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Official Natural Metal Finish Group Build II
Posted by vetteman42 on Monday, April 26, 2010 2:32 PM

The first group was so much fun we just gotta do it again, so WELCOME to round II.

Rules

Any aircraft finished with foil, paint, or what ever else you use for a natural metal finish. The model should be at least 30% NMF. Any scale would be fine, prop, jet, or helicopter as long as it flies. You can use all the aftermarket stuff you would like or build  OOB. Cross overs would be fine and partial starts, carry overs from the first group will be allowed also. WIP pictures are a must so we can build our skills, and they are losta fun to share. This will be a 1 year long build starting May 2 2010 and ending May 1 2011. So build 1 or 2 or more. And feel free to take a badge when you sign up, gotta give it back if you don't finish though.

The goal of the group is to have fun, build some fine looking models, and to learn something new.

 

Builders Roster

 

Aggieman                                                           

1/72 Monogram B-36 Peacemaker " Texas Squaw"  *FINISHED* on 10/1/2010 using Alclad II paints. The build starts on page 49 with finished pictures on page 80.

AlterEcho                                                     1/72 Tamiya P-47 Thunderbolt

B17Pilot                                                              

1/144 Minicraft 757-200. American Airlines 757 *FINISHED*on 10/17/2010 using Model Master Metalizer paints. The build starts on page 45 with finished pictures on page 84.

CallSignOWL                                                         

1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang " Mary's Mustang" FINISHED*on 1/17/2011 using foil and Model Master paints. The build starts on page96 with finished pictures on page 99.

     

1/48 Revell P-51B Mustang "Lambie II" FINISHED* on 1/12/2011 using aluminum foil and Model Master paints. The build starts on page 97 with finished pictures on page 98.                                               

1/48 OEZ  MiG-21 bis *FINISHED* on 10/24/2010 using aluminum foil. The build starts on page 68, with finished pictures on page 87

1/48 Revell P-51D Mustang *FINISHED* on 8/16/2010 using Model Master acrylics and enamels. The build starts on page 35, with finished pictures on page 56.

Casper the Chihuahua                                       

1/48 Tamiya F-84G Thunderjet *FINISHED*on 3/18/2011 using Mr Colour Aluminum Metalizer paint. The build starts on page 107 with finished pictures on page 111.

                                                                             

1/48 Eduard Mirage 2000 *FINISHED*on 2/5/2011 using Mr Colour Aluminum Metalizer. The build starts on page 97, with finished pictures on page 104.                               

1/32 Hasegawa F-104G Starfighter *FINISHED* on 1/3/2011 using Mr Colour Aluminum Metalizer. The build starts on page 89 with finished pictures on page 97.

                                                        

1/72 Academy F-86-F Sabre " The Paper Tiger"  *FINISHED* on 12/27/2010 using Mr Colour Aluminum Metalizer. The build starts on page 95 with finished pictures on page 95.

Cdclukey                                                              1/144 Minicraft Constellation " Columbine"

ColGray                                                                 1/32 Hasegawa P-51D Mustang

Daywalker                                                           1/48 Hasegawa F-86F-30 Sabre

Doogs ATX                                                          1/48 Monogram P-38J

                                                                               1/48 Monogram P-47D Bubble Top

This Wildcat was finished using Alclad II Paint.

This Wildcat was finished using Talon Acrylic aluminum paint

2 1/48 Hobby Boss F4F Wildcats*FINISHED* on 10/7/2010. The build starts on page 58 with finished pictures on page 82.

 

Eatthis                                                                   TBA

Fermis                                                                  

1/48 Airfix EE LIghtening *FINISHED* on 1/22/2011 using Model Master Metalizers. The build starts on page 100 with finished pictures on page 101.

 

1/48 Hasegawa P-51D with Ramjets *FINISHED* on 5/21/2010 using Alclad paints. Build starts on page 11, with finished pictures on page 16.

1/48 Hasegawa P-51D " Big Beautiful Doll" * FINISHED* on 5/21/2010 using Alclad paints. Build starts on page 11, with finished pictures on page 16.

