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Fourth Annual Berny Memorial Group Build

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Posted by jimbot58 on Monday, June 8, 2015 1:13 PM
Gamera

Thanks Ken, actually the part didn't fall off, I never cemented it in. I found it sitting there all cleaned up and ready to go lying in the corner of the kit box. Oh well, as you said, I doubt anyone but a true Wildcat fanatic would notice.

I said I wouldn't start on anything new but like Jim I'm getting tempted. I pulled out a Monogram/Accurate Miniatures Helldiver and started some work on it. No GB for this one since it's a bit of a mess of a kit and I'm not sure how far I'll get or if it ends up shoved back in the box and put away.

Jim: Too bad we don't have our psychotic Jack Russell, he used to eat yellow jackets and wasps. I'd think they'd sting the tender insides of his mouth but he's grab them out of the air and chomp them down. I think all Jack Russells are insane but he was just plain nuts.  

I have a friend with a Blue Heeler that does the same. I think that dog is just wack anyway. It also attacks the television every time there is an animal on. Doesn't matter if it's a mouse or a African elephant. The friend had to move the TV up high.

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Academy 1/72 SR-71 and Monogram B-52 "Big, Bad, and Beautiful"


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Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 8, 2015 7:08 AM

Thanks Ken, actually the part didn't fall off, I never cemented it in. I found it sitting there all cleaned up and ready to go lying in the corner of the kit box. Oh well, as you said, I doubt anyone but a true Wildcat fanatic would notice.

I said I wouldn't start on anything new but like Jim I'm getting tempted. I pulled out a Monogram/Accurate Miniatures Helldiver and started some work on it. No GB for this one since it's a bit of a mess of a kit and I'm not sure how far I'll get or if it ends up shoved back in the box and put away.

Jim: Too bad we don't have our psychotic Jack Russell, he used to eat yellow jackets and wasps. I'd think they'd sting the tender insides of his mouth but he's grab them out of the air and chomp them down. I think all Jack Russells are insane but he was just plain nuts.  

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Monday, June 8, 2015 6:01 AM

jimbot58

I also forgot to mention the other fun I had with the cooler!

I removed the covers to it Tuesday evening, both inside and out, and when I got up Wed morning, I was greeted by yellow jackets flying all over the house! Seems they had gotten into a small opening in the bottom and built a nest! I was late to work as I waged a war on them and then managed to spray their nest with some killer! I still found a few of them when I got home from work!

Now I don't have the allergic reaction that Ken has to them, none the less, the last time I tangled with them, I received 3 very painful stings and afterwards experienced flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, nausea, etc. The sting on my leg developed into a sore that took months to heal, and I still have a scar!!  Needless to say, I have a little bit of fear of those little b*stards! Hate them!

Jim

Hi Jim,

I know exactly what you mean by not having enough time for the bench.  I still don't have my garden done.  Spring is almost over!

Please don't get stung by one of those little monsters!

Ken

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Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Monday, June 8, 2015 5:59 AM

Gamera

I've actually began to make some real progress here, they're getting close to done...

I found this part somehow I left off the Wildcat's landing gear- well it's a tool box part now. There's no way I'm ripping all that off to fit the part back up in there...

Now I'm looking at the Trumpy kit of the F8F Bearcat to complete the WW2 'Cat' family! (Already have an AMT Tigercat around somewhere).

Hi Cliff,

Your "Cats" are looking great!  Nice work!  Yes  Yes  Bummer about that part coming off.  But unless someone is actually an expert it will probably never be noticed.

We look forward to seeing the other members of the "Cat" family!  They sound like a fun build!

Ken

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Posted by mikeymize on Sunday, June 7, 2015 11:25 PM

Good progress on the chopper Jim. I did a Huey a while back and painted the rear interior a grey and red. That's what the directions called for though they may not have been accurate they looked cool that way so I left them as is. Your's looks quite realistic and as Ken and others mentioned the detail is great!

My weekend was a wash as far as getting anything done on the 109 as I had to work on Sat. and Sun. was yard work. By the time I finished with the outdoor stuff I was too tired and sweaty to do anything more than shower and drink a couple beers. Made myself some tacos for dinner and took the dog for a walk. Now it's bedtime so hopefully this week I can get back to my airplane!

"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time".


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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, June 7, 2015 6:03 PM

Jim: Thanks, feels good to get something near to being off the bench.

Hope things work out with the condenser, sounds like enough work and expense without the yellow jackets- never had that kind of health issues from being stung but still I hate the friggin' things.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by jimbot58 on Sunday, June 7, 2015 11:42 AM

I also forgot to mention the other fun I had with the cooler!

