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Anton Ryzbak24 Sep 2020 10:50 a.m. PST

No, it's not what you think! I tried to get this model off of Mount Plastic and into the showcase in one evening but was thwarted by the drying time of my paint! link


I did get as far as the gloss coast over the decals before I gave up and went to bed


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2020 1:04 p.m. PST

Ah yes – blast from the past! Looking good so far

Anton Ryzbak24 Sep 2020 2:00 p.m. PST


She looks better fully dressed


And look at that spatted undercarriage!
More photos attached to the original post

CorsairFAS21724 Sep 2020 4:45 p.m. PST

Sweet build! All you need a a few 72nd Corvettes and Pt Boats to have a real soccer pitched sized battle ;) Seriously just painting that canopy must have been a chore.

Anton Ryzbak25 Sep 2020 6:21 a.m. PST

It was, particularly so because I refuse to use a mask and airbrush, painting those lines by hand was a test of how steady my hand is! I think that I will stick with open cockpits for a while

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 11:56 a.m. PST

Let me get this straight.

You had this model boxed for three decades and finally decided to make it?

In this house SWMBO would long have dictated a clearance. I had near to 100 plastic models of 1/600 0r 1/700 (even three or four 1/350) WWII ships in the attic, all in their boxes and bothering no one, with me thinking one day there will be some pandemic. But no, her ultimatum; they go or (you can guess the rest).

The attic is instead now filled with 28mm Napoleonic Figures and the study with 1/72 Free French 2eDB tanks and other vehicles.

That is superb modelling. The canopy frames….wow

I know. You should start a collection of fixed undercarriage planes of WWII, with spats! I still say, do not forget the Vildebeest which saw very active service in the early war in the Far East

Anton Ryzbak25 Sep 2020 1:50 p.m. PST

A million years ago when I was first dating the Missus I explained a few things; I don't play golf, I don't gamble, I don't hang out in bars, I have never been unemployed for a day since I turned fourteen but there is one thing that I do and nothing is going to change that; I wargame (and all the associated nonsense that goes with it). If that was going to be a deal-breaker then let's cut to the chase and you can move on. If you can deal with it then you will have a husband that will be loyal and industrious and send most Saturday nights playing with toy soldiers. She bought in to the deal. Never had a moment of trouble about my hobby; I don't give her any business about hers. That said, neither of us let our hobbies get in the way of raising our five kids or keeping the relationship on an even keel. I guess I got lucky.

The Vildebeest is now on the list, I have to find a kit……

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2020 5:20 a.m. PST

What scale Anton Ryzbak?

Here is a review of one in 1/72nd which lists several other manufacturers of 1/72nd scale versions:

Another kit:

Seems like plenty to choose from :)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2020 2:52 a.m. PST

Anton, that is a great tale.

The Vildebeest. Never forgotten reading a book about a chap flying one against the Japanese invasion of Malaya and then, I think, Sumatra. Cannot find it on line, but recall teh cover showed a grounded Vildebeest IV being strafed by Jap fighters. A story of incredible courage but also showing that old Biplanes still had a place back then. Fly only at night, great at gliding with the engine off, silent attack with a torpedo and get out. The Swordfish many times in the North Atlantic was the only plane that could operate. Storms that "grounded" the Avengers allowed a vertical take off by the biplane from a carrier deck

Wolfhag In the TMP Dawghouse04 Oct 2020 1:14 p.m. PST

No, it's not what you think!

Bummer, I was a bouncer at a place in New Orleans and we had a stripper named Babs. Memories.


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2020 10:31 a.m. PST

Good on yer mate.

Begs the question how many of you had her, what you caught, and how long this response stays on TMP before censorship (not unreasonably I do admit).

A bouncer in New Orleans. Respect for the cojones needed.

Fenman14 Oct 2020 7:08 a.m. PST

Bouncer in New Orleans!

That's Nothing!

Try being a Referee for a Girl Guides Hockey match. Now that takes a real man!

von Schwartz18 Oct 2020 6:09 a.m. PST

Bummer, I was a bouncer at a place in New Orleans and we had a stripper named Babs. Memories.

Don't be so sure, he made some pointed remarks about her "undercarriage" and Spats…kinky, doncha think?

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