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Mike Szwarc (Panzon)
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Mike Szwarc started this item
30. November, 23:19
Mike Szwarc completed this item
30. November, 23:18

November 2, 2020

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9 | 5. September, 21:01
Gary Dahlström
Great subject - looking good so far.
5. September, 21:09
Spanjaard
i agree with Gary :)
5. September, 23:11
Nathan Dempsey
This is interesting for sure. I'll follow :)
5. September, 23:34
Mike Szwarc
Thanks guys! The PE is not really in my wheelhouse, so I'm learning to work with it as I go. I expect I'll be pretty comfortable with it by the time I finish this kit.
5. September, 23:35
Nathan Dempsey
Looks like you're already becoming a master.
5. September, 23:38
Gary Dahlström
THAT is looking sharp Mike. I'm assuming that at least one of those LEDs goes in the main tower.
You are going to hang this from the ceiling, ya? ;)
7. September, 00:08
Mike Szwarc
Thanks, guys! Gary, one LED goes on top of the tower, and one goes below the body of the buoy. Not sure how I'm going to display it yet. I have the IM Waldo kit, and two similar scratch builds in the planning and parts collecting stage, and I'll probably want them all to be displayed in proximity to each other.
7. September, 01:57
Mike Szwarc
Change of plans: I've decided to wire the LEDs after all. I had to backtrack a bit, and prepare the body of the buoy to house the "wiring harness".
7. September, 16:30
Thomas Espe
Interesting subject. Looking great so far. Following this.
7. September, 16:54
Mike Szwarc
I finished soldering PE, except for railing, which I'll be replacing with railing of my own design. Next up is to finish assembly of resin parts, and plan out a procedure for painting/wiring/assembly.
9. September, 21:02
Torsten Wendt
This looking good, great project 8)
27. October, 11:01
Martin R.
Very interesting topic. I'll take a seat and grab my virtual popcorn.
27. October, 12:35

September 30, 2020

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4 | 11. September, 16:50
Lost_Erik
Cool. Thanks for sharing this.
12. September, 14:25
Johnny B
Yes, very cool! Question: are they injection-molded styrene? Looking forward to seeing this MaK built up and painted. :)
12. September, 17:43
Mike Szwarc
Johnny B, the kit parts and the base are styrene, the spherical capsule is polypropylene. The kit is also snap-together, like Bandai or some Hasegawa kits. Both male and female heads are included, and the figure can be displayed standing or flying.
12. September, 17:55
JD
Have not seen these before, very unusual. where did you find it? looking forward to the build. Thoughts on painting schemes? Possible diorama? I'm sure anything you do will be awesome.
12. September, 19:07
Mike Szwarc
JD, I first became aware of these from a review I saw online, though I don't recall where-- maybe Cybermodeler Online. Anyway, I searched on eBay, which is where I got this one. There's only a couple sellers in the US selling single kits, but some Japanese sellers are selling boxes of 9 kits. I don't know if there are 9 random kits to a box, or if you get each of the three models in each of the three colors. I won't be doing anything special with this, just a practice build for my Hasegawa kits. I plan to display it flying, but not sure of a paint scheme yet. I'm trying to think of something useful to bash his weapon arm into-- maybe a welder.
12. September, 20:48
Torsten Wendt
Ma.K. meets surprise eggs
26. September, 08:22
Nathan Dempsey
Interesting for sure. I wish we had vending machines with little models here in the US.
26. September, 08:29
Mike Szwarc
I'm with you, Nathan! As far as I've been able to discover, though, the only actual model kits available in this form have been the 1/35 Ma. K. power suits. I've found all manner of miniatures, action figures, animals, insects, and even something akin to eggs planes and tanks available as capsule toys, but all of these are assembled and painted. Since this kit is from the 3rd and final series of kits in collaboration with Kow Yamayodo, I'll be interested to see if Kaiyodo does any more mini-model kits for the capsule toy market.
26. September, 11:56
Nathan Dempsey
Turned out quite nice there Mike.
30. September, 23:50

