“Walking on Sunshine” is copyrighted by Bill Wolfe and is used with his permission.
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June 18, 2021
by Gil Gonsoulin
This is a model of a D9 Bulldozer – an Armored version used by the Israelis. The Israeli take the standard D9 bulldozed and add 5 tons of armor. The US just started using these. The D9 was too big for Vietnam so they used the D7 there.
The kit also gives you the pieces to build the US version and both armored (blue) and un-armored glass (clear). It was first painted yellow to simulate Caterpillar yellow, then oversprayed with Testors Model masters Armor Sand.
I let some of the yellow show through simulating wear. The ripper in back works. I also added hydraulic lines (which they don’t give you).
I weathered it using Mig Pigment Dirt, adhering it with Micro’s Liquid Mask. It dries flat and the pigment really sticks to it. Total building time was 9 weeks.
Now to the negatives.
The machine gun they give you stinks. It come molded in one piece. I don’t know why they even bothered to put it in the kit.
And when you get to Step 26, do a Knight’s move: jump over it until you’re ready to tackle some serious modeling. The tracks are a pain. If you use 43 links, it’s too loose; 42 links, too tight.
June 11, 2021
Ju87 G-1 Stuka
by Richard Reggio
This is a model of Academy’s 1/72 JU87 G-1 Stuka. I painted it with Testor’s Model Master enamel.
Before painting the canopy, I applied the Eduard canopy mask. These are great! You no longer have to worry about cutting masking tape – – the Eduard stuff goes right on. I did a black wash on the panel lines and used pastels for streaking. The radio antenna is black nylon thread.
Last October Hub Hobby’s old building on Broad St was demolished. Word of it being torn down spread like wildfire.
One of our customers, Jim Letten, was emailed by his friend Martin about the demolition of their childhood hang-out.
The subject line was: ROSEBUD
“Rosebud” was the dying word spoken by Orsen Welles in the movie Citizen Kane: a reference to his childhood sled – the symbol of memories of youthful innocence.
I’ve known Jim for at least 40 years and he has given us permission to publish his reply to his friends email.
“”Quarter Light” is copyrighted by William Wolfe and is used with his permission
New Orleans, Louisiana