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Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 17, 2019
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Łukasz Gliński Any topping planned? :P
@Don: It can't be unseen anymore ;)
19. November at 14:12:09
Peter Mollenhauer Cool project and very well realized! Congrats, Greg! :)
19. November at 14:13:15
Greg Baker LMAO Łukasz! Now I can't un-see it...
19. November at 14:15:28
Matthew A You do make modelling look a piece of cake. Did you leave the mask on the front of the canopy?
19. November at 15:06:16
Martin Oostrom I miss the cherry on top....
19. November at 16:03:39
Donald Dickson II OK, got the right one now. LOL

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20. November at 01:27:51
20. November at 13:20:10
Matthew A I'm used to the Richard Harris version
20. November at 13:44:28
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1:144 Lockheed C-5B Galaxy (Roden 330)
 
Lockheed C-5B Galaxy
Roden 1:144
330
2017 | New tool
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November 19, 2019

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1:144 Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki (Minicraft Model Kits 14656)
 
Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki
Minicraft Model Kits 1:144
14656
201* | Changed decals
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19. November at 14:09:08 Share

November 18, 2019

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 18, 2019
25. October at 15:07:37 Share
Dave Flitton Watching!!
25. October at 15:17:57
Greg Baker Although not officially part of the whole SCM Aggressor GB, everyone else has F-5's on the go... so why not. I've got an F-5A as well...
25. October at 15:20:23
Roland Revolvermann Watching, got the same kit...
25. October at 15:21:54
Augusto Have this kit too! Would like to read your impressions of it.
25. October at 15:35:33
Martin Oostrom Shin is one aggressive pilot ;)
25. October at 17:04:55
Nils Steyaert following :)
27. October at 09:55:50
Greg Baker Back in action on this one. The fit is nice, but I kind of chickened out on the cockpit control panels. I tried painting them, but nothing worked to my satisfaction, so I went back and just covered them up with decals. Oh well...
5. November at 15:06:01
Maciej Bellos Following!
17. November at 14:36:11
Greg Baker Thanks Maciej! With the blue on, it's now starting to look like Shin's famous F-5E... that makes it more fun!
18. November at 15:13:18
Martin Oostrom She's becoming a beauty. Shin couldn't have painted her better himself
18. November at 19:21:33
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Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 18, 2019
5. November at 14:58:57 Share
Greg Baker Since I'm working on Shin's F-5E... and everyone seems all excited about F-5s for the Aggressor GB, I thought I'd give the F-5A a try as well. It's neat to work on an F-5E and F-5A side by side... you can really see some of the differences.
5. November at 15:10:38
17. November at 14:36:44
Greg Baker Ok... so... another camouflage colour I guess? What to choose...
18. November at 15:13:48
18. November at 17:32:35
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November 16, 2019

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Jay Dubya You've pecked my interest Greg, mind if I take a gander at this project too?
16. November at 05:38:15
Chip H Very interesting! I bet they'll look awesome when finished.
16. November at 08:19:47
Greg Baker There's still plenty of room in the VIP reserved section, so don't be shy!
16. November at 10:54:58
Roland Revolvermann Watching with interest!
16. November at 13:16:43
bughunter If I count right, the next picture will show five? It will be interesting, what you do with the LEDs! Watching ...
16. November at 16:19:44
Martin Oostrom The leds are more expensive than the kits?
16. November at 16:22:39
Murad ÖZER this is going to be huge man, watching with great interest.
16. November at 16:33:33
Jay Dubya They are flocking to see your work Greg. May I suggest 5 jets in a Flying Vee formation - Mighty Ducks style???
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17. November at 09:38:29
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November 13, 2019

Greg Baker added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 6 images
1:144
Ideas
1:144 Sepecat Jaguar (Academy 12606)
 
13. November at 14:22:48 Share
Hans Robben How many different aircaft are there in the Area 88 series?
13. November at 14:36:17
Greg Baker tons... albeit most of them are relegated to bit parts. The Jaguars only show up in one chapter when Shin hangs out in Paris and gets an invitation to fly with the Patrouille de France.

I've been working on a list. The presentation is still a bit rough, but the list itself is pretty much complete. area88.strobez.ca/mission-briefing/vehicles/
13. November at 14:48:20
Hans Robben Tons indeed! Interesting variety.
13. November at 14:50:42
Nils Steyaert interesting :)
13. November at 16:58:30
Greg Baker I just found a bunch of very cheap Academy Jaguar kits on the shelf and couldn't resist. For some reason, I'm drawn to the obscure Area 88 scenes. Everyone knows Shin's F-8E/F-5E/Draken/F-20/X-29 set of planes, but he's also flown (in short stints) a Kfir, and F-18, an F-4E, an F-5A, a different F-5E on loan, a Jaguar, as well as a couple of Cessnas.

