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May
09

more from wonderfest and the air force museum


here are some more fun images from the show!!!

x-3

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The XB-70 towers over everything in the hanger

The XB-70 towers over everything in the hanger

Cultman's booth has just about everything you could want!!!

Cultman's booth has just about everything you could want!!!

 

a couple of prize kits from cultman's table

a couple of prize kits from cultman's table

polar Lights is back in action and rereleasing some of their classics plus have some awesome new stuff coming for the next show

polar Lights is back in action and rereleasing some of their classics plus have some awesome new stuff coming for the next show, in the bottom left is the world famous Kitbasher Girl!!! There will be a big post on her coming here soon!!

 

here is a very nice Jupiter II cut-away from the model contest

here is a very nice Jupiter II cut-away from the model contest

loads of awesome model entries here, even one of Drex's little Vulcan ship

loads of awesome model entries here, even one of Drex's little Vulcan ship

 

nice robot model, with an exceptional paint job!!!

nice robot model, with an exceptional paint job!!!

 

a very nice concept model based on Joe Johnston's Empire Strikes back design

a very nice concept model based on Joe Johnston's Empire Strikes back design

woooo-hoooooo an eagle on the pad!!!

woooo-hoooooo an eagle on the pad!!!


34 Responses to “more from wonderfest and the air force museum”


  1. May 20, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Thanks for the pictures, John. What is the green model labeled 34 in the 8th picture down?

    • 2 johneaves
      May 20, 2009 at 7:41 am

      Go to yesterdays post and go thru the comments,, someone knew what that one was and nammed it off,, there is also a better pic of on yesterday’s post!!!

    • 3 DeanneM
      May 20, 2009 at 10:48 am

      Paul, did you find where the green model is identified? I saw it yesterday and wondered, but can’t find what it is.

      Anyone, anyone, Bueller?

      • May 20, 2009 at 2:47 pm

        That green model in photo number 8, is a modified garage kit of Klaus and Lavie’s vanship from the anime series Last Exile.

  2. 5 Suricata
    May 20, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Haha, I saw the picture of Cultmans stand and immediatly noticed the Seaview model, I was thinking it sucks that the image is so small, tehn low and behold teh next photo is a close up!🙂

    The Jupiter 2 model brings back so many memories as well! I thought I saw it in the second photo, underneath the XB-70 too😉

  3. May 20, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Actually, that second to last model isn’t a Joe Johnston concept model, it’s a Clone Turbo Tank from “Revenge of the Sith” – I had to build one of those suckers for a game project two years ago…🙂

    • 7 johneaves
      May 20, 2009 at 8:28 am

      yes it is true that it was used in Revenge of the Sith, but if you have the Star Wars ESB sketch book, it’s roots were of the early AT-AT designs before it went to the walker stage,,, I was glad to see that the old Johnston sketches had a chance to come to life 20+ years down the line.

  4. 8 Scott
    May 20, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Yeah, that model of the Juggernaught is pretty impressive. Nice to see how sometimes concept art can be reused years later. Like the early Y-Wing model we see there, that’s being used in the Clone Wars Animation.

    Also, love the detail into the Jupiter 2 model and in the background you can see a Expanded Universe Belknap-class Strike Cruiser.

    BTW, John. See on your XB-70 picture, you also caught a glimpse of Tacit Blue, sweet deal!

  5. 9 Suricata
    May 20, 2009 at 9:06 am

    I didn’t notice until I looked again, but the Bird of Prey is in that XB-70 picture too, love that plane🙂

    • 10 Scott
      May 20, 2009 at 9:24 am

      Forgive me for asking, but where do you see it?

    • 11 B.J.
      May 20, 2009 at 10:26 am

      I believe what you’re thinking is the BoP is actually one of the YF-23 prototypes.

      • 12 Suricata
        May 20, 2009 at 10:32 am

        Yeah, I looked closer at it and noticed it doesn’t have the air inlet above the cockpit like the bird of prey does, it does have an earily similar nose cone🙂

      • 13 Scott
        May 20, 2009 at 8:38 pm

        I figured that’s what Suri was looking at. The BoP was supposed to be above the YF-22. 😉

        Too bad the YF-23 didn’t win the competition, she was a better looking fighter.

  6. 14 Freak
    May 20, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Some Very nice model there john, I love to hear more about Kitbash Girl.

  7. 15 akula
    May 20, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Very nice!

    Any chance of getting some pictures of the ships from the new movie’s space dock and about to go to warp scene???

  8. 16 the bluesman
    May 20, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Freak

    What do you want to know? I’m good friends with April (kitbashergirl) and we were hanging around all weekend and even spent some time with John at his table for a while.

    I hope we weren’t bugging ya too much, John, but we had a blast talking with you.

  9. May 20, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Ah John, when ya talk with ‘im, tell Nelson, Dr. Buckaroo Banzai’s device was called the oscillation overthruster, eh.

