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Greg Baker added the Minicraft Model Kits Douglas DC-3 in 1:144 to his wishlist
1:144 Douglas DC-3 (Minicraft Model Kits 4434)
 
Douglas DC-3 "Legends of Aviation"
Minicraft Model Kits 1:144
4434
1995 | New tool
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24. June at 19:30:33 Share

June 23, 2018

Greg Baker added the Fairy Kikaku Caudron C.R.714 Finnish Air Force in 1:144 to his wishlist
23. June at 09:35:15 Share
Greg Baker added the Petersplanes Arado Ar 196A in 1:144 to his wishlist
1:144 Arado Ar 196A (Petersplanes )
 
Arado Ar 196A
Petersplanes 1:144
2011 | New tool
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23. June at 09:31:16 Share

June 20, 2018

Greg Baker added the Revell Northrop F-5E Tiger II (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 Northrop F-5E Tiger II (Revell 03947)
 
Northrop F-5E Tiger II
Revell 1:144
03947 (80-3947)
2016 | Changed decals
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20. June at 20:47:27 Share
Greg Baker added the CC LEE F-20 Tigershark (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 F-20 Tigershark (CC LEE 02208)
 
F-20 Tigershark
CC LEE 1:144
02208
199* | Changed decals
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Greg Baker added the Revell F-14A Black Tomcat (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 F-14A Black Tomcat (Revell 04029)
 
F-14A Black Tomcat
Revell 1:144
04029 (80-4029)
2004 | New tool
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June 19, 2018

Greg Baker added the CC LEE F-20 Tigershark (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 F-20 Tigershark (CC LEE 02208)
 
F-20 Tigershark
CC LEE 1:144
02208
199* | Changed decals
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19. June at 07:03:52 Share
Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 17, 2018
Project: AREA 88: “The Bloody Screw” in scale 1:144
1:144 MIG-23 FLOGGER (Academy FI008)
10. June at 06:38:16 Share
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Hoodlum90 Looks great! I really like the base.
17. June at 18:42:19
Konrad Limmer Amazing work Greg! Really cool
17. June at 18:55:51
Martin Oostrom Mission completed. Well done (as usual)
17. June at 19:04:14
Greg Baker Thanks guys! Much appreciated... and I'm really glad someone likes the base. :)
18. June at 00:14:56
J W Oh Greg, you completed this project within your tight deadline mostly by not trying to do it 'perfectly'. Like I said before, a master ... of yourself! So, something else I've learned from my 'Mates here. Cheers
18. June at 12:13:54
Nils Steyaert nice work :)
18. June at 15:22:38
Donald Dickson II Wow! Well done! And that base is awesome! Great job all around especially considering the time constraint.
19. June at 04:09:38
Greg Baker Thanks guys! Voting has started in the GB, so wish me luck!
19. June at 07:00:43
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June 18, 2018

Greg Baker added the Ace Corporation F-14A Tomcat (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 F-14A Tomcat (Ace Corporation 1031)
 
F-14A Tomcat
Ace Corporation 1:144
1031
2011 | Changed decals
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18. June at 00:20:53 Share
Greg Baker added the Ace Corporation F-14A Black Tomcat (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 F-14A Black Tomcat (Ace Corporation 1029)
 
F-14A Black Tomcat
Ace Corporation 1:144
1029
2006 | Changed decals
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Greg Baker added the Academy MIG-23 FLOGGER (1:144) to his completed kits.
1:144 MIG-23 FLOGGER (Academy FI008)
Easy Kit
MIG-23 FLOGGER
Academy 1:144
FI008
2011 | Changed box
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18. June at 00:18:38 Share
Greg Baker added the Academy MIG-23 FLOGGER (1:144) to his completed kits.
1:144 MIG-23 FLOGGER (Academy FI008)
Easy Kit
MIG-23 FLOGGER
Academy 1:144
FI008
2011 | Changed box
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June 10, 2018

Greg Baker added the Dragon Grumman X-29 (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 Grumman X-29 (Dragon 4643)
 
Grumman X-29
Dragon 1:144
4643
2012 | New tool
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10. June at 06:53:42 Share
Greg Baker added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:144 | Albums: 1 with 25 images
 
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June 09, 2018

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 08, 2018
Project: AREA 88:"The White Swan" in scale 1:144
1:144 B-1 Bomber (Lindberg 70544)
18. October 2017 at 18:24:14 Share
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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
Greg Baker So... I declare a do-over!

I stalled out on the cockpit because I could never really get the 1/144 B-1 to look like a 1/72 scale private jet. So it sat and sat on the shelf of doom. Then, vowing to return to my stalled projects, I picked this one up and then, after remembering why I put it down... I decided to return it to the project I'd originally bought the kit for... Saki's B-1 bomber from the manga series Area 88.

