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Dick (Wolfhound32)



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@bughunter: Wow... the only next step is the real one!! This is scale modelling 3.0!
21. November 2020, 16:21
Due to your model I noticed, that the big model is a cheater - not enough wheels! ;)
21. November 2020, 16:34
Thomas Kolb
What an adventure! Please keep the build log coming!
21. November 2020, 16:36
@bughunter: ???? Lol! But imagine flying this expensive unit with a remote control in your hands.. and landing it safely.. I would faint.
21. November 2020, 16:46
@Thomas Kolb: Thank you, I will!
21. November 2020, 16:47
Florian H.
Nice results so far, but you pay a lot of money for a Monster like this and what do you get in quality? I don't know.... for me the fitting looks bad, but i am sure you will get it in the right way
21. November 2020, 17:18
@Florian: True... but I always wanted this model in 1:72, and as it's the only one available I bought it immediately. I knew it would be a challenge to build it, but I agree with you Modelsvit could have done a bit more research to the final quality and fitting of this expensive kit.

Also, I don't see any other builds yet of this kit on the Internet.. looks like it will be a unique (collectors)item soon! I'm curious how many kits Modelsvit will produce. The limited Buran-version is still not available.
21. November 2020, 18:06
Florian H.
Yes, you are right, i also did not see any models of that big giant yet. I will follow your build anyway, great Job so far. Keep on going :)
21. November 2020, 21:25

September 19, 2020

Dick added Vallejo Model Wash to his list of favorite colors
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September 7, 2020

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Ben M
Watching this beast
5. September 2020, 23:48
Jay Dubya
Ditto for me, Amigo
6. September 2020, 04:11
If its a seaplane...i'm in...enjoy
6. September 2020, 04:16

September 5, 2020

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June 26, 2020

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June 23, 2020

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21. June 2020, 21:12
Donald Dickson II
Definitely in on this!
22. June 2020, 10:14
Maciej Bellos
Another biggie!
22. June 2020, 19:30
I will build it, but first the Antonovs..
22. June 2020, 21:29
Andy Ball
Still not coming down much in size, then? ????
22. June 2020, 22:16
Erik Leijdens
How big is your house then?? :D
23. June 2020, 07:56
Slavo Hazucha
The size is one thing, but look at the gaps & Yamato-armor-spec wall thickness. This is a model for an action hero from the 80´s! :D
23. June 2020, 09:10
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June 21, 2020

Dick added a new photoalbum.
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@Zbynek: Thanks :) !

I have a modeling room in my house, with only airplane stuff in it, like these big models and a big functional B737-800 Flight Simulator :)

20. June 2020, 14:07
Zbynek Honzik
You're a lucky man, Dick! :)
20. June 2020, 18:57
Donald Dickson II
I was a Loadmaster on C-141s. We called the 5s FRED: F%^&ing Ridiculous Economic Disaster. LOL

You did a fantastic job with this! I need to get one of the 1/144 kits for my cargo plane collection.
20. June 2020, 20:38
@Zbynek: yes :) , my girlfriend and I bought a new house with garage.. I only asked for the garage ;)
20. June 2020, 22:20
@Donald: Wow, I envy you ;)
Lol :) !!

They call the C-5 'the box the C-141 came in ;) ..

I still have a 1:72 Anigrand C-141 to build. Any info or details is always welcome ;) ...

20. June 2020, 22:24
Donald Dickson II
What scheme do you plan on doing it in? When I was on them they didnt have the gray scheme. Just the old gray/white and the euro camo. And as you mentioned, to do the interior justice you would have to do a crap ton of scratching.

As for the general shape on it, from what I understand, its pretty good. I have not seen one of the kits in person, so cant say. It certainly is not as screwed up as the 17 is.
20. June 2020, 23:28
@Donald: I always saw the European One / Lizard scheme versions. I will make that version as my C-5 is also that scheme.

The Anigrand C-17 is really the worst kit I've ever had. I will never buy it again, hopefully there will be a decent 1:72 C-17 kit available in the future.