In the anime version, Shin's difficulty in re-adjusting to civilian life is pretty abrupt and a bit non sequitur, basically "RYOKO! I want to go home! I want to go HOME! I want to go BACK!" - but in the manga it's a much more subtle and gradual realization that being a mercenary changes you irreversibly. His invite to fly with the Patrouille de France comes after they find him lurking outside the fence just staring at the jets flying overhead for hours. The noise and the smell of the airfield is the only thing that can calm his nerves after the trauma of the open-air cafes, baguettes and people smiling.
13. November at 22:42:43
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November 8, 2019

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1:144 A-4E/F Skyhawk (Platz PDR-5)
 
A-4E/F Skyhawk Dambusters / Golden Dragons
Platz 1:144
PDR-5
2019 | Changed decals
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8. November at 10:55:30 Share

November 7, 2019

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 6, 2019
2. March 2017 at 14:08:16 Share
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Stephan Ryll Good lookin bird
26. August 2017 at 12:22:43
Greg Baker Hey Thanks, Stephan!
26. August 2017 at 15:51:19
26. August 2017 at 15:53:46
Ekki Very nice work.
26. August 2017 at 16:10:34
Matthew A Mean looking ship
6. November at 10:04:23
Roland Revolvermann Looks great
6. November at 10:44:26
Greg Baker Thanks guys. I took this one down off the shelf to clean up and finish off a few things. The main thing was adding the numbers. The decals were so ancient and fragile that the first 4 attempts ended in defeat. I originally wanted a red "31" but after killing all the 3s I had to settle for yellow 21 instead. Putting the decals one was like brain surgery, so I don't even care that they silvered pretty badly.
6. November at 13:31:47
Nils Steyaert looks good, nicely done
7. November at 16:50:05
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November 5, 2019

Greg Baker added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 9 images
1:72
In progress
1:72 Northrop F-5A Skoshi Tiger USAF Supersonic Fighter (Wolfpack WP17203)
 
5. November at 14:56:32 Share

November 3, 2019

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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JOHN THOMAS Greg, nice video
21. August at 13:08:32
Bart Goesaert very nice work on this one... superb result..
29. August at 07:15:36
Chris Greathouse That's a sweet glider!
28. October at 20:09:24
Bart Goesaert when science fiction comes to life...
29. October at 10:57:01
Greg Baker I've seen that video before... insane.
29. October at 14:24:39
Cortex This is very beautiful!
3. November at 00:08:26
Greg Baker Thanks! I admit I'm quite happy with how this turned out,
3. November at 00:10:25
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October 30, 2019

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 12, 2019
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Michael Hickey Now that looks cool.
13. September at 02:00:24
Jay Dubya Co-pilot 'Bugsy' - I thought he'd be Chad Darr ?!!?
13. September at 03:44:08
Nils Steyaert looks great, those MiG's look mean :)
13. September at 07:05:17
Stephan Ryll Very cool dio and good work Greg
13. September at 07:06:48
Sergej I Bravo! Looks superb! I love the A-B lights in the MiGs :)
18. September at 10:29:47
Greg Baker Hey, thanks guys! I'm glad you all like it!
18. September at 13:43:53
Jay Dubya And so ends Greg's homage to fromage
30. October at 11:11:37
Dave Flitton hahahahaha
30. October at 11:43:55
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October 29, 2019

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: October 27, 2019
12. September at 01:00:09 Share
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Bart Goesaert Excellent work on the paintwork and decals...
28. October at 13:23:35
Cuajete Fantastic result. Congrats!
28. October at 22:34:28
Tom ... Wow. Jaw dropping!!! Good thing you stuck with it!
28. October at 23:16:41
Bryn Crandell Spectacular finish. Totally amazing work. I started watching the manga saeries. I kind of like it.
29. October at 11:17:08
Matthew A Well worth the four kits
29. October at 11:48:52
Greg Baker Thank you kindly, gentlemen. Bryn - the anime series is more easily digested for most people (and often the OVA vs. The TV anime) but reading the manga adds several layers to the story experience. Either way though, as long as you enjoy it, that's all that counts.
29. October at 14:27:55
Holger Kranich Four absolute beautys! Love the yellow cockpit frame!
29. October at 15:30:59
Palo M Wow, looks incredible. Beautiful panel lining, decals. Absolute top!
29. October at 19:02:31
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October 26, 2019

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1:72 Jaguar GR Mk.1/A (Hasegawa 00432)
 
Jaguar GR Mk.1/A
Hasegawa 1:72
00432 (D2)
2006 | Changed box
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26. October at 09:49:41 Share

October 25, 2019

Greg Baker added a new project.
1:72
Ideas
Scratchbuilt
 
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1:72 Jaguar GR Mk.1/A (Hasegawa 00432)
 
Jaguar GR Mk.1/A
Hasegawa 1:72
00432 (D2)
2006 | Changed box
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October 24, 2019

Greg Baker added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 8 images
1:72
In progress
1:72 F-5E Tiger II (Hobby Boss 80207)
 
24. October at 15:11:50 Share
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1:72 USN F-8E VF-162 "The Hunters" (Academy 12521)
 
USN F-8E VF-162 "The Hunters"
Academy 1:72
12521
2015 | Changed decals
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1:72 USN F-8E VF-162 "The Hunters" (Academy 12521)
 
