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1:35 WC-54 Dodge Ambulance (Italeri 226)
WC-54 Dodge Ambulance
Italeri 1:35
1981 | Changed box
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8. November at 21:12:11 Share
Robert W Martel added a new project.
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1:72 AC-47 GUNSHIP "SPOOKY" (ESCI 9012)
24. May 2017 at 06:46:51 Share
Ian Oostelbos Following
1. November at 22:31:44
Holger Kranich Oh a nostalgia build! I am in!
2. November at 10:08:59
Robert W Martel Hey Guys !! I basically have it finished. It just needs painting. I've had to move this past year and am just getting back to modeling. Haven't built much in the past 2 years!! Looking forward to getting back to it. Not sure when I'll get it finished. Also have the Trumpeter 1/48 C-47A Skytrain D-day version. It is larger & much better detail. But I like the gunships!
8. November at 21:10:49
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Robert W Martel added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 9, 2017
24. May 2017 at 06:48:39 Share
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Ekki I'll be following this.
16. June 2017 at 19:11:07
Robert W Martel Welcome Ekki,
It's coming along slowly as I have several projects going at once and work back & forth between them. It's getting there. Also looked at your wall. Nice bunch of builds, keep up the good work!
16. June 2017 at 19:27:16
John Andresen You can always dream about having them all, lol. Slowly working my way to finding and buying all the operational aircraft ever used by the AEF, USAAS, USAAC, USAAF, and the USAF.
18. June 2017 at 15:22:56
Ekki Yes, dream. When starting again with the hobby after an absence of more than 30 years, I had a dream too. All the aircraft of the West And East German Air Forces as well as the Israeli Air Force. Nice goal that! :)
However, then I got side-tracked like, "oh, that's a lovely plane", and "ah, interesting aircraft" and so on. That's when the "dream" moved a wee bit into the background. It's still there mind, just not a priority.
Still, so many planes to build and so little time to do it. ;)
18. June 2017 at 19:07:12
Robert W Martel John,
That would be a heck of a lot of kits!!!!!!
Yea, I often get sidetracked (more often than not) from my main want list too!
18. June 2017 at 19:20:03
Sergej I Wow, remember doing this one ages ago... following :)
2. November at 13:15:16
Cuajete Following.
2. November at 23:12:19
Robert W Martel I basically have it finished. It just needs painting. I've had to move this past year and am just getting back to modeling. Haven't built much in the past 2 years!! Looking forward to getting back to it.
8. November at 21:05:54
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May 19, 2019

Robert W Martel owns this item
1:72 Supermarine Stranraer (Revell 04277)
Supermarine Stranraer
Revell 1:72
2012 | Changed decals
19. March 2017 at 20:34:18 Share
Robert W Martel Actually, had never heard of this aircraft, but it just looked so cool I had to get one! I got this one from a guy in Canada for $27.xx shipped, a couple bucks cheaper than anybody else, I also just ordered the Revell 1/48 Mosquito from him too.
19. March 2017 at 20:46:28
wilky I'm still waiting to see you add a Boomerang to your stash
19. March 2017 at 21:53:05
Martin Oostrom If you like a challenge, check this out:

That raises the bar a bit ;)
19. March 2017 at 22:01:42
Robert W Martel LOL
Wilky, by now you've probably realized how,,,, what's the word I'm looking for??,,, sporadic,,, erratic,,, uh,,, eccentric,,, I cant think of the word,,,, I am. The Boomerang is still at the top of my list, I just get,,, distracted!! lol I don't know, sometimes the "bargains" tend to pop up out of nowhere and BAM,,, I gotta but them! Don't be holding your breath though! lol
That's a pretty cool article. I've saved it for future reference. Just the added rivet detail on the outside would make it that much better,,,, Hey, I could do that! I better practice some first!! Thanks Martin
19. March 2017 at 23:36:10
wilky Impulsive might be the word you're looking for. You might be all the rest but an impulse buy would be covered with impulsive
20. March 2017 at 00:09:12
Robert W Martel !!!!! That's the one I was looking for !! lol
20. March 2017 at 00:21:00
Martin Oostrom Beware when building. Some numbers in the instructions are wrong, at least for the lower wings. 56 was swapped with 58.
25. April 2017 at 06:40:52
Robert W Martel OOOH! thanks for that Martin. Now I just have to remember that.! I was checking out your album too. Are you building it now? I'll be looking.
25. April 2017 at 18:25:45
Martin Oostrom HI Robert, I finished mine after 2+ years….
19. May at 19:29:34
Robert W Martel WOW!! lol That's a lot of time! I'm Thinking seriously of letting that one go. I still have at least half dozen other seaplanes. I'll check yours out first though. I really like the old biwing seaplanes, but cant possibly build them all.
19. May at 21:43:15
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March 12, 2019

