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My First Time Group Build
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, November 26, 2012 8:40 PM

Ok folks. Joe here with the official post to open the My First Time Group Build. This was all started by deattilio on Sept 3 as a feeler. There have been a number of folks who wondered if this build was still going to happen as several people have purchased kits for it and the last post from deatillio was on Oct 6. Bish and I have agreed to host this build together. If deatillio comes back online we will relenquish the control back to him as host. Any how that being said, Bish and I are going to stick to all of the original rules as deatillio had them.

Here are a list of the rules:

Air, armor, auto, trains, ships, sci-fi or figures all wanted – the fact we all started with some form of a model is all that matters

Acquire the first kit you ever built, original or reissue

Apply the masterful skills you’ve gained since that first kit

No after market resin

No after market photo etch

Scratch build details as desired

After market decals allowed

Post a photo of the kit pre-build

Explain when, where, why or how you got into the hobby with your kit

Post photos as you progress

As you build, look at the project at hand to appreciate how far your tastes and skills have progressed with glimpses at the modern kits sharing space on the bench

Set aside OCD and enjoy the build and what got you started in the hobby

Start date: 01 December 2012

End date: 01 June 2013

Let Bish and I know what you are set to build and Bish will get a list going here. Thanks everybody, Joe

AS OF 7 FEB 13 BISH AND I ARE EXTENDING THIS GROUP BUILD FOR A PERIOD OF TWO MONTHS. THE OFFICIAL END DATE IS NOW 01 AUG 13!!!

This is to accomodate those who could not attain kits until a much later date than the start date, for those that were in the process of moving and getting re-set up and due to the fact that December was a busy month with the holidays so not much building could take place. Now lets resume building!! LOL, Joe

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, November 26, 2012 9:58 PM

reserved for future use

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

 

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Monday, November 26, 2012 11:58 PM

Im in. Fujimi 1:48 Mirage

"I am a leaf on the wind, watch how i soar"

Recite the litanies, fire up the Gellar field, a poo storm is coming Hmm 

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 3:14 AM

Frog 1/72 P-47D Thunderbolt ( yikes !)

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

 

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Posted by corvettemike on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 7:57 AM

I'm in with the Lindberg Jurassic Park velociraptor.

Rise my brothers we are blessed by steel in my sword I trust...

Arm yourselves the truth shall be revealed In my sword I trust...

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:05 PM

Build roster. Sorry this isn't in the second post. damn time Zones. Joe started this while i was tucked up nice and snug in bed.

Bish - Airfix 1/72nd F-86D Sabre (Completed)

deattilio - Monogram 1/72nd P-51D (Completed)

greentracker98 - Monogram 1/48th P-38 (Completed)

gunner_chris AMT Batmobile (Completed)

handiabled - Revell 1/535 USS Missouri

JOE RIX - Revell 1/72nd Saab Draken

Mustang1989 & Joseph (the important one) - Monogram 1/48th SDB Dauntless

Schatten Spartan - Tamiya 1/48th P-47

Sub Revolution - Revell 1/72nd SR 71 (Courtesy of Ripcord)

Ripcord - Revell 1/72nd SR-71

taxtp -Frog 1/72nd P-47D Thunderbolt (Completed)

Completed Builds

greentracker98 - Monogram 1/48th P-38

 

Bish - Airfix 1/72nd F-86D Sabre

gunner_chris AMT Batmobile

taxtp -Frog 1/72nd P-47D Thunderbolt

deattilio - Monogram 1/72nd P-51D

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Bf 109F-4/Trop

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:34 PM

Joe here everybody. Joe and my son Joseph are building  a 1/48 Monogram(and it's genuine Monogram) SBD Dauntless

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:41 PM

And any suggestions for a badge would be very welcome. My minds blank (no funny comments please)

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

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Posted by Trabi on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 1:47 PM

Bish

And any suggestions for a badge would be very welcome. My minds blank (no funny comments please)

 

Hi!

How does this kind look? (hmm... Something weird happenend to the green color when I saved it Tongue Tied )

 

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 2:33 PM

I like that. Make the text Italic, move the date down to the bottom of the pic. Maybe change the knife to a box cutter rather than a leatherman. (Just some ideas)

"I am a leaf on the wind, watch how i soar"

Recite the litanies, fire up the Gellar field, a poo storm is coming Hmm 

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Posted by Trabi on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:02 PM

Scorpiomikey

I like that. Make the text Italic, move the date down to the bottom of the pic. Maybe change the knife to a box cutter rather than a leatherman. (Just some ideas)

 

Thanks Mikey. 

Well Don´t have proper software to add text to it. If someone likes to add text to it here´s new one. Feel free to use it.

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/ti-9827/1-2.jpg

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:12 PM

I should be able to add the txt. How did you alter the knife, or is that just a different photo.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:22 PM

Hows this.

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On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Bf 109F-4/Trop

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:28 PM

That looks awesome. All the gear used for a first time builder. I like it.

"I am a leaf on the wind, watch how i soar"

Recite the litanies, fire up the Gellar field, a poo storm is coming Hmm 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:30 PM

Ye, i think the picture is perfect, says it all. makes you just long for the days when modelling was simple and care free.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 5:38 PM

I've just picked up that the start date has moved from 31 Dec to 1 Dec, or did I have it wrong in the first place ?

Anyways. highlighting it here for anyone else who may be keen to start.

Great work on the badge, couldn't be better.

