Now Kevin McClure demonstrates it is no different for the SuperModeller - with his look, below, at Cave McClure - Hewed by his Own Hand from the Very Living R-r-r-rock (as Monty Python's "Tim The Enchanter" would say! )
Seriously, the pics below show not only Kevin's great little modelling diggs, but also what he builds, in there - encompassing almost perfectly the complete, "ModelFleet Envelope" - from amphibious armor, through ships, naval aircraft and spacecraft. You couldn't ask for a better demonstration of exactly and entirely what's "legal on-topic", for display and discussion here at ModelFleet!
With that in mind - and like the cave tour guide pointing out the "Devil's Garden", "Magic Pitcher" and "Dragon's Teeth" rock formations - below I repeat each of Kevin's pics, to show and identify (as best I can) every such build which can be discovered. But don't just take my word for it - hunt around yourself, in the full-resolution (clickable) versions - to add and/or correct any of my findings, as appropriate:
"I like to see shots of other modelers work areas. Here are some shots of my work room:
It's in the basement (of course! - the wife wouldn't allow it to exist upstairs!) I finished my basement a couple of years ago including a playroom for the kids and a full bath, and I made sure I included a nice work room for myself - Why not since I was doing all of the heavy lifting!
Matty here again. And why not indeed, buddy! Check out what-all can be found in this first pic from Kevin:
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1.V-2 ROCKET - the hardest item to spot, because it's - well - camouflaged, that's why! Pretty close to a Space Subject - I would allow it at ModelFleet.
2. Apparently an F3H DEMON, in progress - at least, that's what those thin, high and conformal air intakes, and mid-wing sure look like to me! Naval Aircraft (until proven otherwise) - legal for ModelFleet.
3.PHANTOM - the first Phantom - and first all-jet carrier airplane! Of course, legal for ModelFleet.
4. The top of an AMTRAK - an "amphibious tractor" landing vehicle - seems to be what's poking out of this box. Amphibious Armor - that is, any armor used in amphibious landing(s) - legal for ModelFleet!
5. MERCURY-REDSTONE and GEMINI-TITAN rockets. Space subjects - and particularly ones recovered via naval operations - definitely legal for ModelFleet!
6. S-18 class S-BOAT!
7. FM-2 WILDCAT - at least, that's what I think it is, based on the cowling - definitely a Grumman design, in any case.
8. INFANTRY LANDING SHIPS "LSI"s- or are they LCIs?
9. TORPEDO BOAT - WWI vintage, and German, I would guess.
10. Another TORPEDO BOAT - and again, looking like WWI vintage and German/Polish, very close or an exact match for box art of the Mirage 1/400 scale kit of V-106 (or whatever it was called, exactly).
11. 4-STACKER DD (in front of Kevin's BB New York).
12. Kevin's SANGAMON CVE build (dedicated posting coming soon).
13. A pair of GLASSES - the secret of the SuperModeller's incredible powers! And one which separates the clean, tidy ones like Kevin, from those of us with benches so cluttered and messy that - for my own part, after ruining several magnifying headsets with superglue drips - had to adopt the rule that no glasses are ever allowed to set down on the bench!
"Here's another shot of my workroom:
Back to Matty here. And it took me a while to realize: this view adjoins the other, above - this is the left-side, and above is the right side, of an entire corner of the room Kevin's bench occupies.
And again this half contains yet another whole slew of unusual - yet "ModelFleet-legal" - builds:
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1. Another AMTRAK - clearly identifiable by its flat top upswept undersides, and much thinner treads than your typical, terrestrial armored vehicle.
2. "ALLIGATOR", I think this was called, and another kind of AmTrak - or maybe it was some sort of amphibious armored personnel carrier (APC) - but in any case, clearly qualifies for ModelFleet.
3. A third AMTRAK - this one with a turret fitted (which apparently the first one, above, will also get).
4. Yet a fourth AMTRAK, close to identical to the last. What's the story on all these, Kevin?
5. "APC" - armored personnel carrier - at least the back of one, looks like. And if so, clearly qualifies for ModelFleet, as a vehicle often deployed in amphibious ops.
6. AGENA UPPER STAGE, based on this box I see on the shelf! Again, not only a Space Vehicle but one involved in (Gemini) flights recovered by naval assets.
7. A "START-CART" - or if not, then definitely a similar kind of carrier deck-tractor - which little gem also persistently insinuates itself into Kevin's Wasp build pics. Though it looks too large for any kind of forced-perspective diorama imagineable!
8. An UNKNOWN SPACECRAFT - apparently the unfinished interior of one, so I am completely stumped. The boom looks familiar - maybe from SkyLab, IIRC - but who can say for sure? OK, Kevin - I give - what is it, buddy?
9. A LIFTING-BODY - one of several prototypes (or maybe just concept/drawings) and I don't know the names. I want to say "Dyna-Soar", but I'm not at all sure that would be even close. This cool little plane is also really pushing it for "ModelFleet-legal" - none of these actually went into space (correct me if I'm wrong) and - more to the point - none were ever recovered at sea. Indeed, that was precisely their purpose - to not require splashdown, nor recovery.
But Kevin, maybe if you tell us what the hell it is I'll allow it!
10. BONDO - the little, pint-sized can - but still truly the stuff of SuperHero Legend!
I count just three other builds - a race car and two Luftwaffe fighters - which just would not qualify for ModelFleet, in any way I can imagine. But that still leaves litterally 90% of Kevin's builds - including all those unusual spacecraft and armor pieces - On-Topic for ModelFleet!
"It's a great place to work - I just wish I got there more often!!"
Holy Styrene, BatMa- I mean, Kevin - it sure looks that way, buddy! Excellent contribution, and do keep us here in Gotham City posted on all the above, sir!