September 25, 2020

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5 | 24. September, 19:12
Thomas Espe
Great looking workspace. I like the large windows, gives a lot of natural light, it seems.
24. September, 19:45
Roland Gunslinger
Nice and cozy :)
24. September, 19:50
Spanjaard
it looks certainly good. nice lathe :)
be careful, Escher is checking what you are doing ;)
24. September, 19:51
Mike Szwarc
Thanks for looking and commenting, guys. :) The large window is nice, but I wish the room had 2 fewer doors! Spanjaard, the lathe is, unfortunately, over 50 years old, and was used quite hard during its first 15 years. It was given to me nearly 40 years ago, and I did my best to refurbish it, but the ways are worn near the chuck, so it's impossible to set the feed gibs for a good fit for the length of the ways, and it tends to chatter when turning metal. I've mostly used the lathe on wood and plastic, and it's difficult to turn anything much smaller than 1cm in diameter with it. Good eye, spotting Escher on my door!
25. September, 00:07
25. September, 12:38
Spanjaard
I really love his art, i have to go and visit his museum again when this covid mess is over....
25. September, 12:40
Rui S
Really Nice place. Lots of working space and light.
The lathe is old and worn but simply beautiful. 8)
25. September, 20:26

September 22, 2020

Mike Szwarc added a new project.
2 | 13. September, 13:22
Spanjaard
interesting!
22. September, 07:25

September 5, 2020

Mike Szwarc added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 24 images
1:35
Completed
1:35 SkyMark (Industria Mechanika IMECH014)
 
1 | 5. September, 12:17
JD
Front row seat!
5. September, 21:01
Mike Szwarc
Started this back in July, then put it on hold for my workroom redo. Did a bit of backtracking with the PE tower, but I'm taking pics of the work as I go.
5. September, 21:08
JD
Wow, even that reference photo would make a cool wall mounted display idea with the clouds in the background and the support rod set horizontally..
(I know, I'm an armchair quarterback)
5. September, 23:13
Mike Szwarc
Interesting idea, JD I hadn't thought of a wall-mounted display.
5. September, 23:31
Mike Szwarc added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 19 images
1:25
Completed
1:25 1955 Chevrolet Cameo Pickup (AMT/ERTL 6053)1:25 1940 Willys Coupe/Pickup (AMT 818)1+
 
1 | 23. August, 16:38
JD
Just thought I'd bump this one to the front. Stupendous! This is the first time I've seen pics of your build process, which is amazing unto itself. Completely off the wall!
5. September, 04:58
Mike Szwarc
Thanks, JD. I rarely think to take WIP photos, but I did on this build, and I took some of the completed plow & harpoon vehicle before I painted it.
5. September, 11:35
Nigel Chapman
I second JD's comments - the build pictures give a great insight not only to your build process but the creativeness Involved.
5. September, 12:51
Mike Szwarc
I just started building again (Sky Mark buoy) after completely re-doing my work room (rebuilt my work tables and my spray booth, rearranged the room layout, reorganized storage, and added display space for finished models), so I'll see if I can get into the habit of taking build pics as I go. :)
5. September, 13:33
JD
That sounds great Mike! You have amazing talent, and I for one am very excited and inspired to watch you work! You could easily charge admission for this information!
5. September, 20:15

September 4, 2020

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8 | 22. July, 11:36
Neuling
Cool build!
23. July, 08:39
Spanjaard
indeed.
2. September, 13:12
Mike Szwarc
Thanks guys! I've been thinking about doing a junkyard diorama with this one and one or two other kits I haven't built yet.
2. September, 13:18
Spanjaard
i would love to see that! :)
2. September, 13:21
Frank Krüger
You did a great job .... looks amazing !!!!!!!!!!! :)
2. September, 13:55
Nigel Chapman
Just noticed the miniature Leaf punch. That is a neat touch.
3. September, 21:14
Brandon H
Extremely cool!
4. September, 16:12
Mike Szwarc added a new project.
1:25
Ideas
1:25 '57 Ford Gasser 2 'n 1 (Revell 85-4396)1:25 1954 Hudson Hornet Special (Moebius Models 1214)1:25 1953 Studebaker Starliner Coupe (AMT/ERTL 6955)
 
