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No More Excuses GB: Part Deux. Closed to New Entries But Finish What You Signed Up For

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Posted by Centhot on Friday, December 30, 2011 5:14 PM

Sorry not been an active participant, but I have, sort of, taken part.  I decided not to allow any kits to stay unbuilt into 2012,  so, all the Shelf Queens that I knew I would never finished were shipped off to a friend's kid for playing with.  This leaves 5:

Airfix 1/72 Gnat (old mold) - I recently filled and primed twice

Airfix 1/48 Mosquito - Not much done

Revell 1/72 Merkava III - I did an awful job originally, so unglued, re-set, and just re-painted parts

Revell 1/72 Fokker Eindeckker - Rigging, oh dear, I don't know....

Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII - Oh that scheme, how do you do those lozenges?

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Posted by waynec on Friday, December 30, 2011 5:37 PM
well i put off my type 33 ss that needs to be done by wed for club contest. it, like all shelf queens, is at the airbrush stage. pulled out the br-52 and working on the tender and airbrushing some so i should get some confidence to hit the sub this weekend. i suspect rigging an e-1 would be easier than a biplane. fine wire.brass rod and a pin vise for holes. at that scale could fill the holes with white glue. i thiink i would paint the wing and fusalage before but be prepared to repaint and ahnd paint the rigging. at least that is my plan for stack stays for 1/350 predreadnoughts. as if i don't have enough, i now have HIKAWA MARU, a 1/700 TING YUEN and a pair of 1/7-- sino-japanese war cruisers plus HMVS CRERBUS .... AND just picked up the 1/35 trumpeter Faun SLT-56 Panzertransporter to stash on top of the chinese tank transporter. probably put a TZT-99 tank (in my stash) on the one and maybe an SPA on the other. maybe even in this lifetime.

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Posted by macattack80 on Saturday, December 31, 2011 3:35 PM

sub revolution

VX-9 was the test squadron that came out of VX-5 and VX-4 (5+4=9) at China Lake and Pt Magu, California. I grew up next to China Lake and always loved watching the jets fly over our house on their way to land. While  the F14s were at Pt Magu, and not China Lake, we did go to the airshow down there a few times and saw them fly. Yes, very good memories.

Must have been awesome seeing the jets overhead.  I see the C-130's flying around all the time out of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.  Might not be as "cool" but always nice to see them. 

Thanks for sharing your memories with us. Toast

Kevin

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Posted by macattack80 on Saturday, December 31, 2011 3:41 PM

Centhot

Sorry not been an active participant, but I have, sort of, taken part.  I decided not to allow any kits to stay unbuilt into 2012,  so, all the Shelf Queens that I knew I would never finished were shipped off to a friend's kid for playing with.  This leaves 5:

Airfix 1/72 Gnat (old mold) - I recently filled and primed twice

Airfix 1/48 Mosquito - Not much done

Revell 1/72 Merkava III - I did an awful job originally, so unglued, re-set, and just re-painted parts

Revell 1/72 Fokker Eindeckker - Rigging, oh dear, I don't know....

Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII - Oh that scheme, how do you do those lozenges?

No worries Centhot.  I will update the roster with your entries.  Nice of you to donate the extras.  Toast  I can't really help on the Fokker D. VII.  Scheme looks awesome when done though.

Kevin

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Posted by macattack80 on Saturday, December 31, 2011 3:46 PM

Seems like you have a bit of work ahead of you waynec,  and adding to it too!  We will be here watching.

Kevin

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Posted by Centhot on Saturday, December 31, 2011 6:02 PM

Oh, leave off the Fokker D.VII, I might give it away...  That still leaves 4!  Pictures soon.

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Posted by macattack80 on Saturday, December 31, 2011 9:14 PM

Centhot

Oh, leave off the Fokker D.VII, I might give it away...  That still leaves 4!  Pictures soon.

You got it.

Kevin

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 6:32 PM

I worked a little on the props of the P-3C last weekend.  Would anybody happen to have some spare lightning bolts from the VP-19 kit?  I started to paint them in but they look like crap.

