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Greg Baker added the ACE Olympia (saloon) staff car, model 1937 (1:72) to his stash.
19. September at 02:10:24 Share
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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19. September at 02:08:01 Share

September 18, 2017

Greg Baker added the Revell Supermarine Stranraer (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Supermarine Stranraer (Revell 04277)
 
Supermarine Stranraer
Revell 1:72
04277
2012 | Changed decals
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18. September at 02:20:55 Share

September 17, 2017

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 17, 2017
Project: The Wind Rises in scale 1:72
1:72 Mitsubishi KA-14 (FineMolds MG01/2014)1:72 Spad XIII (Academy 12446)
12. August at 18:54:25 Share
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Greg Baker You think Choppa Nutta will notice the engine cowling is slightly askew? Better not mention it.. ;)
20. August at 17:20:57
Choppa Nutta ;) haha, too late you already did :D
Looks fine to me though :)
Anyhow, you know I love your work though Greg, right ? :D :D :)
20. August at 17:47:10
Greg Baker Heh. I'm just impressed by your mental telepathy and ability to discover the part of a project I'm not happy with... sometimes before even I Know! :D
20. August at 17:52:22
Choppa Nutta haha, a most amusing way of framing it :D
20. August at 17:54:35
Greg Baker Ok... I know have all the parts I need. Next up is priming and painting.
27. August at 18:40:29
Choppa Nutta shaping up nicely :)
30. August at 13:09:44
Greg Baker After a lot of sanding touche ups, it was finally done, primed and ready to pain.... and that's when I cracked the leg nearly off... le sigh
31. August at 18:22:02
Greg Baker Ok... I screwed up the masking around the cockpit a bit, but my attempts to fix it started making it worse... so I'm moving this project into the "done" column before it rolls right down hill.
17. September at 10:46:03
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September 11, 2017

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 11, 2017
Project: Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea in scale 1:72
1:350 Clipper Ship Cutty Sark (Academy 14110)
27. July at 10:25:20 Share
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Spanjaard very interesting Greg :)
14. August at 22:13:04
Greg Baker Thanks Spanjaard! It's finally starting to look a bit like I imagined it. Scary ;)
15. August at 03:57:30
Greg Baker Okay, so the interior is almost all done. Just a bit of a wash for depth before I seal it all up inside.
21. August at 17:29:17
Antonio De Girolamo I look forward to the completion of this jewel, Greg!
22. August at 16:04:17
Greg Baker Let's hope so. I glued the two halves together tonight and for some reason the sides bowed in a bit and I couldn't close the gap. I had to do some emergency surgery with a bit of thin plasticard and some putty. I hope I can sand it into submission without wrecking any of the interior by accident.
22. August at 17:07:10
Kerry Cox How wonderfully creative Greg. :)
The wheels turn and the imagination has it all worked out. :)
Sheer enjoyment to see the end product 'appear' and turn into something mystical and magical. I love it. :) :) :) !
11. September at 06:44:03
Greg Baker Thanks Kerry! It's amazing what getting a coat of paint on does for the morale. It starts to look like what you envision and suddenly you get a burst of energy. I'm glad you like it.
11. September at 08:16:30
Kerry Cox I love it mate.
11. September at 09:05:04
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Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 11, 2017
Project: Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro in scale 1:72
Scratchbuilt
05. September at 02:28:12 Share
Choppa Nutta Seems this album is .............
05. September at 02:34:54
Greg Baker Can you guess? I'll give you a (major) hint... the car is a Fiat 500 (it's even yellow!)
05. September at 02:38:22
Choppa Nutta it's Lupos car
05. September at 02:40:13
Greg Baker Yes indeed! Super easy. Lupin III's Fiat 500 from the Miyazaki-directed Castle of Cagliostro
05. September at 02:43:45
Greg Baker I was super-stocked to find a cheap (less than $2!) answer to my Fiat 500 scratchbuild shell problem. For a 1970/80s throwaway pull-back toy, the detail is amazing and the size is spot-on accurate (41mm).
05. September at 02:51:22
Greg Baker Added up a couple of pics. Did a layout for the seating/engine and chopped up the Kubelwagen soft-top to fit on the Fiat. Also threw together the little motorcycle.
07. September at 00:33:06
Greg Baker I successfully made a resin cast of the body shell... now I can screw up a few times if necessary. :)
09. September at 13:42:21
Acki Cute! I love this!
09. September at 15:11:16
Choppa Nutta Clever stuff Greg ! :)
09. September at 17:53:26
Greg Baker Thanks Choppa! Some bright spark has pointed out to me that this car is actually a Fiat 600 not a 500... So I'm going to try to do some surgical procedures to try and bring it more in line.
11. September at 08:23:25
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September 07, 2017

