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Updated: April 28, 2019
3. April at 05:14:32 Share
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M M @bozzer the link is dead for me. Post up the photos of the kit. According to SM its 1989 vintage. Looking at some of the other folks that built it up it almost looks identical to the Fujimi mold, I wonder if Fujimi just bought the molds from Revell? Anyways here is a link for your Guardsman Blue GT. First photo and scroll down you can see Andretti some ways down.

@Robert! YES! I want to see that movie. If you haven't seen this documentary that the movie I think it going to be based on its worth it! I loved it.

For those not in the US its called "The 24 Hour War"
6. May at 19:30:38
Chris Greathouse Watching 24 hour war :D Thanks! (needed a few hours break between clear coats)
6. May at 19:33:12
Bozzer The link relates to an article by Harry Kennison. He was a photographer, back in the day, and it tells of his experience at Sebring. Man, that story had me glued to the screen! Try to Google it, I'm sorry that the link didn't work for you, it's the only one I have, I think?
6. May at 21:44:44
Bozzer Yep, sorry guys, that's the only link.
6. May at 21:48:09
Bozzer Failing that, try Dan Gurney. 12 hours of endurance at Sebring. Man, that's gotta be the best story I've read in a long time!
6. May at 22:00:41
Tom Link works for me.
6. May at 22:03:10
M M @Bozzer Hey! It works from my phone. I will give it a read. My laptop was giving me a hard time. *shrugs*
6. May at 23:01:06
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May 2, 2019

M M added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 2, 2019
23. April at 02:48:13 Share
M M Started this last week or so. I have been working only a few hours at a time on it. 1:72 is small *eyes wide open*. I decided to try PE for the first time. I love the way it looks. The cockpit will definitely be a highlight for me.
2. May at 04:11:46
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April 30, 2019

M M added the Hawk North American P-51D Mustang (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 North American P-51D Mustang (Hawk 546-130)
North American P-51D Mustang
Hawk 1:48
1964 | Changed box
30. April at 04:07:04 Share

April 23, 2019

M M added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 11 images
In progress
1:72 Yak-130 (Zvezda 7316)
23. April at 02:45:17 Share

April 22, 2019

M M added the Eduard Yak-130 (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Yak-130 (Eduard CX499)
Yak-130 Zvezda
Eduard 1:72
2017 | New tool
22. April at 02:23:44 Share
M M added the Eduard Yak-130 (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Yak-130 (Eduard 73618)
Yak-130 Zvezda
Eduard 1:72
2017 | Changed parts
22. April at 02:23:33 Share

April 20, 2019

M M added the Zvezda Yak-130 (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Yak-130 (Zvezda 7316)
Russian Demonstrator
Zvezda 1:72
2018 | Changed decals
20. April at 20:34:22 Share

April 18, 2019

M M added the Tamiya Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I (Tamiya 61119)
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I
Tamiya 1:48
2018 | New tool
18. April at 01:28:04 Share

April 15, 2019

M M added the Zvezda Yak-130 in 1:72 to his wishlist
1:72 Yak-130 (Zvezda 7316)
Russian Demonstrator
Zvezda 1:72
2018 | Changed decals
15. April at 02:39:40 Share

April 9, 2019

M M added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 9, 2019
9. April at 02:00:17 Share
M M My kids asked for some airplanes to hang from their ceiling. I couldn't justify spending more than $20 on a new kit so I went to a kit swap and picked up some old kits for $6/each. It took me about a week to finish this first one. I let my oldest put it together and I did all the paint work. First time trying "molted" camo. I need some work lol. I was really surprised at how well the 19 year old decals held up... Better than Fujimi *eyeroll* This is why there hasn't been much GT40 work. The GT40 is back on the front burner now.
9. April at 02:07:49
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M M added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 6 images
1:72 Fw 190 F-8/R-14 (Revell 04147)
9. April at 01:56:51 Share
M M added the Revell Fw 190 F-8/R-14 (1:72) to his completed kits.
1:72 Fw 190 F-8/R-14 (Revell 04147)
Focke Wulf
Fw 190 F-8/R-14 Torpedo-fighter
Revell 1:72
2000 | Changed parts
9. April at 01:56:02 Share

