Court Hughes
Nov 16, 2017

What's on the bench? A mess.

23 comments

 

 

FFL
Nov 18, 2017

Do you have a serious case of 'No Can Finish a Model"? 3 treaded and 4 winged vehicles await your expert attention.

Court Hughes
Nov 22, 2017

I finished the Jug, brought it to the meeting the other month to. However the Perishing maybe a contender, started that when I bought in 95, still working on that pita. The Sherman Crab is coming along tho.

 

Court Hughes
Dec 26, 2017

Ok the Pershing is getting there,

 

Court Hughes
Dec 26, 2017

and so is the M4 105

 

FFL
Dec 27, 2017

M4 with crew!! Is that a possible snow base? Go Court, Go. Find the bottom of your work bench.

Court Hughes
Dec 27, 2017

Yup it's a snow base. The crew is in winter gear, no white wash for the tank, I'm going to go with a first snow fall haven't had a reason to white wash it yet, sort of finish.

Find the desk?

Two words for you "im possible".

FFL
Jan 1, 2018

I'm possible???? No I'm impossible.

greg.kittinger
Jan 12, 2018

quite the multi-tasker you are! About 3 at one time is all I can keep sorted!

Court Hughes
Jan 12, 2018

Multi-tasking no, shaming device yes.

Court Hughes
Jan 24, 2018

50's build is getting closer,

 

FFL
Jan 24, 2018

Nice. Looking forward to seeing it. the Sherman now has decals on it!

Court Hughes
Jan 29, 2018

It just might be done!

 

Court Hughes
Jan 29, 2018

Still working on this one tho.

 

Court Hughes
Jan 29, 2018

 

 

Court Hughes
Jan 29, 2018

 

 

FFL
Jan 29, 2018

Nice looking. Figures look awsome. Good to see completions!

Court Hughes
Mar 6, 2018

Got some snow on the M4, just need to find a .50 for it.

 

Court Hughes
Mar 6, 2018

 

 

FFL
Mar 7, 2018

That looks real good Court. The figures really add to any model, this one is no exception with three. Nice work.

P.S. What catagory will it be entered into? I will avoid entering that catagory.

Court Hughes
Mar 9, 2018

Thanks for the kind words Kurt. Well with IPMS rules being what they are it goes into the vignette category, more than two figures.

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