Greg Baker added the Unicraft Models Hiller UH-4 "Commuter" in 1:72 to his wishlist
1:72 Hiller UH-4 "Commuter" (Unicraft Models )
 
Hiller UH-4 "Commuter"
Unicraft Models 1:72
2016 | New tool
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07. September at 02:53:04 Share

September 06, 2017

Greg Baker added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 0
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1:72 P-51D "Korean War" (Academy 12496)
06. September at 13:14:09 Share
Choppa Nutta A collection of Tintin scratchbuilds ? :)
06. September at 13:26:21
Dave Flitton Watching this one!!
06. September at 18:59:32
Greg Baker Well, as much as I'd like to build a 1/72 scale Tintin Rocket... this time around I'm just doing the little blue jeep. I couldn't make up my mind about doing this one or the red one from The Land of Black Gold, So I'm doing both!
06. September at 19:11:14
Greg Baker I already did one Tintin 1/72 scratchbuild... the Shark submarine... which started from a 1/100 Tamiya Me262A. You can. Heck it out here strobez
06. September at 19:12:51
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Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 06, 2017
Project: Tintin: The Land of Black Gold in scale 1:72
1:72 Light Vehicles Of Allied & Axis During WWII (Academy 13416)
06. September at 02:15:17 Share
Greg Baker I don't know why, but I seem to love taking pictures of that box... oh well. With all the Studio Ghibli mini projects recently, my Tintin shelf seems a bit bare. So I decided a couple of quick jeeps were just the thing!
06. September at 05:03:01
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Greg Baker added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 3 images
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1:72 Light Vehicles Of Allied & Axis During WWII (Academy 13416)
06. September at 01:04:35 Share

September 05, 2017

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 05, 2017
1:72 Gunship of the Valley of Wind (Bandai 0124909)1:72 Sturmtiger (Eary Production) (Trumpeter 07274)
20. July at 18:42:51 Share
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Greg Baker I just added the completed pics... including the tape/wire seatbelt as a finishing touch. Despite my grumbling, I'm much happier with this build over the first one. It looks a lot better (Not to mention now in scale) and is now probably the central showpiece in my growing mini-build collection.

Thanks Choppa!

Btw... now that the Mehve is off the table (although I'm still working on the stand) I started another mini project... stay tuned!
05. September at 02:18:45
Choppa Nutta "I'm much happier with this build over the first one"

says it all :)
05. September at 02:37:48
Choppa Nutta may we have a photo of everything finished thus far, you know, like a family photo ? :D
05. September at 02:39:09
Greg Baker Yep. And I knew that from the beginning... you just pointed out what was bugging me and that shoved me over the edge. I just like harassing you... however if you start pointing out anything more on the redo, all you're gonna get is "lalalalalalalala... I can't hear you..."
05. September at 02:41:10
Choppa Nutta I figured, which is why I aint said nuffin :D
looks good though mate
I applaud your efforts
05. September at 03:09:46
Greg Baker Whew! I can rest easy now that I have your stamp of approval. :D
05. September at 07:27:29
Choppa Nutta Good, more than anything I am pleased you've ended up with a model you are happy with :)
Also note you have inspired me to have a go at this myself and I always appreciate it when someone inspires me :D

I've been eying up my wood stocks as I am contemplating 1/6 scale scratch build in balsa wood with brass and ali tube for the fittings, also fancy having a go at doing a 1/6 figure sculpt too :)
05. September at 11:11:46
Greg Baker Now THAT will have me ringside and throwing popcorn. ;)
05. September at 12:40:36
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Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 01, 1970
05. September at 02:22:33 Share
Choppa Nutta ................. the same as this one :)
05. September at 02:35:16
Greg Baker Weird... I couldn't find the album after I created it, so I uploaded twice... grrr...
05. September at 02:42:53
Greg Baker Oops... I added the album before the project... so the album was hiding all the way at the bottom under "Other"
05. September at 02:48:41
05. September at 03:10:53
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Greg Baker added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 13 images
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Scratchbuilt
05. September at 02:46:32 Share

