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November 18, 2008

CSS Alabama

Filed under: Model Ship — Glenn @ 11:24 pm

Revell# 05604 Confederate warship C.S.S. ALABAMA 1/96 scale
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A ship of this size is a massive undertaking. 32″ long, 18″ tall, thousands of parts, and many feet of rigging.
This was actually my first tall ship, and it seems to have turned out fairly well. It took over a year to build, and now occupies a special place in the library.dsc002011Bottom is Copper (for anti-fouling), sails are moulded plastic, rigging is cross-stitch thread, kit includes steam engine fitting, stand and sailers as well.
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November 17, 2008

Wright Flyer

Filed under: Model Airplanes — Glenn @ 3:09 pm
1:39 Scale Wright Flyer ‘First Powered Flight’

Revell: 85-5243

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Stock Number: RMXS5243

December 17, 1903: Orville and Wilbur Wright made history over a century ago on the sands of Kitty Hawk, NC, when they successfuly flew the flying machine that they had built. With Orville at the controls, it was the first time man had flown in a powered aircraft.

Base is plywood with Poly-Filla sand dunes. Kit includes track, clear stand, figures and accessories. Thread needed for rigging.dsc00214

November 15, 2008

RCAF DC-3/C-47 Dakota

Filed under: Model Airplanes — Tags: , , , — Glenn @ 11:07 pm

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RCAF DC-3/C-47 Dakota. Search & Rescue, Abbotsford, 1967. 1/72 scale AIrfix #05031. Kit is built OOB, airbrushed aluminum, white, grey and red paint.

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Western Pacific 737-300

Filed under: Model Airplanes — Tags: , — Glenn @ 11:03 pm

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1/144 scale Minicraft # 14446, Skyline Decals #144-35. Boeing 737-300 in Western Pacific “Colorado Springs” colours.

British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident

Filed under: Model Airplanes — Glenn @ 10:54 pm

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Airfix – Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C Scale: 1/144 #03174

The tail decals were damaged, so I hand painted the tail, using an air-brush and masking tape.

Hitman: Contracts

Filed under: Video Games — Glenn @ 1:06 am

Third-person sneak-em-up. You play as Agent 47, a shadowy hired hitman. On each level, you are required to kill several targets, or wreak other havoc. Stealth is the keyword, as you are to sneak in and out unnoticed. Getting 100% stealthy “Silent Assassin” rating unlocks weapon rewards. This is a more challenging puzzle than most games; it requires patience and thought, rather than reflexes to play. There are numerous methods of completing each level, cunning is required to finish.

Levels include England, several in Hong Kong, Rotterdam, Paris, an insane asylum, and a very disgusting level in a meat-packing plant. screenshot-12_11_2008-11_19_48-pm

Dornier DO217N-1 Night Fighter

Filed under: Model Airplanes — Glenn @ 12:54 am

dsc00189Dornier DO217N-1 Night Fighter 1/72 scale, Italeri model# 125. Kit made out of box; went together very smoothly. no problems at all. The plane represents a night fighter from NJG 4, stationed in France, 1943. The DO-217 was designed as a bomber, but many, such as this one, were redesigned for the night-fighter role, hunting the RAF’s Lancasters. This version has DB-603 inline engines, and is armed with 4 machine-guns and 4 cannon in the nose.

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November 14, 2008

Rose Jewelry Box

Filed under: Wood Projects — Glenn @ 4:36 pm

dsc00197Rose form jewelry box, made of Imbuia hardwood. The wood was generously donated to me and hand carried to Canada from Brazil, by my good friend Mike Plante.

dsc001981Box measures 8x6x3″ tall and is finished with Oil Varnish. The top is an intarsia cut rose petal, stem and leaf design.

dsc00196Imbuia is VERY dense and difficult to work, I must have gone through 4 scroll saw blades during the project; power sanding is a must as well.  The wood has tremendous figure, and is definitely worth the effort.

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July 3, 2008

Rush For Berlin

Filed under: Video Games — Glenn @ 3:51 pm

WWII Real Time Simulator, very similar to Codename Panzers

25 Levels, Players play as German, Russian, French and Allied. Units are assigned inbetween levels, but many levels have a Factory or Barracks, where additional units may be produced. This is the main difference between RFB and Codename Panzers. Each level has various special options, such as airstrike, artillery barrage or paradrop.

June 30, 2008

E2-C Hawkeye

Filed under: Model Airplanes — Glenn @ 3:54 pm

Grumman E2-C Hawkeye , twin turbo-prop carrier cased AWACS aircraft. This is the 1/72 scale Heller kit (#80349), representing a plane from VAW-112 (Golden Hawks), Point Mugu, NAS. The decals are from Microscale #72537, generously provided by Joe, of Flight Decs .

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