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strobez
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Hello from Seoul

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Post by strobez »

Hi everyone. I've been a long time lurker here, but with the new update to the forum, I can finally participate. I'm not quite sure where to start, so I figured I'd dive right in.

I've been building in 1/144 for a while now, and I count our friend Nils as a major influence in that area. We're both fans of the anime/manga series "Area 88" and his builds started my interest in pursuing my own in 1/144 scale. One thing I really like about 1/144 scale is the flexibility it offers in terms of pairing up a variety of subjects in one project. Most of my Area 88 builds are "mini dioramas" in that I try pose them "in action" at least in a representation (give the requirements of relative spacing) of a scene from the Manga. So where else are you able to pair up a couple of Kfirs flying inverted trying to shoot bombs off the underside of a DC-10 commercial airliner (Projet: Upside Down Bomb - http://strobez.ca/wp/index.php/2019/06/ ... b-area-88/).

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I also like trying to incorporate small LED lights and DC motors into my 1/144 builds. How else could you have a T-6 Texan ignite a fuel dump over a swarm of locust? ;) (Project: Locust Roast - https://youtu.be/eP9ZeO6JXxo).

Besides Area 88, I'm also a fan of Studio Ghibli animation. I've got a collection of builds in 1/72, but I'm most proud of wring up a motion detector for my Nausicaa Ohm scene (Project: If an Ohm falls in the Forest - http://strobez.ca/wp/index.php/2019/08/ ... st-ghibli/)

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Even though I couldn't fit even the tiniest DC motor into the R3C-0 from Porco Rosso, I still got the propeller to spin (Project: Pig Fight over the Adriatic - http://strobez.ca/wp/index.php/2019/08/ ... ic-ghibli/).

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Finally, I'm also a huge fan of the Belgian comic albums, The Adventures of Tintin. Although I don't have any 1/144 scale Tintin builds (yet), I've got several related to a series of drawings his studio produced featuring WWII-era planes, called "Voir et Savoir." For a lot of these projects (for example - Macchi C-202 Folgore - https://strobez.ca/wp/index.php/2020/05 ... chi-c-202/) I "refurbish" gashapon from F-Toys. So I'd love to hear if anyone's got some good tips on how to get rid of the paint. ;)

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Currently, I'm putting the final touches on a B-707 on the tarmac scene (from Area 88), so I'll post the link to my blog once it's complete.

I hope some of you 1/144 enthusiasts enjoy seeing my builds. I'd love whatever feedback and advice you can provide.

p.s. - I'm currently looking for some "Wolfpack" decals (specifically the tail markings) from a Revell F-14A box. Not sure if anyone's got a set kicking around, but I'm open to trading for them. I've got several sets of unused 1/144 scale decals that could probably be traded for. Oh, and I'd be happy to swap a set of 3-bladed props from a Minicraft C-130 for 4-bladed ones, if anyone's interested. :)

Whew! It feels great to finally be able to post here!
Thanks, Greg

Feel free to check out my blog - https://strobez.ca/wp/

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Re: Hello from Seoul

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I would like to have something sensible to say, but I am so completely gaga over that Nausicaa diorama that the best I can come out with is: Welcome... OMG Welcome!! <3

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Wow! Ingenuity and modelling skills in one post depicting strange worlds! What an introduction. Welcome Sir.
David

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Hi Greg,
welcome to kmfgp, you certainly have some interesting subjects to display. Hopefully we shall see more in the future.
Mike
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Re: Hello from Seoul

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Post by strobez »

F_IV wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 5:48
I would like to have something sensible to say, but I am so completely gaga over that Nausicaa diorama that the best I can come out with is: Welcome... OMG Welcome!! <3
Haha! Thanks for that. I’m quite proud of that build. It stretched my limits quite a bit, in multiple ways, but I’m glad I saw it through to the end. I’m just glad I get to share my projects with a group that appreciates 1/144 scale. :)
Thanks, Greg

Feel free to check out my blog - https://strobez.ca/wp/

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Re: Hello from Seoul

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Post by bluedonkey99 »

Some great models and I am really liking your website!

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Welcome! And more of that, please

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Post by pbhawkin »

WOW!
what superb models and dioramas! I will have to have a good look around your website and builds.
I also made the R3C-2 and S.21 out of F-toys planes.
Regards
Peter

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Re: Hello from Seoul

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Post by Sasuke »

Hi Greg,

stunning models!

Being a great Miyazaki fan I'm literally out of words...

bye
Riccardo

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Re: Hello from Seoul

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Post by strobez »

Thanks very much for the kind words, everyone.

For anyone that's interested, I just completed a new Area 88 project - Sitting on the Tarmac - https://strobez.ca/wp/index.php/2020/05 ... c-area-88/

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Not the most action-oriented of build projects, but really... I just wanted an excuse to build a airliner. So any excuse will do. :)

I have PLENTY of projects scheduled, so you can expect me to be hanging around here quite a bit.
Thanks, Greg

Feel free to check out my blog - https://strobez.ca/wp/

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