Here are some pics of my Anigrand C-141B kit, I just made a new album for it on Scalemates:

1:72 Anigrand Lockheed C-141B Starlifter | Album by Wolfhound32

It's not that worse, but just as my C-5 kit there will be no interior detailing!
The big manual/drawing is from an old Combat Models 1:72 C-141 vacform kit I once had.. that was so bad quality that I literally threw it away. I think the fuselage was only 1mm thick plastic, there were holes in it and missing parts etc. So I only kept the drawing and the white metal landing gear parts, maybe I can use them for my Anigrand kit..
21. June 2020, 21:03
Sergej I
Great result, love the paintjob and finish overall.
21. June 2020, 21:22

June 20, 2020

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20. June 2020, 23:22
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2. May 2020, 22:24
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Thank you all :) ! I will finish it.. there are some setbacks during the build at the moment so this project is on hold for a while.
19. June 2020, 16:53
Alec K
19. June 2020, 17:34
Nathan Dempsey
Thats big, but an even bigger decal challenge! It will be a great display when completed.
19. June 2020, 18:01
@Alec: Thanks :) !

@Nathan: Yes that's true.. I've never applied so many decals on 1 model. And to think that I've removed them all again 3 months ago...
I bought better and more realistic decals for the Shuttle. It will look much better after that :)
But this project is on hold at the moment, I want to build the Antonov first.
19. June 2020, 21:42
What kit is the 747 from?
19. June 2020, 21:52
It is an old Skyland desktop model. I'm always on the hunt for old damaged Skyland models, because I like to give them an 'overhaul'. Just as my 1:72 Skyland Qantas Boeing 747-100..

I still have 2 747's, 2 DC-10's and 2 A-310's to repair.. But I think I don't have enough time (and space ;)) for that I think...
19. June 2020, 22:00
amazing project. great to give a second chance (and what a chance!!!) to that 747
19. June 2020, 22:41
@Spanjaard: Thank you :) !
20. June 2020, 23:21

June 19, 2020

Dick added a new photoalbum.
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4. May 2020, 11:01
Andy Ball
Mr Dickinson would approve! Another big build for the hangar!?
4. May 2020, 12:50
Thanks Andy ;)!
If it would be possible I'd give him this model for his office, but I think he's allready got a nice model of this temporarily Ed Force One..
4. May 2020, 13:40
4. May 2020, 14:23
Andy Ball
@Dick in 1 to 1 scale!!
4. May 2020, 15:57
Patrick Hagelstein
Whoah!!! 1/72!!! Awesome!
4. May 2020, 17:31
Erik Leijdens
Impressive appearance! Very cool :)
5. May 2020, 05:40
Ray Seppala
Wow, a great transformation on the old KLM Bird! Did you happen to use an orbital sander to get the old paint off? :)
16. June 2020, 01:07
@Frank: Thanks!

@Andy: lol :) !!

@Erik: Thanks :) !

@Ray: lol!! No, just sanding. And sanding. And sanding...
It's a dull job but someone's got to do it ;) ...
19. June 2020, 21:38
Ben M
The molotow pens really are liquid chrome aren't they! They're amazing.
19. June 2020, 21:44
@Ben: True! I was really surprised how real chrome the result was.. Amazing indeed!
19. June 2020, 21:48

June 14, 2020

Dick wants this item
14. June 2020, 09:30

June 11, 2020

Dick added Modelbrouwers to his forums
11. June 2020, 23:01
Dick added Vallejo to his list of favorite colors
11. June 2020, 23:01
Dick added Tamiya to his list of favorite colors
11. June 2020, 23:01
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May 27, 2020

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27. May 2020, 22:13
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2. May 2020, 21:09
3. May 2020, 16:47
Thomas K.
Wow, impressive !!!
3. May 2020, 20:29
Andy Ball
How much glue have you stockpiled to finish it????
3. May 2020, 20:40

For the C-5 I used 2 bottles of superglue..
Until now I've used 1 bottle for both Antonov projects, but that I will need to stock for sure..

By the way, did I mention I also have the 1/72 Amodel Spruce kit waiting for me in my stash...

3. May 2020, 21:39
Andy Ball
I'm gonna buy shares in Tamiya glue lol!! Love all your projects!!
3. May 2020, 21:46
Łukasz Gliński
Oh wow, where do you store all that stuff? ;)
4. May 2020, 10:17
@Lukasz: excuses for this late answer!

