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Re: Old Pics Six, 6/30/18, Airfix 1/72:

June 30th, 2018, 10:37 pm #21

Nice stuff, STG.
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Re: Old Pics Six, 6/30/18, Airfix 1/72:

July 10th, 2018, 8:00 pm #22

Old Pics VII, 7/10/18, last of the 1/72. That is, until we build more. Hasegawa F-104, finished with rattle can Metalizer and buffed, sealed with a clear overcoat. This is their older tooling:  Picture003.jpg Picture002-1.jpg Picture001-1.jpg
This is an Arii Cessna 172, yeah a 1/72 172, built with my older son. We had fun doing this together. Can't see much inside but he did a really nice job on the interior. Pretty sure he sprayed this one, another rattle can job: Picture010-1.jpg Picture017-2.jpg Picture011.jpg
Here's another Hasegawa, again their older molds, P-51D. I had started this one, airframe was ready for paint and there it sat, until my son took it over and finished it as Chuck Yeager's Glamorous Glen III. He sprayed it with Testors No.1290 Chrome and brush painted the rest. The wing & stabilizer stripes are decals but he freehanded the fuselage invasion stripes with a brush. He made the canopy brace and rearview mirror with sheet brass. His work in O-scale (1/48) trains got him pretty comfortable working with brass. The 110-gallon drop tanks were robbed from an Academy kit. He's since started another, gonna be Old Crow, I think. He sealed this with semi-gloss which was still pretty fresh in these pictures, but over time, it calms down nicely: Picture GGIII 1.jpg Picture GGIII 2.jpg Picture GGIII 3.jpg
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I'm not retro, my stash got old. ~John Krukowski
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Re: Old Pics VII, 7/10/18, Last of the 1/72:

July 10th, 2018, 9:26 pm #23

OH YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA !
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August 13th, 2018, 6:20 pm #24

Old Pics VIII, 8/13/18, AMT Kits. What I'm eventually trying to do here is to gather all of my old model photos from my old photobucket album into one entry, now that the new format will allow additions that won't be buried somewhere a million pages back.

These are AMT kits from the 70's, with most of mine built in the 70's, as a teenager. The good news is I was pretty good back then, the bad news is I still build like this. :)

First up is AMT's 1/520 scale Hindenburg. The rest of my model photos from here on in should be 1/48 scale unless otherwise noted. Spray cans and brush paint unless otherwise noted as well. I did try my hand at airbrushing on a few models but not many. I did like the results but I didn't like what I considered to be a lotta extra jagging around, too much like work. I never really got the hang of using the Aztec, have since bought a Badger but it's still in the box. Maybe when I finally break outta my current funk I'll break it out and try it, we'll see. Anyway, the Hindenburg: Photo520-05.jpg Photo520-04.jpg Photo520-11.jpg
This is the series of 1/48 kits by AMT. They made more but here's what I have. No empty boxes in this photo, even the ones I've already built are full. Round 2 has now been reissuing these but mine are originals. They're not much on fine detail but they're very tough models when finished, probably why mine survived: Picture ZBA-010.jpg
My birdcage Corsair. I had built this one as a kid, finished as a very young adult, one of my very first projects when getting back into it. Marked with some Corsairy-looking decals from the spares box. Not enough information and too many episodes of Black Sheep Squadron but at the time researching a specific aircraft wasn't part of my hobby yet, and not knowing I'd be building more Corsairs I just wanted a model that represented the entire type so with that philosophy in mind it had been a success. This photo was taken years later on my work shelf, I had it there to refinish it more accurately and this was to be a "before" picture but I didn't have the heart to mess with it, would be like losing an old friend so it still looks like this. Back then it represented the Corsair for me, now it represents lost innocence: PictureZ48-003.jpg
Again not terribly accurate but as a kid I couldn't just get paint whenever I wanted to so I had some gray left in the can from doing Revell's 1/77 F-102 and put it to good use on this one too. Again started as a kid and finished as a very young adult, all I had left to do was the blue trim on the cowling and wheel pants. I still had the decals for that trim but wasn't sure how they'd work on all the curvy surfaces so I hand-painted it. Lockheed Vega: Picture172.jpg
In 1998 my Son and I had just finished a Monogram pre-war TBD-1 which I considered a rather intense job so after that I was looking through the stash for something with like eight parts. Bingo! Spray-painted with Testors Metalizer, buffed and sealed, MiG-15: Picture179.jpg
I'm not retro, my stash got old. ~John Krukowski
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August 14th, 2018, 3:57 pm #25

Some excellent models there, love the figure painting.
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August 29th, 2018, 7:42 pm #26

Old Pics IX, 8/29/18, Non-P-51 Hawk 1/48 Kits. My Testors/Hawk P-51's will be their own photo batch. I didn't keep records then like I do now so these dates are educated guesses. Most of my Hawk kits are Testors repops but this P-47 is an actual Hawk, the chrome-plated one, but the plating hadn't aged well hence the paint. Brushpainted, Microscale Decals No.48-40, drop tanks came from Monogram's P-38. Dallas Blonde, 325th FG, finished 1987-ish: PictureP47-001.jpg PictureP47-002.jpg PictureP47-006.jpg
Ryan PT-20, what a fun little kit. Spray cans & brush paint, finished about 1993 or so, kit decals. Another view of it behind my AMT Winnie Mae posted earlier within this thread: Picture169.jpg Picture158.jpg
F-104 Starfighter. I miss the group builds here, got me to dig this one outta the stash and do it for the HS Century Series GB. I reshaped the fin a bit. Spayed outta the can with Testors No.1290 Chrome, kit decals, built between 7/8~9/10/2008. Matt Collins and I know the standing figure as Capt. Boomhower: Picture104-07.jpg Picture104-08.jpg Picture104-34.jpg Picture104-25.jpg Picture104-06.jpg The base is an upside-down bedroom light fixture from the 70's. The frosted glass broke so I made a photo stand out of it, replaced the broken glass with a piece of 1/8" steel, sprayed with gray primer dusted over with flat white. Lines drawn with a No. 2 pencil and straightedge, sealed with Dullcote and added some Woodland Scenics grass in one corner of it.
I'm not retro, my stash got old. ~John Krukowski
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September 4th, 2018, 4:07 am #27

Great Stuff John! Thanks for posting!
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September 4th, 2018, 10:44 am #28

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !
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September 5th, 2018, 1:23 am #29

cdunton wrote: Great Stuff John! Thanks for posting!
Thanks Everyone and stay tuned right here Charlie, much more to come. :)
I'm not retro, my stash got old. ~John Krukowski
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September 5th, 2018, 1:33 am #30

I saw lots of floquil spray cans on your bench pics John! I've since used mine up, but they were favorites!
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