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Michael Hickey added the Furball Aero-Design F-4B Phantom II Bravo MIG Killers Pt 1 (1:48) to his stash.
18. September at 01:59:44 Share
Michael Hickey added the Aerobonus F-4B/N/J/S US Navy pilot & operator w/ ejection seats (1:48) to his stash.
18. September at 01:57:44 Share
Michael Hickey added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 0
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18. September at 01:55:09 Share

September 16, 2018

Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 16, 2018
Project: F-4E Phantom II Hellenic Air Force in scale 1:48
1:48 F-4E Phantom II '30th Anniversary' (Hasegawa 07208)1:48 F-4E/F Phantom II Cockpit Set (Aires 4126)1:48 F-4E/F/G/J/EJ/S Phantom II Exhaust Nozzles (Aires 4118)
04. September at 14:45:09 Share
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Michael Hickey Thank You Gentlemen for all your encouraging words.

@Patrick, in one of my Hasegawa F-4E kits in comes in the form of P.E. I've kept it on the fret, when I want to reproduce it I tape down the fret to a piece of .005" though plastic sheet. First I trace around the edge with a sharp pencil, then I'll get my tool that looks like a steel pencil but has a sharp point in the end of it, and trace around it again. The I unmask it from the plastic sheet and cut it out carefully with scissors. Marking it with the steel point makes it easier for the scissors to follow the marked line. Then you just simply glue it in place.
05. September at 02:10:16
Michael Hickey Today I'll add some Milliput, while that is drying I'll make a mold of one of the GBU-8 HOBO's I have. I'll cast a couple of those tomorrow as these will be the weapons I'll put on the inner pylons. I'll try to keep this project moving at a steady pace, I'm very keen to get her to the paint shop. :)
05. September at 02:16:59
Patrick Hagelstein Thanks for the tip!
05. September at 03:37:22
Michael Hickey No problem.
05. September at 10:51:29
Michael Hickey After having a short break from this beast I've finally got the bulk of her painted, next comes the gloss coat of Future, then decals.
16. September at 09:16:12
Lode Schildermans Michael,I love those tiny details in the cockpit and auxiliary intakes. Nice work
16. September at 10:00:09
Maciej Bellos Following!
16. September at 11:18:29
Michael Hickey Thanks Mates.
16. September at 11:31:02
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September 11, 2018

Michael Hickey added the Zvezda "Polite People" (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 "Polite People" (Zvezda 3665)
Modern Russian Infantry
"Polite People" (4 figures + cat)
Zvezda 1:35
3665
2015 | New tool
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11. September at 12:06:02 Share

September 10, 2018

Michael Hickey added Akan to his list of favorite colors
10. September at 00:42:25 Share
Michael Hickey added Future to his list of favorite colors
10. September at 00:42:25 Share
Michael Hickey added Hataka Hobby to his list of favorite colors
10. September at 00:42:25 Share
Michael Hickey added Meng Color to his list of favorite colors
10. September at 00:42:25 Share
Michael Hickey added MIG Productions to his list of favorite colors
10. September at 00:42:25 Share
Michael Hickey added The Scale Modellers Supply (SMS) to his list of favorite colors
10. September at 00:42:25 Share
Michael Hickey added Vallejo Metal Color to his list of favorite colors
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Michael Hickey added Vallejo Model Air to his list of favorite colors
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Michael Hickey added Vallejo Surface Primer to his list of favorite colors
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Michael Hickey added Winsor & Newton to his list of favorite colors
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September 07, 2018

Michael Hickey added the PlusModel German Ammunition & Medical Containers (1:48) to his stash.
07. September at 02:50:31 Share
Michael Hickey added the PlusModel Deutsche Munitionskisten WWII mit Decals (1:48) to his stash.
07. September at 02:50:23 Share

September 04, 2018

Michael Hickey started the Hasegawa F-15E Strike Eagle (1:48)
1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle (Hasegawa 07008)
 
F-15E Strike Eagle
Hasegawa 1:48
07008 (P8)
1986 | New tool
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04. September at 16:28:05 Share

August 30, 2018

Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 27, 2018
27. August at 04:12:44 Share
Peter Hardy Don't call me when you need to move Mick. It'll be a case of Mick who?
27. August at 06:42:30
Michael Hickey Hey Peter don't talk to me about moving, our lease is up early next year and the missus wants a house with a couple of less bedrooms so siblings can't move back in with us. ;)
27. August at 07:28:16
Martin Oostrom You sure you are a builder and not a manufacturer?
Nice setup
27. August at 07:35:45
Lode Schildermans Wished I had that space for my models. Real nice Michael
27. August at 08:48:32
Peter Hardy You do have the space Lode. Plenty of it. Buy a tent and move the tin lids outside! Whoops! Bit too much Oz vernacular! Tin Lids = kids.
27. August at 09:39:33
Guy Great cabinets showing off some lovely models, you seem to be hyper organised! :)
27. August at 09:48:45
Peter Hardy It's Mrs Hickey, poor woman, slaves away working all day picking up Michael's mess!
27. August at 10:02:26
Michael Hickey Naaaah, Pete she slaves all day at work, while I sit and play, building all day. ;)

Martin, thanks, I make copies of all my aftermarket resin stuff because it's so much cheaper than buying it over and over again when I build for example like at the moment I've got 6 Academy F-4B's out. I don't want to buy 6 cockpit sets for them all so I buy 1 and mold it, then cast it 6 times and keep the original as a master. As an added bonus, when a product is no longer available on the market I've still got my originals. I got instructions off the net how to make a pressure pot from a paint pot, so I get perfect results every time.

