Saturday, August 19, 2006

Laura E asked, so . . . .

26 Comments:

Blogger awaiting said...

My interests and hobbies change with the wind. But always stick to the creative arts end of the spectrum. Same beat, yet a different drum.

These look very nice. Have you ever built ships?

2:40 PM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

Thanks.

I do an occasional ship, but it's been a while.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Cripes, they're quite lovely.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

Read the last page on the Spitfire link about why the light colored tips on the gun barrels - you might change your mind.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

Well you certainly had more patience than I did.. however I did somehow manage to complete the formidable '3 piece' (two halves and a base)Monster series;
Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, Phantom of the Opera, Creature from the Lost Lagoon, Hunchback and hang on I have to go back and look at my pictures...oh yeah and the Mummy.

I never did go all out on the planes (I did get the decals on) and of course these then met the less than spectacular firecracker and lighter fluid scenario.
In lieu of re-enacting a spectacular fiery crash to earth they generally melted into disappointing globs of regret and despair..

2:05 AM  
Anonymous raincoaster said...

Hey! I did the Monster series too! It was all about the painting. I was thrilled when I found a wash called "Dust". It was my go-to choice when an undead just wasn't realistic enough for me.

4:50 AM  
Blogger ziggi said...

35? who are you kidding! ;)

4:50 AM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

That's outdated Ziggi - I've been building for 36 years now.

6:44 AM  
Blogger T. said...

Oh my- Gorgeous George Clinton...AND Spitfires...you've excited both my mother and myself with these posts!! Not telling you which is which though....he he he.
Now the goyl singers are another story.....you might be able to do something for my Pa with those...but Im not promising anything!

7:23 AM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

T - anything I can do to turn this mutha out, just let me know >B^D>

7:25 AM  
Anonymous Richard said...

Saw the real thing flying with the Battle of Britain flight last Wednesday at Weymouth carnival. Whatever one thinks of warfare, The Spitfire is still an awesomely beautiful piece of engineering. Red Arrows performed as well. Same deal; their skill is breathtaking.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

I agree Richard. R.J. Mitchell and Joe Smith got it right.
As a young'un, I got to see one of the Spits that was used in the movie "The Battle of Britain."

And I've seen the Arrows, the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds, and I'd rank them in that same order.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Laura Elizabeth said...

Oh thank you for posting these! The models are great and so is the website. It's going to make Christmas shopping for my nephews a little easier this year :D

10:00 AM  
Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

You built those? Beautiful indeed dear FE! I am in awe of what your hands are capable of creating...

tsk, tsk... I still say I see a yogi in hiding there! :-) FO SHO!

12:44 AM  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

btw monsieur frontiere,
I request your remarks on my willy..and I have just kicked country music in the knackers..would you be my huckleberry?
svp!

2:13 AM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

Your willy is as fine a willy as I have ever seen. Sorry for my absence, but work lately is a cruel, hateful, demanding, psychotic mistress.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous raincoaster said...

What about the Snowbirds?

4:38 PM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

Haven't seen the Snowbirds yet, but I'm willing to bet that they're in Arrows and Blues territory. The Tutor is a sweet little jet on a bad day.

And I should clarify: I saw the Red Arrows when they were flying Gnats; the Blues when they flew Phantoms, Skyhawks and Hornets, and the Thunderbirds when they flew T-38s and F-16's.

9:32 PM  
Anonymous raincoaster said...

Oooooh, ever seen Ceebees? I have a minor fetish.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

Eh?

10:07 PM  
Blogger ziggi said...

have you been to any of the Red Bull Air Races? They're quite fun. It's usually a yank that wins!

6:06 AM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

Never have, actually. Guess I'm leading a deprived adulthood these days ;8^D>

But did I ever tell you about the time I got to watch a Vulcan slowrolled at an airshow?

11:37 AM  
Blogger ziggi said...

Vulcan - I LOVE those delta wings, and d'you know I have a recollection of seeing one roll at a show too - I'm sure it's not my imagination . . . I can picture it exactly :) fab

5:55 AM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

The Vulcan and the Victor beat the B-52 hands down in the looks department.

10:54 PM  
Anonymous raincoaster said...

Pssssst, seen this?

Airfix kit makers in nosedive after parent company's crash
The plastic kits of Lancaster bombers and Hurricanes have been painstakingly assembled in British bedrooms for nearly 60 years, leading Airfix fans to declare yesterday a sad day for British youth.

1:39 AM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

Yeah. A truly cosmic cast-iron bitch with magnesium . . . .

Remember Adrian Mole? The airplane he glued to his nose was an airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk. V.

5:32 AM  

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