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Dragon164
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 03:47 PM UTC
Hi Fredrick,
It's a long story but they where not packed by me when I moved and where just thrown in a box with a bunch of heavy stuff thrown on top!

It's the Trumpeter F-9f-2 and that is the Airfix P-40 although that is a new build so not rebuilt.

The suspension for the T-19 had small parts broken into several smaller parts it's almost like building it out of tiny toothpicks.

Cheers Rob.
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 12:14 PM UTC
Rob,

Blessings to you, sir!

Why is it that models are so hard to reassemble?

Is that an R/C T-34 USN trainer I see?

The P-40B - Airfix or Trumpeter?

I've wanted a T-19 since Kelly's Heros came out!

Go man, they need you.
Dragon164
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 11:28 AM UTC
Getting there!
Still missing some pieces hopefully they turn up.
Surprisingly the half track came out well with just some minor touch up's to the paint.

Cheers Rob.


Dragon164
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 07:56 PM UTC
Thanks for the offer Robert!
But I'm not going to put a lot into some of these older kits I have too many newer ones to get to.

Cheers Rob.
18Bravo
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 12:28 PM UTC
Some of those tracks are from that sand colored Centurion. I have a replacement side bin if you need it. Free of charge of course.
Dragon164
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 07:04 PM UTC
Half track slowly coming together.

Cheers Rob.

Dragon164
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 11:31 AM UTC
Found one I missed.

Cheers Rob.
Dragon164
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 07:29 PM UTC
I have had to jump around a bit to give various assemblies a chance to dry well, here I am working on a Dragon halftrack that the suspension took quite a beating I am using Tamiya extra thin as I don't think it will damage the paint as much as my normal glue. And finally my M32 that is back to the way it was!

Cheers Rob.






Dragon164
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 11:15 PM UTC
Started putting some back together sadly I am finding some pieces missing. hopefully they will still turn up.

I am using Tamiya extra thin to glue them back together.

Cheers Rob.




sgtreef
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 03:07 AM UTC
Nice looking like the glass I have built some but most wood with doors. Nice kit that Academy.
Dragon164
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 07:10 AM UTC
Thanks Jeff!

The cabinets are Detolf from Ikea, the P-38 is the Academy kit done for the fighters campaign.

Still have to finish my Monogram one I started in the 80's

Cheers Rob.
sgtreef
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 06:19 AM UTC
Nice cabinets,and nice looking models.
I like that P-38 lighting, is that Revell?
I built one Putt Putt Maru.
Dragon164
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 05:32 AM UTC
The pic is a little dark but here they are in my cabinets.

Cheers Rob.
Dragon164
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 09:28 AM UTC
To start I am washing all the parts to get the dust and such off I will then put them in a cabinet and work on them one at a time.

Cheers Rob.

bat-213
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:09 AM UTC
yes I say you have some work to do ,have fun .
Dragon164
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 02:56 AM UTC
I unpacked the boxes this is some of the work ahead of me.

Cheers Rob.
Dragon164
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:40 PM UTC
I'm not sure what they are from they aren't painted so not from one I finished and I have boxes of tracks.

Cheers Rob.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 01:20 PM UTC
Any thoughts about replacing those rubber-band trscks?
/ Robin
Dragon164
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 07:51 AM UTC
You got that right Robin!

Here are some of the bits that have to go back.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 10:37 PM UTC
Looks like you have your work cut out for you for some time to come ...
Dragon164
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 04:51 AM UTC
Hi Guys!
I am going to do a thread on the maintenance and repair of my model collection, the reason being that I have a lot of unfinished kits some going back decades! and I also have a large amount of finished kits that have been damaged to various extents.

I hope that some might find some of this useful and that it keeps me motivated to finish them.

Well here is a couple boxes of what I have to work with.

Cheers Rob.