Thanks Lode & Guy.
27. August at 11:20:33
Spanjaard that is really well organized! nice cave by the way. i need to get to learn casting and making resins one of this days... or maybe i will get a 3D printer :P
28. August at 22:54:24
Michael Hickey Hey Spanjaard, I looked at buying a 3D printer, I took a couple of pieces with me at the time to show them what I wanted to do, and the manager said I'd have to buy their top of the range 3D printer and even then he wasn't sure it would do the job. The cost of that printer was $2000, for the price of a printer like that molding & casting is a more economical option. Maybe in other countries where they have been available to the public longer the quality of the end result is better and the printers are cheaper. But I will say when molding & casting you need to build or buy a pressure pot for perfect results, with out it you will defiantly get air bubbles no matter how hard you try to avoid them. I must say though it is very rewarding mixing up a couple of liquid chemicals and pouring them into a mold, putting it in the pressure pot and 20 minutes later having a perfect copy. :)
29. August at 02:53:49
Spanjaard indeed Michael. Well, the 3D printer is a plan for the future... when quality is higher, prices are lower, and hopefully i have more cash to spare. i will probably try resin before the 3D printers are good/cheap enough :)
29. August at 09:39:14
30. August at 03:02:48
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August 28, 2018

Michael Hickey added the Ronin Decals Lockhed F-35A Lightning II - RAAF 3 Squadron (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Lockhed F-35A Lightning II - RAAF 3 Squadron (Ronin Decals RDS-139)
Lockhed F-35A Lightning II - RAAF 3 Squadron 2017 Rollout Scheme (for MENG)
Ronin Decals 1:48
RDS-139
2017 | New tool
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28. August at 02:59:44 Share
Michael Hickey added the Kitty Hawk Lockheed F-35A Lightning II (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Lockheed F-35A Lightning II (Kitty Hawk KH80103)
 
Lockheed F-35A Lightning II
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80103
2012 | Changed parts
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28. August at 02:57:55 Share

August 27, 2018

Michael Hickey added the Hasegawa F-4EJ KAI Super Phantom (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-4EJ KAI Super Phantom (Hasegawa 07207)
 
F-4EJ KAI Super Phantom
Hasegawa 1:48
07207 (PT7)
1994 | Changed decals
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27. August at 11:27:53 Share
Michael Hickey added the Hasegawa F-4EJ KAI Super Phantom (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-4EJ KAI Super Phantom (Hasegawa 07207)
 
F-4EJ KAI Super Phantom
Hasegawa 1:48
07207 (PT7)
1994 | Changed decals
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27. August at 11:27:51 Share
Michael Hickey added the Revell F-86D Dog Sabre (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-86D Dog Sabre (Revell 04553)
 
F-86D Dog Sabre
Revell 1:48
04553
2001 | Changed parts
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27. August at 11:27:42 Share
Michael Hickey added the Hasegawa Junkers Ju87B-2/U-4 Stuka w/Skid (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 Junkers Ju87B-2/U-4 Stuka w/Skid (Hasegawa 09171)
 
Junkers Ju87B-2/U-4 Stuka w/Skid
Hasegawa 1:48
09171 (JT111)
1995 | Changed parts
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27. August at 11:26:57 Share

August 24, 2018

Michael Hickey added the Eduard Hellcat Mk.I (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Hellcat Mk.I (Eduard 8435)
 
Hellcat Mk.I
Eduard 1:48
8435
2017 | Changed decals
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24. August at 03:03:21 Share
Michael Hickey added the Eduard GBU-8/B Hobos (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 GBU-8/B Hobos (Eduard 648169)
 
GBU-8/B Hobos
Eduard 1:48
648169
2015 | New tool
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24. August at 03:00:54 Share

August 20, 2018

Michael Hickey added the Aerobonus F-4B/N/J/S US Navy pilot & operator w/ ejection seats (1:48) to his stash.
20. August at 07:04:08 Share
Michael Hickey added the Academy F-4C (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-4C (Academy 12294)
 
F-4C "Vietnam War"
Academy 1:48
12294
2013 | Changed parts
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20. August at 07:03:47 Share
Michael Hickey added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 0
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McDonnell Douglas QF-4S Phantom II
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VX-30 Bloodhounds 107
Point Magu | September 2004
FS35237 FS36320 FS36375 FS12197 FS37038
 
16. August at 03:56:06 Share
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Michael Hickey Nothing wrong with a Phantom phetish, I just don't want to tell the missus I have these feelings towards Rhinos and Cats, she might think that I'm some sort of animalphile, ;) :)
17. August at 04:01:32
Glenn . O.K. You make it sound so dirty! Michael your secret is safe with me, I won't tell! To quote a famous saying (sort of) "I love the smell of JP-4 in the sunset!"
17. August at 04:40:27
Patrick Hagelstein :D Why do beautiful aircraft always have animal names? ;) Rhino, Cat, Falcon, Eagle, Jaguar, Tiger, Harrier, Hornet....
17. August at 04:41:24
Patrick Hagelstein aardvark, Pig! :)
17. August at 04:41:54
Glenn . Blackbird! Valkyrie?
17. August at 04:53:11
Michael Hickey The Hog deserves her name. ;)
17. August at 15:06:33
Bryn Crandell This looks like a party! Where's my beer?
17. August at 15:20:22
Michael Hickey BYO Bryn, and welcome to the show. After getting back from Sydney last night, this morning I'll do some tidy up work on my Hellenic F-4 hopefully I'll have some happy snaps for you guys of that one.
20. August at 03:07:03
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