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Michael Hogan
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Can you provide a link to him, JB? Thanks.
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Plunging deeper into plastic model madness, I’ve ordered 1:32 scale kits of a B-24 and a Lancaster. Both have wingspans of about 38”, so I’ll be rearranging the planes hanging from my studio ceiling to get these monsters suspended.

I fretted about buying these for a while, mostly intimidated by the paint jobs. Then it dawned on me that several of the pre-constructed models I already have are bare aluminum or stretched canvas painted silver. No exterior paint details or decals. So that will make things MUCH easier.

A sidebar to this has been prowling around some modeling sites, checking comments on these particular kits. I was prepared for the usual “this line of rivets is 1000th of a centimeter too high” malarkey, but WOW, I was not prepared for the psycho-ward intensity of some of those people. They make the most rabid comic fanboys look calm and reasonable!!

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Can you provide a link to him, JB? Thanks.

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Hm. Can't seem to find it. Maybe I should ease up on the peyote. . .

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Somewhat grudgingly, I like this...

...tho it perpetuates that rather silly concept of "1940s versions" of characters actually DESIGNED in the 1940s!!

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Paul W. Sondersted, Jr.
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Marc Baptiste: “Paul,

Forgive my ignorance, but what is that figure?  Looks cool!

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Hi Marc,
That’s a Balrog from Weta. They created a line of figures based on the film versions.
I’m working on completing the set of 18 figures (IIRC). 4 more to go!

See my post a couple of pages back for more wordage from me.
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Just noticed this on Amazon. Probably the closest to capturing the CRAZY of Dark Phoenix I've seen, cartooniness notwithstanding.

Got the chest emblem right, too!

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Bill Mimbu
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Collect all 110 issues of Deagostini's "Thunderbirds Secret Base" magazine to build a diorama model of Tracy Island, complete with LED lights and motorized gimmicks:

Deagostini Thunderbirds Secret Base Website

The first 2 issues are roughly $5 and $10 USD, and after that it goes up to $18.

Tempting, but not sure where I'd find the room to put the completed version...

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$1959 before any taxes and shipping charges?!? 
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Spread out over 2-3 years, yup.

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It’s functionality is impressive, but it looks so plastic. Needs a good dose of weathering
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The Lancaster kit arrived. Here's a look at the assembly instructions for just the cockpit!!

Luckily, I won't be having to deal with this, as I plan to build a strictly exterior-only version. Even the wheel wells and the bomb bay will be closed.

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I ordered the Dark Phoenix seen above. It's a bobblehead, of course, but I noticed if I tip the head just slightly to one side she looks even more malevolent. Must figure out a way to lock the head in that position.
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