OFFICAL NATURAL METAL FINISH GB IV 2012-2013

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OFFICAL NATURAL METAL FINISH GB IV 2012-2013

  • Yay, Part IV is up!

    To mark the occasion, I finally have something to show of the B-25!

    On the Bench: 1/32 Trumpeter P-47 | 1/32 Hasegawa Bf 109G | 1/144 Eduard MiG-21MF x2

    On Deck:  1/350 HMS Dreadnought

    Blog/Completed Builds: doogsmodels.com

     

  • oh dear she just took a spill right onto the open airbrake flap Tongue Tied

    Thankfully the part held up, that was a proverbial pucker moment. Lesson learned tonight: paint pots make absolutely terrible scaffolds to hold up your plane

    Also thanks, Vetteman!

  • Sub Revolution aww man thats a bummer you have to go to that lousy LHS again, I bet you hate that as much as I do Wink

    Doogs those belts look fantastic !!!! Where did you get em ????????? I have a 1/32 P-51B they would look great in. Oh BTW I dont think I have seen you this excited about a build as you are with this one, course I think everyone here is on pins and needles over this one too. With that said Big Smile its ok that you dun went an jumped the gun.

    Guys and Young Lady, the front page has been updated with your builds, might be a good idea to check it to make sure I got everything correct.

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

  • DoogsATX

    Yay, Part IV is up!

    To mark the occasion, I finally have something to show of the B-25!

    Wow! Those look great!

    Cheers,

    Stoutfella

    On the bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter

    On deck: 1/48 Tamiya P51-B

  • Greetings,

    Some progress made on my 1/48 Tamiya P-51-D. Here are a few pics. The ones showing the cockpit side walls really exaggerate the intensity of the wash I applied. It actually looks pretty understated. The other pics which might have been more representative were out of focus, and I didn't realize it until I had closed up the cockpit. And yes, I used the cheesy seat belt decal that came with the kit. and have been regretting it. I may see if can retrofit a PE set.

    This really is a terrific kit. I started out just doing a little test fitting and discovered the fuselage and wings pretty much just clicked together rock solid. I'm doing a little bit of cleanup on seams now and using just a few dabs of filler. Next, I'll spray the anti-glare panel and then I believe it's on to the metal finish, using MM aluminum and steel metalizers.

    Cheers,

    Stoutfella

    On the bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter

    On deck: 1/48 Tamiya P51-B

  • woot, round 4! Dunno what I'll enter yet, tho. Propeller

     

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  • V-Man, put me down for another P-47.  This time a 1/48 Hase -D. going to leave the base coat grey and see if there's a difference to the black

      

  • I am in with the most common subject a P-51d i want to try the new Zouki Mura when it comes out.

    http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab85/Tempest977/Rising%20Sun%20Group%20Build/zero1-2-1-2.jpg

  • Frightful6_7

    I am in with the most common subject a P-51d i want to try the new Zouki Mura when it comes out.

    Nice! Have you read SPAR's review of it yet? 

    http://www.scaleplasticandrail.com/kaboom/index.php/all-things-aviation/132-135-scale/132-kit-reviews/1489-132-p-51d-mustang-from-zoukei-mura

    I've got two Tamiyastangs in the stash, but this one looks different enough that I may just have to pull the trigger.

    On the Bench: 1/32 Trumpeter P-47 | 1/32 Hasegawa Bf 109G | 1/144 Eduard MiG-21MF x2

    On Deck:  1/350 HMS Dreadnought

    Blog/Completed Builds: doogsmodels.com

     

  • Doogs and SF: Nice work there guys!

    Just because no one understands you- it doesn't make you an artist!

  •   I would like to join the group build if allowed.  I plan on building a P-51B called Bald Eagle.  It is more than 50% nm.  I just hope my effort is worth posting.  Thanks.

                                                                                                             gknox

  • Doogs, you're off to a great start on the B-25 - looks awesome, as usual! Yes

    Stout, I'm likin' the look of that 'stang! You guys really hit the ground a runnin' here!

    PNG - welcome aboard! I'm looking forward to seeing your work! Yes

    Work has begun on my Virago. Gotta say these bike kits are pretty cool. The Simple Green worked a treat in removing the chrome plating - only took about 2 days, but they're nekkid as the day they were born. I'll be painting the frame tonight, as it's pretty much together, along with the gas tank, as well as some primer and Alclad on the engine block, heads, and cylinders. Should have some pics up soon.

    Mike

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

    "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that s(econd)wing." Benny Goodman (sorta)

  • Greetings,

    A minor setback.

    Horizontal surfaces attached, it was time to spray the anti-glare panel. I was using MM acrylic olive drab, with a few drops of dark green and a drop or two of black, as the straight OD seems a little brown and a little too light. Mixed and sprayed and all looked well.

    Now, just a day or two earlier, I'd read a comment in an old thread warning that you really needed to prime under MM acrylics if you were going to mask it -- that the paint would peel up easily from bare plastic. But I thought, well, I'd never really had that trouble and sprayed away. After the OD, I decided to spray some white around the nose, just as a background for the white stars in the nose ring decal for "Short Fuse Sallee." To do that, I needed to mask off the anti-glare. And, well, see for yourselves, a nice chunk of the OD panel peeled right up.

    Sigh. So I'm laying down a coat of gray enamel as primer, which will need a little sanding, then will spray the OD again. Lesson learned: I shoulda listened to the voice of experience from the past.

     

    Cheers,

    Stoutfella

    On the bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter

    On deck: 1/48 Tamiya P51-B

  • ruddratt

    Doogs, you're off to a great start on the B-25 - looks awesome, as usual! Yes

    Stout, I'm likin' the look of that 'stang! You guys really hit the ground a runnin' here!

    Thanks, ruddratt. Guess I kinda jumped the gun a bit, since the official start date wasn't until today. Hope I'm forgiven Embarrassed

    Cheers,

    Stoutfella

    On the bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter

    On deck: 1/48 Tamiya P51-B

  • The NMF IV Group build has officially started ToastYeah

    Ok,,,,,,, ok,,,, first order of business, those who went and jumped the gun Devil.

    Your atonement will be the sacrifice of one piece of 1/8th dia sprue 6 inches long to the " GOD OF STYRENE " There will be dire, unthinkable consequences if this task is not completed in a timely manner.

    Stoutfella nice progress man !!! Sorry to see the minor setback though. I am sure you will get it repaired with no ill effects in short order. I have found with MM acrylics even with a primer I have lifting troubles, so if I am going to be doing a lot of masking over it I shoot a couple of coats of future on first and have very few lifting problems.

    B17Pilot your Jug is in and welcome back.

    Frightful6 7 you building the Zouki Mura P-51D for the group ?? That is 1/32 scale right ?

    PNGbrat your Bald Eagle is in and welcome to the group. I just need the scale and manufacturer of the kit to get you listed on the roster.

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