USN F-8E VF-162 "The Hunters"
Academy 1:72
12521
2015 | Changed decals
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October 18, 2019

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1:72 Northrop F-5A Skoshi Tiger USAF Supersonic Fighter (Wolfpack WP17203)
 
Northrop F-5A Skoshi Tiger USAF Supersonic Fighter
Wolfpack 1:72
WP17203
2014 | Changed decals
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18. October at 08:36:20 Share

October 12, 2019

Greg Baker added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 29 images
1:72
In progress
1:72 F-8E Crusader (Academy 12440)
 
12. October at 15:04:51 Share
Martin Oostrom We want pics!
12. October at 17:43:17
Cuajete Me 2
12. October at 22:25:51
Peter Hardy And flames!
12. October at 22:55:18
Greg Baker Man oh man... you chip one little tractor like a master and suddenly you're throwing your weight around like a big dog... :D
12. October at 23:09:02
Matthew A ooh goodie
12. October at 23:10:34
Greg Baker Well, far be it from me not to give everyone but Peter what they want... AREA 88: F-8E Crusader (SHIN CRASH) | Album by strobez (1:72)
12. October at 23:30:11
12. October at 23:48:00
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October 8, 2019

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1:400 Titanic (Academy 14215)
The White Start Liner
Titanic
Academy 1:400
14215
2012 | Changed box
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October 6, 2019

Greg Baker marked this item as on order
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1:144 Panavia 200 MRCA Tornado (LS A118)
 
Panavia 200 MRCA Tornado
LS 1:144
A118 (J12)
1980 | New tool
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1:144 Lockheed P-3C (LS 1057)
U.S. NAVY. The VP-45 "RED DARTERS"
Lockheed P-3C
LS 1:144
1057
1985 | Changed decals
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September 26, 2019

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 26, 2019
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Greg Baker Ok. So, after some careful looking and studying, I've come to the conclusion that the 4 little bits I couldn't figure out are, in fact, un-used extras. They don't appear on the website/eBay parts photos (although apparently I didn't get a full complement of brass wires either... but I can work around that easily enough). The only one of the three kit versions to list the parts is the Daisy Cutter, but their location in the mould leads me to believe that there was no real point in trying to remove them.

With that settled, everything else now makes sense. So I glued a few more of the bits on, lest they become wayward snacks for the carpet monster, and I kept doing surgery on the cabin windows. So far (SO FAR) I've only snapped one bit of framing, but it was easily replaced with a bit of styrene and some CA glue. Still some more windows to drill out, so... fingers crossed!
20. May at 23:32:55
Matthew A Good work!?!
21. May at 08:57:47
Bart Goesaert looks good so far...
21. May at 09:48:27
Spanjaard Wie, no instructions.....but you will figure out
25. May at 07:52:49
Greg Baker Ok. Back at this one now... got some of the clear parts cut out CAREFULLY and glued in place with the resin parts. It's some tricky patient business, but so far so good... (famous last words!)
5. June at 15:07:26
Matthew A Well done
6. June at 14:42:10
Greg Baker Thanks Matthew. It's getting there...slowly. ;)
6. June at 14:46:01
Matthew A Can't be any slower than my projects - I've a star wars A-Wing I started in 1996
6. June at 17:04:00
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September 23, 2019

Greg Baker added a new project.
1:24
In progress
1:100 McDonnell-Douglas A-4M Skyhawk II Royal Aslan Air Force Fighter (Takara 441006)1:100 Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Royal Aslan Air Force Fighter (Takara 441009)1:100 Hawker Siddeley AV-8A/Harrier GR.3 Royal Aslan Air Force Fighter (Takara 441005)4+
 
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1:72 MiG-27 Flogger D "Colonel Killvic" (Hasegawa 64776)
 
MiG-27 Flogger D "Colonel Killvic" Area 88 / Limited Edition
Hasegawa 1:72
64776
2019 | Changed decals
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September 18, 2019

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 16, 2019
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Greg Baker All right, I'm calling this one done. I might've been able to do more with the treads... but we'll save that for another adventure.
16. September at 22:36:14
Alex K ... wait... no 1/72 camera (Nikon F2) this time?
16. September at 23:01:00
Greg Baker uh oh... hang on to that thought... ;)
16. September at 23:11:16
Matthew A Your giant bottle of paint makes an appearance again
17. September at 09:28:19
Donald Dickson II So no wings????
17. September at 23:44:18
Greg Baker No Don... no wings... it's a tank... sheesh... ;)
18. September at 00:00:57
Donald Dickson II A what??? i am so confused. ;)

LOL great job as always sir. :)
18. September at 02:08:03
Spanjaard Both look really good
18. September at 22:17:44
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September 17, 2019

Greg Baker and Rahul Kulkarni are now mates.
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September 10, 2019

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
23. August at 00:36:26 Share
Greg Baker Dear God... what have I DONE!? I'm a murderer! ;)

So, this Minicraft DC-3 has been kicking around the workbench for a while, ever since it got replaced in my Area 88 project "A Rocky Arrival" by a Roden C-47. But I hate projects with no purpose, so I decided to re-purpose this one into the Air India crash site from Tintin in Tibet. First thing to do... get out the saw and dismember it...