September 03, 2017

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 03, 2017
Project: Howl's Moving Castle in scale 1:72
Scratchbuilt
24. July at 18:38:20 Share
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Choppa Nutta I use super glue smeared over the area, stiffens it up and fills the gaps etc. :)
15. August at 18:52:49
Greg Baker I've never tried that. Can you sand it cleanly to a smooth shine?
16. August at 00:15:32
16. August at 01:04:21
Greg Baker Ok... stay tuned. ;)
16. August at 02:33:53
Greg Baker I didn't try the CA glue trick yet, because I decided to add some styrene strips and sand down one side so they act as panel lines. I also got started on building the wings using a bit of brass. Next up is the tail, and then the cockpit. I realized there was still too much body work to be done to start worrying about a final finish. Adding putty for the panel lines alone would've ruined it.
20. August at 17:28:09
Choppa Nutta coming along sweetly :D
30. August at 13:10:16
Greg Baker Alright. The paint is on and this one is done, but for a final clear coat. Since I'm redoing the Mehve from Nausicaa, I gave the stand I build for it the first time over to the Laputa Flapter. It seemed a better fit, so I was able to just repurpose the original Flapter stand for the Aero-Kayak with very little modification. I basically just snapped the end off and touched up the paint.

Despite the u-turn for a scale adjustment in the middle of this build, I'm quite happy with the result. The paint was a bit darker than I was aiming for, but not enough for me to want to redo it (no matter WHAT Choppa points out!). I also might have toned down the rivets, but once you start putting them at 1mm intervals, you're pretty much committed.
03. September at 01:17:42
Choppa Nutta Looks good mate,
Btw, I hope haven't given you nightmares :D
03. September at 02:26:27
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September 02, 2017

Greg Baker added the Micro Ace Reppu & Raiden (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 Reppu & Raiden (Micro Ace 42053)
 
Reppu & Raiden
Micro Ace 1:144
42053
2006 | Changed box
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02. September at 08:26:18 Share
Greg Baker added the Revell Arado Ar 196 A-3 (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Arado Ar 196 A-3 (Revell 03994)
 
Arado Ar 196 A-3
Revell 1:72
03994
2011 | Changed decals
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02. September at 08:12:15 Share
Greg Baker added the Roden FWD Model B 3 Ton Lorry (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 FWD Model B 3 Ton Lorry (Roden 733)
 
FWD Model B 3 Ton Lorry
Roden 1:72
733
2015 | New tool
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August 31, 2017

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 31, 2017
Project: Laputa: Castle in the Sky in scale 1:72
1:100 Messerschmitt Me262A & Me163B (Tamiya 61604)1:72 Spad XIII (Academy 12446)
29. August at 07:04:07 Share
Choppa Nutta cool and watching :D
30. August at 13:09:18
Greg Baker I've done a bit more work on it... but I didn't take any pictures 'cause he doesn't have any pants on yet, and this is a family site... ;)
30. August at 18:16:45
Dave Flitton is it an Orangutan ?
30. August at 19:23:50
Choppa Nutta No it's the robot gardener :)
30. August at 19:56:56
Greg Baker Yes indeed. He's a 1/72 scale robot gardener from Laputa. I'm going to try a two-stage project. First up... wire, epoxy putty and sanding it into submission.
31. August at 00:42:26
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August 28, 2017

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 27, 2017
Project: Arietty in scale 1:72
Scratchbuilt
27. August at 18:46:43 Share
Greg Baker Since I'm more or less trying to incorporate one 1/72 vehicle from every Studio Ghibli film, I decided to include a new project based on the film, Arriety. The obvious choice was to 100% scratchbuild the boat the family uses to leave in at the end of the movie. It was a very quick build and all the parts just fell together. Quickest build I've ever completed...
27. August at 18:48:46
Martin Oostrom Invisible boat?
27. August at 21:20:00
Choppa Nutta I've got a cupboard full of them Martin :D
27. August at 21:29:02
Choppa Nutta Will there be a diorama to go with it ? ;)
27. August at 21:29:28
Greg Baker Well, a 1/72 scale teacup is a little hard to see... ;)
28. August at 00:07:18
Choppa Nutta not seen the film, is it invisible too ? :D :D :D
28. August at 00:42:02
playtime 222 Teapot?
28. August at 00:59:52
Greg Baker oh, right. It was a teapot! Whoops. I suppose a 1/72 might be a tiny bit bigger than the spec of dust at the centre of this pic... :)

