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Modelcrazy's bench WIP 2020

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  • Member since
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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Monday, March 16, 2020 4:37 PM

    Impressive bench time Modelcrazy, the only way to become an exellent ship modeller is to study the masters....then start a ship. WOW

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 16, 2020 10:08 PM

Chad, it does look like Hoth...hmm

Scott, really, a 48 star flag on the Constitution? Did they supply the one with the stars in a circle? Wink

armornut

    Impressive bench time Modelcrazy, the only way to become an exellent ship modeller is to study the masters....then start a ship. WOW

 
Thanks, I wish I was a master.
 
Done with the Nick. Now back to the other builds on the bench.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:48 AM

And you don't really see many Hoth dios.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:20 PM

This one will be a dirt world, just to change things up.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:10 PM

Speaking of the walker, I added some grime weathering.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 20, 2020 2:23 PM

I also got back on the A7.

So here it is buttoned up and black based. I'm going to load fule on inner pylons, Mk82's on MERs mid hard point and napalm on the outer TERs from the Hase weapons set.

Streight out of the box except for the pit.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:14 PM

I completed the light grey and sprayed a gloss coat. I'll get another gloss coat after the decals. The canopy has a terrible fit but oh well. I wasn't expecting much from the kit and not going to worry about it.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 23, 2020 7:21 AM

Got the decals on, most of the weathering and working on the stors.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 23, 2020 10:17 PM

A-7 is done. Fuel, Mk 82's and napalm, sidewinders.

The space battleship Missouri is on the bench, ready to finish. Still working on the walker.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, March 23, 2020 11:02 PM

That's a beautiful A-7!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:20 AM

Thank you my friend.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:33 PM

The walker is almost complete. Just a little more dirt and touch-up. After adding the dirt, I hose it down with hairspray. The light colored dirt was added after the hairspray.

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Posted by Greg on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:56 PM

I got behind. Those two ships back on pg 1 are spectacular, Steve. YesYesYes

Going to enjoy those then get to page two later.

-Greg

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:05 PM

Thanks Greg, it's easy for me to get behind since notifications are't working.

Now for the Space Battleship. Done.

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:22 PM

Steve: while your modeling subjects are all across the board, your modeling skills shine through in every one of them.

Great work my friend!

Ben

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PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - WIP

- 1/24 Lola T89 - DONE

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:33 PM

Thank you Ben, I got back to the North Carolina

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Posted by falconmod on Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:02 AM

That Walker dio is fabulous!

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:24 PM

Thank you John.

Now for my next trick.

The Kitty Hawk 1/48 F-35B

Of course the pit is first. The kit does not have any paint call outs so I did a little research. It looks like I need a little more yellow to the ejection handle

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:56 PM

BAck to the NC, I'm done with the Main guns and 5"/38 mounts and started on the superstructure. I am filling the bulkhead joins and going to add the PE. The guns are not attached either.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, April 6, 2020 11:06 AM
 
Working more on the F-35. I read on a few reviews that there was a problem with the fit of the pit and nose wheel well. I assembled the wheel well, leaving the strut off until later and following the instructions, I dry fit the pit onto the wheel well, installed the well and pit in the lower fuse part. I then dry fit the upper fuse and saw the issue that was of so much consternation. The well/pit assembly sits too high for the fuse to mate. I dry fit the office to the upper fuse, breaking off the ejection seat in the process. The fit of the pit to the fuselage is perfect and held in there without any help. It was very helpful without the seat in there as well. I usually install the ejection seat just before the canopy anyway so no biggie. I took out my grinder and removed around 1mm, maybe more off the pit floor. I then dry fit the two half and found I fixed the offending lack of clearance, but the seam still wouldn’t fit without some force :hmm:. I realized the aligning pin receivers were too high as well so after cutting then down all fit well.
Looking at the instructions, the ladder and ladder door have nice little PE parts. The door needs to be cut out of the lower fuse part to be used. This would be confusing for someone new to the hobby. One, it’s not clear what needs to be done and two, there’s not anywhere where the instructions say this is an option. In between binge watching “Band of Brothers”, I did some research of the ladder door and compartment. Scratching my head and some parts, I came up with what I think is a reasonable facsimile of the compartment. This is going to be an FAA bird so all the panels, at least the ones the kit allows to be open, will be open for the RN lads to inspect.
Next is the engine and fan drive shaft which I read is also an issue.

The nose wheel well in the lower fuse assembly showing the alining pins for the pit.

 

The pit in the upper fuse, ground down and pin receivers cut.
The seam fits well now.
The ladder door cut out with the unclear instructions.
The scratched ladder compartment. I still need to do a wee bit of work on the frame and scribe the RAM tape but I'm happy with it. Paint will really make it pop I think.

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