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Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 24, 2018
Project: "Pete the Pom Inspector" B-24D in scale 1:48
1:48 B-24D Liberator (Revell 85-5625)1:48 B-24D/B-24H "Pete the Pom Inspector" (HAD HUN48151)
16. April at 09:33:00 Share
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Jens Peter, against fine cracks you have hsc-modell.ospan.de/product_info.php?products_id=27321, something in the closet, after all the trouble to disfigure or devastate a model with spatula, makes that at least for the colors again a useful surface ;)
25. April at 06:53:26
Peter Hardy Thanks Jen's, I will order some and see if it cures my model's illness!
25. April at 07:39:50
Jens Not the models are sick, we are that we do it again and again :D :D :D
25. April at 09:13:59
Michael Hickey Yeah, it really peeves me off, thanks for the link Jens, I ordered some from BNA down in Melbourne. Should be here by next Tuesday or Wednesday.
25. April at 11:34:59
Jens @ Michael, it is not a miracle weapon but it helps I paint thin layers and then sand it wet, for metal surfaces the optimal reason
25. April at 11:46:57
Peter Hardy Just placed an order with BNA myself. Thanks again Jens!
25. April at 12:58:47
Jens No thanks necessary, I'm glad if I can pass on some experience and make the models better than mine from the start :)
25. April at 13:24:23
Peter Hardy That's not likely!
25. April at 22:40:41
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April 24, 2018

Michael Hickey started the AeroMaster Nocturnal Birds of Prey Pt I (1:48)
1:48 Nocturnal Birds of Prey Pt I (AeroMaster 48-315)
 
Nocturnal Birds of Prey Pt I
AeroMaster 1:48
48-315
1997 | New tool
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24. April at 00:10:54 Share

April 23, 2018

Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 23, 2018
Project: 88mm FLAK 36 w/FlaK Artillery Crew in scale 1:35
1:35 88mm FLAK 36 w/FlaK Artillery Crew (Dragon 6260)
23. April at 03:01:20 Share
James C Pretty cool Mike. How was the kit?
23. April at 10:36:37
Michael Hickey It was an absolute pleasure to build, there's things that I could have done better but oh well, thanks for the comment.
23. April at 12:26:10
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Michael Hickey added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 1 with 12 images
 
23. April at 02:48:49 Share
Michael Hickey added the Academy Hawker Hunter FGA.9 (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 Hawker Hunter FGA.9 (Academy 2169)
 
Hawker Hunter FGA.9
Academy 1:48
2169
1997 | Changed parts
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23. April at 02:22:11 Share

April 21, 2018

Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 20, 2018
1:48 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 (Tamiya 61050)
13. April at 10:24:03 Share
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Michael Hickey Jens it's the mistakes we make that help us improve with each kit.
Thanks Spanjaard. I've got another 1 or 2 that I've got to finish off as well.
21. April at 09:37:22
Jens let's say, the mistakes that have the basis, we should discover as eggs at Easter, correct, but is beautiful, the egg at Easter we are looking alone, the models are built by many and examined, unfortunately not always correct, but in the end we make from 1000 suggestions our unique, a model like your Bf 109 E, on which you can be very stoltz, nice little extras and a successful paint make it to beauty
21. April at 09:52:03
Michael Hickey Thanks Jens.
21. April at 12:12:54
Rene Scheiblich Nice 109 Michael!

Is that a flycrap on the starboard guncover? How long did she wait for her finish? :D
21. April at 13:21:35
Timothy Heimer I Like it! Looks good. I have found it best to do what you like and not mind the rivet counters, because of all the different opinions that are out there. Be it colors, options and time of vehicle, ect, most of the time these are rough estimates, sometimes there's facts, but just do the best you can.
21. April at 13:58:58
Michael Hickey Thanks Rene & Timothy, it sat for around 20 years and that is so true Timothy.
21. April at 16:15:24
Rene Scheiblich 20! years... wow. And only one speck... My Tomcat hung from the ceiling for about 2 and looked like every fly in the city had a dump on it. :D

