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Greg Baker added the Hasegawa J35J Draken "Shin Kazama" (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 J35J Draken "Shin Kazama" (Hasegawa 64758)
Area-88
J35J Draken "Shin Kazama"
Hasegawa 1:72
64758
2017 | Changed decals
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18. February at 10:24:37 Share

February 14, 2018

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Future Boy Conan in scale 1:72
1:72 Falco (Aoshima 009451)
22. January at 04:48:17 Share
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Spanjaard masterpiece?
12. February at 14:13:30
Greg Baker Sorry... you have so many, so it might be hard to know which one... :D hetspanjaard
12. February at 14:29:44
Spanjaard you are extremely kind... i may be quite happy with my last few models, but certainly i will not call them masterpieces :) the best i have done maybe :)
12. February at 19:06:59
Greg Baker They're pretty darn close...
12. February at 23:02:26
Choppa Nutta very cute :)
12. February at 23:30:12
Spanjaard Thanks Greg. You are very kind
13. February at 12:03:05
Cortex i love this!
14. February at 05:04:04
Peter Hardy A Cortex portrait!! :-O
14. February at 06:35:23
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February 13, 2018

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: October 30, 2017
Project: My Neighbour Totoro in scale 1:72
1:72 Light Vehicles Of Allied & Axis During WWII (Academy 13416)
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Spanjaard well done Greg!
21. August 2017 at 20:00:03
Antonio De Girolamo I love this, really a stunning example of reuse of pieces... great Greg!!!
22. August 2017 at 16:01:11
Greg Baker Thanks! For the comment. As soon as I saw the donor kit, I kinda knew it was going to work... well, that's what I hoped!
22. August 2017 at 17:04:25
Mathew Nate I really like it!
12. February at 18:05:48
Greg Baker Thanks Mathew! I have a bunch of these little Miyazaki contraptions. They're mostly flying machines, but who can resist this little Daihatsu?! :D
12. February at 23:00:02
Spanjaard Nobody. It is simply fantastic
13. February at 12:03:53
Łukasz Gliński Lovely, it must be tiny
13. February at 12:14:49
Alec K Another awesome build, Greg
13. February at 15:46:57
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February 12, 2018

Greg Baker and Mathew Nate are now mates.
12. February at 23:00:13 Share

January 30, 2018

Greg Baker added the Hasegawa A-10 in 1:72 to his wishlist
1:72 A-10 (Hasegawa 64760)
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A-10
Hasegawa 1:72
64760
2018 | Changed decals
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30. January at 12:16:16 Share
Greg Baker added the Hasegawa J35J Draken "Shin Kazama" in 1:72 to his wishlist
1:72 J35J Draken "Shin Kazama" (Hasegawa 64758)
Area-88
J35J Draken "Shin Kazama"
Hasegawa 1:72
64758
2017 | Changed decals
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Greg Baker added the Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat "Micky Scymon" (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 F-14A Tomcat "Micky Scymon" (Hasegawa 64755)
 
F-14A Tomcat "Micky Scymon" Area 88
Hasegawa 1:72
64755
2017 | Changed decals
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January 26, 2018

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 15, 2018
Project: Porco Rosso in scale 1:72
1:72 Curtiss R3C-0 (FineMolds FJ2)1:72 Macchi M.52R (Vintage Models VM 72003)1:72 Savoia S.21 (FineMolds FJ1)
25. August 2017 at 19:15:55 Share
J W Got to be watching this beauty too!
26. August 2017 at 06:20:08
Greg Baker Yeah, well let's just hope I don't screw it up. This was in my "to tackle once I'm good enough" stash... and for some reason, I'm now cocky enough to believe I am... I'm just waiting to quickly and inevitably be proved wrong. :)

So I bought the Curtiss R3C-0 as well today..l just in case.