Cheers

Tony

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

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:33 AM

No, you don't have it wrong Tony. It seemed people were keen to start this one. So Saturday it is.

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Posted by greentracker98 on Thursday, November 29, 2012 1:02 PM

Thanks for the email and the invite, I'll to try to do this. I'm starting to climb out of a financial hole I dug myself into, so, there are no guaranties on this one. I'll wait and see what happens before i get the badge

My first build would be a B-17. Which kit has yet to be determined. But it will definetley be in 1:48 scale. Almost made a typo on the scale, I kept wanting to type 1:8 scale. Can you imagine how big that would be. My apartment isnt big enough LOL.

Thanks again

Ken

A.K.A. Ken                I reject your reality and substitute one of my own

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 29, 2012 1:08 PM

I'll add you to the roster ken, hopefully things will come right for you soon.

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Friday, November 30, 2012 1:28 AM

Since its pretty much the 1st here now, i thought id make a start. Wow, i dunno what im gonna be able to do with this kit. There are no AM decals for this kit and the kit decals got wet and glued themselves to the plastic bag. Not quite sure what im gonna do. Maybe hand paint most of them and see about getting some number sheets for the serials. Ill figure something out anyway.

The cockpit is non existent except for a seat and an "Instrument panel" that resembles briefly something out of a ww1 fighter. So ill be doing a @&^$load of scratchuilding in there.

The fuselage is covered in flash, light panel lines (which are probably to scale) and lacking any sort of internal detail.

The wings again lack much of the detail were all used to in modern kits, but its ok. The hard part will be the undercarriage. 90% of it will have to be scratched. Theres a couple of pins for the legs and some holes in the upper wing for them to plug into, otherwise its bare.

The engine...what engine? Theres an exhaust nozzle that attaches to the back of the fuselage, otherwise its just an open hole into the interior. So yay lets build an engine lol.

So ive got 2 options. I can stick steadfast to the rules of the build. and take 5 years to finish the kit. Or i can cheat a little and get some resin and get it done in the time frame.

I guess i can go option 3 and skimp a bit on some detail...but...that would irritate the bajeesus out of me. Id hate myself for it. Ill do my best to get it done. But i dunno if i will.

Now for some photos.

Box.

Decals and paint sheet.

The variant ill be doing.

The parts.

Instruction sheet.

Decaling Sheet.

I feel like this "Relaxing" kit is gonna cause me more stress than any others ive built lol.

"I am a leaf on the wind, watch how i soar"

Recite the litanies, fire up the Gellar field, a poo storm is coming Hmm 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, November 30, 2012 5:11 AM

Dude I'm right there with you on the detail. It looks like I'm going to have to borrow/ steal some parts out of another kit to make the interior work to get away from the AM stuff. The whole instrument panel that resembles a WWI fighter is the statement that caught most of my attention. I'm facing that as well.

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, November 30, 2012 10:31 AM

Thats some head start you have on the rest of us Scorpio.I think that Mirage is going to look sweet.

I think i am just going to do mine as it comes, not going to stress myself out over it.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Friday, November 30, 2012 1:18 PM

...so were allowed to use parts from other kits?

hmmm, ive always wanted to try the Eduard IIICConfused lol

"I am a leaf on the wind, watch how i soar"

Recite the litanies, fire up the Gellar field, a poo storm is coming Hmm 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, November 30, 2012 1:31 PM

Ye, kit bashing and scratchbuilding are ok. Just no AM parts.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Friday, November 30, 2012 6:04 PM

Ill see what i can do. Hopefully i can produce something worthy of the skills here.

"I am a leaf on the wind, watch how i soar"

Recite the litanies, fire up the Gellar field, a poo storm is coming Hmm 

My signature

Check out my blog here.

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Posted by handiabled on Friday, November 30, 2012 6:52 PM

 

 

                                    I'll throw my my name in the hat ,,, Revell 1/535 USS Missouri ,,,first ship I've made in a while ,,,,  hope the first one I built doesn't look better than this one Whistling

 

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Posted by greentracker98 on Friday, November 30, 2012 11:21 PM

Mikey,

It looks like you have the right pics of the decals, just scan them into a computer or have a friend do that. Then all you need to do is print them out onto decal paper. Testors decal paper works great, I make all my decals that way. you can even find pictures online and make them into decals.

I even save the little peices of decal paper. if it's too small to run though the printer. Print your decal on to a regular size paper. Then tape the decal paper over your pic on the paper, and run it through the printer again. Just make sure you don't have any tape where the decal will be printed.

Also, it looks like you'll need both clear and white decal paper. 99.999% of printers don't print white. So the white decal paper will make the white parts.

Also, don't forget the spray can of decal bonder, otherwise the decal ink will run when you put it in water.

 

Ken

PS, If your computer savy already, I apologize, but you said you didn't know what your going to do.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, December 01, 2012 4:36 AM

handiabled

 

 

                                    I'll throw my my name in the hat ,,, Revell 1/535 USS Missouri ,,,first ship I've made in a while ,,,,  hope the first one I built doesn't look better than this one Whistling

Great to have you here Brent!

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, December 01, 2012 4:38 AM

Scorpiomikey

...so were allowed to use parts from other kits?

hmmm, ive always wanted to try the Eduard IIICConfused lol

Parts robbing from another kit is the ONLY way Joseph and I are going to make a cockpit even worthy enough to be called as such on the Monogram SBD. That thing comes with nothing.

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, December 01, 2012 5:01 AM

 Just to recap: Here is the kit Joseph and I are doing

 

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