Before we begin, let's just take a moment to remember it in happier times - AREA 88: "Rocky's Arrival" (DC-03) | Album by strobez (1:144)
23. August at 00:46:14
Matthew A I knew this kit had trouble with the propellers hitting the fuselage - So this is what happens when you put motors in it
23. August at 10:44:41
Greg Baker As you can see from pic 15 in the Area 88 album, I ended up destroying the props (why... oh, WHY!?) so I had to put out a call for some help. As you can also see from the project header image... the prop is kinda important to the build. Luckily I found a helping hand with an extra Roden C-47 prop for me... but he said it looks like it spins the wrong way... so that might be another theory behind the crash.

Interesting to note that Air India complained to Herge, so in later albums he had to obscure the centaur logo to avoid a lawsuit. I, however, don't intend to be bullied into submission on that front. :)
23. August at 10:50:27
Slavo Hazucha Nice knife-work on creating some Dakota Sashimi! ;)
23. August at 11:24:56
Greg Baker Thanks Slavo... maybe I should put a dab of wasabi on the plate. :)

I got an itch to get started on this one ever since Erik showed me the way - Dakota crash | Album by opadesmet (1:72)
23. August at 11:29:44
Erik De Smet Following, Greg. I learned recently that liquid gesso is a great material to imitate snow, of course after I finisher my diorama.
23. August at 12:07:07
Nils Steyaert interesting project, the Roden kit is much better then the old minicraft version isnt it :)
for a long-term project, im also planning a 1/72 Tin Tin DC-3 but in ArabAir colors (from the album Black Sea Sharks) allong with a DH Mosquito from the same album.
23. August at 12:42:26
Greg Baker Yeah, the Roden kit really made me feel better about the do-over. ;) But it still bothered me that the completed C-47 didn't have a "roll" to play on my shelf. I'm much happier about it now.

I also have the 1/72 DC-3 and DH Mosquito on my longer term plans. I just found out Blue Rider decals have released a few more sets in their Tintin markings, so I'll have to study what's available. I noticed they included a Udet Flamingo... which I could've used some months back... grrr...
23. August at 13:17:40
Daniel Klink Following of course Great start...uhm landing i mean
23. August at 14:40:58
Torsten Wendt Nice idea, I will follow 8)
23. August at 16:40:02
Donald Dickson II And he gets to cut up yet another plane! Though this one will stay cut up. LOL
23. August at 16:51:59
Amrith Punja Almost done with my Airfix 1/72 Mosquito using the Blue Rider Decals, will be posting soon. Have a Roden 1/144 DC-3 kit in my Stash and this is a nice scheme
10. September at 10:50:30
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September 9, 2019

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1:72 F-8E Crusader (Eduard SS227)
 
F-8E Crusader Academy
Eduard 1:72
SS227
2004 | New tool
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1:72 USN F-8E VF-162 "The Hunters" (Academy 12521)
 
USN F-8E VF-162 "The Hunters"
Academy 1:72
12521
2015 | Changed decals
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Albums: 1 with 41 images
1:72
Completed
1:72 USN F-8E VF-162 "The Hunters" (Academy 12521)1:72 F-8E Crusader "Shin Kazama" (Hasegawa 64762)1+
Vought F-8E Crusader
Military Kingdom of Arslan Air Force
Area 88 00 (Shin Kazama)
 
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September 7, 2019

Greg Baker added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 28 images
1:72
Completed
1:72 Yakovlev Yak-38 Forger (Tsukuda Hobby S04-1300)
 
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September 6, 2019

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1:72 OH-58D Kiowa (Italeri 1185)
 
OH-58D Kiowa
Italeri 1:72
1185
2005 | Changed box
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1:32 1/32 Flying Machine I & 1/144 Flying Machine II (Aoshima 055076)
 
1/32 Flying Machine I & 1/144 Flying Machine II
Aoshima 1:32
055076 (06)
2019 | New tool
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September 4, 2019

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1:72 Light Vehicles Of Allied & Axis During WWII (Academy 13416)
 
Light Vehicles Of Allied & Axis During WWII
Academy 1:72
13416
2007 | Changed box
Multi topic
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1:72 Light Vehicles Of Allied & Axis During WWII (Academy 13416)
 
Light Vehicles Of Allied & Axis During WWII
Academy 1:72
13416
2007 | Changed box
Multi topic
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1:72 Russian T-62 Main Battle Tank Mod.1972 (Trumpeter 07147)
 
Russian T-62 Main Battle Tank Mod.1972
Trumpeter 1:72
07147
2018 | Changed parts
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September 3, 2019

Greg Baker and J W are now mates.
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September 2, 2019

Greg Baker added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 23 images
1:72
Completed
1:72 Russian T-62 Main Battle Tank Mod.1972 (Trumpeter 07147)1:72 Light Vehicles Of Allied & Axis During WWII (Academy 13416)
 
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Matthew A Eject eject eject!?!
1. September at 17:42:43
Lost_Erik Fantastic result Greg.
1. September at 18:27:44
Greg Baker Thanks guys.

