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100th Anniversary of WWI GB

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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 12, 2015 5:07 AM

Thanks Steve.

''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 DUSTER on Saturday, December 12, 2015 12:12 AM

Very color-er-colour full Bish. The lack of wires is, in some small way, made up for by the very complementary base you created.   

 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by Bish on Friday, December 11, 2015 4:09 AM
Thanks Jack, ye, I might well do that later. I have a couple of WW2 biplanes, so some practice could be a good ide.

''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 jgeratic on Thursday, December 10, 2015 11:55 PM

Hi Bish, looks good from here, Yes

and definitely is one of the more colorful aircraft from that time period.  Oh well, you got yourself a ready made model to try some rigging when you feel up to it.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 10, 2015 10:39 AM

I did say i would post some pics a month ago but i completly forgot. In the end i just wanted to get this done and decided not to strain my nerves by adding the rigging. So all i did was get the decals on and everything put together. The red edges to the tail should really have been painted as the decals had a large clear section that was hard to set down, so there is a bit of silvering there.

And then i just add it to a small base.

And there it is. certainly not my best attempt, but it is a colurful addition and i have re learnt one lesson. Stick to what i am really interested in.

''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, November 12, 2015 12:39 AM
I did finish mine a few days ago but forgot to post the pics. I'll try and get them up tonight.

''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 DUSTER on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 11:13 PM

freem

Got to apologize to all on this GB for not finishing my project in time.  I was down for the Revell 1/350 SMS Emden but due to a lot of things (mostly me) I failed miserably.

I will, however endevour to finish it and another GB project before the end of the year (or world, it seems to take me that long anymore)

 

 

Don't worry my friend; I'm in the same boat.  

 

I'm going to do my best to restart and finish my Saint Chamond  - gee whiz where does the time go?

 

 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by freem on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 12:51 PM

Got to apologize to all on this GB for not finishing my project in time.  I was down for the Revell 1/350 SMS Emden but due to a lot of things (mostly me) I failed miserably.

I will, however endevour to finish it and another GB project before the end of the year (or world, it seems to take me that long anymore)

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, October 19, 2015 10:09 AM

Thanks Jack and all for the replies.  Again, this was a fun and I had quite the expereince with this build. I am sure to be building another WW1 subject in the future.  Scott

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Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, October 18, 2015 6:21 PM

Struts on the Albatross are characteristically thin (I think on the original they were made of metal), so if the plastic is of the brittle type, can lead to problems.

What you've ended with is still quite a good model, nicely done!Yes

regards,

Jack

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, October 18, 2015 2:22 PM

I hate it when the struts are too flimsy.  I do always gett the rigging near complete before installing the upper wing.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, October 18, 2015 10:43 AM

And now, as of today, I am done.  I have to say, this Roden 1/32 kit started out as an easy kit then turned into the spawn of frustration when I found out it was practicaly brain surgury to try to rig it with the stock struts and cubanes.

On my next kit, which is a SE5 in the stash, I plan to pre-install the lines out of the fuselage before sealing it up and also substitute the struts with hardwood and wire.  It should make the build and the durability of the finished model much better.  This current model, a good sneeze could blow the wing off.  The plastic struts are that fragile.  

I have a number of other interests at present so I will put this project on the dislay shelf.

This GB has been a lot of fun and look forward to another one in the future.

Scott

 

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, October 18, 2015 10:34 AM

I put a few finishing touches on the Albatross this last week.

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Posted by DUSTER on Sunday, October 11, 2015 4:11 PM

So, Bish, in spite of the good looking progress on your build; You still consider this model to be "an albatross around your neck".............  Boy, I crack me up!

Cheers and all

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 8, 2015 11:21 AM
LOL, cheers Scort, I am hoping to get to rigging mine this weekend. Just the bit of confidence I need. I had thought about skipping it, but figured I should give it a go.

''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 scottrc on Thursday, October 8, 2015 11:11 AM

Good to see another Albatross Bish.  I attempted to rig mine and found it nearly impossible and almost wrecked the entire model.  I needed to thread the lines out of the fuselage BEFORE I joined the fueslage together. Oh well, I learned a lesson on these Roden kits.  Anyway, I'm going to skip the rigging on this model and doing the finishing touches and will hopfully start decals this weekend.  Pictures to come this weekend.

