|This young man build a set of Brotherhood of Steel power armor out of cardboard and duck tape. The helmet started life as a Clone Trooper. Nice representation of a laser rifle too!|
|And the Fallout references continue with this absolutely sick 1:1 model of Mr. Handy.|
|What's this? The entrance to a Vault-TecVault? Nope! It's a armored door onboard USS Texas, a battleship commissioned in 1914.|
|Are you sure it's not a Vault? Yes! This is a connecting passagway on the second deck (under the main deck).|
Work continues - rigging on the Minnesota is almost done. While I missed the end of May deadline, Minnesota shall be complete before mid-June.
|Work is focused on the mizzen mast standing rigging. That and a few load bearing lines for the mizen boom and spar and it'll be completed!|
|The addition of the standing rigging really transforms the size of the model.|
While I've been procrastinating with the Minnesota's rigging, I've made progress with prepping and decaling a Shapeways 1/144 model - a little seen Fokker D VI. It's a composite of the engine and fuselage of the Dr. I and the wing design from the D. VII. It was a produced in small numbers serving in both the German and Austro-Hungarian air services.
|Slow progress here. Need to repaint the engine cowling.|
|Still need to decal the stabilzers and control surfaces.|
|It's very glossy right now as it's still under construction. Once decaled, the last thing it gets is a matte finish to dull down the shine.|