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About Sandlapper

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  • Birthday 01/23/1973

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    1/35 Armor, 1/48 aircraft, 1/700 ships, 🙄

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  1. I work for Michelin North America and am a railyard operator.
  2. Just a quick observation from across the pond here. My local Hobby Lobby (a chain crafts/sewing/home decor store) has more Airfix kits on the shelves than I have ever seen in one place in the flesh. Apparently the Airfix folks are indeed pushing into the US market. Hobby Lobby offers a 40% discount which means my P51 and P40 were both bought for well under $20. That puts Airfix kits in the hands of the masses. Both of the kits are well molded, and have first class packaging and instructions. Just from watching the stock these kits are in fact moving. Cheers to Airfix for building
  3. How about some 1/48 IJN IJAAF bombers to compliment the Ki-48? I’d love to see a G3M “Nell” or a Ki-67 “Peggy”. A Yokosuka E14Y Glen might be nice too...
  4. I’m thinking you should hang around in the armor section they (we) use a ton of filter techniques that would really work well. Basically hit it with very thinned paint to give everything a washed out look.
  5. You know building it up and weathering it just like the one on display would be interesting
  6. Tank nut eh? Me too but I have one tank 43 planes 1 truck in progress right now. Welcome aboard!
  7. Heaps of styrene shavings... every type of clamp known to man... brassy bits... and she’s one of the prettiest girls to take to the sky.... I’d say we have a stunner in the works!
  8. Very compelling diorama. It’s sobering to think how many men of the cloth paid the ultimate price on both sides.
  9. I definitely admire his commitment to it. As parts have rotted away he’s fabricated his own. Keep in mind this thing is road legal!
  10. Thank you Greg! I’m going with a dark grey for the panel washes. Weathering is going to be minimal on it too.
  11. Another masked Japanese fighter! I’m liking this!!!
  12. I couldn’t resist! I split the difference fleshed out the green and took the tape off as soon as the paint was dry to the touch....
  13. I had to run and buy a moisture trap for my airbrush i was getting water in the work. Do you think I should consolidate same of the green for a more tortoise shell look?
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