Scott

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 4, 2015 5:26 AM
Thanks Falcon, and no, I ain't giving up. Just want to get it done soon as best I can. My heart is not really in this one. I have the wings together, just need to get the rigging done.

''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: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, October 2, 2015 8:39 AM

Bish,

  Don't give up.  I built this exact same kit last year and i got a silver at Nordiccon's show last oct.  it's a great kit.

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1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 1, 2015 1:48 PM

I did promse a few weeks ago that i would post some pics, but unfortunatly i got side tracked. I have become a bit disillusioned with this builds for a few reasons and did considr just ditching it. But i have decided to just get it built with no fancy weathering, just a nice little kit thats a bit different from my norm.

So, enough excuses, this is the kit.

And this is were i was a few weeks ago. I did the interior wood with Tamiya XF-60 and then oils. I went over that with Tamiya clear Orange. I have read about that final bit but never used it. With hindsight, i should have thinend it and maybe addd a drop od clear yellow. But its in the inside an dits one lesson learnt for next time.

Then the fuselage was joined, the lwer wing put on and i started the painting.

And those were the last pics i took a few weeks back. Should have some more son and hope to wrap this up ASAP.

 

''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 jeaton01 on Friday, September 25, 2015 12:08 AM

Thanks, Jack and Scott.Smile

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:42 AM

Looks great John.

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 10:13 PM

John, sweet looking bipe you got there! Yes

I like that very much.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 8:20 PM

All done.  I replaced the kit intake tubes with aluminum tubing.  The rigging is E Z Line.  The kit decals were useable but a bit translucent in some spots, mostly white.  I mounted the engine on a brass tube so I could position it a bit more forward in the cowl.  For a biplane this one is on the simpler end of the spectrum but due to approximate fits on the cabanes and landing gear it has its interesting areas.  It does look pretty well aligned to my eye.  Not sure how I managed that but I will accept the result ;D.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, September 20, 2015 5:26 PM

Thanks, Steve and Scott.  Slowly progressing now, did a little rigging, installed the uper wing, and put a gloss coat on today.  Too lazy to take a picture.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by DUSTER on Friday, September 18, 2015 7:25 PM

John  Good looking model. 

I'm jealous of your bench and work area; ‘course if I got rid of just a ¼  of the extraneous junk,

I could see the top…. Of the last model I was working on.    Sigh

 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 9:26 AM

Coming along nice John, and the workbench looks good too. 

My update is that I still have not touched the Albertross in over a month.  I think I am afraid to finish the rigging.  I have rigged numerous tall ship models yet for some reason this bi plane is taunting me.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, September 13, 2015 9:21 PM

More progress on my HC 1/32 Nie17.  The cabane struts and landing gear are on and so far everything looks pretty square.  All the holes needed for rigging have been drilled.  I added some ribbing to the cowl of the example I am building, Billy Bishop's airplane, and a tube like gun sight made from stretched sprue and small plastic rod.  I wish I could learn how to stretch that stuff better!

Also, there is a picture of my work area.  I've done a bunch of reorganizing lately so right now you can actually see the bench, I hope I can keep it that way.  It can explode into disorder pretty rapidly because I also build R/C airplanes in my workshop, on another table.  Stuff just seems to migrate, though, and I end up with plastic models on the R/C bench and R/C stuff on the plastic model bench.  Paints are always a problem, I now have them all in the drawers of roll-around tool chests and tool chests on top of them.  We'll see how that lasts, but so far I can still find the paint I'm looking for and it is not eating up workspace on the bench like it used to.   My workbench for plastic is a plywood bench with ceiling tiles on top, painted white, and there is 1/4 inch glass on top of that which makes for easy clean up with a razor blade, windex, and thinner. 



John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 2:30 PM

You guys are doing  great. those models look like primer stuff.

Sob  ; had to set a side my Talkom St Chermond. I got my self into a "death sprial" trying to add detail to the interior and not knowing where to stop- the old "well if I just.... then I could...". Was just too much effort. I'll get back to it though 'cause I realy like the model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 2:37 PM

Hey Thuens,

 

I am also still pluggin along with my Albatross and hope I would be done soon.  This GB is open for a few more months.

 

Scott

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