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    The land of Sunflowers, Tornados, and Oz.
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    If I can drive it, float it, or fly it, I'm interested in it.

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  1. Revell B-17 G

    Nice collection. I build a lot of WW2 aircraft so I'm tuned in. I also use a VL airbrush. Scott
  2. Them Old Jokes

    Well, living in Montana, I think I did all three at the same time.
  3. Ship paintings

    Jim, When I read you first post, it sounded like you just took up painting as a hobby for retirement, then I saw your work and thought man, you didn't retire, your on a career. You have all the chemistry for good nautical illustration than so many professional illustrators seem to struggle with. Most important, you have mastered perspective, depth of field, and scale. That is very hard for a lot of illustrators to do, for out of scale features stick out and throw the scene off balance. I really like your work. Scott
  4. Sopwith F.1 Camel Build Log

    Maybe only cover a small section of each wing, fuse, and tail? It would be a challenge, especially masking and painting the markings and adding the pinking so everything lines up and then the transition from the covered section to the exposed section looks balanced.
  5. Sopwith F.1 Camel Build Log

    Good to hear that the ailerons actuate for its really looks great. Balsa USA will probably the kit I go with, they have a great reputation and support. In building for RC, I cheat go go with servos for I do not trust my rigging skills. At present I am building a 1/32 scale plastic SE5, my first one, and find that rigging a bipe is much more complicated than I thought as compared to a square rigged ship.
  6. Sopwith F.1 Camel Build Log

    Hi John, Sorry about your father, I lost mine a few years back and he was like yours in that he support me both through my hobby and my career. I have been following your detailed build log because I have love of bi planes and am planning on building possibly a 1/4 or 1/6 scale Sopwith in a few years. I see you share your workshop with a set of Ludwigs. I also share mine with a Ludwig Standard and just purchased a complete set of Pearl Sessions. To your build, I am amazed how strait everything came out without the use of jigs. Since all the rigging is so detailed, maybe I missed it, but do the ailerons operate?
  7. Wow! almost 29,000 members...

    I'm one who really doesn't do much here but lurk, partially due to I am so busy with my job and the house, but I love to come and visit. This site is very relaxing and relieves my stress as I go through all the build logs and other subjects. Daily therapy.
  8. List your miseries here

    Problem also is how a code is interpreted. I have had inspector A tell me it should be a the length of a Twinkie and then inspector B come in and ding me because he interprets the code spec to be the circumference of a Ding Dong. So I file an appeal and low and behold, the board convenes, has a hearing, and sends me a letter that I better change it to a Ho Ho in 5 working days or I will be in violation and fined.