Especially right with colours Timothy. Especially for (german) wartime machinery... I guess the industry was more concerned with getting any paint produced whether it was a nuance too dark or too greenish was secondary. Only my guess :)
21. April at 16:44:22
Timothy Heimer Believe it or not, doing Hollywood movie cars is just as bad! They change years, options, and colors! Sometimes they use up to 300 different cars!
21. April at 21:31:37
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Michael Hickey added the Verlinden Productions Swastikas Template in No to his wishlist
No Swastikas Template (Verlinden Productions 1394)
 
Swastikas Template
Verlinden Productions
1394
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April 20, 2018

Michael Hickey added the Aires Douglas A-4E/F Skyhawk - Cockpit set (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Douglas A-4E/F Skyhawk - Cockpit set (Aires 4109)
 
Douglas A-4E/F Skyhawk - Cockpit set (for Hasegawa)
Aires 1:48
4109
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20. April at 04:38:41 Share

April 17, 2018

Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 17, 2018
Project: Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-2 ZG1 in scale 1:48
1:48 Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-2 ZG1 (Revell 85-4164)
17. April at 08:17:40 Share
Michael Hickey Should have some paint on this one in the not to distant future.
17. April at 08:22:35
17. April at 11:05:17
Michael Hickey Grab a seat up front Sebastian, plenty of room. ;)
17. April at 11:51:04
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April 16, 2018

Michael Hickey added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 1 with 4 images
Consolidated B-24D Liberator
US Military US Army Air Forces (1941-1947)
467 BG, 8 AF 42-40370 / pete The Pom Inspecto
October 44
 
26. April 2017 at 03:40:28 Share
Michael Hickey The engine of the B-24D I hand painted, wings are now assembled and cockpit will get painted tomorrow. Then I'll close up the fuselage.
16. April at 15:35:14
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Michael Hickey added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 1 with 5 images
 
16. April at 13:34:23 Share
Michael Hickey added the Revell Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-2 ZG1 (1:48) to his stash.
16. April at 13:33:31 Share
Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstörer (Squadron/Signal Publications 1030)
 
Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstörer
In Action Nr. 1030
Jerry L. Campbell
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16. April at 13:23:34 Share
Michael Hickey added the Cutting Edge Modelworks Bf.110G-2/4's (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Bf.110G-2/4's (Cutting Edge Modelworks CED48046)
 
Bf.110G-2/4's
Cutting Edge Modelworks 1:48
CED48046
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16. April at 13:21:00 Share

April 15, 2018

Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 10, 2018
1:48 B-25G Mitchell (Accurate Miniatures 3432)1:48 B-25 Mitchell (Italeri 2650)1:48 Best Sellers Marauding Mitchells Pt.II (AeroMaster 48-684)
02. February 2017 at 13:26:35 Share
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Jens Yes Michael, there are pictures of Mistel with the Bf 109 F as the upper part, but usually because of the range enlargement of the hunters, a Fw 190 was selected in sharp use, in school machines that was not important. I also heard in the research on mistletoe, the gasoline procurement could also be a problem when the Bf 109 was also used, then had to be stored 1/3 more quantities of gas than stock, which at the time could also be a problem
13. April at 08:12:23
Michael Hickey Thanks for the info Jens, might make this one a wreck after the wars end. I've got 2 other Dragon Mistel kits with the 190, I've also got the Dragons 262/Ta 152 Mistel combo as well. Or at least I think it was a 262 on top can't quite remember.
13. April at 09:50:50
Jens Yes Michael, there was the project Mistl of Dragon as Me 262 (is in work :)), He 162 (dusty in the cardboard untouched) and Ta 154 (missing in my warehouse :(),
but where, as you should use with the Bf 109 more a Ju 88 C or A conversion, the early versions were all A models from collection points of the Air Force, rarely that such aircraft were made operational again, but as a spare part dispensers were in stock summarized
13. April at 10:12:04
13. April at 13:57:49
Clifford Keesler Looks like you are getting her there.
13. April at 23:32:59
Michael Hickey Yes Cliffy, she is done.

