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World at War 1939-1940 Group Build

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:32 PM

Thanks for that info, psycho.

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Posted by ww2psycho on Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:44 PM

checkmateking02

Work can certainly interfere with modeling.

That's great, having a B-25 in the EAA museum!  Congratulations!  It's been a couple of years since I've been over there, but next time I'll make a point to look for it.

 

If you go and remember,  its in one of the cases under the big map on the wall.  It's Barbie III. 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:19 AM

Work can certainly interfere with modeling.

That's great, having a B-25 in the EAA museum!  Congratulations!  It's been a couple of years since I've been over there, but next time I'll make a point to look for it.

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Posted by ww2psycho on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:31 PM

checkmateking02

Yes, very good to see you back around, ww2psycho.  It's been too long! 

How's the job going?  I hope it gives you some time to build things.

 

My last job went to 12 hour rotating shifts so I had no motivation to build. Last year I got a new job and its all 8 hours unless covering for vacation. Since being there in September I've finished a Hasegawa Kate, Tamiya P-47, and I did a Monogram B-25H that's now in the EAA Museum in Oshkosh, WI. All are 1/48. 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:30 PM

Yes, very good to see you back around, ww2psycho.  It's been too long! 

How's the job going?  I hope it gives you some time to build things.

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:32 PM

ww2psycho
I haven't been on finescale in a few years due to work. I got a new job and completely forgot about this group build and I'm going to start back on my build.
 

Welcome back, it's good to see you on here again !

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by ww2psycho on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:42 PM
I haven't been on finescale in a few years due to work. I got a new job and completely forgot about this group build and I'm going to start back on my build.
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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, April 22, 2018 1:14 PM

I really like the action poses you're building into the figures.  Very appealing!

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:06 PM

Started the Japanese Officer today. Here it is from the box And what it'd look like as is.

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

So I modified it:

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

 

-Josiah

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Friday, April 20, 2018 5:05 PM

Here he is...used craft acrylics. Vallejo (with some white red and black mixed in) for the face.

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

And tentative positioning in the turret.

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

-Josiah

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Friday, April 20, 2018 5:02 PM
Thanks! I got the Japanese officer in the mail yesterday finally so that got me to the bench after work today and I tackled the tank commander. I'm waiting for the pics to upload then I'll post them.

-Josiah

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, April 19, 2018 6:54 AM

That came out very well, Josiah.  Nice, smooth paintwork!

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 5:54 PM

Got the paint on. It was done in three layers. An almost black green, the base color, and a few (maybe a little too many) drops of white added to replicate the fading. Painted it by mixing craft acrylics that I bought this weekend. Trying to practice mixing colors for the figures when I graduate to oils. Green isn't quite the hue/tone I wanted it to be but for first time mixing my own colors I'm happy with it. The fading is a little too light, almost looks like a winter vehicle, BUT I'm sure when I weather with the dot filters it'll darken it down. Outside and indoors.

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

 Untitled by Josiah McDonald, on Flickr

-Josiah

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 4:23 PM

Steps in the right direction!

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:23 PM
And in other news...the seller on amazon that I bought the Japanese officer figure from sent the wrong figure so I’m having to deal with that. Going to send back the set I got but thankfully the original figure I ordered was sent today. Hopefully soon I can see what I’m working with. Weather hasn’t cooperate with being able to airbrush the tank though I did bring the compressor and airbrush up to the apartment with the wife’a blessing.

-Josiah

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:19 PM
Indeed it did (or so it seams)....ha! Seams/seems!!! I did some scraping w/ the hobby knife to smooth things out. Only a coat of paint will tell. Apparently some sort of blue is the correct color for the uniform.

-Josiah

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, April 16, 2018 9:52 AM

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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, April 08, 2018 9:32 PM

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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