I removed the covers to it Tuesday evening, both inside and out, and when I got up Wed morning, I was greeted by yellow jackets flying all over the house! Seems they had gotten into a small opening in the bottom and built a nest! I was late to work as I waged a war on them and then managed to spray their nest with some killer! I still found a few of them when I got home from work!

Now I don't have the allergic reaction that Ken has to them, none the less, the last time I tangled with them, I received 3 very painful stings and afterwards experienced flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, nausea, etc. The sting on my leg developed into a sore that took months to heal, and I still have a scar!!  Needless to say, I have a little bit of fear of those little b*stards! Hate them!

Jim

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Academy 1/72 SR-71 and Monogram B-52 "Big, Bad, and Beautiful"


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Posted by jimbot58 on Sunday, June 7, 2015 10:43 AM

Gamera

I've actually began to make some real progress here, they're getting close to done...

I found this part somehow I left off the Wildcat's landing gear- well it's a tool box part now. There's no way I'm ripping all that off to fit the part back up in there...

Now I'm looking at the Trumpy kit of the F8F Bearcat to complete the WW2 'Cat' family! (Already have an AMT Tigercat around somewhere).

Nice job on the cats!

I know what you mean as far as the forgotten part! I have been there! I had to reason with myself and say, "well nobody will ever know except for me!" But still I know!

Good you could find the time, but as for myself, I cant seem to catch a break here! I have been messing with the evaporative cooler for now going on a week! Replacing parts, pads, repairing a number of leaks, etc.! The thing is very old and should by all rights be replaced! However, it would cost nearly a grand for me to do it myself, plus the time and labor to do it, hauling the old one off and not to mention getting the new unit up there!

Plus there are all the mundane chores: the yard, the laundry, etc.!

I hope I can set aside some time this evening to work on the 'Huey'!

Jim

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Academy 1/72 SR-71 and Monogram B-52 "Big, Bad, and Beautiful"


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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, June 6, 2015 5:44 PM

I've actually began to make some real progress here, they're getting close to done...

I found this part somehow I left off the Wildcat's landing gear- well it's a tool box part now. There's no way I'm ripping all that off to fit the part back up in there...

Now I'm looking at the Trumpy kit of the F8F Bearcat to complete the WW2 'Cat' family! (Already have an AMT Tigercat around somewhere).

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Friday, June 5, 2015 5:55 AM

jimbot58

Son Of Medicine Man

jimbot58

Well, I got side-tracked again!

I finally got time to sit down and work on the Cobra, but then I got a bit curious about a Italeri Huey kit I've had on the shelf forever. Test fitting a few parts so I could size it up to the Cobra, and before I knew it....

The big problem though, is that I followed the kit instructions before checking actual references. That "Pale Green" is wrong - the back wall should be grey, and those pilot seats would be closer to medium green.

Further research has this Italeri as the exact same kit as Tamiya, comparing the two on Hobby Search Japan. Their version calls for their XF-5 flat green.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10001548z/70/1

How did test fitting a few parts get so complicated?

Jim

Hi Jim,

The colors look close enough to me.  And you did a fantastic job of painting them!  Yes  Yes  Very clean.

Ken

I did decide to change it up to Testors medium field green:

The seat belts I went for Green Drab.

Cockpit:

The console was painted semi-flat black, then dry brushed with silver. I hit a couple of knobs with red paint drops. You can't see due to the shadow, but the instrument panel is just gray with drops of gloss black paint on the dials. Hard to do much detailing at this scale without making a mess.... even if I could see it!

Future tinted dip with green food coloring to color the windows above the pilots.

Probably no work tonight on the hobby as I just came down off the roof! Temps today were nearly 90 degrees and it was unbearable in the house! Time to work on the swamp cooler! 2 trips to the hardware store and it's still not done! But at least I got some air going through the house and I might just be able to sleep tonight!

I also now find that the screen in my bedroom needs to be repaired and of course another trip to the hardware store! I'm taping it closed for tonight as there are already plenty of skeeters out and I don't want visitors tonight!

Jim

Wow Jim!  I still can't get over how you can do such great detail work at your scale!  The interior looks awesome.  And great job tinting the roof glass!  It turned out great!  Yes  Yes

Ken

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 7:49 AM

Jim: Nice work on the interior there. And food colouring? I've sprayed stuff like that with Tamiya clear paint but like what you've got there better.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by jimbot58 on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:10 AM

Try and add my cockpit again:

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On my workbench now:

 

Academy 1/72 SR-71 and Monogram B-52 "Big, Bad, and Beautiful"


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Posted by jimbot58 on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 11:32 PM

Son Of Medicine Man

jimbot58

Well, I got side-tracked again!