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I added a second album to this project of the completed build.
14. April at 04:09:42
Clifford Keesler Excellent job sir.
14. April at 23:48:54
Michael Hickey Thanks Cliffy.
15. April at 03:44:28
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April 14, 2018

Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 13, 2018
1:48 B-25G Mitchell (Accurate Miniatures 3432)1:48 B-25 Mitchell (Italeri 2650)1:48 Best Sellers Marauding Mitchells Pt.II (AeroMaster 48-684)
13. April at 04:41:56 Share
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Björn Svedberg It looks great! Very nice pictures.
14. April at 16:52:16
14. April at 17:27:15
Rene Scheiblich Again, nice work Micheal. Looks great, you can definitely see that she has a few hours on the clock; good job on the weathering.
But do I see an out-of-scale fingerprint in the port exhaust streak? ;P
14. April at 18:30:13
JOHN THOMAS Just outstanding work
14. April at 19:25:30
Erik Leijdens Fantastic result Michael!
14. April at 20:00:53
Michael Hickey Thank you all for your pleasant comments.
@Rene, didn't you know that's how I sign my work. ;)
14. April at 23:31:59
Rene Scheiblich Hehe a truly unique signature :D
14. April at 23:37:11
14. April at 23:38:30
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Michael Hickey added the Dragon Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet (Dragon 5504)
 
Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet
Dragon 1:48
5504
1992 | Changed ???
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14. April at 23:37:01 Share
Michael Hickey added the Dragon Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet (Dragon 5504)
 
Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet
Dragon 1:48
5504
1992 | Changed ???
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April 09, 2018

Michael Hickey added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 1 with 10 images
 
09. April at 17:31:39 Share
Michael Hickey This one was started over 20 years ago, I think it's time I got her finished, not much needs to be done, but I do need to find a spare center piece canopy for her.
09. April at 18:02:07
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April 07, 2018

Michael Hickey added the Eduard Mirage 2000D/N (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Mirage 2000D/N (Eduard 1123)
 
Mirage 2000D/N Limited Edition
Eduard 1:48
1123
2007 | Changed parts
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07. April at 06:34:24 Share
Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 06, 2018
Project: Worimi F/A-18A+ Hornet in scale 1:48
1:48 F/A-18A Hornet 'R.A.A.F. 77SQ 70th Anniversary' (Hasegawa 07361)1:48 F/A-18A Tail Stiffeners (Orion Models OMV48002)1:48 RAAF Worimi F/A-18 Hornet Paint Scheme 2016 (Ronin Decals RDS-087)
23. March at 06:55:18 Share
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Michael Phillips That really is just fantastic Michael, and being an in-flight build lover myself, I gotta say I love your presentation. Bravo!
06. April at 21:52:57
Rene Scheiblich Nice to see you have her all fixed up on a really striking display. Beautiful work mate!
06. April at 23:53:57
Peter Hardy I am impressed Mick. Even down to using the correct hand for the stand. Was that luck or good design?
07. April at 02:50:34
Michael Hickey Thank You gents, your comments are over whelming.
@Peter, actually I saw the Midnight Oils logo and thought I can use that, cover the base with paperbark and then do the dot painting in the same colors. My eldest daughter supplied me the use of her hand and then she fixed it up before I cut it out of a piece of MDF.
07. April at 04:06:01
Peter Hardy The right hand gives and the left takes.
Great idea well executed. Thanks you for building it.
07. April at 05:05:27
Michael Hickey I did not know that, I'm pleased that I stayed focused on this project to get her finished. Plus Tammy was always asking when I was going to do this scheme.
07. April at 05:24:15
Peter Hardy Mate, means a lot to us so thanks.
07. April at 05:57:27
Michael Hickey Hey Peter, from the sounds of it, you like my partner Tammy have Aboriginal blood running through your veins.
07. April at 06:15:16
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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
Junkers Ju 88 (Squadron/Signal Publications 1113)
 