April 3, 2019

M M started the Fujimi Ford GT-40 Mk.II (1:24)
1:24 Ford GT-40 Mk.II (Fujimi 12101)
Ford GT-40 Mk.II 1966 Le Mans Winner
Fujimi 1:24
12101 (HR-1)
1989 | New tool
3. April at 05:12:09 Share
M M added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 53 images
1:24 Ford GT-40 Mk.II (Fujimi 12101)1:24 Ford GT40 Mk-II `66 LeMans Winner (Fujimi 126036)
Ford GT-40 Mk.II
US Racing 24 Hours of Le Mans
Shelby-American Inc. 2 (Bruce McLaren/Chris Amon) | 24 Heures du Mans - Le Mans FR June 1966 (Result: Winner) | Black
3. April at 05:10:44 Share

April 1, 2019

M M added the Encore Models Grumman JRF Goose in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Grumman JRF Goose (Encore Models 48005)
Grumman JRF Goose
Encore Models 1:48
2015 | Changed box
1. April at 03:28:20 Share

March 31, 2019

M M and Bill Newcomer are now mates.
31. March at 14:55:09 Share

March 27, 2019

M M added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: February 3, 2019
11. January at 08:11:57 Share
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M M Thanks Robert. I wanna wait for the paint to finish drying and will try that
20. January at 02:52:04
M M Photo update. I had been quietly working on detail paint and this morning after breakfast we put some parts together. I still have to detail up the steering wheel before the cockpit is finished and then work on the front suspension and the brakes and all of the dress up painting will be finished. I am slowly working on the exterior. There are a lot of decals I have to put on and I had an issue with overspray. Robert, I tried the thinner, it was too slow on the TS paints so I used 92% Rubbing alcohol, this seems to do the trick but it takes a lot of elbow grease. I found some decals on the engine I was missing so I put those on and then the kids got to work. My youngest son was interested but for just a minute. He installed the pedals. He is only 3 after all. The oldest was there with me the whole time. There were a few parts where I had to get the parts to snap together but he was on the rest of it. I would say this is turning out to be pretty nice! If I can recover the outside of the frame I will be really happy.

I really like the way the underside turned out. I laid down some flat aluminum and then chrome over it to get the nice color. I also used a little panel line paint on the underside of the A-arms. I imagine this will be finished in the coming weekends.
20. January at 17:24:31
M M Started another project while finishing this one up. Album to follow shortly. While my primer on the other car was drying I knocked out some detail paint on brakes and rotors. I put in all the intake covers and glued them in. I also touched up the steering wheel. I have to throw down some decals and then put on the clear. Then just wait for my kids to get home so they can finish putting it together. It's really starting to look good with all the tidbits on the body. The only "hard" part I am going to run into is clear coating the back "bumper" with out flooding it. I don't think i should install it before I clear the body because there are a few crevices that won't get clear.
28. January at 15:06:14
Tom Got'a keep the pipeline going!
28. January at 16:24:01
M M I got the decals laid and the clear coat on. I used the Microscale Industries products to get them to lay down nice. I think i put down at least 25+ and that wasn't all of them. The 1:1 car that I am modeling it on didn't have the "Gulf" logos on there so I left them off. Then after three coats of Tamiya TS-13 she is waiting to cure. I did spy two little dust motes so it will get a light sanding and polishing once it's cured. When my little ones get home I will have them put it all together and then take photos for our reveal.
3. February at 19:51:51
Bob Hall That is Gorgeous ! I'm jealous ! Great job on an awesome Ford !!!!!!
3. February at 21:16:51
M M Thanks Robert. I am really happy with how this is turning out.
3. February at 21:54:05
27. March at 02:59:28
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March 25, 2019

M M added the Aires Spitfire Mk.V cockpit set in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Spitfire Mk.V cockpit set (Aires 4458)
Spitfire Mk.V cockpit set for Tamiya
Aires 1:48
25. March at 02:57:15 Share
M M added the Montex Spitfire Mk.Vb Trop in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Spitfire Mk.Vb Trop (Montex K48204)
Spitfire Mk.Vb Trop Tamiya
Montex 1:48
25. March at 02:54:27 Share