2 | 4. September, 12:59
Nigel Chapman
Oh yeah. Can't wait to see this build !
4. September, 14:52
Mike Szwarc
Not sure when I'll start it, my workbench is full right now, but I was looking at my stash, and trying to decide what to do with the Hudson and the Starliner. I thought of a DD scenario, but two cars is only a crash; a derby needs at least three, so I decided to use the Del Rio as well. The damage is going to be tough to pull off effectively, but that's the challenge!
4. September, 15:05

September 3, 2020

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9 | 21. July, 12:17
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Rui S
Ooh Now I see it 8)
24. August, 20:59
Spanjaard
rust and chipping is certainly something i still need to get to... but you seem to have mastered it already. sweet.
door dent is simply perfect.
2. September, 13:14
Mike Szwarc
I'm still learning to do rust and weathering. The technique I use is actually quite simple: I base coat the model in whatever color I've chosen, then I usually do a wash to dull down the color a bit, and bring out any detail, then I put an array of rust colors on my wet palette, and slowly and carefully build up the rust patches a little at a time until the model looks "right". I finished with various dry pigments where I want a more diffuse, rusty patina, and for dirt and grime, and I used graphite for those areas of heavy use where the paint is completely worn away, but rust hasn't been able to form. The key with any technique, I believe, is to look at lots of pictures and study where rust and damage occurs, and what it actually looks like.
2. September, 15:47
Spanjaard
thanks a lot Mike. I am actually "collecting" rust pictures with that purpose in mind ;)
2. September, 22:25
Spanjaard
very interesting to see that you can get such a beautiful look, without chipping fluids and all that stuff.... :) I like that.
2. September, 22:26
Mike Szwarc
My approach is a bit tedious, especially on a larger or more heavily weathered model, but by the time I get to that stage of the finishing, I'm quite excited to see how things will turn out, so the process is more enjoyable and interesting than tedious. I also have a habit of telling myself a story about how the model came to be in the state it will be in when finished. That can give me additional ideas for weathering and rusting details.
2. September, 22:46
2. September, 22:47
Nigel Chapman
You have achieved an authentic looking patina Mike, I like it.
3. September, 21:11
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
16 | 24. July, 13:09
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Mike Szwarc
Thanks for the compliment :) I know I have a tendency, and I imagine other modelers do as well, to be more impressed with the work of others than with my own. I think it stems from knowing what went into my work, where the mistakes are, or the failures to meet my own expectations in the finished model. When looking at someone else's work, I know only the result I am seeing, not what the builder sees.
2. September, 22:57
Jeff Flint
You will ride eternal, shiny and chrome. You'll be McFeasting in Valhalla with the heroes of all time.
2. September, 23:04
Mike Szwarc
"By my deeds I honor him. V8!"
2. September, 23:42
JD
I live, I die, I LIVE AGAIN!
3. September, 00:25
Jeff Flint
If you can't stand up, you can't do war!
3. September, 02:30
Nathan Dempsey
I feel like you have carried me through the gates of Valhalla. Great idea & build.
3. September, 04:04
Neuling
Hedgehog on wheels!
3. September, 06:49
Nigel Chapman
Nice job, very effective. Reminds me of the VW from the 1974 Australian movie The cars that ate Paris
3. September, 18:24
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
1 | 3. August, 14:34
Tom Beighley
I'd hate to have one chasing me down, looks very menacing. Nice car collection as well!
3. September, 16:08
Treehugger
This somehow reminds me of a movie. Hm.. The Admiral: Roaring Currents
3. September, 16:35
Mike Szwarc
Thanks for looking, guys! Treehugger, The Admiral: Roaring Currents is about the conflict where this ship would have been used, If such a ship actually existed. There are no contemporary drawings of the geobukseon, only a couple of vague written descriptions of it. This model is of a scaled down speculative recreation of a turtle ship on display at the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul.
3. September, 17:14