Junkers Ju 88 Part 2
In Action Nr. 1113
Brian Filley
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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
Junkers Ju 88 (Squadron/Signal Publications 1085)
 
Junkers Ju 88 Part 1
In Action Nr. 1085
Brian Filley
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07. April at 06:10:33 Share
Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
Mistel (Classic Publications 7)
 
Mistel German Composite Aircraft and Operations 1942 - 1945
Luftwaffe classics Nr. 7
Robert Forsyth
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07. April at 06:09:59 Share
Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
Junkers Ju 88 (Dai Nippon Kaiga 20)
 
Junkers Ju 88
Aero Detail Nr. 20
Shigero Nohara, Masato Tanaka
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07. April at 06:08:39 Share
Michael Hickey added the AeroMaster Ju-88 Collection Pt. I (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Ju-88 Collection Pt. I (AeroMaster 48-172)
 
Ju-88 Collection Pt. I
AeroMaster 1:48
48-172
1997 | New tool
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07. April at 06:08:28 Share
Michael Hickey added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 0
 
07. April at 05:44:02 Share
Michael Hickey added the Roden Gloster Gladiator Mk.l (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Gloster Gladiator Mk.l (Roden 408)
 
Gloster Gladiator Mk.l
Roden 1:48
408
2002 | New tool
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07. April at 05:42:54 Share
Kerry Cox@Michael Hickey
Well, it's true Michael. Your work is so easy to look at and be inspired by. No wonder you are as successful as you are. Salute my friend. :) :)
06. April at 00:57:00 Share
Michael Hickey Thank You kindly my friend. My Hornet should be finished soon, I just have to scratch build the bird slicers, and I think you will be surprised with this one. ;)
06. April at 05:58:34
Kerry Cox You always surprise me Michael. :)
You always make it look so easy to do. hahahaha :)
Do you still get access to the air base at Williamstown for getting visuals. ?
I still have the ok to visit either Oakey or Amberley if need be, but with all the 'dramas' in the world, it is on the 'wait and see' from the boffins there, but, I live in hope. There is still not really all that much close up reference material on Australian hardware around. Something I hope will change soon.
06. April at 10:58:19
Michael Hickey Nah, not as much anymore. If you need some nice detail shots of an updated F/A-18 Legacy Hornet I'm sure I've got one or two on my external drives. When I was at Temora a few years ago I got nice and personal with one of our retired Canberras and next to a 2 OCU F/A-18. So just let me know and I'll get something to you. Oh, I even have some useful shots of our first F-35 when she was in Avalon last year.
06. April at 13:50:28
Kerry Cox Michael. Good to know mate. Especially the F-35 as I have the Kitty Hawk 1/48 of the beast with all the brass add on's and I would love to get some info on it. in particular, the external colour scheme. My email is oldsalty24@gmail.com if you have a sample or two you could pass on. ?
Thanks in advance mate.
Kez.
06. April at 14:22:06
Björn Svedberg Hey guys, this conversation is public. It's very nice to read, but perhaps you should not publish your email-address on it ;)
06. April at 14:27:47
Kerry Cox All is good Björn , As I wouldn't mind others saying g'day. And thank you for your concern.
06. April at 16:11:12
Michael Hickey No worries Kerry, I'll gather up some images later this morning.
07. April at 03:03:12
Kerry Cox Michael. I just opened up my mail box and bingo.!
Thanks a million mate, much appreciated and will be most helpful when I get it back on my bench.
Cheers mate.
Kez
07. April at 04:07:34
Michael Hickey No problemo.
07. April at 05:19:56
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April 06, 2018

Michael Hickey added the Dragon Junkers Ju 88A-6 Balloon Cutter (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Junkers Ju 88A-6 Balloon Cutter (Dragon 5513)
 
Junkers Ju 88A-6 Balloon Cutter
Dragon 1:48
5513
2007 | Changed parts
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