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  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, February 09, 2018 10:23 AM

ok I uesd poster tack on some of the hardest parts of the canopy. squared it off with putty knife crossed my fingers and sprayed came out pretty good need it trim some ? with a tooth pick.

  

 Nick.

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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, February 10, 2018 11:37 AM

Good strategy, Nick.  I've used poster tack for irregular camouflage splotches, but never tried it with canopies.

If you're using acrylic paint, and if you're using a toothpick for clean-up, it helps to dampen the toothpick with water.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, February 12, 2018 9:21 AM

the ju-52 is done thank you for all your comments and for watching . thankyou CM for letting me be part of this GB!! 

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, February 12, 2018 9:32 AM

That is a stunning plane, Nick--excellent build and finish.  You did a great job with it.  It's very appealing.

Thank you for being part of the GB.  It's been a pleasure seeing your work!

Do you have a preference for the finished photo?  Both are good.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, February 12, 2018 9:35 AM

Nick, excellent work and a fine example of this workhorse of the Wehrmacht. Yes

 

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 12, 2018 9:39 AM

Amazing looking build Nick, love it.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, February 12, 2018 9:47 AM

CM thanks again and I like the bottom pic ? thats an awesome Me 109 you built btw

Jack thank you sir I was a very happy with the acrylic paints I guess Im making the switch but I dont know about using it on cars yet?

Bish thank you this two tone early german green was tricky but... I cant get the right shades some fun yeh

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, February 12, 2018 11:56 AM

Finished build roster is updated, Nick.  Thanks for participating.  Very nice work on the plane!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, February 17, 2018 10:42 AM

My very yellow Bf109E-3 is finished  

 

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, February 17, 2018 3:41 PM

Excellent work, tj.  Effective weathering, and outstanding finish.  I haven't seen use of yellow like that, so it's really a standout.  

Do you want to go with the first photo for the finish-roster?

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:43 PM

checkmateking02

Excellent work, tj.  Effective weathering, and outstanding finish.  I haven't seen use of yellow like that, so it's really a standout.  

Do you want to go with the first photo for the finish-roster?

 

Thank you  Yes the first photo 

 

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1:06 PM
Hey Checkmate I just ordered the kit for my build on this. Tampa's 1/35 BT-7, 1937 model. I'll be working on it intermittently until I can paint my other build.

-Josiah

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:40 PM

Sounding good, Josiah.  Looking forward to seeing your progress photos!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6:34 PM

Started it today, worked for 2 hours got through all the way to the road wheels. Builds pretty nice so far

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

-Josiah

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6:36 PM

Yes it  does Yes

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 10:01 PM

Neatly done, Josiah.  It's looking good!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Thursday, April 05, 2018 5:49 PM

Thanks guys, I've gotten quite a bit done in a relatively short amount of building time. The only real fit problems lie with the engine intakes. The PE is both too wide and too long so it won't fit right onto the hull without some gaps. Thinking back on it the fix would've been to build up around the PE with small strips of styrene and that would've helped. But alas, first time really using PE on a kit so I didn't think of that when I needed to. Anyways here's the progress. First pic is so you can see the small gaps of the intakes.

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

And now here is where the build currently lies at.

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

 

-Josiah

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, April 05, 2018 7:19 PM
That's looking pretty good Josiah, and an interesting subject. Cheers Tony

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

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, April 05, 2018 10:16 PM

Really good, Josiah.  

I have only used PE on ships, but they don't always fit very well, either, even for the kits they are designed for.  I don't think the gaps around the exhausts are noticeable enough to bother with, but sometimes you can use diluted white glue and fill in.  Then, after painting, run a black wash in there, and it looks like it's supposed to be that way.

Whatever you do, I think it's looking fine.  Nice job!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Friday, April 06, 2018 9:19 PM

Thanks guys!

I've started the figure. Never modified figures before (and I've painted only a few) so this will be interesting. But I figure (haha figure!) the TC won't be seen as much so it'll be a good learning experience. Ordered a Japanese figure too. Resin...another first.

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

-Josiah

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Sunday, April 08, 2018 4:02 PM

Got started on the wheels/tracks today. All wheels are done, port side tracks done...not easy, but easier than I thought it'd be. I've never done any other than vinyl/rubber band tracks. 

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

-Josiah

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, April 08, 2018 8:44 PM

Radical surgery on the figure, Josiah!  I'm sure he'll recover, and I admire your courage!

Looks good.  I like the way you've stuffed in the tissue to make the tracks sag.  That's a novel technique I don't think I've seen before.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Sunday, April 08, 2018 8:55 PM
Thanks! I ended up having to make one more cut, I’ll be getting more of my modeling supplies this weekend so I’ll be sure to get the milliput. As far as the tissue goes...the liquid cement is on the inside so it SHOULDNT stick to the tracks...we’ll see how it goes.

-Josiah

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, April 08, 2018 9:32 PM

Sure hope it works!  You are braver than I am!  Surprise  

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 9:45 PM
So good news the tissue didn’t stick to the track...bad news is the track stick to to idler and other end wheel (forgot the name). That’s fine...those are the only road wheels that do t have rubber so I can paint them the base color with a brush. The sag is alright. Track is loose on the bottom but when the model is sitting on ground it doesn’t show. I may have to do like vinyl tracks and superglue to the road wheels regardless of the negativity/critiques I’m rather happy with how they turned out. I think I’d rather go with Indy tracks than link and length next time though, as time consuming as it may be.

-Josiah

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:04 PM

"We learn by doing," said Admiral Kirk.  Glad you had the fortitude to try this!  Good for you!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:53 PM

Nice job on the Ju 52 and Me 109e gents, both very nicely finished.

Good and rapid progress Josiah.

 

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, April 13, 2018 2:12 PM

I see that the latest issue with postimage.org has wiped out the GB badge and finish-photos again, so I'll get right on replacing them.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Sunday, April 15, 2018 5:06 PM

Update on the figure:

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr  Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr 

And here he is posed in the turret:

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr  Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

-Josiah

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, April 16, 2018 9:52 AM

Nice work, Josiah!  Looks like everything spliced together very well.  

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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