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63-foot ARB
TGarthConnelly
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Posted: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 08:45 AM UTC
Kyle Lord is making me a 1:72 63-foot ARB which was used for SPEC OPS in Italy in 1944. Here are a few in progress shots.

IMG_5763 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

IMG_5765 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

IMG_5823 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr


IMG_5852 (1) by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

And here's the real boat:

ARB22 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

Tim
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Posted: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 10:04 PM UTC
Tim,

Nice start.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 02:00 AM UTC
Thanks Mark. Kyle does do nice work. I can't to see the completed model.
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 08:37 AM UTC
I had two rocket launchers from Shapeways sent to Kyle. He placed them on the model just to show me. What color were the rockets? They were molded into the launchers.


IMG_6066 (1) by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

IMG_6067 (1) by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
TGarthConnelly
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2020 - 05:07 AM UTC
I got updates from Kyle about my ARB-22 model … This what he said –

" I also got the remaining walls fleshed in and filled. Will let the putty dry then I can sand. I’ll likely work on that extension to the top cabin next. I made window frames and left a small lip on the inside I can attach the clear windscreen to.”

IMG_6413 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

IMG_6414 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

IMG_6415 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

IMG_6416 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr


IMG_6417 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

IMG_6418 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
TGarthConnelly
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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 05:46 AM UTC
On the advice of Tracy White, Rick E. Davis and John Snyder, Kyle is using Ocean Grey, and Deck Blue:

IMG_6553 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

IMG_6552 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

IMG_6551 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

He turned a pedestal from brass:

IMG_6560 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

IMG_6561 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

IMG_6562 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

Tim