More fun with models

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by cdavenport, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. cdavenport

    cdavenport Member

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    Some new stuff with diecast.

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  2. cdavenport

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    One more. I need to finish a paper model and do the same thing!

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    I think I just found a new backdrop for my computer at work! These are great. Wouldn't it be cool to see a nose-shot of a Thunderjet taking on fuel in the air? Hint Hint... :twisted:

    Ken
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    Nice shooting & Photoshopping! :thumb:
  6. Nice work major. I was just an enlisted USN aircrew member myself. I like your picturamas. What did you fly?
  7. cdavenport

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    I'll take that F-84 in-flight shot as a cool suggestion. I know just how to do it, too. Appropriately enough, I flew EC/RC/KC-135 aircraft, about 3500 hours total in all the various airframes. Fun career.

    Here's another I just completed today. The model is Dragon 1/35 Tiger pre-painted plastic model. The woods are real...my backyard. Some careful compositing puts the monster tank in the trees. I think my scaling is off a bit, though. I've seen the real thing and I don't even think it would fit in my back yard!

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    Photo Fun

    I know that this is the Aviation and aircraft section, but since you brought it up, I believe that we should have a Photo Fun section, for example A friend in F.R.O.G. (Germany), sent me a disk full of models in action, here are a couple of examples. The only drawback is that they are not paper. That railhead is a must see for all of the track heads out there

    Who are the proud owners of these vignettes I do not know, But you should see the entire packet.

    As for myself, I have some pics somewhere, but I have to find that 3.5 floppy disk.

    Enjoy, I got more. :wave::wave::wave::wave:

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  9. cdavenport

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    Geez! That stuff is amazing, hardly any visual clues to giveaway the fact that these are models. That looks like 'GI Joe" scale to me.

    And, apologies to all; I forgot that this was the aircraft forum.
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    Yes they are 1/12 scale GI goe size figures, you should see the size of the locomotive and the german armor. when I saw it, I had to look more than once. If you think this is amazing, Let me look up the aircraft carrier, which I believe is at the Smithsonian Naval aircraft section. I will post it for you later.
  11. cdavenport

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    Silveroxide, are you active duty or retired? I've been to Bragg and "Fayettenam."
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    Yes sir! I did my time, from 68 to 88, a lot of dirt under my boots. US Army Infantry. Got out before the excrement hit the fan, one year before Panama.
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    Hoowaah! Did you have any tours in the 'Nam? I came on active duty shortly after the fall of Saigon and jetted around the world gassing up thirsty fighters and bombers....pretty good duty if I do say so myself. I was lucky; I missed all the big shows, too.
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    Indo China


    The Marines did a good job of decimating the V.C. and NVA at Tet. 69 was a year for their re-fit. We spent more tedious time hunting them than fighting.

    But that is a story for the history books. We won the battles but lost the War.


    Strength and Honor
    Silveroxide
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    Welcome back to the world, bro.:thumb:

    Tom Williams, Jr.
    USN 66-69, 'Nam 67-68
  16. cdavenport

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    New profile picture

    This is the love of my life, not the '32 roadster, but my son, Michael. The roadster is a model as well as the background. Here's the full image

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