68GT

A Hasegawa 1/72 P-3C that was close but the decals got messed up and the I gave up.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h304/Scode68/Models/1323279.jpg

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Posted by macattack80 on Thursday, January 12, 2012 3:39 PM

Nice work painting those props up 68GT.  Sorry I can't help you out with the decals.  That lightning bolt looks good  from here.

I was able to smooth out a few seams the other day but I cant find any filters for my spray booth so I haven't been able to paint anything yet.  I ordered some and they should be here in a few days.  Then I will be able to get the show on the road.

Kevin

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Posted by Centhot on Thursday, January 12, 2012 6:54 PM

I did give that Fokker D.VII away, and the Gnat went to the bin (along with a Revell 1/144 Berkut I couldn't face fixing the canard for the 4th or 5th time).

I'm wondering, how long does an aircraft need to be hanging around to be a Shelf Queen.  The 1/48 Mossie was only a few weeks untouched, maybe I shouldn't include it?  That just leaves the Merkava and the Eindekker.  I'll try and put up pictures!  I actually did some work on the Fokker, closed up the fuselage.  It then went back into it's box...

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Posted by macattack80 on Thursday, January 12, 2012 7:25 PM

Centhot, If you started the kit then put it away to start another kit it would count.  No time frame needed.  Yes

Kevin

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, January 15, 2012 10:04 AM

macattack80

That lightning bolt looks good  from here.

How about a close up.  Sucks to have lumpy hand painted stuff when the rest of the decals were melted tight.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by Screaminhelo on Sunday, January 15, 2012 9:05 PM

It's always worth trying though.  Sometimes we forget that a model or two may suffer the consequence when we try something new but if we never tried something new, we would still be tearing parts from the sprues and using tube glue.

My bench is still painful.ly inactive.  Still waiting for our stuff to arrive with some needed supplies.  I may end up buying a brush or two in order to get back in the game.  Until then, I'll be lurking and looking at other's progress.

 

Mac

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Posted by potchip on Sunday, January 15, 2012 9:14 PM

I'm in, with a Dragon 1/72 Ka-50. Vaguely recall had a blast cutting open 6 panels then...it then all went down-hill from there!

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Posted by macattack80 on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 3:21 PM

Screaminhelo

It's always worth trying though.  Sometimes we forget that a model or two may suffer the consequence when we try something new but if we never tried something new, we would still be tearing parts from the sprues and using tube glue.

 

Good call Screaminhelo.   A brush or 2 shouldn't set  you back too much.  Its the other stuff you "need" while at the supply store.... At least you would be able to get the ball rolling. 

Even from that close up 68GT, it doesn't look too bad.  In your defense, yellow is the worst color to hand brush or airbrush, as you already know. 

The spraybooth filters have yet to arrive.  Hopefully soon.  Kinda itchin to get this Tomcat finished.

Kevin

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Posted by macattack80 on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 3:22 PM

potchip

I'm in, with a Dragon 1/72 Ka-50. Vaguely recall had a blast cutting open 6 panels then...it then all went down-hill from there!

Welcome aboard potchip!  I will add you to the roster.

Kevin

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Posted by macattack80 on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 8:05 PM

My spray booth filters finally arrived today.  Hopefully I will be able to get some much needed bench time in tonight.

Kevin

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Posted by Screaminhelo on Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:59 AM

Kevin- What type of filter material do you use and what type of frame is it on?  I may have an idea for a do-it-yourself solution.

 

Mac

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Posted by macattack80 on Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:38 PM

I have a Paasche HSSB.  They make filters that fit for it.  They are made from polyester...I think...  Not a frame just a slab of filter to stuff in the rectangular intake area.

http://www.paascheairbrush.com/product.cgi?group=4789&product=5166  No, I didn't have to pay that much for the booth.  Wink

http://www.paascheairbrush.com/product.cgi?group=4789&product=5154  These are the filters.  I also ordered some charcoal filters too.   http://www.paascheairbrush.com/product.cgi?group=4789&product=5157

I am always up for an alternate way to filter the fumes that will be cost and time effective.  What ideas do you have?