If it REALLY goes to hell, I'll just say I always wanted to build the Savioa S.21F instead... and that one will go in my "when I'm good enough" stash... ;)
26. August 2017 at 14:23:50
J W Just put on some of your favourite French/Italian crooning to listen to, sip on a glass of Chianti and let your undoubted mojo flow Greg ... but don't forget the odd photo for us mortals observe your progress and for Choppa suggest improvements !!!
27. August 2017 at 04:35:09
Choppa Nutta Popular plane to model recently I've noticed :)
27. August 2017 at 09:41:41
John Coverley Hi Greg. I built the 1/48 S21 and Curtiss a few years ago. I built the S21F a few months ago. (See my album)The build process for the 1/72 seems to be totally different from the 1/48. In 1/48th the cockpit is assembled and fitted to the floor. Then both items are fitted up into the 1 piece fuselage section. The hardest part was painting the figure of Fio.
11. November 2017 at 05:35:56
Greg Baker You're right, John. The build process is completely different. I've also notice that some of the paint callouts for the 1/72 are a bit different as well, so I've been following the 1/48 instructions as closely as possible instead. I had some arbitrary rule that I should only buy 1 version of the Savoia, so I chose the S.21... mainly 'cause I took one look at that Fio figure and panicked. :)

Anyway, I've got the fuselage all done up now and am i trying to figure out what's next. The wings, pontoons and most of the engine are assembled, but i'm debating the order of painting. Basically Red first? Or red after? There's a lot of red. ;)
13. November 2017 at 01:42:58
John Coverley In 1/48th, the wings,floats, and engine cowling fitted so well they could all be painted before assembly. I painted the red, white and green tricolori bits instead of using the decals.
13. November 2017 at 15:21:49
Greg Baker Scratchbuilt the canopy and added the rigging. All in all though, i'm pretty happy with the result.
15. January at 15:36:07
JOHN THOMAS Just out standing work
26. January at 15:27:59
Spanjaard very nice Greg
26. January at 16:25:34
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Project: Tintin 23: And The Picaros in scale 1:72
1:76 LWB Land Rover and Trailer [Hard Top] (Airfix A02324)
05. November 2017 at 11:50:58 Share
Martin Oostrom No comments up till now?
Your loyal follower checks in!
12. December 2017 at 09:34:23
Greg Baker Heh. This one was feeling a bit lonely. Nice to know I can count on my fan. ;)

After a couple of do-overs on the windows (I really have issues with CA glue and clear parts!) I finally got the windows stuck in place (and still clear,) using Future and a bit of a wedge. So now I've got the top on and can start finishing up the exterior.
12. December 2017 at 10:43:55
JOHN THOMAS Greg, More little cars very nice
26. January at 15:31:04
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January 22, 2018

Greg Baker added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 11 images
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December 25, 2017

Greg Baker added the FineMolds Savoia S.21F Folgore (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Savoia S.21F Folgore (FineMolds FJ4)
Porco Rosso
Savoia S.21F Folgore Idroplano da Caccia Sperimentale
FineMolds 1:72
FJ4 (FJ04)
2005 | Changed parts
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December 18, 2017

Greg Baker added the ICM Ki-10-II (1:72) to his completed kits.
1:72 Ki-10-II (ICM 72311)
 
Ki-10-II Japan Army Biplane Fighter
ICM 1:72
72311
201* | Changed box
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18. December 2017 at 14:29:53 Share
Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: December 18, 2017
Project: Porco Rosso in scale 1:72
1:72 Curtiss R3C-0 (FineMolds FJ2)1:72 Macchi M.52R (Vintage Models VM 72003)1:72 Savoia S.21 (FineMolds FJ1)
07. November 2017 at 23:36:25 Share
Greg Baker After what I had to shell out for the Vintage Models resin kit of a Macchi M.52 in 1/72, I decided to try to make a resin cast copy and work off that instead... it's more work because a) I have no pressure chamber, so there are bubble issues and b) I'll have to scratch some of the finer parts myself... but there's always putty for a) and I probably would've done b) anyway, right? :)

I spared you all the pics of the messy incompetent mold-making process, so we're skipping right to the part where I actually have copies to work from.
07. November 2017 at 23:44:19
Spanjaard i would have not mind the mold making process... never done a resin casting myself..... ;)
08. December 2017 at 07:14:00
Calvin Gifford Very nice!
08. December 2017 at 07:39:35
Greg Baker The resin casting wasn't hard, but there is a bit of a learning curve. The first molds I made, the wing moved around a bit in the clay and made the final product too thick. Bubbles are also an issue if you don't have a pressure chamber (like me), but luck, determination, putty and some sanding should take care of most of the problems.
08. December 2017 at 14:51:58
Spanjaard thanks Greg
08. December 2017 at 19:28:48
Greg Baker Wooo... I like the gold on red... made a few touch ups to the red fuselage and the white float undersides, then masked off and painted the gold bits and some green for the tail. Next up is the Propeller.
13. December 2017 at 03:34:19
Greg Baker Propeller and windscreen added. I used white glue for the windscreen, so we'll see how that works. Getting close to finished now. A bit of rigging, a touch up of red paint, a coat of future and a few decals left.
14. December 2017 at 10:50:47
Greg Baker Well, she's done. Ever had a model that had a cascade of errors? After getting the gold paint on, by accident I touched the fuselage and got a bit of gold flakes on the side. No big deal, right? I had to spray my Savoia S.21 the same colour, so I decided to give it a touch up. For some reason the paint didn't blend properly and I had a couple of greasy/shining spots which were way more visible that the few flecks of gold...