Chris - thanks! Now I can't unsee the marshmallow! ;) As for the lights and electronics, my only background in them is flipping the switch when I enter/leave a room. :D Necessity is the mother of education. I had a goal and I learned enough to reach that goal. It's really not all that hard. Most of my projects are very simple circuits. 2-3 LED lights, a 5v usb cord as a power source. All you need is to solder a few wires and a resistor together. Are you interested in a basic tutorial?
1. September at 22:33:46
Chris Greathouse I was just wondering where your skills came from :D
1. September at 23:10:11
Greg Baker I have also wondered that... but they're almost undetectable, so probably not worth the time it takes to track them... :P
1. September at 23:15:16
Greg Baker BTW - In case anyone's interested, I've updated my blog with this build. Same pics, more rambling commentary... but a bonus page of the manga story! strobez.ca/wp/index.php/2019..dill-hill-to-die-on-area-88/
1. September at 23:37:49
Slavo Hazucha A rather flamboyant ending to a basically "scratch-build with use Trumpeter parts" project... Going down with style :) It's a pleasure to watch your Area 88 builds, looking forward for more
2. September at 05:49:26
Spanjaard Great job Greg, as always
Maybe you could put together that training, I am sure a lot of people could make use of it ;)
2. September at 06:52:37
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August 28, 2019

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Greg Baker Yeah... I knew this was coming out. It looks very cool and I'm tempted but 1/32 seems an odd scale. I'd have preferred 1/20 in line with the FineMoulds and Bandai releases. Thanks for thinking of me though. ;)

I guess I'll have to finish off that project now, won't I?
28. August at 15:54:20
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1:144 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (F-Toys FC-50 02A)
Heavy Bomber Collection
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 615 BG
F-Toys 1:144
FC-50 02A (600520)
2008 | New tool
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1:144 B-17G Flying Fortress (Minicraft Model Kits 14726)
 
B-17G Flying Fortress
Minicraft Model Kits 1:144
14726
2017 | Changed parts
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August 25, 2019

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 19, 2019
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Bryn Crandell Another amazing Area 88 project. Love it!
21. August at 19:13:51
Greg Baker Added foil to the interior to keep the LED light from shining through the plastic.
24. August at 02:22:24
Nathan Dempsey Please say the Larvas have something to do with this project. I'm an avid watcher since my 3 year old loves them.
24. August at 03:34:25
Greg Baker LMAO. They's printed on the back of the extra thin "lunch wrap" foil. I was wondering if anyone would spot them... good eyes Nathan!
24. August at 04:26:35
Greg Baker I actually forgot that the Learjet part of this project has its own album (AREA 88: "Blue Cheese 7" (Learjet 35) | Album by strobez (1:144) so, since the MiG-21's are done, I've moved the action over there.
24. August at 11:33:33
Stuart Fowle What a very cool idea and project.
25. August at 07:15:52
Matthew A Nathan isn't Larva Island a bit violent for a three year old, why don't you try him on something tame like Blade Runner
25. August at 21:42:17
Nathan Dempsey We usually watch Deadpool after Larvas. Just kidding!

Greg the Learjet looks interesting. I'll have to follow that one to see how it goes.
25. August at 22:08:59
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August 24, 2019

Greg Baker and Da In are now mates.
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August 23, 2019

Greg Baker owns this item
1:144 AC-130A Gunship (Minicraft Model Kits 14742)
 
AC-130A Gunship Azrael Angel of Death
Minicraft Model Kits 1:144
14742
2017 | Changed parts
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21. August at 23:15:42 Share
Greg Baker Hey guys. I just bought this kit and was disappointed to find out that it only comes with 3-bladed props. I was hoping for 4-bladed ones and thought there was a choice because I know some boxings have both sets. I guess I didn't do my homework before buying, but now I'm in a bit of a jam. Does anyone have a spare set of 4-bladed ones they'd be willing to part with for a reasonable price/trade?
21. August at 23:18:16
Nathan Dempsey I just checked my J model, but it only has the new 6-bladed props. Sorry!
21. August at 23:24:27
Greg Baker Thanks for checking Nathan. That's too bad, but hopefully someone will be able to help me out.
21. August at 23:43:23
Greg Baker Anyone else? :D
22. August at 15:59:12
Nathan Dempsey 4 blades for Greg! 4 blades for Greg!
22. August at 19:52:26
Greg Baker That's what I need... a street vendor voice!
22. August at 22:38:40
Greg Baker I also decided to get the telemarketer approach and spam PM'ed everyone who has the C-130A box with the double propeller sprues in the hopes that a bit of targeted begging would help.
23. August at 02:56:21
Nathan Dempsey Good idea Greg. Surely someone has them.
23. August at 11:21:54
Greg Baker Well. One can only hope. I know I should've done my homework but I just assumed the "A" would come with a choice after I read a review of the earlier boxing. Oh, well. I've also sent a email plea to Minicraft to see if they'll take pity on me and sell me the sprue. It seems they'll offer the service if a part is missing or damaged, so it's not a huge jump from there to here. Fingers crossed.
23. August at 11:27:18
Derek Huggett Greg - May I humbly suggest you have a look at Welsh Models website (welshmodels.co) here in the UK and check under their 1/144 Accessories listing? Might possibly be of interest? :)
23. August at 12:21:56
Nathan Dempsey Welsh does make some great stuff in 1:144 :)
23. August at 13:24:31
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Greg Baker
So... about this SCM Aggressor Group Build Fall 2019...