September 2, 2020

Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
12 | 31. August, 23:54
Spanjaard
truly excellent job Mike. fantastic
1. September, 21:29
Mike Szwarc
Thanks! I spent a lot of time researching dory trawl line fishing, and just kept adding details as I learned about them in my reading. I built this a decade ago, and have since gotten into plastic models. First cars, and now sci-fi.
1. September, 21:51
Chris Church
This is really exceptional. Well done!
1. September, 23:36
2. September, 10:28
Treehugger
Lovely, would look so nice on my shelf. :) I don't want to buy it but something like this would be nice to have on my shelf.

How long is the model in cm's?
2. September, 11:20
Mike Szwarc
Thanks for the comments, guys, and thanks for looking! Treehugger, the dory is 32cm long x 9 1/2 cm wide, and the base is 34 cm x 15 1/2 cm.
2. September, 11:54
Frank Krüger
Just wowowowowowowowowowowowowowowow ....... :)
2. September, 14:00
Bernd Korte
That's a really nice an unusual build! May I ask what was the motivation behind this project? What's your connection to this type of boat?
2. September, 14:07
Mike Szwarc
Thanks for the comments! Bernd, I was interesting in learning to build wooden models of sailing ships, and in looking at the types and rigs of the various old ships, I became particularly interested in the fisherman and whalers. This led me to read more about how these men did their work, and I became more interested in the boats and equipment they used than the ships they worked from. I decided to see if I could scratchbuild a dory while I was learning about how the Grand Banks fishers worked.
2. September, 15:36
Bernd Korte
Again, museum-quality result! And quite the educational journey how you describe it.
2. September, 15:48
Rui S
Excellent modeling work
2. September, 19:04
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
4 | 30. July, 11:54
Spanjaard
very nice
2. September, 10:27
Andreas Roth
Lovely bike, clean look ! Remembering me of my long time membership in a motorcycle club, riding across Europe to parties and events ...
2. September, 10:37
Mike Szwarc
Thanks guys! Andreas, I've never ridden on a motorcycle, but I like the aesthetic of some of them, especially those from the 40s, 50s, and 60s.
2. September, 11:58
Spanjaard
i fully agree with you Mike!
2. September, 13:10
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
2 | 25. August, 15:21
Spanjaard
beautiful. very nice personal way.
I would have added a bit of wash in the wheels.
2. September, 10:23
Mike Szwarc
I thought the very same thing after I saw the photos. I did go back and add a wash to the wheels, the hood emblem, and the fuel tank, but I didn't take new photos. Thanks for the comments!
2. September, 12:04
Spanjaard
you need to add some pictures :)
2. September, 13:10
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
1 | 28. August, 11:49
gorbygould
WOW!
That's a remarkable bit of scratch-building - amazing work!
28. August, 14:34
Spanjaard
and amazing job indeed... that is real models as it can get .
and getting paid for it on top? what a lucky guy :)
28. August, 15:24
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Brilliant work , congratulations
28. August, 18:56
Augie
Nice mud pits :) You doing rest of the rig?
28. August, 19:05
Matthew A
Looks like something Gerry Anderson would blow up
28. August, 19:15
Mike Szwarc
Thanks for the comments, guys, and thanks for looking! Augie, this is a model I built 40 years ago when I worked for the now defunct Dresser Industries. SWACO, the company I worked in, only made mud processing equipment, pressure control equipment, and some instrumentation, and this model includes all of the mud processing equipment on one mud tank and pump system. It sure would have been fun to build the drilling rig too. :) Matthew, LOL, after the model was shown at OTC in 1980, someone in marketing got the bright idea to send it to some show overseas. It came back to me several weeks later looking like something Gerry Anderson DID blow up-- they wanted me to repair it. Once I surveyed the damage, I could see it wasn't nearly as bad as it looked. The railings were completely destroyed, and some of the equipment had come loose and sustained minor damage, but there was no major damage, and I got paid to work on the model for a couple more weeks. :D
28. August, 21:19
JD
Wow, you are a bonafide thoroughbred model master with a pedigree! Now I start to understand how come you're so dammed good at what you do. :S
2. September, 04:40
Mike Szwarc
JD, even with my "professional" :) background, for some reason, plastic model kits have always intimidated me. I hadn't built a non-figure plastic kit in 50 years when I built the Hanomag that came in the Band of Brothers kit. That's what inspired me to try some more ambitious kits. and when I realized I could build things the way I wanted by kitbashing, I was sold on plastics.
2. September, 12:43
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
25. August, 16:40
Spanjaard
looks very nice
you know that if you leave the yellowed decals in the window for a while, they get sort of white again? i guess in Texas in summer, it should not take that long. but if you leave them too long, they will face too much
2. September, 10:25
Mike Szwarc
Thanks for the tip! I may have an old sheet of decals in my stash to try it on.
2. September, 12:02

