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"Yellow wings" GB Closed

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"Yellow wings" GB Closed
Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 9:36 AM

Guys, I want to sugest this GB for all aircraft that featured the "Yellow wings" paint scheeme of the US Armed services just prior and at the early stages of WW2.

There are even some "centeniry Jets" that may qualify for this GB like the F-16 painted in the scheeme, if there are any more please let me know.

Guidelines

1. Any scale allowed.

2. Crossovers allowed.

3. Please no more than 30% completed models allowed.

4. Out the box or full AM "bling" wellcome

5.Time peirod 15/11/2014 to 15/05/15 (6 months, but if need be we can extend)

6.WIP pix please

Any one have an idea for a GB badge please post and we can vote on it.

most important rule - MUST HAVE FUN!! :-)

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 9:40 AM

Badge, when completed a model please collect one

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Roster

Theuns    1/48 Acurate Miniatures Dauntless

Modelcrazy   1/72 Revell P-26A  completed first (page 4)

Lewbud    Monogram 1/72 P-6 Hawk

ajd3530  (TBA)

Theuns

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 2:13 PM

I will do the Revell 1/72 P-26A Peashooter. Probably start in a couple of months though.

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:44 PM

I'm in.  1/72 Monogram P-6 Hawk with all the Lost Starfighter goodies.

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

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:38 AM

This will be my entry, I have been saving this kit for a few years now and have decided to bite the bullet and just go for it.

Theuns

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 30, 2014 11:04 PM

Actually I bought the Academy 1/48 Peashooter and start on it tomorrow.

Do you have a badge for the GB yet, or did I just miss it?

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Posted by ajd3530 on Sunday, November 30, 2014 11:30 PM

I'l do either one of my Hobbycraft P-26's or one of my Monograms TBD's.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 1, 2014 12:13 AM

What do you think of these. Just a quick work up. No problem if you don't like them.


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Posted by Theuns on Monday, December 1, 2014 11:18 AM

I personally like the one with the planes :-)

Theuns

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 1, 2014 10:04 PM

Ok here I go. The kit I bought came with PE, which I very rarely have. I will enjoy this build.

My building companion. Stays next to me and follows me wherever I go.

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Posted by ajd3530 on Monday, December 1, 2014 10:13 PM
Crazy, does that come standard with the Academy boxing? Or was the PE just and extra goodie someone through in there?
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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 1, 2014 10:16 PM

Extra goodie Stick out tongue although the kit is pretty nicely detailed already.

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, December 1, 2014 10:59 PM

Now that is a carpet "monster".....sorry couldn't resist :-)

I am interested to see how that little academy kit builds up.

Theuns

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 1, 2014 11:16 PM

Yeah, he's my buddy.

The kit looks like alot of fun. I'm really going to try to do a stellar job on it. Should take me all month (thats long for me).

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 3:37 PM
I didn't realize this had already started. For some reason, I thought it didn't begin until after the first of the year.

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 3:46 PM

Yeah, the way the rest of the world writes the date throws me off as well. I had to look at it twice to see that the GB started the15th.

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Posted by ajd3530 on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 5:39 PM
Rule 5 has it starting November 15th, running 6 months till May 15th 2015.
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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 9:44 AM

Yea, that's how we roll here on the southern tip of Africa, we write the dates like the Brits day/month/year  LOL.

Theuns

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 8:36 PM

well this will slow me down a bit. I had part of my thumbnail removed because It grew back wrong after an RC airplane "incident" last December. 

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, December 4, 2014 10:13 AM

Maybe it grew the wrong way cause you got "servo revercing" on that thumb ;-)

T

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 4, 2014 1:25 PM

Servo reversing is what caused my Dynam Peaks with a 13" prop to take off after me, when I shut off the transmitter BEFORE I unplugged the battery. Imagine my surprise Surprise. I just started in the electric motor arena, and as you know, with a glow engine, you just shut it down, then turn off the transmitter to save the battery. Well, don't do that with an electric.

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, December 5, 2014 8:17 AM

An electric also doesn't stop cutting like nitro, it just keeps on going!

Theuns

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 5, 2014 10:04 AM

This one decided to try 3 times to cut my thumb off (almost succeeded) before it stooped against my pant leg. It.s tough to shut down everything with your thumb laid open with 3 massive cuts, 1 through the bone.

Anyway, I'm down to a band-aid again, so I can hold the tweezers.

Back to work.

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, December 5, 2014 11:05 PM

Glad to hear it is healing up well . I will be "slowing down" at work a little (if one can call it that since I work for myself) around the end of the month for a week or so and will hopefully get some model time.

When one works on full size planes 10 hours a day and still have a long commute to get home the last thing I want to do is build models LOL

Theuns

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 5, 2014 11:29 PM

Here's an update to the P-26. I finished the Pit and added the backrest I had removed for the PE set. I used tissue paper for it and a pad for the seat as well. I don't know if they had a seat pad as the only picture I can find of a P-26 interior is the one in the Smithsonian, which seems to be lacking one. Oh well, my plane has a seat pad.
The interior was painted aluminum as this was the proper color, although the kit calls for interior green.



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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 7, 2014 10:13 PM

Here's an update,

I completed the engine, next will be it's painting and detailing. All the exhaust pipes were somewhat involved. I also glued the fuse halves and wings together. I'll work on the seams first prior to attaching the wings and stabilizers.

It should be a pretty quick build from here.

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, December 7, 2014 10:20 PM

Man you are moving with this!

Theuns

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 7, 2014 10:38 PM

Theuns
Man you are moving with this!

Thanks buddy,
I was just thinking of all the GB's I've gotten myself into, around 8 of them. Sheesh, I'm going to work myself to death, and I plan on doing a 1/350 Indianapolis for the 1945 GB. Stick out tongue

Oh well, I'll go happy, then I've instructed my wife to disseminate my stash the the forum members, just incase. Whistling

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 8:27 PM

Here's my update,

Got the primer on. Next is the yellow wings and olive drab fuselage.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 11, 2014 7:00 PM

I sprayed the yellow tonight, and will wet sand tomorrow night, then give it one more coat. I swear, gloss yellow has to be harder than gloss white to get on and right.

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