Then, I got the rigging on relatively easily, but not before splattering a few drops of CA glue against the right side of the fuselage. So I had to do a few touch ups again... which resulted in a bit of the masked gold parts to be a little less crisp. Oh well. But then I just HAD to add some light panel washing, didn't i?! Not only did it not work well, it wouldn't wash off and then, it started to take the red paint with it.

So, back to the drawing board and ANOTHER coat of red paint on the left wing tip... which didn't really work because the dark shadows still show through. And to make matters worse, an errant bit of masking tape ripped the round decal off the side!

Luckily with a bit of warm water and some persuasion I was able to get the backwards decal bit off the masking tape and back in position... only now is sevearl chunks. <sigh>

I'm almost scared to give it another dose of Future to seal on the decals. What ELSE could happen?! ;)
18. December 2017 at 04:43:28
Spanjaard CA has a tendency to stick to places and remain liquid and attach itself to where is will be move visible :P
18. December 2017 at 09:01:57
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December 12, 2017

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Tintin 16: Destination Moon in scale 1:72
1:72 Hiller UH-4 &quot;Commuter&quot; (Unicraft Models )1:72 Light Vehicles Of Allied &amp; Axis During WWII (Academy 13416)
09. November 2017 at 15:28:28 Share
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Roland Aßmann Hi, excellent scratchbuilding. I really love your Tintin (Tim und Struppi in Germany) models, a pleasure to lock at them and a journey back to childhood.
29. November 2017 at 17:38:25
Spanjaard excellent Greg!!
29. November 2017 at 18:11:33
Martin Oostrom The leaning rocket of Greg!
Very impressed by this.
29. November 2017 at 20:51:48
Greg Baker "the leaning rocket of Greg" - Bwahahahaha! It does lean ever so slightly because I misaligned one of the legs a bit. I tried to sand down the difference, but didn't want to change the shape, so it was very minimal. Oh, well. I'm happy enough. Thanks guys!
29. November 2017 at 23:09:52
Cuajete Good job, Greg. Congratulations!
01. December 2017 at 22:00:03
Greg Baker Thanks Cuajete!
01. December 2017 at 23:20:27
Greg Baker Just added a few final pics against the white backdrop... mainly to see how much she actually leans to one side. It doesn't look that bad (in fact barely noticeable) on the bookshelf... but I had to have photographic evidence to support my claim. :)
12. December 2017 at 08:53:22
Spanjaard Excellent, specially being scratch built
12. December 2017 at 11:25:52
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Project: Tintin 05: The Blue Lotus in scale 1:72
1:72 Ki-10-II (ICM 72311)
29. October 2017 at 08:07:36 Share
Martin Oostrom I say this one doesn't count. It's just an oob build with different paint ;)
29. October 2017 at 08:19:52
Greg Baker well... what if I make it into a two-seater... :)
29. October 2017 at 08:22:47
Martin Oostrom Convinced!
29. October 2017 at 08:23:17
Greg Baker Perhaps I don't know how to assemble bi-planes. I though I was smart, I drilled out the holes for the wings and struts. But as soon as there was paint involved it all started sliding around and I ended up screwing my my paint job something fierce. :(

At least the front air vent worked more or less as I envisioned it.
26. November 2017 at 07:15:25
Spanjaard biplanes can be tricky.... i am sure it will work out at the end :)
26. November 2017 at 09:33:19
Martin Oostrom Biplanes should be assembled first and painted later. Otherwise you end up with your lesson learned ;)
A bracket can be useful as well.
Keep it up Master of the Tintin build
26. November 2017 at 11:52:46
Greg Baker I have to admit, I was regretting my mistake and came very close to just smashing the whole thing in frustration. Anyway, I got it glued together... and I didn't even look at it today. When the dust settles, I'll make a closer inspection and see what needs to be (or can be) fixed. I should've just waited for Uwe to do this one first so I could just copy his lead. Bi-planes (and TIE fighters) are his safety zone.
26. November 2017 at 16:34:58
Martin Oostrom I'm sure you'll make a perfect recovery
26. November 2017 at 18:51:36
Martin Oostrom Job well done!
08. December 2017 at 08:53:21
Greg Baker I'm glad I didn't throw it out during a bout of despair. The glue catastrophe was mostly repaired and the paint has more or less recovered. Getting red dots and the rising sun tail on it has boosted my morale considerably for some reason.
08. December 2017 at 14:58:36
Greg Baker Ok. She's done.

