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Project: The Haunted Tank
1:72 Light Tank Stuart Mk.1 (Minicraft Hasegawa 703)1:32 ACW Confederate General Staff (Chintoys CHT014)1:72 M4A3 (76) W Tank (Trumpeter 07226)2+
22 | 15. October 2020, 03:37
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David Turcotte
Progress is good!
13. January, 14:20
Greg Baker
Thanks David! The tank itself is basically done now. Besides painting the driver, there's only one little thing left to figure out. The figures are coming along as well. I got a tip to stiffen up the soft vinyl plastic using some varnish. The resin figures didn't quite pan out, but I've got one more trick up my sleeve hopefully.

Also, like to make a shout out to fellow mate in scale, docaebee for giving me a bottle of his homemade "Doc's Decal Solution" before I left Korea. Stuff worked like a charm getting ancient white star decals to lay down and stay down.
13. January, 16:06
Tom ...
Greg, it really looks great! Well done!
15. January, 10:24
Greg Baker
Ok... a bit more ghosty now. I decided that the ghost should be a bit more stand alone because there's a pretty good chance I'll also build the Jigsaw Tank and the M4 Sherman versions of the Haunted Tank too. Anyone got a suggestion for a reasonably priced 1/72 Sherman? ;)
19. January, 07:32
Spanjaard
very ghosty indeed :)
19. January, 08:36
Greg Baker
Ok. The more I thought about it... the more I wanted to include the other two Haunted Tanks in this project. After the M3 is destroyed, the team moves on to build a Jigsaw Tank. That one is later destroyed as well and the team takes over an M4 Sherman (much to the chagrin of their ghost-in-residence).

The Jigsaw tank is the bigger challenge. The chassis is from a T-34 (I was going to get a Zvezda, but found a Trumpeter box on the shelf instead) but what really put it over the top was deciding to go with the M24 Pershing turret. I have a turret leftover from my Blue Tintin Moon tank project, and it looks enough like the Jigsaw Tank's that I think I'll be happy with just a bit of modification.

I had thought I'd need the turret from a M42 Walker, but given there's only one (relatively expensive) option, I was hesitant. Once I realized I could dip into the spares box... there was nothing left to hold me back. ;)
23. January, 23:04
Tom ...
Well Greg. it's simple... what you start, you got to finish. It's the modelers' code!... i.e., we expect nothing less! :)
24. January, 08:56
Greg Baker
Thanks Tom. Well work is under way on the Jigsaw Tank, and I started a new album to go with it. The Haunted Tank (Jigsaw Tank) | Album by strobez (1:72)
24. January, 16:14
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Ok. This should work. In the main reference pic there’s only four bogie wheels. However, a) the number of wheels varied,...
Project: The Haunted Tank
1:72 Light Tank Stuart Mk.1 (Minicraft Hasegawa 703)1:32 ACW Confederate General Staff (Chintoys CHT014)1:72 M4A3 (76) W Tank (Trumpeter 07226)2+
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Spanjaard
looks nice
21. January, 16:47
Daniel Klink
Ah it develops as well as expected here
21. January, 18:37
Daniel Klink
Hm,with the putty i must say i just needed a bit to fill a very small gap under the belly

21. January, 18:39
Greg Baker
I had a bit of trouble with the underwing "arm pits" but I was also very careful about the alignment on the belly, so I was a bit unwilling to shove the wings closer together. Overall the fit was very good. No complaints.
21. January, 21:46
Łukasz Gliński
Damn, that colour reminds me I got a Fh-104 "Hallore" kit for Xmas :D
22. January, 08:24
Lode Schildermans
OMG, this is going to be a beauty
22. January, 19:30
Joshua Strong
Looking Good!

I had this kit and gave it away again.

Need a compressor for my air brush to mottle...
24. January, 04:23
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Daniel Klink
Hi there, i'll take my seat too
17. November 2020, 13:53
Erik Leijdens
Interesting subject!