Luckily I never throw away interesting bits of plastic. After a bit of a search, I found the bits I'd cut off in my spares box. A bit of glue and we're back in action!

I do still want to build the Carreidas jet... but I'll need some more planning on that one.
08. June at 18:54:34
09. June at 07:41:20
Martin Oostrom I object your honour. I reserved a seat for a Tintin build. Not some warmongering item!
:D
09. June at 08:53:22
Greg Baker Thanks Julian... as for you Martin... stay tuned. There are plenty more Tintin builds to come. I just really need to clear off my "shelf of doom" as it's starting to look like a graveyard. :)
09. June at 10:45:56
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June 08, 2018

Greg Baker added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:144 | Albums: 1 with 9 images
 
08. June at 18:41:37 Share

June 07, 2018

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 07, 2018
Project: Tintin 21: The Castafiore Emerald in scale 1:72
Scratchbuilt
16. November 2017 at 05:43:41 Share
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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
Greg Baker We're into the home stretch on this one now. Got the front grill made and installed. Had a little trouble with the headlights, but chances were not good that they would get better so I stopped playing with them while I was only a bit behind. Basically just finishing up the scratched up luggage/rack.
28. May at 02:19:54
JOHN THOMAS Hey Greg, Have you tried to light up your little cars? That would be cool, like your Big Bugs
28. May at 14:21:19
Greg Baker Thanks for the suggestion, John. I'm not sure I have the patience to try and light up one of these little cars. This one is now done, but the final steps to install the windows nearly destroyed the whole project. I had to repaint the shell 3 times because I kep buggering up the install and the paint around the windows was a mess. It was very difficult to get the front and rear windows to be just the right size/shape to fit snuggly and allow for the relatively serious curve.

Once they were in, everything else just came together. I suppose I should be glad since I was able to fix up some of the issues with the headlights in the process. In the end, I'm quite happy. It actually does look like a 1/72 scale Peugeot 403 to me.
07. June at 00:49:59
07. June at 02:51:16
Greg Baker Thanks Es-haq!
07. June at 10:14:10
Spanjaard it looks really good Greg, certainly
07. June at 12:18:14
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Greg Baker added the Academy MIG-23 FLOGGER (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 MIG-23 FLOGGER (Academy FI008)
Easy Kit
MIG-23 FLOGGER
Academy 1:144
FI008
2011 | Changed box
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07. June at 10:12:04 Share
Greg Baker added the Academy MIG-23 FLOGGER (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 MIG-23 FLOGGER (Academy FI008)
Easy Kit
MIG-23 FLOGGER
Academy 1:144
FI008
2011 | Changed box
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May 29, 2018

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 28, 2018
1:72 Gunship of the Valley of Wind (Bandai 0124909)1:20 Ohm with Nausicaä (Tsukuda Hobby GC-04)1:72 Sturmtiger (Eary Production) (Trumpeter 07274)
04. April at 05:44:21 Share
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Spanjaard Greg, maybe you could add a diagram of the circuits,components, etc. And the list of specific components. It would help to those who want to replicate
23. May at 10:22:24
Nam Soo Lee Oh, shit. so many LED works. lol
23. May at 15:18:20
Greg Baker That's a good idea Spanjaard. I've actually been working on a blog strobez.ca that features all my project builds in more detail so I was planning on giving detailed instructions of how I went about this project there. However, there's no reason I can't post the circuit diagram and components list (and arduino code) here for anyone who's interested.

Hey Nam Soo... check it out! I added two more LED lights. The settings are a bit off and need to be adjusted, but the proof-of-concept seems to work. I bought one of those cheapo plastic fibre optic lamps and started doing some surgery on it. The main problem is that it's not easy to bend the fibres without damaging the internal core that carries the light.

Youtube Video

23. May at 17:44:04
Spanjaard nice blog :)
24. May at 19:53:10
Greg Baker Thanks for visiting the blog Spanjaard!

Added just one update pic. I got the eyes installed and then I installed the feelers. It sounded so simple... I glued the ends of some fibre optics scavanged from a cheapo dollar store lamp to a couple of white LEDs, then drilled a bunch of tiny holes in the mouth piece and fed them through and painted them all with clear yellow Tamiya acrylic. What a nightmare in practice though.

My first attempt to glue the fibre optics to the LEDs using a clear bit of tube was a disaster. I used hot glue which was apparently hot enough to melt the fibres (Duh!). I used white glue on my second attempt but then feeding that mess of spaghetti through a bunch of holes was a real pain. The fibres are a bit brittle and prone to snapping off at the most inconvenient moments.