I was mentally listing off the Studio Ghibli movies that I haven't had a scratchbuild from yet and was just sort of thinking about what might be included. When I got to Arriety I was giving it some semi-serious thought until I realized that to keep it inline with the rest of the 1/72 scale how tiny it would be...

Then I laughed, put a spec of plastic dust on my cutting mat, took a pic and called it done!
28. August at 04:15:29
28. August at 04:18:08
playtime 222 Surely something in photo-etch... :D *runs *hides
28. August at 13:43:22
Bart Goesaert that's a clean build ;)
28. August at 18:37:13
Greg Baker snicker... I think it needs a bit more PSR
28. August at 18:47:52
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August 27, 2017

Greg Baker added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 1 images
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Scratchbuilt
27. August at 18:44:56 Share
Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 25, 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)
25. August at 19:15:55 Share
J W Got to be watching this beauty too!
26. August 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 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 at 04:35:09
Choppa Nutta Popular plane to model recently I've noticed :)
27. August at 09:41:41
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August 26, 2017

Greg Baker added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 26, 2017
1:72 Yakovlev Yak-38 Forger (Tsukuda Hobby S04-1300)
02. March at 15:08:16 Share
JOHN THOMAS Greg, Nice start. Glad to see some added detail
05. March at 16:35:43
Julian Herrero aka Yuri Good work so far , congrats
05. March at 17:08:06
Ekki Following.
05. March at 18:08:19
Greg Baker Thanks Guys! I sprayed the cockpit with Tamiya primer to get ready to paint it, but it went all runny on me for some reason, so I think I need to clean it off and try again.
07. March at 14:29:19
07. March at 21:28:37
Greg Baker After a bit of a break due to work-related travel, I'm back at it. Not much of an update, but got some paint down on the cockpit and the air intakes.
14. March at 02:29:55
Greg Baker Well... it's done... enough. This project was a Murphy's law of errors. I'm not sure why, but the painting was a mess, i kept getting these little sparkles... I killed a bunch of the decals... including the control panel... sigh... sometimes done is done. I still like this weird plane, so I may have another crack at it someday if I run across another kit.
26. August at 14:15:47
Stephan Ryll Good lookin bird
26. August at 14:22:43
Greg Baker Hey Thanks, Stephan!
26. August at 17:51:19
26. August at 17:53:46
Ekki Very nice work.
26. August at 18:10:34
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Greg Baker added the FineMolds Curtiss R3C-0 (1:72) to his stash.
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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26. August at 14:02:25 Share
Greg Baker added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 19 images
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1:72 Spad XIII (Academy 12446)
26. August at 13:51:33 Share
Greg Baker added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 24 images
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1:72 Mitsubishi KA-14 (FineMolds MG01/2014)1:72 Spad XIII (Academy 12446)
26. August at 13:46:30 Share
Greg Baker added the FineMolds Tiger Moth in No to his wishlist
No Tiger Moth (FineMolds FG8)
Laputa: Castle in the Sky
Tiger Moth
FineMolds
FG8
2016 | New tool
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26. August at 13:41:34 Share
Greg Baker added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 28 images
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1:350 Clipper Ship Cutty Sark (Academy 14110)
26. August at 13:37:57 Share
Greg Baker added the FineMolds Tiger Moth in No to his wishlist
No Tiger Moth (FineMolds FG8)
Laputa: Castle in the Sky
Tiger Moth
FineMolds
FG8
2016 | New tool
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26. August at 13:33:15 Share
Greg Baker added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 3 with 57 images
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1:100 Messerschmitt Me262A & Me163B (Tamiya 61604)1:72 Spad XIII (Academy 12446)
26. August at 13:31:23 Share
Greg Baker added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 26 images
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1:72 Light Vehicles Of Allied & Axis During WWII (Academy 13416)
26. August at 13:23:15 Share

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