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2014 BRAILLE SCALE (UPDATE)
Posted by waynec on Monday, May 19, 2014 3:13 PM

IF YOU START A BUILD BEFORE THE END DATE, YOU CAN FINISH IT IN 2015 AND CLAIM THE BADGE.

i am starting a new 1/72 GB, my first as a host, to take over from the other 1/72 GB. 

1. any subject is welcome.

2. please post WIP pics.

3. this will run from 01MAY14 thru 31DEC14 (that would be 01JAN15 for bish and ss).

4. crossovers are fine

5. anyone who was the 1/72 MANIA GB can post their finished builds here and get a badge, as soon as i create one.

6. if you are starting a new kit and post or PM me a picture of the box art i will post it on the roster  page along with finished builds.

BADGE

SMALLER BADGE

ROSTER

68GT - ACADEMY F/A-18D

BUFFLEHEAD - DRAGON M4A3E8 SHERMAN, DRAGON STG-IV, ACADEMY JEEP, HOOBYBOSS P-47

CHECKMATEKING02 - AIRFIX HURRICANE I

CML - FUJIMI A-7E CORSAIR II (Desert Storm), TAMIYA F4F-U, JAPANESE TONY

CODY J - REVELL FW-190 A-8/R-11

DEATTILIO - ITALERI P-51 MUSTANG I 

DUKE MADDOG - ZVEZDA SS-25 TOPOL

GREENTRACKER98 - B-52

JIBBER - DRAGON TIGER

LEWBUD - REVELL P-26 in Guatemalan Markings, HOBBYBOSS P-38L-5-LO LIGHTENING

MODELCRAZY SUPERMODEL FIAT CR-32

ROB SHERMAN - AIRFIX HURRICANE MK-1; AIRFIX GLOSTER GLADIATOR

ROB GRONOVIUS - AER LSSC

RUDDRATT - TBA

THEUNS - ACADEMY F-86E 3RD PLACE, 1/72 JETS SA NATIONALS EE LIGHTENING, AIRFIX HURRICANE 1, HASAGAWA APACHE

WAYNEC -  AIRFIX WW1 FEMALE MK1  1ST PLACE 1/72 TANKS HIGH PLAINS COLORADO TRUMPETER BTR-80TRUMPETER T-55 MINEROLLER, DRAGON JAGDTIGER

WICCAN WARRIOR - ESCI F-100F in Turkish Markings

YGMODELER4 - ITALERI EF-2000 EUROFIGHTER, AIRFIX ALPHA JET

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Posted by ruddratt on Monday, May 19, 2014 6:48 PM

I've got a few kits that would fit the bill here.  I'll look through them and send you a pic of the one I choose.

Mike

 "We have our own ammunition. It's filled with paint. When we fire it, it makes pretty pictures....scares the hell outta people."

 

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 10:19 AM

Hi Waynec.

I registered for the "other 1/72 GB" with an Academy F-86e. Please put me down for that on here.

Thanx

Theuns

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 4:24 PM
Wayne, Go ahead and sign me up still don't know what I'm going to build.

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

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Posted by Rob S. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 5:04 AM

Kicked off the Hurricane...gonna be a quick build I think!

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 6:53 AM

Hello all! I would like to join in with a 1/72 ESCI F-100F in Turkish markings. I've got plenty of 1/72 stuff. One of the other Group Builds I entered doesn't start until August, so I figured, maybe I will have this done by then!  ;-)

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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Posted by Rob S. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 9:19 AM

Welcome Wiccan, love the BSG avatar!!

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Posted by deattilio on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:02 AM

Count me in with Italeri's P-51A which I will be finishing as an F-6A of the 111th TRS "Snoopers".

 

 

 

WIP:
Trying to get my hobby stuff sorted - just moved and still unpacking.

 

"Gator, Green Catskill....Charlie On Time"
 

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:21 AM

I'm building the AER Light SEAL Support Craft (LSSC)

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Posted by waynec on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:50 PM

Wiccan Warrior

Hello all! I would like to join in with a 1/72 ESCI F-100F in Turkish markings. I've got plenty of 1/72 stuff. One of the other Group Builds I entered doesn't start until August, so I figured, maybe I will have this done by then!  ;-)

ww yes the orphaned armor GB. i think that one is going to be a hoot.

welcome to everyone joining. i don't plan on sending out welcomes to every new member but, when you see your selection and picture in the roster, consider that the welcome response from me.

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 4:33 PM

Cool! I will try to make some progress by this Weekend!

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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Posted by greentracker98 on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 5:39 PM

Wayne

Put me down for the B-52. I don't know which one it is yet. I'm getting it from a co-member of my model club at our next meeting.

Thanks

Ken

A.K.A. Ken                Making Modeling Great Again

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Thursday, May 22, 2014 2:02 PM

I got this kit on the cheap - bagged & no decals. But I had a couple of the ESCI re-pops anyway, and one had come with 2 decal sheets! My initial clean up started.

