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OFFICAL NATURAL METAL FINISH GB IV 2012-2013
Posted by vetteman42 on Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:22 PM

WELCOME ONE AND ALL TO ROUND IV OF THE NMF GROUP BUILD

 

 

Rules

The number ONE RULE is to have fun.

Anything finished with foil, paint, or what ever else you use for a natural metal finish.

We have been building aircraft, but can you picture a blinged out show tank ? Any subject, as long as it is a metal finish will be accepted.

The model should be at least 50% NMF. Any scale would be fine, and you can use all the aftermarket stuff you would like or build OOB. Cross overs are welcome, as are partial starts,but no more than 30% completed on the partial builds. Carry overs from round III will also be accepted.

WIP pictures are a must  They are lotsa fun to share, and we all learn from them.

This will be a 1 year long build starting June 1, 2012 and ending June 1, 2013.

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.

The new group badges are here finally, here they are.

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PERSONAL GROUP BADGES

Stoutfella's Group Badge

Ruddratt's Group Badge

Theuns Group Badge

CaptBigMoney's Group Badge

Kermit's Group Badge

Doogs Badge

Theuns Group Badge, his second one.

CallSignOwl's Group Badge

Talentless's Group Badge

EBergerud's Badge

Spark84's Badge

TREYZX10R's Badge

DJinFlorida's Badge

B17Pilot's Badge

Theuns's Badge

Eatthis's Badge

Italian Starfighter's Badge

Gamera's Badge

Z Square 8's Badge

Theuns Badge

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

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Posted by vetteman42 on Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:23 PM

                                  BUILDERS ROSTER


68GT                                                1/72 Hasegawa F-105

Alan Shaw                                      1/72 Airfix North American F-86F Sabre

B17Pilot                                         

1/48 Hasegawa P-47D Thunderbolt " Flying Jenny " *FINISHED* on 2/4/2013 using Alclad paints. The build starts on page 19 with finished pictures on page 34. This is the 15th completed build for the group.

CallSignOwl                                   1/48 Academy P-47D Thunderbolt

                                                    

1/72 RoG P-47D Thunderbolt "Balls Out" *FINISHED* on 10/4/2012 using Testers Silver Metallic rattle can paint. the build starts on page 22 with finished pictures on page 23. This is the 8th completed build for the group.

CaptBigMoney                               

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightening *FINISHED* on 8/8/2012 using Alclad paints. The build starts on page 7 with finished pictures on page 15. The 4th completed build for the group.

Casper The Chihuahua                   1/48 Classic Air Frames Avro Anson Mk 1


DJinFlorida                                    

1/48 Revell P-51 B/C Mustang " Lucky Leaky II " *FINISHED* on 12/30/2012 using Model Master Metalizer Aluminum Plate paint. The build starts on page 23 with finished pictures on page 33. This is the 14th build completed for the group.

Dogfish7                                          1/24 Airfix P-51D Mustang

DoogsATX                                       1/32 HK B-25J Mitchel

                                                       1/48 Revellogram B-25J Mitchel

                                                      

1/48 Tamiya P-51B Mustang " The Hun Hunter / Texas" *FINISHED* on 8/28/2012 using Alclad,Tamiya and Gunze paints. The build starts on page 8 with finished pictures on page 18. This is the 6th build completed for the group.

Doogs & Son                                   K Class US Navy Blimp

Eatthis                                              

2 1/72 Airfix Spitfire Mk22 bashed into a Spitfire Mk4 Prototype *FINISHED* on 3/14/2013 using Alclad paints. The build starts on page 38 with finished pictures on page 39. This is the 17th build completed for the group

1/72 Hasagawa Lightening *FINISHED* on 3/24/2013 using Alclad Chrome paint. The build starts on page 38 with finished pictures on page 43. This is the 18th completed for the group.

EBergerud

                                    

1/48 Revell AT-6 Texan *FINISHED* on 11/20/2012 using Talon, Gunze Metalizers, and Citidel paints. The build starts on page 25 with finished pictures on page 27. Good info on paint comparisons for NMF finishes. This is the 9th completed build for the group

Frightful6 7                                      1/32 Zouki Mura P-51D Mustang

Gamera                                          

1/48 Tamiya P-47D Thunderbolt *FINISHED on 3/28/2013 using Alclad paint. The build starts on page 27 with finished pictures on page 43. This is the 19th build completed for the group.

