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  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Twin Boom Group Build 2013
Posted by TREYZX10R on Saturday, December 29, 2012 1:37 PM

Welcome to the 2013 Twin Boom Group Build. This is for any subject that has twin booms ,this is not restricted to Aircraft anything with twin booms is in!

Officially starts Jan 1 2013 and will run for a year

Rules ;

Join in anytime no deadline for entries

2 booms required

Crossovers welcome as well as partial builds less than 50% started

WIP pics ,please.

Most important have fun!

This is my first time hosting a GB so please go easy on me. Feel free to grab a badge any time! Looking forward to seeing some great builds.

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Roster

taxtp  1/72 Cyber Hobby Sea Vixen

Bish  1/72 Hasegawa He111z Zwilling

ww2psycho  1/48 GWH P-61 Black Widow

lawdog114   Hasegawa P38J  Lightning in European markings

VanceCrozier tba

Dre P-38J ?

Stoutfella 1/48 Revellogram P38J Lightning 'completed'

GMorrison 1/72  Italeri C-119C

Helo H-34  1/72 Mach 2 Kaman HH-43 Huskie .

shivinigh  1/72 Italeri Gotha 242 Assualt Glider 'completed'

greentracker98 1/48 Monogram P-38

Trey 1/48 Testors OV-10A Bronco 'completed'

JMart 1/72 CyberHobby Sea Vixen

eatthis 1/72 what if 3 engine long range escort Spitfire

 1/48 Eduard P-38

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  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Saturday, December 29, 2012 1:37 PM

Shivinigh 1/72 Italeri Gotha 242 assualt glider

Treyzx10r 1/48 Testors OV-10A Bronco

Stoutfella 1/48 Monogram P-38 Lightning

greentracker 1/48 Monogram P-38 Lightning

lawdog114 1/48 Hasegawa P-38 Lightning

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 29, 2012 3:00 PM

O thats nasty. Now its down there in black and white, i have to build it.Big Smile

I think i better get my butt in gear and give myself plenty of time. Can't believe this is your first GB as host TREY. Just make sure you keep a firm hand and crack the whip now and again Wink

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Saturday, December 29, 2012 4:54 PM

I nearly jagged a Cyber Hobby Sea Venom on Friday night too, but I'm already in serious GB backlog so I'll just keep it to the Sea Vixen for now.

Cheers

Tony

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

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  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Saturday, December 29, 2012 8:19 PM

Yea its on now Bish for sure! I'm so looking forward to that first sprue shot of the beastie!

Tony you got time to do both,go for it;)

Almost forgot ,I'm torturing myself with a Testors OV10A Bronco. This is a pig of a kit for sure!!!

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Posted by ww2psycho on Saturday, December 29, 2012 11:54 PM

I got an Accurate Miniatures PSP display base on ebay so maybe I can put the widow on some kind of base.

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  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Sunday, December 30, 2012 3:07 PM

I like that psp,should make a real nice base

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Posted by ww2psycho on Sunday, December 30, 2012 4:59 PM

Has anyone used Eduards colored seat belts? I'm thinking of using them instead of the ones that come with the kit. I'm talking about these: www.eduard.com/.../P-61A-gun-turret-S-A-1-48.html

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 30, 2012 5:08 PM

I have used their 72nd belts a few times. I really like them. If your used to PE belts, they are just the same, but of course no need to paint them.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by ww2psycho on Sunday, December 30, 2012 5:48 PM

I've never used PE before, just looking for something to make it a little easier for me to get used to it.

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, December 31, 2012 8:45 PM

My big tip for using PE. Do it in a room without carpet. Smile

Keep a bright light handy for when you get down on the floor.

Use a straight edge to make sure your bends are good, if you need to make any.

Cheers

Tony

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 31, 2012 8:57 PM

taxtp

My big tip for using PE. Do it in a room without carpet. Smile

Keep a bright light handy for when you get down on the floor.

Use a straight edge to make sure your bends are good, if you need to make any.

Cheers

Tony

Ditto To all of the above. I reckon my carpet must be more metal than fabric by now.