September 1, 2020

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31. August, 12:18
JD
Damn, is there anything you can't do, Mike? Did you scratch build the terrain? Nice flocking, you flocker! :)
1. September, 19:22
Mike Szwarc
Well, I tend to follow my modeling muse wherever it takes me. I had been painting single gaming minis for a few months, and decided to try my hand at a whole game (actually a starter set-- one can keep adding to it ad infinitum). The kit included wall sections that one can fit together several different ways. I scratched the terrain bases and added all the rubble and static grass, and all the trees are scratch-built as well.
1. September, 21:48

August 31, 2020

Mike Szwarc added a new project.
1:56
Completed
1:56 Band of Brothers (Warlord Games 401510001)
 
31. August, 12:28
Mike Szwarc added Hobbylinc to his list of favorite shops
31. August, 11:37

August 30, 2020

Mike Szwarc added a new project.
1:56
On hold
1:56 Universal Carrier (Warlord Games 402011008)
 
30. August, 21:35
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
30. August, 18:52
Mike Szwarc added a new project.
1:25
Ideas
1:25 1949 Ford Coupe (AMT 1022)
 
30. August, 12:03

August 26, 2020

Mike Szwarc added a new project.
1:20
Ideas
1:20 P.H.J. 101 Großer Hund (Hasegawa MK05)1:48 AT-ST (Bandai 0194869)1:20 Ground Crew (Industria Mechanika IMECH009D)
 
26. August, 02:47
JD
Oh yeah, this ought to be awesome!
26. August, 03:32
Mike Szwarc
Still in early planning stage, but the kits are on order. Have to finish my workshop redo, spray booth rebuild, and a couple other projects before I get going on this one.
26. August, 11:48

August 25, 2020

Mike Szwarc added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 4 images
1:25
Completed
1:24 '32 Ford Street Rod (Revell 85-6685)
 
1 | 25. August, 16:43
Mike Szwarc added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 5 images
1:25
Completed
1:25 1955 Chevrolet Cameo Pickup (AMT/ERTL 6053)No Odds & Ends Over 1/2" (1.27cm) (Evergreen Scale Models 9002)
 
25. August, 15:25
Mike Szwarc added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 5 images
1:12
Completed
1:12 Custom Chopper Set (Revell 85-7324)
 
25. August, 14:21

August 24, 2020

Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
2 | 30. July, 00:02
Stephan H.
Nice one . I also have a sprint car in my collection which is manly a "chrome wing with extras". These cars are so nicely different.
24. August, 15:00
Mike Szwarc
They certainly are different-- like an engine, transmission, fuel tank, and fat tires, with a few bits of metal tubing holding it all together, and wings to keep it down on the track. Oh, yeah, and a driver's seat stuck right in the middle of all that.
24. August, 17:20
Mike Szwarc added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 5 images
1:24
Completed
1:24 71 JOEY SALDANA SPRINT CAR (Revell 85 4444)
 
