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Posted by PANZERWAFFE on Sunday, February 06, 2011 4:37 PM

Received my MK IV late yesterday

Did a quick look through and unless their are any hidden problems belive this will be an easy quick build.  So I am looking for either a Whippet, MK IV "Female", Hermaphrodite, or Tadpole to go along with my first entry if thats OK.  I am hoping for a Whippet but am presently bidding on a MK IV "Female".  Will know in a few days.

Does anyone know of AM tracks for the MK IV?  Dont like the ones in the kit.  Will ask on the Armor side also.

Rob

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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, February 06, 2011 5:05 PM

Wingnut, can I join with Eduard's Camel?

This will be my first airplane, not counting some that I build some 25 years ago. I choose Camel because my wife's grandfather was flying them in WW I. Scored few kills too.

Cheers...

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  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Sunday, February 06, 2011 5:55 PM

Mike, those scavenged connector  are going to look a treat with the wire in there.

Rob... howsabout some sprue shot?

CN... you are in.  Any boxes of photos in an attic some where so you can build his plane?  That would be very cool.

Marc  

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    April, 2005
  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Sunday, February 06, 2011 5:59 PM

A quick message to all combatants. 

There seemed to be a real flurry of, "...then I'll do this one, then after that I'll do that one. And If I can find the kit maybe even the other one..."

I fear i may have missed some kit additions.  Please take a look at the official roster and if there is something you plan to do that i don't have... send me a PM so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle.

Marc  

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  • From: Florida
Posted by STFD637 on Sunday, February 06, 2011 6:01 PM

Please, please,  please count me in on this. I have a few Roden kits 1/72 that I would like to get cracking on.

More than likely a Fokker TriplaneDr1, Abletros D V, and a Sopwith Camel.

Great time for this build!!

Travis

"If a lie is told often, and long enough, it becomes reality!"

Travis/STFD637

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  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Sunday, February 06, 2011 6:32 PM

Travis, very happy to have you with us.  I'll put you down for all you can change or eliminate 1 any time if need be.  Where in FL are you?

Marc  

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  • From: Smithers, BC, Canada
Posted by ruddratt on Monday, February 07, 2011 9:58 AM

PANZERWAFFE

 

Does anyone know of AM tracks for the MK IV?  Dont like the ones in the kit.  Will ask on the Armor side also.

http://www.panzershop.cz/inshop/

Click on "PanzerShop" under categories and then go to "Acc. & Detail sets 1/35".

Mike

 "We have our own ammunition. It's filled with paint. When we fire it, it makes pretty pictures....scares the hell outta people."

 

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Posted by TD4438 on Monday, February 07, 2011 1:32 PM

And away we go!

What a great kit! Went together with almost no flash or fuss! Althought the Carpet Monster struck again!

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  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Monday, February 07, 2011 3:16 PM

Wow TD4438!  You're off to a great start!

OK wing_nut, sign me up for this GB!  Being a treadhead I'll be building an armor kit, just not sure which one yet.  I'm leaning to either the DESkit Renault FT-17 tank or the Accurate Armour Mk.A Whippet tank.  I'll let you now which as soon as I get one on order!

 

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Posted by TD4438 on Monday, February 07, 2011 3:19 PM

I'm currently lacking in paint,so it won't get the camo job I initially wanted to do.I miss the days of an LHS just around the corner.

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  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Monday, February 07, 2011 3:33 PM

TD, there should be at least 1 WIP pic between the i the box shot and the finished build shotWhistling

Ernest.. glad to have you.  Is the DES kit available?  Any reviews of it out there?

Marc  

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Posted by TD4438 on Monday, February 07, 2011 4:11 PM

wing_nut

TD, there should be at least 1 WIP pic between the i the box shot and the finished build shotWhistling

Ernest.. glad to have you.  Is the DES kit available?  Any reviews of it out there?

Duely noted for future reference.Smile

A.There weren't a whole lot of parts.

