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1/72 O'Mania Returns!

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  • Member since
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  • From: Dayton, OH
1/72 O'Mania Returns!
Posted by tcepilot on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 1:26 PM

Start: 3/7/14 End: 3/7/15

Rules:

1. Any 1/72nd Scale kit

2. Must Include WIP Pics

3. Have Fun!

Roster: (I will not be showing kit names due to time restrictions)

tcepilot

tempestjohnny

waynec

Rob Gronovius

johnsan

lewbud

taxtp

Rob Sherman

-tcepilot

 

 

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  • Member since
    April 2011
  • From: Dayton, OH
Posted by tcepilot on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 1:27 PM

Badge Submissions are welcomed; who is ready for some Fine Scale Modeling in 1/72?

-tcepilot

 

 

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  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 1:41 PM

I'm in. Have a P-47D just started for 1944 group build. Cockpit painted.

Fujimi Ju87G-1 full Aires cockpit.

Later in the year Tamiya F-84G Thunderbirds

Who knows what else.

John

 

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    April 2006
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by waynec on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 2:40 PM

i have a number of bundeswehr vehicles, a pair of SA-10s, 2 locomotives and will be getting the SS-25 TOPOL ICBM when it comes out so i'd say i'm in.

Никто не Забыт. Ничто не Забыт

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, March 6, 2014 9:12 AM

I'll participate, not sure what I'll build but I have a large 1/72 scale stash.

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    January 2010
Posted by johnsan on Friday, March 7, 2014 4:42 AM

I'm in. Not sure what, but it will be in proper scale.

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, March 8, 2014 1:30 AM
So I take it the build started Thursday? I'm in, but I don't know with what.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Saturday, March 8, 2014 2:16 AM

Definitely in, probably multiple times. For the moment, I'll think about what it will be.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, April 6, 2014 5:37 PM

 

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    January 2014
  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 3:21 PM

As I'm a big 1/72 guy, I'd like to get in on this build. I have several to choose from, but, I'd like to submit for this one: Kamov KA-52 "Alligator" from Italeri. I've been wanting to get into more helicopters. This one is uni-coloured black, so, It'll prob go together very fast. Is there going to be a badge?

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  • Member since
    April 2011
  • From: Dayton, OH
Posted by tcepilot on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 4:58 PM

Rob Sherman

As I'm a big 1/72 guy, I'd like to get in on this build. I have several to choose from, but, I'd like to submit for this one: Kamov KA-52 "Alligator" from Italeri. I've been wanting to get into more helicopters. This one is uni-coloured black, so, It'll prob go together very fast. Is there going to be a badge?

I just added you in. And you may enter as many kits as you would like. As far as a badge goes, I may make one if time allows for it. If anyone wants to make a badge then that's great too. Anything works! (:

-tcepilot

 

 

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  • Member since
    January 2014
  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Friday, April 11, 2014 7:34 PM

So, got a few hours into the Aligator. Here's the starting point:

Cockpit done:

Rotor Assembly complete:

End of Step 3...principal painting starting tomorrow after I mask the canopy:

Going well so far. Not a very good kit, I'm afraid. I thought this would be a better kit from Iteleri. Lots of sanding and filling so far and the panel lines are not well defined. Oh, well....gonna keep at it!!

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    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Saturday, April 12, 2014 12:17 PM

I read the opening post thinkng to myselff - no, this is to far in the future.........forgetting that you guys over the pond put the mount first!

I am in, have a few to choose from, will let you know when I make up my mind.

Theuns

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    January 2014
  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 1:30 PM

Theuns: Actually, Canadian, I had to ask about the date myself....LOL

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, April 12, 2014 1:37 PM

There is the USA ......and then the rest of the world  LOL!

OK , now I have opened a can of worms!! (Hat, coat,door)

Theuns

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    January 2014
  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Sunday, April 13, 2014 7:46 AM

Got further along yesterday:

Ok, bit blurry, sorry...but just an overall black finish so far.

Nice variety of pylon mounted weapons array:

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Posted by Rob S. on Sunday, April 13, 2014 7:09 PM

Here's an idea for a badge, lmk what y'all think:

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    January 2014
  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:13 PM

Some more progress on the KA-52:

Painstaking masking to get the yellow lines on (no decals provided Sad):

Half decalling done:

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  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Monday, April 14, 2014 8:27 PM

Pretty much think I'm alone on this GB Confused, but, anyway, finished off the KA-52 tonite:

This was not a great build for me. The yellow details were very difficult to stencil out and they didn't turn out consistent and they are too thick. Because it was a prototype Kamov, I did no weathering, just a semi-gloss finish. There were some issues with the engineering of the kit that had to be solved with lots of sanding and filling. The panel lines were too shallow to fill, so, I decided to pass on trying to dredge them out. The decals had some minor issues such as too much carrier film, but, easily trimmed away. The rotor section sags a bit and I really don't know how I could have solved that as it did not become apparent until the rotors were installed at the end. I had fun with this build though. Only my second helicopter and I am going to be doing many more attack heli's in the near future.

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:38 PM

You can slot me in with a 1/72 Academy Sabre E painted as a SAAF CL-13.mk6

Theuns

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    January 2010
Posted by johnsan on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 4:28 AM

That's a good looking model, Rob.

Tcepilot - are crossovers allowed?

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  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:50 AM

Thanks johnsan, no sight of tcepilot for many weeks I`m afraid!

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Posted by johnsan on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:40 AM

As no one has said no crossovers, I'll be showing my progress with Platz' T-33 here that I'm doing over on the Japanese GB. It'll be the same photos and mostly the same words. I suspect there's different folks looking at these groups. So...

Platz released this kit a couple of years ago. I was excited with prospect of a new T-33 being so disappointed with the Sword kit. Platz' kit is easily the best T-33 on the market in any scale, but still has a few problems that need attending.

This kit comes with very nice decals from Cartograf and Platz markets a photoetch sheet done by Eduard. There are starting to be numerous aftermarket decals for this kit, but I'll be doing a JASDF one using kit decals.

This is where it sits as of today:

One kit flaw is the simplifed seats. The shape is almost right, but detail is lacking. This seat is about 1/2 complete.

Another problem is the bluntness of the vertical fin. This is nothing a few minutes spent with a file will not correct. It's worth the time taken, but be prepared to restore panel lines.

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  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Thursday, May 1, 2014 5:30 AM

Platz eh? I have always wanted to do a T-33 (in RCAF colours). I'm certainly liking what you have got going on so far johnsan. I like the added sheet styrene to the seat, really looking forward to seeing the progress on that.

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, May 5, 2014 11:48 PM

Nice work on the Gator Rob.  That may be a reboxed Zvezda kit.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 6:08 AM

Not alone Rob. Just a lull in the building for me. Great work on the Kamov

 

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  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:10 PM

thanks guys. I love the Russian attack heli's. Very different and fun builds. Any sign of the host of this GB?

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Posted by Rob S. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:11 PM

He hasn't been on this site in 27 days. I made a badge suggestion I'd like to see come to fruition...

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 9:58 AM

I nominate you to pick up the reins and see this build through completion. It's a group effort to make a build successful. You can always hand it over to him upon his return.

  • Member since
    January 2014
  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Thursday, May 8, 2014 8:14 AM

Rob: Well, I certainly could do so. I am limited, however, in that I don`t think I could add completed builds to the Wall of Fame. I think the creator of the GB has the admin tools to edit individual posts. I wonder if I am too inexperienced with this site to effect any change? I would also be looking for other GB members to second a nomination for this.

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