I finally got time to sit down and work on the Cobra, but then I got a bit curious about a Italeri Huey kit I've had on the shelf forever. Test fitting a few parts so I could size it up to the Cobra, and before I knew it....

The big problem though, is that I followed the kit instructions before checking actual references. That "Pale Green" is wrong - the back wall should be grey, and those pilot seats would be closer to medium green.

Further research has this Italeri as the exact same kit as Tamiya, comparing the two on Hobby Search Japan. Their version calls for their XF-5 flat green.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10001548z/70/1

How did test fitting a few parts get so complicated?

Jim

Hi Jim,

The colors look close enough to me.  And you did a fantastic job of painting them!  Yes  Yes  Very clean.

Ken

I did decide to change it up to Testors medium field green:

The seat belts I went for Green Drab.

Cockpit:

The console was painted semi-flat black, then dry brushed with silver. I hit a couple of knobs with red paint drops. You can't see due to the shadow, but the instrument panel is just gray with drops of gloss black paint on the dials. Hard to do much detailing at this scale without making a mess.... even if I could see it!

Future tinted dip with green food coloring to color the windows above the pilots.

Probably no work tonight on the hobby as I just came down off the roof! Temps today were nearly 90 degrees and it was unbearable in the house! Time to work on the swamp cooler! 2 trips to the hardware store and it's still not done! But at least I got some air going through the house and I might just be able to sleep tonight!

I also now find that the screen in my bedroom needs to be repaired and of course another trip to the hardware store! I'm taping it closed for tonight as there are already plenty of skeeters out and I don't want visitors tonight!

Jim

*******

On my workbench now:

 

Academy 1/72 SR-71 and Monogram B-52 "Big, Bad, and Beautiful"


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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 7:56 AM

Mike: Super work on the cockpit there- I love the seatbelts!

Jim: Looks good too, I know what you mean- I've had to put my foot down on starting anything new until I finish something.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Lafayette, Indiana
Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:52 AM

jimbot58

Well, I got side-tracked again!

I finally got time to sit down and work on the Cobra, but then I got a bit curious about a Italeri Huey kit I've had on the shelf forever. Test fitting a few parts so I could size it up to the Cobra, and before I knew it....

The big problem though, is that I followed the kit instructions before checking actual references. That "Pale Green" is wrong - the back wall should be grey, and those pilot seats would be closer to medium green.

Further research has this Italeri as the exact same kit as Tamiya, comparing the two on Hobby Search Japan. Their version calls for their XF-5 flat green.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10001548z/70/1

How did test fitting a few parts get so complicated?

Jim

Hi Jim,

The colors look close enough to me.  And you did a fantastic job of painting them!  Yes  Yes  Very clean.

Ken

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  • From: Lafayette, Indiana
Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:50 AM

mikeymize

Apparently photo bucket doesn't like my pics as it didn't post them so here goes again.....

Wow Mike, that looks great!  Well done sir!  Yes  Yes 

Ken

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Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:48 AM

jimbot58

mikeymize

First off, Jim I'm very envious; that helicopter ride looked awesome! I've flown in a lot of different fixed wing aircraft in my time but always have wanted to do what you did. Thanks so much for posting the views!

Steve, that diorama is outstanding especially when I think of how quickly it was done. Quite an accomplishment and a great addition to this GB. Thanks!

I'm trying something new: I am trying to upload a short video I made during all this to Youtube that I made on my little Nikon. It's only 26 seconds, and if I had known this was going to happen, I could have packed my tripod, an empty memory stick, and filmed the whole landing sequence. It's shaky, what can you expect from a hand-held point-and-shoot compact camera? Still, for $150, this little camera works pretty well.

Here is the link. I still can never get Youtube stuff to embed on this site.

Blackhawk!

Jim

Nice video Jim!  Thank you for sharing!

Ken

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Posted by jimbot58 on Monday, June 1, 2015 3:07 AM

Well, I got side-tracked again!

I finally got time to sit down and work on the Cobra, but then I got a bit curious about a Italeri Huey kit I've had on the shelf forever. Test fitting a few parts so I could size it up to the Cobra, and before I knew it....

The big problem though, is that I followed the kit instructions before checking actual references. That "Pale Green" is wrong - the back wall should be grey, and those pilot seats would be closer to medium green.

Further research has this Italeri as the exact same kit as Tamiya, comparing the two on Hobby Search Japan. Their version calls for their XF-5 flat green.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10001548z/70/1

How did test fitting a few parts get so complicated?

Jim

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On my workbench now:

 

Academy 1/72 SR-71 and Monogram B-52 "Big, Bad, and Beautiful"


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Posted by mikeymize on Sunday, May 31, 2015 10:21 PM

Apparently photo bucket doesn't like my pics as it didn't post them so here goes again.....

