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About Chuck Shanley (CRS)

I've been building kits since about the mid 1950's. I've built all kinds of subjects, but for the past 20 years or so I've seemed to focus mainly on 1/72 Aircraft and Armor. Why 1/72, mainly for space conservation I build alot. I build primarily for my own enjoyment, and Armorama has helped to en...


Chuck, Well composed and designed diorama. Conveys a good story. Who are the kits by? At first I though Preiser / Walthers / Roco.
APR 03, 2008 - 09:27 AM
Thanks Fred, I like to think my dios "tell a story", I try As for the kits used : The Figures are Preiser (some slightly modified) The Ambulance and Tow Tractor are the Academy offerings The 3/4 ton Ammo carrier is ESCI and last but not least the C-47 is the MPC/Airfix kit (sort of like trying to make a silk purse out of a sows ear)
APR 03, 2008 - 09:34 AM
Nice dio Chuck. And congrats on that C-47 That MPC/Airfix offering is the definition of a sows ear! You made it look respectable! Cheers, Charles
APR 03, 2008 - 02:01 PM
Chuck, nice job. I don't know if it was intentional or not but the weathering on the national insignia is awesome looking.
APR 03, 2008 - 02:31 PM
Charles - Thanks, that C-47 That MPC/Airfix was either a "build it damaged" or throw it away Kit Bryan - Yes, the weathering on the National Insignia is deliberate. I had to toy with it a bit to get that result, at first it just looked wrinkled but our friend Merlin straighten me out about that.
APR 03, 2008 - 02:39 PM
Nicely Done. Rather than one story I can see about six in the over all effect.
APR 03, 2008 - 02:54 PM
I lost track Wonderful what games your mind can play !!!
APR 03, 2008 - 03:38 PM