Home of the modeling savants....Celebrating thirty-four years of modeling fun, education, and history in 2018!
And here are some shots of the guys having fun!
Here is a shot of the GR President, Andrew DeBoer. I think I saw him drooling a little over Dan’s ship models. Don’t be embarrassed, Andrew…we all do it! Thanks for joining us today!
Oh, boy. He’s back. He buried us in his awesomeness. Yep, Danny Jayne showed why he is a Master Modeler and I’m….not. First is his 1/35 Tamiya Marder II late war. It was supposed to be in Russia…but even the god of modeling messes up once every decade or so…as the paint job is wrong. So now, it is somewhere in France toward the end of the war! ;-) Next is his Revell 1/32 Huey slick. He tossed the interior and scratchbuilt a new one. And it is a cutaway!! In the third photo, the HMS Hood and the Bismarck and reunited again. The Bismarck appeared in FMS and Dan just completed the Hood. Note the laser cut wood decking. He used a ton of White Ensign white metal and photo etch. The blast bags were made from tissue paper. This guy makes me look bad…like a skill level 1.55…..
The VP wanted to honor his father, a USAAF South Pacific WWII C-46 pilot. This 1/144 Platz kit was a fun build and he used B-25 aftermarket decals to back date the model. The base was a gift from Master Modeler Jayne.
Our Pres does it again. Here is his latest kitbashed work of art. It is a 1960’s era sprint car with a beautiful Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland Offy engine that is fully plumbed and wired. It is painted with Krylon safety yellow. He scratchbuilt the grille, seatbelts, hand brake, throttle linkage, part of steering wheel, widened and cut grooves in the rear tires, and the exhaust pipe. Wow! Impressive work, JR!
Francisco Alvarez has completed his latest wooden boat. He has added the “torpedo” which isn’t anything like the torpedoes that submarines use. It certainly isn’t a shoot and forget weapon…more like use it and blow yourself up! It did sink a Union ironclad ship but it ended up being more of a suicide mission. Thanks, Francisco!
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Our other wood boat guy is Roger Burley. He brought in two beauties plus two wip boats. The finish on these babies is just fantastic…so it is no surprise that he has sold four of these models since we last saw him! See the gorgeous die cast engine? Wow…this guy is good!
See ya at P&P in Grand Rapids…or you can attend the Make & Take…or you can just go to the Work Session! Have fun!