At the risk of showing my ignorance... what are the parameters here? Do the planes need to be painted/marked as aggressors, or do they just have to feature a plane that at some point, somewhere, has been used as an aggressor before?

I've got an Area 88 themed build featuring a MiG-21 shooting down a F-5E in mind... is that good enough? Can I play too?
23. August at 08:42:18 Share
Greg Baker Yeah... but it was only a loaner F-5 and a sneak attack... ;)
23. August at 12:19:03
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1:72 The Aircraft of Tintin - Part 7 (Blue Rider CD-015)
 
The Aircraft of Tintin - Part 7 1:144 Wibault 280; Dewoitine D.333
Blue Rider 1:72
CD-015
2019 | New tool
Multi topic
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23. August at 03:29:50 Share
Greg Baker wants this item
1:72 The Aircraft of Tintin - Part 5 (Blue Rider CD-013)
 
The Aircraft of Tintin - Part 5 1:48 DGA-4
Blue Rider 1:72
CD-013
2019 | New tool
Multi topic
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23. August at 03:29:27 Share
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1:144
In progress
1:144 Douglas DC-3 (Minicraft Model Kits 4434)
 
23. August at 00:31:26 Share

August 22, 2019

Greg Baker completed this item
1:20 Ohm with Nausicaä (Tsukuda Hobby GC-04)
The Valley Of The Wind
Ohm with Nausicaä
Tsukuda Hobby 1:20
GC-04 (4)
199x | Changed box
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22. August at 23:19:49 Share
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1:20 Ohm with Nausicaä (Bandai 0124910)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Ohm with Nausicaä
Bandai 1:20
0124910 (4)
2004 | New tool
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Greg Baker added a new project.
1:144
Completed
1:20 Ohm with Nausicaä (Tsukuda Hobby GC-04)1:20 Ohm with Nausicaä (Bandai 0124910)
 
22. August at 23:15:39 Share
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1:144 Sepecat Jaguar (Academy 12606)
 
Sepecat Jaguar
Academy 1:144
12606
2013 | Changed ???
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22. August at 07:23:49 Share
Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
19. July at 15:31:58 Share
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Daniel Klink One Big Bow, Greg
21. August at 16:12:21
Chris Greathouse I love the cotton fireball :D The whole thing is simply awesome! and the props move :D
21. August at 17:45:30
Alec K Very cool
21. August at 17:59:29
Greg Baker Thank you gentlemen. I appreciate all the kind feedback. For your viewing pleasure, I've uploaded a video of it "in action":

Youtube Video

21. August at 23:41:46
Robbie mmmm Bacon
22. August at 00:38:47
22. August at 00:44:50
Lode Schildermans Greg, as the whole building process I've followed, the video shows what a talented builder you are with his unique style.
22. August at 04:59:00
Greg Baker Thanks Lode. I'm really happy that you think I've got a unique style.. I don't want to be just a dime a dozen~ I'm 50% discounted... only 5 cents!

I've update my blog for those that are interested - strobez.ca/wp/index.php/2019..ht-over-the-adriatic-ghibli/
22. August at 06:15:22
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August 21, 2019

Greg Baker wants this item
1:144 Spitfire Mk.IXe (Eduard 4428)
 
Spitfire Mk.IXe Super 44, Dual Combo
Eduard 1:144
4428
2012 | Changed box
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21. August at 08:56:19 Share
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1:144 Trident 1C (Airfix 03174-9)
 
Trident 1C
Airfix 1:144
03174-9
1972 | Changed box
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21. August at 08:53:31 Share
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1:144 Mitsubishi G4M1 (Hasegawa SM10:300)
 
Mitsubishi G4M1 (Betty)
Hasegawa 1:144
SM10:300 (SM-10)
198x | Changed box
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August 19, 2019

Greg Baker owns this item
1:144 Soviet AF numerals (red & blue) (Mark I Models DMK14465)
 
Soviet AF numerals (red & blue)
Mark I Models 1:144
DMK14465
2016 | New tool
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19. August at 10:44:27 Share
Greg Baker will attend SCM Aggressor Group Build Fall 2019
19. August at 00:28:40 Share

August 14, 2019

Greg Baker added a new project.
1:72
Ideas
1:72 Gloster J-8A/Gladiator Mk.II (Airfix A02063)
 
