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  1. TBP1538

    My builds for 2017

    Happy to share! Todd
  2. TBP1538

    My builds for 2017

    Thanks Whiskey!!! Thanks gents, I appreciate the compliments! Joel, 2018 looks to be a busy year work wise, but I'm hopeful I'll have something to share 😁
  3. TBP1538

    My builds for 2017

    Hi Fighting Eighty-Four, thanks for the compliments! The metal portion of the stand is part of an aluminum bar I found at my local home improvement store, polished to a high shine. Not sure what its intended purpose was, but there was a large assortment of aluminum and steel bar, rod, and tube. I fashioned a bending jig by cutting a slot/grove for the metal bar in two pieces of ~ 3" wide wood, offset near the edge of the wood (instead of the center). The wood holds the bar and keeps it straight, but allows it to slide when I bend the two pieces of wood. I did a similar stand on an F-15 model I built and I've also done similar things with the aluminum rod I mentioned...
  4. Do these help? I don't really know much about the B-1's weapons bays, but these are GBU-38s, -54s, and -31s loaded in a B-1 in 2013/2014... -Todd
  5. TBP1538

    My builds for 2017

    Hi Whiskey, thanks for the compliments! I don't have a WIP thread, but I posted some pics when I finished the model earlier last year. Thanks for looking! Todd
  6. TBP1538

    My builds for 2017

    Thanks for the compliments gents!
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    My 2017 Production

    Wow, that's an impressive quantity of quality models! Todd
  8. TBP1538

    My builds for 2017

    Happy New Year ARC! 2017 was a good year for me, but a job change and a move across the globe kept me away from the workbench more than I would have liked. However, I did manage to complete 3 models this year... a Su-30MKI from the Trumpeter kit, a Ju-88A-4 from the Revell kit, and an F-16C Block 52+ from the Academy kit, all in 1/72 scale. Thanks for the modeling inspiration and the wealth of information, techniques, and camaraderie. I wish you all happy modeling in 2018!!! Todd
  9. TBP1538

    1/72 F-16C Block 52+

    Thanks for the compliments!
  10. TBP1538

    1/72 F-16C Block 52+

    Hi Mike C, thanks for the compliment. I mixed Mr. Color flat black and super iron (SM03), then lightly dry brushed the edges of the petals with steel.
  11. TBP1538

    Wolfpack AT-38B

    I've been watching for this release, and the T-38C for a while (I think it's been over 2 years now...). Every time the release date gets close, WP slips the date again. I hope they really do release these kits someday... The 435 FTS at Randolph painted their flagship in the retro AT-38B scheme earlier this year. Looks pretty cool!
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    1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18E VFA-143 inflight

    Very nice in-flight display! Great finish overall, but I really I dig the finish and details on your external tanks & weapons and your pilot & cockpit details. You're a better man than I am when it comes to photo-etched seatbelts... I usually just resort to masking tape :)
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    1/48 Hobby Boss Su-27 Flanker-B

    Wow, that's a great looking model! Your paint work is fantastic... you found the right mix of wear and weathering for a very realistic finish. Todd
  14. TBP1538

    1/72 F-16C Block 52+

    Hello ARC, Here is my latest finished product... A 1/72 F-16C Block 52+ built from the Academy MCP snap together kit. I added a bunch of aftermarket goodies (pitot boom/AOA probes, radome, ejection seat, pilot figure, CFTs, afterburner nozzle, and weapons/pods/CL tank) and scratched a bunch of antennas according to references. I used Mr. Color paints and Caracal decals to finish the jet as a Polish AF machine, marked for a NATO Tiger Meet. I struggle with photography... and this time was worse than usual, but I hope you like my model anyway! This will be the last post from me for a while... It's time to pack up and move to a new house. Wish me luck :) Todd