Firesmacker                                                        

1/48 Hasegawa P-47D-25 Thunderbolt " Saucy Susie" *FINISHED*on 2/12/2011 using Alclad II paints. The build starts on page 96, with finished pictures on page 105.

Gamera                                                                

1/72 Minicraft Boeing B-29 Super Fortress " South Sea Sinner " *FINISHED* on 4/27/2011 using Alclad II paints. The build starts on page 20, with finished pictures on page 119.

IBuild148                                                             

1/48 Tamiya P-47D Razor Back " Kansas Tornado" *FINISHED* on 10/4/2010 with Alclad paints. The build starts on page 61, with finished pictures on page 81.

                                                                     

1/48 Hasegawa F-86F *FINISHED* on 5/31/10 with Alclad paints. Build starts on page 14, with finished pictures on page 20.

Jmabx                                                                  1/48 Lindberg XF-91 Thunderceptor

 

1/48 Hobby Craft P-59A Airacomet *FINISHED*on 11/15/2010 with Alclad Paints. Build starts on page 49, with finished pictures on page 92.

Jmart                                                                    1/48 Revell P-51D Mustang

Julez72                                                                 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang

1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang " Grim Reaper" *FINISHED* on 9/30/2010 using Alclad II and Model Master metalizer paints. The build starts on page 62, with finished pictures on page 80                                                           

1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang " Miss Bonnie" *FINISHED* 5/11/10 using Alclad paint. Pictures on page 8

1/48 Tamiya P-51D "Dirty Old Man" *FINISHED*  6/19/10 using Alclad and model master Metalizer paints. Build starts on page 19 finished pictures on page 26

Kermit                                                            

1/48 Revell AT-6/SNJ Texan *FINISHED* on 3/19/2011 using Alclad paints. The build starts on page 98 with finished pictures on page 111

1/48 Academy P-38 Lightening " Putt Putt Maru " *FINISHED* on 12/5/2010 using Revell Paints. The build starts on page 87 with finished pictures on page 94.

1/72 Revell P-47D Bubble Top Thunderbolt " Balls Out" *FINISHED* on 10/23/2010 using Alclad II paint. The build starts on page 85, with finished pictures on page 86.

1/48 Monogram MiG-15bis NVA *FINISHED*on 10/19/2010 using aluminum foil. The build starts on page 50 with finished pictures on page 84                                                           

1/48 Hobby Boss F4F-3 Wildcat *FINISHED* on 7/31/10 using Revell paints. Build starts on page 44, finished pictures on page 50.

1/48 Tamiya F-51D Mustang "Red Eraser"  *FINISHED* on 7/16/10 using Revell paints. Build starts on page 11, finished pictures on page 43

 

Lancair                                                                 

1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang *FINISHED* on 5/9/10 using Foil and alclad. Pictures on page 7

Maxfax                                                                 

1/48 Tamiya P-47D Thunderbolt *FINISHED*on 7/31/10 using Alclad paints. Build starts on page 8, finished pictures on page 49.

1/48 Revell P-51D Mustang *FINISHED* on 8/9/10 using Alclad and Tamiya paints. Build starts on page 26 finished pictures on page 53

 

Nicefit                                                                   

1/48 Revell AT-6/SNJ Texan *FINISHED* on 1/17/2011 using Alclad paints. The build starts on page 36, with finished pictures on page 99.

1/48 Revell P-51D Mustang Miss Marilyn II *FINISHED*on 6/26/10 using Alclad and Model Master paints. Pictures on page 30. 

 

Raptordriver                                                        

1/48 Revell Spirit of St Louis *FINISHED* on 7/2/10 using Alclad paints. Build starts on page 31, finished pictures on page 34.

Redraider                                                              1/48 Tamiya P-51D

Richard Bartrop                                                   1/32 Special Hobby X-15A-2

Scorpiomikey                                                      

1/72 Tamiya F-100D Super Sabre *FINISHED* on 10/22/2010 using aluminum foil. The build starts on page 70, with finished pictures on page 86 and 87.

Soulcrusher                                                        

1/48 Hobbycraft Seversky P-35 *FINISHED* 5/30/10 with Talon paints and powder. Build starts on page 22, and finished pictures on page 33. 