My girl and I have moved into a new house last year which has a garage. I only wanted that garage for myself, as I need room for my models and my flight simulator, so we agreed that I can use the garage for my hobbies only and she can have the rest of the house ;)
So I turned the garage into a living space and now I have my own 'man-cave' with a cockpit and some big shelves at the wall for these big kits!
27. May 2020, 22:11

May 26, 2020

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26. May 2020, 20:19

May 16, 2020

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16. May 2020, 00:16

May 10, 2020

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10. May 2020, 18:02
Very nice collection. Congrats!
10. May 2020, 19:02
Chris Greathouse
That red on #1 is great! Your whole collection really shows quality :D
10. May 2020, 21:58
Thank you guys!
10. May 2020, 22:13

May 9, 2020

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May 6, 2020

Dick marked this item as tradeable/sellable
USD 2000.00
6. May 2020, 09:43

May 5, 2020

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5. May 2020, 21:56
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4. May 2020, 20:19
Choppa Nutta
Wow ! . . what a project !
at 1/96 scale that puts the hull length at somewhere around 11.5 feet long !
but it says cancelled, tell me it aint so as this is definitely one to follow !

I have some questions if I may ...

1) will this be static display only or will you be going the full hog and making it RC to sail on the water ?

2) by the looks of things the "kit" doesn't come with a deck or a coning tower etc. will you be building these from plans then ?

3) will you be making this with working elevators and lights etc ?

4) how many years do you think it will take to complete this project ?

5) would it be impolite to ask how much you have invested in this project thus far ? :)

Wishing you the best of luck on this project and I look forward to seeing how you progress with it !! :)
4. May 2020, 21:02
Hi Choppa Nutta,

I'm sorry to tell you but I will not build it.. I cancelled it :(.
It's just a too big project, I will not have the time to ever finish it in my life (I think).

These hulls are often used for RC ship battlegroups. As these hulls need everything else to be scratchbuild, the many little projects are often divided by groups of people.
For example.. I've got almost a complete airwing in scale 1:100, that are 40+ kits to be build!
the complete lower deck and upper deck with equipment (elevators, island structure etc) need to be scratchbuilt and detailed.
This hull comes with detailed drawings for all this, but it's going to take a lot of time to finish this project.

Answers to your questions:
1- I would have built it for static display.. with all the fine details it would be too fragile for transport and RC stuff.
2- Indeed all the further details (deck etc) need to be built from plans that come with this kit.
3- I would have made it with lighting for sure, but working elevators.. no, not too much electrics for me.
4- I think way too many for 1 person. With a project like this you never stop detailing ;) .
5- I think the total worth with all the extra kits I collected and all the spare parts it's worth about $2000.
But it's for sale and sure for a reasonable and negotiable price ;)
4. May 2020, 21:31
4. May 2020, 21:32
Choppa Nutta
I'm sorry to hear that you've cancelled but I can't blame you, it is a huge project !!
I counted 45 aircraft in total going by your photos, even if you could build one a week that would be most of a year alone !!

I can see why projects like these tend to be team efforts, hugely ambitious to think about doing it on your own, I wonder at what point you realised you had bitten off more than you can chew ? :)

I wish you luck in selling it on.

I've considered building a Nimitz from scratch in 1/72 for the indoor RC models using correx plastic sheets with a flat bottom and wheels, I designed in such a way that it could be all folded up to make it easier to store at home as it would have been 15 feet long !
But the more drawings I did the more I realised just how big of project it really is !

Thanks for the reply though, I hope you at least build the 1/350th version though ;)
4. May 2020, 22:39
I was planning to build it together with 2 friends of mine, but it just never worked out.. So like you, the more you're planning (and waiting), the more you start to realize the project is just too big.

In scale 1/72 it would be REALLY massive!! But much better to add details in that scale :).. So you will also never build it like me?

I bought the 1:350 Trumpeter Nimitz kit as a scale-measure for the bigger parts. It's easier to have ready 3D parts , so you can enlarge them for scratchbuilding all the parts.
So I'm selling the Trumpeter kit with the 1/96 kit, it makes it all a little bit easier to start constructing.

Thanks for your comment, and if you should know a potential buyer, please let me know. I will add more information about everything that comes with the hull soon.
4. May 2020, 22:58
Choppa Nutta
I wasn't planning on making the 1/72 super detailed, just enough for a good stand off impression for the RC models to take off and land from .. and crash into no doubt :)
But yeah, it was all too ambitious !!

If I had the money and the time I would be sorely tempted by this but alas not possible for me but if anyone I know expresses an interest then I'll be sure to point them your way, best of luck :)
5. May 2020, 10:31
Thats a project. Watching.
5. May 2020, 10:35

May 4, 2020

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1:96 USS Nimitz CVN-68 (The Scale Shipyard WHU-V 4)
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4. May 2020, 10:46
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1:72 C-5 Galaxy - Air Guard & AETC Units (Draw Decal 72s-C5-3)1:72 Lockheed C-5B Galaxy (Anigrand Craftswork AA-9001)
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