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Guff
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Posted - 09/20/2015 :  5:59:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Very good! It's hard to tell the owl is printed and it sure looks three dimensional.
Dave



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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/21/2015 :  07:25:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave, he is 3 dimensional, sort of. His body is carved from wood and painted, and then the
printed wings and face are attached. He was a fun little project and everyone who notices him get a
kick out of him.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/23/2015 :  12:54:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm Baaaccckk!!!!!

Never really went away, checked this forum several times a day. I was working on an aircraft model or
two and now I'm starting to try to come up with what my next railroad model will be. I had lots
of interruptions so the airplane did take longer than usual. I also had a very nice visit from my
son who lives in Florida.

Not a good day for picture taking today but here's the C-54 model, finished in the colors
worn by such an aircraft in my squadron back in the mid 1950's.

There is no "gold" on the aircraft. that's a reflection of a lamp I was using. The smaller
craft is a Stinson Reliant in the same scale as the C-54, 1/72. slightly larger than HO scale.
The Stinson was a very nice resin kit.






Back to the railroad,

Bob


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Ensign
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Posted - 10/23/2015 :  1:53:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work once again Bob!
Your modeling is always soaring to new heights.

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Mario Rapinett
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Posted - 10/23/2015 :  2:07:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Beautiful work once again Bob!
Your modeling is always soaring to new heights.

Greg Shinnie








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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/23/2015 :  4:17:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work, Bob. Is there more to the Stinson than it's a resin model? Any connection to yourself?


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/23/2015 :  4:49:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
No Bill, when I was in the Civil Air Patrol (late 40's early 50's) we had a Stinson Voyager but it
was all maroon. I just liked the model, my preference in aircraft models is 1920 - 1940
civilian aircraft, the Golden Age of flight.

Bob


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/23/2015 :  5:01:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That C-54 looks like the real thing Bob'..and ready for take off'
Reminds me of the C-141s I flew on in Nam...flying crates. You could see daylight
where rivets were supposed to be...LOL, but did get the job done...




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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 10/23/2015 :  11:16:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow! That is great work Bob! Really beautiful finish on those models.



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Carl B
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Posted - 10/24/2015 :  12:15:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice Bob!

Are those kits by Revell?



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sgtbob
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Greg, Mario, Bill, Ted, Ray, and Carl, thanks for your comments guys. Hearing from old friends
makes posting worthwhile.

Carl, the C-54 is the new Revell kit. While I'm happy to see a good C-54 available, this kit is
overly complicated in my opinion, partly to make future variations possible I guess.
(ie, each engine is made up from seven layers of cylinders and exhaust pipes and only the front
one is visible, and the whole interior is represented, just about none of which is visible).
There are also quite a few unused parts in the kit.
The Stinson is a very nice resin kit from Dekno Models in Spain.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/24/2015 :  1:59:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just a couple of quick shots inside my untidy shop to better show the true colors of that model C-54.

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 10/24/2015 :  7:56:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Is that silver paint, or foil? It looks great!


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sgtbob
Fireman

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Posted - 10/25/2015 :  08:33:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ray, It's Bare-Metal Foil. I usually use the dull aluminum variety but in this case, the actual
aircraft was Simonized so I used the chrome variety. It's still aluminum foil but shiny.

Here's a shot with the Stinson.




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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/02/2015 :  2:52:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm still around and checking what you other modelers are doing. It's that time of year that
I get bogged down in other work, fall work and cleanup outside, some repairs inside, starting
to get ready for the Holidays, etc. I have been thinking about what my next model railroad
project will be and I have settled on an idea.

If you were following my build strings back then, back in volume 1, starting on page 56, I
built a structure that was simply a photo backdrop, a low relief industrial building with
a spur track. I am thinking about doing a similar thing with a block of storefronts. You
know I love to make storefronts and I am REALLY OUT OF ROOM for much on the layout.
A block of storefronts (maybe 3 or 4) would have many points in favor of it for me:

1. not too big to need lots of room
2. fulfill my love of making storefronts
3. could be used at the back of the layout or as a stand alone photo backdrop.
4. get me back into the swing of model railroading.

That's the road I will be taking,

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