Oh, well. I got it done, not as many (or as bright) as I'd have liked, but fooling around any further would have led to dangerous levels of frustration and Ohmus may have been harmed in the process... and the likelihood of satisfactory success was remote. It is what it is. :)
28. May at 02:16:21
JOHN THOMAS Just more cool stuff, great work
28. May at 14:26:18
Peter Hardy More magic from the Mystic East!
28. May at 23:08:07
Spanjaard looking pretty good
29. May at 11:30:46
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May 21, 2018

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 19, 2018
Project: Tintin 08: King Ottokar's Scepter in scale 1:72
1:72 M3 Half Track & 1/4ton Amphibian Vehicle (Academy 13408)1:72 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 (Academy 01670)1:72 Olympia (ACE 72506)
20. March at 17:04:13 Share
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JOHN THOMAS Greg, very cool project and I really like your wood base
19. May at 13:35:49
Peter Hardy What makes you think we have it? Just because Kerry wears white cotton gloves to open a model box and wraps his sprues with glad wrap that doesn't make his OCD does it?
19. May at 13:43:56
Greg Baker Thanks John! I thought they deserved an upgrade from the Pringles tops... especially after the paint started falling off. ;)

As for Peter... the white gloves don't count, but painting all the pieces alphabetically does.
19. May at 17:35:47
20. May at 03:32:09
20. May at 06:22:04
Martin Oostrom Do you have any idea hoe hard it is to paint alphabetically when the parts are numbered? One needs a special conversion table for that!
20. May at 09:11:30
Peter Hardy Would you like me to send you a copy of the one Greg sent me?
20. May at 12:03:25
Spanjaard very nicely done.
21. May at 20:36:12
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May 11, 2018

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 10, 2018
1:72 I-1 (IL-400b) (ICM 72051)
10. May at 04:19:25 Share
Greg Baker I know I've posted ample pics of the "build-in-progress", but I decided to create separate albums of 6-8 pics of the "glamour shots" of the completed builds. I re-did the bases on almost all my Tintin builds to create a standard "template", so expect to se a re-visit of all my older builds appearing soon. ;)
10. May at 04:23:01
Peter Hardy Remote control Greg?????? No pilot? Has Tintin been waylayed and the plane has gone without him?
10. May at 08:02:19
Greg Baker Let's just say I leave room for the viewers to imagine themselves at the controls... also, I'd go mad trying to make tiny little 1/72 Tintin figures for all my builds, and I like my sanity too much to spend it all on that. ;)
10. May at 08:05:03
berni Nice work but how did you realize the lettering on the bases?
10. May at 10:55:48
Greg Baker Thanks berni. The lettering on the bases is just simply some homemade decals using a "Tintin" font.
10. May at 14:34:23
Peter Hardy Greg! I have a solution! Do the top of a small parachute in the clouds below!
10. May at 23:17:36
Es-haq Khosravi Great job!
10. May at 23:22:19
Greg Baker Thanks Es-haq!

Peter - that made me laugh. Perhaps just a pair of boots stick out from the clouds?
11. May at 02:52:47
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May 10, 2018

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 10, 2018
Project: Tintin 05: The Blue Lotus in scale 1:72
1:72 Ki-10-II (ICM 72311)
10. May at 05:33:06 Share
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Greg Baker Oh my dear... I just realized the decal on the base reads "KawaWAsaki...." <cry>
10. May at 14:39:40
Martin Oostrom Greg has discovered a long lost Japanese plane manufacturer. Their last chairman was a dr. Livingstone (presumed)
10. May at 15:44:58
Miro Herold Something another, but well done.
10. May at 15:59:40
Greg Baker Something another indeed... sigh.
10. May at 16:30:16
Spanjaard well, you have another option... make a couple of figures in your computer, and print them multiple times in 3D.... A new skill to master Greg ;)
10. May at 16:42:10
Greg Baker I'm not sure my inkjet is up to that task... ;)
10. May at 17:04:52
Spanjaard ha ha ha, if does, let me know, i will buy the same model
10. May at 17:55:41
Peter Hardy Thank you Ronald! Perhaps a two dimensional Tintin Greg? Just head and shoulders? The plane would still be the focus and the two dimensional figure would underline that. His little white dog in the other seat? Sorry Mate, but it really does scream "work in progress". Detracts from a very good dio and model.
10. May at 23:07:56
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May 09, 2018

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 07, 2018
1:72 I-1 (IL-400b) (ICM 72051)
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JOHN THOMAS Greg, very cool
08. May at 15:19:16
bobinspokaloo Yes, bob...its a monoplane!

U know...I just sorta saw it it quickly and made the assumption there must be another wing coming.