I used some steel wire for the rigging as I was really just too lazy to try anything else - especially after I burned myself trying something tricky with some monofilament line and ended up with a blob of plastic napalm on my thumb. It would just about be perfect for 1/48 scale though... if I was in to that sort of thing... ;)
12. December 2017 at 08:57:02
Spanjaard Nice job, Greg
12. December 2017 at 11:24:17
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December 08, 2017

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: December 08, 2017
Project: Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro in scale 1:72
Scratchbuilt
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Patrick Hagelstein Whow! That is cool! I like the push toy, ideal for 1/72 dioramas.
17. October 2017 at 03:21:16
Greg Baker Rv - I added a new pic of the beginning of plan "b"... smaller wheels!
17. October 2017 at 18:17:35
17. October 2017 at 19:52:56
Greg Baker Ok.. I admit it. I just couldn't get the Fiat 600 to look enough like the 500... so I'm declaring a do-over - this time with a real Fiat 500 shell. New master (courtesy of an ancient PEZ toy), new mold and a new resin cast victim. Luckily now I know what I'm doing... yeah right!
16. November 2017 at 05:52:08
JOHN THOMAS Greg, nice casting work. Keep up the good work.
16. November 2017 at 14:17:37
Spanjaard amazing....
20. November 2017 at 14:05:43
08. December 2017 at 08:50:26
Greg Baker I'll be really happy if this one works the way I imagine it. The car is such an iconic piece of the movie and is pretty much adorable besides. I just hope I can do it justice.
08. December 2017 at 14:56:32
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Project: Tintin 21: The Castafiore Emerald in scale 1:72
Scratchbuilt
16. November 2017 at 05:43:41 Share
Greg Baker There aren't a lot of options for vehicles from this Tintin album (since it's basically a "mystery in a locked room" story). However, I think the most iconic is the Peugeot 403 taxi that finally delivers the Milanese Nightengale away from Marlinspike Hall (aka Moulinsart). The base is the shell from an old Peugeot 403 plastic toy. Pretty rough, but some resin casts will give me a few swings at this one. There will be a roofrack added and the trunk will be opened, but I'm debating if I should try to open one (or more) of the doors as well. Any opinions?
16. November 2017 at 05:58:09
Spanjaard if you have several ones to try, is worth trying to open the doors, certainly.
16. November 2017 at 23:57:42
JOHN THOMAS Hey Greg, were do you fine these little cars? Great casting job also
17. November 2017 at 14:40:41
Greg Baker Thanks John. The little cars are just old PEZ-type plastic toys that I found on eBay. It takes a bit of checking to make sure they're actually 1/72 scale since a lot of them are actually 1/87 or 1/64 scale. Once I have the shell though, I do a resin cast and then scratch build the chassis and interior details.
18. November 2017 at 00:29:10
JOHN THOMAS Very nice
18. November 2017 at 04:54:42
Calvin Gifford Great job!
08. December 2017 at 07:40:52
Martin Oostrom Very nice Greg. Said it before: love your work
08. December 2017 at 08:32:22
Greg Baker Thanks Calvin and Martin! I finally got the shell to sit properly on the chassis, so it's starting to come together now.
08. December 2017 at 14:55:01
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December 01, 2017