Italian Starfighter                             

1/48 Hasegawa P-51D Mustang "00 Yellow Checker Tail " *FINISHED* on 3/29/2013 using Alclad paints. The build starts on page 34 with finished pictures on page 44. This is the 20th build completed for the group.

Jolley Roger                                    1/72 Academy F-86E Sabre

Julez                                                 1/48 Hasegawa P-51D Mustang

Kermit                                            

1/48 Academy F8F1 Bearcat *FINISHED* on 8/12/2012 using Talon NMF paint. The build starts on page 3 with finished pictures on page 16. This is the 5th build completed for the group.

Mike Espo                                       1/48 Revell F-86D Sabre Dog 62nd FIS

PNGbrat                                          1/48 Tamiya P-51B Mustang " Bald Eagle "

Redraider56                                    1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang " Katydid " 55th FG

                                                        1/48 Tamiya P-51B Mustang " Geronimo" 357th FG

Ruddratt                                         

1/12 Tamiya Yamaha Varigo *FINISHED* on 7/1/2012 using Alclad paint. The build starts on page 4 with finished pictures on page 9. This is the second completed build for the group.


Spark84                                          

1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustangs " Lord Is My Sheppard " and "DoDo" *FINISHED* on 12/26/2012 using Alclad paints. The builds start on page 17 with finished pictures on page 32. These are the 11th and 12th completed for the group.

                                                       

Stoutfella                                       

1/48 Tamiya P-51D in the 9th AF "Short Fuse Sallee" FINISHED* on 6/24/2012 using Model Master Metalizer paints. The build starts on page 2 with finished pictures on page 7. 1st one finished for the group.

Strider07                                         1/48 Revell F-84G Thunderjet

Sub Revolution                               1/72 Zvezda IL-4T Soviet Torpedo Bomber

Talentless                                       

1/48 Airfix EE Lightning F6 *FINISHED* on 11/23/2012 using Alclad paints. The build starts on page 3 with finished pictures on page 28. This is the 10th completed build for the group

Taxtp                                               1/72 Academy P-51D Mustang

Theuns                                           

1/48 Otaki P-47D Thunderbolt  *FINISHED* on 4/28/2013. The build starts on page 35 with finished pictures on page 45. This is the 22nd build completed for the group.                                        

1/48 Hobby Boss Mirage IIICZ *FINISHED* on 3/10/2013 using Alclad paints. The build starts on page 12 with finished pictures on page 37. This is the 16th build finished for the group.

                                                         1/48 Otaki P_47D Thunderbolt

                                                        

1/72 Academy P-47D Thunderbolt *FINISHED* on 7/22/2012 using Alclad paint. This is his first NMF build, it starts on page 12 with finished pictures on page 14. This is the 3rd completed build for the group.

                                                        

1/72 Italeri Sikorski S-55 *FINISHED* on 10/4/2012 using Tamiya Chrome Silver and Humbrol paints. The build starts on page 20 with finished pictures on page 22. This is the 7th completed build for the group.

 

TREYZX10R                                   

1/48 Revell P-47D Thunderbolt "Elsie" FINISHED* on 12/28/2012 using Tamiya TS30 Silver Leaf and  Model Master aluminum plate metalizer paints. The build starts on page 30 with finished pictures on page 33 This is the 13th completed build for the group.

 

Vetteman42                                     1/48 Monogram B-29 Superfortress

Z Square 8                                      

1/48 Monogram B-29 Superfortress " Mission to Albuquerque " *FINISHED* on 4/13/2013 using Alclad and ModelMaster Metalizer paints. The build starts on page 37 with finished pictures on page 45. This is the 21st completed build for the group.

                                                 

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

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Posted by mike_espo on Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:34 PM

Count me in! I will enter the Revell 1/48 F-86D. 62nd FIS, O'Hare Field Chicago, ca 1956.

On the Bench: 

 Revell 1/48 F-86D Sabre

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:57 PM

Please put me down with a 1/48th Tamiya P-47D I'm crossing over to Doog's Jug GB please.

Cliff

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

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Posted by vetteman42 on Thursday, May 24, 2012 1:09 PM

Mike_espo welcome to the forums !!! And to the group, your build is on the roster.

Gamera your Jug is in and welcome back for round IV buddy !