21. November 2016 at 15:56:46 Share
Mark Superb!
14. August at 20:11:25
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No Tiger Moth (FineMolds FG8)
Laputa: Castle in the Sky
Tiger Moth
FineMolds
FG8
2016 | New tool
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14. August at 08:38:53 Share
Greg Baker owns this item
1:72 Leopard 2 (Hasegawa 31134)
 
Leopard 2
Hasegawa 1:72
31134 (MT34)
1995 | Changed decals
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14. August at 08:37:11 Share
Greg Baker wants this item
1:700 USN Carrier Aircraft Set '65 (Fujimi 11432)
USN Carrier Aircraft Set '65 CVW-11 & CVW-15 - 8 F-4B, 4 RF-8, 2 RA-5C & 6 A-1H
Fujimi 1:700
11432 (G-up 94)
2014 | Changed box
Multi topic
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Greg Baker wants this item
1:144 AC-130A Gunship (Minicraft Model Kits 14742)
 
AC-130A Gunship Azrael Angel of Death
Minicraft Model Kits 1:144
14742
2017 | Changed parts
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14. August at 01:03:31 Share

August 11, 2019

Greg Baker wants this item
1:144 Kfir C2+C7 (Dragon 4608)
IDF
Kfir C2+C7
Dragon 1:144
4608
2007 | Changed decals
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11. August at 13:54:22 Share

August 8, 2019

Greg Baker wants this item
1:20 Torumekian Soldier & Nausicaä (Tsukuda Hobby )
The Valley Of The Wind
Torumekian Soldier & Nausicaä Metal Collection
Tsukuda Hobby 1:20
198x | New tool
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8. August at 10:32:43 Share
Greg Baker now follows Alex K
8. August at 09:14:27 Share

August 3, 2019

Greg Baker marked this item as on order
1:100 Yakovlev Yak-38 Forger (Takara 441008)
Area 88
Yakovlev Yak-38 Forger Counter Governmental Air Force
Takara 1:100
441008 (8)
1983 | New tool
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3. August at 15:31:55 Share

July 31, 2019

Greg Baker wants this item
1:72 Cessna 150 II / 152 (Civilized Models 720010civ)
 
Cessna 150 II / 152
Civilized Models 1:72
720010civ
2019 | New tool
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4. May at 23:17:21 Share
Matthew A Just realized it is an early Cessna 150B in Tintin - high back with no rear window and simpler wings. It would be a shame to buy one of these and then have to back date it all. I might look out for an old 172 kit I can cut into bits and convert. If I do I'll make a copy and send you one.
29. July at 00:32:42
Greg Baker You think it's easier to convert a 172? That might make things easier overall as getting a 172 shouldn't be too hard.
29. July at 01:21:43
Matthew A The C-150 was a cross between the larger C-172 and the smaller C-140. It's not easier to do just a lot cheaper as in both cases a new rear fuselage will need will need to be made.
29. July at 07:54:51
Matthew A Added an album of 3 views. Going to a model show at the beginning of September so will be on the look out
29. July at 08:12:35
Matthew A Don't buy the Civilized Models kit, looking at the parts It'll be near impossible to alter. Discovered another error by Blue Raider; it's an early 1959 or 1960 C-150, not a 1962 C-150B nor a 1961 C-15A they had an enlarged back window
31. July at 09:19:02
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July 30, 2019

Greg Baker owns this item
1:144 P-51D Mustang (Platz PD-1)
 
P-51D Mustang
Platz 1:144
PD-1
2005 | New tool
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26. July at 05:48:32 Share
Spanjaard where did you got it, it took me ages to finally find it on evilbay....
30. July at 10:55:25
Greg Baker That one I got off the shelf at the LHS. And this one is still sitting there... modelsale.com/modelsale/popr..dx2=4&idx3=11&idx4=1

The real trick was me screwing up and getting a Sweet 1/144 F4F and getting as far as painting the engine before I realized I needed the Platz F6F instead. I got all the way to "why do the wheels look funny" before I realized the mistake... now I'm hunting the Platz F6F-5 box...
30. July at 12:18:39
Spanjaard ha ha ha good luck and thanks for letting me know. i have two boxes already :)
the one i was really after was
P-51D Aces of the Eighth Air Force (Platz PD-8, 1:144)
but that was not possible to find... for a reasonable price I mean
I would not mind getting my hands on a
US Navy F-4N VF-84 Jolly Rogers (Tomytec AC128, 1:144)
US Navy F-4J VF-151 Vigilantes (Tomytec AC126, 1:144)
US Navy F-4J VF-31 Tomcatter..ller) (Tomytec AC127, 1:144)

1:144 P-51D Aces of the Eighth Air Force (Platz PD-8)1:144 US Navy F-4N VF-84 Jolly Rogers (Tomytec AC128)1:144 US Navy F-4J VF-151 Vigilantes (Tomytec AC126)1:144 US Navy F-4J VF-31 Tomcatters (MigKiller) (Tomytec AC127)
30. July at 14:12:32
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July 29, 2019

Greg Baker will attend Scalemates Varkfest Group build 2019
29. July at 14:00:24 Share
Greg Baker Ok... this is cool. I didn't know we could do this on Scalemates...
29. July at 14:01:38
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1:72 Cessna 172 (Micro Ace 020821)
 