Greg Baker
Is there a section where we can report an affiliate vendor? I ordered several kits from https://modelhobbies.co.uk and did not receive them and had very little in the way of communication with the vendor. After a search, it seems there are a great many people who have experienced the same problem I have. Usually I'm a little more careful in making my online purchases, but as a scalemates affiliate, I felt a (false) sense of security...
06. November 2017 at 09:58:48 Share
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Greg Baker Yeah. The shipping date on the box was November 13... so another week after my initial post (which makes the other two weeks for shipping normal speed). I believe they will eventually fill orders, but just not quickly (or when they tell you they have) and not in great condition, and don't expect any customer service.
28. November 2017 at 23:46:22
Dave Morris I still have four kits outstanding :(
29. November 2017 at 01:01:05
Greg Baker Good luck! To add salt on the wound though, I discovered that I mis-ordered the 1937 Opel Olympia instead of the 1938 that I intended to. I wish I could blame ModelHobbies for that one... but it's all on me.
29. November 2017 at 03:13:36
Stilicho I've been using them for years and yes just this year I've had problems. Kits not included with rest of order, another substituted. Most usually sorted eventually. I'm currently waiting for one which was allegedly posted on the 16th October. I was told that it would be due October 22-29, which is absurd given that the average time for postage from the UK is a fortnight. It's now November 30 and I'm still waiting.
30. November 2017 at 08:36:37
Greg Baker I wonder if something changed recently? I ordered a kit from them a little over a year ago, arrived no problem... so I wasn't prepared for any issues? Just out of curiosity, have the people who've had problems ordered off their website directly, or via eBay? I've heard that the eBay feedback system keeps them more focused as a mass of red negative feedbacks will likely hurt their sizeable online business model. I ordered off the website, and didn't really get much of a reply until I took my plight to the the masses here at Scalemates.
30. November 2017 at 09:26:35
Stilicho In my case, the most recent one was ordered off E-bay. But ,yes, I think something has changed recently.
30. November 2017 at 10:02:22
Cuajete I had problems in Modelhobbies online store. Ever I usually bought in eBay and never had problems. I compare stock in online store with eBay. If there are stock as much eBay as online store, I buy in Modelhobbies site. If there isn't stock in eBay I don't purchase in Modelhobbies online store although there is stock in Modelhobbies online store. Sorry for my bad english.
01. December 2017 at 22:11:21
Stilicho My eBay problem is now sorted. I'm pretty sure hat they don't keep everything on-site but order in on receipt of order which can lead to problems with out of stock at manufacturers
01. December 2017 at 22:36:45
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November 28, 2017

Greg Baker added the ICM I-1 (IL-400b) (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 I-1 (IL-400b) (ICM 72051)
 
I-1 (IL-400b)
ICM 1:72
72051
200x | Changed ???
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28. November 2017 at 11:28:59 Share
Greg Baker added the ACE Olympia in 1:72 to his wishlist
1:72 Olympia (ACE 72505)
 
Olympia Staff Car mod.1937 (cabriolet)
ACE 1:72
72505
2012 | New tool
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28. November 2017 at 11:27:33 Share
Greg Baker added the ACE Olympia in 1:72 to his wishlist
1:72 Olympia (ACE 72505)
 
Olympia Staff Car mod.1937 (cabriolet)
ACE 1:72
72505
2012 | New tool
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Greg Baker added the ACE Olympia (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Olympia (ACE 72506)
 
Olympia Staff Car mod.1937 (saloon)
ACE 1:72
72506
2013 | Changed parts
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Greg Baker added the RPM Ford T M.M.G.S (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Ford T M.M.G.S (RPM 72102)
 
Ford T M.M.G.S
RPM 1:72
72102
200x | Changed parts
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28. November 2017 at 11:25:30 Share

November 16, 2017

Greg Baker added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 13 images
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Scratchbuilt
 
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November 09, 2017

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Tintin 04: Cigars of the Pharaoh in scale 1:72
1:72 Alfa Romeo 12c/312 (Minairons Miniatures 20GPR003)1:72 de Havilland DH 80A Puss Moth (Omega Models 72373)1:72 Hawker Hart B.4 (AZ model AZ7225R)
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Greg Baker All done. Might've gone a bit overboard with the dark wash. It doesn't look too bad in person, but those photos really enhance it. Partially a lighting issue, but still. Oh, well. Good enough is good enough!
06. November 2017 at 00:35:25
Martin Oostrom And it sure looks good
06. November 2017 at 08:10:41
Spanjaard beautiful!
06. November 2017 at 08:25:28
Greg Baker Just when I thought it was done... I decided that it looked "empty" on the Tintin shelf next to the armoured car, two jeeps (and a motorcycle). Everyone else had a diorama-ette base... and I just happened to have some extra angel clay...

