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The Duke's Ten Latest Models. Armor here.

Mon, 2018-08-27 13:43
Here is my latest ten models I just completed: These are the armor and vehicles from that above pic. First is the 1/72 scale Russian ZIL-5 truck with the wooden cab from AER Moldova I think: Next up is another truck. This is the Revell of Germany 1/72 scale German MAN 5-ton General Purpose Truck: Another German vehicle, this is the Revell of Germany 1/72 scale German M-109G Self Propelled Gun: Finally, here is my Roden 1/72 scale WWI British Vauxhall Ambulance: That's all I have for now. I also finished four aircraft and two helicopters so feel free to go check them out in the Completed Aircraft Forums. Meanwhile, thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.

July/August Journal

Mon, 2018-08-27 13:30
Just wodering if anyone has received their July/August Journal yet. Seems like it’s running a little late this time. Thanks Rocky

The Duke's Ten Latest Models. Six Aircraft Here

Mon, 2018-08-27 13:17
After all this time, I can finally show some finished models. These are all ten of the models I just finished: These are my completed aircraft finished up just yesterday, starting with my helicopters: First up is my British Gazelle, an ancient 1/72 scale Airfix kit. After fighting me for awhile, I finally managed to finish this: Next is my Special Hobby 1/72 scale AH-1G Marine Cobra from Vietnam. This was one tough build as it was so delicate everywhere! I finally got this finished: For my aircraft, my Italian Air Forces now has two new aircraft to add to their line up. First is the Italian Navy AV-8B Harrier in 1/72 scale by Hasegawa: Followed by an Italeri 1/72 scale Italian F-16 Fighting Falcon: Finally, my US Navy now has two mew F-14 Tomcats on active duty. Both of these 1/72 scale aircraft came in the same box as a dual kit from Hasegawa. This first one is an F-14A Tomcat from the Jolly Rogers: Followed by the F-14B Tomcat, also from the Jolly Rogers: These are my latest aircraft. None of them are truly contest worthy, but I'm thrilled to have finished them up and I'm very pleased with the look of all of them. I also finished four armor models as seen above in the top pic. Feel free to go check them out as well. Meanwhile, thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.

Youth Judging at Model Contests

Mon, 2018-08-27 12:36
I would like to bring up a topic of how we treat the youth categories at contests. The only reason I'm bringing this up is from this past weekend's experience that I witnessed at a show in Alabama (you can look on contest calendar if you need location). I was wondering around the show area while the judging was going on and happened to hear the judges discussing the junior category, there was probably about 30-35 entries to look at so the comment was made by the judge to another club member " I don't know much about what I'm looking at so do you just want me to pick 1, 2, 3". I really couldn't believe what I was hearing. My daughter competes in the youth division because I'm trying to get her into a hobby that don't have a screen on it and she also loves spending time with her Dad.