24. August, 14:29
Mike Szwarc added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 5 images
1:25
Completed
1:25 1940 Willys Coupe/Pickup (AMT 818)No Odds & Ends Over 1/2" (1.27cm) (Evergreen Scale Models 9002)
 
24. August, 13:39
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
7 | 20. July, 18:02
Bob Hall
Oh Man ! That is a classic beauty there mate, AWESOME job !
20. July, 19:26
Tim Heimer
Nicely done!
20. July, 19:29
Mike Szwarc
Thanks for the kind words, guys, and thanks for looking.
20. July, 19:48
James C
Fabulous looking build.
My Uncle had one of these (minus the towing winch) back in the early 80's.
It was blue-grey in colour and fairly weathered and beat up (just like your model)
The three of us kids used to sit in the back of the tray, with my Uncle (driving) and Mum and Grandmother sitting up front in the cab, and the 6 of us (plus dog) would make the trip to Piha every Xmas. Great times and fond memories. This build brought them flooding back! :)
20. July, 19:57
Tom ...
Awesome build and weathering! A real beauty!
20. July, 20:01
Christoph Kunz
You did a superb job with this kit, and the scratched winch gives it the extra kick. thumbs up
20. July, 20:10
Neuling
I agree with Christoph!
21. July, 09:39
Mike Szwarc
Thanks for looking and commenting, guys. James C, thanks for sharing the memory. I always get turned around with you guys from down under, forgetting that Christmas comes during your summer!
21. July, 11:55
Rui S
Beautiful. Great paint job and weathering
25. July, 22:29
Dominik Weitzer
weathering is fine :D
24. August, 12:50
Mike Szwarc now follows Roman Novikov
24. August, 12:26

August 23, 2020

Mike Szwarc added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 7 images
1:25
Completed
1:25 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup (AMT/ERTL 6437)
 
23. August, 18:57
Mike Szwarc added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 8 images
1:25
Completed
1:25 '65 Chevy Stepside Pickup (Revell 85-7210)
 
2 | 23. August, 18:22
Mike Szwarc added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 8 images
1:25
Completed
1:25 '34 Ford (AMT 1120)1:35 Nuts and Bolts SET A (small) (Meng Model SPS-005)1+
 
23. August, 17:59
Mike Szwarc added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 4 images
1:25
Completed
1:25 Double Dirt Bike Motorcycle & Accessories (AMT PP014)
 
2 | 23. August, 16:14
Mike Szwarc added a new project.
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Completed
18mm Hobby Mini Wheels (Stevens International SVM-307)No Odds & Ends Over 1/2" (1.27cm) (Evergreen Scale Models 9002)
 
1 | 23. August, 14:59

August 17, 2020

Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
2 | 14. August, 14:21
JD
Great job Mike! I really like the mechs from Konflict 47, but are a bit pricey for me. I like how you went with a red paint scheme too, I've been wanting to paint and weather something red for awhile now. Very cool!
15. August, 01:05
Mike Szwarc
Thanks, JD. Bought the Grizzly kit a couple years ago, and don't remember what I paid, but thought it a bit pricey, too. It is a resin and white metal kit, but doesn't even include a decal sheet. The resin parts aren't bad, but also not the best, as it's clear that the master was 3D printed, but not cleaned up as well as other resin kits using 3D printed masters. Anyway, the build was good practice for my growing collection of Ma. K kits.
15. August, 02:42
JD
I'm totally to Ma.k! I have several kits including a rare one, waiting for my skills to improve before I even attempt them.
15. August, 03:25
Cheyne Felter
Wow, this is cool, love the color scheme.
17. August, 00:44
Mike Szwarc
Thanks, Cheyne. I was trying to imagine a civilian use for walkers, and somethin like heavy construction equipment came to mind, hence the orange. I didn't think Caterpillar yellow would look as good, but I may try that on something in the future.