Fabulous boxart on the Academy kit btw..
17. November 2020, 13:57
Greg Baker
Okay... let's try this again, now with an Academy Bf 109-G... ;)
19. November 2020, 07:33
Matthew A
Cue the popcorn
19. November 2020, 20:28
Greg Baker
Does anyone know where I put the Eduard PE fret that I supposedly have in my stash? Scalemates says I have one... but I can't find it. Usually I keep them in the kit box, but this one is nowhere to be found. Hmmm...
21. November 2020, 07:39
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Matthew A
I wish you good hunting finding the pe. I have two boxes full of 109s but still find bits and pieces all over the place
21. November 2020, 11:26
Joshua Strong
Good start Greg...
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Łukasz Gliński
Sad to point it out, but there's one inconsistency in the markings (I just spotted it) - the tail says USAAF and the top wing says USAF ;)
12. January, 08:08
David Januska
Nice flight above the clouds. Perfect result .
12. January, 11:19
Greg Baker
Good eyes Łukasz. However, in my defence, that's what it says in my reference image (the header on the project page). I actually did know it was wrong, but decided to go with it for two reasons - a) because it's the reference image, and b) I had USAF decals ;).

The Roundel in the reference image is wrong too I believe (not a WWII marking), but I compromised with one that had a red stroke around the outside (which I think is still WWII) but not with the red USAF bar in the middle.

I blame Irv Novak for not doing his homework when he drew the issue. ;)
12. January, 14:32
Łukasz Gliński
Sure, understandable. I'm curious what is the little black button/switch for? ;)
12. January, 15:16
Greg Baker
That's the button for the propellor. Hold it down... it spins~
12. January, 16:59
12. January, 18:26
Slavo Hazucha
That spinning propeller de´finitely looks better than a photoshopped one! ;)

And the cloud looks pretty heavenly too!
14. January, 22:20
Joshua Strong
Impressive

A mustang is one of favourite planes!
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3 | 3. October 2017, 14:03
Greg Baker
To celebrate the completion of the submarine, I decided to take a few group shots... and promptly knocked the Laputa Flapter off the edge. Luckily a bit of CA glue put the wing and one seatbelt back on in a jiffy. Whew!
3. October 2017, 14:05
Rv
Love it !
3. October 2017, 14:08
Greg Baker
Thanks! Haven't quite got the Lupin Fiat done yet, but your awesome build has inspired me to get it finished next.
3. October 2017, 15:27
JOHN THOMAS
Greg, very nice collection
7. October 2017, 13:05
Choppa Nutta
..... an utterly charming collection Greg !! :)
7. October 2017, 13:09
Greg Baker
Thanks gents. You were both instrumental to its creation. John helped me unlock an undiscovered interest in scratchbuilding as an alternative to resin/photo etched parts detailing... and Choppa for pushing me just enough to keep me from being satisfied with sub-par work. Without that bit of help, I doubt I would've been able to achieve even this modicum of success. :)
8. October 2017, 23:50
JOHN THOMAS
Thanks you Greg
9. October 2017, 12:52
Choppa Nutta
Your openness to input does you much credit Greg :)
9. October 2017, 13:54
Tim Heimer
Greg your imagination is amazing, as well as your work!
23. January, 14:32
Greg Baker
Hah! Thanks Tim! I actually forgot about this album. The Ghibli project family has grown since the last update here... and continues to grow!
23. January, 15:34
Guillaume Blanchet
Nice collection!
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Erik De Smet
Yes, Dinky Toys, Corgi Toys, Matchbox and Norev
5. January, 18:20
Greg Baker
Heh. Well this one is a Matchbox. So we're in good company. I got the basic interior done, but planning a few little upgrades... otherwise this would feel like cheating. ;)
6. January, 07:17
Erik De Smet
Any leds in the picture ?
6. January, 12:11
Cuajete
Nice second oportunity! I have several cars miniatures kept since I was child. This would be a oportunity to restore some of them. Following.
6. January, 12:27
Greg Baker
Hmmm... this doesn't feel like cheating anymore... now it's starting to get frustrating...
14. January, 04:23
Dominik Weitzer
interesting restauration ;)
14. January, 13:39
Greg Baker
So, I ended up stripping off all the paint and started over. This time I started off using Tamiya's metal primer which seemed to help the paint adhere. I also did a bottom coat of grey, sealed it with Future, and then added a top coat of red. I also sealed that one with Future before masking off for the chrome highlights. It didn't help me not to put a major scratch from the tip of my sharp tweezers... sigh...