Stikpusher                                                           

1/48 Revell F-84E Thunderjet *FINISHED* on 2/13/2011 using Tamiya, Humbrol, and Testers Aluminum paints. The build is a carry over here is a link to the start   /forums/t/112883.aspx?PageIndex=56   Finished pictures are on page 105.

SuppressionFire                                                1/32 Trumpeter P-51D Mustang

Tayler254                                                             1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang

Theuns                                                                  1/48 ICM F-51D Mustang

Thunderbolt379                                                  1/72 Tamiya F-84 Thunderjet

Vetteman42                                                       

1/48 Revell AT-6 Texan *FINISHED* 11/13/2010 with Talon NMF paint. Build starts on page 54, with finished pictures on page 90

     

1/48 Monogram F-15A Eagle built as the Streak Eagle *FINISHED*  on 4/28/2011 with Talon NMF paints, polishing powders and, Tamiya paints. The build starts on page 107 with finished pictures on page 119.

Xradio81                                                             

1/48 Monogram P-47D Thunderbolt *FINISHED* on 3/20/2011 using Dupli-Color enamel paint. The build starts on page 94 with finished pictures on page 111.

 

This is the official group badge.

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by vetteman42 on Monday, April 26, 2010 2:33 PM

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Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by SuppressionFire on Monday, April 26, 2010 3:13 PM

vetteman42 Excellent!

Sign me up with a 49% completed Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-51 D Looking forward to another successful GB!

Resin replacement wheels came in the mail last week, the kit is put away for now yet I have new inspiration now that NMF II is going to start soon. When I get a chance I will post a picture comparing the wheels, really no comparison accept for anyone interested in the kit.

 

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Posted by vetteman42 on Monday, April 26, 2010 5:23 PM

SuppressionFire your build is in and thank you for joining our marry little group. I have a 1/32 Revell P-51B I hope to start this year. I will have lots of scratch building to do on this kit so i will be keeping a close eye on your build.

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by kermit on Monday, April 26, 2010 6:20 PM

Hey!

Why am i not yet on the roster??!!AngryClown Ill let you know ASAP what kit i wanna doWink

Richard

 

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Posted by vetteman42 on Monday, April 26, 2010 6:38 PM

Kermit what do ya mean you arent on the roster, them glue fumes gettin to you again ?

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by SuppressionFire on Monday, April 26, 2010 6:46 PM

kermit

Hey!

Why am i not yet on the roster??!!AngryClown Ill let you know ASAP what kit i wanna doWink

Richard

 

Richard,

How about a B-29 Superfortress in a smaller scale with Soviet markings depicting the ones copied by Stalin? They even left the cast 'Boeing' into the foot pedal controls. Just a thoughtIdea

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Posted by IBuild148 on Monday, April 26, 2010 8:06 PM

Vetteman,

Can you put me down for a Tamiya 1/48 P-47D depicting the Kansas Tornado and a Hasegawa 1/48 F-86F?

These will be my first NMF models so I look forward to participating and learning. 

IBuildOne48

Teach modeling to youth!

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Posted by vetteman42 on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 1:14 AM

IBuild148 Your builds are in and welcome to the shiny side. Have you decided what method you will use for your NMF ?

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by IBuild148 on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 8:44 AM

Yes!

After searching the FSM community, the current GB NMF and a post that I placed back on 20 April, ( Thanks to Julez72, fermis, plastickjunkie,rjkplasticmod, bondoman,wing nut, and  Hans von Hammer) I will base coat them with Gloss Black and then top off with Alclads Aluminum Lacquer's.

I am looking forward to learning more from those that are versed in this process so I can deliver some positive results to this GB!

Pics to follow!

IBuildOne48

Teach modeling to youth!

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Posted by jmabx on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 7:53 PM

Randy - Would you mind if I join in with a cross build? I plan on building Lindberg's old XF-91 Thunderceptor for the Rocket power Group Build that starts May 1. There's going to be lots of scratch building, rescribing and swearing going on so it should be a fun kit to put together! Stick out tongue  I would love to join in if it's okay!