Robert W Martel and Bill Newcomer are now mates.
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January 30, 2019

Robert W Martel added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 8, 2017
15. November 2016 at 03:43:26 Share
Patrick Hagelstein Hi Robert! For those dimples just use a no.10 or no. 15 scalpel. That way you can incrementally shave de dimple next up to the nearby details. Sounds hard to explain but just don't use any sanding sticks instead or the details will be lost.
16. November 2016 at 05:47:38
Robert W Martel I gotcha Patrick! That's pretty much what I did. I covered the lines w/Dymo tape, shaved the dimples as you described then used a soft 600 stick just to clean it up. It didn't take much at all, and they came off pretty well. Thanks mate!
16. November 2016 at 06:05:48
Patrick Hagelstein You're welcome!
16. November 2016 at 07:10:18
Ray Seppala Watching with interest Robert. I have a 1/350 Nimitz (and Intrepid) to build but might have to have a go at one of these smaller builds to see what I am in for!
19. November 2016 at 22:41:59
Robert W Martel Ray,
From what I see so far bigger parts are easier to handle. Lots of SMALL parts here. This is 1/800, but a big ship. It's quite a bit bigger than the 1/700 Trumpeter Hornet cv8 for example. Personally I wish I had room for the larger scales, they'd be easier (?). I do have a few of the larger scale Revell's, but the detail is weak compared to the newer Dragon, Trumpy, HobbyBoss.
Ah well, we'll just see how it goes. I'm still having fun!!
27. November 2016 at 20:48:21
Robert W Martel 1/7/17
Actually a pretty nice kit, relatively easy to build, but the decals sucked (again). That's 0 for 3 for Academy decals. It looks great though. Next one I'll paint on the deck stripes.
I liked the fact that it had lots of planes, but when it came time to put them on the deck there are way too many. I had 18 left over! If I had put them all on the deck would be completely covered.
8. January 2017 at 01:54:49
Calvin Gifford Very nice job! Glad Academy isn't stingy in giving their carrier kits aircraft! Since the model depicts the Kitty with the Terrier Missile System, you can leave off the S-3's and F/A-18's - those aircraft did not grace her decks until the Terrier System was replaced by the early Sea Sparrow System. :)
21. November 2018 at 03:23:12
Robert W Martel Thanks Clifford, Yea they give you tons of planes. Besides what's on the decks there's a handful left over that might be able to be used on something else. Heck I wouldn't know the difference between the missile systems anyway, but thanks for that info. I'll keep it in mind when I build the next one.
The Academy carrier kits are pretty decent for their price, I have 4 more.
Have a nice holiday Clifford, I'm hoping to get back into it soon after, next year!
18. December 2018 at 18:22:49
18. December 2018 at 18:55:52
Robert W Martel Hey Clifford !!
I've been out of touch on scalemates for a while. Moved into this senior apt in Sept, but haven't been able to get back to modeling quite yet. It's driving me crazy. I've built 1 model this past year. I'm getting close, but it will be a few more weeks at least. I have a lot of catching up to do, bought lots more kits, need to get them in my stash. Too much to do, and I don't seem to be getting much done each day! It's going slower that I had hoped, I'm just dying to get back in the groove!
How are things with you?
30. January at 19:22:59
Calvin Gifford I'm doing pretty good. Not as difficult to keep warm here in SoCal!!
30. January at 19:25:05
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