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STS-133, last mission of the Discovery / Part 3

Slow progress, but finally at least something… After I cutted out the ground plate of the MLP I added some plastic card pieces to aligne the inner walls. I used a set square to make sure that all walls are … Continue reading

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Good old “Tante JU” – almost ready

Got that from a good friend to finish it. He started painting it a while ago, but never had time to finish it. So I started with the cabin and the Cockpit. After that it got some rest on the … Continue reading

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WT363 Canberra B(I)8

The Original Built by Short Bros and awaiting collection in January 1955, WT363 had a fairly standard career. First issued to 59 Sqn this B(I)8 was eventually to be owned by all the Strike Squadrons in Germany at that time … Continue reading

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STS-133, last mission of the Discovery / Part 2

The paper models for the Crawler and the MLP have arrived. This will be the MLP… And this the crawler… I also started with the Shuttle. Glued first parts together and opened the gap at the wings. Next step was … Continue reading

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STS-133, the last mission of the Discovery / Part 1

Another day, another project… On February, 24th in the year 2011 NASA launched STS-133, which was the 133rd Space Shuttle mission and the last one for the Shuttle Discovery. Also it was the 39th mission of the Discovery. During the … Continue reading

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45+03; a last small sneak preview

Good Morning everyone, this is the last small sneak preview prior to the official Roll out of the next Tonka. I have started with the decals, and I need to say I love those Mark 1 decals a lot. Very … Continue reading

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Almost ready for the decals

Another small update from earlier this Morning. I was able to finish painting the black/red/”gold” onto both Tonkas. The yellow on the orange Looks pretty good. I had my doubts, but pretty happy with the outcome. So next step will … Continue reading

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Another Update of Tonka Builds

Another small Update on two other Tonkas on my workbench. It is the 44+50 “30 Years JaboG32″ and the 45+03 “50 years Flugerprobung”. I finally managed it to apply the yellow paint. This is needed for representing the German flag … Continue reading

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WIP Italian Tonkas Part 2

Had not much time this morning, but still made some progress. One the first tonka I was able to finish the wings. Pretty basic building, as you need to melt the plastic of the weapon stations to hold them in … Continue reading

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WIP Italian Tonkas

Today I am starting a build of two Italian Tonkas from Italeri. Both should be used to improve my Airbrush skills, as the Tonkas from Italeri are not as good as the ones from Revell that I am usually build. … Continue reading

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