March 16, 2019

Check out the new new from Tamiya. Interesting livery, might try building an aircraft because of it.
16. March at 05:58:18 Share

March 13, 2019

Getting ready to start this one. I am on the road so I am getting some research in order. Anyone else notice that the instructions show the dash for GT40 P/1075 (1967/68 winner) as oppose to P/1046? Anyone build this model recently? How did you fix the dash? When I get home I plan on cracking this one open and actually looking at the included dash. I will be a little disappointed if its the 1075 dash :-/
1:24 Ford GT40 Mk-II `66 LeMans Winner (Fujimi 126036)
Ford GT40 Mk-II `66 LeMans Winner
Fujimi 1:24
126036 (RS-16)
2014 | Changed ???
13. March at 00:33:30 Share

March 8, 2019

M M added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: March 8, 2019
23. February at 23:31:51 Share
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Chris Greathouse Great job for first large scale... even with the hiccups, looks fantastic!
8. March at 01:59:41
James C You've done bloody well mate! and far better than my 1st attempt at armour ;)
8. March at 02:01:48
M M Thanks for all the kind words guy. James, I really admire your work so thank you. Now I need to decide if I should put together another inexpensive kit for practice or raise the bar a bit on something a little more pricey.
8. March at 04:16:42
Carlos Cisneros A great starter kit for armor builds. You did quite well with it!
8. March at 04:29:21
Chris Greathouse Improve with cheap kits, then bump up the quality once you get technique better.
8. March at 04:30:00
James C Yup, a couple cheap Tamiya's under your belt is a good stepping off point to the more expensive and complex Trumpeter & Mengs ;)
8. March at 05:11:49
Jean-Michel Tilquin Nice job for a 1st time... Keep on like this!
8. March at 08:07:18
Bart Goesaert nicely done...
8. March at 08:30:03
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March 5, 2019

M M now follows Greg Baker
5. March at 20:16:47 Share

February 23, 2019

M M added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 35 images
1:35 M41 Walker Bulldog (Tamiya 30043)
23. February at 23:30:08 Share

February 22, 2019

M M added the Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 M41 Walker Bulldog (Tamiya 30043)
US Tank
M41 Walker Bulldog
Tamiya 1:35
30043 (43)
2001 | Changed box
22. February at 23:05:55 Share

February 20, 2019

M M added a new photoalbum.
25 images
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Updated: February 19, 2019
19. February at 17:59:44 Share
M M First time airbrushing. I didn't want to just learn to spray on a bottle or such so i bought a $5 kit from the LHS. OMG I wish I had one sooner! Going to do a test on a body next.

Because I am crazy and OCD I decided to do some weathering as well. Battle damage. Busted fender. Soot, dust, and mud. I love it. I think I might make a little diorama for it.
19. February at 18:14:43
Olivier Bitten by the airbrush bug, are we ?
19. February at 18:27:01
M M :) yes! It's so smooth. And it doesn't flood the little details like a rattle can.
19. February at 18:28:24
Olivier I tried once but then went back to brushes. Will have to be more persistent...
19. February at 18:31:30
Chris Greathouse Wow.... Insane small, looks good :D
19. February at 18:33:47
M M Thanks Chris! It was so much fun and for 5 bucks if I cocked it up I wasn't going to cry.

Olivier, really it makes a difference on covering large areas. I really enjoy brush painting but couldn't find a good thinner to paint ratio to not get brush strokes on large areas. This for me is worth it.

If you want to see a better build description with photos that are oriented correctly here is the link to my build.
19. February at 19:19:08
Olivier Well detailed file. Thanks for sharing.
20. February at 11:28:21
James C Great job mate
20. February at 18:40:34
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February 19, 2019

M M and Chris Greathouse are now mates.
19. February at 23:00:19 Share
M M added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 25 images
1:100 T-34/85 (Zvezda 6160)
19. February at 17:57:15 Share

February 17, 2019

M M added the Zvezda T-34/85 (1:100) to his stash.
1:100 T-34/85 (Zvezda 6160)
Soviet medium tank
Zvezda 1:100
2016 | New tool
17. February at 23:19:06 Share

February 16, 2019

M M now follows Nathan Dempsey
16. February at 18:05:01 Share


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