I also had a bit of tape lift off from the mask, so I was always going to have to do some touch-ups anyway.
21. January, 18:05
Cuajete
Painting looks superb. Nice masking job
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Grumble grumble...
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1:72 Me262A-1/2 "Last Ace" (Academy 12542)1:72 WWII Luftwaffe Personnel (Airfix A01755)1:72 Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 (Academy 12467)1+
 
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Project: Modelling Man Cave
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39 | 27. August 2020, 05:16
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Erik De Smet
Filling the space in the walls with Rockwool insulation would greatly improve their fire behaviour, but it's a little late to do that now. Might be useful if Greg has more partitions to build in his house. After all, we do not want his beautiful Tintin collection destroyed by fire.
19. November 2020, 12:33
Choppa Nutta
This is why I thought sand might work as you only need to make a small hole at the top of each partition and pour it in, although it might be a bad idea for other reasons but it might be a useful and cheap fix ? :)
19. November 2020, 13:34
Greg Baker
Thanks Łukasz!

Also, Erik, the walls are filled with Rockwool insulation. You can see one of the bags in pic #4. :)
19. November 2020, 14:22
Donald Dickson II
I am pretty sure that much weight would bow the sheet rock and cause it to rip loose Choppa.
20. November 2020, 03:38
Choppa Nutta
I knew there would be a reason it was a bad idea !! :D :D :D
20. November 2020, 13:51
Chaz Gordon
For future reference, it's well worth the small extra cost to Use 90 Minute fire resistant Sheetrock. Here it's only about 40% more, and sheetrock is not that expensive, so it's only a small addition to the Project cost. Also, use steel 2x4s if you really want to be fireproof. (They're not that expensive, but a bit different to put together.)
22. November 2020, 16:12
Spanjaard
if you want to add more space to your Ikea Detolf, somebody seem to have done it quite nicely. see album
Completed | Album by Ondrej.Skarka
12. December 2020, 23:29
Nathan Dempsey
Thanks for that link Spanjaard. I've been looking at the Detolf.
13. December 2020, 00:59

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2 | 10. November 2020, 17:13

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1:72 Light Tank Stuart Mk.1 (Minicraft Hasegawa 703)1:32 ACW Confederate General Staff (Chintoys CHT014)1:72 M4A3 (76) W Tank (Trumpeter 07226)2+
 
4 | 2. September 2020, 05:05
Roland Gunslinger
Interesting combination of the inventory.
2. September 2020, 10:35
Greg Baker
Just wait... there's a plan... ;)
2. September 2020, 14:40
Alex K
Ok... He's back in action - in style! And with new comic-inspired modelling adventures! :)
2. September 2020, 17:10
Greg Baker
Haha! Not quite back in action... but I think I can manage a little tank build in between the home improvement projects. ;)
3. September 2020, 04:07

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Matthew A
Looks like you will now have room to display this
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Greg Baker
Yep. That's why I've waited until now to get it... it's a "welcome home" present to me.
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August 5, 2020

Greg Baker
My kit stash and modelling equipment is now floating on a ship in the Pacific Ocean, I traded The last of my semi-used supplies away, and I bought all the last-minute kits I could conceivably squeeze into my luggage. So, now I’m just scrolling through Scalemates to see all the cool projects my mates are up to, and plotting my own future projects. I’ve got a few “interlude” projects that I want to try... ones that require minimal tools/supplies, but I can’t decide what “real” project I want to tackle after the shackles of my move are off... I want to build them all at once! ;)
27. July 2020, 13:34
Łukasz Gliński
Don't we all share the same problem of wanting to build all kits "asap as possible"? ;)
27. July 2020, 13:51
Greg Baker
well, I didn't think I was alone in that... ;)
27. July 2020, 14:23
Spanjaard
god luck Greg!
5. August 2020, 08:46
Daniel Klink
Wish you all the best and keep yourself safe mate
5. August 2020, 08:53
Alex K
Best wishes for you and family, on this new start, Greg!
5. August 2020, 11:41
Alec K
Hopefully nothing gets lost or squished in transit...
5. August 2020, 11:56
Greg Baker
Thanks guys. I wrapped everything very carefully, but I'm sure my first few projects on Canadian soil will be repair jobs. I've had itchy fingers the last few weeks... but amazingly my stash seems to be growing. I'm pretty sure there will be a small tower of boxes waiting for me on my new (old) doorstep. :)
5. August 2020, 11:58
Roland Gunslinger
I wish you a smooth move! Good luck :)
5. August 2020, 13:42
bughunter
I now that whole-stash-built-at-once wish ;) Sometime I think about solutions of specific things 4 or 5 projects ahead, with the kit untouched in stash. I think it would be better to concentrate on a actual project.
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