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  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, February 05, 2016 10:46 AM

It's coming along great, Dan; I do like the look of the engines, too.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, February 05, 2016 2:16 PM

checkmateking02

Good to know.  Thanks for the information, Bish.

Looks like I'll be getting some.  I'll also need some for P-40 camouflage, and the new-mold Blenheim arrived, too, for the 1941 GB.  It's got plenty of windows, too.

 

Those things are a real blessing. I wish i had had some for my 555.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, February 05, 2016 2:16 PM

That is looking nice Dan, i do like the look of those engines.

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

 

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Posted by Hoggarth on Friday, February 05, 2016 6:16 PM

Here is an update on the Albion. The chassis is done as much as I want to do on it prior to paint which I will do this weekend. After that I can add more parts and complete out the chassis. The fuel tank comes in 4 pieces. I found it to be a lot easier to assemble by gluing the tank sections to the rear plate rather than trying to assemble the tank ahead of time.

I haven't perfected my seam filling so it looks a little heavy handed. However, the assembled tank fit up really nicely and the seams were minor.

More updates soon!

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, February 05, 2016 8:14 PM

Good to see you get started!

Seams usually start out looking like that, after they're filled up.  Some sanding should get rid of it completely.  You can protect the details nearby by covering them up with tape.  I use electrician's black plasticy tape.  It seems hardier than masking tape.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Saturday, February 06, 2016 3:23 PM

Getting quite a bit done this weekend. The tri-colours are down. OF COURSE, true to form, MM Acryl let me down, a bit. After 2 coats of primer and a pre-shade, the tape still pulled off some paint. See pics below. Anyway, I'm happy with the effect so far. Pre and Post shade done.

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 06, 2016 3:58 PM

Hoggarth, nice to see you underway, and i am sure that seam will look fine with a touch of sanding. Seams have always been my weak point.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 06, 2016 3:59 PM

Rob, great job on the splinter, a bit of a bugger about that pant lifting. I take it this is a common problem.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, February 06, 2016 4:20 PM
Looking nice, Rob. The pre-shade came through well.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Rob S. on Saturday, February 06, 2016 4:23 PM

Bish

Rob, great job on the splinter, a bit of a bugger about that pant lifting. I take it this is a common problem.

 

Thanks guys. Yeah, Bish, I struggle with Model Master acrylics. I hope it's not just me?? Anyway, It will not adhere to bare plastic. I've done all the washing of parts with soapy water blah blah...but, I just think it's the nature of the paint. Anyway, I've had worse paint lift in the past and this instance is quite minor, so, quick touch up and I'm moving on.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 06, 2016 4:33 PM

That does not sound god does it. I use enamels myself. Normally i would ask if your leaving the first layer long enough to dry, but i know you would. the way it comes off, it does just look like the paint does not adhere properly in places.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, February 06, 2016 5:31 PM
Is this the way of acrylics in general? Or just MM? I use enamels, so I don't have any first-hand experience with any of the acrylic brands.

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Posted by Rob S. on Saturday, February 06, 2016 5:55 PM

Not for me. Tamiya acrylics have yet to fail me against bare plastic. If I hadn't put down the layers of Tamiya, the entire project would have been a loss as the masking tape would have pulled every bit of paint off. Now, interestingly, IF you are, say, doing a WW2 Japanese fighter that was prone to paint loss, perhaps, that would be a good technique using MM paints? I dunno...anyway, got her patched up and the first coat of Future on. Letting that set up, second coat, and tomorrow, decals.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 06, 2016 6:00 PM

I don't use Tamiya acrylics for schemes often, but when i have, i had no issues with it peeling.

Rob, i can see what you mean about that looking like a well worn japenese aircraft. But you know how it goes, i bet if you tried it, it would not peel at all.

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

 

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Posted by Rob S. on Sunday, February 07, 2016 6:15 AM

True Bish, true Stick out tongue

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Posted by Rob S. on Sunday, February 07, 2016 5:43 PM

She's getting close now. Props on, decals on. Waiting for them to set, then I'll clear coat it again. I will do some light oil washing for the panel lines and some minor grime, then, dull coat the lot.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, February 07, 2016 10:56 PM
Outstanding, Rob. Very eye-catching!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 08, 2016 12:08 AM

Ye, thats loking really nice Rob.

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Posted by Rob S. on Monday, February 08, 2016 7:56 PM

Got the oil wash done today while I was home for lunch. It went rather well. the extra deep Airfix panel lines allow such easy capillary action of the oil, it went fast. Anyway here's the last pics till the finished pics next.

I followed this up with a decanted spray can of enamel dull coat. I like to decant it to airbrush as it's the exact consistency and I have max control. Anyway, the finished pics are next up.

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Posted by Rob S. on Monday, February 08, 2016 8:04 PM

So, she's done. She's a Heinkel He111 P-2 from 6./Kampfgeschwader 55 'Greif', Villacoublay, France, 1940. What a great kit. Big shout out to Airfix on this one. What a treat to build! I only had the one construction error and I didn't like the fit of the side windows, but, other than that she pretty much fell together. Thanks for following and I'll be moving back to the Going BIG GB and finally get my 1/32 WNW plane done. Keep up the good work over here and I'll be looking in often!

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Monday, February 08, 2016 10:19 PM

Hi Rob, a fine example of the Heinkel bomber, you have a really fantastic build here. Yes

So what brand/source did the swastika come from?

regards,

Jack

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, February 08, 2016 10:19 PM
That is really well-done, Rob. Not only a credit to Airfix, but to your building and painting skills as well. Very sharp looking. Do you have a preference for the finished photo on the front page? It's been a pleasure having you in the GB, and watching the Heinkel come together. Good luck on the next GB you're heading off to.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 12:01 AM

Superb build Rob, love the look of that and it was great seeing it come together. Definatly got to get one.

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

 

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Posted by BrandonD on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 1:28 AM

Wow, Rob, that came out great! It looks like it's 1/48 with the great paintwork you put into it and the detail. Nicely done. I always liked the profiles of those planes.

-BD-

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  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 5:08 AM

jgeratic

Hi Rob, a fine example of the Heinkel bomber, you have a really fantastic build here. Yes

So what brand/source did the swastika come from?

regards,

Jack

 

Thanks gents! I think either the first or second to last photo. It was a fun build and I've got 3 more Airfix fighters waiting in the stash.

Jack, the swastikas are from AeroMaster Decals. I got the massive sheet from my LHS here in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Posted by Hoggarth on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 5:27 AM

Great job Rob! That's really a beautiful Heinkel. Well done!

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 7:01 PM

Rob:  I used the second last photo.  I looked a bit brighter and showed the colors better--at least on my monitor.  I hope that's OK.

So the front page is now updated.

Thanks again for your participation.  It was great to have you along with us for the ride!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Rob S. on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 8:09 PM

YesCoolYes

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  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 8:35 AM

Thanks Checkmateking & Bish.

Hoggarth: Nice work on the chassis and fuel tank.

Thanks Rob: I know what you mean about the tape pealing up the paint, that happen to me many times on my Ju-52. Did you have any trouble with the decals? The ones for my airfix spitfires were a little thick. Great finish and excellent job on your Heinkel He 111. Think I might add one to my collection.

Putting some final touches on the Ju-52. Have both left and right engines installed, hopefully I can get the center one attached today. The left wing engine covers need some filling, cut a piece of styrene to replace a part I broke off on top of the left engine.

 

 

 

On my Work Bench: Academy 1/48 F-15E Eagle.

Up Coming: ?

           

 

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 3:07 PM
That is really sharp, Dan. You did a very nice, smooth job with the paint work.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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