JD, I feel the same reluctance to dive into a Ma. K kit, but I'm planning on doing one of the 1/35 scale suits after I finish redoing my workroom, and get a little further along on the Industria Mechanika Sky Mark I've started on.
17. August, 02:09
JD
Damn man, you make me feel like a kid just getting started! :D
I'll practice on a few more Gundam kits, leading up to the Ma.K stuff eventually.. that's the plan anyway. :)
17. August, 03:22
Mike Szwarc
Looked at your stash-- you have a nice collection of Ma. K! I'm not into Gundam, but I've been wanting to try a Bandai kit-- they appear to be well-designed and nicely molded-- so I ordered a 1/12 scale SandTrooper kit. I can have the experience of building a Bandai kit, and learn to do desert weathering to glossy white armor.
17. August, 12:26
JD
I've never been much into Gundam at all until recently, just don't care for most of their designs, but there are a few cool armored suits I like, and Bandai kits are a such a pleasure to assemble, and without glue, it's almost like a puzzle rather than a model, and with the Gundam stuff, the figures are articulate and poseable which is cool.
17. August, 19:58
Mike Szwarc
My Sand Trooper arrived today! He is poseable and also has more detail options than I realized. And one of the sprues has black, white, and grey parts all molded on the same sprue-- never seen that before :o
17. August, 22:02
JD
Nice selection, good choice! I'm sure you will have fun with that one. Bandai kits rock!
Looking forward to the painting and weathering, and dio too.
17. August, 23:37

August 8, 2020

Mike Szwarc added a new project.
1:56
Completed
1:56 Allied M8 Grizzly Medium Assault Walker (Warlord Games 452411001)1:35 Nuts and Bolts SET A (small) (Meng Model SPS-005)
 
1 | 8. August, 12:47

August 3, 2020

Mike Szwarc added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 13 images
1:100
Completed
1:100 Turtle Ship (YoungModeler KS-03)
 
3. August, 12:57

August 2, 2020

Mike Szwarc owns this item
2. August, 12:03
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
2 | 1. August, 19:28
JD
My name is Max
My world is reduced to a single instinct: Survive.
As the world fell it was hard to know who was more crazy. Me... Or everyone else.
2. August, 03:22

August 1, 2020

Mike Szwarc owns this item
1. August, 15:05
Mike Szwarc added this book to his library.
1. August, 13:13

July 31, 2020

Mike Szwarc marked this item as on order
31. July, 15:26
Mike Szwarc owns this item
31. July, 11:35
Mike Szwarc owns this item
31. July, 11:35

July 30, 2020

Mike Szwarc wants this item
30. July, 19:49
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Mike Szwarc wants this item
30. July, 02:10

July 29, 2020

Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
1 | 29. July, 13:42
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29. July, 12:55

July 27, 2020

Mike Szwarc now follows Bill Newcomer
27. July, 12:44

July 26, 2020

Mike Szwarc and JD are now mates.
26. July, 22:31
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26. July, 16:29
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26. July, 14:33
Mike Szwarc owns this item
26. July, 14:33
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
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26. July, 13:57
Mike Szwarc added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 8 images
1:25
Completed
1:25 '59 Chevy El Camino (AMT 1058)No Truck Tire Set (Tamiya TAM70101)
 
26. July, 12:03
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
1 | 25. July, 13:21
Alec K
Very cool project
25. July, 21:57
JD
Another one! You have the knack Mike!
26. July, 00:23
Mike Szwarc
Thanks for the comments, guys!
26. July, 01:04