    Oh wait, I have his email come to think of it, I’ll email him, eh.

    Great shots, thanks.😉

    LLP,
    deg

  10. 18 Matt Boardman
    May 20, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Nice! I really need to get my hands on some of the Polar Lights models that have been coming out. It’d be fun to build them know that I know what I’m doing…well, ok, maybe not so much, but a little more than before! 🙂

  11. 19 DeanneM
    May 20, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Matt, have you built recently? Just curious, since I’m looking at doing one soon because I definitely need some practice.

    • 20 Matt Boardman
      May 20, 2009 at 2:43 pm

      It’s been a few years for me, sadly. Back when I was in high school it seemed like I had a new one every couple of weeks to try my hand at. Sadly, I grew up and model kits became a thing exclusive of the hobby shops in town at sometimes 3x the price that you used to be able to find them at.

  12. 21 the bluesman
    May 20, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Matt

    PL had a really cool booth at WF this year.

    DeAnne

    Have you checked out http://www.starshipmodeler.com?

    Lots of galleries and build discussions there as well as much silliness and mayhem.
    Lots of resources too..got a question about airbrushing or weathering or carving up foam? Just ask in the in the forums.

  13. 22 DeanneM
    May 20, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Awesome, bluesman! Silliness and mayhem are wonderful, oh and the modeling commeraderie sounds great, too.😀

    Ya’ll can call me Dea, like Doug. That’s what my family calls me.🙂

  14. May 20, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Man, I gotta go back to the Air Force museum one of these days. I live 15 minutes from there but I haven’t been there in ages. I used to go there every year with my dad as a kid. I’ll have to see if he wants to start the tradition up again. 🙂

    I can’t wait until they get the space shuttle in a couple years. I’m gonna have to go out there and watch them try to land that 747 with the shuttle on back on a runway that’s too small. That should be a fun spectacle.

    • 24 Scott
      May 20, 2009 at 8:49 pm

      Well hopefully the Air Force Museum will get one of the Shuttles (they prefer Atlantis). The AFM and the Smithsonian are the only places that keep them safe. Though not sure whose going to get the Third Shuttle.

      • May 21, 2009 at 12:13 am

        I’ve heard that Atlantis is probably going to the Smithsonian, but that could change (or just be a rumor.) I’m certain the museum will get one of them. It will go nicely with the old Apollo spacecraft and other ships from that time that they have there.

      • 26 DeanneM
        May 21, 2009 at 5:57 am

        The more I hear about this museum, the more I know I’ll have to go. The Bob Hope display looks worth visiting in and of itself, but I’d love to see all of the items on display! Their website shows what looks like enough stuff to take up *way* more than just a few hours. I didn’t get to see everything as well as I would have liked in six hours at Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Museum, for sure.

        John, did you get a look at the Avrocar? I’d like to see it “up close and personal.” From what I’ve seen, it doesn’t seem easy to control, but who wouldn’t want to fly in an actual flying saucer?

      • May 21, 2009 at 10:21 am

        It’s really worth the trip, if you’re not lucky enough to live in the area. One of the highlights of my childhood was the yearly trips to the museum. The Presidential planes exhibit that they added after they retired the last “Air Force One” Boeing 707 during Clinton’s administration is really sweet. If I remember correctly, you can even tour through that plane and you can through some of the older AF1s too. 😀

  15. May 20, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Dang, it took a while for all those pictures to load (but it was worth it.) I love all the cool models that people built. I never had the patience for physical model building (at least not doing it right) but I admire people who do. 🙂

  16. 29 the bluesman
    May 20, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Dea,

    Register at SM and join the fun. It’s 100% free and they have a cool store too.

    Tell em Bluesman sent ya. That goes for the rest of all y’all too!

    Evil Genius

    At the awards presnetation Deave Hodge, the CEO of Wonderfest announced that there were 501 model entries this year. The most entries ever submitted in WF history and he was thrilled. I took almost 700 pictures and still didn;tget everything.

    • May 21, 2009 at 10:23 am

      That’s awesome, dude. I’ve really gotta get out more and see some of these things. This was in Kentucky, a short drive for me, but I didn’t know anything about it until I read it here.

  17. 31 Tim Earls
    May 21, 2009 at 4:39 am

    John!! Why didn’t you tell me you were going to Wonderfest?? I love model shows! This one is really cool! Especially the levitating destroyer. I always figured there was a way use magnets to make a model hover.

  18. May 21, 2009 at 8:05 am

    I love these photos . . . speaking of which; do you have any photos of the “have blue” steath plane I see in the background?

  19. 34 the bluesman
    May 22, 2009 at 10:45 am

    http://lastlivebluesman.blogspot.com/

    I just posted a little shout out about John at Wonderfest on my blog.

    I’ll get pics up of the USS John Eaves we did at Iron Modeler up soon.


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