Another tip, i usually put a dap of glue onto some sort of shiney paper and then take the PE to that. And i have a fine piece of wire to hand in case i need to add a touch more glue.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by ww2psycho on Monday, December 31, 2012 10:40 PM

Good thing my room doesnt have carpet! So are those worth getting then?

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 3:41 AM

I think so yes, i get PE for just about every build i do. But just because you have it doesn't mean you have to use all of it. All PE is flat, so things like brake lines are not really very realistic, i have taken to useing fine wire. And depending on the scale, sometimes PE can be to thin. In 72nd scale it isn't often a problem. Things like levers in cockpits, which again are flat in PE, i can get away with. But in a larger scale they might not look right.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 5:10 AM

Bish

Another tip, i usually put a dap of glue onto some sort of shiney paper and then take the PE to that. And i have a fine piece of wire to hand in case i need to add a touch more glue.

I have a piece of wire embedded into the end of a sawn off chopstick as a handle, for the same purpose. I use the outside of plastic water bottle lids for drops of glue, and the inside for mixing paint or washes. Then I can just chuck them out rather than clean them.

There is an article over on Hyperscale that discusses all of the short comings of the Cyber Hobby Sea Vixen, but I'm not going to let it dissuade me. There are too many fixes required, so I'm just going to build it.

Cheers

Tony

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 5:53 AM

taxtp

Bish

Another tip, i usually put a dap of glue onto some sort of shiney paper and then take the PE to that. And i have a fine piece of wire to hand in case i need to add a touch more glue.

I have a piece of wire embedded into the end of a sawn off chopstick as a handle, for the same purpose.

Nice tip. Its amazing how often we miss the blatantly obvious. Or is that just me.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by ww2psycho on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 8:58 AM

I ordered 3 of them. I can use some in some of my Accurate Miniature mustangs that have been sitting around waiting for seat belts.

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  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 7:58 PM

I know its common knowledge that this kit is a pig,but wow I had no idea it was a full on Boar Hog!What detail that is there is totally inaccurate,and the office ,well there is nothing behind the Pilots seat ,literally nothing! No second seat no bulkhead nothing. Still its the only game in town for 1/48 scale so on I go!

Sprue shot,the parts are falling off or have huge attachments,wow looks like those raised rivets would be more at home on a WW1 Tank!

Top and bottom wing halves are warped and  in some really weird spots on the lower

Not to be left out the fuse halves are warped as well

On a bright note the canopy moldings look pretty clean,thankfully!

The flaws are pointed out now what to do about them? Well Paragon makes a resin upgrade  and when they do come on evil bay they go for over $100 usd ,well I paid $12 usd for the kit so thats not going to happen on my bench unless someone has one that they just want to donate to the build.......que the cricketts. That leaves me with scratching and reshaping. I willl admit I did order 2 resin Martin Baker seats that set me back $9.00 usd and a decal sheet for $5.00 usd but I'm hoping thats all my wallet will bleed on this ,we'll see.

First the obvious is the lack of office detail. I used some spent gift cards as templates and fashioned a rear bulkhead

taped those together and used it as a template to make a solid bulhead out of sheet styrene

as soon as the seats arrive I'll plot my next attack,cheers and Happy New Year to all!

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by Helo H-34 on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 8:37 PM

I would like to join in with everyone with the Mach 2 Kaman HH-43 Huskie .

Wayne Mutza's HH-43 book will be a great reference sorce as will some walk around pic's from prime portal

http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/howard_mason2/hh-43f/

After a two month break from plastic model building , I thought of trying to start the New Year off on a positive note and build something from start to finish ; despite having a huge stash of incomplete builds from 2012 , I'll only work on the HH-43 to get me back into the groove .

Here's a proper sprue shot ;

My build will be finished in the SEA camouflage .

I'll start cutting sprue next with more WIP pic's later this evening .

John .

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  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 9:17 PM

John welcome aboard,thats going to be a treat of a build ,looking forward to seeing it build out! Roster updated!

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 1:12 AM

Well TREY, pick or not, i expect this will be upto your usual standards.