It'll take a few days for the clary to dry out and shrink to final size. This time I plane to paint it and see how that works...
07. November 2017 at 23:49:51
Thomas Bischoff well done!
09. November 2017 at 16:23:25
Greg Baker Thanks Thomas! I had to make a last second repair on it, but you can't really notice. Some bright spark on a Tintin forum mentioned that the Alfa Romeo-like car in the comics only has one exhaust pipe. So I quickly tore one off, filled the holes and painted over it. D'oh!
09. November 2017 at 16:30:39
Thomas Bischoff ... you do go the extra mile! The car is really gorgeous
09. November 2017 at 16:31:56
Greg Baker Heh. Thanks! I have to admit though, having to tear it off was a lot easier than suddenly finding out at the end that I should've built two. In that case I would just leave the "good side" showing. ;)
09. November 2017 at 17:13:59
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Project: Tintin 05: The Blue Lotus in scale 1:72
1:72 Ki-10-II (ICM 72311)
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Spanjaard you are not the only Tintin builder now... have a look at Uwe Kaeding
01. November 2017 at 08:16:21
Martin Oostrom There are more people with this idea: SCM Search: tintin
01. November 2017 at 13:13:43
Greg Baker Now, admittedly, most of the projects on that list are mine (well, ideas stage anyway). Still, I've haunted lots of Uwe's and Mike Grants builds. Those guys know what they're doing!
01. November 2017 at 15:01:42
Greg Baker Alright... so this one is now done! I'm pretty happy since it was a 100% scratch build... even the wheels are modified resin casts off an Academy 1/72 MiG-21. My ONE regret is that I screwed up the rivets. When I first poked the holes, the little ridge of plastic that was pushed up created a very nice rivet effect. However, I accidentally poked too hard and pushed in the front plate in the process. So I had to fix that with some more putty and glued and in the process of sanding I managed to take off several of the rivet heads. So I decided to err on the side of uniformity and sanded all the rest down too (except the doors). Sigh... the holes just aren't the same... oh, well.
07. November 2017 at 23:56:23
Spanjaard i think you should be proud of it :)
08. November 2017 at 02:01:07
Thomas Bischoff I agree with Spanjaard - beautifully scratchbuilt!
09. November 2017 at 16:22:16
Miro Herold somewhat newly! Japs are there still too few.
09. November 2017 at 16:39:43
Greg Baker Looks like you've built some great ones Miro. I'm also working on a Ki-10... so that's one more!
09. November 2017 at 17:12:06
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November 08, 2017

Greg Baker added the Hasegawa A-1H Skyraider (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 A-1H Skyraider (Hasegawa BP103)
 
A-1H Skyraider South Vietnamese Air Force
Hasegawa 1:72
BP103 (51463)
1997 | Changed decals
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November 07, 2017

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Tintin 22: Flight 714 to Sydney in scale 1:72
1:72 HU-16B Albatross (Revell 4380)1:144 B-1 Bomber (Lindberg 70544)1:288 Space Shuttle/747 Transport (Academy 12708)
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Spanjaard ha ha ha. some people are too.... dogmatic :P
20. October 2017 at 07:34:50
Greg Baker Now that's a good word to use. :)
20. October 2017 at 07:43:50
Choppa Nutta ... Well I for one love this kind of crazy :D
20. October 2017 at 09:46:06
Gavin Snowdon Huge fun!!! massive grins here.
20. October 2017 at 10:01:30
Martin Oostrom Love it. Others are just jealous ;)
20. October 2017 at 10:31:15
Peter Jenssen Looks cool, I love the Tintin stuff.
Always wanted to make a model of l'Icorne myself...
20. October 2017 at 11:08:08
Greg Baker After much humming and hawing, I've decided I need to cheat a bit on the cockpit. I knew the nose was a bit sharper than it should be, but it would require major, life-threatening surgery to try and fix... so we'll just have to live with it as-is. But by consequence, the cockpit is really too narrow for a 1/72 3-man crew. I guess i'll Just have to use the 1/144 seats that came with the kit. So, in that case, the cockpit will rudimentary and I plan to try and tint the windows to obscure vision. I usually hate blacking out the windows, but oh well.... just nobody tell Choppa it's out of scale... ;)
07. November 2017 at 23:32:56
Spanjaard it will look fantastic at the end :)
07. November 2017 at 23:35:45
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November 06, 2017

Greg Baker added the Omega Models de Havilland DH 80A Puss Moth in 1:72 to his wishlist
1:72 de Havilland DH 80A Puss Moth (Omega Models 72373)
 
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