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Gary Brantley

Most recent aircraft production

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I want to post a few pics of my most recent aircraft models.  I build in 1/48 only and usually try to photograph them in natural light and surroundings when possible.  I've been a bit dormant recently though and haven't built a plane in three years I guess.  The last two, the A-6E and Hurricane, were both completed in that period after languishing in production "limbo" for a while.   All of them are done in either Model Master or Humbrol enamels with my old Paasche Model H.   Here are my last few finished aircraft builds:

 

Hobbycraft Hawker Hurricane IIC

 

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Revell Grumman A6-E Intruder

 

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Tamiya Douglas F4D-1 Skyray

 

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Hobby Boss Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F

 

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Tamiya Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat

 

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Monogram Republic F-84F Thunderstreak

 

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Whew!  Thanks for bearing with me, and for having a look at the planes!

 

 

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Very nice looking models

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1 hour ago, Maxwellphillips said:

Wow, if someone showed me those photos I'd have a hard time working out they were models! Very well done

 

1 hour ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Wonderful collection. 👍

 

1 hour ago, fubar57 said:

Very nice looking models

Thank you all so much!  I'm glad you liked those birds; I sure have a bunch in my model stash that need to see the light of day.   The airport's been missing me!😉

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Are you SURE there not the real planes!!

Fantastic modelling.

Cheers

Matt.

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Outdoor pictures are the best.  Natural light.  Great collection.  Fantastic workmanship.  

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Posted (edited)

Love the A6 and the F4F in particular. Just shows that a good model in a good picture can look real. 

 

If you've anymore please post those pictures. 

Edited by noelh

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3 hours ago, Hairtrigger said:

Bit gobsmacked.    So darn convincing ....  

Thank you sir, sometimes I get lucky. 🙂

2 hours ago, Quid100 said:

Are you SURE there not the real planes!!

Fantastic modelling.

Cheers

Matt.

Thank you Matt!  That's the ultimate compliment, and goal as well, isn't it?  Many thanks for the kind words!

1 hour ago, Ad-4N said:

Outdoor pictures are the best.  Natural light.  Great collection.  Fantastic workmanship.  

Thank you so much!  That great natural light in a natural setting really helps sell the pics.  That and clever placement of the models to hide the flaws, lol😀

55 minutes ago, noelh said:

Love the A6 and the F4F in particular. Just shows that a good model in a good picture can look real. 

 

If you've anymore please post those pictures. 

Thanks noel!  That's kind of you to say.

I do have pics of lot's of models, done over the years and some of old build just recently photographed.   But, I don't want to wear out my welcome!   

How about just two more WWII warbirds for now?

 

Monogram Bell P-39Q Airacobra

 

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Fujimi Focke-Wulf FW-190D-9

 

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Very nice job on these models!  Great paint job an excellent pictures too.

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Great looking collection

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22 minutes ago, Harold55 said:

Very nice job on these models!  Great paint job an excellent pictures too.

 

18 minutes ago, chris148 said:

Great looking collection

Thanks Harold and Chris!  I'm glad you liked them.  Hopefully we'll see some more recent work soon. 

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