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

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Posted by redraider56 on Thursday, May 24, 2012 2:28 PM

I'll just do the 1/48 Tamiya P-51D right now in markings for Elwyn Righetti's Katydid from the 55th FG.  Markings are still pending for a 1/48 B-26 that may or may not be NMF

-Matt


 

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Posted by Misty on Friday, May 25, 2012 7:26 PM

Put me down for an 1/48 Airfix EE Lightning F6. I have most of the stuff I need. Just need to get a decal sheet for a decent nmf F6 (any suggestions appreciated) and Ill be away.

 

JH

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Posted by kermit on Saturday, May 26, 2012 9:55 AM

Randy,

Ofcourse i am in this round two. You can put me down for Academy's F8F-1 Bearcat. It has a NMF South Vietnamese finish that looks great!

Richard

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Sir Winston Churchill

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Posted by strider07 on Saturday, May 26, 2012 1:43 PM

Saw the perfect kit at Hobby Lobby a couple days back, so I went to pick it up. This is my second build in more than a couple years (and my first metal finish kit to boot) I just finished off a Tamiya PzKpfW 2 to get my feet wet and try out my new airbrush I got for my birthday, as well as some AIM weathing powders I got from the local train shop.

Anyway, without further ado, the 1/48 Revell F-84G Thunderjet:

it's my first GB too! Fun times all around.

 

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Posted by ruddratt on Saturday, May 26, 2012 10:07 PM

Got a few that fit  the bill. Not sure which one I'm going with just yet, but I'm in with something. Good subject and the start date works for me.

Mike

 "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)

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Posted by vetteman42 on Sunday, May 27, 2012 12:15 PM

Welcome to all who have jumped into the group Yeah

And a special welcome to the forum newcomers Straider07 and Talentless. Toast

The roster has been updated.

Kermit is your build in 1/48 scale ?? I bet it is but I gotta ask ya know Wink

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

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Posted by kermit on Sunday, May 27, 2012 12:42 PM

V-Man,

Yes it's 1:48Smile

Richard

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Sir Winston Churchill

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Posted by redraider56 on Sunday, May 27, 2012 1:36 PM

Alright V-man I guess I'm in with the 1/48 Tamiya P-51B also.  "Geronimo" from the 357th FG

-Matt


 

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Posted by ruddratt on Sunday, May 27, 2012 2:00 PM

OK Randy, got my kit picked out - something way out of my comfort zone, but what should be a fun build nonetheless. Can you put me down for a Tamiya 1/12 scale Yamaha Virago. Gonna try my luck with a bike. It's an older kit with tons of chrome, which will be stripped off in a bath of Simple Green, cleaned up (lots of mold lines on 'em) and given various Alclad II treatments. Thanks man! Yes

Mike

 "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)

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Posted by sub revolution on Sunday, May 27, 2012 2:45 PM

Bookmarking. I seem to enjoy torturing myself with new techniques recently, so this is just "natural" so to speak. Don't know off hand what I have that will fit though...

Darn, may have to visit LHS again...

NEW SIG

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Posted by DoogsATX on Sunday, May 27, 2012 8:19 PM

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

 

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Posted by strider07 on Sunday, May 27, 2012 9:08 PM

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!

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Posted by vetteman42 on Monday, May 28, 2012 2:33 PM

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

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Posted by stoutfella on Monday, May 28, 2012 3:13 PM

DoogsATX

Yay, Part IV is up!

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

http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy86/doogsatx/Aircraft/HK%20B-25J%20Mitchell/96b115df.jpg

Wow! Those look great!

Cheers,

Stoutfella

On the bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya P51-B

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Posted by stoutfella on Monday, May 28, 2012 3:26 PM

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

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Posted by CallSignOWL on Monday, May 28, 2012 3:28 PM

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

 

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Now that I'm here, where am I??

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Posted by B17Pilot on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1:09 PM

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

  

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Posted by Frightful6_7 on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 10:38 PM

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

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Posted by DoogsATX on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 11:31 PM

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:22 AM

Doogs and SF: Nice work there guys!

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

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Posted by knox on Thursday, May 31, 2012 9:51 PM

  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

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Posted by ruddratt on Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:35 PM

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

 "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)

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Lesson learned
Posted by stoutfella on Friday, June 01, 2012 8:30 AM

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.

 

Tags: P-51 D

Cheers,

Stoutfella

On the bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya P51-B

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Posted by stoutfella on Friday, June 01, 2012 5:07 PM

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

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Posted by vetteman42 on Friday, June 01, 2012 10:47 PM

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

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