A twin boom Helicopter, now thats one i haven't seen before. Trust you Helo. Looking forward to that, and a Mach 2 kit as well.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by Helo H-34 on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 5:08 AM

Thank's Trey and Bish ;

Trey , you certainly have your work cut out for you with that 1/48 Bronco .

A small update from me this evening . I cut and cleaned up the fuselage halves and interior parts ready for assembly and painting ;

I'm thinking of glueing the two fuselage halves together and sliding in the floor section afterwards . The fuselage join isn't very good and I thought about running a bead of super glue along the inside of the join in the bottom of the helicopter for extra strength and fitting the interior floor in later .

I also cut open the side cockpit and cabin doors and cut the bottom section away where the rear clamshell doors fit . A lot of photo's in the HH-43 reference book shows the Huskie without the rear doors and some cargo netting over the opening instead ;

I added some plastic strip to the door openings on each fuselage half to make up for the saw cuts and filing .

Unfortunatly my kit is missing a rotor blade , so I'll have to open another HH-43 kit and borrow one . I'll write away to Mach 2 and kindly ask for a replacement rotor blade for the other kit .

First thing tomorrow I'll airbrush the fuselage insides and other interior pieces with some light grey .

Apart from the missing rotor blade , I'm happy with my progress so far .

John .

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  • From: East Peoria, IL
Posted by stoutfella on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 1:51 PM

Here we go. I'm guessing most of those participating in this build are familiar with the, um, venerable Revellogram P-38:

How venerable? Well, I was reminded as I started sanding off the 1964 copyright notice thoughtfully molded on the horizontal stabilizer that I first built this kit when I was in maybe 7th or 8th grade. At the time, I thought it was pretty hot. It was also the last kit I built in the mid 70s before leaving the hobby for more than 30 years. So how hot is it now? Not so much. I'm already finding at least moderate fit issues, of course, and major lack of detail. I considered picking up some aftermarket goodies, until I realized I'd be spending 40 bucks for a seat, wheels and vac-form canopy, to try and spruce up a $15 kit. So I'm going straight out of the box save for Aeromaster decals on the way. I'll finish it either as Black Market Babe in an OD/neutral gray scheme, or as the NMF St. Louis Blues, which might be my first choice as my hockey-playing sons and I are all Blues fans.But the decision will rest on how the surface looks once I get this beast together and clean up the seams and such.

Onward and upward!

Cheers,

Stoutfella

On the bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya P51-B

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  • From: East Peoria, IL
Posted by stoutfella on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 3:06 PM

Greetings,

An update: My decals arrived earlier than expected. Unfortunately, it seems I ordered the wrong ones. I received Superscale sheet 72-865, a 1/72 sheet including St. Louis Blues and Pacific Prowler. Before I see about returning it, would anyone here be interested in buying it? If so, shoot me a message.

Cheers,

Stoutfella

On the bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya P51-B

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Posted by ww2psycho on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 3:25 PM

Does anyone have experience in working with individual decals for the instrument panel? Usually I just paint it all black and use a silver colored pencil to go around the instruments. Whats the best way to go about such small decals?

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Posted by shivinigh on Thursday, January 3, 2013 2:49 PM

I have never done a group build before and would like to join. I have an Italaerei 1/72 scale Gotha Go-242 Assault glider that is crying to be built.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 3, 2013 2:53 PM

I built one of those years ago. Its in a bit of a sorry state now and is crying out for renovation. Looking forward to seeing your build.

And welcome to the world of GB's. Life as you know it will change forever. Big Smile

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 3, 2013 2:54 PM

ww2psycho

Does anyone have experience in working with individual decals for the instrument panel? Usually I just paint it all black and use a silver colored pencil to go around the instruments. Whats the best way to go about such small decals?

 

Do you actually mean individual decals for ech of the instruments. I have never seen this before. I have seen one decal for the whole of the IP, but thats it.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by shivinigh on Thursday, January 3, 2013 3:06 PM

just seeing if I can get photobucket to work properly.

please let me now if you can't see the picture

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 3, 2013 3:08 PM

You need to use the rich formatting link next to the reply button. Then slect the picture icon and put your link there.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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