 2019, 09:31
Thomas Kirschbaum looks good! :)
24. November 2019, 22:37
Michael Hickey Thanks Thomas.
25. November 2019, 00:01

November 21, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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21. November 2019, 05:34 Share
Kerry COX Do you still look down the runway at Coffs there Mike. ?
If so, you have the best modelling set up ever. ;)
21. November 2019, 05:50
Jiri Vybihal Nice workplace Michael. I see you have also Hataka colors, are you satisfied with em? I tried those several years ago and it was pretty bad so I'm wondering if they are better now.
21. November 2019, 06:01
Michael Hickey @ Kerry, thanks Mate, no the house I lived in where I over looked Coffs Hbr airport was about 5 years ago I think, I've moved a couple of times since then.

@Jiri, thank you, I find that the Hataka paints are fine, you just have to get used to them like when you try any new paint or product. I mainly use Gunze, only steering away from those paints when they don't have a particular colour.
21. November 2019, 06:25
Jiri Vybihal the problem i had with hataka colors was that the pigment was too rough and after while it jammed nozzle...
21. November 2019, 07:35
Stephan Ryll Very nice mancave Michael
21. November 2019, 07:46

November 20, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new article to his personal gallery:
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November 15, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new article to his personal gallery:
ARC Air
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 1:48
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 Cartoon Aircraft
Eduard 1:48

by Michael Hickey on ARC Air

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15. November 2019, 12:47 Share

November 13, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new project.
1:48
In progress
1:48 Messerschmitt Bf109G-10 (Hasegawa 09064)
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10
3R Military Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
2./JG 52 White 3 (Lt. Heinz Ewald) | World War 2 February 1945
 
13. November 2019, 05:35 Share

November 11, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Stephan Ryll That's a great bunch of 109's
4. November 2019, 18:44
Michael Hickey Thanks Guys. :)
4. November 2019, 19:08
Spanjaard sweet!
9. November 2019, 22:37
Michael Hickey Thanks Spanjaard for your comment. :)
11. November 2019, 07:41
Kerry COX Sweet and neat.
A pleasure to look at Michael.
Salute. :)
11. November 2019, 07:49
Jens Horrido Free Hunt :) how many shots have your Bf 109 together on the list? beautiful sight of very well built models
11. November 2019, 07:51
Michael Hickey Thank You Kerry and Jens for your pleasant words of praise, Jens I have another 69 109's to build which include Hasegawa, Eduard and the then (back in the 90's) newly tooled Fujimi kits. I'm going to buy another 10 Fujimi Bf 109K-4's of a mate in the not to distant future. I think I have a problem having so many 109's but they are so easy and enjoyable to build. :D
11. November 2019, 08:21
Michael Hickey You can click on the link and see all six aircraft in their own albums plus other Luftwaffe aircraft that I've done or am doing.
mikestomcat
11. November 2019, 08:25

November 5, 2019

Michael Hickey owns this item
1:48 Bf109F-2 (Hasegawa 09126)
Messerschmitt
Bf109F-2
Hasegawa 1:48
09126 (JT26)
1994 | Changed box
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5. November 2019, 00:21 Share

November 4, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
4. November 2019, 10:20 Share
Michael Hickey Thanks Hans, it could be shading for weathering, when I look at both models there doesn't seam to be any silvering. You also could be seeing the difference in camo color RLM 74 against RLM 75.
4. November 2019, 10:53
Michael Hickey added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 8 images
1:48
Completed
1:48 Bf 109G-6 (Eduard 8268)
 
4. November 2019, 10:30 Share
Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
4. November 2019, 10:26 Share
Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
4. November 2019, 10:23 Share
Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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November 1, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Michael Hickey Hey Mothman welcome aboard, better late than never. :)
1. November 2019, 03:07
Peter Hardy Wait until Mick starts on the 1000 bombers to go with the 109s!
1. November 2019, 07:37
Konrad Limmer Now they know ;)!

Great work on all these 109ers.
1. November 2019, 07:40
Michael Hickey So now the secret is out, thanks Peter, and thank you Konrad, and Tim you cracked me up. :D
1. November 2019, 09:18
Michael Hickey White 3 is completed so I only have another 5 109's to go and then this project will be finished. If I pick them off one at a time I should have them all finished by the end of the weekend. :)
1. November 2019, 10:33
Michael Hickey Thanks Lode, I was going to fish off "White 5" but it's getting a bit late so I think it's probably best if I leave her for tomorrow when I finish her sisters "White 6" and "White 7".
1. November 2019, 11:19
Michael Hickey Aircraft 1 and 4 didn't have cartoon characters possibly due to not being in the unit anymore i.e shot down, and aircraft 2 also didn't have any cartoon on her that I could find. Interestingly the Illiad decal sheet calls out aircraft 2 to be used, the instructions say to use the Bugs Bunny in the cradle artwork, but I found a photo of aircraft 7 with the exact same cartoon. Because I found the photo that showed aircraft 7 with the artwork and couldn't find anything on aircraft 2 except for one photo showing clearly it did not have any artwork I went with aircraft 7.
1. November 2019, 16:22
Michael Hickey Hey Peter I still got over 55 109's in the stash ranging from Eduard, Fujimi and Hasegawa, unfortunately I only have about a handful of Luftwaffe bombers to go with them. Why so many 109's, simples, there fun easy quick little builds, and take up bugger all space in the cabinet. :)
1. November 2019, 16:39
Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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1. November 2019, 16:23 Share
Michael Hickey Finally finished my second 109 in my Sqn of 6, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. :D
1. November 2019, 16:28