July 25, 2020

Mike Szwarc owns this item
25. July, 17:32
Mike Szwarc now follows JD
25. July, 14:11
Mike Szwarc now follows Michał Karczewski
25. July, 14:08
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
25. July, 02:29
JD
Excellent! Please tell me you have more Post-apocalyptic vehicles in store for us! Love the genre! :D
25. July, 02:43
Mike Szwarc
Thanks for the comments, and thanks for looking! Check out my projects and albums for more post-apocalyptic builds.
25. July, 03:30
JD
I just did and... Woah! .. Holy.. Wtf?... :# .. now following... sir... :# ... ... :#
25. July, 05:25
Rui S
OOB???, no Sir never :D.
Well done, diferent work for sure
25. July, 11:43
Mike Szwarc
Thanks again, JD. Looked at your builds-- some pretty amazing work there!
Thanks for looking, Rui. I do some OOB builds, but they're not as much fun :D
25. July, 12:01

July 24, 2020

Mike Szwarc added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 6 images
1:25
Completed
1:25 Rat Trap Vega (MPC MPC905M/12)
 
24. July, 12:59

July 23, 2020

Mike Szwarc added a new project.
Albums: 2 with 15 images
1:25
Completed
1:25 1960 Chevy Custom Fleetside Pickup with Go Kart (AMT 1063)18mm Hobby Mini Wheels (Stevens International SVM-307)
 
4 | 23. July, 12:38
Zach Wilson
these are fantastically creative
23. July, 15:30
Mike Szwarc
Thanks for the kind words, Zach, and thanks for looking!
23. July, 17:46
István Szücs
Wow, it's really cool! I love it!
23. July, 18:24
Mike Szwarc owns this item
23. July, 17:22
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
1 | 23. July, 14:00
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
23. July, 13:19
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
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23. July, 13:05
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
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23. July, 12:55

July 22, 2020

Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
3 | 22. July, 18:00
Mike Szwarc wants this item
22. July, 17:38
Mike Szwarc added Nautical Research Guild Model Ship World to his forums
22. July, 16:41
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
2 | 22. July, 16:19
Mike Szwarc added a new project.
Albums: 2 with 7 images
1:25
Completed
1:25 1925 Ford T Chopped (AMT 1167)No Miniature Leaf Punch GREY (Green Stuff World 8436554363001ES)1+
 
2 | 22. July, 15:59
Mike Szwarc owns this item
22. July, 15:38
Mike Szwarc owns this item
22. July, 15:35
Mike Szwarc added a new photoalbum.
View album, image #1
1:25
4 | 21. July, 20:11
Spanjaard
nice used look
21. July, 20:20
Rui S
I agree well done
21. July, 21:50
JOHN THOMAS
Very nice work
22. July, 00:00
Neuling
Top work! I like this build!
22. July, 08:31
Mike Szwarc
Thanks for the comments, guys, and thanks for looking!
22. July, 11:57
Mike Szwarc completed this item
22. July, 11:53
Mike Szwarc completed this item
22. July, 11:51

July 21, 2020

Mike Szwarc owns this item
21. July, 17:32
Mike Szwarc started this item
21. July, 16:08
Mike Szwarc owns this item
21. July, 15:49
Mike Szwarc just joined this community.
20. July, 14:04
Gerald Willing
Hello Welcome here Gentleman :)
20. July, 22:52
21. July, 09:50
Mike Szwarc
Thanks, guys. Spent most of yesterday poking around here, and I'm rather astonished at the wealth of information in the databases.
21. July, 11:59
Mike Szwarc owns this item
21. July, 03:06

July 20, 2020

Mike Szwarc owns this item
20. July, 23:39
Mike Szwarc started this item
20. July, 22:16
Mike Szwarc added Scale75 to his list of favorite colors
20. July, 19:20
Mike Szwarc added Stynylrez to his list of favorite colors
20. July, 19:20
Mike Szwarc added this book to his library.
20. July, 17:58
Mike Szwarc added this book to his library.
20. July, 17:56
Mike Szwarc owns this item
20. July, 17:26

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