IBuild148

After searching the FSM community, the current GB NMF and a post that I placed back on 20 April, ( Thanks to Julez72, fermis, plastickjunkie,rjkplasticmod, bondoman,wing nut, and  Hans von Hammer) I will base coat them with Gloss Black and then top off with Alclads Aluminum Lacquer's.

I think you're going to like the Alclad paint. I did my first full NMF with the stuff and it sure made a believer out of me. Yes

Jeremy    Propeller

    

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Posted by Julez72 on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 8:21 PM

Randy, sign me up buddyYes i'll do another Tam 1/48 P-51...I have the decals for Grim Reaper from the 9th AAF.. Another first again with this build, "invasion stripes"......

Possible Hasegawa 1/48 Canadair Sabre, West German Luftwaffe, Hartmans mount... But that will be in the new year....

 

 

 

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Posted by vetteman42 on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 10:25 PM

Jmabx & Julez72 Glad to have you both back with us, your builds are most defiantly  in and on the roster.

 

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by kermit on Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:00 AM

...them glue fumes gettin to you again ?

LOL. Always...Whistling Nah, just my dorky way of bein funny.

Ok, i've consulted my other half (girlfriends are great non-biased help in picking out your next builds) and she chose a B17 over a P51. So you can put me up for Revell's (of germany) 1/48 B17.

Rivet counters amongst us should now avert their eyes as it is a B17F.... They never really were painted in NMF untill the G version came out but methinks it will look cool anyways. Nobody will accuse me of being too focussed on absolute accuracy. Hey, its a hobby innit?WinkYes Might even slap together some custom decals for it, dunno yet

Can't waitEats

Richard

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 29, 2010 1:21 AM

None were issued that way, but a few were in the SWP theater in NMF after they had completed their bomber careers and became executive transports.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Julez72 on Thursday, April 29, 2010 1:54 AM

Richard, Wow...a B-17 in 48 scale.....I say wow cause i seem to recall you mentioning useing foil for GB 2. So a 1/48 B-17 covered in foil...WOW...Please say it's soYes

 

 

 

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Posted by kermit on Thursday, April 29, 2010 7:44 AM

Please say it's so

Umm...... Usually i like to be the "yes man" but in this case i have to dissapoint you Julez.... I will try a foil finish the coming year but it will not be this B17. Sorry...Zip it!

Have been thinking about ordering me some Alclad paints though as i have seen wonderful results with it the previous year. Not promising anything...

Seriously, for my first foil finish i would want to have the time and an easy kit (Mig 15?) to work with. As i am departing for an extended visit to the USA the end of May i wouldn't be able to pull it off. You guys will have to wait untill mid JulyWink

Richard

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Posted by JMart on Thursday, April 29, 2010 9:48 AM

I would like to join, either with my barely-started Revell P51D (1:48) from NMF I, or a new one if that one does not qualify. I have the Revell RB-36H Peacemaker in the stash, but that will have to wait for NMF V or thereabouts lol.  cheers.

 

 

  

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Posted by vetteman42 on Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:14 PM

A foiled B-17 would be a very impressive build to be sure, and one would need sunglasses just to look at the pictures. But I have to agree with Kermit its not a good subject for a first foil attempt. Did get the modeler juices flowin though. Kermit I cant wait to see a foiled MiG-15.

Jmart am more than happy to have you join us here and your build is on the roster, your currant build is perfectly acceptable here. Carry overs and partcial builds are fine guys.

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by vetteman42 on Thursday, April 29, 2010 2:32 PM

No longer needed

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by Julez72 on Thursday, April 29, 2010 6:30 PM

Awww thats cool Richard, i wouldn't attempt it either unless i had some experience with foil finishes....I tell ya what if you cover a mig 15 in foil i'll bite the bullet and do my 2nd build a Sabre in foil as wellYes

Randy, The badge looks fine to me buddyYes makes me want to do a B-25.....