Cessna 172 SKY HAWK
Micro Ace 1:72
020821 (2)
2009 | Changed box
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29. July at 01:48:21 Share
Greg Baker wants this item
1:72 Cessna T337 (Micro Ace 020845)
 
Cessna T337 Skymaster
Micro Ace 1:72
020845 (4)
2009 | Changed box
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29. July at 01:46:40 Share

July 27, 2019

Greg Baker wants this item
1:144 F6F-5 Hellcat (Platz PD-16)
 
F6F-5 Hellcat
Platz 1:144
PD-16
2010 | Changed decals
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27. July at 15:26:39 Share
Greg Baker wants this item
1:144 F6F-5 Hellcat (Platz PD-16)
 
F6F-5 Hellcat
Platz 1:144
PD-16
2010 | Changed decals
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27. July at 15:26:31 Share

July 26, 2019

Greg Baker wants this item
1:144 Ju-52 airliner (Eduard 4423)
 
Ju-52 airliner Super 44
Eduard 1:144
4423
2013 | Changed parts
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26. July at 16:20:47 Share
Greg Baker wants this item
1:144 Ju-52 airliner (Eduard 4423)
 
Ju-52 airliner Super 44
Eduard 1:144
4423
2013 | Changed parts
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26. July at 16:20:47 Share
Greg Baker added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 37 images
1:144
Completed
Scratchbuilt
 
19. July at 15:04:30 Share
Tim Heimer And we're off on another adventure!
19. July at 16:19:45
Rv I'm in !
19. July at 16:22:13
20. July at 00:55:13
Nils Steyaert looks promising, i love the movie adaptation
26. July at 07:32:52
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Greg Baker wants this item
1:144 Type 2 Mk.12. (Arii 53020)
Kawanishi 'Emily'
Type 2 Mk.12. Japanese Navy Flying Boat
Arii 1:144
53020
1994 | Changed box
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26. July at 05:55:42 Share
Greg Baker owns this item
1:144 Fw190 D-9 (Platz PD-9)
 
Fw190 D-9 1945 Germany
Platz 1:144
PD-9
2008 | Changed decals
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26. July at 05:48:50 Share

July 25, 2019

Greg Baker added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 32 images
1:144
Completed
1:144 F-111E Aardvark (Mini Hobby Models 80416)
 
25. July at 15:12:45 Share
Greg Baker owns this item
1:144 Area 88 A-4 Skyhawk (Platz WF-13)
 
Area 88 A-4 Skyhawk Wonderfest Special Edition
Platz 1:144
WF-13
2010 | Changed decals
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25. July at 12:08:17 Share

July 24, 2019

Greg Baker marked this item as on order
1:144 Messerschmitt Me262 A-2a (Trumpeter 01318)
 
Messerschmitt Me262 A-2a
Trumpeter 1:144
01318
2012 | Changed parts
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24. July at 12:41:26 Share
Greg Baker wants this item
1:144 P-51D Mustang (Platz PD-1)
 
P-51D Mustang
Platz 1:144
PD-1
2005 | New tool
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24. July at 05:00:44 Share

July 23, 2019

Greg Baker wants this item
1:144 Fw190 D-9 (Platz PD-9)
 
Fw190 D-9 1945 Germany
Platz 1:144
PD-9
2008 | Changed decals
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23. July at 16:16:07 Share
Greg Baker owns this item
1:144 A6M2b Kounoike Flying Group (Sweet 14-D016)
Zero Fighter
A6M2b Kounoike Flying Group (No hinomarus on decals)
Sweet 1:144
14-D016
2012 | Changed decals
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23. July at 08:12:36 Share
Greg Baker wants this item
1:144 Messerschmitt Me262 A-2a (Trumpeter 01318)
 
Messerschmitt Me262 A-2a
Trumpeter 1:144
01318
2012 | Changed parts
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23. July at 08:09:20 Share
Greg Baker added a new project.
23. July at 08:06:58 Share
Greg Baker owns this item
1:144 Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4 (Sweet 14115)
 
Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4 Barbarossa Summer Version
Sweet 1:144
14115
2005 | Changed decals
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23. July at 08:02:20 Share

July 22, 2019

Greg Baker wants this item
1:144 Ghost Fighter FM-2 (Sweet 14108)
 
Ghost Fighter FM-2 Restored
Sweet 1:144
14108
2003 | Changed decals
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22. July at 15:50:42 Share
Greg Baker wants this item
1:144 Ghost Fighter FM-2 (Sweet 14108)
 
Ghost Fighter FM-2 Restored
Sweet 1:144
14108
2003 | Changed decals
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22. July at 15:50:42 Share
Greg Baker wants this item
1:144 Zero Fighter A6M5 model 52 / A6M5c model 52a (Sweet 14127)
 
Zero Fighter A6M5 model 52 / A6M5c model 52a Air war over Japan
Sweet 1:144
14127
2010 | Changed decals
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22. July at 15:49:34 Share

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