"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time".


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  • From: California
Posted by mikeymize on Sunday, May 31, 2015 10:17 PM

Here's a couple pics of the cockpit. Quite a bit of detail in there as well as on the sidewalls with an equal amount of P.E. as well as molded-in stuff. I will do some light weathering, (dirt, scuffing) and so forth before installing into the fuselage. I'm hoping to have the majority of that done during this week so I can get the wings and flight controls primed on my weekend.

"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time".


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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, May 31, 2015 6:47 PM

Pretty cool Jim, for being what it is the video quality looks fine to me.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by mikeymize on Sunday, May 31, 2015 2:57 PM

jimbot58

mikeymize

First off, Jim I'm very envious; that helicopter ride looked awesome! I've flown in a lot of different fixed wing aircraft in my time but always have wanted to do what you did. Thanks so much for posting the views!

Steve, that diorama is outstanding especially when I think of how quickly it was done. Quite an accomplishment and a great addition to this GB. Thanks!

I'm trying something new: I am trying to upload a short video I made during all this to Youtube that I made on my little Nikon. It's only 26 seconds, and if I had known this was going to happen, I could have packed my tripod, an empty memory stick, and filmed the whole landing sequence. It's shaky, what can you expect from a hand-held point-and-shoot compact camera? Still, for $150, this little camera works pretty well.

Here is the link. I still can never get Youtube stuff to embed on this site.

Blackhawk!

Jim

Well at least you got something on film regardless of the quality. Heck, even the cheaper cameras are  pretty good nowadays and I would rather spend my money on modeling stuff as opposed to high-end video things.

I'm working on my cockpit for the 109 right now (photo etch) and will post my first pics this evening. It's still hard to find time to model with all the mundane housework I must do. Also, the weather here has been gorgeous and I feel somewhat guilty being inside! Oh well, I must prioritize.Sad

"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time".


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Posted by jimbot58 on Sunday, May 31, 2015 10:30 AM

mikeymize

First off, Jim I'm very envious; that helicopter ride looked awesome! I've flown in a lot of different fixed wing aircraft in my time but always have wanted to do what you did. Thanks so much for posting the views!

Steve, that diorama is outstanding especially when I think of how quickly it was done. Quite an accomplishment and a great addition to this GB. Thanks!

I'm trying something new: I am trying to upload a short video I made during all this to Youtube that I made on my little Nikon. It's only 26 seconds, and if I had known this was going to happen, I could have packed my tripod, an empty memory stick, and filmed the whole landing sequence. It's shaky, what can you expect from a hand-held point-and-shoot compact camera? Still, for $150, this little camera works pretty well.

Here is the link. I still can never get Youtube stuff to embed on this site.

Blackhawk!

Jim

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Academy 1/72 SR-71 and Monogram B-52 "Big, Bad, and Beautiful"


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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, May 30, 2015 2:09 PM

Thank you Mike.

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Posted by mikeymize on Saturday, May 30, 2015 12:21 AM

First off, Jim I'm very envious; that helicopter ride looked awesome! I've flown in a lot of different fixed wing aircraft in my time but always have wanted to do what you did. Thanks so much for posting the views!

Steve, that diorama is outstanding especially when I think of how quickly it was done. Quite an accomplishment and a great addition to this GB. Thanks!

"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time".


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Posted by jimbot58 on Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:41 PM
modelcrazy

Rob S.
nice effect! Thanks for that!

You got it my friend. Thank you for suggesting it. It does look better.

Steve

The black and white certainly gives it a "period" look! I have a few WWII subjects, I might have to try and photograph them in B&W Jim

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Academy 1/72 SR-71 and Monogram B-52 "Big, Bad, and Beautiful"


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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:21 AM

Rob S.
nice effect! Thanks for that!

You got it my friend. Thank you for suggesting it. It does look better.

Steve

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  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:27 AM

Nice Steve!! That's exactly what I thought it would look like in BW...nice effect! Thanks for that!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:33 PM

Thanks again guys,

Rob,

I did what you suggested and took some B&W pics.

Steve

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Posted by jimbot58 on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 6:32 PM

modelcrazy

Don't mean to step on you post Jim,

Gentlemen (and ladies),

Here it is, this was my first attempt at doing water for a ship. So without further adieu, my 1/350 scale Indianapolis. Please excuse the tape in the middle of the backdrop. I need to come up with a better method for a background.

As always comments and critiques welcome.

I'll take my badge now, if it's ok.

Steve

Fantastic!

Those are some rough seas! I would hate to be on the deck of that ship!

Jim

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On my workbench now:

 

Academy 1/72 SR-71 and Monogram B-52 "Big, Bad, and Beautiful"


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