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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Posted by waynec on Thursday, May 22, 2014 2:38 PM

Wiccan Warrior

I got this kit on the cheap - bagged & no decals. But I had a couple of the ESCI re-pops anyway, and one had come with 2 decal sheets! My initial clean up started.

so should i change the cover picture to a bag of plane parts? 

i cracked the box on the SS-25. the missile canister is 12" long. have to decide early in the build whether travel mode or launch mode.

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Posted by deattilio on Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:57 PM

Getting some work done on my Mustang.  Got the interior painted and am adding some PE that was extra from the stash.  Aside from the cockpit being a rather poor affair the cannons were horrible so I have ordered some metal barrels and springs to spruce that up.

  

 

 

WIP:
Trying to get my hobby stuff sorted - just moved and still unpacking.

 

"Gator, Green Catskill....Charlie On Time"
 

 

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Posted by Rob S. on Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:03 PM

Wayne: does the SS-25 have a 'hinge' system that you may have the choice. I know my MAZ-543 TEL had the ability and parts to change back and forth. Yes, it was 1:35, so, it had the size. Not an option in 1:72? I haven't looked into this Zvezda kit yet...

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Posted by waynec on Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:20 PM

Rob Sherman

Wayne: does the SS-25 have a 'hinge' system that you may have the choice. I know my MAZ-543 TEL had the ability and parts to change back and forth. Yes, it was 1:35, so, it had the size. Not an option in 1:72? I haven't looked into this Zvezda kit yet...

hi rob

that would be the DML SCUD 1C? i have a pair of those. my 1/35 TRUMPETER PLA DF-21 doesn't have an option for launch mode but it looks easy enough to convert one of them ( yes i have 2 of them too). i already have pics of how to do that. on the 1/72 there are separate parts for the outriggers, folded in travel or deployed lifting the whole vehicle off the ground. and 2 hydraulic center arms, one for down and one for erect. directions look a bit confusing, nothing major just not something to build when unfocused. think i will makes copies so i can scribble on them..

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, May 22, 2014 11:20 PM

Wayne, put me down for Revell's P-26 in Guatemalan markings.  Kit by Revell Germany, decals by Aztec.

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

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Friday, May 23, 2014 2:29 AM

No Wayne, you're good! This looks to be an interesting GB!

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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Posted by deattilio on Saturday, May 24, 2014 9:27 AM

Got the fuselage together and must say I am not a huge fan of this kit.  The cockpit deck did not fit as it should and had to be mounted below the interior locating tabs, the trailing edges of the flaps hang past the trailing edge of the fuselage and Italeri opted to not provide any framing on the canopy – what fun that will be to paint.
Time for a bit of sanding before cementing the wings and canopy to the fuselage.

 

 

 

WIP:
Trying to get my hobby stuff sorted - just moved and still unpacking.

 

"Gator, Green Catskill....Charlie On Time"
 

 

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, May 24, 2014 10:19 AM

Hi guys.

Here is the Academy F-86e I am doing as a SAAF Canadair CL-13b (sabre Mk6)

First thin was to fill and sand the massive step in the top of the wing, don't know what they were thinking molding it like that !

Then I added lead foil belts to the seat.

Theuns

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Posted by waynec on Saturday, May 24, 2014 8:14 PM

almost bought a 2d s-25 today so i could build one in launch mode and one in travel mode. anyway here is a pic of two sprues to get an idea of the size. that is a 12" ruler. just above it is a frame and just below it is a missile canister.

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Saturday, May 24, 2014 9:56 PM

Great work everyone!  I got a bit done on the Super Sabre. I painted everything black that I could because I opened up the intake - it stopped maybe a couple of centimeters into the lip! Sad

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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Posted by Rob S. on Sunday, May 25, 2014 5:16 AM

Nice to see so much activity on this GB already. I gotta get back onto my build. Have been distracted of late. Everyone is looking good so far, keep up the good work!!

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cml
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Posted by cml on Monday, May 26, 2014 6:11 AM

Hi Waynec,

Can you add me to the roster please?

I'll be building Fujimi's 1/72 A-7E Corsair II "Desert Storm".

This one has been in the waiting line for 2 years now.  Can't wait to get started on it.

Chris

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Posted by Rob S. on Monday, May 26, 2014 8:59 AM

A bit of progress on the Hurricane Mk.1. Very simple build. I really like the floor of the cockpit being done in an earlier step. Done 100s of planes and this has to be the first time there`s no `tub`for the cockpit. Anyway, step 1 was the gear well:

Here`s the cockpit floor:

And, cockpit almost done, tiny cockpit, less than 3/4" wide:

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, May 26, 2014 10:11 AM

Rob, is that a new tool Hurri from Airfix? I can't see if the panel detail is scribed.

I got a red boxing Hurri in 1/72 from them last year but was rather ticked off to find it was still the old "badly detailed raised line" kit from way back :-(

Theuns

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Posted by Rob S. on Monday, May 26, 2014 12:18 PM

Theuns: this is the 'most' excellent new tooling from Airfix. Superb in every detail, thought, some would say the panel lines are like 'trenches'. They've relaxed a bit on the sheer depth of the panel lines lately. This is my first Mk.1 Hurri, very impressed so far. You have to be careful with Airfix as they are constantly reboxing old stuff. I keep up with their new toolings and only buy those.

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