Nice work...lots of fun with the base!
08. May at 18:13:50
Thomas Bischoff looks much better now
08. May at 18:18:57
Martin Oostrom You also cut the prop the wrong way? ;)
Very nice as always Greg.
08. May at 18:36:41
Greg Baker I cut the prop the wrong way? What does that mean?
09. May at 00:06:08
Martin Oostrom In the book Tintin cuts the prop by hand. But the curve is the wrong way, so when he fires up the engine, the plane moves backwards. Then he cuts another prop by hand :D
09. May at 06:52:35
Greg Baker LOL! Yes, right! Your comment makes more sense now. I didn't think to do that... now I'm regretting it. :D
09. May at 07:14:28
Peter Hardy I gotta read more comic books!
09. May at 07:17:36
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May 07, 2018

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 06, 2018
Project: Tintin 18: The Calculus Affair in scale 1:72
1:72 Beechcraft Bonanza (Micro Ace 02083)1:72 Bell AH-1/AB-47 (Italeri 095)1:72 M-24 Chaffee (Hasegawa 31119)1+
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Greg Baker I tried Wim's suggestion and it worked well. I used PVA glue diluted in water and the wrapped the tissue paper around the barrel. It took a few attempts, but seemed a more forgiving choice than the 2-part putty (which was plan "b" ;). I'ven't painted it yet, but so far so good.

I also masked off and painted the red circles. The tape and red paint looked an awful lot like bandages (see pic), so the whole time I was worried that Peter was going to call the model abuse hotline on me... No models were injured in this operation. ;)
05. May at 02:07:53
Peter Hardy Sorry Greg, I have cancelled the call. I will have a little practice with the PVA glue trick. I hate it when Wim is right!
05. May at 09:05:34
Wim van der Luijt Don't get used to it Peter my success to fubar ratio is pretty average ;)
05. May at 16:44:43
Greg Baker And... we're done! This was quite fun build... my first tank! All in all, I'm quite happy. The weathering wash might've been a bad idea... makes it look much more "real world" than "comic book", but all of my Tintin projects are like that... so... consistency. i guess.
06. May at 16:42:57
JOHN THOMAS Greg, just more outstanding work
06. May at 17:44:55
Greg Baker Thanks John! I did my best! :)
07. May at 00:28:10
Peter Hardy Very good Greg!
07. May at 00:44:48
Wim van der Luijt turned out great! another one to be proud of....
07. May at 09:16:09
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May 06, 2018

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 05, 2018
Project: Tintin 19: The Red Sea Sharks in scale 1:72
1:72 Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk (Směr 0866)1:72 Daimler Mk.II (Hasegawa 31124)1:72 De Havilland Mosquito B Mk.IV/PR Mk.IV (Tamiya 60753)
04. April at 05:42:12 Share
Greg Baker Well, that was easy.
04. April at 05:51:21
Martin Oostrom Don't clamp down on the green. Paint it different shades of green until you're green at the gills. One of them will be green, uhm i mean right.
05. April at 20:39:40
Greg Baker A pretty straightforward buil. About the trickiest part was painting little white rectangles for the flag decals to sit over. It's really much more of a "bit player" than most of my Tintin-related builds, but the low price, easy-to-find kit, correct scale and beautiful fit made it an easy addition.
05. May at 01:59:31
Martin Oostrom She's nice nonetheless!
05. May at 06:51:16
Hanno Kleinecke This was my first ever and is still my favourite Tintin album, great result Greg !
05. May at 20:56:24
Thomas Bischoff I love your Tintin builds! This one turned out very nice again
05. May at 22:43:39
Spanjaard very nice Greg
05. May at 22:52:43
Greg Baker Thanks guys! I'm very happy that people are following along. I started getting so many little Tintin builds I decided to up my game a bit on the bases... including labeling them so I don't forget! Once I upgrade all the bases, I'll take a "family picture" of them al together.
06. May at 02:09:19
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May 01, 2018

Greg Baker added the Tsukuda Hobby Yakovlev Yak-38 Forger (1:72) to his completed kits.
1:72 Yakovlev Yak-38 Forger (Tsukuda Hobby S04-1300)
 
Yakovlev Yak-38 Forger
Tsukuda Hobby 1:72
S04-1300
1989 | Changed decals
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01. May at 02:56:43 Share
Greg Baker added the Hasegawa Daimler Mk.II (1:72) to his completed kits.
1:72 Daimler Mk.II (Hasegawa 31124)
 
Daimler Mk.II Armoured Car
Hasegawa 1:72
31124 (MT24)
1991 | Changed box
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01. May at 02:55:19 Share
Greg Baker added the FineMolds Curtiss R3C-0 (1:72) to his completed kits.
1:72 Curtiss R3C-0 (FineMolds FJ2)
s/n A-7054 1929
Curtiss R3C-0 Fighter Seaplane (unauthorized modification)
FineMolds 1:72
FJ2 (FJ02)
1999 | New tool
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01. May at 02:55:07 Share
Greg Baker added the Hasegawa A10 Thunderbolt II "Greg Gates" (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 A10 Thunderbolt II "Greg Gates" (Hasegawa 64760)
Area-88
A10 Thunderbolt II "Greg Gates"
Hasegawa 1:72
64760
2018 | Changed decals
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