Kevin

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Posted by Screaminhelo on Friday, January 20, 2012 3:59 AM

I don't know about the charcoal filters but  think I have seen the polyester material in a roll somewhere.  You may even be able to find a furnace filter that fits for the particulate filter.  You can get these filters in a multi pack, which may not present much savings but would add the convenience of not having to order and wait.

 

Mac

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Posted by bsyamato on Friday, January 20, 2012 4:04 AM

lots of good builds re-started here , i'm again stopped with EB-66 ,lower surfaces are in white and actuallt have not good stock of white, thinking to prime it with mr surfacer 1000 to avoid too many layers of white ,someone reported problems between surfacer and model master or humbrol enamels?

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Posted by the real red baron on Friday, January 20, 2012 4:30 AM

I finished my attempts on giving my Blenhiem a overhaul. 

Pics will be up tomorrow, it's getting late.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by macattack80 on Friday, January 20, 2012 4:04 PM

Screaminhelo

I don't know about the charcoal filters but  think I have seen the polyester material in a roll somewhere.  You may even be able to find a furnace filter that fits for the particulate filter.  You can get these filters in a multi pack, which may not present much savings but would add the convenience of not having to order and wait.

 

I will  have to keep an eye out for the roll of material.  That would probably be the next best option.  Of course I could cut a furnace filter to size.  Thanks for the info. Toast

Kevin

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Posted by macattack80 on Friday, January 20, 2012 4:07 PM

bsyamato

lots of good builds re-started here , i'm again stopped with EB-66 ,lower surfaces are in white and actuallt have not good stock of white, thinking to prime it with mr surfacer 1000 to avoid too many layers of white ,someone reported problems between surfacer and model master or humbrol enamels?

I haven't used Mr. Surfacer to be able to give an answer from personal experience.  I have heard of others using enamals over Mr. Surfacer without any trouble.

Kevin

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Posted by macattack80 on Friday, January 20, 2012 4:08 PM

the real red baron

I finished my attempts on giving my Blenhiem a overhaul. 

Pics will be up tomorrow, it's getting late.

Looking forward to it! 

Kevin

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Posted by Screaminhelo on Saturday, January 21, 2012 5:27 AM

bsyamato

lots of good builds re-started here , i'm again stopped with EB-66 ,lower surfaces are in white and actuallt have not good stock of white, thinking to prime it with mr surfacer 1000 to avoid too many layers of white ,someone reported problems between surfacer and model master or humbrol enamels?

I don't have any experience with Humbrol products but waiting for the base coat to fully cure will minimize any problems.  Lacquers are what are most likely to cause trouble when they dissolve the base coat.  If you are concerned, do a test on a scrap piece or that kit that is beyond hope of being finished.  I have an old B-26 that is my paint mule that is used for testing and practice.

 

Mac

I Didn't do it!!!

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Posted by Screaminhelo on Saturday, January 21, 2012 5:27 AM

bsyamato

lots of good builds re-started here , i'm again stopped with EB-66 ,lower surfaces are in white and actuallt have not good stock of white, thinking to prime it with mr surfacer 1000 to avoid too many layers of white ,someone reported problems between surfacer and model master or humbrol enamels?

I don't have any experience with Humbrol products but waiting for the base coat to fully cure will minimize any problems.  Lacquers are what are most likely to cause trouble when they dissolve the base coat.  If you are concerned, do a test on a scrap piece or that kit that is beyond hope of being finished.  I have an old B-26 that is my paint mule that is used for testing and practice.

 

Mac

I Didn't do it!!!

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Posted by 68GT on Saturday, January 21, 2012 7:14 AM

  I found somebody who had some decals from the same VP-19 Orion kit.  New bolts are on the way. 

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by macattack80 on Saturday, January 21, 2012 5:35 PM

68GT

  I found somebody who had some decals from the same VP-19 Orion kit.  New bolts are on the way. 

SCORE!!!!!  Nice.

Kevin

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Posted by bsyamato on Sunday, January 22, 2012 6:10 AM

Thanx for reply guys, will procede after flu is gone Sad

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