B.When I'm in build mode,it's difficult to focus on getting pics.

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  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Monday, February 07, 2011 6:21 PM

Just bustin' your orbs.  I just thought was funny.  All in the box then BOING, a model.Big Smile

Marc  

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Posted by TD4438 on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 4:26 AM

It's called magic!

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Posted by TD4438 on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:00 AM

Current Progress

Basecoat

Highlited

Markings and some metallic

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  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 9:37 AM

I really like the way the paint looks.

I am sad to report that some one broke into my garage.  I went to get MY Albatros from storage and it was gone!  It was replaced with the same kit in a box still with the original tape seal.  Surely that can be the only explanation.  There is no way I didn't rip that box open to ogle and fondle the plastic as soon as it arrived.  Right?Whistling

Marc  

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  • From: Smithers, BC, Canada
Posted by ruddratt on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:00 AM

TD, that is a cool little kit, and it's shaping up into a fine build! Yes

 

Marc, maybe that guy has a fetish for pre-ogled WWI kits? Stick out tongue

Mike

 "We have our own ammunition. It's filled with paint. When we fire it, it makes pretty pictures....scares the hell outta people."

 

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Posted by PANZERWAFFE on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 12:59 PM

Ruddratt - Thanks for that link.  Real nice stuff in there.  Thank I will be getting a few things from here.

TD4438 - Nice, fast, like what you've done Yes

Rob

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Posted by TD4438 on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 1:55 PM

Thanks guys.This kit is nicely detailed and went together quite well.Parts fit is spot on.

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  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 8:11 PM

wing_nut

TD, there should be at least 1 WIP pic between the i the box shot and the finished build shotWhistling

Ernest.. glad to have you.  Is the DES kit available?  Any reviews of it out there?

wing_nut, I can't find any US or UK distributor of DESkit  that has FT-17s available.  Looks like I may have to order from them directly: not an easy thing because their website is difficult to figure out and ordering looks to be by fax!   The only "review" I've come across is in another magazine where Mike Rinaldi mentions that its a pretty straitforward build. He just corrected a couple of hatches and replaced the tracks with Friuls. 

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  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 7:45 AM

Good luck in your search.  I am looking forward to the build..curios about the kit.  Is it relay $85 as it is listed, but not available, at Great Model?

Marc  

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  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:37 AM

The DESkit website lists it at 53 euros, which equates to about $79-$80 USD!!  And that doesn't include international shipping!  Expensive but well worth it if it means not having to spend so much time correcting a poor plastic kit!   I can always make more $$,...but I can't make more time!Wink

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Posted by TD4438 on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 1:19 PM

Not much time for the bench today,but I did get the base color for the exhaust and the air recognition marking done.

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  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 1:40 PM

Looking nice TD.

I like that one Ernest... make more money but not time.

Marc  

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 2:45 PM

Wow, I cannot believe that is the ancient Airfix kit. What a job! That kit is as old as WW1 itself, I think.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 7:18 PM

Looking good TD4438!  Just how old IS that Airfix kit??

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Posted by TD4438 on Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:26 AM

Thanks guys.I read somewhere that this kit has been around since 1967.It is definately a well produced kit.

It's probably not the last time I'll build it.

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  • From: Berkeley CA/St. Paul MN
Posted by EBergerud on Friday, February 11, 2011 4:28 PM

I'll be in for an Emhar Mk IV tank. (Finished Iron Duke the week before you announced the build. A conscpiracy.)

Eric

 

A model boat is much cheaper than a real one and won't sink with you in it.

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  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Saturday, February 12, 2011 10:29 AM

Eric you're in.  And we know you finished the Iron duke last week.  I have your place bugged.  How else would I have known to start when i did.

Marc  

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  • From: Connecticut, USA
Posted by Nachtflieger on Saturday, February 12, 2011 11:19 AM

Marc,

Sign me up for a Wingnut Wings LVG C.VI.

Nate

 

 

 

 

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