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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, January 30, 2020 3:26 PM

Very nice, Ed!  I've liked the 1939-era camouflage on Me-109's.  I'd have to check the front page to be sure, but I think I built one in 1/72 for this GB back when it started.  Good alternative to the mottle finish.

Yikes, Tony!  Individual tracks.  I haven't built any armor since the day when they were one piece rubbery stuff.  Hope it goes well.

  

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:12 AM
You can never have enough 109s Ed, that should be a nice build. I'm happy to report progress on my Panzer II. I now have a little snap loc bag of individual track links, all ready to use.That's the worst part done, Cheers Tony

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6:47 PM

And for some reason I started another kit.  It's the old 1/48 Monogram Me 109E so it works with the decals I have for Poland.  I will be building the 109E as Red 14 to go along with White 3.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:42 PM

Good enough, Tony.  I've updated the front page.  It's a nice choice.  Looking forward to seeing it go together.

  

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, January 19, 2020 5:46 PM

That looks like a difficult build Ed, but it will be well worth it.

CMK, I thought I should get back to this GB. At the ripe old age of 52 I seem to have developed a Panzer II habit. I'd like to change my build from the Airfix Spitfire to this please. 

I've just made a start :)

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, January 19, 2020 11:29 AM

Lots of clips at work, Ed; looking good, though!

  

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:47 AM

Chugging along on the Ventura Me 109.  The fit isnt all that great so this is going to take a while.  Not sure if they are still aroung but Ventura was out of New Zealand.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, January 4, 2020 6:09 PM

I've not heard of Ventura before.  Hope the construction goes well for you.

  

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Posted by 68GT on Saturday, January 4, 2020 2:36 PM

Glad I didnt pay big money on the batch of Ventura kits I picked up.  They do have recessed lines but the sprues are very crude lacking other detail.  There are no shelves, pins or slots to help guide you in essembly and there are items you have to scratch build.

Going with white 10 which is actually a 109D but from what I can tell the only differance from a C is a more powerfull version of the Jumo 210 engine.  Seems like the 109Cs were relegated to training squadrons and the 109Ds were quickly swaped out for 109Es.  The Ds went to night and training squadrons relativly quickly.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 9:32 AM

Good selection, GT.  109B/C's don't get as much attention as some of the others.  

Thanks for your participation in the GB.  I'm looking forward to see your work!

  

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:23 PM

Have a Ventura Bf109 B/C to build.

I have lots of decals so I'm not sure which one will be 1st.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:16 PM

I added you to the build roster, AA.  Glad to have you join in the GB.  Nice choice of kit.

  

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:35 AM
Hey checkmate, I'd like to go ahead and enter this GB with a kit I am also doing for another GB elsewhere on a Facebook modelling group. The theme is the 1939 invasion of Poland, so it fits this timeframe. It's a Revell kit, 1/35 scale Pzkpfw. 35(t).

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, September 12, 2019 4:29 PM

Tomcat

No, I don't have a preference but I think the second picture or the last one might be best. I leave it to you expert discretion.

 
Thanks for noticing!!!  Big Smile
 
"Expert discretion" leads me to agree about the second photo.  It shows a little more of the overall plane, including the rear fuselage than the last one.  Both are nice, but. . .!
 
Yes
 

  

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Posted by Tomcat on Thursday, September 12, 2019 4:21 PM

No, I don't have a preference but I think the second picture or the last one might be best. I leave it to you expert discretion.

Mark aka Tomcat

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, September 12, 2019 4:09 PM

Very nice, Mark.  You did a great job finishing off this vintage kit.  Extremely nice finish!

Do you have a preference for the finish-build photo?

Thanks for taking part in the GB.  I look forward to seeing the other entries you're working on.

  

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Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:01 PM

1939-40 Europe. What stands out in my mind is Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain. Leading the fight for the Germans is the infamous He-111.

Here is my classic Linberg model ready for battle...

And now onto the 1941 and 1942 World at war builds. I'll post my entries on those respective threads.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 26, 2019 10:55 PM

Nice work, Mark!  Great smooth finish.  Should take decals pretty well when you find the right ones.

  

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Posted by Tomcat on Sunday, August 25, 2019 3:24 PM

I have the 111 painted and glossed, ready for decals. The kit didn't come with the tail swastikas and this being a 1/64 scale kit, aftermarket decals are virtually impossible to find. So I'll have to improvise here...

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:58 PM

Looks very good, Mark.  Funny how they chose more detail in the engines than in the cockpit.  Nice work with the landing gear.  

  

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Posted by Tomcat on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:22 PM

July 30 update on the 111...

Being an early Lindberg model, the details are pretty sparse. Not much in the cockpit...

I decided to model the Heinkel with the engine cowlings glued in place, so no need to paint the engines. HereI just painted the exhaust...

  

I then proceeded to the landing gear. I first paint the interior of the wheel wells...

With the wheels and gear complete, the wing halves can now be glued together...

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 On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Agressor; Revell 1/72 B-24D liberator; AMT 1/48 HS 129B; AMT Romulan Warbird

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:59 PM

Tomcat:  I've added your Heinkel to the build roster on the front page.  It's a appealing choice, since it's probably pretty rare.  I used to build Lindberg kits way back when, but I haven't seen any in a while, and wasn't aware their kits were still being produced.  The 1/64 scale makes it out of the ordinary, too.

Thanks for signing up.  I appreciate your participation in the GB.

  

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Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:20 AM

Ok, throwing my hat into the ring. Starting with this thread and progressing thru each subsequent year thru 1945.

My subject for this build is this classic:

An oldy but a goody (I hope) Big Smile

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Posted by EBergerud on Friday, February 22, 2019 6:54 PM
Right you are. Just saw Group Build. Didn't notice this was an older one. Put the msg in the right place. Eric

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, February 22, 2019 10:19 AM

Looks good, Josiah.  You've done very well with the shading and all.

Eric:  I think you meant to post the Panther in the 1944 GB; '39-/40 is a little early for this behemoth!  Still, it's coming along nicely, and looks quite formidable.

 

  

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Posted by EBergerud on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:54 PM

Good looking GB. Great to see the finished Revell Ju-52 - I made one and it was a very neat kit.

Didn't bother to submit any photos of the Tamiya Panther build, but it's basically done. (Beautiful kit as expected.) Tools etc missing and much unglued - got to paint in sections.

 build2 by Eric Bergerud, on Flickr

Now we start the hard stuff. I've been looking into festivites along the Dnieper in late 43-early 44 leading up to the Korsun slugfest, and there was a lot of armor. By this time most of the Panther Ds were dead - but not all. So we'll get a winter build going - make a vignette. Something desolate and ugly: nothing finer than the Eastern Front in January.

Eric

 

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:25 PM

-Josiah

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:24 PM
If I can do it...you can do it, that's for sure. I like that it's only like 69 cents or some such for a bottle too so if it doesn't turn out well...didn't waste a bunch of money. I did pick up some oil paints for the weathering. When I get good enough I may make the switch but for now acrylics are fine!

-Josiah

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, February 15, 2019 5:09 PM

That's remarkable!  You got good results.  I'll have to try that on some pilot figures I have.  

  

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