 

 

 

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Posted by vetteman42 on Thursday, April 29, 2010 6:57 PM

Julez72

Awww thats cool Richard, i wouldn't attempt it either unless i had some experience with foil finishes....I tell ya what if you cover a mig 15 in foil i'll bite the bullet and do my 2nd build a Sabre in foil as wellYes

OH but this is gonna be fun !!!! Seems I will be having to do a painted NMF now. I dont know what I will build maybe a Ryan PT-19, I will use Talon paints though. I promised Richard I would use paint if he used foil sometime back. Stick out tongue

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by Julez72 on Thursday, April 29, 2010 7:25 PM

Randy, Don't be havin too much fun cause when it comes time to coat the Sabre in foil you will be bombarded with questionsYes

 

 

 

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Posted by vetteman42 on Thursday, April 29, 2010 8:39 PM

Julez not to worry I am sure I will be gettin even with you and Richard with questions about the paints. Eats I think you will both find the foil is not as difficult as you would think, however it isn't as forgiving in surface prep as paint is.

Randy So many to build.......So little time

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Posted by Julez72 on Friday, April 30, 2010 8:02 AM

Randy, don't ask me, i've only ever done one before, athough i'm 70% done with another...

I'm imagining myself foiling, bits of foil stuck to my hands, face, arms, legs and the dog as well... a waste paper basket full of scrunched up foil in the corner....The Sabre will come out looking like it has small pox with all the dust i'll trap under it...Other than that i'm looking forward to it....

 

 

 

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Posted by kermit on Friday, April 30, 2010 10:02 PM

Julez,

Awesome! Would be cool to both do a foil finish at the same time. Makes me feel alot less scared LOL.Wink

Randy,

Your news about doing a painted NMF brought a smile to my face when i read itSmile. This year is gonna see alot of new things happening!

Let me start off right away with the first annoying noob question about foilingEmbarrassed I have already heard that ordinary kitchen foil is just fine for foiling right? Well..... Do i need to use the special foil glue or can i use ordinary glue with that and what is the difference? (actually a bunch of questions...LOL)

Well,... it's saturday the 1st of may here, early morning and i already took out the box in order to start my B17 today. Gonna be fun fun fun!Yeah

Richard

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Posted by Julez72 on Saturday, May 01, 2010 3:43 AM

Richard, You go firstWhistling

I've read an article about kitchen foil and i think you may need a certain type of glue, but don't quote me on that...My LHS has a good selection of BMF which i used to use to mask canopys with before i started buying pre cut ones but i'd like to know what Randy used to cover his starfighter with....How does it conform to raised details ect ect ect....

 

 

 

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Posted by maxfax on Saturday, May 01, 2010 7:24 PM

Hello Vetteman42

Sign me up for a 1/48 Tamiya P-47D. I'm just about to start a FW 190 for that group build, so I will most likely be spreading it out over the next several months.

 

Rob

On the bench:  1/24 MPC  FW190 A5

Next:  1/72 Revell S-100

 

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Posted by Julez72 on Saturday, May 01, 2010 9:00 PM

Hey Rob, good to see you hereYes

Hey guys check this out, my in progress Pony...

 

 

 

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Posted by jmabx on Saturday, May 01, 2010 9:53 PM

Nice looking Mustang Julez! Toast

Alright folks... here's my plan. Wink

You remember the kit, right?

It is horrible! No cockpit, no engine, no nuthin'! While digging through the stash the other day, I might have found a glimmer of hope or at least some help anyway. 

I figure that I can rob some essential parts from the Tamiya F-84. Since Republic built the the straight wing F-84 before the F-84F and the XF-91 came between the two, I think that I can safely steal from this kit. Blind Fold  I should be able to use the cockpit at least but what I really want to do is use the nose from the Tamiya kit. The intake on the Lindberg XF-91 looks too large and if I can graft on the F-84 nose it should bring it down to size. Plus I'll have some intake trunking so that you can't see right through the model. Surprise

What I need to come up with is something to represent the jet engine in the back. I tried digging through the stash again to see what could fit and all I came up with was the Academy SU-27 engine looked about the right size but I'm not robbing from that kit. I'll have to figure something out though. The rocket engines should be easy enough by just adding tubing in the rear.

I plan to scratch build gear wells and rescribe and rerivet the whole airframe. Lots of work to do! Black Eye

That's my game plan and hopefully I can get started soon.

Wish me luck! The fun begins tomorrow.

Jeremy    Propeller

    

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