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  1. Well I am very glad that made its way back to page 1, it would have been a shame to miss it. Very pleasing to see. Superb modeling.
  2. Thanks for taking the time to update your original post. It was very nice to see these again (without the ‘photobucket’ graffiti). So many excellent models, the Hustler is one of my faves.
  3. Very impressive painting and weathering. That was a real pleasure to see. Thank you for sharing it with us.
  4. Wow! Jon, the finish on your build is amazing. How did you get the paint to lie down so smoothly? And how did you do the exhaust stain? I’ll head on over to the build article to see whether you answered those questions over there. Amazing build, well done.
  5. 20 years in storage has given it that “worn out” look George Lucas was going for when he directed the original Star Wars. Very nice work. I don’t recall seeing this kit in Australia back in the day (1983) so I wonder whether it ever made it to our shores. Bandai’s recent release is a welcome addition to the lineup.
  6. I know I’m in for a treat whenever there’s an Andy Moore post in the science fiction forum. You never disappoint. If you ever get around to releasing a gonk online, please let me know as I’d add one to my collection of other, as yet unbuilt, Star Wars figures from Bandai.
  7. Very clever. I would not have guessed that, so thanks for sharing, I learned something today! Cheers.
  8. Looks good to me. Personally, I would give it a bit more weathering. Mainly because George Lucas’ goal was to make Star Wars look like a galaxy that had been “lived in” (i.e. run down and worn out). However, weathering is a matter of personal preference so you must do what you feel is right, of course. When weathering this particular kit, one has to be very careful what you products you use. Some modellers have reported their kits fell apart when they used washes (reportedly some reaction between the liquid in the wash and the plastic of this kit). You should be proud, you’ve had a couple of completions in a short period of time, well done.
  9. Impressive, very impressive. I thought it was Bandai’s foot-long Star Destroyer until the Duracell revealed the true nature of your modelling force. I have one of those small Star Destroyer kits. I’d love to know how you got so many pinpoints of light coming out of it. I can speculate, but I’d love to know how you did it.
  10. You are a true master with the brush. I thought this was 1/48 but, in fact, it is 1/72. The Fw-190 A-8 is one of my favourite aircraft. Your model is a superb scale representation.
  11. Very impressive work. You’ve inspired me. I think I will buy one of those, a recent release has markings for the RAAF.
  12. Very nice work David. Thanks for taking the time to photograph your model so well, and the vintage “prints” are a nice bonus. I am impressed with how integrated the decals look, they look so good I thought you had painted the markings yourself. Keep up the good work.
  13. Excellent work Luca. You’ve set a high standard with your first post. It was a pleasure to review your craftsmanship. Looking forward to seeing other completed builds in due course.
  14. Tim, that’s beautiful work on the metallic finish (and the rest of the build). I am a big fan of this scheme, black fin over all natural metal, because it reminds me of the first model I built as a kid, a Matchbox kit. It’s nice to see what you’ve achieved here, thanks for sharing.
  15. The RAAF camouflage is very good. I had a close up look at one of these aircraft at FighterWorld adjacent to RAAF Williamtown. They are very large aircraft. I was surprised to learn they were originally conceived to operate from aircraft carriers. Your model captures the spirit of this big beauty that faithfully served Australia’s defence force for many years.
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