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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #255 on: January 30, 2017, 07:18:15 pm »
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Man, I was about to thrash you if you didn't give us any pics soon...   Now, I'm definitely going to thrash you for not posting more!!    ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #256 on: January 31, 2017, 04:31:35 am »
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Man, I was about to thrash you if you didn't give us any pics soon...   Now, I'm definitely going to thrash you for not posting more!!    ;D ;D ;D

Hey, gimme a break, will ya? I had to go all the way back to 1910 to get a backstory for this baby... ;D
I'll try to have it finished tonight, last night was rehearsal night so i had no time for the research needed, but this story will be the scenario behind all of my Portuguese Marines and Navy builds from now on.
If Portugal already had a strong Navy and a modern naval industry by the end of WWII, they most certainly would've had some carriers even before the war started.
Although it takes time, i like the research part of it all, always a chance to learn something new. :thumbsup:

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #257 on: January 31, 2017, 06:21:16 am »
Harrier looks good  :thumbsup:
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #258 on: February 01, 2017, 07:55:00 am »
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Man, I was about to thrash you if you didn't give us any pics soon...   Now, I'm definitely going to thrash you for not posting more!!    ;D ;D ;D

Hey, gimme a break, will ya? I had to go all the way back to 1910 to get a backstory for this baby... ;D
I'll try to have it finished tonight, last night was rehearsal night so i had no time for the research needed, but this story will be the scenario behind all of my Portuguese Marines and Navy builds from now on.
If Portugal already had a strong Navy and a modern naval industry by the end of WWII, they most certainly would've had some carriers even before the war started.
Although it takes time, i like the research part of it all, always a chance to learn something new. :thumbsup:

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I hear that!! That's a lot of the fun, really! Here recently especially, I've set out to look up a quick something or other so I can get back to my build... then I keep finding more interesting stuff so I just wind up reading and looking at pics for a couple hours instead. It's part of the hobby. 

Yesterday, for instance, I came across a story about an airman stationed in Mildenhall I think it was?? That in 1969 stole a C-130 after a bender, flew over the channel then proceeded to call his wife or girlfriend back in the states until he crashed the thing or..  "something." Conspiracy theories range from he might have been shot down by an F-100 or even a French aircraft, all the way to "this story is a cover, he was actually defecting to Soviet Russia with a mess of important equipment aboard so he was shot down." 

Anyway...  sounds good on the story work and the carriers bit sounds fascinating.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #259 on: February 01, 2017, 02:23:18 pm »
Anyway...  sounds good on the story work and the carriers bit sounds fascinating.

Pics and backstory of the Harrier in the build thread: http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,40499.msg756474.html#new
Hope i don't disappoint you, i kept the story short for this one... i'll write the bit about the origin of the Portuguese carriers with an F6F Hellcat build... :wacko:

Reading is a big part of it, indeed. I've been reading so much more since i got back into modelling then when i was in school... :rolleyes:
I like it, you get to know a lot more about a bunch of different subjects because of one model. That story about the guy stealing the Herc is very interesting, gotta look it up. :thumbsup:

Now, no more old builds on the bench, of the current 2, the F-16, which is to be a F/A-16W Block 70, has been progressing but no work done since the last update on the intake.
The YF-23 hasn't been touched yet, but i've decided what will be done to it, but further updates and pics on these 2 builds will be done in their respective WIP threads in the current/finished project section.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #260 on: February 01, 2017, 03:03:20 pm »
Sly devil, you!   ;) ;D
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #261 on: March 11, 2017, 06:21:57 pm »
Well, in the month that's passed since my last update here, i haven't done any work at all on both the YF-23 and the F/A-16W, time's been short and i've only been able to work on my Soviet GB build, the Flatliner, but today i came down to the cave for some stash reorganizing.
After i took them all out of their cardboard boxes, i've counted 119 kits in my stash, bought since September 2013, til the last entry in December 2016...
I've got enough stuff to build for a few decades... but there's always that other kit i'd like to buy... :banghead:
Anyway, i have to admit i'm proud of my stash... :wub:





That's my stash, which intend to build to the very last kit! ;D
BTW, this is how the bench looks right now...



Let's see, the kits are still in the room near the bench, i think that's where they'll stay for a while, gets me motivated to build more, so today i even managed to spray some paint after all the kits were back inside cardboard boxes.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #262 on: March 11, 2017, 11:54:13 pm »

That's my stash, which intend to build to the very last kit! ;D


Everybody says that at one stage or another, but it'll never happen as stashes tend to increase in size faster than we can build.

They grow even faster than we Whiffers build, and we can use 3-4 kits to make each model. (maybe 5-10 in Dizzy's case.....  ;D)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #263 on: March 12, 2017, 04:00:10 am »

That's my stash, which intend to build to the very last kit! ;D


Everybody says that at one stage or another, but it'll never happen as stashes tend to increase in size faster than we can build.

