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Maddog Manufacturing Production in 2019 10 Jun 2019 19:17 #73

Nice! Is that church the Italeri kit? I just picked one of those up this weekend from a hobby shop down near Seattle that is closing.

I've got some ideas for it tumbling around in my mind...just not sure exactly how I'm going to tackle it yet.
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On the bench:
1/48 Trumpeter RA-5C Vigilante (USN RVAH-6 USS Kitty Hawk) - Hippy Ed Tribute
1/72 Hasegawa Space Wolf SW-190 (Yuki Kei Special) - Galaxy Far Far Away
1/72 Fujimi RF-4E Phantom II (Luftwaffe RG 51)
1/24 Tamiya Opel Astra V8 DTM - Day At The Races

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Maddog Manufacturing Production in 2019 11 Jun 2019 20:17 #74

Thanks Bob! I want to get the church painted up soon too. I'm still looking for some kind of colored acetate I can use to make a stained glass look in the windows.

Thanks Helios! Yes, this is the Italeri kit and it is a great kit that fits well. I didn't like the tiny cross for mine so I ordered one to replace it with. I should be getting it in about two more weeks. Meanwhile, I need to see about some stained glass. I'd love to know some of your ideas too; I might even try some on mine.


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Maddog Manufacturing Production in 2019 12 Sep 2019 18:17 #75

Here's my latest update for this week. I'll start with my one aircraft.

This is my Israeli Sufa in 1/72 scale. I finally got the canopy, exhaust and wheel wells masked off:





Later, when I was painting everything, I shot an upper base color on this. It is Testor's Israeli Armor Sand:



That base coat showed me where a lot of gaps and seams were so I filled them in:







I set that aside to dry and went to work on more stuff, this time ground based. While I had the airbrush out, I shot a new base coat on the Austratt turret:





Finally! A smooth even coat of paint. Here it is on the "septic tank":



Still while painting, I went ahead and masked off the windows on the MAN tractor for the Pershing II truck:



Next came the paint for the tractor and the trailer:





The front platform broke off; it has since been repaired. Meanwhile I pulled out a more OD color for the Pershing II itself:



While still airbrushing, I shot a base coat of Panzer Schwartzgrua on the flat car. I thinned it a bit too much though:



Finally it was time to move ahead on the Nagmachon. I started by masking the tiny windows with Tamiya tape:



After that, I added all the extra fiddly bits and all the P/E screen mounting brackets. What a porcupine this has become:



I then first shot it with a dark OD color as a base:



After that dried up, I shot another coat of Israeli Armor Sand over it to try and get some modulation out of it. That is a bit hard to see in these pics, but it's there:





I also started the assembly of the tracks for this. They will go one later and then I plan on glossing this for a dirt wash and later dry-brush. The P/E screens will go on last.

After all that I wanted to start something simple and fun. I pulled out my AMT Space 1999 Hawk ship and got started on it. First were the engine pods:



Next were the armament pods:




Finally, the main engine halves got assembled:



And that's as far as I got on all this so far. I have more to come after Friday and Saturday so stay tuned.

Thanks all for looking in, comments are welcome.


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Maddog Manufacturing Production in 2019 12 Sep 2019 21:26 #76

:soldier
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Maddog Manufacturing Production in 2019 13 Sep 2019 06:07 #77

I still don't like those F16s abused like that, like I told Eric, it's like putting Marilyn Monroe in a fat suit.

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I told you photobucket sucks...



"If you don't like it why don't you just let it be"
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Maddog Manufacturing Production in 2019 15 Sep 2019 17:19 #78

Thanks Mike. I shall soldier on, but only after getting this upcoming job done.


Bob, you're not wrong. Still, it's a different kinda model that I need in my Israeli Air Force so onward I go.




Now for my latest work I did at Hobby Day this past weekend. All this is armor and at least three of these are brand new models started during Hobby Day.

The one model I continued to work on was the twin 128mm AA guns that go with the Austratt turret. I did get the first of two barrels built:



After doing the second one the same way, I then assembled the whole gun. It took awhile and had me highly frustrated due to the way the instructions aren't clear and the steps they tell you to do only make the assembly more difficult. I finally got most of this beastie completed:





This gun is almost ready for paint after a few more fiddly bits get installed.


After that I decided to try something different... hey, who left this engine lying around?



Okay, that above is the V-12 engine that goes to my Bereg Coastal Defense gun. There were fifteen parts on that I had to assemble to get that to this point. By this time, I was tired of tiny pieces so I jumped ahead and built the command and control cabin for this as well as the turret. Here is the turret all assembled. You can see the gun that goes on this in the background:



Here it is lined up behind the C&C cabin as it will be when installed on the chassis:



Next I pulled out the ACE BTR-3K and started on it. First I assembled the lower hull. There are five pieces that make this up:



Then came the upper hull. Three more pieces:



Here's the top sitting on the bottom. Putting these together will be interesting:



Finally I started another car; this one a Type 770 Cabriolet. I started of course, with the chassis. This was tough as the connection points were not clear in the instructions:



After that I built the interior and the upper body. Here it is all together:



Later I realized that the stance was not correct so I had to pull the front suspension off and rebuild it properly. I don't have pics of that, but this little car is almost ready for paint.

That's all I managed to get done on Hobby Day Friday and Saturday. I was surprised at how well I did given everything that was going on both those days.

This will probably be the last update for a couple weeks due to the start of a fairly large job so enjoy!

Thanks for looking in; comments are welcome.


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Maddog Manufacturing Production in 2019 15 Sep 2019 18:11 #79

The Production Goes Ever Onward!!...got some real interesting subjects this time around...:soldier...and Maybe I like them....ah...chubby.. :blink:
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Maddog Manufacturing Production in 2019 15 Sep 2019 18:25 #80

Great jobs, as always! :good

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Maddog Manufacturing Production in 2019 28 Sep 2019 22:14 #81

Damn, Mark, I cannot keep up.
You will reach 1800 before I hit 400.
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Maddog Manufacturing Production in 2019 29 Sep 2019 08:01 #82

Wow neat stuff as always!!! Always been a fan of the Centurion, so glad to see you have thatsink mark conquered, & nicely done at that!!!

The church is neat and that turret is awesome!

Keep ‘em coming!!!
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Maddog Manufacturing Production in 2019 29 Sep 2019 15:49 #83

Nice! I like the 128's.

EJ
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Maddog Manufacturing Production in 2019 29 Sep 2019 17:49 #84

It is amazing how you can assemble those kits so quickly Mark!

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