October 31, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new project.
1:35
Completed
1:35 M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) (Trumpeter 01041)
M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System HIMARS
US Military US Marine Corps (1798-now)
157 MEB 1/112 Field Artillery B205 | Olive Drab
 
31. October 2019, 09:52 Share

October 6, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Michael Hickey I've just finished the wash on this bird, now I only need to do the undercarriage and canopy and other small bits and pieces, should be finished in the next 24 to 48 hours. :)
27. September 2019, 06:58
Michael Hickey Finally got this one finished in the last couple of days or so, now it's time to move onto those six Bf 109G-6/R6 JG 53 aircraft. :)
6. October 2019, 04:34
Jim J What a great job! That's a really snappy scheme - the sawtooth camo on the wings, gray combined with the white trim and red markings. Excellent execution. Nice weathering as well.
6. October 2019, 05:31
Erik Leijdens Beautiful 109 Michael. I like your paintjob
6. October 2019, 05:34
Jens a real beauty , the spots are great, I like it without restrictions
6. October 2019, 05:51
Stephan Ryll Great 109 Michael
6. October 2019, 07:09
6. October 2019, 08:48
Michael Hickey Thank You all for your encouraging words of approval. it lets me know that I'm doing something right with my 109's. :)
6. October 2019, 09:37

September 25, 2019

Michael Hickey completed this item
1:48 F-4E (ESCI/ERTL 4086)
"NAM RAIDER"
F-4E
ESCI/ERTL 1:48
4086
1990 | Changed box
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September 23, 2019

Michael Hickey completed this item
1:9 Predator 2 Creature (Halcyon HAL13)
 
Predator 2 Creature
Halcyon 1:9
HAL13
1994 | New tool
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23. September 2019, 02:56 Share

September 19, 2019

Michael Hickey completed this item
1:48 F-4E Phantom II [30th Anniversary] (Hasegawa 07103)
McDonnell Douglas
F-4E Phantom II [30th Anniversary] Phantom Family
Hasegawa 1:48
07103 (P3)
1987 | Changed decals
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19. September 2019, 12:19 Share
Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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18. February 2019, 03:43 Share
Michael Hickey I'll let this bird sit for a week now that she has her gloss clear coat on, then I'll decal her. :)
19. September 2019, 05:18
Erik Leijdens Great camouflage Michael :)
19. September 2019, 06:07
Holger Kranich I always liked those RAF Hellcats and Corsairs. Is your Zink Chromate from Gunze?
19. September 2019, 07:11
Michael Hickey Thanks Erik & Holly, and yes Holly I used Gunze paint for the interior. I'm having second thoughts about this scheme I don't think the colours are right, I'm going to buy Hataka's FAA paint set so the colours can be done more accurately.
19. September 2019, 11:39
Holger Kranich Well i can recommend Hataka´s paints. My modern Luftwaffe paints are spot on. No dilluting required, maybe a retarder as they tend to clog a bit at high pressures.
19. September 2019, 12:13
Michael Hickey Thanks for the tip mate, I've got their Modern Luftwaffe paint sets too. :)
19. September 2019, 12:19

September 12, 2019

Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Holger Kranich I would have bet that the wells are aftermarket - They look superb as the rest of that neat lil plane! Its time for me to build a Scooter in the near future! ;)
11. September 2019, 07:55
Michael Hickey Thanks again Holly, and you should really build a Scooter as there are so many options out there.
11. September 2019, 11:51
JOHN THOMAS Michael, also very nice
11. September 2019, 12:14
Michael Hickey Thank You John.
12. September 2019, 00:18
Michael Phillips That is one beautiful A-4... Love the IDF camo on this aircraft!
12. September 2019, 03:03
Michael Hickey Thanks Michael.
12. September 2019, 03:57
Stephan Ryll Very nice build and color job Michael :) I like it a lot
12. September 2019, 15:14
Michael Hickey Thanks Stephan, I'm a big fan of IDF colour schemes.
12. September 2019, 22:06

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