They grow even faster than we Whiffers build, and we can use 3-4 kits to make each model. (maybe 5-10 in Dizzy's case.....  ;D)

So true... i still wanna buy a few more... Freedom Models 1/48 F-20, Trumpeter 1/72 Su-33D and Mig-29 SMT... And then, there's the only kit i'd like to buy in 1/32 and that's the Tamiya F-16CJ Block 50... :wub: Those are just the ones that come to mind right away but then there's a few other kits... ;D
I guess that it will take some time because my modelling budget as been very reduced in the last couple of months so i don't think i'm buying anything anytime soon... :rolleyes:
But as you can see, i've got enough to keep me busy for the next 20 years... ;D
Today it's family lunch and the afternoon is all for modelling so i should have some progress to show later on.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #264 on: March 14, 2017, 05:52:24 am »
That's true, even with a reduced stash I still have enough whiffs to build.

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #265 on: March 14, 2017, 07:26:53 am »
Nice stash for sure ! But you're going to have trouble getting them off the settee for a build, they do look comfortable !

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #266 on: March 14, 2017, 11:36:09 am »
It is indeed, Captain! :thumbsup: I can say i'm a lucky one, and the thing that makes me even more proud of it, is the fact that i managed to buy at least one kit of each of my "holy grail" kits. Although there are many more i'd like to have and eventually build someday, i can say i've got most of my favorite aircraft in this collection.
As for comfort, that was a short stay on the shed's couch, now they're all back in the boxes, quietly waiting for their turn...  ;)
Just got down to the shed, compressor's on and a gloss coat will be sprayed...

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #267 on: March 15, 2017, 02:38:48 pm »
Well, slight change of plans with the GB build, snapped the front gear leg when gluing everything in place... :banghead: managed to glued it back successfully but i'm waiting for it to dry properly before touching it again. At least, all the gear doors are on, paint job touch-ups done, just lacking the matte coat to call it finished... oh, and remove all the canopy masks, and then we'll see if it's really finished... :rolleyes:
Watching the "Web of secrecy - YF-23 Black Widow" documentary, just for inspiration on what to do with my build... watched it a dozen times before but it's always a cool doc to watch.  ;D

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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #268 on: March 15, 2017, 04:06:08 pm »
Stash is glorious!! I have to say, I've accumulated about that many or possibly more in just the last 8 months. I need an intervention.. I have to keep the ebay tab closed... sheesh... I'm already out of room! I don't plan on stop buying kits, though, I just need to slow down!  It's hard to pass up kit lots where sometimes kits can be only a buck or two. I figure if I can find a home for all my 1/48 stuff I'll be moving in the right direction...

This documentary you speak of... I wonder if it is on Youtube. . . ..

Best of luck on the canopy unveiling, I'm sure it'll be great! looking forward to the end result.
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Re: Moments of Zen
« Reply #269 on: March 16, 2017, 01:38:12 am »
Stash is glorious!! I have to say, I've accumulated about that many or possibly more in just the last 8 months. I need an intervention.. I have to keep the ebay tab closed... sheesh... I'm already out of room! I don't plan on stop buying kits, though, I just need to slow down!  It's hard to pass up kit lots where sometimes kits can be only a buck or two. I figure if I can find a home for all my 1/48 stuff I'll be moving in the right direction...

This documentary you speak of... I wonder if it is on Youtube. . . ..

Best of luck on the canopy unveiling, I'm sure it'll be great! looking forward to the end result.

Here, best quality on this one. :thumbsup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYLiMYGBE2Q&t=1271s
Now, it seems like we suffer from the same problem as almost everyone around here... but over 100 kits in 8 months? :o You're possessed... ;D But you're lucky, it's very hard to find job lots or buy stuff that cheap around here... but i believe i spent my money wisely, i read a lot of reviews on each kit to find out which were the best in the scale, looked around for reasonable prices and managed to find most of the stuff. Some took a while to find, the last one, the Revell 1/72 Hawker Hunter was one i'd been looking for since 2014 but all of the kits i saw were too expensive for a 1/72 small jet, till the day i found mine in auction with just one bidder, ended at 15 euros with shipping. :thumbsup:
Only job lot i bought so far was from Canada, 3 Monogram kits, 1/48 Spitfire MKIX, 1/48 P-40B Tigershark and the reason why i bought it, my first 1/72 F-16XL kit... :wub: Not expensive though, 35 euros with tracked shipping included. :thumbsup:
 I'm scared that i messed up canopy because of bad masking but we'll find that out today...
Well, it's raining here today, maybe i'll take the day off, still have 17 days of 2016's vacations to enjoy so probably today will be a good modelling day. :thumbsup:
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